Emerging Europe

View organizer

Starts: 04:30 PM

Ends: 08:30 PM

etc.venues Fenchurch Street Gartmore House, 8 Fenchurch Pl, London EC3M 4PB, UK
View map


An ideal mix of leading experts from the UK and European outsourcing industry - Top-notch experts will provide you with a complete picture of the benefits of working with Ukraine.



You will be able to meet key stakeholders from award-winning Ukrainian IT outsourcing service providers, in one place.


We have designed the programme to optimise your time. In a mere 90 minutes you will have gathered all the key information about what Ukraine can offer you. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to network with our experts and guests and have a relaxed conversation in our B2B lounges.

Networking coffee reception
16:30  to  17:00 v Main event room
Outsourcing in Ukraine: an outlook from a location consultant’s perspective
17:00  to  17:15 v Main event room

A keynote enlisting what makes Ukraine an attractive destination for IT and BPO projects delivered by one of EMEA's leading authorities in the field of location strategy. 

Elias van Herwaarden is Director with the Belgian Financial Advisory practice and EMEA Service Leader for Global Location Strategies (GLS), Deloitte's Brussels-based Centre of Excellence for Corporate Site Selection and Foreign Direct Investment Services. He has advised over 500 companies on their internationalisation and footprint optimization strategies. GLS conducts around 25 location engagements annually and is part of the bigger Real Estate practice in Belgium.

Elias van Herwaarden. EMEA Service Leader. Global Location Strategies, Deloitte.
Strategic Sourcing Trends in the UK Market
17:15  to  17:40 v Main event room

In this keynote, Kerry Hallard will review sourcing trends in the UK market and explore how working in or with Ukraine can help UK businesses grow.

Kerry is the President of the Global Sourcing Association and CEO of the Global Sourcing Association UK. She previously held the titles of CEO of the National Outsourcing Association and Director of the European Outsourcing Association and recently led the organisations’ highly successful global rebrand. 

Kerry’s focus is on growing the reach and the positive reputation of the sourcing industry globally, through the development and dissemination of standards and qualifications. She recently established the GSA’s Standard Advisory Group, enlisting representation from 20 countries around the world, as well as senior buyers, service providers and accreditation partners.


Kerry Hallard. CEO. Global Sourcing Association.
Helping UK businesses succeed: case study presentations
17:40  to  17:50 v Main event room
Igor Braginsky Ph. D.. Founder & President. NIX Solutions.
Alexander Pirinsky. CMO. QuartSoft.
Look beyond Headlines and towards Opportunity — Panel discussion followed by Q&A
17:50  to  18:35 v Main event room

In this session we bring our experts together to discuss what makes Ukraine an attractive outsourcing destination, with a focus on information technology (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO).


Elias van Herwaarden. EMEA Service Leader. Global Location Strategies, Deloitte.
Kerry Hallard. CEO. Global Sourcing Association.
Simon Spier. Head of International Trade. techUK.
Andrew Wrobel. Editor in Chief. Emerging Europe.
Igor Braginsky Ph. D.. Founder & President. NIX Solutions.

Networking cocktail reception

Networking cocktail reception
Hosted by NIX Solutions.
18:35  to  20:15 v Main event room

B2B stream

B2B stream
B2B meetings
18:35  to  20:15 v Networking Lounge

Have you previously scheduled a meeting or would you like a more spacious area to exchange ideas and have a drink with a potential business partner you just met?

The two B2B networking lounges, located on the lower ground floor, will be ideal for you.

We also have a gift for you

Your attendee pack will include a hardcopy of the Emerging Europe Outlook on Ukraine 2017/18 special report magazine — the largest editorial coverage of business opportunities in the country ever completed by an international media outlet and a real one-stop-shop for those looking at doing business in, or with, Ukraine: 

• 140 pages of independent insights and analyses;

• An entire section dedicated to IT and outsourcing that explores topics such as the talent pool, costs, skills, locations, suppliers and what makes Ukraine standout against the other countries in the region;

• Content featuring leading institutions and businesses, such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), World Bank, European Union, Transparency International, Ukrainian government and local authorities, Global Sourcing Association and Lviv IT Park.

Click here for the online version of the special report.


Emerging Europe is proud to have been joined by the Global Sourcing Association and techUK in the organisation of this event.

Emerging Europe is one of the world’s premier sources of information about Central and Eastern Europe. The publication covers 23 countries and reaches 50,000+ readers through online and print channels. Its mission is to foster social and economic growth by promoting discussion and connecting stakeholders using editorial content and conferences. 


A large number of the Global Sourcing Association's members are blue-chip user organisations — some managing the largest European outsourcing deals. Whether you need a skilled outsourcing professional or wish to become one, the GSA is the leading body for developing the outsourcing profession and industry.


techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. and counts more than 900 member companies. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. 

Your only chance to explore Ukraine's outsourcing industry in 2017 without leaving London!