With procurement and supply chains at the very heart of the challenges facing Africa from Cairo to Cape Town, now is the time to book your place at the CIPS Pan Africa Conference 2016 on 11-12 May, joining more than 300 delegates from across the globe at the Emperors Palace resort in Johannesburg.
There is a compelling need for procurement and supply chain professionals in the 54 African nations to reassess and reinvent the way they work.
The industry’s leaders have a lot on their agenda, having to confront such issues as how macroeconomics will impact growth; international versus local sourcing, including public private partnerships; inter-Africa trading, which is key to the continent’s development; local versus international sourcing; sustainability; corruption; local tendering; measuring and mitigating risks and raising standards of performance.
The conference offers delegates the opportunity to explore all these challenges in depth – and gain an insight into how competitors manage their procurement business with a focus on performance analysis, leadership styles and innovative marketing techniques to get you and your business noticed. Delegates will also be able to take part in lively panel debates, master classes, and network with key decision makers.
Key speakers and leading professionals from the industry holding breakout sessions include:
- Sizwe Nxedlana, Chief Economist at the First National Bank
- Lebogang Letsoalo, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Sasol
- Matthew Frost, Regional Head of Procurement. Africa, SABMiller
- Freddie Swart, Group Manager Transformation and Procurement Strategy, ArcelorMittal
- Andre Coetzee, Managing Director, Africa, CIPS
- Cath Hill, Group Marketing And Membership Director, CIPS
- David Noble, Group Chief Executive Officer, CIPS
- Malcom Farell, CEO, Supply Chain Network
- David Block, astronomer and motivational speaker.
The event will also host the prestigious CIPS Pan Africa Supply Management Awards, which recognize and reward excellence achieved by organisations and individuals in the procurement and supply chain business. As there have been a record number of entries this year, the competition for awards will be fiercer than ever.
To secure your place at the CIPS Pan Africa Conference 2016, visit: http://www.cipsafricaconferenceandawards.com.