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Each year, the industry's leading thinkers and doers gather for an event many describe as the highlight of their year. Attendees have called it "a calendar must" and “the conference that raises the bar for the entire industry.” 

In its 18th year, The Outsourcing World Summit® is the premier event devoted to educating outsourcing professionals on the latest trends and best practices shaping the industry today and into the future. With over 800 participants, the Summit is the industry’s best-attended conference where attendees network with peers, earn certification credits and influence the direction of the industry as it continues to evolve.

Though there has been an evolution in the outsourcing industry, one thing hasn’t changed: outsourcing is a winning strategy.

We're being inundated with a stream of new technologies and innovative approaches from shared-services to cloud sourcing, insourcing to hybrid sourcing, automation to service integration that challenge the very principles on which organizations operate as well as present unparalleled growth opportunities. Traditional outsourcing relationships have developed into strategic partnerships. Collaboration is key.

How do you determine the best path for your organization? How do you gain the knowledge and know-how you need to be successful? How do you meet the people doing it right? Attend The 2015 Outsourcing World Summit, taking place February 16-18, 2015 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona and discover how to win in this complex, fast-paced, re-imagined industry of outsourcing.

  • CONNECT with a global community of over 800 professionals through first-rate networking events and opportunities
  • DISCOVER real value when you listen to case studies from organizations that have achieved success in their outsourcing relationships
  • SEE the benefits of active involvement – new focused and hands-on sessions to get you thinking!
  • UNDERSTAND how to effectively govern your outsourcing relationship
  • MASTER innovation through outsourcing
  • FIND OUT what’s happening around the world and how this global perspective affects you
  • HEAR about the new trends in SMAC, insourcing, multisourcing, GBS and shared services first-hand from experts
  • LEARN what works, what doesn't, and what's next

Thought leaders and industry experts from the most influential companies will participate in more than 50 conference sessions from thought-provoking and visionary keynote presentations to interactive panel sessions, all addressing the most pressing topics.

“The brain trust at the Summit is impressive. Every conversation is an opportunity to learn something new or to think of something in a different way. Fantastic program and a fantastic audience.”

Who Attends The Outsourcing World Summit®
800+ delegates will attend, including: CEOs, COOs, CFOs and other members of the corporate ‘C-Suite”; Directors and Managers, Professionals from HR, Finance, Purchasing, Legal, Administration, IT, Facilities,  Manufacturing, Logistics, Service Delivery and related business functions; Entrepreneurs building the businesses of the future; Investors, Analysts and Academics; Consultants and Corporate Advisors; Government Officials and Policy Influencers; Marketing, Sales, and Delivery Professionals from across the sourcing industry.

The OWS provided me with an opportunity to glean fresh insights from industry-leading practitioners. The encouragement and feedback I received were put to immediate use upon returning to the office. ~Sean Heston, Sprint 

The 2014 Summit drew over 800 attendees from 41 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatamala, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Who speaks?

Summit speakers are drawn from both within and outside the field of outsourcing. Global business leaders have included John Sculley, former CEO, Apple Computers, Gary Wendt, former president, chairman and CEO of GE Capital Services, and Fred Brown, past chair, the American Hospital Association. Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp have addressed Summit delegates.  Executives from General Motors, Microsoft, Sprint, Accenture and many other global firms have shared their business experiences. And, leading advisors from Kirkland & Ellis LLP,  Booz & Co., PwC, and others have shared the insights and advice they are giving their customers.        

“IAOP’s Outsourcing World Summit was an excellent opportunity to meet global sourcing executives and service providers. I thought the keynote speakers were exceptional, the booths were very informative, and the small group and one on one opportunity for discussion were absolutely invaluable! I will definitely plan on attending next year.” ~ Siegfried Richter, Prudential

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