Cross-border Mining Procurement * Supply Chain Management * Logistics

For Heads & Managers of: Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations,
Category Management, Purchasing, Sourcing, Contract Management, Commercial

Pre-Conference Workshop: Monday 26th March 2018

Led by: Bowmans

14h00     Understanding the legal and tax issues of exporting goods into Africa
              Patricia Williams, 
Partner & Virusha Subban, Partner, Bowmans

17h00     Close of workshop


Conference Day One: Tuesday 27th March 2018


08h00   Registration

09h00   Welcome by Bernard Swanepoel, Chair, Joburg Indaba and Chair, Small Business Institute of South Africa (SBI)

09h05  Chairman’s Welcome
           Clive Govender,
 CEO, CGC Consulting Services (former Head of Supply Chain, Anglo American Platinum)

09h10  Opening Keynote Address

           Supplying mining goods and services in an integrated Africa

      Seth Akweshie, Industrialisation Advisor, SADC Secretariat

09h40  Is China enabling a disruptive impact on mining in Africa?

            Dr Martyn Davies
, Managing Director: Emerging Markets & Africa, Deloitte 

10h10  Overview of the cross-border mining services industry in Africa: what are the opportunities and challenges?


            Lullu Krugel,Partner, Strategy & Chief Economist, PwC


10h30 Morning refreshments


11h00  Supply chain strategies in Africa: what works and what doesn’t?


            Sarantis Kosmas, Senior Business Consultant, Strategnos


11h20  The different types of supply chain: what works for your business?

Major Miner perspective: Willem du Plessis, Leader Procurement, Energy & Minerals, Global Business Services, Rio Tinto
Junior Miner perspective: Howard Galloway, Managing Director, Phambili Contract Mining

Mining equipment supplier perspective: Hennie Van der Walt, Director Global Aftermarket & Customer Support, Bell Equipment


12h20  Off the cuff with Bernard Swanepoel  

12h30  Lunch

13h30 Current challenges of cross-border trade in and out of Zimbabwe and strategies at Zimplats for alleviating constraints

           Charles Mugwambi, General Manager, Commercial, Zimplats

14h50  Panel discussion: Strategies for alleviating constraints in cross-border supply chains

Moderator: Divyesh Kalan, Executive Head, Makoya Advisory


          Mufaro Muzvondiwa, General Manager Supply Chain, SENET
          Gerald Povey, Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa & Projects, DSV
          Jason Skewis, Supply Chain Manager, International Facilities Services (IFS)
          Charles Mugwambi, General Manager, Commercial, Zimplats

14h45  Afternoon refreshments   

15h15  Demand planning and forecasting and its impact on the supply chain

           Hermann Siegling
, Group Supply Chain Manager, Debswana

15h35  Implementing sound anti-corruption principles and policies in your organisation and supply chain

 Moderator: Chris Theron, Commercial Manager & In-house Legal Counsel, DRA Global

           Dr Janette Minnaar-van Veijeren, Founder, ProEthics

           Leanne Kirsten, Contracts & Procurement Manager, DRA Global

16h20  Closing remarks from the Chair

16h30  Close of day one and drinks reception 

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 28th March 2018

08h00  Registration

09h00  Chairman’s Opening Remarks
           Clive Govender, 
CEOCGC Consulting Services (former Head of Supply Chain, Anglo American Platinum)


09h10  What is the true cost of exporting into Africa?

           Renato Torres, Chairman, Nacala Corridor (part of Vale)

09h30  How to finance the supply chain

           Emuel Schoeman, Executive Director, Propell

09h50  Panel discussion: Trade finance and cross-border payments: how to fund the movement of goods into Africa?

Moderator: Paul Miller, Mining Finance, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking


           Stephen Meintjes
, Head of Financial Institution and Trade Transactional Product and Services, Standard Bank

           Lloyd Caughey, National Head of Sales, Global Business Unit, Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking

           Kweku Bedu-Addo, CEO, South Africa & Southern Africa, Standard Chartered

           Lodewyk Meyer, Partner, Hogan Lovells

10h50 Morning Refreshments


11h20 The changing role of the procurement manager

11h30  Effectively managing costs in your procurement function 

11h40  Successfully building relationships with your suppliers and managing their performance

           Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive, TK Global Experts

11h50 Panel discussion: strategies for optimising your procurement function


Mzimasi Tshikila, Group Manager, Supply Chain Management, Exxaro

Kamogelo Mampane, Chief Executive, TK Global Experts

12h20  Off the cuff with Bernard Swanepoel 

           Q & A

12h30 Lunch

13h30  Meeting the challenges of establishing effective contractual structures, contract management and performance

            Sindiso Sichone, Supply Chain Manager, Mopani Copper Mines
            Tony Penfold, Commercial Consultant, DRA Global

14h10  Case study: The power of responsible procurement and conflict-free minerals

           Boris Kamstra, Chief Executive Officer, Alphamin Resources

14h30 Off the cuff with Bernard Swanepoel

          Q & A

14h45 Afternoon refreshments

15h15     Keynote address: Localisation and regional opportunities: The SA Mining Phakisa and the need for a SADC                                                  Regional Mining Vision (RMV)

        Dr Paul Jourdan, Resource-based Development Consultant &CEO, Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa                                          (MEMSA)

15h30 The opportunities for and challenges of developing a regional hub for mining supply chains in West Africa:

          The case of the National Supplier Development Programme in Ghana

         Kojo Busia, Coordinator, African Minerals Development Centre, United Nations Economic Commission    

15h45  Panel discussion: Localisation - meeting local procurement requirements both in SA and the rest of Africa

Moderator: Clive Govender, CEO, CGC Consulting Services (formerly Head of Supply Chain, Anglo American Platinum)


           Nosipho Damasane, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Sasol Mining

           Eric Bruggeman, Chairman & CEO, SA Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC)

           Freddy Mugeri, Chairperson, MEMSA; CEO, Fabchem

           Kojo Busia, Coordinator, African Minerals Development Centre, United Nations Economic Commission

16h30  Closing remarks from the Chair

16h40  Close of conference                                     


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