Global Perspective


Business Leaders Laud Event Series as the Right Meeting Point for the Sourcing World

Global Business Services (GBS) Forum event series is intended to create a solid and neutral platform together with public and private players and stakeholders to enable the business community in the ASEAN region to gather and discuss on global business services trends and shifts in business technology.

Present at the series’ inaugural event on June 11 were 200 C-Levels from across the region.

The first event focused on the topic "Disruptive Technology in the Sourcing World", which saw a line-up of expert speakers, panel sessions and discussions to impart best practice strategies as well as meeting potential business opportunities.

Some of the esteemed organisations that attended the June 11 event included UK Trade Commission, HP, AMD, Somalia Embassy, Quint Wellington Redwood, KPJ, Singapore Tourism Board, Invest Northern Ireland, Air Asia, Frost & Sullivan, MDeC, Atos Origin, Hitachi Sunway, CSC, DHL, Selangor Tourism Board, Invest Selangor, MATRADE, MICCI, PKNS and many others.

GBS magazine ( is the organiser of this regional event series. GBS magazine is published by Wordlabs Global (, a global media and research company headquartered in Malaysia, and with offices in Australia and the Philippines.

As more companies are leveraging on GBS strategies to align their business objectives and obtain economies of scale – it is vital to have a neutral stage to access best practices and reap industry opportunities, said Frost & Sullivan Director Rob Cayzer.

British High Commission Kuala Lumpur Director of Trade and Investment Tony Collingridge OBE lauded the GBS Forum for creating a solidstage for interaction within the business community to share knowledge and gain best practices.

“The event has indeed successfully set the stage for complex conversation with regards to the GBS industry,”said Matryzel CEO Bobby Varanasi, who is also recognised as among the world's top 25 Globalisation Powerhouse Leaders.

Leigh Howard from the Australia Business Council said the GBS Forum is the right place for influential stakeholders to gather and bring the industry forward. “The topics were just great and at the forefront of the latest trends within the global services space.”

Wordlabs Global has integrated these event series into its established media solutions – such as the Global Business Services (GBS) magazine, other regional publications and its media best practices to position and brand ASEAN as a region of opportunities – within and for other regions too.

The next event of the regional GBS series will focus on the BFSI (Banking, Financial Services and Insurance) sector and is expected to draw 200 C-levels to Kuala Lumpur on Aug 26. The following one will focus on the Energy sector on Nov 4. Log on to for more information.