07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking



OPENING REMARKS FROM THE MC: Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive Officer, TK Global Experts, Executive Chairman, Supply Chain Council SA, Board Member, SAPICS

Mayoral Welcome Address: How the eThekwini will "Walk the Talk" in rolling out strategic interventions to address local government's socio-economic challenge

Councillor Thabani Luthuli, Chair: MPAC

09:00 Government Keynote: The roadmap to provincial transformation through governance that transporms
Key practical strategies implemented by government to drive provincial priorities and facilitate economic transformation in an era that has been riddled with corruption. Provincial procurement 2020 vision.

Kirsch Bezuidenhout,
Deputy Director: Contract Management, KZN Provincial Treasury - Provincial Supply Chain Management

Presentation: Achieving Economic Growth through supporting Black Industrialists
How to develop collaboration to achieve economic growth. Public Private Partnerships (PPP) success stories from the dti.

Shareen Osman, Chief Director for Product Development, The dti

10:00 Regional Case Study: Global Trends and Opportunities for Procurement
Key insights from the global economy and how the world sees them affecting Sub-Saharan Africa. What is procurement's role in influencing, rather than being affected by economical predictions?

Dr Thabo Pitse, Global Trend Watcher and Speaker, South Africa
10:30 Panel Discussion: FMCG Procurement and Strategies to Maximise your SCM Life Cycle Timeline.
Six strategies for effective SCM in the current economy and why blockchain needs to be part of your supply chain.

Rukevwe Okpakovwodo, Head: Contract manufacturing procurement, Unilever
Wiso Mdlalo, Group Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Peninsula Beverages
Nkosinathi Nkwanyana, Marketing & Supply Chain: Graduate School of Business & Leadership, University of KwaZulu-Natal
11:00 Mid-morning refreshments
11:30 Presentation: SPOTLIGHT ON ePROCUREMENT: How the digitisation of procurement is impacting organisations' IT strategies
  • The industrial revolution of AI and blockchain technology. What changes are imminent for procurement and supply chain?
  • eProcurement - demystifying the pitfalls, overcoming the hurdles and exploring the benefits
Mluleki Ntlemeza, e-Procurement Specialist, Group Supply Chain Management, PetroSA

Panel Discussion: Building an Expanding Economy

How do we build an expanding economy, thriving communities, small businesses growth and employment through innovative entrepreneurship? How do we make economic transformation a reality for SMMEs?

Moderator: Dionne Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, Siyakha Consulting

  • Sibusiso Nkosi, Manager: Investor Relations, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Desigan Chetty, Head of Operations, Property Point
  • Gregory Mofokeng, Chief Executive Officer, Black Business Council in the Built Environment
  • Vuyo Jayiya, Head: Agribusiness, eThekwini Municipality
  • Unathi Magida-Njokweni, Group Transformation Manager, Engen
  • Jacob Maphutha, Chief Director: The B-BBEE Policy Unit, Department of Trade and Industry
13:00 Spotlight: Procurement in Tourism Understanding the impact of Tourism Sector Codes and their impact on economic development at provincial level

Kgabo Mauleen Makgupya, Directorate:Sector Transformation, National Department of Tourism
13:30 Lunch and networking

Panel Discussion: The Future of Work
How do we recruit and encourage young procurement aspirants? How do we make procurement attractive? What steps do we need to take to professionalise the procurement profession?

Moderator: Prof. Intaher Ambe, Professor in the School of Public and Operations Management, UNISA, Deputy Chairman, SCM Council


  • James Mwaba, Deputy President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Procurement Director, Millennium Challenge Account Zambia
  • Ndabeni Bagosi, Former CPO, Total
  • Shiraz Sarang, Chief Procurement Officer, Nedbank
  • Rukevwe Okpakovwodo,Head: Contract manufacturing procurement, Unilever
  • Sandile Buthelezi, SCM Manager, Customer & Supplier Relations, eThekwini Municipality
15:15 Case Study: Procurement Policy Implementation- Challenges faced and lessons learnt
  • A case study of how to recover from a policy implementation challenges.
Ayanda Mvimbi, Women's Economic Empowerment Programme Specialist, Head of UN Women Flagship Programme on Women's Entrepreneurship in Gender Responsive Procurement, UN Women South Africa Multi Country Office
15:45 Keynote Address: Moving from Conformance to Performance
  • What does good governance look like from a tender perspective?
Larissa Cornelius, Director, Association of Proposal Management Professionals Black Business Council in the Built Environment
16:30 Expo Opening & Networking Cocktail


07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:00 OPENING REMARKS FROM THE MC: Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive Officer, TK Global Experts, Executive Chairman, Supply Chain Council SA, Board Member, SAPICS
08:30 International Keynote Presentation: A Zambian Procurement Success Story
  • What we can learn from a 'tried and tested' best procurement practice journey?
James Mwaba, Deputy President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Procurement Director, Millennium Challenge Account Zambia
09:15 Panel Discussion: Unpacking the Link Between Good Governance, Ethics and Accountability
How active accountability methods will improve performance and meet strategic objectives.

Moderator: Mediacy Mudekwa, Head of Content, Smart Procurement World

  • Ozias Ncube, Area Head: Management Systems, Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership
  • Ronald Mlalazi, Managing Director, Commerce Edge SA
  • Rob Kaletsch, Procurement Specialist, Mondi Group
  • Dr Faith Mashele (MBA, MCIPS), Financial Director: Expenditure, Tshwane University of Technology
  • Aroona Haripesad, Private SCM Consultant
09:45 Case Study: A Winning Formula to Develop Local Suppliers Anheuser-Busch InBev is Brewing up economic growth in Africa through their supply chain.

Bishen Morgan, Sustainability & Supplier Development Director ( Africa ), Anheuser-Busch InBev
10:15 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
10:45 Keynote: Procurement Excellence
What do procurement staff in the world's best organisations actually do? Profiling the 8 roles that define excellence in procurement.

Ndabeni Bagosi, Former CPO, Total
11:15 Presentation: Building inclusive and sustainable growth
Increasing investments and business confidence in South Africa through SCM, governance and ethics

Emmanuel Ngcobo, Chairperson, Center for Municipal Asset Management, South Africa

Panel Discussion: Getting a Grip on Irregular Expenditure
Condonation implications and practices, implementing appropriate disciplinary processes and closing the gap on audit findings.

Moderated: Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive Officer, TK Global Experts, Executive Chairman, Supply Chain Council SA, Board Member, SAPICS

Gadija Brown, HOD, Free State Department of Public Works
Skhumbuzo Mgobhozi, Deputy Manager: Municipal Finance, Department of Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs - KwaZulu Natal
Sandile Gabela, Manager Supply Chain Management, KwaZulu Natal Provincial legislature

12:45 Case Study: Best Practice in Strategic Sourcing
How cross-functional collaboration in the strategic sourcing process can deliver savings beyond expectation, even in a very mature category.

Ernie Claassen, Facilitator, Commerce Edge
13:30 Lunch break
14:30 Presentation: Widening the Competition Commissioner's Regulatory Scope
Competition aspects of public procurement.

Songezo Mabece, LLM, Legal Counsel, The Competition Commission South Africa
15:15 Closing Keynote: How Do High Performance Leadership and Governance Drive Results?
This session is about creating a top down model where the culture in an organisation is to take action. Demonstrating that strong leadership and governance are key factors in winning over public confidence and fulfilling innovation, transformation and economic development goals.

Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commercial Head: Training and Education, Commerce Edge
16:00 Conference Closing and Prize Giving

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