Microsoft, Symantec, and Other Industry Leaders to Speak at Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) Symposium in Sydney on February 28, 2013

Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), the premier membership organization for sourcing and outsourcing executives, is holding a Global Symposium ( in Sydney, Australia on 28 February 2013. SIG has packed the schedule with panel discussions, breakout sessions, buy-side executive peer-to-peer roundtables and keynote presentations.

"Over the last several years we've seen how critical sourcing and procurement are to a company's ability to control costs and achieve bottom-line profitability," said SIG CEO and President Dawn Evans. "The ability to openly exchange ideas with other companies facing the same challenges is more critical than ever before. Having companies like Microsoft, AMP, Symantec and Iron Mountain share their journeys, trials and tribulations provides a powerful learning experience for everyone who attends."

SIG Symposiums bring together executives from Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies to network and discuss issues and best practices in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, offshoring, and nearshoring. Over the course of this one-day event, senior buy-side executives from different industries will share successes and failures, engage in open dialogues and address challenges faced by sourcing and outsourcing executives. As with all SIG events, the Sydney Symposium keynote and breakout sessions are presented by globally-recognized companies and cover topics that include deploying optimal category strategies, utilizing software successfully to support the development of procurement strategies across APAC, creating a competitive supply management program, structuring ideal outsourcing negotiations and deals, optimizing spend management initiatives, surviving a disruptive IT market and creating sustainable results to achieve procurement transformation. For more information or to register, visit

About Sourcing Interests Group
Sourcing Interests Group (SIG),, is a membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies throughout its 22-year history. SIG is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. Members of all types are focused on improving bottom-line performance, quality and customer service through strategic sourcing/procurement and outsourcing initiatives. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing an ongoing forum for networking and sharing thought leadership, innovation and next practices.