Blockchain, artificial intelligence, automation and 3D printing are among the technologies that are revolutionising supply chains, and 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 the 2019 SAPICS Conference is “Survive and Thrive”, he reveals. ‘These are turbulent times; the SAPICS Conference aims to equip delegates with everything they need not just to stay afloat, but to flourish.’
Now in its 41st successful year, the annual SAPICS 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
Park says that 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 with the more than 800 delegates expected. ‘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,’ he 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 the annual SAPICS Conference is also a way to give back to the supply chain community and to grow professionally.’
Early birds can catch savings for 2019
Registration has opened for the 2019 SAPICS Conference, and Park says that “early birds” who register for the 2019 event before 28 February 2019 can quality for discounted fees.
‘The ‘Early Bird’ registration offer provides attendees with a substantial discount on their fees if they book their place at the 2019 conference before this offer closes at the end of February 2019. 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,’ Park stresses.
For further information, speaker submissions or to secure your Early Bird discounted registration for SAPICS 2019, call 011 023 6701 or email info@SAPICS.org.za. Up-to the-minute information is also posted on the SAPICS Conference website: https://conference.SAPICS.org