According to a research conducted by the University of South Africa (UNISA), procurement is central to the government service delivery system, and promotes aims which are, arguably, secondary to the primary aim of procurement such as using procurement to promote social, industrial or environmental policies. Prior to 1994, public procurement in South Africa was geared towards large and established contractors. It was difficult for new contractors to participate in government procurement procedures. However, public procurement in South Africa has been granted constitutional status and is recognized as a means of addressing past discriminatory policies and practices.
Powered by ABSA, the 9th annual Smart Procurement World indaba will be taking place between from 8-10 September, 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The Conference & Expo will take place on the 8–9, followed by an exciting visitors’ workshop for a day on the 9th and various empowering and equipping workshops on the last day of the event.
With the rapid growth, constant evolving and trends influencing the supply profession, delegates get a chance to develop new contacts in the industry and raise their profiles and fresh insight into hot procurement and supply chain topics
- Gain inspiration from the best – Our keynote speakers are recognized as industry thought leaders. They will share real-life practical experiences and a wealth of procurement transformation strategies enabling you to take away ideas that apply to your unique procurement teams
- Learn innovative tactics – Hear new insights for tackling the persistent ethical and integrity concerns in procurement through effective transparent monitoring systems, compliance and supplier management
- Make invaluable connections – This event represents a unique opportunity to meet some of the greatest minds in procurement. The event affords you another rare opportunity: To tap into a network of active, successful, procurement-obsessed executives
- Hear first -hand the latest insights from hand selected presenters as they share procurement strategies that have been tried and tested internationally and set for application in SA
If you are into Small, Medium or Macro Enterprises (SMME), this is one event you cannot afford to miss and you are assured to have a different view on supply chain channels with wholesalers as well as dealerships. This is where buyers meet sellers.
For more information visit: www.smartprocurementworld.com