Please review the following releases for the latest news from the Global Sourcing Council.

Citi Commercial Bank to Host 2012 GSC 3S Awards Gala

GSC 3S Awards 2012 – Sourcing that Empowers

Submission deadline – Sept. 1, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y. (August 24, 2012) – Citi® Commercial Bank will host the Awards Gala of the 2012 3S Awards, a program by the Global Sourcing Council, on October 22, 2012, at the Citi Executive Conference Center, 601 Lexington Ave in New York City. Read more

GSC partners with 2012 World BPO Forum – June 26-27

The 2012 3S Awards is proud to support its strategic partner, the 2012 World BPO Forum. This event offers outstanding opportunities for business development, knowledge acquisition and impactful networking.

The 5th annual World BPO/ITO Forum, http://www.worldbpoforum.com/ taking place in Manhattan on June 26-27th, is proud to announce that Surya Kant, President, North America, UK and Europe from Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will be the Opening Keynote. Mr. Kant joins an impressive lineup including Robert Reich, Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley and former Secretary of Labor under President William J. Clinton, who will be the first day Closing Keynote. In addition to enabling buyers and sellers of services to meet each other, the World BPO/ITO Forum is a unique assembly of some of the world’s leading thinkers (see http://www.worldbpoforum.com/keynote2012.aspx) who will share insights and discuss how smart sourcing is increasingly becoming part of a company’s core business agenda. Visit www.worldbpoforum.com for the most up-to-date event developments and announcements.

Panjiva and The Global Sourcing Council Study Finds Economic Optimism among Suppliers and Buyers

The State of Global Trade in 2012 report reveals sourcing will shift beyond China to manage rising costs

New York, April 2, 2012– Global trade intelligence leader Panjiva and The Global Sourcing Council, a non-profit organization that fosters dialog on critical issues in global sourcing and supply chain management,  today unveiled a joint report, The State of Global Trade in 2012, which highlights key concerns, challenges and opportunities facing those engaged in global trade. Based on a survey of buyers and suppliers worldwide, the report found that half of global trade professionals are optimistic about the global economy in 2012 and nearly three quarters plan to spend at or above 2011 levels. Read more

GSC Chairman David Kinnear Listed as Outsourcing Institute Top 10 Power Broker in New York

GSC Chairman & Sr. Outsourcing Adviser David Kinnear makes Top 10 list of power brokers in prestigious rankings by The Outsourcing Institute

David Kinnear, Chair of the GSC

We know David Kinnear as the founder & Chairman of The Global Sourcing Council and a partner in GSSOCX. He sits on the Global Advisory Board of BRICS Connect.  But as with many other members, David also has an important role in the outsourcing industry.

Known for his ability to spot early trends and drive groundswell in the industry, we are honored  that David Kinnear, Cerebra LPO COO  was today announced a Top 10 Power Networker by the Outsourcing Institute. Accredited for his critical role as a marketplace catalyst behind the scenes, Kinnear joins a list of New York’s power brokers who have helped build the industry in the Big Apple and much further afield. Read more

Microsoft joins Global Sourcing Council’s 2012 3S Awards Advisory Council

Microsoft Executive to provide strategic counsel to fuel efforts in global sustainability and CSR

New York, NY, March 1, 2012: The Global Sourcing Council today announced Microsoft’s participation on the Global Sourcing Council’s (GSC) 2012 3S Awards Advisory Council. The GSC 3S Awards – Awards in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing “Sourcing that Empowers” -is an international awards program that recognizes exceptional achievements in the global sourcing marketplace by individuals and organizations who demonstrate outstanding commitment to  a combination of positive social and economic leadership. The GSC 3S Awards is the only global award honoring best practices in 3S specifically in the sourcing industry. Mike Simms, General Manager, Chief Outsourcing Officer will represent the Microsoft Corporation on the Advisory Council. Read more