Press release: Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) January 12, 2016
SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces the acquisition of Outsource magazine and welcomes Jamie Liddell to the SIG executive team.
Jamie joins SIG to head the efforts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with commercial and membership growth, new product and business development and expansion of recently-launched SIG University for a global audience. In addition, Jamie will continue as editor of Outsource, the leading global publication for the outsourcing, business services and business transformation space. During his time at the helm, Outsource has grown from a compact UK-centric quarterly print magazine into a multi-faceted, globally facing content and event brand, delivering high-quality, high-level thought leadership to senior professionals the world over. “We couldn’t think of a better company to carry the Outsource flag,” says Daniel Cuby, Managing Director, Outsource. “There are such clear synergies between the two companies.”
Says Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of SIG, “Adding Outsource to the SIG family is a natural extension for SIG, which was started for outsourcing professionals wanting to share best practices. Over the past 25 years we have expanded it to become a premier membership organization that represents all aspects of sourcing. Our global footprint has broadened over the past few years and in 2016 will take us all over Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, Mexico, Cuba and China.” SIG worked in close partnership with Peter Dickinson, a partner in Mayer Brown’s London office to facilitate this transaction. Adds Peter, “We at Mayer Brown, along with many other global companies, have been pushing SIG hard to expand their presence into EMEA and other geographies, so we are thrilled with this acquisition.”
SIG, http://www.sig.org is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies. It has served these professionals and opened dialogues with their counterparts in finance, HR, marketing and other business functions throughout its 25-year history. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing “next” practices, innovation and networking opportunities through its: global and regional events, online webinars and teleconferences, member peer connection services, content-rich website and online Resource Center, which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment.