On March 28 in Lviv (Lvov), a major city in Western Ukraine, the annual Lviv Outsourcing Forum, attracted 237 owners and top managers of outsourcing companies as well as freelancers from Ukraine, Europe and North America.
The event was opened by Lviv mayor and popular Ukrainian politician Andriy Sadovy in person — in which Dmytro Korchevskiy, General Director of the STEP IT academy, saw an evidence of the city’s status as “the IT capital of Ukraine.”
Forty-three speakers discussed a variety of topics related to “Outsourcing business,” “Small and medium outsourcing,” and “Outsourcing management.”
Among the guest speakers were Yury Antonyuk, Haroon Elsarrag, Vlad Voskresensky, Denis Balatsko and Sergiy Fitsak. They discussed such issues as product development services (PDS 2.0), business continuity planning, delivery processes with foreign customers — including the painful aspects.
The Lviv Outsourcing Forum has asserted itself over the years as one of the most important industry events in Ukraine. According to its organizers, the event has helped many of its participants hire new employees, agree mergers or acquisitions, improve organization, and fine tune strategy.