Folks - it's challenging cherry-picking which events are worth going to this year with everyone cutting back on the travel costs, but one you should definitely have on your calendar is IQPC's Shared Services Week, where I am hosting their F&A BPO session entitled Going Beyond the Letter of the Contract: Deriving Business Value From Your F&A BPO Experience, where I will be joined by my industry BPO friends Graham Russell (Astrazeneca), John Transier (Unilever), Mike Monaghan (Wells Fargo) and Sunil Narang (Level 3). Check out the session at 3.35pm on March 24th.
And even if you can't make the week, you can still catch the highlights here, with the Horses being the official blog for the show.
IQPC have offered Horses readers a discount offer: 2-for-1 Special – Bring a colleague FREE when you purchase a main conference pass at standard pricing. Reference code IUS_HFS_#1 to receive this discount. *Open to end-users only.
So why attend?
*A focus on quick wins for your shared services organization, with highlights on meeting short-term immediate gains and cutting costs without jeopardizing service levels
*An expert speaker faculty, including 4 Chief Economists, to demonstrate how to use survive the economic downturn and come out stronger on the other side
*Easy-to-customize conference experience: Choose between 7 tracks, including HR Transformation, Sourcing, Talent Management and Blue Sky Innovation Room, 3 Master Classes, 4 site tours and 16 workshops
*Expanded Exhibition Hall, networking opportunities and an exciting new year for the Annual Shared Services Excellence Awards.
4 Chief Economists will be speaking
Gregory Miller, Chief Economist, Sun Trust Banks
Brian Fabbri, Chief U.S. Economist for North America, BNP Paribas
David Wyss, Chief Economist, Standard & Poor’s
W. Michael Cox, Chief Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas