The sixth annual Western Cape Smart Procurement World conference and Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo will be held at the world-class venue, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World, on 9 and 10 April 2019.
At the event, more than 100 small, black-owned businesses will have the opportunity to network with industry captains from the procurement market in the Western Cape region. This year’s conference is themed ‘Walk the talk – high-impact procurement’ and the conference will build on the collaboration and momentum of previous years by bringing together the province’s major influencers and decision makers.
The conference will address a number of thorny issues around procurement. Perhaps the most controversial of these is recovering from state capture. Delegates and speakers will deal with ways that procurement professionals can drive a constitutional mandate and operate with freedom from external influences.
According to Debbie Tagg, COO for Smart Procurement World, the key focus of the event will be the unpacking of governance to produce results in procurement and to measure the impact and success of procurement policies.
Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest says, “This is an extremely relevant and exciting business event and expo. GrandWest is the perfect venue and will seamlessly cater for the conferencing and expo requirements,” she says. “There will be free-to-attend content for exhibitors providing critical information on how to do business with corporates and the public sector in the region. There will also be supplier matchup sessions that will allow exhibitors to set up one-on-one interviews with corporate buyers,” she said.
The sectors covered will be construction, engineering, facilities, manufacturing, agriculture, transport & logistics, services and retail, ICT, and resources such as petrochemical, energy and mining.