Agenda

08.00 Registration and coffee


08.45 Welcome and chair’s opening remarks

Andre Coetzee, Managing Director- Africa, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


 08.55 CIPS opening address: The Supply Management Century ‘The profession in 2032, CIPS at 100’

David will provide his personal insights into the changes in the business and economic environment, their impact on procurement, and how CIPS can help you.

David Noble, Group Chief Executive Officer, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


09.25 Procurement at the heart of business

Richard Masser, President, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


09.55 Setting the scene- The macroeconomic fundamentals impacting the African growth agenda
What global macro trends are impacting the Sub-Saharan economy?
  • China
  • Commodity prices
  • The Fed and global monetary policy
What is the outlook for SSA growth, inflation and interest rates?
What should the policy response to the current downturn in SSAs business cycle be?
Sizwe Nxedlana, Chief Economist, First National Bank


 10.25 The role of procurement and supply chain professionals in helping transform their organisations from fragile to robust to antifragile

Dr Alan Barnard, CEO, Goldratt Research Labs


10.50 Morning refreshments


11.20 Interactive panel discussion – Facing the competition: international versus local sourcing

  • Overview of the competitive supplier landscape
  • Boosting local sourcing via infrastructure development projects
  • The use of Public Private Partnerships (PPP’s) as large capital project funding model in Africa
Basil Ahiable FCIPSManaging Consultant, Supplychain Consult Ghana Limited
Malcolm Farrell, CEO, Supply Chain Network
Misheck Kaoma, Managing Partner, PLACID Consultancy Ltd and Chairman and Director at MIGE Agencies and Trading Ltd

11.50 Headline keynote address -Supporting entrepreneurship through procurement and corporate supply chain
This talk will look at how procurement professionals can better support entrepreneurship. It will explore a three-way partnership between the entrepreneurs and their businesses, procurement professionals and financial institutions and what is everyone's role in supporting innovation and building sustainable enterprises. 
KeaObaka Mahuma, Head: Enterprise And Supply Chain Development (Africa), ABSA

12.20 Procurement and supply excellence – Africa style

These quick-fire case studies will showcase African best-practices in procurement. Explore the latest innovations and ask all your questions to our speakers in the extended Q&A panel after the presentations.


1. SABMiller's procurement transformation journey

SABMiller has carried out its first procurement transformation journey for the past two years. They have rolled out a standard operating model integrating global, regional & local sourcing with operational/transactional procurement combining complete organisation design, business (P2P) process, centralised spot-buying & data management, systems upgrades, catalogues, policies and user training in South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho, Nigeria, Ghana and Mauritius. Discover what it takes to integrate procurement process, systems, data and how it is already providing many benefits form spend/supplier transparency to contract/catalogue compliance and fraud containment plus >$100M/yr savings.

Matthew FrostRegional Head of Procurement – Africa, SABMiller


2. Innovation in Supply Chains

Basil Ahiable FCIPS, Managing Consultant, Supplychain Consult Ghana Limited


Extended Q&A with our speakers


13.00 Lunch and networking opportunities


14.00 Pick and mix breakout sessions
  • Stream A
Solving inter Africa trading challenges: key to African development
Terry Wickham, Manager: Africa PLC platform, Africa Investor

  • Stream B
Measuring performance: driving value versus managing costs
Lebogang Letsoalo, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Sasol

  • Stream C

Panel Discussion: Leadership in procurement: the function’s rise to the C-suite

Freddie Swart, Group Manager Transformation and Procurement Strategy, ArcelorMittal

Aslam Seedat, Chief Procurement Officer, Tiger Brands


14.30 Afternoon refreshments

15.00 Pick and mix breakout sessions

  • Stream A
Risk mitigation
Xavier Greyling, Commodity Manager, Aveng Group

  • Stream B
Spotlight on local tendering: Is it still the best way to drive government procurement?
- The aim and objective of local tendering particularly in African context
- The importance of creating local capacities of consultants, suppliers and contractors at national level cascaded down to provinces; and up to regional groupings for economic integration i.e COMESA /SADIC/ ECOWAS etc. 
- The reality and challenges of local tendering viz the objectives
- The "food for thought" to empower citizens and the need to review the prohibitive & the weak procurement rules and regulations
Misheck Kaoma, Managing Partner, PLACID Consultancy Ltd and Chairman and Director at MIGE Agencies and Trading Ltd

  • Stream C
Taking procurement to the next level – unlocking the power of marketing and emotional intelligence
With the role of procurement and supply increasingly becoming more strategic the need for future leaders in the profession to be commercially aware, and understand the necessity to be able to market the value of the function at all levels intensifies. Through the use of targeted innovative marketing and the power of leaders that are self-aware and collaborative, this session shows how you can expand the influence of procurement and supply.

Cath Hill, Group Marketing and Membership Director, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)


15.35 Motivational speaker- “The Power of Visions: The Template of Life”

David Block is an astronomer and highly sought after motivational speaker, who has devoted over 30 years to encouraging audiences around the globe to always Look Up – and to never, never, never give up!  He speaks from the heart, sharing in-depth lessons from his world of research. Through The Power of Visions you will learn to:

  • Thrive on Chaos
  • Embrace time dependent boundaries with a highly positive work ethic
  • Create a new mindset in your personal and corporate life
  • Find, and stay at, the cutting edge of your dreams and aspirations
  • Embrace unity in diversity
David Block, Inspirational Speaker and Astronomer, BHP Billiton Award, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of London

16.20 Chair’s closing remarks

16.30 Close of conference



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