07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:30 Opening remarks from MC: Faith Musonda, Managing Partner, Life TV, Zambia
08:40 Official welcome from the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply: Chibwe Mwelwa, President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing & Supply, Zambia
09:00 Keynote address: Bringing possibilities to life

Mizinga Melu, CEO, Barclays Bank, Zambia

09:15 Industry address: State-owned enterprises procurement – value creation through SMME development

Victor Mundende, Managing Director, ZESCO, Zambia

09:45 Contextualisation of the Africa Procurement & Enterprise Development Summit

Bernie van Niekerk CEO, Commerce Edge, South Africa

10:20 Presidential Keynote address: How the Zambian government is prioritising sustainable procurement as a strategic function in realising set sustainable and socio-economic objectives
Invited Honoured Guest, His Excellency the president of Zambia, Mr. Edgar C. Lungu, Republic of Zambia
11:00 – 11:30 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
11:30 Regional Address: The state of public procurement in the Southern Africa region

  • Is public procurement a catalyst for regional economic growth?
  • Vision 2030

Honourable Goodall Gondwe, Minister, Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Republic of Malawi

12:15 Presentation: The role that supply chains play in global trade and regional integration

  • Leveraging on the combined regional buying power
  • Strategies to improve global competitiveness of local suppliers to grow exports
  • Why Africa does not support buy local campaigns

Yonov Fred Agah, Deputy Director General, World Trade Organization, Switzerland

12:45 Panel discussion: Partner Institution presentations highlighting the dictates of the local procurement acts and the consequences for not adhering to the prescripts of the law

Chibwe Mwelwa, President, Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Gladys Mwale, CEO, MIPS
Nyasha Chizu, CEO, PRAZ


13:15 Networking lunch and EXPO viewing
14:15 Presentation: Large capital projects creating opportunities for regional SMMES

  • How the $25 million investment in Zambia’s scaling solar project will drive socio-economic development and create procurement opportunities for local enterprises
  • Africa reality – Are large capital projects mostly beneficial to foreign companies?

Washington Mashanda, Chief Financial Officer, Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group

14:35 Presentation: Emerging and disruptive technologies – enabling tomorrow’s supply chain, today
Peter Dixon,Regional Sales Director- SADC, Oracle, South Africa
14:55 Panel discussion: E Government procurement and technology – enabler or disruptor for SMME participation in the supply chain

  • Pushing the frontier of E- Governance to analyse performance in SMME budget spending
  • Technology factors that affect strategies to support enterprise supplier development

Francis Bisika, Chief Director , Ministry of Communications and Technology , Malawi
Mwawi Phiri, Chairperson Marketing and Publicity Committee, ZIPS, Zambia
Danies Chisenda, Director General, Zambia Public Procurement Authority, Zambia
Peter Dixon, Regional Sales Director – SADC, Oracle, South Africa
Sandi Maqoqa, Applications Senior Solutions Consultant: ERP Cloud, Oracle, South Africa

15:25 Presentation: SMME access to funding & the role supply chain can play

  • Barriers faced by SMMEs that lead to failure in the supplier development process
  • Too big for microfinance, too small for commercial banks, what now?

KeaObaka Mahuma , Managing Executive, SME Banking & BEE Financing, ABSA, South Africa

15:55 CASE STUDY: Pro-Active vs Re-Active Supplier Engagement

  • Setting the tone for competitive supplier development outcomes in South African supply chains

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

16:25 Panel discussion: Can state-owned enterprise’s procurement serve as catalysts for public value creation?

  • What role do State-owned enterprises play in societal and public value creation?
  • Subcontracting, partnering and project alliances

Edgar Nyoni, Executive Director, SERA, Zimbabwe
William Liabunya, Chief Executive Officer, EGENCO, Malawi
Pamela Musepa, Group Manager: Procurement and Supplies  & Chief Corporate Services, IDC, Zambia
Dr Asumani, Director of Operations, Northern Region Water Board, Malawi

16:55 Networking cocktail function
07:00 Morning registration, breakfast and networking
08:30 Opening remarks from MC: Faith Musonda, Managing Partner, Life TV, Zambia
08:40 Opening Keynote Address: Applying critical thinking skills to the procurement process
Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commercial Head – Education and Training, Commerce Edge
09:05 Keynote presentation: Localisation strategy of the Zambian government and its role in socio-economic development

  • How regulatory reforms will improve competitiveness of domestic business
  • Underinvestment in skills development

Dr. Emmanuel Mulenga Pamu, Permanent Secretary – Budget & Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Zambia

09:35 Keynote address: How government can stifle SMME growth/development through:

  • Policy inconsistency
  • Underinvestment in skills development

Misheck Kaoma, Chairman & Director, MIGE Agencies & Trading Ltd, Zambia

10:05 Case Study: Contracting for success with a specific focus on local supplier development

  • Best practices from Africa’s leading SMME development initiative bank

Bruce Jaani, Acting Head Business Banking, Barclays Bank Zambia

10:35 Presentation: Public Procurement in Infrastructure Projects – the key to unlocking industrialization
Roseta Chabala, CEO, ZAMEFA, Zambia
11:10 – 11:40 Mid-morning refreshments and networking
11:40 Presentation: Millennial women in supply chain – Practical solutions to close the gender gap
Lebo Letsoalo, Founder & Chairperson, AWISCA
12:00 Presentation: Effective Procurement: Using your purchasing power for Social Economic Growth
Cecilia Zimba, Vice President ZICA/Board Member ZRA, Zambia
12:30 Clearing hurdles for Zambian SMME’s

  • Factors influencing SME failure
  • How to unlock the potential of small businesses in Zambia

Theresah C. Chuula, Enterprise Development Manager, ZDA, Zambia

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch and EXPO viewing
14:00 Presentation: The African manufacturing sector downfall – is Enterprise Supplier Development the answer?

  • Local beneficiation
  • Competitiveness of local suppliers

Chipego Zulu, CEO, Zambia Association of Manufacturers, Zambia

14:30 Presentation: Public & Private partnerships – As a procurement model in Africa

  • The lack of institutional capacity
  • Political challenges

Keeta Shisholeka, Director – PPP Unit, Ministry of Finance

15:00 Panel discussion: Developing the skills of procurement professionals  – critical to harness procurement success and contribution to the value chain

  • Skills vs Competency
  • Optimisation of training budgets through reliable skills gap analysis

Cliff Gondo, Director Capacity Building, PRAZ, Zimbabwe
Dr Abdul Majid Mahomed, Head of Professional Body, CIPS AFRICA

15:30 Key resolutions & actions to define the way forward
Full audience discussion
16:15 Closing remarks by chairperson
09:00 – 15:00
Strategic Sourcing & commodity management
Bernie van Niekerk, CEO, Commerce Edge
Workshop 3. Ethics in procurement
Andre Coetzee, COO, Africa Procurement & Enterprise Development Summit
Workshop 5. Collaboration and Influence
Vaughan Zoutendyk, Head: Education & Training, Commerce Edge
Workshop 6. Strategic management of commercial contracts; Mastering business essentials and de-risking
Ronald Mlalazi, Managing Director, Commerce Edge