Vision Economic Pillar
The Kenya Vision 2030 economic pillar will kick off in proud partnership with the Kenyan ICT Board at the East Africa Outsourcing (EAO) Summit 2012 in Nairobi. Hosted by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events; the summit will provide a platform for existing and potential players in outsourcing industries worldwide, looking to reduce costs and efficiency pressures, by outsourcing business processes to East Africa.
The Vision aims to maintain a sustained economic growth rate of 10 per cent per annum from 2012, with a focus on macroeconomic stability, infrastructural development; science, technology and innovation (STI), land reforms, human resource development, and security and public sector reforms.
The Kenyan Government and Emirates Telecommunication Technology (Etisalat), together with local investors, launched The East Africa Marine Systems (TEAMS) fibre optic undersea cable project, preparing Kenya with the technology to establish a major Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) park. This reinforces Nairobi as a major international financial hub to accelerate economic growth and gain a stronger presence in Africa’s rapidly growing financial services market.
Shannon Mackrill, Joint Managing Director at Kinetic Events says, “The outsourcing of companies to handle business activities that would ordinarily be conducted in-house, could be provided locally, however they are increasingly being conducted off-shore and abroad at low-cost locations. Given the size of the market and the addressable demand, there is an opportunity for emerging economies to provide BPO services to the developed world. Kenya has recognised and taken advantage of this opportunity and will put the country on parity with IT service competitors on the continent, including South Africa, as one of the fastest growing developing outsourcing destinations.”
The cross-industry event will be held at the Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel from 5 to 6 June 2012, and will host senior-level professionals currently outsourcing, or considering the options, exploring both operational and technological strategic issues shared by leading decision makers globally or seeking to influence market share and profitability.
The strategic invitation-only summit will explore the alignment of people, process and technology; offering insight into the solutions available to contact centres today, assisting companies in the negotiations and selecting the tools best suited to their needs. Attendees will be able to engage in interactive conference sessions and educational workshops designed for quality time and interaction with peers.
For more information visit www.eaosummit.com or contact Shaunei Meintjes on +27 21 555 0866 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @ITLeadersAfrica and @KineticEventsSA on Twitter for daily updates and news feeds.