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

11:15

MID-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”

 
13:15NETWORKING LUNCH
14:30

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 (prising, delivery and quaity)

Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commercial Head: Education and Training, Commerce Edge

  
 
15:15

PRESENTATION | A 5 Year Regional Economic Outlook for Southern Africa

What will the impact be of macro economic factors on procurement plans over this period?

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

 
16:30CHAIR’S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE
16:55

Networking cocktail function

  
  
  
DAY 2 – TUESDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2019
08:00

 

REGISTRATION

Breakfast and Networking

09:00

 

OPENING | Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

09:10

OPENING KEYNOTE | The Future of Procurement and Supply Chain in the Era of Digitalisation

– Is blockchain the solution for creating trust among supply chain partners?

– As a procurement leader, what is your strategy for utilizing social media for your organisation’s advantage. Why are procurement leaders investing significant resources in this area?

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:

Panelists:

Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commercial Head: Education and Training, Commerce Edge 

11:00

MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING 

11:30

CASE STUDY | Botswana’s Bold 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 Botswana

12:15

PRESENTATION | 5 Drivers For Improving Public Procurement Performance

Lessons from the new World Bank Global Report

 
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, NETWORKING AND BOAT CRUISE
  
 
  
  
  
  
  
DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019
 MASTERCLASS 1
08:00

REGISTRATION

Breakfast and Networking

09:00

Leading 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 

11TEA AND COMFORT BREAK