Annual Ukrainian Outsourcing Forum 2007 Will Be Held in Kiev on November 1-2, 2007

Kyiv, Ukraine, July 28, 2007 --( The Forum objectives are boosting software development and outsourcing services market, discussion of global trends in IT markets, and addressing current issues in the outsourcing area.

The Forum organizer is Ukrainian Hi-tech Initiative ( – an alliance of the leading Ukrainian companies providing IT outsourcing services and BPO services to the foreign clients.

In 2006, more than 200 professionals from all over the world participated in the Forum. Ukrainian Outsourcing Forum 2006 welcomed representatives of Sony, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GE Healthcare, ACD Systems International Inc, JSC "Vimpelcom", Infopulse Ukraine, KM Soft/Kvazar-Micro Corp., Validio Software, Lohika, EPAM Systems, Luxsoft, Murano Software, StarSoft and other widely known companies. Overall 148 organizations from the USA, England, Germany, Denmark, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, India, Switzerland, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and other countries participated in the Forum.

UOF ‘2007 Goals and Objectives

• Presentation of IT outsourcing services potential of Ukraine and other Central & Eastern European countries.
• Attraction of new customers for outsourcing services.
• Organization of B2B meetings between the Forum participants.
• Discussion of issues in development of IT industry and outsourcing.
• Presentation of «Ukrainian IT Outsourcing Research 2007»

The Forum Format

The conference will be structured by sections with dedicated subjects:
• Global marketing.
• Ukrainian regional Software Development centers.
• Embedded/Firmware programming and Hardware Design.
• IT professionals market. Search. Training. Education.
• The best outsourcing solutions.
• Software quality. QA and testing. Independent testing.
• BPO.

The Forum will offer an exhibition of the leading Eastern European IT outsourcing companies.

Ukrainian IT Matchmaking Event '2007 (B2B meetings)
Within the Forum there will be held the «Ukrainian IT Matchmaking Event '2007» where participants will have an opportunity to meet future partners, hold business meetings and present their companies. On-line scheduling system allows studying the Forum participants’ profiles in advance and organize meetings preliminarily.

Round-table Discussions
During the Forum well-known experts will lead the following round-table discussions:
• “Ukraine, The IT-First Nation” programme development”. The subject of this round-table discussion is a programme of Ukrainian Software Development industry expansion.
• “Ecosystem of Software Development industry.” This round-table discussion will deal with the issues of training the Software industry personnel.

Recreational activities
Within the Forum the participants are invited for a sightseeing tour of Kiev including visits of the most famous city sights.

Forum participants
Among the Forum participants there will be noted experts in outsourcing, representatives of the leading companies from the Eastern Europe, the European Union and the USA and which are interested in developing their business in the Eastern European countries, as well as representatives of the national IT Associations and local state authorities.

About Ukrainian Hi-Тech Initiative

Ukrainian Hi-Тech Initiative is a leading Ukrainian alliance of offshore software development and IT outsourcing companies.

The alliance mission is promotion of Ukrainian software development companies into the international markets.

Hi-Tech Initiative provides the opportunity for the Ukrainian software development companies to develop their IT outsourcing and offshore programming business by using the Initiative’s partner network and marketing channels.

Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative provides partner search and selection services, IT projects implementation assistance, BPO service to both Ukrainian and European companies.

Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative objectives are:

- expansion of international contacts and relations for collaboration in the area of software development
- formation of positive image of Ukrainian software development on the global markets
- search and selection of the partners providing IT outsourcing and BPO services in Ukraine
- organization of meetings between Ukrainian and foreign companies
- formation of investment into Ukrainian software development industry

Additional information about the Forum programme and participation terms is available:
• on the Forum official web site
• via telephones: +38 044 458-17-53

Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative
Natalya Arseyeva