March 15th - 16th 2018, Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Vision 2025 : Focusing on the Development of Supply Chain in Southern Africa

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Supply Chain in Africa

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.

About the Congress

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.

The congress was very good as it had a very diverse group. This encouraged a great and robust discussion. I would definitely attend and recommend it to our colleagues in supply chain


Just for the Heads of Supply Chain
Brainstorming Debate
Interactive Panel Discussion
Stimulating Keynote Addresses and Case Studies
Perfect Networking Opportunities

Confirmed Speakers

Hemant Harriellal

General Manager

Zondi Tsatsi Mohlatsane

Manager: Supply Chain Managemnet
MTN Group

Ravi Pillay

Director: Corporate Advisory Services

Nobathembu Dyantyi

Demand Supply Planning Manager

Graham Conlon

Global Vice President - Extended Supply Chain

Godfrey Sikhumbuzo Sibisi

Head Supply Chain
Merck BioPharma

Pieter Swart

Head of Supply chain & Operations
Protea Chemicals

Alastair Gore

Divisional Managing Director Supply Chain
Ascendis Health

Girland Chibaya

Head of Strategic Planning
Pick n Pay

Minkie Motsai

Director: Supply Chain Centre of Excellence
Tiger Brands

Renier Du Preez


David Slotow

CEO & Founder

Tyrone Rennie

Solution Development and Marketing Executive
Barloworld Logistics

Eli Golovey

Head of Logistics

Adv. Thulani L. Mtshwene

Executive Manager: Supply Chain Governance
Transnet Freight Rail

Tom Westphal

Head of Supply Chain
Vamara Group

Confirmed Sponsors

Gold Sponsor
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Bronze Sponsors
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Networking Sponsor
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