3rd Annual Oliver Top Empowerment Conference

The Future of Empowerment

Preceding the prestigious Top Empowerment Awards, the Conference previously themed ‘The Future of Empowerment’- enables past Top Empowerment winners, transformation experts and business/government leaders to share their insights on the challenges and opportunities tied into empowerment.

As a delegate, you will come away with workable empowerment action plans, new partnerships and a bold vision for transformation in their sector.

Reasons for attending

  • Gain the latest knowledge of developments around the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
  • Understand today’s challenges in accelerating transformation and empowerment.
  • Outline solutions to challenges that your organisation may be able to provide.
  • Network with the who’s who in B-BBEE, from policy makers to procurement officers and captains of industry.
  • Gain valuable insights on public sector tender processes.
  • Develop profitable private-public partnerships (PPPs).

The Conference will focus on

Creating a transformed and effective supply chain

Overcoming red tape related to tenders and/or procurement


  • Integrating transformation with sustainable business performance
  • Skills development and enterprise development
  • How the B-BBEE codes affect my business and sector
  • Black Industrialist Policy
  • SMME’s as the epicentre of economic growth
  • Enterprise Development and Strategic Supplier Sourcing
  • Expanding Empowerment Compliance
  • New Financial Sector Codes
  • Assessing Government’s expectations in terms of your BEE status
  • Debating Transformation
  • Megatrends shaping the future of Africa
  • Decentralisation of transformation: Addressing severe social and economic inequalities
  • Institutional Redesign of Transformation in South Africa
  • The role of the private and public sectors on empowering the youth using technology

Empowerment Speakers 2017

Cassim Coovadia

MD, Banking Association of South Africa

Vivian Reddy

Founder & Chairman, Edison Group

Busisiwe Mavuso

MD, Black Management Forum

Xolani Qubeka

CEO, Small Business Development Institute

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