If Africa wants to change how it trades with the rest of the world, it needs to start by rethinking how it trades with itself. To succeed in moving higher up the global value chain, Africa will first need to develop efficient local and regional supply chains to facilitate higher levels of trade within the continent itself. The 2014 budget provides for procurement spending at national and provincial level of more than R346 billion in 2014/15, R354 billion in 2015/16 and R363 billion in R2016/17. Africa was ranked 20th out of 160 countries in 2016 and is classified as a logistics over-performer when compared to its peers (2010-2016).
South Africa’s logistics costs came up to R429 billion in 2014 and equated to 11.2% of GDP or 51.5% of transportable GDP. Logistics costs increased by 9.2% between 2013 and 2014, after showing modest growth of only 3.5% in the previous period. It increased to 9.5% during 2015 and it was forecasted that it would grow by 6.3% in 2016-2017.
Although the problems plaguing African supply chains have deep-seated, there are some very commendable initiatives from major logistics service providers and the Office of Chief Procurement Officer in South Africa relating to training and skills development that is necessary to support the sustainability of the industry both private and public sectors and to facilitate continued human resources growth, development and skills transfer. This will contribute to South Africa’s competitiveness and performance in the global supply chain, with the added benefit of powering economic growth and social development of the country
The congress over these 2 days, will bring together the Supply Chain Leaders to provide them with engaging, thought-provoking sessions and invaluable networking sessions to prepare them for the massive changes and opportunities that will come their way towards South Africa Vision 2025.
Our congress is prepared after extensively researching the market over a course of 3 months so as to understand the market requirements, trends and challenges faced by the Heads of Supply Chain. The agenda is based on the recommendations to benefit the attending delegates and the solution providers in the country.
A problem solving session focused on practical case studies and interactive discussions. The delegates will be broken down into two groups based on their stand and have an option to join the discussion along with the expert speakers. Debate continues for an hour inclusive of Q&A session which gives the attendees an uninterrupted opportunity to discuss the topic in detail with their counterparts.
Get the facts straight as Heads of Supply Chain gather on stage for the ‘Eager to Respond’ panel where they answer 6 questions in just 30 minutes.
Influential Supply Chain experts deliver keynote addresses and case studies aimed at understanding industry dynamics and uncovering opportunities in the region.
Ample hours of networking with pre-qualified prospects in a luxurious and captive environment. Our Logistics & Supply Chain series has an unrivalled level of quality and are by private invitation only.
With immense competition and large contracts at stake, solution providers desperately require platforms to push their products & services. We provide a unique opportunity to showcase your products and services with minimum competition to your targeted audience.
Solution Providers are approached based on the services sought by the confirmed attendees thus providing high ROI.
Maximum interaction hence no boring lectures as sessions are based on experiences and one’s knowledge which makes it implementable.
Pre-scheduled guaranteed one-to-one meetings and networking opportunities.
Opportunity to create pre-event questionnaire, allowing the targeting of attendees on their specific requirements and solutions needed.
Opportunity to provide a wish list of targeted companies.
Opportunity to exclude direct competitors and limit the number of solution providers from a particular category.
Pre-qualified delegates who are seeking solutions and services and are either decision makers or influencers in their organization which makes the sales cycle shorter.
Prior notification of all attending delegates that will allow tailor made presentations in order to maximize the deal making process of each meeting.
Will help establish direct contact with the targeted company/person and maximize the efficiency of work during the event
Networking opportunities will be specifically designed to maximize specific-industry contact and opportunity to close deals.
Perfect platform to meet the decision makers from across the region who are not easily accessible.
Ample hours of networking with pre-qualified delegates in a luxurious and captive environment.
Maximise your networking potential and ensure that you walk away with important contacts and lucrative business opportunities. This is an ideal platform to interact, pitch and close deals.
Get maximum exposure prior, during and post event through our intensive marketing and branding campaigns.
A great networking opportunity and a unique experience to engage with fellow Supply Chain professionals.
General Manager Supply Chain, NADEC
An excellent user experience where interaction of the delegates yielded the biggest benefits.
Vice President - Supply Chain, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group
A great platform to generate leads and build your company’s brand. A very practical event format and high quality audience making this is a must-attend event for solution vendors interested in this industry in KSA.
Marketing Manager, SAS Middle East
The Eurasiayan staff did their utmost to make this event a worthwhile event. Have worked with many similar organizations but their service is outstanding from the others.
Global Supply Chain Orchestrator Product Manager, DAMCO
The event was well organized and SLAs promised were met and we are sure to get the ROI from the event.
Senior Channel Manager, Zebra Technologies
Though there are conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, seminars but not a single congress in the region where you could learn about the new trends being discovered, share ideas, network, re-educate and source solutions that will boost their productivity.
Agenda prepared through extensive research conducted over a course of 3 months to identify the topics and services of relevance to the attendees
Each session is allocated with minutes of Q & A to encourage knowledge sharing, re-education and ideas exchange.
Learn and discuss the latest strategies before anyone else does in the region.
Maximum interaction hence no boring lectures as sessions are based on experiences and one’s knowledge which makes it implementable
Sessions designed by the Heads for the Heads to ensure that the strategies are well received and make implementation a lot easier.
Pre-quailified and world class solutions as suggested by the delegates under the same roof.
Opportunity to have one to one meetings with solution providers of your choice.
Ample networking opportunities enabling delegates to meet your peers with vast job titles and experiences..
Maximise your networking potential and ensure that you walk away with important contacts. This is an ideal platform to interact and exchange knowledge.
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