Surviving and Thriving in Turbulent Times


Blockchain, artificial intelligence, automation and 3-D printing are among the technologies that are revolutionising supply chains. Thus supply chain managers aiming for success must expand and improve their traditional skills and knowledge, says Mungo Park, president of Sapics, the Professional Body for Supply Chain Management.

Reflecting the challenges and opportunities that abound for supply chain professionals in today’s increasingly complex, disruptive, digital business arena, Sapics has announced that the theme of their 2019 Conference is ‘Survive and Thrive’. “These are turbulent times; the conference aims to equip delegates with everything they need not just to stay afloat, but to flourish,” says Mungo.

Now in its 41st year, the annual conference is Africa’s leading knowledge sharing and networking event for supply chain professionals. It takes place in Cape Town from 9 to 12 June 2019.

Call for speakers
Sapics has opened the “call for speakers” for the 2019 event, and invites dynamic professionals in the supply chain and operations field to share inspiring or educational experiences, enlightening expertise and insights, new technology and concepts, and case studies.

“The Sapics Conference is the ideal platform for supply chain professionals to make a valuable contribution to the annual update of our profession’s body of knowledge,” Mungo states. “By sharing your supply chain experiences and expertise, fellow professionals from around the globe will be able to benefit from your knowledge. Being a speaker at our annual conference is also a way to give back to the supply chain community and to grow professionally.”

Early birds
Registration has opened and ‘early birds’ who register for the 2019 event before 28 February 2019 can qualify for discounted fees.

“In these tough times, we are pleased to be able to offer delegates a guaranteed price for June 2019 if they take up the Early Bird offer. By enabling companies and individuals to budget now, we hope to ensure that they don’t miss out on Africa’s leading supply chain conference,” Mungo concludes.

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