Programme

DAY 1 | MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2019
08h00REGISTRATION | BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

08h45

OPENING | Chair’s Opening Remarks and Official Welcome

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

Chibwe D Mwelwa, President, Zambian Institute of purchasing & Supply

08h50

09h20

WELCOME ADDRESS | Guest of Honour

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

10h10

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

10h55

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

11h30MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
11h45

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.

Al in procurement S-eBook 

Mwawi Phiri, Senior Manager Procurement & Logisitics, MTN

 
12h30

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

 
13h15NETWORKING LUNCH

14h30

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

Actively managing your strategic intent for better long term outcomes 

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

 

15h15

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?

Lubinda Habazoka, President, Economics Association of Zambia”

16h00

RECAP ON DAY ONE

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

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

 
16h30CLOSING
  
DAY 2 | TUESDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2019
08h00REGISTRATION | BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING
09h00

OPENING | Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

09h10

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?

Baljeet Nagi, Director- ERP-SCM Sales Development & Strategy-Middle East Africa, Oracle

10h00

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

11h00MID-MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING
11h30

CASE 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

12h15

PRESENTATION | Drivers For Improving Public Procurement Performance

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

13h00

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

13h45END OF CONFERENCE, NETWORKING AND BOAT CRUISE  
  
DAY 3 | WEDNESDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2019
08h00REGISTRATION | 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

11:00 TEA AND COMFORT BREAK

11:30 Masterclass Continues

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 Masterclass Continues

15h00

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