Emerging Europe Live: CEE — The Outsourcing Destination

Emerging Europe Live is a series of engaging studio panel discussions about topics relevant to the region. The first episode in the series is entitled CEE: The Outsourcing Destination and premiered on 25 April 2016. The programme excerpts are available below.

Last year, Bulgaria was named the outsourcing destination of 2015. At the beginning of this year, Lithuanian Vilnius and Kaunas received the Central and Eastern Europe Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards as the Most Dynamically Developing City and the Emerging City of the Year, respectively. The Polish City of Kraków has been Europe’s best outsourcing destination since 2014 according to Tholons. State Street Bank, Barclays, Nasdaq, GSK, Accenture, Hewlett Packard are only a few examples of companies who have located their outsourcing centres in Central and Eastern Europe.





Emerging Europe Live | CEE: The Outsourcing Destination was produced in association with Colliers International. Reporting and editing carried out independently by the Emerging Europe editorial team.


Special thanks to ASPIRE – the Association of IT & Business Process Services, Poland, the Bulgarian Embassy to London and the Lithuanian Embassy to London.



Part 1 — The interview with Bojidar Loukarsky, Bulgarian Minister of Economy.


Part 2 — State Street Bank expanding in Poland and the growing competition in the sector


Part 3 — A talent pool in CEE — advantages and challenges


Part 4 — New trends in the BPO sector in the CEE region


Part 5 — Emerging locations


Part 6 — What are investors looking for in the region


Part 7 — Political risk and less popular BPO destinations in CEE


Part 8 — BPO specialisation and the experts’ advice for location promoters


Would you like to discuss your industry or location? Contact us at newsroom@emerging-europe.com.



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