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Highly Attended 16th Outsourcing World Summit Shows Strength and Importance of Industry

Two Honored as “Members of the Year” During Annual Conference

Feb. 21, 2013 - PRLog -- PHOENIX, NY, February 21 – Outsourcing demonstrated its strength as a global platform to grow and transform businesses with record numbers of professionals coming together to chart the industry’s future at the 2013 Outsourcing World Summit®.

Nearly 800 professionals from 40 countries attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals’® (IAOP®) annual conference, Feb. 18-20, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, in Phoenix, Arizona.

“The Outsourcing World Summit is a great venue for customers, providers and advisors to get together and share outsourcing experiences, best practices and exchange ideas," said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill. "This is a unique opportunity for companies to learn how outsourcing can help create change, enable growth and add value to their organizations.”

Outsourcing customers, providers and advisors from leading companies converged at the summit with some of the largest numbers of international attendees coming from Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, India and Norway to hear the latest strategies leading companies to success in the new outsourcing landscape.

“This 16th Summit clearly shows that outsourcing is on the rise and is a key part of business strategy,” said Jag Dalal, COP and IAOP managing director of thought leadership. “People no longer view outsourcing as something that a troubled industry or function would consider or an American phenomenon.  Attendees from 36 countries prove that this is a ‘global’ strategy and top name companies attendance shows that it is an important topic for their discussion.”

Two Honored as IAOP Members of the Year
IAOP recognized Zachary Misko, COP and vice president of workforce strategy at KellyOCG and Cheryl Seely, COP and team coordinator at Thomson Reuters Corporation, as “Members of the Year” for their work to advance the outsourcing industry.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a 2013 Member of the Year,” said Zachary Misko, COP and Vice President-Workforce Strategy at KellyOCG. “IAOP continues to be a great organization and partner for KellyOCG and myself.  IAOP supports our needs for personal and professional development, networking, learning and sharing outsourcing trends and best practices, as well as achieving credibility in the industry through COP certification.”

The two long-time corporate members were honored at a luncheon ceremony attended by hundreds for their demonstrated commitment to the growth of IAOP and their leadership in the promotion and delivery of the association’s programs.

IAOP is planning several other events this year: China Week, May 27-31 across the region; and Euro Week, June 3-7 across the region. In addition, the 3rd annual Latin American Outsourcing Summit will take place December 3-5, 2013 in San José, Costa Rica. IAOP also announced its 17th annual edition of the world-renowned Outsourcing World Summit will take place February 17-19, 2014 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For more information and special introductory rates, see the IAOP website.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 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.IAOP.org.

IAOP Media Contact:
Kate Tulloch-Hammond
Manager, Media and Communications
+1.845.452.0600, extension 122

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