Increase your recognition, add to your credentials, and expand your network of professionals through the IBF by becoming an IBF Ambassador. Earn complimentary event passes, deeper access to IBF's network of professionals & resources, discounts on IBF services, and more by fostering the growth of demand planning & forecasting. All IBF Ambassadors will formally(be) recognized by IBF.

1. Volunteer at Events and Receive Event Benefits for FREE

This includes assisting on-site preparation prior to the event, registration support, and being a point person for those that have questions about the event, the IBF, and in Demand Planning & Forecasting in general. We would also like our Ambassadors to introduce speakers in the sessions and interview attendees to learn how companies are meeting their demand planning & forecasting challenges today. IBF Ambassadors will be asked to write a one page document on what topics and sessions they feel are most helpful at the conclusion of the event.

Benefits:
  • Expand your network and build strong professional relationships. This is especially helpful as you grow in your career.
  • Gain free access to the conference, including access to all sessions, social functions, etc. This is especially helpful when your company has a limited budget for conferences and training.
  • Earn re-certification points if applicable

2. Be Active on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Social Networking Platforms with IBF

We would like IBF Ambassadors to register on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook, etc. and stay active by posting questions, answering questions posed by others, and "tweeting" their thoughts and ideas about the field. Once active, you will find these platforms to be highly rewarding and a valuable source to stay on top of the field and businesses today

Benefits:
  • Increase your recognition in the field and add to your accomplishments
  • Quickly meet others in the field, gaining knowledge while sharing yours.
  • Be a part of a rewarding experience that millions have already shared, accelerated through IBF's network
  • Earn re-certification points if applicable

3. Blog on IBF and Initiate Discussions on Topics You Feel are Important in Demand Planning & Forecasting

We would like IBF Ambassadors to participate on our blog to generate discussion and share thoughts without restrictions. Plus, we would like Ambassadors to contribute on external blogs by commenting on articles or blogs based on Demand Planning & Forecasting, while referencing support of the IBF. You can do this in forecasting, planning, and supply chain related discussion forums, blogs, forums, and more. All social platforms are opportunities to express yourself and raise thoughts, new ideas and things to consider in Demand Planning & Forecasting. Whether you have something to say about a company in the news that could not meet their demand, or you acknowledge a key to success in improving forecasting and planning performance, blogging allows your voice to be heard and recognized.

Benefits:
  • Increase your recognition in the field and add to your credentials as an IBF Blogger
  • Quickly meet others in the field, gaining knowledge while sharing yours
  • Be a part of a rewarding experience that millions have already shared, accelerated through the IBF's network
  • Earn re-certification points if applicable.

4. Recruit Authors, Speakers, Content Contributors, and Promote the Value of IBF Membership, & More; Earn Discounts and Bonuses For You and Your Team

We are always looking for new voices and perspectives to share their experience either as a speaker at an event or as an author in our publications. We would like IBF Ambassadors to recruit and nominate professionals that would make valuable contributions, supporting the IBF. We would also like our Ambassadors to support the IBF in terms of promoting the value of membership, getting certified, attending IBF events, training programs and more to your network of professionals both inside and outside your organization.

Benefits:
  • Earn complimentary registrations at IBF Events
  • Earn discounts to events and other IBF Services such as membership, online training, certification, etc.
  • Earn re-certification points if applicable
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Stephanie A. Murray

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