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Second International Outsourcing Summit is a go

On October 26-27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Industry experts will converge once again for the Second International Outsourcing Summit organized by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines.

bpap Top outsourcing executives, allied industry leaders, and prominent analysts who have confirmed speaking slots include Jack Jones, CEO, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Avinash Vashistha, Chairman and CEO, Tholons; Armand Angeli, Cofounder and Vice-President, European Outsourcing Association (EOP); Nikhil Rajpal, Principal, Everest Group; and Ralph Schonenbach, CEO, Trestle Group; Mary Beth Loesch, Vice President for Marketing, StarTek Inc.; and Alfredo Ayala, Chairman, BPA/P.

Other high-profile speakers from the BPO industry have confirmed attendance as well, such as Gerry Clark, Partner, TPI South East Asia; Esther Muchiri, Kenya Skills Task Force; Madan Padaki, CEO, MeritTrac; Fabrizio Opertti, Senior Integration and Trade Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Ramesh Gudalur, Head, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation; and Paul Kukubo, CEO, Kenya ICT Board.

“œThe strength of the speaker lineup is testament to the success of the first outsourcing summit, and the gains the Philippine has made in sustaining our position as the world’s number two center for offshore services. It is gratifying that so many leaders in the industry and support sectors are willing to share their knowledge and expertise to ensure that the second International Outsourcing Summit is a success,” said Oscar Sañez, CEO of BPA/P.

Topics range from the next decade of outsourcing, emerging outsourcing locations, business development, talent management, telecommunications, and new technology.

A post-crisis assessment of the outsourcing industry will kick-start the event, reviewing BPOs’ success despite the uncertainty as affected economies accelerated plans to outsource key basic and high-value process to over 150 locations around the world. The following panels will also discuss the next wave of challenges for outsourcing beyond economies of scale and associated cost savings, as risk management, redundancy, skill sets, and regulatory environments have become the next competitive differentiators for established and emerging outsourcing locations alike. Given these new realities, this year’s conference includes panels on new strategies for emerging locators and locations; competitive advantages in a changing business climate; and talent specialization and language acquisition as a differentiator for labor supply.

In recognition as well of the rise in non-voice services, six breakout sessions will cover vertical-specific outsourcing in retail, health services, government, banking and finance, marketing, and human resources. Their specific demands, challenges, and perception will be discussed in detail by leading practitioners and interest groups.

Sañez said, “œThis year’s summit has an even more comprehensive agenda for participants, as we acknowledge the increasing complexity of services that BPOs now offer. We want to parlay the success of outsourcing into the next decade and beyond, but we also have to face new challenges, especially with new players entering the market, new regulations affecting implementation, and new services demanded by clients.”

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