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Egypt appointed Offshoring Destination of the Year

European Outsourcing Association recognizes Egypt as leading global outsourcing destination

Egypt's multilingual strength and improved infrastructure were factors in winning the award.
Egypt's multilingual strength and improved infrastructure were factors in winning the award.

Egypt has been awarded the title of Offshoring Destination of the Year, by the European Outsourcing Association.

The award was presented at the first European Outsourcing Association Awards, held last week in Brussels.

The award went to Egypt, which faced international competition from rivals such as Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Columbia, thanks to the strength of Egypt's outsourcing industry in providing multilingual services.

Martyn Hart, EOA chairman commented: "Egypt stood out for its multilingual capabilities and developments made to its infrastructure. It has proven itself to be both a strong player for European outsourcers and a gateway to the Middle East and Africa."

Dr Hazem Abdelazim, CEO of Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) received the award on behalf of Egypt.

HE Dr Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology said: "This award recognizes the outstanding progress Egypt has made in the last year as a global outsourcing destination. The country's credibility is going from strength to strength amongst European companies and has put its mark on the map of favored global services locations. We recognize the increasing role that Egypt can play in the fast-paced global ICT industry and we are advancing steadily on the way to position the country as a hub for IT innovation and entrepreneurship."

The European Outsourcing Association is a pan-European trade association; which aims to promote the success of organizations in outsourcing projects and raise awareness of the importance of best practice in outsourcing.