Smart Procurement World is welcoming you ONLINE for the first time. We could never have foreseen just how relevant our Western Cape Conference Theme was going to be. The timing could not be more appropriate to be talking about ‘Maximising Procurement’s Economic Impact’.
Come, join the region’s key procurement, supply chain and supplier development professionals as they embark on the impact procurement can make on economic development even amidst a crisis.
“The city of Cape Town has been a proud sponsor of the Western Cape SmartProcurement initiative since 2014. The integrated business model is strategically aligned with the City’s transformation and economic development plans. The procurement model also promotes access to market and training for SMMEs, while providing them with a platform to showcase their products and services.
The programme promotes growth and stimulates the environment to improve job creating opportunities. As a City, we are focused on creating an enabling environment for supplier development. I am driven by the overarching objective to make my portfolio the ‘Growth Directorate’ of the City. This means that we focus our energy on attracting investment which creates jobs and leads to economic growth” – Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Alderman James Vos.
Smart Procurement belongs to Commerce Edge, which thankfully already runs online training. So moving events online has been a very smooth and streamlined process. We are ready for you! The programme will remain the same in terms of content, but will be restructured to allow for an online environment.