IAOP Expands The 2010 Outsourcing World Summit and Adds More Strategic and Interactive Sessions
Three-Day Event in Florida to Feature Keynotes from Conseco, Applied Materials, Microsoft and the Disney Institute
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y, Nov. 12, 2009 – The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) (IAOP(R)) today announced it has expanded The 2010 Outsourcing World Summit(R) to offer more specialized networking and strategy-focused sessions to meet professionals’ needs.
About 500 professionals are expected to attend the annual conference, Feb. 15-17, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Convention Center in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. to learn how to use outsourcing to emerge as leaders in the new global economy.
New additions to this year’s Summit include an additional session of “customer-only speed networking” and the first “provider/advisor-only networking” event, where professionals who work on the same side of outsourcing deals will share experiences and make closer connections.
The final day of the conference also has been enhanced to include strategy-focused concurrent keynote sessions on “Exploring Tomorrow’s Outsourcing Opportunities” and hands-on practicum on “Harvesting Outsourcing Results.”
“With the current recession appearing to ease, the question now facing most businesses is how best to position themselves for the growth to come,” said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett. “The Outsourcing World Summit will help professionals prepare for those new challenges and opportunities.”
Keynote speakers include Russell M. Bostick, executive vice president of technology and operations, Conseco; Tim McBride, chief procurement officer, Microsoft; Atul Vashistha, Certified Outsourcing Professional(R) (COP), chief executive officer, Global Ability; and Ron Kifer, COP, group vice president and chief information officer, Applied Materials. The Disney Institute also will make a presentation on “Leadership in Turbulent Times.”
Outsourcing professionals will hear the thoughts and opinions of their peers through real-time “Audience Voting” on pertinent outsourcing issues and the release of IAOP’s latest member survey.
The Summit features more than 35 in-depth sessions with 50-plus speakers in these seven tracks: New Strategies for a New Global Economy, Preparing for the New Normal; Meeting the Value Challenge; Becoming a Strategic Business Partner; Proving Results; Corporate Social Responsibility, Doing Well by Doing Good; and Cloud Computing, Outsourcing’s Next Frontier.
To register and for additional information and early-bird registration specials offered through Nov. 30, visit www.outsourcingprofessional.org, or call +1.845. 452.0600, extension 110.
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals(R) (IAOP(R)) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 100,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. Visit www.outsourcingprofessional.org.
Kimberly L. Maneeley