Arena International's International Outsourcing Forum (IOF) event, now in its seventh year, provides an opportunity for IT-enabled services (ITES) and business process outsourcing (BPO) providers across the globe to meet key decision-makers from European corporations who are looking to outsource their operations. This engaging event attracts companies from a range of sectors, including banking, insurance, telecommunications, utilities and retail.
The 2010 event, to be held on 11-14 February 2010, will bring together outsourcing professionals to hear leading speakers in the industry, meet other like-minded professionals, and engage in pre-arranged one-to-one meetings between buyers and suppliers of outsourcing services.
Outsourcing: supplier value propositions are under the microscope
How will the global economic challenges affect outsourcing in 2010 and beyond? During challenging economic times people tend to outsource more – or do they simply outsource differently?
There is no doubt that companies are now under huge pressure to show evidence of cost reduction, but this also needs to be achieved through a sustainable model. While there will be some 'knee-jerk' deals performed as a reaction to the economic downturn, supplier value propositions are under the microscope as clients look to ensure not only value for money, but also strategic success.
Meeting place for outsourcing supplier and IPA professionals
As an outsourcing supplier or IPA, does the market truly understand your value proposition? Are you speaking to the right people, at the right time, to get your value proposition across? As a company looking to outsource, do you know whom to go ahead with, how and where?
IOF 2010 will provide an ideal opportunity for senior executives charged with outsourcing responsibilities to meet with major outsourcing supplier organisations and IPAs from all over the world.
Forum for BFSI, telecom and retail personnel
Delegates from various industries including BFSI, telecom and retail will be present at the forum.
ITO, BPO, RPO and KPO consultancy
The suppliers' solutions area will cover all facets of ITO, BPO, RPO and KPO.
Advice for investment promotion agencies
The amount of highly skilled labour left unemployed around the world by the recession has made staffing a shared service centre or centre of excellence somewhat easier, in turn making the landscape for investment promotion agencies (IPAs) more competitive. IOF can provide advice and help for IPAs.
Worldwide IPA sourcing alternatives and local outsourcing partners
For those looking at new locations for shared services and centres of excellence, IPAs from different geographical regions will be offering sourcing alternatives and promoting local outsourcing partners. This aspect will look at labour arbitrage, digital infrastructure, language capability and other areas that are imperative in selecting a sourcing location.