4th Annual Oliver Top Empowerment Conference


Join 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 to attend

  • 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 epicenter 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 2018

Khanyi Dhlomo

Founder and CEO

Ndalo Media

Hubert Mathanzima Mweli


National Department of Basic Education

Babalwa Ngonyama


Sinayo Securities

Cathy Smith

Managing Director

Cisco Sub-Saharan Africa

Waseem Carrim

Chief Financial Officer – Acting Chief Executive Officer

National Youth Development Agency

Dr Neo Lekgotla laga Ramoupi

Senior Lecturer

Wits School of Education South Africa

Lethabo Motsoaledi

CEO and Co-Founder

Motsoaledi & West

Mandisa Tshikwatamba


Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)

McLean Sibanda


The Innovation Hub

Stavros Nicolaou

Senior Executive

Aspen Group

Brodwen Koen

Director & Founder

Koen and Associates Architecture

Michael “Mike” Ntsasa

Group Executive

Independent Media

Khanyisile Thandiwe Kweyama


Brand South Africa, SABC Interim Chair & BRICS member

Breakaway Sponsors

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