However, out of these ashes is emerging the next generation of sourcing and shared services; leaner more agile enterprises, new and improved skills, advancing RPA, better qualified workforces, new contracts that focus on innovation and value-adding services – plus newly emerging sourcing destinations with ever-increasing social progress indicators.
In fact, across Europe sourcing activity is reaching new heights, with volumes in areas such as ITO ahead of those in the Unites States.
So how do you ensure your business is making the most of these opportunities?
The EOA Leadership Summit and Awards provides the European and global sourcing community with an outstanding opportunity to learn about both global and local sourcing industry trends, new operating models and the latest standards to help you further develop best practice. You will have access to the knowledge, innovation and best practice that is creating - and taking advantage of – the newly emerging ecosystem.
But that’s not all! We’ll be providing free training on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the technology that is revolutionising the industry, and for those of you who are passionate about leveraging technology to effect a positive social or environmental outcome, you can take part in the first ever EOA Hackathon (#EOA1.0). We will also be launching our inaugural European Women in Outsourcing initiative over breakfast and delivering a masterclass on how to set up outsourcing operations in a European Region. In addition, you can also network with our speakers, sponsors, judges and NOA A-Listers, as well as other delegates from across Europe and beyond at our complimentary guided city tour and networking drinks events.
Immediately following the Summit, the great and the good in sourcing will gather together at the Awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate those judged to be best in class in sourcing services and technology, legal counsel and relationship management, automation and innovation. Plus, of course, we will also announce the Outsourcing Destination of the Year.
Out of the ashes is emerging the next generation of sourcing and shared services. Don’t just sit on the side lines and watch it happen, I invite you all to come to the EOA Leadership Summit and Awards in Sofia and be part of it!