Programme

DAY 1 – MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2019
08:00REGISTRATION Breakfast and Networking
08:45

OPENING | Chair’s Opening Remarks and Official Welcome

Andre Coetzee, MD Africa (excluding South Africa), Commerce Edge

09:00

OPENING KEYNOTE | Driving Towards Procurement 2030

Achieving market competitiveness by moving beyond the ‘cost saver’ and ‘risk mitigator’ role and embracing the ‘business insight’ role. Be the change your organisation needs.

Prof. Douglas Boateng, Chair, PPA Ghana Board

09:45

PRESENTATION | A Sneak Peek Into the ‘Changes That Make the Difference’

The latest global research into high impact procurement leader’s strategies for sustainable supply chain advantage. What changes can be made to improve your sector’s procurement performance?

Dr Ian George, Transformation Lead, PHD In Procurement Leadership, Strategic Advisor to Mulitnationals on World Class Procurement Leadership, United Kingdom

10:30

PRESENTATION | Securing a Mandate Through Personal Power and Influence

Influencing stakeholders through increased communication intelligence, from a procurement perspective. The power to influence others in the direction of your objectives.

Deon Basson, Sales Intelligent Communication Speaker

11:15MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
11:45

PRESENTATION | Africa Meets the 4th Industrial Revolution

eProcurement and Artificial Intelligence (AI) implementation in Africa. How can eProcurement enable artificial intelligence to supercharge procurement

performance. Integrating your team and end users to ensure the smooth rollout of your eProcurement.

Mwawi Phiri, Senior Manager Procurement & Logisitics, MTN

 
 
12:30

PRESENTATION | Smart Contracting

How can smart contracting on infrastructure projects and intra-Africa collaboration sustainably reduce issues such as youth unemployment in the context of China’s

dominance in Africa? Hint: Don’t give away the “Family Jewels”

Keeta Shisholeka, Director, Ministry of Finance, Zambia

 
13:15NETWORKING LUNCH
14:30

CO-PRESENTATION | Partnering for Success with Suppliers

– Strategic supplier relationship management: involving your supply base in strategic decisions to create true partnerships, to ensure value for money and to bolster innovation.
– Developing SMMEs for supply chain readiness
– Risk mitigation
– Value (pricing, delivery and quality)

Wybrand Ganzevoort, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation, South Africa

Leveraging partnerships for local supplier success.
Defining different partners and the roles they can play in ensuring local supplier success – a bankers view

David Mparutsa, Head : Enterprise and Supply Chain Development, Absa, South Africa

  
 
16:00

RECAP ON DAY ONE

Highlighting pertinent questions that would be tabled in the conference resolutions.

Andre Coetzee, MD Africa (excluding South Africa), Commerce Edge

16:30CLOSING
 
  
  
  
  
  
DAY 2 – TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019
10:00

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION | How To Future Proof Yourself And Your Procurement Function Amidst Political and Economic Uncertainty
More than ever, Procurement leaders are under threat from forces that want to benefit from the organisation’s expenditure. When exposed, the finger is often pointed to the procurement leaders. How to safeguard yourself and your staff.

Moderator: Ronald Mlalazi, Managing Director, Commerce Edge

Panelists:
Brian Chongo Kambole, Senior Manager Procurement and Stores, ZESCO
Dr Tett Walters, International Consultant – Competition Law & Public – Private Partnerships Arrangements
Pen Chabwela, Government Relations and Partnerships Lead, Zambezii.Com

11:00MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
11:30CASE STUDY | Ghana’s Move to Enhance its Procurement Profession to Improve Service Delivery
– Introduction of integrity agreements
– Devolution of authority to procuring entities
– Accreditation of procurement personnel
– Collaboration with oversight agencies in Ghana

Dr Tett Walters, International Consultant – Competition Law & Public – Private Partnerships Arrangements

12:15

PRESENTATION | Drivers For Improving Public Procurement Performance

Dr. Thabo Pitse, CEO, HD Holdings and Consultant, University of Free State

13:00

RECAP| Discussion and Tabling of Resolutions

Highlighting pertinent questions that would be tabled in the conference resolutions
Andre Coetzee, MD Africa (excluding South Africa), Commerce Edge

13:30END OF CONFERENCE, LUNCH, NETWORKING AND BOAT CRUISE
  
 
  
  
  
 
 

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019

 MASTERCLASS 1
  08:00

REGISTRATION

Breakfast and Networking

09:00Leading Procurement Transformation
This highly interactive workshop explores the foundations of success and
how they are achieved.

By looking at procurement we will consider what defines capability and how this translates into a step-change in performance. Throughout the day the workshop will focus on the key determinant of success in transformation and in the operation of a successful procurement and supply chain function – its leadership.

Ian George, International Procurement Transformation Lead, United Kingdom

11:00TEA AND COMFORT BREAK
 
11:30Masterclass Continues
13:00LUNCH
14:00Masterclass Continues
15:00END