The inaugural Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, presented in partnership with Fetola, Cold Press Media and Tiso Blackstar Group, will take place on May 23 2018 at a prestigious breakfast event in Johannesburg. The awards acknowledge leading organisations with successful supplier development programmes that have a lasting effect beyond simple scorecard compliance. Vusi Fele, chief procurement officer at Absa, says the importance of supplier development, particularly in the current South African context, should not be underestimated. “We are proud and delighted to be a partner of these inaugural awards, which recognise and honour some of the country’s leading champions (both individuals and corporates) of supplier development. “At Absa we believe that opening up opportunities for small to medium-sized enterprises to access corporate supply and delivery chains is one of the most efficient and consistent ways in which established corporates can contribute to sustainable ent...

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