LONDON--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - SharedXpertise, a community of Human Resources business professionals, today announced the details of the upcoming 2011 HRO Summit Europe, part of the HRO Today Forum series of Global events. The largest and most comprehensive human resource outsourcing and operations (HRO) conference in Europe, this years' event will feature workshops and sessions focused on the summit's theme of "HR Change Agents: empowering the HR professional to lead and transform business through HRO." More than 250 senior executives -- including Chief HR Officers, vice presidents of HR and Shared Services Management, and executives from finance, IT and other areas that need to take advantage of the evolution of the HR function -- are expected exchange views on managing global operations and improving the business value of HR.

As part of its annual rotation of European capitals, this year's event will be held at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel, 10, Litoral Street, from November 2nd to November 4th. The event will commence Wednesday afternoon followed by a welcome reception.

"At HRO Summit Europe 2011, attendees will work together with other senior HR practitioners to determine how to take advantage of the evolution of the HR function. Our theme for this year is the HRO-Powered Enterprise and how to arm the HR Professional to become the HR-Change Agents in their business. We will present attendees with a vision for the future of HR from the industry's top thinkers down to practical, in-depth case studies and workshops on HRO that will help them plan and execute immediately," commented Faye Holland, SharedXpertise's Managing Director for Europe and conference organizer. "We will break the content into Summits-within-a-Summit so the delegate can choose the business issues they most want to tackle including topics such as Recruitment & Talent, Sourcing, Technology, Learning, Change Management and MSP."

One of this year's keynote speakers is Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. Professor Gratton teaches an elective course to MBA students on the future of work. In 2009 she was ranked by The Times as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world and described by the Financial Times (FT) as the one of the management gurus most likely to have an impact on the future. She was also ranked second in the HR world by Human Resources magazine, received India's Tata Award for services to HR, and was named the 2010 Fellow of the American Academy of Human Resources.

Professor Gratton has written six books including "Living Strategy," "Hot Spots" and "Glow," as well as many articles for the FT, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Business Review. Her latest book "The Shift," is about the future of work and was published in 2011. She has won a number of prizes for her writing and research and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. In addition, Professor Gratton is the founder of the 5,000 member Hot Spots Movement, writes a weekly blog, and advises companies in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. She currently sits on the Human Capital Advisory Board of the Singapore government.

sdWorx and Hays are Platinum Sponsors of the event. Additional sponsors and supporters of the HRO Europe Summit 2011 are Kelly OCG, Accenture, AdvantagexPO, Kenexa, Guidant Group, Alexander Mann Solutions, NIIT, Futurestep, Raytheon Professional Services, CPL, Orion Partners, Allegis Group Services, HROA, HRO Today Forum, HRO Today Global, and HRO Today.

About SharedXpertise Media and the HRO Summit Europe
SharedXpertise Media is the leader in providing media, summits and forums that develop professional practices in the areas of corporate responsibility and human resources. Its media offerings include print and online publications; its forums and summits are conferences and it is also the Association management company for the HROA, CROA and other association membership programs. SharedXpertise serves strategy-level corporate executives in the human resources, finance, compliance and sustainability professions in North America, Europe and Asia.

HRO Summit Europe is part of the SharedXpertise HRO Today Forum series and has been running since 2003.