Call for increased professionalisation of the procurement industry
The 13th annual Smart Procurement World 2019 Indaba conference and co-located Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Expo, will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre between 16 and 19 September 2019. Themed ‘Courage and Urgency: Let’s Walk the Talk!’, the conference will address increasing pressure for procurement to perform better and for the industry to become more professionalised.
“It’s critical that both the public and private sector understand the new shape of procurement in South Africa as an independent function and the role of business and government in championing strong leadership, post State Capture,” says Debbie Tagg, COO for Commerce Edge, the organisers of the event.
The conference, which attracts a large gathering of knowledge-hungry delegates, has an impressive lineup of well-versed and popular speakers that include Jacques Pauw, author of The President’s Keepers. Joining him are:
Well-known for its ability to tackle controversial subjects, the conference will once again include thought-provoking topics that include:
“We are pleased to once again host the Enterprise & Supplier Development Expo in collaboration with Absa. This interactive showcase allows the approximately 840 participating black-owned SMMEs to fast track their organisations through the focus on local economic development. Previous ESD events have resulted in a number of fruitful and mutually beneficial relationships within the supply chain. Feedback from our exhibitors clearly outlines the success of the event in equipping them for sustainability and simultaneously providing them with the unrivalled opportunity to network with potential clients,” says Tagg.
For more information on the Gauteng Indaba and the upcoming series of Smart Procurement World events for 2019, please visit the website at: www.smartprocurementworld.com