12th Annual Smart Procurement World INDABA Conference.

12th Annual Smart Procurement World Conference

Welcome to 12th Annual Smart Procurement World INDABA!

Welcome to this year’s theme, “Innovation that Transforms” encouraging and supporting practitioners in demonstrating innovative value of supply chain for economic growth.

Stephen Wills (FCIPS MBA)

International Senior Procurement & Supply Chain  expert, Former CPO in Public & Private Business Sectors

United Kingdom

Stephen is a Procurement and Supply chain expert, with prestigious industry awards and deep experience. He is a university lecturer and an approved trainer with the CIPS professional body. During his career as a Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) he has worked with leaders in industry and commerce.

He has over 30 years’ experience in the purchasing and supply profession, including Manufacturing, Logistics, Services and Events. As Vice President for AXA Financial, Head of Supply Chain at Aviva and the Olympic Games. Steve has won a number of industry awards including professional of the year and for the Global Procurement College recognised for outstanding people training and development by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).

Stephen holds an MBA in Strategic Procurement and is a Fellow and past Board member of CIPS. As a Group Procurement Director Stephen has a proven track record of success and acknowledged delivery. Transforming complex Purchasing & Supply Chain functions.

Stephen was instrumental in the success of contract negotiations at the Olympic Games reducing contracted value from £350m to £256m with subsequent clauses protecting Government and the tax payer.

Stephen has a proven track record that motivates and influences others and he uses these skills to assist businesses achieve outstanding results making business budgets go further and improving profitability.

He is committed to the development of people and combines his extensive knowledge with an in-depth understanding of business processes

Steve is a regular speaker at conferences and at corporate events speaking on a diverse range of topics including: Brexit, Sustainability, and Selling to procurement and the Future direction of the profession. He publishes articles and comments on Procurement, Supply chain and Purchasing and has led leadership debates.

Steve runs a Consultancy and Training Practice working with major public sector organisations and Corporates to implement best practice procurement.

Procurement Central provides solutions that remove costs from a business budget making them profitable and more efficient.

Event Details

Event name: Smart Procurement World Indaba

Event date: 17 – 20 September 2018

Event location: Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand

Venue address: 19 Richards Drive, Halfway House, Midrand, 1685

EVENT SUMMARY AND STRUCTURE – SHOW ME THE HOW!

Welcome to 12th Annual Smart Procurement World INDABA!

Welcome to this year’s theme, “Innovation that Transforms” encouraging and supporting practitioners in demonstrating innovative value of supply chain for economic growth.

New Developments:

  • Pre- and post-conference Learning Labs for you to choose from
  • 12 learning labs
  • 65 value-add sessions
  • Over 100 international, regional and local speakers

How does procurement and supply chain can achieve organisation’s strategic goals?

Don’t be surprised, be prepared for the road ahead!

EVENT DRIVERS

  • #ConsequenceManagement: Professionalise and protect the professional
  • #BeExceptional: Create Value

FACT: 48% of organisations struggled to recruit the right talent in the last 12 months. These struggles included candidate expectations and a lack of sector skills and experience. The focus of 12th Annual Smart Procurement INDABA will be to help you plan or move from theory to practice and develop a high-performance, well capacitated procurement teams that drive commercial value and strategic goals.

For more information, go to the event website at
www.smartprocurementworld.com

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