Smart Procurement World KZN conference shares best practice with private and public sectors

Online since 27.06.2018 • Filed under Conference/Event
Smart Procurement World KZN conference shares best practice with private and public sectors

Driving organisational sustainability through strategic procurement practices is the focus of the 3rd Annual Smart Procurement World Conference in KwaZulu-Natal. A three-day smorgasbord of educational sessions will provide delegates from the public and private sectors with access to the latest trends and best practice in procurement and supply chain intelligence.

Hosted by the eThekwini Municipality at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (previously the ICC) in Durban’s CBD from 17-19 July, the conference boasts a comprehensive line-up of highly knowledgeable local and international speakers from both the public and private sectors. Last year’s event attracted hundreds of delegates, over 1 200 attendees and over 100 SMME representatives.

According to Smart Procurement World’s Head of Content, Mediacy Mudekwa, the increased adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain as we accelerate through the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR), necessitates changing one’s mindset with regard to the necessary skill sets of procurement specialists.

“The conference will address and discuss topical themes around what procurement professionals can expect from the coming year and what changes are imminent. We will be sharing a number of success stories with delegates and the two panel discussions provide a highly interactive forum for attendees to extrapolate pertinent information from our panel members,” says Mudekwa.

The first two days of Smart Procurement World are dedicated to the conference. On both days there will be common content sessions which are relevant for both the public and private sectors. In addition, a portion of each day is dedicated to the SmartSourcing & Supply Management private sector stream and the Public Sector Supply Chain Summit stream. This allows delegates from the relevant market sectors to attend sessions with the highest level of applicability for their professional interests and job responsibilities.


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