Westrade Group has announced the launch of Outsourcing Summit & Expo, OSX 2018. The 2-day event targets the global sourcing industry and provides IT professionals an opportunity to connect, and collaborate.
The organiser is an independent media and events company established in 1982. Westrade Group provides clients with creative business solutions through publishing services, sales partnerships, digital solutions and engaging events.
Paul Harwood, managing director at Westrade Group, said OSX is a response to feedback that indicated a trade show for this industry is needed.
“For the last three years we’ve been intently studying the global sourcing industry,” Harwood said. The organiser has been speaking to international influencers and thought leaders on the purchasing and supply side – as well as advisory experts and all the other integral support functions – to inherently understand their issues and concerns, needs and constraints. “OSX is our response to these very issues; the only event you will ever need to attend to inform your future sourcing and technology strategies, brought to you in a unique way,” he explained.
Designed as part conference, exhibition, festival and networking hub, OSX 2018 is focused on creating value for its participants by providing the opportunity for businesses to expand critical networks, identify new opportunities to collaborate, access innovative technology and the experts that provide it, and inherently understand the next practices and legislative changes that will impact their businesses.
Registration is free, and the organiser said access to the exhibition and general networking lounges will also be free to everyone registered.
In addition, anyone employed in the UK public sector can attend the 2-day programme – including the conference element – for free.
“These are just a few of the initiatives that are part of our determined aim to change the way the world does business, and we’re planning plenty more surprises in the run up to the event,” explained Kevin Lloyd, OSX event director.
The OSX is supported by a number of international associations and media partners from across the global IT and sourcing industry, including Sourcing in Emerging Europe, Pro Progressio, Outsourcing & More and Outsourcing Portal, with more to be confirmed soon.
The event will take place on 17-18 October 2018 at ExCel London.