Offshore Outsourcing

Venue: New York City

Location: New York City, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 20, 2004
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For companies seeking a sustainable competitive advantage, the question of outsourcing overseas has become impossible to ignore. Significant labor cost differentials and consistent increases in the quality of offshore services remain the primary drivers, but as outsourcing strategies continue to mature, new drivers related to efficiency and business transformation have emerged. Meanwhile, the larger political context in which those strategies are pursued has become more complex and increasingly controversial. Offshore outsourcing is now a high-profile endeavor; companies that pursue it will need to show that they are reaping its expected rewards, rather than falling prey to its risks.

Studies have shown that the size of the global offshoring market reached $7 billion in 2003. By 2005, analysts predict that the market may grow to $10 billion. Successful offshore outsourcing relationships will hinge on how thoroughly companies comprehend the full scope of the agreements by which those relationships are structured, how well-prepared they are to evaluate and select vendors and countries, and how accurately they anticipate risk and manage it, even after deals are signed. As laws and regulations change here at home and the competitive gap between offshoring markets narrows, it is crucial that companies seek the most sophisticated understanding of how to make the practice work.

The American Conference Institute's 2nd National Advanced Legal Guide to Offshore Outsourcing will provide you with the in-depth information you need to understand and evaluate the evolving legal and business considerations involved in outsourcing overseas. This event will gather together leading attorneys, consultants, industry executives and offshore providers with real-world experience to present best practices in offshore contracting and risk assessment, regulatory compliance, assessments of the offshore marketplace, and contractual enforcement and termination. Among the important issues they will cover:

Strategies for vetting offshore vendors . . . comprehensive due diligence
What matters most in overseas outsourcing contracts . . . critical language and key commercial issues
How to evaluate outsourcing models in the offshoring context
Understanding the ramifications of privacy regulations and securing sensitive customer and company data
Ensuring ongoing vendor compliance post-contract
The latest trends affecting outsourcing to India…and the emerging regional competition from Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Far East