Programme

 Conference DAY 1
13 April 2021

 

ASCA

Plenary

08h00 – 11h00

 

08h00
09h00
09h10
09h20
10h00
10h30
Networking Tables___________ Business Matchmaking Tables

WELCOME
Remarks from Master of Ceremonies

Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya

OPENING ADDRESS

Debbie Tagg, Co-Chair, Africa Supply Chain in Action, Chief Operations Officer, Commerce Edge, Africa
Pearl Marsh, Head of Content, Made In Africa

OPENING KEYNOTE | The Big Africa: Where Do We Stand?

Africa will account for one-fifth of humanity by 2025, and will see its population double by 2021. This will make it one of the only regions on earth with an expanding labour force and expanding group of consumers.

Africa’s fastest growing urbanizing population already represents a sizeable market- and it is only getting more attractive. Private consumption in Africa rose from $860 billion in 2008 to $1.4 trillion in 2015-significantly higher than that of India which has a similar population size. A possible forecast would be that Africa could reach $2.1 trillion by 2025. In 2015, companies in Africa spent more than $2.6 trillion building factories, buying equipment and services and gearing up to serve customers across the continent. A reliable expectation of annual spending by African businesses to reach $3.5 trillion by 2025.

Which continents are best positioned to benefit from this trend? DO we have a Made in Africa Plan to ensure that this growth is filtered down to creating jobs, serving the labour force we have, scaling SMEs, building infrastructure that benefits Africa? Do we have our very own Silicon Valley that creates opportunity for ideas and novel opportunities to thrive? Africa as a $4 trillion market benefits whom the most?

H.E Prof. Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, Group Executive Chairman, GBSH Consult Group, Worldwide

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION | Re-imagining Africa

Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairman, Brand Africa, South Africa

BREAK

Tracks

11h00 – 14h00

 

BREAKAWAY 1
HOW TO DO BUSINESS IN AFRICA
These sessions will cover the business environment, business vehicles available in-country, the taxation and regulatory frameworks, exchange controls, immigration requirements, efficient ways of structuring engagement, and interacting with the authorities in these countries.

CHAIR: Marisa Jacobs, Managing Director, XPatweb, South Africa

11h00

PRESENTATION | How To Do Business on the Continent of Africa

Samba Bathily, Founder, Africa Development Solutions Group, Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist, Value creator for Africa, Mali

11h20
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h25

PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Kenya

Hilary Itela, Chairman of the Board, Technology Service Providers of Kenya, Kenya

11h45
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h50

PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Uganda

Charles Kateeba, Managing Director, Uganda Railways, Uganda

12h10
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h15

PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Ghana

Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, Immediate Past President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana

12h35
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h40

PRESENTATION
How To Do Business in Nigeria

Kabir Shagaya, Chief Executive Officer, Zippy Logistics, Nigeria

13h00
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
13h05

PRESENTATION
Recap of the Different Country Requirements

Marisa Jacobs, Managing Director, XPatweb, South Africa

13h25
BREAK — THEN SELECT YOUR NETWORKING TABLE / BUSINESS MATCHMAKING MEETINGS
BREAKAWAY 2
PROCURING FROM SMALL BUSINESS
This track will help procurement specialists understand the areas where the global best procurement practice approach needs to be adapted. It will provide them with the tools to implement and to successfully engage with SMMEs.

CHAIR: Harriet Khataba, Chief Trade Officer, Pan African Chamber of Commerce, Africa

11h00
PRESENTATION
Adapting contract and terms and conditions for small business

Small businesses do not always need the standard contract. By adapting the standard terms to reflect the service will make it much easier and affordable for SMEs to comply.

Seapei Mafoyane, Board Member, SA Corporate Real Estate Fund, Chief Operating Officer, Shanduka Black Umbrella, South Africa

11h20
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h25
PRESENTATION
Modern Slavery Risks

Mistakes SMEs in Global Value Chains make that expose them.

Liechen Strydom, Managing Director, Liberation Legal Consulting, South Africa

11h45
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h50
PRESENTATION
The importance of supplier relationship management

Working strategically with small suppliers to improve their performance, grow their footprint and build relationships with stakeholders.

Elmarie Goossen, Founder, The Clinic with Purpose, South Africa

12h10
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h15

PRESENTATION
Building Deep Local Procurement Richness Through Design Thinking Practices
Assisting procurement and SMMEs to work together to better solutions in supply chain.

