SOURCE: International Association of Outsourcing Professionals

July 11, 2008 10:36 ET

Economy's Impact on Outsourcing in the UK Topic for Meeting in London

International Association of Outsourcing Professionals™ Expands Programs in Europe With London Chapter and European Outsourcing Summit

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY--(Marketwire - July 11, 2008) - European outsourcing professionals will discuss the impact of an economic downturn on outsourcing in the United Kingdom at a meeting of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP™) London chapter this month.

Speaking on the economy will be Ken Wheeler, senior vice president business development, EMEA of Sitel, and PricewaterhouseCoopers' directors Alek Adamski and Thomas C. Brooks.

Pierre-Andre Dubois, partner of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, a founding member of IAOP, will moderate a panel discussion following the presentations. As the new London chapter chairman, Dubois will provide an overview on how IAOP can help professionals build networks within the field and collectively advance outsourcing as a recognized and highly regarded profession.

The meeting will be held July 29, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the Kirkland & Ellis International Office, 30 Mary Axe, London. It is free and open to users, advisors and providers of outsourcing services who are individual or corporate members of IAOP. Non-members are invited to attend as a guest of IAOP. Click here ( to request a guest pass.

The London event is among a wide range of IAOP programs and services tailored to meet the needs of European outsourcing professionals. The association also will host The 2008 European Outsourcing Summit this fall in Spain, focused on the regional realities of outsourcing in Europe.

The two-day program features more than 20 presentations focused on outsourcing in Europe and is designed to share insights, best practices and lessons learned from companies around the globe to help businesses involved in all stages of outsourcing in Europe succeed.

To register for the chapter meeting, e-mail IAOP's chapter coordinator at

For information on the European Outsourcing Summit, Oct. 16-17, at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, please visit

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With 40,000 customer, advisor and provider members worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

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