A regional chapter of the IIF has been established in the United Kingdom. The IIF UK Chapter is a network of academics and practitioners with an interest in forecasting. Through a series of quarterly meetings and other events held across the UK, the forum will provide a venue for sharing, disseminating and developing forecasting research and practice.

 

For several years, the “Quarterly Forecasting Forum” has provided a venue for academics and practitioners in the UK to meet and discuss forecasting, and this will now form part of the UK Chapter’s activities. We hope this affiliation will help expand the reach of our quarterly meetings and enable us to support additional events for the benefit of forecasters in the UK!

The founding committee of the UK Chapter consists of Devon Barrow (Chair), Ivan Svetunkov (Vice Chair) and Jethro Browell (Secretary). These roles are for a period of two years after which we will seek to elect new post holders. Additional committee members will be added to coordinate new activities as required.

We would like to invite IIF members based in the UK to join our mailing list and LinkedIn group to receive updates on future activities, and to attend the next Quarterly Forecasting Forum, which will be at the University of Manchester at the end of February 2020, full details will available soon.