European Leadership Summit and Awards 2016

October 5 – October 6,2016
Sofia, Bulgaria

Outsourcing is transforming; Digitization, Automation, the Internet of Things and the impact of Brexit are all converging to obliterate the existing sourcing landscape to ashes.

However, out of these ashes is emerging the next generation of sourcing and shared services; leaner more agile enterprises, new and improved skills, advancing RPA, better qualified workforces, new contracts that focus on innovation and value-adding services – plus newly emerging sourcing destinations with ever-increasing social progress indicators.

In fact, across Europe sourcing activity is reaching new heights, with volumes in areas such as ITO ahead of those in the Unites States.

So how do you ensure your business is making the most of these opportunities?

The EOA Leadership Summit and Awards provides the European and global sourcing community with an outstanding opportunity to learn about both global and local sourcing industry trends, new operating models and the latest standards to help you further develop best practice. You will have access to the knowledge, innovation and best practice that is creating – and taking advantage of – the newly emerging ecosystem.

But that’s not all! We’ll be providing free training on Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the technology that is revolutionising the industry, and for those of you who are passionate about leveraging technology to effect a positive social or environmental outcome, you can take part in the first ever EOA Hackathon (#EOA1.0). We will also be launching our inaugural European Women in Outsourcing initiative over breakfast and delivering a masterclass on how to set up outsourcing operations in a European Region. In addition, you can also network with our speakers, sponsors, judges and NOA A-Listers, as well as other delegates from across Europe and beyond at our complimentary guided city tour and networking drinks events.

Immediately following the Summit, the great and the good in sourcing will gather together at the Awards ceremony to recognise and celebrate those judged to be best in class in sourcing services and technology, legal counsel and relationship management, automation and innovation. Plus, of course, we will also announce the Outsourcing Destination of the Year.


Wednesday, October 5 – Thursday, October 6, 2016


Sofia, Bulgaria


Global Sourcing Association, the industry association and professional body for the global sourcing industry, and home of the Global Sourcing Standard, a World-First for the provision of a portfolio of best practice methodologies and accreditation programmes for both buyers and suppliers of sourcing

The GSA is a not-for-profit membership association with fully licensed, affiliate and associate members, and serves to share best practice, trends and connections across the globe and to bring the global community together in a wholly interactive manner for the first time.  Its overriding objective is the ongoing development and dissemination of the standard and supporting portfolio of qualifications in order to improve the benefits and positive reputation, and therefore size, of the global sourcing industry.