WIN Foundation: Offshore Outsourcing: Free trade or raw deal? March 30 forum will examine pros and cons of overseas outsourcing


MADISON – The effects of offshore outsourcing on American companies, workers and consumers will be the topic of the Tuesday, March 30, meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network (WIN) Foundation in Madison.

The noon luncheon and panel discussion will take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 1109 Fourier Drive, Madison. The admission price, including lunch, is $25 for WIN members and $30 for non-members. Admission for corporate WIN representatives is included in their memberships.

To register on-line, go to and click on the appropriate line in the “Featured Events” bar on the left-hand side of the Home Page.

On-site registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; the program ends at 1:30 p.m.

“Offshore outsourcing has become an issue, perhaps one of the central issues, of the 2004 election season. More important, understanding the pros and cons of outsourcing is at the core of competing in a global economy,” said Tom Still, president of WIN and its parent organization, the Wisconsin Technology Council.

Speakers at the WIN luncheon will include:

* Bob London of GlobalQuota LLC, a company which works with small- and medium-sized firms on market development services. London’s career includes work at Bell Laboratories, AT&T, Oracle, CBS News and William M. Mercer.

* Tom Caldwell, a consultant and former president of Madison Kipp. Caldwell has extensive experience in overseas markets, including China.

Outsourcing, and especially offshore outsourcing, has changed how companies operate and how they strengthen their competitive advantage. However, outsourcing itself is changing, and its strategic high-impact opportunities are now accompanied by global complications and significant risks.

Please join us for this informative luncheon. For more information, contact WIN Program Director Sally Muller at or at 608-442-7557.