SOURCE: Outsourcing Institute

March 07, 2012 10:20 ET

Outsourcing Institute Responds to State of the Union Address With Roundtable Webinar on the Politics of Outsourcing

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Mar 7, 2012) - The outsourcing community needs to communicate to government at every level the positive and necessary role of outsourcing in our country's economic recovery. When President Obama proposed to "stop rewarding businesses for taking jobs out of the country and start rewarding them for bringing jobs back home," outsourcers were presented with serious challenges. What impact will the current anti-outsourcing stance of this administration have on you? Can outsourcers depend on the administration for assistance in driving innovation that will create skilled jobs here in the United States? With changing global economies, how can outsourcers forecast which processes and services are best kept offshore and which should be moved back home?

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from 12:00 - 1:00 ET, OI will sponsor a roundtable webinar on the changing political implications of outsourcing. Selecting the right outsourcing model -- offshoring, nearshoring, or onshoring -- for each sourcing endeavor is key to ensuring economic benefits and securing tax advantages both at home and overseas.

To help U.S. businesses understand how to make appropriate sourcing decisions, our panel of experts will delve into the distinctions between offshoring, nearshoring and onshoring. Attendees will learn why choice of venue is particularly urgent in certain categories, such as IT and BP outsourcing.

In the wake of President Obama's speech, the discussion will take a necessary look at the potential beneficial or detrimental implications to the U.S. economy of outsourcing vs. offshoring. Says discussion moderator and OI CEO and Founder, Frank Casale, "While outsourcing has been attacked in previous election cycles, this time around it seems real. Many of our members are rightfully concerned, and if you are a buyer or provider of outsourcing services, you have every reason to be."

Featured experts include:

  • Vaughn Hovey, former Nationwide Insurance AVP and chief sourcing officer, Ohio State Fisher College of Business lecturer
  • Michael Mensik, partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Monty Hamilton, CEO, Rural Sourcing, Inc.
  • Eric Clemons, professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

To register for this live webinar event click here.

Since 1993, the Outsourcing Institute, located at, has been the go-to source for buyers, providers and influencers in the outsourcing space. With over 70,000 members, OI is a unique global community where outsourcers can meet, learn, network and transact business.