Conference alert: Shared Services Week


Shared_Services_Week_HFS 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

For more information, please contact: Kim Vigilia, IQPC || Ph: 212-885-2753 || [email protected] ||

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  1. Also wanted to draw your attention to a shared services webinar….

    Jo Trizila
    Trizila Communications, Inc.
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    Shared Services Market Trends Topic of Free Alsbridge Webinar Feb. 19

    DALLAS, Feb. 6, 2009 – A free Alsbridge webinar on the next generation of shared services is scheduled for later this month.

    The webinar, “Trends in the SSC Marketplace,” is set for 2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central on Thursday, Feb. 19. Space is limited. Although the webinar is free of charge, participants must preregister. To reserve a seat, go to

    The one-hour web seminar will feature shared services expert Michael Fraley, who will discuss the path of evolution of successful, maturing shared service centers, the latest techniques and improvements, and how to organize your SSC for maximum effectiveness.

    Shared services have been at the forefront of back-office process cost reduction and service delivery improvement for over a decade. As shared services centers have evolved and matured, companies across all industries are implementing the latest techniques in shared services and organizing for new and improved productivity, effectiveness, and success.

    Those unable to attend can use the registration link above to view the recorded webinar 24 hours after the original air date.

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    About Alsbridge
    Alsbridge, Inc. is an award-winning global advisory firm, providing unparalleled expertise in information, technology and business process outsourcing, shared services, finance and accounting, and benchmarking. The firm is fact-based and client-focused, with a proven methodology that fosters success. Alsbridge defines client goals and scope, finds the best cultural fit with providers, refines the best solutions and eases transitions and implementation. Founded in 2005, Alsbridge is the proven, effective difference. For more information, visit

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