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Overview of Events

Events for the Business Services Community

Outsourcing is collaborative by nature, so it makes perfect sense to come together to learn from each other. GSA events cater for end-users, suppliers and advisors alike, building a community that prides itself on the sharing of knowledge and development of best practice.

With 25+ events per year, ranging from intimate masterclasses to large conferences, GSA events attract over 1500 specialist delegates per year, making them an excellent opportunity to meet, greet and network with people in the same boat as you!

Sometimes you need to get outside your own head - and your own four walls – to seek inspiration. Attending GSA events will foster continuous improvement in your sourcing strategy, providing essential best practice advice from a variety of experts and addressing hot topics / pain points as they occur. In short, our events will help you add value.

Events by type

Event Type Description Duration

Short and snappy presentations

Lots of networking time

Half Day

Special Interest Groups (SIG's)

Focus/discussion groups that have a particular interest in the topic

To share ideas and best practice with peers, and to develop programmes and campaigns

Topics discussed within each SIG is determined from the previous meeting

SIG's include: Offshoring, Innovation, Customer Experience, Applications Management

2 hours


Webinars focus on topical issues and updates

Whilst many are pre-planned well in advance, some maybe organised at short notice to provide immediate update and response to particular issues affecting the outsourcing industry and therefore our members

Normally 1 hour

Member Drinks

Networking only events, usually organised in conjunction with a particular activity - i.e. Annual Pub Quiz

2 - 4 hours

Breakfast/Afternoon Clubs

Short one hour meetings with networking strictly only prior to or after the speaker session

2 speakers maximum providing insight into the advertised topic

1 - 2 hours

Award Ceremonies

Annual dinners and award ceremonies celebrating excellence in outsourcing

GSA UK & GSA Awards - Recognise organisations

GSA Professional Awards - Recognise individuals

4 - 5 hours

GSA Symposium

GSA's largest annual conference that brings the industry and all our members together

Full day conference with interactive breakout sessions, buy side meetings

Ample of networking opportunities with an audience consisting outsourcing decision makers - end users, suppliers and support services

Full day

Events by membership status

To find out what events are available to you and if there is a fee for you to attend, please see the below table.

Those with a  are free for you to attend! 

Member Type/Event Type


Special Interest Groups


Member Drinks

Breakfast/Afternoon Clubs (monthly)

Award Ceremonies

GSA Symposium

Premier member

10% discount on fee 10% discount on fee

Corporate member

10% discount on fee 10% discount on fee

SME member

10% discount on fee 10% discount on fee

Individual member

£225 £150 £50 £50 £150 10% discount on fee 10% discount on fee


£250 Not available to attend Not available to attend Not available to attend £195 Normal fee Normal fee


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The majority of our events are free for Corporate members to attend, find out more about the benefits of being a GSA member.   Learning, networking, generating new sales leads. Whatever your objective, GSA has the event to suit you. We have a number of speaker opportunities available throughout the year. This benefit is free for all SME, Corporate, Premier and Buyer member  

Become a member

Becoming a corporate member of the GSA is easy! Simply get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.

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