2017 Conference programme

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 24 October 2017:  Joint Procurement Planning Form - JPPF  (PURCO SA members only)

East London ICC
08h30 JPPF Registration and Tea on arrival
09h00 Welcome and formalities
09h20 CEO's company report
09h45 Financial results report
10h15 TEA
10h30 PURCO SA Contract Managers' Reports (Marius Pieterse, Meshal Moonsamy, Stephen Preston)
12h00 LUNCH
13h00 Tshepo Mampuru - PURCO SA Contracts Manager
13h30 Presentation by Xhobani Security (Combat Security)
14h00 Presentation by BEE-123 on B-BBEE Management Solution
14h30 General discussion (insourcing, enterprise & supplier development, B-BBEE, etc.)
15h00 Closure
15h30 Free time, bar drinks, check-in etc.
18h00 Dinner at Grazia restaurant (sponsored by Comair)


 25 October 2017:  Conference Day 1

10h00:  Welcome
Luyanda Mema (Chair, PURCO SA EC Region);  Selvan Govender (CEO, PURCO SA)
Transforming South Africa
Mr Mcebisi Jonas, Former Deputy Minister of Finance
Mr Jonas’ experience and financial and economic acumen make for invaluable input. Now, in the context of his principled and collaborative response to the woes that have beset our country, Mr Jonas is the best person to speak to the juncture between members’ procurement responsibilities, societal and economic transformation, and integrity. How can higher education leaders and business influencers work together and with other societal stakeholders to achieve economic transformation in our time. How, in the face of pressures and temptations, can procurement and finance executives develop the moral courage to entrench ethical behaviour and do what is right?   And in so doing, how can they make a real difference to ensure young people and entrepreneurs have the necessary resources to succeed.
Contextualising ESD in Higher Education
Octavius Phukubye: MD, Brillianaire Consulting (previously Economic Development Manager, South African Breweries)
Case studies and context iro the particular role of Enterprise and Supplier Development in societal change, economic transformation, and the HE sector
Auditorium Exhibition Hall
Addressing the challenges of supply chain transformation in Higher Education
Adv Shuaib Rahim: Senior Lecturer, Rhodes University (presentation co- authored with Evert Knoesen: Rhodes University Business School) 
PURCO SA Online - system & features update
Paul Morel, General Manager, Mymarket
Feedback and Q&A on improvements to the mymarket-driven PURCO SA Online procurement system, including P-Card functionality. 
Regulatory update: B-BBEE and ESD Framework, Codes and Scorecards
Janeez Hafizulla, Director of Operations, JAZ Strategic Investments Adv Shuaib Rahim: Senior Lecturer, Rhodes University  
Prof Aart Boessenkool, Director Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, University of Johannesburg
Danie Strydom, PURQ

Gradnet is a One-Stop-Shop for students and graduates. Find out how the network is facilitating student access to technology and commodity products and services, as well as piloting new online methods for Teaching and Learning. 
For the next session please grab tea on on the move
Speed dating with suppliers and buyers 
Speed dating with suppliers and buyers
Reality Check. Are you ready for a virtual procurement future?
Ryan Maquet, Technical Marketing Engineer - Intel Education
The future of shopping, procurement and supply management is being dramatically changed by Technology, Are you ready for a future that involves Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and automated systems, where decisions are no longer made by centralised human departments, but rather by end users empowered by intelligent technology systems. 
19h00:  Dinner on the Pool Deck: Premier Hotel East London ICC


 26 October 2017:  Conference Day 2

08h30: Opening address
Where procurement and Financial needs meet: The juncture between higher education financial challenges, student needs, and effective procurement
Professor Sakhele Buhlungu, Vice Chancellor, University of Fort Hare
Higher education faces significant challenges, with financial constraints especially consequential. While the conference will focus on helping universities comply with the spirit and letter of South Africa’s transformational agenda, this session will remind delegates of the societal importance of their work, the financial challenges facing higher education, and the students who immediately benefit from their diligence, expertise and prudence. The presentation will contextualise the juncture of effective procurement with student financial needs, discuss funding challenges in HE, and emphasise the important cost saving role of procurement as a partner. 
The 7-year Future of Procurement: The Next Frontier
Kamendran Govender: MD, Accenture
Can procurement organisations take the drastic steps required to completely rebuild procurement with digital technologies to evolve to meet tomorrow’s demands? Based on comprehensive research with more than 50 leading executives and procurement experts, Accenture explores how digital technologies will revolutionise the procurement organisation and its professionals in 5 to 7 years. 
Auditorium Exhibition Hall
Beyond Enterprise and Supplier Development Compliance
Mpho Ntholeng, Head of SMME Development, Siyakha Consulting
Petra Rees: Co-funder of Lean Enterprise Acceleration Programme
Two case studies that vividly demonstrate how thinking beyond ‘ticking regulatory boxes’ can lead to real transformation, job creation and actual savings for your own institution. 
BEE and ESD Workshop / Q&A session
Janeez Hafizulla, Director of Operations, JAZ Strategic Investments
Adv Shuaib Rahim, Rhodes University

