Debrecen won the Emerging City of the Year Award at the CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards after 2017. The city also made it to the finals of the Most Dynamically Developing City category but Riga finally won the award of that category.
Lajos Kósa said that Debrecen has proven countless times that it is a dynamically developing city with a very high imagination, which is an excellent target for high value-added industries and services. Currently around 5,000 people work in the so-called BSCs and SSCs sector.
Lajos Bacsa spoke about the importance of infrastructure, the government’s continued support and the BSC Roundtable in Debrecen. As is known, the roundtable has nine companies including 4iG, British Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom IT Solutions, Diehl Aviation Hungary Ltd., EPAM Systems Ltd., Flowserve Hungary Services Ltd., NI Hungary Ltd., Transcosmos Ltd., and United Call Centers Ltd. It has also launched a number of joint programs and courses, mainly with the University of Debrecen, but also with local secondary schools.
The BSC Roundtable in Debrecen also reached the final in the Best University and Corporate Cooperation category. Moody’s took home the grand prize in this category.
Zoltán Póser, the managing director of EDC Debrecen, said that Debrecen’s economy was able to strengthen even during COVID-19 which attracted the jury’s attention. He added that the business services sector is one of the most important branches of Debrecen’s economic development, in addition to electromobility, pharmaceuticals and electronics.
At the CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards, BT (British Telecommunications), which is also present in Debrecen, was among the among the finalist in two categories. The jury decided to award all companies of the category “Most Successful Company Transformation”, while Matthieu Pasquier, CEO of Societe Generale Global Solution Center won the “Best Managers” where Zoltán Szabó, CEO of BT, was also shortlisted.
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