International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Seeking Nominations for Best Outsourcing Teams

Global Excellence in Outsourcing Award Recognizes Leading Outsourcing Teams in Best Practices and Innovation

Poughkeepsie, NY, August 03, 2012 --( The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (lAOP®) today announced it is accepting nominations for its third annual Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) Award. The award program recognizes outsourcing professional teams for their innovation and best practices.

The GEO Award distinguishes outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations who have advanced the field’s best practices, created innovative solutions and delivered great results for their companies.

Past honorees include Procter & Gamble (The GEO Award for Best Practices 2012), Cisco (The GEO Award for Innovation 2012), Bancolombia (The GEO Award for Best Practices 2011) and Microsoft (The GEO Award for Innovation 2011).

“As the outsourcing industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, there is more diversity in competition for the Global Excellence in Outsourcing Award,” said IAOP CEO Debi Hamill. “Recognizing these outsourcing leadership teams helps to advance outsourcing best practices globally.”

Awards are presented annually for:

The GEO Award for Best Practices - recognizes a company’s outsourcing team for developing and implementing one or more advanced business practices that have enhanced the design, implementation and management of their company’s outsourcing program. The team will be recognized both for its contribution to the management practice of outsourcing and for delivering measurable results for their company.

The GEO Award for Innovation – given to an outsourcing team that has implemented a new type of outsourcing relationship or new outsourcing approach that is ground breaking and worth special attention by other organizations. The goal is to recognize a practical innovation that has produced measurable results.


Nominations are open to IAOP member and non-member customer teams globally and applications for the award are prepared and submitted by the outsourcing professional team itself. Nominations are accepted through September 30, 2012. Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges selected by IAOP’s Membership Committee and led by Bill Hall, committee chair and founding partner of Pretium Partners.

Winners are recognized at IAOP’sOutsourcing World Summit® each February and will have the unique opportunity to share their leading-edge outsourcing approaches through multiple thought leadership activities led by IAOP.

For more information and to nominate your team, see GEO Awards.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

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