City of Cape Town throws its weight behind supporting suppliers to access markets

Updated on 25 January 2017

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City of Cape Town throws its weight behind supporting suppliers to access

City of Cape Town has endorsed the Smart Procurement World/ Enterprise and Supplier Development Expo, stating that “the (Smart Procurement World) integrated Business Model is well aligned to the City’s Transformation and economic development plans.”  This successful event affords many delegates the opportunity to gain fresh insight into various procurement and supply chain management topics.

The expo is dedicated to Enterprise and Supplier Development making it possible for small businesses to meet buyers from big corporates.

“The City is proud to be a part of this initiative that not only supports supplier development but also links City vendors to Corporate buyers in their business sector. This is one way in which we contribute to creating an enabling environment for economic development through supporting entrepreneurship and business growth,” says Councillor Eddie Andrews, Mayoral Committee Member: Tourism, Events and Economic Development.

Smart Procurement World WC/ Enterprise & Supplier Development Expo marks the 4th year since the event added the Western Cape to its calendar. The platform has continued to grow in support with key regional partners and organisations supporting the economic development agenda through integrated supply chain and small business.

Economic growth has slowed. New sets of legislation affecting procurement and supply chain management have emerged. As the economy faces financial volatility, procurement and supply chain management functions are becoming the keys to public and private sector business success.

The conference will address the likely effects of legislation, labour and political unrest in the context of procurement and supply chain. This event will equip attendees and provide opportunities needed to drive strategy and deliver world-class procurement and supply chain management practices as demanded by the current climate.

“To change procurement, professionals must stop thinking about procurement,” says Ian George, International Procurement Transformation Lead from UK. Ian will explore this subject in detail at the conference.

On the expo side BIG BUSINESS will showcase their very own verified black owned business as part of your Enterprise Development Programme. The expo affords black owned SMME’s highly rated by their clients, with an excellent opportunity to be discovered by other Big Businesses attending the event. Visit to find out how you can get involved.

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