IBF chapters bring together local forecasting, demand planning and S&OP professionals to exchange knowledge, network and advance the field. Chapter meetings are hosted periodically with expert speakers sharing insight into the latest topics, techniques and developments.


The New England chapter, although based in the Boston area, covers Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and all of Massachusetts. Meetings are held approximately once per quarter, and occur on weekday evenings after normal business hours. The location for most meetings will take place at a company facility which will be announced well ahead of each meeting.