Smart Procurement South Africa are pleased to bring you the exciting 2nd Annual Africa Procurement & Enterprise Development Summit 2019 hosted by the Purchasing & Supply (PRAZ), the Procurement Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe Zambia Institute of Purchasing & Supply (ZIPS) The Malawi Institute of Procurement & Supply.
These organisations share a vision that sees Enterprise Development as a global movement that, when implemented correctly simulates sustainable economic growth and transforms supply chains. The exclusive invite only event is part of Africa’s longest standing and largest procurement and inbound supply chain indaba, Smart Procurement World and will be attended by Government Officials and senior Procurement & SCM Executives in the region. This platform is aimed at assisting procurement professionals better understand the demands placed on them to source local content and provides them with an opportunity to source SMMEs who can fit into their business structure. Procurement is now at the heart of every organisation. It’s no wonder that Africa is embracing it as an effective lever to achieve socioeconomic aspirations. The summit will examine the feasibility of creating platforms necessary for Small Businesses to grow until they become real industry players.
Over the years, we have seen Africa embracing newer models of business to create more opportunities for economic growth. Driven by supplier diversification, economy transfer and building a more dynamic local content approach, Enterprise & Supplier Development is becoming a global action to inspire economies and create jobs. Key to this achievement is the role played by procurement and policy makers in driving local sourcing and developing small businesses until they become real industry players.
Economies and big industry players therefore need to place more emphasis on small business sourcing strategies to enable a more regional integrated solution thus allowing SMME mobility in Africa.
The Big question is how do procurement and supply chain executives get involved? Where do key policy makers fit in and how can governments migrate from just talks to actually walking the talk? What role does big businesses play in creating wider footprint and business opportunities for SMMEs, both locally and internationally? Please join this high level ministerial driven Summit and get involved in the dialogue that is making a
For more information please visit the African Procurement and Enterprise Development Summit website below.