The Institute of Purchasing and Supply SA (IPSA) will be hosting its annual PAN African Conference on 20-21 May 2008 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng South Africa… The theme of the conference (held In association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)) will be Procurement in the Global Marketplace – Opportunities & Challenges…
INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY SOUTH AFRICA (IPSA) &THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF PURCHASING AND SUPPLY (CIPS) UK
EMPEROR’S PALACE CONVENTION CENTRE,
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
The Topic for 2008 is:
Procurement in the Global Marketplace –
Opportunities & ChallengesSPEAKERS:

Dr. Bola Afolabi

CIPS Vice President and GM Nigerian National Oil and Petroleum Company (keynote)

Ms Sillia Maisey
Director (Main Board) of Corporate and Social Responsibility British Airways

Mr David Noble
CPO (Main Board) IMI PLC

Mr Ian Taylor
Director for Procurement Excellence UK Dept. Children, Schools and Families

Mr Russ Armitage
Strategic Procurement Director (Main Board) BAe Systems

Mr Will Parsons
MD Qualitair Supply Chain Training and Development
There are still a number of sponsorship packages and exhibitions stands available, herewith some details:

EXHIBITION STANDS

Exhibition stands are three-sided units with a floor space of 3m x 2m and a shell structure of powder-coated aluminium and white panels. All units are provided with a fascia frame, spotlight, plug points, 2 chairs and a lockable display cabinet or small round meeting table. Additional extras are the exhibitor’s own responsibility. Price per stand R12 650 excl VAT.
Contact details and deadlines:

IPSA  and CIPS would like to ensure your successful participation in their Annual National Conference from 20 to 21 May 2008 and therefore put this manual together to provide you with all the information you may require.  Should you require any assistance, please contact the conference coordinator at any time.

CONFERENCE CO-ORDINATOR
ProVision Marketing CC
PO Box 66119, Woodhill, South Africa, 0076
Contact:  Selenta de Villiers
E-mail:  pvision@netactive.co.za
Fax: 086 513 1637 / 086 618 5212
Mobile:  082 7787 649

Critical Path

For your convenience, we list the most important deadlines.  This will enable the co-ordinator to act upon and do speedy reservations on your behalf. All participants are kindly urged to stick to the deadlines. Please note that no accommodation bookings will be accepted after 31 March 2008.

ACTION                                                                                            DEADLINE
Form 1:  Registration of Day Delegates (no accommodation)      9 May 2008
Form 1:  Registration of Delegates with accommodation               31 March 2008
Form 2:  Reservation of Sponsorship opportunity                          1 May 2008
Form 3:  Reservation of Exhibition Shell scheme                            18 April 2008