22 may 2013
MAYKOR to Present Russian IT-Outsourcing and Service at IAOP EuroWeek 2013
On June 10, 2013 in St. Petersburg (Moscow Avenue 97a, Holiday Inn Hotel) the International Conference Russia in the 21st Century Global Economy: Development of the Service and Outsourcing Industry will take place. Russian and foreign experts will meet to discuss global and Russian trends, development perspectives, economic and social significance of service and outsourcing sector development.

The conference will be held as part of the first European tour IAOP EuroWeek 2013, the participants of which will visit 6 countries in the period of June 3-12: United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Russia and Ukraine. The conference is organized by IAOP Russia Chapter and ASTRA Association.

The keynote speakers at the conference will be Michael F. Corbett, IAOP President; Debi Hamill, IAOP Chief Executive Officer; Matthew Shocklee, IAOP Global Ambassador; Sergey Makedonsky, President of non-profit partnership ASTRA; Vadim Stetsenko, Senior VP of the MAYKOR Group of Companies and IAOP Russia Chapter co-chair, as well as other professionals and market experts.

Conference key topics:

• Economic and social value of services and outsourcing
• Personnel training and professional certification
• Barriers and development factors: the regional aspect
• Outsourcing as a source of innovations and organizational transformations
• Shared Services Centers and outsourcing - a journey in the same direction
• Case studies, efficient models and best global practices

The conference participants will have an opportunity to share their experience in Russian and world practices, learn about efficient modern business models in the organization of services and outsourcing. This conference can become a platform for initiation of a dialog between the state and business in Russia, where the importance of service and outsourcing industry for speeding up the development of Russian economy will be defined and the place of Russia in the global rapidly growing service industry identified.

Russian Association ASTRA

Strategic Outsourcing Association ASTRA is a professional alliance of the Russian outsourcing market players. Since March 2010 ASTRA has been the official Russian partner of the major International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). The primary objective of ASTRA's activities is to shape industrial standards for outsourcing and facilitate development of civilized and transparent outsourcing market in Russia and CIS states. ASTRA's partners are major and well-known companies that successfully operate in the outsourcing area: Jet Infosystems, KROK, SBSystem, IBS DataFort, Fujitsu GDC, in4media/Forrester, Optima Services, Outsourcing24, Outsourcing Division of BDO Group in Russia, Intercomp Global Services, UCMS Group Russia, CTI, TeamForce, Maykor Group. ASTRA Association helps companies using outsourcing as a business tool for improvement of theirs efficiency and OPEX reduction. 

International Association IAOP

IAOP is the leading international association of outsourcing professionals establishing professional standards and improving awareness of outsourcing activities. More than 120,000 companies in 40 countries worldwide are members of IAOP. 
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