The Smart Procurement World conference and Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo in Cape Town, from 9 to 11 April 2019, is a platform that facilitates strategic links and market access for SMMEs within regional, national and global economies.
Held at the GrandWest Entertainment Centre, the conference is themed ‘Walk the talk – high-impact procurement’. Debbie Tagg, COO for Smart Procurement World, says that the event’s key focus is to unpack governance in order to produce results in procurement and measure the impact and success of procurement policies.
“Speakers will share information on how to both implement procurement innovation that leads to high-impact procurement, and to build performing economies and organisations at a provincial level. This is the premier event in the Western Cape for bringing together the region’s government and corporate supply chains, procurement, LED and ESD professionals as well as the small business community,” says Tagg.
Tagg says that the conference will provide delegates with a comprehensive public procurement legal cases update. This is a critical element for public sector participants, arming them with the knowledge needed to remain compliant when undertaking tendering and contract award processes.
The private sector segments will highlight procurement board games and the ways in which corporate organisations can prepare for board readiness. Other general topics to be covered for both the public and private sectors include ‘Recovery from State Capture’ and ‘Lessons learned to date from the State Capture Inquiry’.
The fifth Annual Western Cape Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo is an interactive showcase that allows the participating 150 black-owned SMMEs to fast track their organisations through the focus on local economic development.
For more information on the upcoming series of Smart Procurement World events for 2019, visit: www.smartprocurementworld.com