Procurement Excellence Forum, March 2021

Reimagining Spend Management Excellence in the wake of COVID-19

The Spend Excellence Summit is aimed at convening thought leaders, decision makers, experts and professionals in the ‘spend’ ecosystem from both the public and private sector.

Covid-19 Pandemic has disrupted the business landscape as we know it. Many organizations have been forced to rethink their strategies, drastically scale-up or shut-down their operations. Across the globe, business leaders rethinking ways to remain afloat, resilient and recover from the scourge. The role of efficiency in spend planning and procurement management has never been more emphasized especially in the wake of Covid-19 disruption.

For this reason, the forum will focus on building the capacity of key spend decision makers, managers and their suppliers with the aim of helping them evolve and excel in the post COVID-19 landscape. This will include exposure to excellence ideas, trends, strategies, tools, technologies that could be adopted to transform how organizations are strategically managing their spend.

Partners & Participation Benefits

  • Participants get certificates for attending

  • Participants get CPD points from KISM and ICPAK

  • Participants join xetova’s network accessing data analytics support & resources for spend management

  • Opportunity to learn more and benefit from ABSA’s Enterprise Supply Development Program and KISM’s Consultancy hub

The Agenda

Open virtual conference

Date

March 16, 2021

Agenda:

  • Conference & speaker introduction (5 mins)
  • Keynote Speaker (15 minutes)
    Re-imagining the buying organization
  • 3 speakers + moderator plenary (45 minutes)
    CEOs Perspective on the future of procurement – Trends, Threats & Opportunities
  • Questions & Answers (15 minutes)

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Key Speakers:

  • Professional institution leaders
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Think tanks
  • Content specialists

Master-class & special forum (Day 1)

Date

March 17, 2021 (in-person sessions)

Agenda:

  • Morning Session (9am – 10.30am)
    Building a culture of value creation, efficiency & performance
  • Mid-morning Session (11am to 12.30pm)
    The magic trio – planning, buying, financing
  • Special forum  (2pm – 4pm)
    The age of collaboration & integration
    Plenary with 3 speakers + moderator

Key Speakers:

  • Professional institution leaders
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Think tanks
  • Content specialists

Master-class & special forum (Day 2)

Date

March 18, 2021 (in-person sessions)

Agenda:

  • Morning Session (9am – 10.30am)
    Emerging trends & strategies in spend management
  • Mid-morning Session (11am to 12.30pm)
    Leveraging data-science & IoT
  • Special forum  (2pm – 4pm)
    Innovating in spend management
    Plenary with 3 speakers + moderator

Key Speakers:

  • Professional institution leaders
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Think tanks
  • Content specialists

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