Upcoming events with speaking opportunities

There is a range of different events at which to speak - including conferences and forums-throughout the year, and across different global locations. Click here for our events schedule and choose the date and location most suitable for you.

Suggested speaking topics

The topics our speakers cover is broad. Topics that are currently important include (but not limited to) leveraging analytics and Big Data, increasing cross-functional collaboration, and DDRMP vs, Demand Planning. There are many specific and specialized processes that speakers discuss, as well personal journeys and success stories. Our team can help you develop topics.

Benefits of speaking at IBF events

By speaking at IBF conferences and other events, you give something back to the community and help others, whilst pushing forward the forecasting and planning disciplines. Speaking also helps develop your presenting skills and raises your profile within the industry.

To be considered/what we need

There are no specific requirements to speak at IBF events. All we ask is that you’re involved in the Forecasting, Demand Planning, S&OP or Analytics fields. Our speakers range from young, entry-level planners and forecasters to veterans, thought-leaders and heads of Supply Chain at the world’s biggest companies. All we need from you is your details, an overview of the speech and a short biography.

Submit your overview and biography here

Share Your Knowledge with The Community

IBF is a global network of leading forecasters and business planning professionals. Speaking allows you to expand your professional network, build credibility, and get instant feedback on what you're working on. At the same time, your contribution helps grow the field, while helping others to become more effective in their roles. We are looking for people to share experiences, best practices, challenges, successes, and thoughts for the future in the field. You don’t necessarily have to be an ‘expert’ – we want to hear your lessons learned, sharing insights that stimulates discussion and debate.

How To Apply To Speak

To apply to speak, simply select an event below, and share topics you can share. Please provide as much detail as you can. We will get back to you if there appears to be a good fit. Giving back is at the core of what IBF does, and we invite you to help other professionals by proactively sharing your experience in the field Demand Planning, Forecasting, and Supply chain by becoming a speaker at IBF's events. For more information about IBF events,

click here.