Upcoming Events

    • 6 Oct 2021
    • 30 Nov 2021

    The GSA has heard time and time again from our enterprise buyers that they want to partner with smaller, innovative businesses but they don’t know how to find them. So, we listened! The GSA is excited to announce its partnership with GSOS (Global Sourcing Optimization Services), a US-based boutique advisory firm focused on assisting unique start-up/early-stage companies involved in bringing digital innovation through intelligent automation to enterprises worldwide. This industry first partnership will bring a portfolio of 12 innovative tech start-ups to GSA members in the form of an Intelligent Automation Exchange (IAE) – all of which are disrupting sourcing with leading-edge technologies.

    Read more about the exchange here. If you are interested in taking part, please drop an email to

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Roundtable Discussion

    We are in the epicentre of the great resignation, and with that facing a war on talent. This is the biggest challenge organisations face right now, and the cost of attrition, replacement and reskilling is going to be a huge burden for many. We firmly believe open talent is the main game changer for our industry right now. Open talent platforms don’t only need be external, we’re seeing the advent of innovative internal talent platforms which allow organisations to maximise the skills base they already have, whilst giving back the employee the ability to achieve their personal objectives of horizontal skills, working across numerous projects in different teams, experiential learning, mentorships and expanding their networks.

    Join the Open Talent Forum on the 28th October at 09:30AM as Barry Matthews, CEO at Open Assembly speaks to Paul Roberts, VP EMEA at Gloat, an internal talent marketplace which provides innovative new approach to HR management that completely revolutionises the way talent is utilised within large organisations. We’ll hear:

    • What is Gloat and it’s journey
    • How internal marketplaces work
    • How Gloat has helped industry leaders such as Unilever, Standard Chartered and Nestle stay in the lead
    • What potential there is for the future
    • How these platforms can save hundreds of thousands in HR costs

    • 2 Nov 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GST)
    • Webinar

    Here at the GSA, we’ve been holding out hoping that a face to face awards ceremony would be possible, but after speaking to some of our members, not everyone is ready to get back out to the world yet! If you’ve attended one of our previous virtual awards ceremonies, you’ll know what we don’t compromise on the glitz and glamour in a virtual environment! A massive bonus on a virtual event is that we can invite our international colleagues and partners, so they can join in the fun from afar! Join us on the 2nd November from 5:30PM to celebrate all of the fantastic achievements in our industry this year. As usual, the GSA team will be dusting off their glad rags for the occasion and we encourage you to do the same!

    Guests are invited to join us for some pre-event networking drinks and we’ll have some virtual rooms set up so you can mingle with your team or in virtual networking rooms  with other shortlisted nominees. We recommend purchasing a VIP ticket, where you can indulge in our pre event gin tasting experience, with the ingredients delivered straight to your door – so you don’t have to leave the house!

    The evening proceedings will commence with a brief welcome from the GSA and then we’ll hand over to our host for the evening who will be taking us through the awards, making you laugh and celebrating each winner live on  screen. Of course, it wouldn’t be an awards night without some live entertainment, so we’ll have some surprise guests along the way. It’s certainly going to be a virtual awards ceremony you  don’t want to miss!

    So, what are you waiting for - get your glad rags on and grab yourself a drink (or  wait for them to arrive in the post), take a seat and enjoy the evening!

    Email for tickets.

    • 23 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (GST)
    • Hybrid Event

    Transformation. Innovation. Sourcing for Good.

    The industry is experiencing probably its biggest economic boom since outsourcing began, as companies embrace new technologies and services to transform their business processes. We now have a fantastic platform for growth as the industry is increasingly recognised to be delivering innovation and driving transformation whilst considering sustainability, ESG and the scarcity of talent.

    The 2021 GSA Symposium will take place as a hybrid event, giving our community the option to attend in person or watch from the comfort of their own home. We'll be looking at the following topics:

    • Open Talent
    • Responsible Automation and the Future of Work
    • Contracting and the Launch of GSA Standard Terms
    • Supplier Diversity
    • The Future of the Industry
    • ESG and Sustainability
    • The Future of Technology Regulation
    • Professional Development and Upskilling 
    • The Launch of the GSA Manifesto

    Our fantastic line up of speakers includes:

    • Tremaine Richard-Noel, Head of Emerging Technology and Intelligent Automation Programme Director at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
    • Duncan Aitchison, Research Director at TechMarketView
    • Darren Atkins, Chief Technology Officer at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
    • James McLeod, VP EMEA of Faethm AI (a Pearson Company)
    • Frances Church, Sourcing Advisor at KPMG
    • Simon Lightman, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland
    • Terry Walby, CEO at Blue Prism Ventures
    • Barry Matthews, CEO at Open Assembly
    • Alistair Niederer, CX as a Service Leader at TTEC
    • Roland Rosevear, EMEA Enterprise Sales leader for

    This event will be our first hybrid event, taking place both in person in London and virtually, to allow our international colleagues and partners to join from afar. GSA members are entitled to 2 complimentary places to the event and 25% discount on additional places.

    If you’re a sourcing professional, you need to be there.

    Take a look at the full agenda and more information here.

    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (GST)
    • Webinar

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (GST)
    • Webinar


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