20160609_085026.jpgThe inaugural Smart Procurement World KwaZulu-Natal conference saw more than 467 attendees, 41 exhibitors, 223 SMMEs and 169 delegates hosted at the conference.

The insightful event of 8 & 9 June 2016 featured 54 top speakers from both public and private sectors:

Cllr Fawzia Peer, Committee Chairperson, Finance and Procurement at eThekwini municipality, Kamogelo Mampane, CEO of TK Global Experts; Adv. Siza Mthethwa, General Manger, KZN Supply Chain Management, KZN Provincial; and Lilian Karuri-Magero, chairperson CIPS Gauteng, former Head of Sourcing Barclays.

Andre Petersen, Head of the Supply Chain Management Unit at eThekwini Municipality said “the initiative promotes township economy revitalisation. Its procurement model for the event promotes access to market for SMMEs giving them an opportunity to showcase their services and products. The initiative has a potential to expose and link township SMMEs with local as well as international markets, which will assist to grow their business and improve the chance of creating jobs”.

The conference offered a great opportunity for SMMEs, visiting buyers and curious procurement professionals a chance to network and discuss business ventures.
“Thank you Team Smart Procurement for hosting a superb and intellectually stimulating conference at the Durban ICC” said Sealan Naidoo a Supply Chain Executive at Sacks Packaging.

“Just wanted to congratulate you all on an excellent conference and exhibition held during the course of the week…” noted Ivan Naidoo of Shalom Laboratory Supplies.

Do not miss the upcoming exciting, energetic and invigorating Smart Procurement World conference to be held in Gauteng, Gallagher Convention Centre in September. For more information visit www.smartprocurement.co.za

Will give a full report of articles in July