Online

via MS Teams

25.03.2021

10:00 am -12:35 pm CET

The webinar is organized for Swiss companies who consider Poland as their potential market for placing nearshoring activities there. If you search for a higher quality of IT or BPO/SSC services or simply would like to replace your current suppliers with new, more agile ones, our event is for you. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the advantages and challenges of cooperation in the nearshoring model through real-life examples/case studies and find out where to start and what steps to take.

  • 10:00-10:05

    Welcome speech - Michał Stępień, President of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce

  • 10:05-10:50 - 1st panel

    Poland as a nearshoring location. What are the factors you should take into consideration before choosing between different European destinations?

  • 10:55-11:40 - 2nd panel

    Benefits of building own SSC/ITO in Poland for a big and medium company – case study.

  • 11:45-12:30 - 3rd panel

    Nearshoring cooperation with Polish suppliers or external entities. What you should pay attention to when starting such cooperation?

  • 12:30-12:35

    Summary

Moderators

  • Michał Stępień
    Michał Stępień
    In UBS in Poland since 2008, before becoming General Manager of Poland Business Solutions Centers in 2013 and Country Head in 2017 held positions of COO, IT Service Delivery Head, Legal and Compliance Head and Service Delivery Head. Michal has over 15 years of leadership experience. Prior to joining UBS, he worked in international companies such as Royal AHOLD and DELL. Michal is qualified Attorney in Law. He is the President of the Board of Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ulrich Schwendimann
    Ulrich Schwendimann
    Managing Director of the Polish-Swiss Chamber of Commerce – a non-governmental organisation counting 200 members. For 17 years Ulrich has been active in bringing Polish and Swiss business communities together, i.a. by linking the impressive Polish IT-competences and expertise with the growing needs of Swiss companies. Ulrich graduated in Slavic and Business Studies from the University of Zurich and completed an Executive MBA at the Warsaw University of Technology. He also worked as a journalist and researcher at the University of Zurich.

Event partners

Why you should join us

9 domain experts

from leading international companies

Guidelines & advice

based on real-life examples

Dedicated platform

for knowledge sharing

Open presentation

of pros & cons of nearshoring to Poland

1st panel

Poland as a nearshoring location. What are the factors you should take into consideration before choosing between different European destinations?

Nearshoring to Poland as an effective long-term strategy. Explaining why the country is one of the most frequently chosen nearshore locations in Europe. Sharing experiences with nearshoring to Poland. Reasons for transferring business activities to Polish cities.
  • Cultural differences and similarities and their impact on cooperation and communication
  • Stability of the country, its economic and business development as a determinant of profitability
  • Availability of resources (including turnover), education level, foreign languages knowledge, quality of work
  • Infrastructure condition – availability and cost of the office space, IT equipment and infrastructure, data security level and standards
  • Location – air transport, public transport network across the country

2nd panel

Benefits of building own SSC/ITO in Poland for a big & medium company – case study.

Building own SSC/ITO center in Poland. Importance of company internal discussions, analyses and precise definition of goals to be reached by moving a part of services to a nearshoring location. Sharing experiences of what kind of challenges can be resolved by moving some company activities to Poland. Elements to be considered by large players and smaller companies before making a decision to nearshore.
  • Volume of activities and their value determinating the opening of own Service Center, type of services worth transferring
  • Pros and cons of building own organizational and management structure in a new location
  • Factors influencing the choice of a particular Polish city
  • Problems/challenges solved by building own Service Center in Poland
  • Support of local authorities and organizations

3rd panel

Nearshoring cooperation with Polish suppliers or external entities. What you should pay attention to when starting such cooperation?

Factors determinating successful nearshore cooperation with a local vendor. Providing advice and explaining where to start and what challenges to be expected. Dealing with organizational issues when transferring domain knowledge built over many years outside of the company structure.
  • Choosing the most efficient cooperation model
  • Taking care of data security and company's know-how
  • Exploring the potential of the vendor before starting cooperation
  • Looking at the supplier through the prism of the goal to be achieved
  • Cooperating with local vendors in Poland and benefits of such cooperation

Organizers

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