5th Annual Oliver Top Empowerment Conference


10-11 April 2019

The undisputed, leading empowerment conference and knowledge sharing platform in South Africa, spanning over a 2-day period is the renowned initiative that will arm you with the latest transformation insights and opportunities to help your business thrive – and possibly even meet your next client.

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

2019 Transformation Influencers

Tashmia Ismail

Saville | CEO

Youth Development Service (YES)

Busisiwe Sithole

Group Head | Transformation

MMI Holdings

Waseem Carrim


National Youth Development Agency (NYDA)

Lee Naik



Jeff Radebe


Department of Energy

Naledi Pandor


Department of Higher Education and Training

Trudi Makhaya

Economic Advisor

to President Cyril Ramaphosa

Kate Moodley

Author & Franchise Director


Isabella Makuta

Group Corporate Affairs Director

Group Five

Nompumelelo Maisela

Deputy Director

Black Industrialist Policy

Vuyolwethu Dubese

Startup partnerships for Africa

Thomson Reuters

2019 Breakaway Sponsors

2019 Sponsor

Speaker Requirements

  • To submit a speaking proposal for the 2019 Top Empowerment Conference, we require the following:

    • The name, title/position and company of the speaker who will be presenting
    • The proposed title of the session along with a narrative description
    • A sample PowerPoint presentation (so we can see what kind of slides you create)
    • Video of the speaker presenting a session
    • Referrals, references and/or recommendations from other conferences and events

    Email claire.garrett@topco.co.za to submit your proposal



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