Programme​

Conference Day 1

The DNA of High Impact Procurement

08h50

OPENING REMARKS FROM YOUR MC

09h00

WELCOME

09h10

OPENING

09h20

OPENING KEYNOTE | De-Globalisation – Hurting the World’s Emerging Economies and its impact on Procurement and Supply Chains 

What is the impact of de-globalization on Southern Africa’s emerging economies and how do shifts in global trade dynamics affect regional supply chains? Discover strategies to adapt procurement practices amidst changing trade patterns, ensuring resilience and sustainability in Southern Africa’s supply chain landscape.

10h00

KEYNOTE | Navigating Procurement’s Genetic Blueprint: Unravelling the Traits of a Leader

Decode leadership success in procurement!

Join us in ‘Navigating Procurement’s Genetic Blueprint’ as we unravel the essential traits that define a true leader, and how to chart a course for excellence in the dynamic procurement.

10h30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Expanding the Gene Pool: People are Not Your Greatest Asset! …The RIGHT people are your greatest asset. Find out how to create the perfect team as a key to ensuring unmatched success.

11h20

MID-MORNING BREAK

12h00

PRESENTATION | The Procurement Bill

Legislation affecting procurement in SA – The Lowdown
A great step forward or inviting catastrophe?

12h50

PANEL DISCUSSION | Supply Chain Resilience Genome: ESD as a way to Enhance our Supplier DNA

Take a look at global supply chain challenges, and apply it to South Africa’s unique business scene. No fluff, just practical insights and exciting discussions looking at Enterprise Supplier Development’s impact on the local economy.

13h30

LUNCH BREAK

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

CHAIR: Thato Moloi, Board of Directors, SAPICS, South Africa

14h30

PANEL DISCUSSION | SOE Panel Discussion

Procurement in SOEs and its implication on service delivery in South Africa across energy, water, infrastructure, and agriculture.

15h30

PRESENTATION | Navigating Market Uncertainty: through Joint Sourcing

Discover the strategic advantages of collaborative procurement and its relevance in public sector.

16h00

PRESENTATION | Revolutionising Public Sector Efficiency: The Strategic Procurement Advantage

To what extend will we use Strategic Procurement as an enabler for local economic development, and how does this fit within the legislative landscape?

16h30

PRESENTATION | Fuelling the Future: Energy Procurement in the Spotlight

Dive into our presentation as we spotlight the transformative landscape of energy procurement, ushering in a new era for businesses with innovation and strategic evolution.

CORPORATE SOURCING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

CHAIR: Thato Moloi, Board of Directors, SAPICS, South Africa

14h30

CASE STUDY | Navigating Success: How SAPPI Procurement Unlocked Revenue Streams for Business Triumph

15h30

PANEL DISCUSSION | Cracking the DNA Code of Procurement: Balancing Effort and Value Creation

Unravel Total Procurement – looking at the balancing effort of value creation, innovative strategies and driving a more value-creating procurement team.

16h00

CASE STUDY |TOYOTA: Challenging Procurement Traditions: The Nemawashi Advantage

Discover how Nemawashi, integral to the Toyota Production System, initiates collaborative decision-making, fostering consensus and driving excellence in team efforts for exceptional product outcomes.

16h30

PRESENTATION | Boosting Business: Mastering Key Metrics for Procurement Leaders

Find out what the essential metrics are that really matter for Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) to enhance supply chains, focusing on practical leadership strategies driven by measurable success.

17h00

Cocktail

Conference Day 2

Leaders Forum (Invite Only)

07h00

Welcome

07h05

OPENING | Welcome by Breakfast Sponsor

07h15

LEADERS PANEL | Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Navigating the Interplay of Geography, Power, and Global Supply Chains and the ever-evolving relationship between procurement and the C-Suite.

Join us as we unravel the complexities surrounding the interplay of geography, power dynamics, and global supply chains, providing attendees with practical insights to enhance collaboration and drive success in the ever-evolving world of procurement and supply chain management.

08h15

Closing

08h20

Networking

Conference Day 2

The DNA of High Impact Procurement

08h40

Welcome From MC

08h50

OPENING KEYNOTE | The Procurement of Innovation: Unveiling the DNA of Tomorrow’s Supply Chain Landscape

Dive into the innovation frontier: ‘Procuring Tomorrow’s Uncharted Solutions.’ Explore uncharted waters, where procurement pioneers the acquisition of solutions not yet in the market. Redefine possibilities at the intersection of innovation and procurement, seizing opportunities to disrupt norms.

09h20

KEYNOTE | Circular Economy and Procurement: Pioneering Sustainable Practices in a World of Recycle, Reuse, and Reduce

Embark on a transformative journey unravelling the symbiosis of Circular Economy and Procurement. Explore innovative strategies championing sustainability, catalysing a shift towards a circular, eco-conscious future while driving local economic growth and community empowerment.

09h50

PANEL DISCUSSION | Navigating Ethical Sourcing and Unpacking ESG Impact

Explore the intricate strands of the procurement DNA in our panel discussion, dissecting the profound impact of Ethical Sourcing on environmental, social, and economic landscapes. Unpack the ESG paradigm’s influence on procurement, exploring the ethical imperative of responsible sourcing for a sustainable supply chain future.

10h20

PRESENTATION | From Data to Decisions: Navigating the Future of Procurement through Generative AI

Delve into the transformative potential of Generative AI, unlocking a new era where data seamlessly evolves into strategic decisions, reshaping the landscape of procurement and propelling businesses toward unparalleled success.

11h00

PRESENTATION | Beyond the Numbers: Insights from the 4th Annual Procurement Benchmark Results
Officially unveiling of the results for the 4th Annual Procurement Survey, featuring highly anticipated KPI results across industries.

11h30

MID-MORNING BREAK

PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT

CHAIR: Thato Moloi, Board of Directors, SAPICS, South Africa

12h10

PANEL DISCUSSION | SOE Panel Discussion

Procurement in SOEs and its implication on service delivery in South Africa across energy, water, infrastructure, and agriculture.

CORPORATE SOURCING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

CHAIR: Thato Moloi, Board of Directors, SAPICS, South Africa

12h10

60 min: PANEL | Mastering Tech-Driven Procurement: Unveiling the Key to Process Excellence Process excellence first – the expert panel will spotlight practical examples of how blending technology and smart procurement can achieve efficiency, quality, and overall performance.

30 min: PRESENTATION | Digital Transformation: AI Impact on Procurement Strategies (Reserved)

13h40

LUNCH BREAK

CLOSING PLENARY

14h40

THAT’S A WRAP: Procurement 2023 in a Nutshell

Highlights, lowlights and insights from our procurement leaders.

15h40

END OF CONFERENCE

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