Associations and InstitutEs

The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1982, is dedicated to developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge on forecasting through the following objectives:

  • Develop and unify forecasting as a multidisciplinary field of research drawing on management, behavioral sciences, social sciences, engineering, and other fields.
  • Contribute to the professional development of analysts, managers, and policy makers with responsibilities for making and using forecasts in business and government.
  • Bridge the gap between theory and practice, with practice helping to set the research agenda and research providing useful results.
  • Bring together decision makers, forecasters, and researchers from all countries to improve the quality and usefulness of forecasting.

The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning – IBF is a membership organization recognized worldwide as the premier full-service provider of demand planning, forecasting, business analytics, S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning)/ IBP (Integrated Business Planning) education, benchmarking research, corporate training, e-Learning, professional certification, world-class conferences, and advisory services