IAOP Kicks Off 2018 Award Season: Applications and Nominations Now Open

WINDERMERE, FL, Sept. 13, 2017 – IAOP®, the member-based association that brings together outsourcing customers, providers and advisors, globally, to improve business service models and outcomes, today announced the launch of its annual award season. Six different awards acknowledge the best of the best in the outsourcing industry. Learn more here.

“These are exciting times for not only IAOP but the industry at large,” said Debi Hamill, IAOP CEO. “Each year, getting to showcase and highlight the ground-breaking work of the talented, hardworking and experienced individuals and organizations throughout this global industry is nothing less than an honor for us at IAOP, and we look forward to celebrating their successes in February.”

Each award will be presented to the winners during IAOP’s annual event, the Outsourcing World Summit®, being held February 18-21, 2017, at the Renaissance Orlando, in Orlando, Florida.

New this year, IAOP is both introducing the Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA) and retiring the Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA).


The Global Outsourcing 100 (GO100) and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors: IAOP annually conducts a review of outsourcing service providers and advisors from companies of all sizes, from around the world and from across the entire outsourcing industry. The GO100 is a completely opt-in process. Judging is based on actual RFPs with a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an autonomous panel of IAOP customer and academic members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations. Based on this assessment, IAOP publishes The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors. Apply today at

The Global Excellence in Outsourcing (GEO) Award: Annually, IAOP recognizes outsourcing professional teams at customer organizations that are leading the effort to better serve their organization’s customers and make their companies more successful through outsourcing. Nominations end September 30th. Visit for more information.

Global Impact Sourcing Award (GISA): IAOP is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation to launch a global award recognizing industry professionals who are leaders in Impact Sourcing. Apply today at

Leadership Hall of Fame (HOF): The IAOP Leadership Hall of Fame is unique in that it recognizes individuals not only for their contributions to innovative management practices and collaborative business models but just as important, for their contributions to society at-large through measurable outcomes. Nominate now at

IAOP Scholarship: The IAOP Scholarship has been developed to provide a means for today’s business students to follow a path to become tomorrow’s industry professionals. Applicants are selected each year to receive a pass to the annual OWS where they will be recognized and have the opportunity to meet and interact with attendees and speakers. Apply today at

Member of the Year: As an association “of outsourcing professionals for outsourcing professionals,” IAOP’s success depends on the willingness of its members to contribute their time and talents. Annually, IAOP recognizes those who have made exceptional contributions to the association and its members with the Member of the Year Award.

Retired this year: The IAOP/ISG Global Outsourcing Social Responsibility Impact Award (GOSRIA), which was established in 2012 to recognize service provider excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

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