Pursuant to the objectives of the The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), we encourage members to speak at forecasting events, and we seek to engage in partnerships with other organizations, associations and academic centers. The IIF will consider collaborations, both commercial (for-profit) and nonprofit, which are in accordance with IIF objectives. The collaboration may occur in organizing, publicizing, and/or implementing the forecasting event.

If you are interested in working with the IIF to co-promote your forecasting activity, contact the IIF Business Director.

Current Collaborations

SAS, 2003-Present

The IIF, in collaboration with SAS, is proud to offer financial support for research on how to improve forecasting methods, and businessforecasting practice, including organisational aspects of management of the forecasting process. Each year’s support will consist of a total of two $5,000 grants in methodology and practice/management categories. Visit our research awards page to learn more about this program and the recipients of this award.

International Society for Inventory Research (ISIR), 2008 – present

The IIF has engaged in numerous mutually beneficial, conference related arrangements with the ISIR. Present and past IIF directors have organised ISIR supported invited sessions at the annual International Symposia on Forecasting. An Inventory Forecasting stream was introduced in 2008 at the bi-annual International Symposium on Inventories Research, to reflect the importance of forecasting research in inventory management.