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Outsource2LAC 2015 to gatherglobal services industry representatives from more than 40 countries

Guadalajara to host 5th edition of Latin America and the Caribbean’s main services outsourcing and offshoring event

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Around 600 representatives of global services companies from more than 40 countries are expected to attend Outsource2LAC, the main outsourcing and offshoring event for Latin America and the Caribbean from Nov. 11-13.

The forum will bring together Latin American companies as well as potential clients from around the world and will provide a unique opportunity for the region to continue to play a significant role in the competitive global services industry, whose total value is estimated to be $560 billion. The region’s exports of services have grown at an annual clip of 11 percent over the past five years, far outpacing the average worldwide growth of 6 percent.

Service industry providers from Latin America and the Caribbean, the United States, Europe and Asia will have a chance to hold matchmaking meetings with representatives from potential clients and attend informative seminars on industry trends conducted by top-level international experts. Additionally, this year will include, for the first time, a “boot camp” where attendees from 30 companies will be trained in technology, innovation, digital marketing and access to financing by experts from Google, Red Innova, and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.

The IDB, through its social media platform for businesses called ConnectAmericas.com, is organizing the forum together with Proméxico, the Mexican exports and investment promotion agency, and the Government of the State of Jalisco. Other participants will include government and trade-promotion agencies representatives from 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries as well as outsourcing industry associations from Mexico, Brazil, Russia, India, China and the European Union.

In the four previous Outsource2LAC events, nearly $50 million worth of transactions were generated by more than 3,500 business meetings held during the forums.

WHAT: Outsource2LAC 2015 Guadalajara

WHEN: Nov. 11-13, 2015. The event will open with a reception at 7 p.m. on Nov. 11.

WHERE: Hotel Fiesta Americana, Guadalajara, México.

To register and for additional information, check the conference website: www.outsource2LAC.com

For those unable to attend the event personally, the plenary sessions and select parallel sessions will be broadcast via internet streaming between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13.

The English broadcast will be available via this link: http://livestream.com/accounts/7864091/events/4483849/player

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

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