9th Annual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week
|Event Date/Time: May 11, 2009||End Date/Time: May 14, 2009|
London. The purpose was pretty simple: To find out what you need and how our membership (www.SSONETWORK.COM) can help you get it.
Two intensive days later our global flagship event series was re-designed to make 2009 attendance deliver far more than ever before. And hereâ€™s how:
1. FORMAT: NO MORE 45 MINUTE CASE STUDIES. Every stream to be
Interactive: opinion pieces, interviews, boardroom challenge, whistle-blower sessions, 3D talking heads (see website for more details)
2. FOLLOW-UP: Provide take-aways for continued
growth and networking after the event
â€¢ Build a year-round promise into the purchase of an SSOW ticket, automatically
entitling buyers to touch points through the year - pod casts, webinars, conference calls, SS NEWS, featured articles, e-newsletter user groups, roundtable transcripts
Additional content themes for 2009
Addressing core Shared Services topics (cost-reduction, process
efficiency, adding strategic value and driving customer service)
remains at the heart of the programmeâ€™s content. But 3 NEW market
messages are also sweeping in to the mix for 2009:
1. Captive Shared Services and Outsourcing boundaries are
blurring: The message here was clear â€“ itâ€™s where youâ€™re going
that matters â€“ not how you get there. Everyoneâ€™s striving for
better support services, regardless of the delivery mechanism or
model you choose. Itâ€™s all just part of a transformation journey.
Whether you opted for black, white or (as most do nowadays) your
own version of grey, there are lessons to be learned on both sides.
*BRAND NEW OUTSOURCING STREAM ADDED FOR 2 DAYS!*
2. Better Shared Services & Outsourcing delivery directly impacts
Working Capital Management: Board and Treasury now openly
recognise that tighter control and efficiency in centralised Finance
processes massively influence and accelerates WCM flow. In Europeâ€™s
current economic climate this is being propelled to the forefront of
Shared Services agenda.
*WORKING CAPITAL FOCUS DAY ADDED TO DAY ONE*
3. Scale isnâ€™t necessarily essential for success: The mid-market
is firmly identified as the next big wave of Shared Services /
Outsourcing activity. Leveraging the benefits of centralised support
services is something every mid-size company needs to embrace.
Quick wins can be easily made and these events need to cater equally
for those operating smaller operations.
*BRAND NEW MID-MARKET STREAM ADDED FOR 2 DAYS!*