This round table interactive workshop will enable you to hone your knowledge and answer all your questions regarding the technical complexities of B-BBEE. 
Beyond ESD Compliance - Panel Discussion
Translate the Beyond Compliance case study presentations into practical, usable inputs for higher education institutions. 
BEE and ESD Workshop / Q&A session continued 
Lessons on transformation and ESD implementation
Dr Poobie Pillay: Transformation and Procurement Executive, Aveng Group
Dr Pillay has been instrumental in leading the Aveng Group through a tranformation evolution in procurement and ESD. In this in-depth analysis he will provide delegates with guidelines that will enable you to grasp and overcome the challenges in your own workplace. x
Open tender committees - risks and rewards
Advocate Helen Venter-Stander, Brasika Consulting
Raymond Esau, Director: Strategic Support Services, Breede Valley Municipality

Are open tenders viable? What are the pitfalls? How are they implemented? How should the higher education sector proceed in the context of increased vigilance by civil society, government, trade unions and SRCs. 
An introduction to the benefits of Mindfulness in business
Dr Ashika Pillay 
Changing cultures and mindsets during ESD and transformation
Dr Poobie Pillay: Transformation and Procurement Executive, Aveng Group
Changing cultures and mindsets is central to the success of any large scale transformation process. In this session Dr Pillay will share practical ideas of what worked, what did not and why, as well as provide delegates with insight into what Aveng finally did in order to succeed. 
Mindfulness Workshop
Dr Ashika Pillay 
The Internet of Things: How IoT will change lives at work, at home, everywhere
Kamendran Govender: MD, Accenture
The Internet of Things, at its simplest level, is smart devices - from  ‘smart’ campuses to refrigerators that warn you when your university cafeteria is out of milk, to industrial sensors – that are connected to the Internet so they can share data. This session will explain what IoT is, and more importantly will share real examples of how IoT can unlock unprecedented value from the way your institution operates and does business: generating efficiencies, cost savings and increased revenue. 
Integrating ESD into the Tender Process
Marius Pieterse, PURCO SA Contracts Manager
Find out how to best integrate an ESD mindset and requirements into your tenders. This session will include a Tender/Bid Toolkit, developed by Brasika Consulting, designed to achieve true local and social economic transformation. 

Developing third stream income for higher education
Dave McKenzie, CEO, BOO! Media
BOO! Media is a leading consultant in the art and science of developing third stream income initiatives in higher education. They currently consult to the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Rhodes, and are in discussions with at least three other HE institutions. In this session CEO Dave McKenzie will share local case studies, talk about actionable insights and quote global best practice. 

19h00:  Gala Dinner: The Venue, Hemingways Hotel (Theme is SophiaTown!)


 27 October 2017:  Conference Day 3

08h30: Conference starts
The Evolution of Fraud in Procurement & Contract Management
Andries Louw, Chief Director Transversal, Internal Audit Services,Risk Management and Forensic Audit Unit, Eastern Cape Treasury
National and provincial government have implemented numerous strategic, legislative and operational systems of governance, control and accountability in order to build a capable, transformed and efficient state.
The Eastern Cape Provincial Treasury has extensive experience in the application of anti-corruption systems of supply chain governance, and a valuable understanding of how criminal elements respond and adapt their behaviour in response. In this session Andries will share the Eastern Cape Treasury’s learnings, in order to preemptively address the challenge.
Training and Development for Enterprise Development
Vaughan Zoutendyk, Commercial Head - Education and Training, Commerce Edge
How to upskill ESD suppliers to be ready and able to supply, while ensuring procurement teams have the competencies to manage entrepreneurial supply chain partners.
Auditorium Exhibition Hall
Is there a case for a Higher Education-specific Procurement Finance Act?
Adv Helen Venter-Stander, Brasika Consulting
Universities are not subject to PFMA legislation. In this session Adv Venter will discuss the pros and cons of PFMA (in relation to procurement), and consider if there is a case to be made for a Higher Education Procurement Finance Act. Adv Venter will also provide a summary on public sector procurement case law. 
Meeting the challenges of higher education BEE Verification
Obed de Swardt: Director, BEE Matrix
This session will address how BEE veri cation of HE institutions differs from other organisations, why it is important to select a verification agency with higher education expertise, and how you can better prepare for the verification process. 
Case study: Implementing eProcurement
Robin Golding: Director, Procurement and Payment Services, University of Cape Town
UCT has made good progress with their implementation of the national PURCO SA Online integrated eProcurement system. In this session Robin will share their progress. 
Closing Plenary: Zipho Sikhakhane
Closing formalities
Conference ends