ASCA Programme

CONFERENCE DAY 1

TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2023
08h55

WELCOME | Remarks from MC

09h00

OPENING KEYNOTE | Borderless Development in Africa: Innovation in an Era of Disruption

Global trends and best practice
Enabling intra-Africa trade
The role of AfCFTA?
The technology edge

Saed Ande, Procurement Director, Lafarge Africa, Nigeria

09h30

KEYNOTE | Procurement’s Big Reset – Innovation and Localisation in Supply Chain

A B2B marketplace for Africa – how can African companies lead the world in reimagining indirect procurement?

Reserved for Dooka

10h00 | Break
10h10

PANEL DISCUSSION | Making the Most of the African Continental Free Trade Area

The significance of the AfCFTA cannot be overstated. Accelerating intra-African trade and boosting Africa’s trading position in the global market by strengthening Africa’s common voice and policy space in global trade
negotiations. Moreover, it is expected to improve the competitiveness of African industries and enterprises through increased market access, the exploitation of economies of scale, and more effective resource allocation.

How can the AfCFTA be utilized as a game changer for Africa’s economic development?

Moderator: 

Emmanuel K. Bensah, Deputy Executive Director, AfCFTA Policy Network, Ghana

Panelists:
Rose Ronoh, Senior Gender and Trade Expert, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Kenya
Dr. Obiora Madu, Director General, African Centre for Supply Chain, Nigeria
Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group, South Africa
Ezekiel Odiogo, Head Private Sector Investment Operations, Africa Investment Forum, African Development Bank, South Africa

11h10

PANEL DISCUSSION | Sourcing in a VUCA World

All businesses are operating in a VUCA world – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. In all this, procurement remains key to ensuring supply and continued business operations. How do you do Strategic
Sourcing when the supplier base is continuously changing? How do volatile commodity prices impact sourcing strategies? How can procurement build better lines of defense in anticipation of VUCA? It’s not paranoia if the threat is real.

Moderator: 

Chantalle Wilson, VUCA Specialist, Clarity from Chaos

Panelists:
Kamau Mwangi, Head of Procurement, Stanbic Bank, Kenya

12h10 | Break

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P L E N A R Y
14h45

CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL | Supply Chain Intelligence – Deliver Smarter Procurement

How can data in procurement improve your bottom line?
How can you measure procurement success?
What are the functional steps to achieve streamlined procurement?
The importance of digital transformation.

Moderator: 

Joyce John, CCBA Group Procurement – Process Optimisation Manager, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Botswana

Panelists:
Rose Seretse, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Energy Regulatory-Authority, Botswana
Prof Johan Steyn, Global AI Ambassador, SwissCognitive, World-Leading AI Network

15h45 | ENTERTAINMENT

16h00

#ASCA2023 TRIVIA OLYMPICS

Do you think you know a lot about Supply Chain Management? Are you a trivia knowledge “know-it-all”? If you answered yes to both these questions the time has come to put your confidence to the test! If you answered no – then the time has come for you to learn more! Join us for a fun and slightly frivolous session where we will pose 20 questions to determine who is the Champion of #ASCA2023!

16h40 | CLOSING AND NETWORKING

CONFERENCE DAY 2

WEDNESDAY, 15 MARCH 2023

09h00

WELCOME | Remarks from MC

09h05

AMBASSADOR KEYNOTE | The $2.5 Trillion African Economy: What Does a Borderless Africa Offer to Unleashing Africa’s True Potential?

Africa has latent potential that just needs to be harnessed to a set of economic projects and goals and, then you have the incredible, you know, manpower of Africa, finding expression in economic development and
growth.
Africa’s boom is inevitable. It is already happening. The question is this: will we be part of it?

H.E. Prof. Ambassador Tal Edgars

09h45

KEYNOTE 

Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group

10h15 | Break

10h20

CASE STUDY | Creating a Direct Connection Between Africa’s Female Smallholder Farmers and the International Market

How we seamlessly connect even the most rural smallholder farmers with international food manufacturers and simultaneously strengthen the local female entrepreneurship movement.

Find out our secret.

Tzippora Nusbaum, Founder, Fix the Chain, Tanzania

11h00 | Break

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P L E N A R Y
13h45

CLOSING KEYNOTE | Human Interest Story

Temitope Ogunfayo, Senior Director, Supply Network Operations, Procter & Gamble, UAE

14h45 | CLOSING AND NETWORKING