Join us in recognising and celebrating big businesses who are changing the landscape in supplier development.

Are you passionate about building a better South Africa? Is your company contributing to the growth and transformation of the economy through supplier development? If you are, you need to attend the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards where you will:

  1. Learn more on how you can be a participant in and driver of regional or continental growth.

  2. Hear more about the current state of supplier development and where to go from here.

  3. Some of our finalists will share their supply chain success stories; lessons learnt and shed a light on how you can apply them to your own business.

  4. The Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards is about far more than networking, it's about creating shared learning experiences, which benefit both the individual and organisations.

More than 400 entries were received this year from both private and public sector enterprises, representing a wide array of industries including healthcare, mining, manufacturing and the built environment.  


These businesses are moving beyond the scorecard and realise they have a corporate and social responsibility to transform their supply chain, diversify procurement and actively engage in real Enterprise and Supplier Development initiatives. The calibre of this year’s entries was notable, with some applicants displaying a clear step change in their initiatives since last year. This is a clear indicator supplier development is a way to build future strategic advantage and, when coupled with stronger industry networks and a long-term view on supporting the successful growth of small suppliers, this results in future competitive advantage and a better future for all.
— Catherine Wijnberg, CEO of Fetola.

EVENT DETAILS

22 May 2019 | Parktown, Johannesburg | 07h00 – 13h00 | R950 ex VAT