LoyioGola.jpgWith only a few days to go, 3000 attendees have confirmed – Smart Procurement World, Africa’s largest supply chain indaba, kicks off on Tuesday, 9 September.

More than 110 speakers will share their procurement and supply chain insights with delegates in 6 different conference streams.

Hear from supply chain heads from Absa, Coca-Cola, Anglo American Platinum, Sasol and Transnet. Technology enablers from SAP and Oracle will inform the technology panel discussion.

Be sure not to miss Loyiso Gola, who will apply his unapologetic and side-splitting commentary in his opening keynote on 9 September. David Williams, presenter on Open Exchange on CNBC Africa, will chair day two of the conference, using the 3000 interviews under his belt to keep speakers and delegates on their toes.

A mystery speaker will bring proceedings to a close on 10 September – their identity is a secret even among the SmartProcurement team!

New this year, the Public Sector Supply Chain Summit is hosting ‘Government Tier Round Tables’. Hosted by Kevin Naik and Mark Kuipers (from the office of the government CPO), these shared discussions will address the realities of SCM in the public sector.

New this year, we have partnered with SAPICS to bring you the Smart Inbound Supply conference. Hear from the likes of McCain Food, ArcelorMittal and Anglo American.

New this year, we have launched the BEE Smart Conference, chaired by Third Degree’s Debora Patta. The Revised BEE Codes will feature prominently in case studies and panel discussions on technical issues and managing transformation.

An expected 1200 visiting buyers will meet with the 400 verified, black-owned SMMEs exhibiting at the Absa Enterprise Development Expo.

“On 9 and 10 September there will be an overwhelming surge of procurement and supply chain knowledge-sharing at Gallagher Convention Centre. Professionals cannot afford to miss the opportunity to learn from their peers,” said Bernie van Niekerk, editor of SmartProcurement.

CIPS members – remember to claim you CPD hours!