IBF Launches First Local Chapter In Switzerland

The Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF) will be starting its first local chapter in Basel, Switzerland. The objective of the chapter is to provide an environment where local practitioners can network, exchange ideas, and learn from experts on a regular basis.

The goal of the chapter is to foster the growth of forecasting & planning and the careers of those working in this field. Meetings will be held approximately once per quarter, and will occur on weekday evenings after normal business hours.

The inaugural meeting will be March 31st, 2009 6:30AM, in the Lonza Tower, Münchensteinerstrasse 38 4002 Basel, Switserland. This meeting is complimentary to all who would like to attend.

Featured presentation is "Forecasting and Planning In A Financial Crisis Situation" by Thomas Hsu, Director Supply Chain EMEA of LONZA AG. Thomas has worked in several international management positions for Lonza, Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa Cargo, including management of sales offices, international supply chain optimization projects and global alliance management.

Benefits of Becoming an IBF Chapter Member:

  •  At every IBF Switzerland Chapter meeting, an experienced forecasting & planning
    professional will speak on topics such as: demand planning, S&OP, New Products
    Forecasting, Collaborative Processes, Consensus Forecasting, Reducing Inventory
    with Forecasts, Change Management for new Forecasting Systems and Processes, and
    many other valuable topics.  By focusing on best-practices, you will have the
    opportunity to stay ahead of the industry's learning curve and improve your company
    performance, as well as, add to your credentials
  • Networking is a major objective of the Chapter.  Time will be set aside for
    networking at every chapter meeting, and you will be encouraged to meet your peers to
    share experiences.
  • As a chapter member, you will gain insight from the topics that will be discussed. 
    By offering feedback you can make suggestions on topics to review at upcoming meetings.
  • Points! Any CPF or ACPF who attends a Switzerland Chapter meeting will gain one
    point towards their re-certification.

More information and free registration at www.ibf.org