About Us

Previously called the Enterprise Development Conference (EDC), the Supplier & Enterprise Development Conference (S&EDC) is the leading conference for supplier and enterprise development stakeholders and practitioners. A two day conference aimed at providing delegates with key insights and knowledge on how to develop strategies and programmes that will create and grow sustainable small businesses.

Through a combination of diverse content that speaks to the entire value chain of procurement within both the private and public sector the SDC addresses key elements critical to ensure that companies are able to develop small businesses without having to compromise on quality and cost- effectiveness.

The S&EDC Difference:
In developing the programme for the S&EDC meticulous attention is paid to ensure that delegates are provided with knowledge that can be applied within their organizations.

The S&EDC also creates a platform for stakeholders in supply chain management and enterprise development to engage and network. To this end the programme provides a combination of education and socializing items. These include:

  • Workshops
  • Networking events
  • Keynotes
  • An Expo
  • Case Studies

Business Development Opportunities

The Supplier & Enterprise Development Conference is the perfect platform to raise brand awareness among supply chain, procurement and BEE managers and stakeholders. For more information on business development opportunities please contact Destiny Media:

Andre Pietersen
+27 11 050 1312

September 16 - 17

Waterfront Hotel

Durban, South Africa


Atul Padalkar holds a B.Sc in Chemistry and Masters in Management Studies in Marketing from the University of Mumbai. His area of specialisation is International Marketing. He began his career in 1989 at Linta and has worked internationally for large corporations such as Colgate Palmolive and Godrej Sara Lee where he turned around brands taken over by the company. He has been involved in New Venture Creation projects as Senior Business Mentor and is keenly interested in the area of Entrepreneurship Development and has also taught courses at the post graduate level in Consumer Behaviour, Brand Management, Research and Management Information Systems.

Familiar with both the Indian and South African markets, he now facilitates the development of Trade and Investment between the two countries.  He is presently pursuing his doctorate with Unisa in the area of SMME Internationalisation.  Atul has a wealth of corporate and small business development experience having worked for large FMCG companies all over the world.  Currently a consultant, mentor and trainer on enterprise and supplier development, Atul is also the founder of the successful business incubator BizFarm with branches in Johannesburg and Durban.

Pascal Lagesse is the Managing Director of SAB&T BEE Services, which was previously called Integra Scores. Before joining Integra, Pascal was a director at ESS which is an enterprise development services company .Pascal’s extensive experience in BBBEE verification as well as enterprise development places him in an unique situation of having insight and knowledge on developing and growing sustainable enterprises as well as the application of the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice.

Mr Lagesse will be bringing his extensive knowledge to provide delegates a clear understanding on the impact of the new DTI BEE Codes and how to apply it in developing and managing a sustainable supplier and enterprise development programme.

Sisa Ntshona is the current president of the Enterprise Development Council of South Africa (EDCSA). The primary aim of the EDCSA is to promote and development entrepreneurship and aims to accomplish these goals as regulatory body that sets standards for sustainable supplier and enterprise development.

Before joining the EDCSA, Mr Ntshona was Head of SME Banking at Barclays where he was responsible for the Enterprise Development strategy, operations and activities as well as the development of competitive and innovative propositions for emerging Small and Medium-size Enterprises across 12 countries in Africa.

Phillip Sithole is the head of one of the country’s most effective municipal small business development units, the Ethekwini Municipality’s Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit.

Mr Sithole will highlight the value of SMEs in economic growth and the services and programmes the Ethekwini has in place to support companies who are running supplier and enterprise development programmes.


Terms and Conditions

    1. The full fee is payable upon presentation of the invoice, which will be sent on receipt of this confirmation and registration form. Destiny Media admission may be refused without proof of payment.
    2. The fee includes all tuition, lunches and course documentation. Accommodation can be arranged at special rates.
    3. Cancellations: 50% refunded if written notice is received a minimum of 21 days before the event: 25% refunded if written notice is received 14 days before the event. No refund will be paid for cancellations received less than 14 days before the event. In the event of such a cancellation, you are entitled to send a substitute delegate. Please contact Destiny Media with the changes.
    4. Destiny Media reserves the right to change any part of the published programme due to unforeseen circumstances or reasons beyond our control. The organisers assumes no liability for changes in the programme, date, content, speakers and venue. In the unlikely circumstance of an event being cancelled, Destiny Media will make a full refund for delegate fees and not for any costs incurred for travel or similar.

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Event Programme

Day1: 16 September 2015

Day2: 17 September 2015

Developing a Sustainable Supplier Development Programme


TThe Supplier and Enterprise Development Conference offers a number of opportunities for organisations and suppliers to engage and generate new business leads. For a brochure on sponsorship or exhibition opportunities please contact Destiny Media: Companies and organizations that should sponsor the S&ED Conference include:

  • BEE, SD & ED Consultants
  • BBBEE Verification Agencies
  • Supply chain consultants
  • Suppliers to Private & Public Sectors
  • Outsourcing companies
  • Government Agencies & Departments
  • Financiers
  • Andre Pietersen
    +27 11 050 1312
    +27 72 861 6130


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    Andre Pietersen
    +27 11 050 1312
    +27 72 861 6130