Emerging Europe launches the Emerging Europe Live series with the first episode entitled CEE — The outsourcing destination

Now, Emerging Europe is launching a new solution: Emerging Europe Live, a series of 40-minute programmes that include an interview with a special guest and an engaging studio panel-discussion about topics relevant to the region. These are recorded live and feature a selection of renowned experts, businesses and institutions.

The first episode in the series, which premiered on April 25, is entitled CEE: The Outsourcing Destination. It features a special interview with the Minister for Economy of Bulgaria, a country that was named the Outsourcing Destination of 2015 by the UK-based National Outsourcing Association. The interview is followed by a discussion among experts and practitioners: Kerry Hallard, CEO of the National Outsourcing Association; Elias van Herwaarden, EMEA Service Leader for Global Location Strategies, Deloitte; Iglika Yordanova, Managing Director for Colliers International, Bulgaria and Scott Newman, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for State Street Bank GmbH, which has two outsourcing centres in Poland with almost 3,000 employees.

In the first episode, we will talk about the most recent trends in the sector, about which particular CEE locations are the most attractive and which are the most promising ones/the rising stars. We will discuss what the advantages of the CEE region are and ask how the region can differentiate itself from competing locations. We’ll examine the CEE region as a whole and talk about why it is becoming increasingly popular as far as the outsourcing sector is concerned. We look at which cities/countries stand out when we look at their value propositions (human resources, office space, quality of life, etc.?) and how investors’ needs have changed over the last few years, when it comes to locating their outsourcing centres.

Do you have an idea for another episode of Emerging Europe Live? Would you like to discuss a topic that is relevant to your sector or location? Contact the Emerging Europe editorial team for more information.

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