Wybrand Ganzevoort, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation, South Africa

12h35
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h40

PRESENTATION
The Importance of Onboarding Processes

Onboarding your small businesses suppliers leads to an improved relationship and better performance.

Kulani Shiluvane, Founder and Chief Solutionist, Shiluvah, South Africa

13h00
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
13h05

PRESENTATION
Empowering SMMEs

How to meet global anti-corruption best procurement practices and build sustainable companies

Tshiamo Thapa, Managing Director, Collective Value Creation Botswana, Botswana

13h25
BREAK — THEN SELECT YOUR NETWORKING TABLE / BUSINESS MATCHMAKING MEETINGS
BREAKAWAY 3
BUSINESS SESSIONS
This track will gear businesses for intercontinental trade by unpacking what it means to do cross border trade. It will cover a range of topics from tax implications to understanding Policy and Regulation

CHAIR: Chantalle Wilson, Senior Consultant, Competitive Capabilities International, South Africa

11h00
PRESENTATION
Sustainable Trade

Fair trade is one sure way of achieving systematic and sustainable communities.

An interactive session with Fairtrade Africa.

Kate Nkatha, Commercial Director, Fairtrade Africa, Kenya

11h20
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h25

PRESENTATION
Exploring Your Borders

Practical advice on how to navigate Import and Export tax implications.

Louise Wiggett, Founder and Managing Director, Global Trade Solution (GTS), South Africa

11h45
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
11h50

PRESENTATION
Shaping SMME Development in Africa

Understanding current policies and regulations.

Kalaluka Kangulu, Senior Supply Chain Executive: International Trade and Compliance, Bayer, Zambia

12h10
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h15

PRESENTATION
Demystifying the Procurement Process

Practical advice on how to respond to RFP requests.

Chantalle Wilson, Senior Consultant, Competitive Capabilities International, South Africa

12h35
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
12h40

PRESENTATION
SMME Serendipity

When small business, tech and financial systems collide.

Azukaego Chukwuelue, Supply Chain Director, Kimberly-Clark, Nigeria

13h00
SELECT YOUR NEXT SESSION
13h05

PRESENTATION
Leveraging AfCFTA

10 Steps to planning for Intra-African trade success

Michael Sudarkasa, CEO, Africa Business Group, South Africa

13h25
BREAK — THEN SELECT YOUR NETWORKING TABLE / BUSINESS MATCHMAKING MEETINGS

NETWORKING TABLES

14h00 – 16h00

 

14h00
15h00
Mining
Petrochemical & Energy
Retail & FMCG
Manufacturing
Agriculture
Pharmaceutical & Healthcare
Oil & Gas
CLOSING AND NETWORKING / BUSINESS MATCHMAKING MEETINGS

CONFERENCE DAY 2
14 April 2021

 

ASCA

Plenary

08h00 – 11h30

 

08h00
09h00
09h10
10h40
Networking___________ Business Matchmaking Tables
WELCOME
Remarks from Master of Ceremonies

Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya

PANEL DISCUSSION
The Procurement and Supply Chain SMME Inclusion - An Empty Statement or an Important Strategic Concept?

“If we are to achieve the goal of the National Development Plan for SMMEs to create at least 90% of the targeted 11 million new jobs by 2030, we need to pay far closer attention to developing small businesses.”
- President Cyril Ramaphosa

Small and medium-sized enterprises contribute to strong, inclusive local economies and will play a key role in Africa’s Covid-19 recovery. However, too often their ability to access public procurement opportunities is hindered by procurement eco-systems that fail to acknowledge the challenges that SMEs confront, or the contribution they make.

The question begs to be asked and answered: Why is it so hard to achieve meaningful change in this space?

_____________

Moderator:
Debbie Tagg, Co-Chair, Africa Supply Chain in Action, Chief Operations Officer, Commerce Edge, Africa

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Panelists:
Dr. Argent Chuula, Executive Director, Fairtrade Africa, Zambia
Dumi Jere, Managing Partner, Talanta.co, South Africa
Clem Sunter, Independent Scenario Planner, South Africa
Dr Obiora Madu, Director General, African Centre for Supply Chain, Nigeria
Harriet Khataba, Chief Trade Officer, Pan African Chamber of Commerce, Africa
Tonya Lamb, Stakeholder Engagement Relationship Management, SAPICS, South Africa

BREAK

Supplier matchup &
DOING BUSINESS WITH ABSA

11h30 – 15h30

 

SUPPLIER MATCH UP
HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH

These sessions will guide SMEs on what the requirements are for being added as a supplier to your supplier database, your areas of sourcing and focus in Africa.

