SSON Celebrates 10-year Anniversary Milestone in Eastern Europe

Apr 26, 2016, 08:15 ET from The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)

LONDON, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON) has just launched the agenda for its annual Eastern European Shared Services event and this year is bigger than ever. Now in its 10th year, the event boasts its most impressive line up to date with 65 expert speakers confirmed from leading companies such as Shell, Brady Corp, BT, Philips, and Coca Cola Hellenic.

The 2016 agenda is full of new features including brand new Pre Conference Site Tours Day, Post Conference Workshops and Interactive Discussion Groups, where attendees will get to join small-group round-table discussions and gain tailored advice on their specific challenges whether they are in HR, Finance, Digital or Multi-Function.

The full event agenda is available to download here

The latest challenge for Eastern Europe Service Centres is to stay ahead of the competition in regards to talent, digital disruption and harnessing value or risk losing out and being left behind. This is something Simona Simion-Popescu, BSO Director, Coca Cola Hellenic is very aware of. When asked what she thinks Coca Cola Hellenic and the industry as a whole will look like in 5 years she stated, "I am sure in 5 years we will see things we do not even imagine today!" Simion-Popescu went on to add "Besides that we will see more and more automation using artificial intelligence, more value add services and great customer experience provided by in-house/ shared services and more transitional activities outsourced to the BPOs."

This is something Simona is likely to touch on during her panel discussion on Conference Day One at the event, where she will be joined by Szilvia Bogdán, International Region, Project Director HR SSC, Avis Europe and Tomasz Brzostowski, Director - Global Finance Shared Services, Hitachi Data Systems to discuss Benchmarking across CEE: Assessing regional development, talent and regulation to keep ahead of a rapidly changing market.

SSON's 10th Annual Eastern European Shared Services Week is being held in Budapest, Hungary from the 10th -12th October. The event will gather 150+ senior executives for four days of frank case studies, unique regional specific information sharing sessions and benchmarking exercises. To find out more about this event go to or for further information you can call +44-(0)207-368-9809.

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SOURCE The Shared Services & Outsourcing Network (SSON)