SOURCE: SharedXpertise

November 03, 2009 09:13 ET

Upcoming HRO World Summit Europe to Deliver Insight Into New Role of HR in 2010 and Beyond

Significant Economic Changes Have Further Increased the Value of HR

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - SharedXpertise, an independent, global membership-based community of business professionals, today shared details of the program for this month's HRO World Summit Europe. Historically held in Brussels, this year's event has moved to the Grange St. Paul in central London and, despite the economic conditions, has already garnered a record-breaking number of pre-registrations from client-side organisations.

The conference will open the evening of 17 November with a welcome reception sponsored by Neeyamo, an HRO company that specializes in providing services to mid-market companies worldwide. The three opening keynotes -- held on the morning of 18 November -- feature author Christophe Laval presenting "The Intersection of Three European HR Megatrends"; the head of The World Foundation's The Future of HR Programme, Marianne Huggett, sharing her views on the future of HR; and Chris Roebuck, a leading global expert on improving organisational performance through people, addressing the vital role of HR.

Delegates at this year's event can attend learning sessions on business-critical HR topics such as multi-country payroll outsourcing, innovation in learning, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO); global talent management; and human resource outsourcing (HRO). A series of actual end-user case studies will be presented, as well as a series of highly interactive panel discussions featuring industry experts.

At the end of the day on 18 November, HROA Europe will announce the much-awaited details of its annual awards, recognising those client-vendor relationships that have produced outstanding business results.

The conference's theme for 2009 is "Driving the CEO's agenda through HR operations and effective sourcing." Faye Holland, Managing Director of SharedXpertise Europe, commented on the conference's focus, stating, "Now, more than ever before, HR has a pivotal role to play within organisations. Deciding which HR services should be outsourced requires the development of a solid business case and careful research. Attendance at HRO World Summit Europe will give savvy HR and finance executives the information and tools they need to ensure success in 2010 and beyond."

Kenexa is a Global Marquis Sponsor and ADP and Wipro are Marquis Sponsors of the event. Alexander Mann Solutions and Patersons HR & Payroll are Platinum Sponsors. Additional sponsors and supporters of the 2009 HRO World European Conference are Accenture, BizInfo, BPOVoice.Com, Caliber Point, EquaTerra, Futurestep, HR Access, HROA, HRO Europe, hyphen RPO, IBM, Kelly OCG, Meta4, Neeyamo, NVP, PA Consulting Group, Raytheon Professional Services, SourceRight Solutions, Staffing Industry Analysts, The RightThing and TPI.

Registration details for this strictly buyer/practitioner event can be accessed at http://www.hrosummits.com/hrosummiteu/registration.asp

About SharedXpertise Media and the HRO World Summit Europe

SharedXpertise Media is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility, human resources and financial management. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its summits are conferences and its forums offer association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

HRO World Summit Europe is part of the SharedXpertise Summit series and has been running since 2003.