SSOW 2018 Venue
Estoril Congress Center
Avenida Amaral. 2765-192 Estoril
Venue & Accommodation
We have teamed up with MICE Concierge, the trusted concierge service for events (beware unofficial companies!) and, together, we have carefully selected a number of preferred hotels for the event. MICE Concierge will be helping to ensure you have the best hotel experience possible, can stay in the hotels with your fellow attendees close to the event venue and can give you access to exclusive accommodation rates.
Please book through the official channel: Our concierge service is supported by the event, you will get the best rates and by staying in one of the accredited hotels you will be with other delegates and will therefore be able to network/socialise more to get the most out of the experience.
Please note: IQPC will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel´s website link provided.
1 Ticket, 20 Experiences!
Go Exploring! Discover in the sun-drenched streets of Lisbon, three state-of-the-art SSCs, and return home with solid take-aways on how to improve your centre! For the first time, SSOW brings you a full day of site tours, showcasing a range of SSCs, GBS, and centres of excellence. The day will start at 08:00, where you will be picked up by bus at the conference centre, and taken on your multifunctional SSC adventure. Seats are limited, so book now!
In this session, interact with our solution providers and watch them showcase their innovative solutions with live demonstration drives. Get answers for how much of an impact can new technology have on your business, how quickly can it be implemented, and critically, how soon will you see your ROI?
Problem Solver Case Studies
Attend targeted case studies which will help you to find a solution to a common SSC problem. Engage with your speaker’s story, offer advice, and help them to find a solution to their problem. Present your conclusions to the audience and walk away with a list of new approaches to complex issues.
“Ask the Experts” Panel Sessions
Interactivity is the name of the game! This is not your average panel discussion, in this session, contributions are a must. Get the conversation flowing as you come armed with questions for our expert-level panel speakers.
Process Excellence Corner
In this part of the exhibition space, meet with your contemporaries and discuss your PEX strategy – what do you need to be doing to stay ahead of the curve? Here is your break-out space to meet with other GPOs, in order to help trouble-shoot and network.
There are some issues that simply can’t be solved in a 30 minute session. In our Deep-dive workshops, apply your knowledge in a classroom environment, with two hour immersive learning experiences to enable you to truly tackle your key issues. Leave the room feeling like an expert, equipped with new strategies and innovative solutions to your issues.
Interactive Discussion Groups
The perfect forum to collaborate with your peers on your most pressing issues. Tailor your experience and sign up to these small, capped roundtables, and discuss your problems with leaders who are facing the same challenges as you. Contribute to the debate, and leave your IDG armed with new insights and ideas.
Tired of the same old sales pitches? Wouldn’t it be more helpful to actually hear from an End User customers about the realities of solution implementation? In this new and innovative hot-seating session, talk to implementers who have already been through it all, and who are now realising the results…
Secure your front-row seat in the auditorium as we host our “presidential debates” sessions, which tackle the key issues in the SSC and GBS space. Who will get your vote?
Spotlight on Leadership
In these limited masterclass sessions, hone and develop the leadership skills of you and your team. In this ever-changing landscape, adaptability is key. This session will ensure your ongoing professional and personal development, and will prepare you for the challenges of the future…
In our invitation-only break-out space, designed specifically for Global Leaders, collaborate with your peers and formulate a strategy to leverage on the innovation, know-how, and insights from the collective brainpower in the boardroom.
Robots may be on the rise, but humans are, and will remain, your most important asset. In our HR Innovations session, develop the essential skills you will need to empower your workers and to join forces with your peers to evolve your HR approach.
There ain’t no party like a SSOW party…and we are going to be making the most of this year’s fantastic beach-side location. As the sun sets, let your hair down, enjoy delicious cocktails and canapes and network with your new contacts. Some say this is the time you will learn the most!
Future of Finance
Push the boundary of innovation and create explosive business value through transforming your Finance function in our Future of Finance sessions. Explore the changing VP of finance, digital transformation, and finance process excellence, and leave with real life examples of how to impact your bottom line.
Interactive Benchmarking powered by SSON Analytics
Where does your SSC lie in comparison to its counterparts? Benchmark yourself against other SSCs in your industry or region, and construct a strategy to get your operations to the top!
At SSOW, we like to reward you for excellence and to recognise the leaders and teams that are truly innovating the SSC World. Our awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, who understand first-hand the challenges and opportunities associated with SSC transformations. Will you be recognised this year?
Hear from SSOW’s keynote presenters; true industry influencers within the world of Shared and Business Services who are at the cutting edge of business innovation. Be inspired by their pioneering approaches and leadership!
Sometimes, you need to take a break from the high-level content and networking and have a bit of a relax! In our gamification zone, find activities such as morning yoga, free massages, and Mario-carts – who will get the top score?
Wanting to pick that last speaker’s brains over the methods they adopted in their Customer excellence transformation? Or wanting to meet someone from the app? Head to our networking centre, grab a coffee and have that one-on-one conversation.
SSON has gone digital! This year, our app is more interactive than ever before. Arrange meet-ups, take part in live polling, ask our panellists questions in real time, the list is endless. A great opportunity to meet and engage with more of your fellow delegates than ever before!