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The latest window to submit speakers/case studies is now open!

We would like to call upon GSA members to submit a speaker/case study for consideration at a number of our monthly events.  

As a key benefit of membership, complimentary speaker slots are available to all SME, Corporate, Premier and Buyer members at specially selected events. Those with an interesting case study and valuable industry experience will be asked to speak.  

To submit a speaker, simply choose from the below events and send the following to Tatyana Pokidko at by 5pm, Wednesday 31st August 2016. 

Please note: Suppliers must be able to present alongside a client.

Who are we looking for?

    • A supplier to speak alongside a client OR
    • A buyer of outsourcing to give a 15 - 20-minute presentation
    • A lawyer or advisor to give a 15-minute presentation in exchange for hosting

What do we want?

    •          Title of the event/s you wish to submit a speaker for
    •          A short 150-word synopsis of what you intend to cover
    •          Names and job titles of your potential speakers, including the name of your client/case study

The GSA team will inform you within 1 month of the submission deadline if you have been selected to speak.


Special Interest Group – Charity Sector

Wednesday 19th October 2016

09.00am – 11.00am

Freeths, 1 Vine Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 0AH

  • Cultural transition: An aspect of outsourcing that can't be contracted for. What changes do service providers need to make in order fit in with the delicate roles charities play, and should charities be expected to change the culture in order to fit with their outsource partners?
  • Finding the right outsourcing partner: What else makes for the perfect outsourcing companion? Can charities make do with service providers, or do they need fully-fledged outsourcing partners? With the great quantity of providers out there, how can charities ensure they find the best partner available?
  • Case study: DDC Charity Solutions will present a recent client case study detailing the benefits, short and long-term, that charities can experience when outsourcing.

Did you miss our first Charity Outsourcing SIG? See what was covered.

Topics to include:

  • What do you want from your outsourcing agreements?
  • Data management & new regulations
  • How can outsourcing help the third sector?

ConferenceBanking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) 

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

09.30am – 05.00pm

Central London

A whole day dedicated to the Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector where knowledge, experiences, and views on best practice will be shared. 

Topics to include:

  • Sharing your own sourcing experiences
  • Risk management
  • Setting up and maintaining the best cyber security
  • Contracting in a regulated environment
  • Application of Digital to enhance customer experience
  • Automation
  • What does the Brexit journey mean for BFSI, now and post-Brexit?

Breakfast Club - Sourcing Predictions 2017

Thursday 15th December 2016

8.30am – 10.30am


Sourcing predictions and trends for the outsourcing market for 2017. Hear from the industry’s most prominent analysts and expert advisors on their views on what 2017 holds for the sourcing industry.  


Topics to include:

  • Predictions for 2017
  • Disruptions to the industry
  • Effects of Brexit


Breakfast Club - Topical Event

Wednesday 18th January 2017

8.30am - 10.30am

Central London


What hot topics do you think the GSA should be covering? Are there any trends you've noticed that you think the GSA should be discussing? What do you need more information on?

We will plan the topics for this event based on your suggestions. 


Why speak at an event?

  • Raise your profile
  • Promote your thought leadership
  • Generate new leads
  • Share your knowledge
  • Support the GSA & the outsourcing industry


How will the speakers be chosen?

Speakers will be selected based on the merits of their case studies and submitted materials 


When will I find out if my case study has been selected?

We will inform you within 1 month of the submission closing date


What is expected of the speaker?

  • To participate in a briefing conference call with the other speakers (approx. 2 weeks prior to the event)
  • To submit their presentation slides 1 week prior to the event date
  • To agree for their slides to be uploaded to the member's area of the website after the event has taken place


How many attendees will there be?

  • Breakfast/Afternoon Clubs - 30 - 50
  • Seminars - 40 - 70
  • Special Interest Groups - 15 - 20


What is the profile of the attendees?

We always aim for an even mix of buyers, suppliers and support companies at all our events.

Job titles include Heads of Procurement, Relationship Managers, IT Directors, Service Managers, Business Development, VP of Infrastructure, Heads of Outsourcing....


Interested in sponsorship?

For details on sponsorship opportunities or leading a Special Interest Group, please contact Tom Quigley on 0207 292 8689.


Not a member of the GSA?

You must be a SME, Corporate, Premier or Buyer member to speak at one of our events. For details on becoming a member please click here or alternatively contact the membership team at

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