Press Release

Avasant proudly sponsors the 2012 IAOP World Summit

Los Angeles, USA - February 22, 2012 - In the recently concluded, IAOP Outsourcing World Summit 2012 from February 20-22 at Orlando, Florida, Avasant proudly participated as a leading sponsor. At the 15th edition of the Outsourcing industry's premier event, Avasant CEO, Mr. Kevin S. Parikh chaired the Globalization Track and also provided a keynote presentation. Avasant also hosted a "Wine Tasting Reception" and the "Transboundary Breakfast Event" which focused on Impact Sourcing, for Country delegates from across the globe. Both Avasant and Microsoft are Co-Chairs of the Transboundary Sourcing Chapter of the IAOP. The theme for 15th Anniversary Edition was "Outsourcing Beyond the Horizon: Turning Today's Opportunities into Tomorrow's Successes". At the summit, Avasant CEO gave a keynote presentation on "Next Wave of Globalization X". In his presentation, Mr. Parikh stressed the opportunity for seeing value from outsourcing beyond labor arbitrage and cost reduction. In the next wave of Globalization he identified "Access to New Markets "as one of the primary drivers. Avasant Partner, Anupam Govil also moderated a panel discussion titled "Building a Strong Global Sourcing Ecosystem" which focused on how Buyers and Service providers could engage in more collaborative relationships to ensure more effective sourcing outcomes. During the conference which was attended by over 800 delegates from the Outsourcing industry, Avasant was recognized amongst the World's Best Outsourcing Advisors. About Avasant Avasant is next generation top management consulting, research and events firm servicing global clients across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Our talented team of consultants, lawyers and technologists average over 20 years of industry-honed experience and have conducted over 1,000+ engagements in over 40 countries worldwide. Avasant drives customer value through the use of our proprietary consulting and advisory methods, which have been refined over decades of ‘real-world' transaction and engagement experience. The combination of our world-class resources allows Avasant to yield superior business outcomes in three primary domains: Strategic Sourcing, Technology Optimization and Globalization Consulting. Avasant is recognized in the industry as a leading globalization, sourcing and IT strategy firm. According to the International Association of Outsourcers (IAOP), Avasant is ranked among the "World Best Outsourcing Advisors". Further, Avasant holds honored distinctions as the Black Book of Outsourcing's ‘Number 1 BPO Advisor' and ‘Top 10 Full Service Advisor'. For more information on Avasant, please visit About IAOP Outsourcing World Summit The Outsourcing World Summit brings the global community of outsourcing professionals together for an unparalleled knowledge sharing, networking and personal and business development experience you can count on. The 2012 Outsourcing World Summit, was held from February 20-22, 2012, at Disney's Contemporary Resort & Conference Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, will continue this tradition of excellence. For more information, Contact Avasant LLC Voice: +1.310.643.3030 Fax: +1.310.643.3033