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The Association of Certified Procurement and Operations Professionals announced today

May 15, 2014

The IABFM and IAPM announced that the process of formation started in January of the Association of Certified Procurement and Operations Professionals (ACPOP) has been finalized. The association brings together all CIPP and CBOP certified professionals by this institution.

LA, Dubai, HK– The International Academy of Business and Financial Management (IABFM) the internationally recognized certifying body for business and finance practitioners, through its Project Management sister organization the International Academy of Project Management (IAPM), announced today the establishment of the association which will function under the umbrella of the IABFM and will bring together thousands of professionals from all around the world that have been awarded the Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP) and the Certified Business Operations Professional (CBOP) designations in the past.

"The new association will create more concentrated space for our members to discuss issues relevant to procurement, supply chain and operations, as well as much better networking opportunities. In addition, it will serve as an advocate for the interests of the Procurement and operations community globally," said Mr Michael Fletcher who will be heading up the Board of the association.

The ACPOP will take on the responsibility of continuously developing and upgrading the Body of Knowledge for both designations CIPP and CBOP and manage the examination and certification process for the same through its international partners.

Following the globalization trends in professional education, the association will also be open for membership to all CIPS and APICS designated professionals world wide, as well as holders of graduate degrees in Supply Chain and Operations Management. 
The ACPOP will continue the comprehensive offering of short courses in the field of Procurement and Operations through its international educational partners.

About the IAPM and IABFM

The International Academy of Business and Financial Management and its sister institute the International Academy of Project Management are a not-for profit association of business and finance professionals. It is also one of the world’s fastest growing professional associations with more than 200,000 members, associates and affiliates in 145 countries. The IABFM hosts and organizes certification training worldwide and offers exclusive board designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria. The IABFM is a certifying Body of a number of professional designations in Finance, Accounting, Risk Management, HR, Asset Management as well as Procurement and Project Management. More info about the ACPOP on

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