The Global Technology & Business Services Council is delighted to present its inaugural conference programme. The
Global Technology & Business Services Series marks the launch of a truly unique, global initiative which represents
the world’s premier gathering of global technology and business services professionals. The programme launches with
keynote presentations delivered on the 30th November and 1st December 2020, and will be followed by a series of
monthly deep dive events. The Series will be delivered as a virtual programme due to travel restrictions and
limitations still in place in many countries across the world.
The Series signifies a world first, as the industry comes together in a wholly global and collaborative manner for
the first time ever. Inspired by the phenomenal response across sourcing partnerships around the world when COVID-19
struck, an alliance was formed between 12 major associations for technology and business services around the world,
to both applaud how the industry responded, and, with a firm commitment to collaborate to create a global vision for
the future of the industry.
The Series will look at how the services industry will challenge, collaborate and co-create to deliver exceptional
innovations and phenomenal business value to buyers and providers alike. Under the direction of the Council
representatives, the Series has been designed to will delve into subjects from surviving then thriving through a
global pandemic through industry best practice to pushing for essential business changes. The Series will champion
imperative matters including impact sourcing, supplier diversity, inclusion and belonging, modern slavery and
sustainability, with the intent to drive significant change. The global nature of this Series makes making that
change a very viable reality.
The leading associations around the world are pooling their insights, membership bases and contacts to collaborate
on this world leading Series.
A spokesperson for GT&BSC commented: “The critical intent of this Series is to provide organisations around the
world – buyers, service providers and advisors – with firstly a vision for the future of the global technology and
business services industry, focusing on the macro-economic perspective of our industry. All major themes and topics
will then be debated and discussed as the Series unfolds over the coming months, leaving delegates feeling highly
motivated and passionate about the opportunities ahead of them, yet armed with clear ideas on how to handle the
numerous challenges they are and will no doubt face.
Together we have and continue to curate the leading keynote speakers and advisors from around the world to provide
delegates with a very rare yet very true view of the industry from a global perspective.”
Founding members of GT&BSC (in alphabetical order)
ABSL, covering Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina (Balkans), Latvia (Baltics)
AIBEST, covering Bulgaria and the Balkans
ASTRA, covering Russia and Belarus
BPESA, South Africa
GSA, United Kingdom
IAOP, United States
OM MALAYSIA, Malaysia
SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka
Notes to editors:
The Global Technology & Business Services Council is an alliance of the leading regional associations around the
world, representing the interest of the global technology and business services industry. Its purpose is to promote
the industry for growth by sharing best practices and thought leadership for the benefit of all its members and
their clients and employees. The GT&BSC will lobby stakeholders to secure the best interests for its members. All
members of the Council have signed up to the Industry code of conduct.