LONDON--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - The HRO Summit Europe 2011 event takes a giant step forward in providing practitioner delegates with what they need to develop themselves and their core areas of HRO. The event starts with a plenary session and opening keynote from Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and author of "The Shift," discussing the future of work. Next Paul Sparrow, Director, Centre for Performance-led HR and Professor of International Human Resource Management, Lancaster University Management School, will explore the HR macro-environment and present the Top 11 HR Innovations of 2011. Closing the opening plenary, Courageous HR will engage delegates in a 'Hit, Miss or Maybe' quiz show on future trends in HRO.

This year's event will again offer a series of interactive workshop-style summits delivered by leading professionals in the HR field. These workshops include:

1. Sourcing Summit
As companies make their decision to in-source or outsource, to near-shore or off/far-shore, we test the experiences and challenges of others in an attempt to shorten the decision making process for faster results.

2. MSP Summit
Talent is the fuel of the HR-Powered Enterprise. Many organizations have turned to Managed Service Programs (MSP) as a Total Workforce Solution to manage and consolidate contingent labour providers, better control costs and enforce standards for quality of hiring. This session will focus on one of the fastest growing and most exciting markets in the HR services and technology industry and will include contributions from Randstad and Guidant Group.

3. Learning Summit
For the 3rd year we will discuss Learning and how Learning professionals across Europe are embracing their roles as Change Agents as Learning & Development transforms from content builders to business leaders. Accenture, NIIT and Raytheon will all contribute.

4. Technology Summit
When it comes to Human Capital Management companies need to stay abreast of the latest technology and ensure their HR systems are working together seamlessly. This Summit will focus on what technology solutions are available today and how to best assess and engage. Many leading technology firms such as Oracle will not only attend, but take part in our Technology 'Present Off' to showcase and compare the latest solutions.

5. Change Management Summit
HR is frequently challenged in numerous organizations with conflicting expectations. From the need to contribute more value and align with the business, to facilitating growth and development for people across diverse organizations and cultures, to the day-to-day responsibilities of training, recruiting, compensation, this Summit will focus on making effective change management decisions within this dynamic and challenging environment.

6. Recruitment & Talent Summit
Over the last few years, talent acquisition, recruitment outsourcing and certainly lifestyles have changed dramatically. The Recruitment and Talent Summit at HRO Summit Europe 2011 opens a new chapter in attracting and retaining the best talent in a global marketplace. Kelly OCG hosts with input from Alexander Mann Solutions, Kenexa and Futurestep.

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. Delegates may register online at the HRO Summit Europe site.

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, Oracle, Randstad, Lumesse, Professional Outsourcing Magazine, Outsource Magazine, Emerald Research, 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.