Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Iskandar to host Global APOS Summit for the first time

Outsourcing Malaysia partners with IAOP to bring global APOS Summit to Asia Pacific region over the next five years

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2013 – Outsourcing Malaysia (OM), an initiative under PIKOM, today announced that they will be hosting the international Asia-Pacific Outsourcing Summit (APOS) together with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). This will be the first ever international outsourcing conference to be held in Iskandar Malaysia, between 21–24 October 2013.

The APOS Summit in Iskandar will be the kick-start of a five year partnership between OM and IAOP - whereby OM will be a key regional partner in bringing the global APOS summits throughout Asia Pacific.

David Wong, Chairman of Outsourcing Malaysia (OM) said, “Outsourcing Malaysia is excited to be IAOP’s partner in joint effort to escalate the growth of the outsourcing industry.”

The APOS Summit theme at Iskandar is ‘Creating sustained value for regional integration’, and we truly look forward to bringing the outsourcing industry together in a synergistic platform of sharing and brainstorming to further develop the region’s potential as a teeming outsourcing hub.”

CEO of IAOP, Debi Hamill says, “This summit is a global initiative that brings the world’s top outsourcing practitioners and business leaders together in one venue. Our partnership with OM is a first for us here in ASEAN and holds a significant importance to our continuous endeavour to build the region’s outsourcing industry.”

“IAOP’s initiatives such as ‘Outsourcing’s Global Value’ will help delegates understand how to better increase efficiency, yield significant cost savings and drive growth, while remaining informed on the economic and social impact.

Asia Pacific is emerging as a lucrative market for outsourcing, both globally and domestically, so staying informed has never been so important,” says Hamill.

Wong adds, “As ASEAN countries go borderless in 2015, trade in the region is set to increase and this is an opportunity for the outsourcing industry to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development through possible joint ventures, partnerships or merger & acquisitions.”

The APOS Summit at Iskandar is expected to attract over 400 delegates, with 30 percent of the delegates from around the world.  There will be plenary sessions and education tracks focused on trends, disruptions and predictions, technology innovations and more. The conference will be held at the Traders Hotel, Iskandar, Nusajaya, Malaysia.

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