why you should attend

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural ABSA Supplier Development Awards, to celebrate companies that are building a better South Africa and an inclusive economy, through innovative and impactful supplier development initiatives.

When the Supplier Development Awards were conceptualised the desire was two-fold. Firstly, to change the narrative from ‘Big Business as the baddie’ by acknowledging the excellent work that business is doing to open up the economy and diversify their supply chains.

Secondly, we wanted to inspire others to follow their lead.

For this reason the style of this event differs from other awards. At these event we give the stage to the winners, interrogate them about their challenges, solutions and lessons learnt. We facilitate discussion so people can engage, chat, argue and learn.