11h30

How to do Business with Honeywell Flour Mills

Tayo Ilori, Director Supply Chain Operations, Honeywell Flour Mills, Nigeria

11h50
BREAK
11h55

How to do Business with MTN

Mwawi Phiri, Senior Manager Procurement & Logistics, MTN, Zambia

12h15
BREAK
12h20

How to do Business with Absa - Ghana

Joshua Kofi Acheampong Rockson, Head of Procurement, Absa Bank Ltd, Ghana

12h40
BREAK
12h45

How to do Business with Tiger Brands

Litha Kutta, Enterprise and Supplier Development Director, Tiger Brands, South Africa

13h05
BREAK
13h10

How to do Business with AECI

Mishack Mthethwa, Group Strategic Sourcing Manager, AECI, South Africa

13h30
BREAK
13h35

How to do Business with Massmart

Zinzi Cergolj, Former Group Supplier Business Negotiator, Massmart, South Africa

14h00
BREAK
14h30
PANEL DISCUSSION
Policy and Regulation and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. It has the potential to lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty, but achieving its full potential will depend on putting in place significant policy reforms and trade facilitation measures.

How can countries amend their AfCFTA implementation plans to include, smart, innovative and sustainable ways to enhance long-term growth in African countries

_____________

Moderator:

Cham Etienne Bama, AfCFTA Technical and Policy Advisory Board Member, The Pan African Business Women's Association, Cameroon

_____________

Panelists:

Dr Bheki Mfeka, Economic Advisor and Strategist, South Africa
Salisu Uba, Founder and Managing Partner, NatQuest Limited , Nigeria
Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, Immediate Past President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana
Dr. Muda Yusuf, Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria
Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya

15h30
CLOSING AND NETWORKING
DOING BUSINESS WITH ABSA
HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH

These sessions will guide SMEs on what the requirements are for being added as a supplier to your supplier database, your areas of sourcing and focus in Africa.

Chairperson: Michal Pillay, Supplier Diversity, Absa, South Africa

11h30

How to do Business with Honeywell Flour Mills

Tayo Ilori, Director Supply Chain Operations, Honeywell Flour Mills, Nigeria

11h50
BREAK
11h55

How to do Business with MTN

Mwawi Phiri, Senior Manager Procurement & Logistics, MTN, Zambia

12h15
BREAK
12h20

How to do Business with Absa - Ghana

Joshua Kofi Acheampong Rockson, Head of Procurement, Absa Bank Ltd, Ghana

12h40
BREAK
12h45

How to do Business with Absa - Mozambique

Jose Munguambe, Head of Procurement, Absa Bank, Mozambique

13h05
BREAK
13h10

How to do Business with Absa - Uganda

Petra Sansa Tenywa, Head of Procurement, Absa Bank Uganda Ltd, Uganda

13h30
BREAK
13h35

How to do Business with Massmart

Zinzi Cergolj, Former Group Supplier Business Negotiator, Massmart, South Africa

14h00
BREAK
14h30
PANEL DISCUSSION
Policy and Regulation and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating. It has the potential to lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty, but achieving its full potential will depend on putting in place significant policy reforms and trade facilitation measures.

How can countries amend their AfCFTA implementation plans to include, smart, innovative and sustainable ways to enhance long-term growth in African countries

_____________

Moderator:

Cham Etienne Bama, AfCFTA Technical and Policy Advisory Board Member, The Pan African Business Women's Association, Cameroon

_____________

Panelists:

Dr Bheki Mfeka, Economic Advisor and Strategist, South Africa
Salisu Uba, Founder and Managing Partner, NatQuest Limited , Nigeria
Nana Dr. Appiagyei Dankawoso, Immediate Past President, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce, Ghana
Dr. Muda Yusuf, Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria
Maggie Mutesi, Senior Business Journalist, BBC, Kenya

15h30
CLOSING AND NETWORKING