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Romanian Outsourcing & Shared Services Summit: The need for dialogue of stakeholders

On March 22nd, at Athénée Palace Hilton in Bucharest, the Fourth Edition of Romanian Outsourcing & Shared Services Summit hosted the annual get-together of professionals in outsourcing and business shared services industry s, ready to share knowledge and build new alliances and dialogue, in order to transform and evolve the businesses, organizations and the whole industry's designs.

2018-04-24 11:37:25

The plenary session of Romanian Outsourcing & Shared Services Summit brought together industry representatives, experts, academic figures and authorities to discuss the steps to be done towards an efficient cooperation between authorities and the industry stakeholders and the legislative changes that will alter the actual business model. It covered topics such as the authorities' strategies and plans for the industry, legislative changes and challenges, government grants and local tax exemptions, besides Romania's main competitive advantages as an outsourcing destination.

Legislation means stability. Stability lays premises for investments

According to MANUELA CATRINA, State Secretary, Ministry of Communication and Information Society, the Romanian labor market is defined by cost efficiency and skills, two factors most important for investors. "I believe, from out part, to be partners with key stakeholders of the industry in IT&C is mandatory. In terms of education, there were and still tough discussions on the curricula and how to build on the language skills and technical skills. We are looking at a permanent dialogue with the industry representatives in order to understand which skills are needed in various areas. Also, big data is a trend. There are so many topics that are strategically important for the development of the right infrastructure for a healthy business environment that I underline the need to participate at a permanent dialogue, in order to gasp a clearer and stronger perspective and to define the processes to put it in practice."

The state representative mentioned the partnership and education programs which started to be implemented in universities such as the programs implemented at The Economic Studies Academy, besides the tax exemption incentives granted for young programmers. "We need to promote Romania as innovation hub, more than services supplier and implementer. Innovative work, skills defined and developed at younger age will bring added value in the future workforce. IT is also very important to grow a consensus of all stakeholders participating to the development of business in Romania, to dispel the concern of investors regarding the instability of decisions and political turmoil and to be consequent in decisions and to run the programs that are generating viable results for industries and society. Creativity, mobile minds in continuously transforming word, conviviality, human defined act of wok will make the change compared to all the automated work," Manuela Catrina concluded.




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