Outsourcing Industry Experts Gathered in the City of the Eternal Spring

At the end of July, 450 participants—renowned experts in the world of outsourcing; CEOs from Fortune 500, Forbes 2000, and IAOP 100 lists; power officials; politicians; economists; and scientists—from 48 countries gathered for the fifth Global Outsourcing Summit (GOS) in Kunming, China, the city of the eternal spring.

Dr. Alexis Sukharev, Auriga’s president and founder, took part in the event with representatives from large companies like Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Oracle, HP, and others. Once again, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) acted as an official partner of the event.

The GOS is one of the most significant events aimed at researching the status quo and exploring the development laws of global outsourcing. Given the steady growth of global outsourcing markets, events of this level are becoming increasingly important.

Gartner forecasts a 4.4% CAGR and $443 billion market size for the outsourcing industry by 2015.

In this regard, the public, government, and business interest in strengthening collaboration and cooperation in developing global outsourcing, increasing the roles, and enhancing the recognition of countries and providers with an outsourcing focus is quite understandable. The fifth GOS addressed these particular challenges.

The summit’s extended agenda included a visit to the hi-tech development zone in Kunming and meetings with government officials of Kunming and Yunnan Province.

At the grand opening reception, Alexis Sukharev addressed the hosts on behalf of all guests. He emphasized the summit’s significant role and focused on the prospects of cooperation between China and other countries to benefit the European and US tech companies.

Chinese officials opened the summit on Saturday, July 28, with welcome speeches from Qiu Hong, Assistant Minister of Commerce (China); Wei Jianguo, Secretary-General of the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (China); John Winston Howard, Global Co-Chairman of APCEO; the former Prime Minister of Australia; and other famous politicians.

Summarizing the results of the summit, Alexis Sukharev, one of the keynote speakers of the forum, marked the high professionalism of the event’s organizers and the topical agenda:

Events of such a level allow us to get a clear idea about the situation in the industry, to outline development paths and find new partners. For example, Auriga has been developing a strong partnership with Chinese companies since the third GOS back in 2009.