The Consulate General of Poland in New York recently hosted an event to portray Poland as an attractive outsourcing Destination for BPO, ITO and KPO. The event was organized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate. The event attracted many global companies like: JP Morgan Chase, Citi Group, Accenture, Berclays Capital, Chartis Insurance, Thompson Reuters and Deloitte. On November 4-6 the Investment Forum in Gdansk will cover the outsourcing potential as well.
Outsourcing a growing market in Poland
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT Outsourcing (ITO) has been growing steadily in Poland for the last couple of years and it is supposed this trend will accelerate in the near future. At this time Poland, still considered a market with untapped potential, houses approximately 370 BPO and Shared Service Centers operating and expanding around the entire country. It is estimated that by the end of this year about 60 000-70 000 people will be employed in this sector.
Polish Investment Forum 2010
On November 4-6, 2010 the Polish Investment Forum at the Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic in Gdańsk will cover this outsourcing potential as well. This year’s Forum seeks to promote Poland and present the country as an attractive foreign investment destination. The focus will be on Polish regions (towns, special economic zones, technology parks, development agencies etc.) and investment opportunities in the regions as well as on companies which may provide assistance to foreign investors.
Personally I will participate in the forum discussion “Advantages and disadvantages of low-cost locations“.