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Press Releases issued by the Academy, by members and partners in 2008-2009 appear below.

Press Releases generally approved for release on the association websites include:

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Termination of Agreement with African Management Conferences (AMC)

July 10, 2016



Termination of Agreement with African Management Conferences (AMC)

The Board of Management of the IABFM wishes to advise its members that it has terminated the rights of AMC to promote and stage any IABFM programs operative from the 1st July, 2016.  This means that AMC no longer has the rights to market any IABFM program.

This decision was not taken lightly given that AMC has promoted IABFM programs for a number of years in Southern, Eastern and Western Africa.  However, it became evident to our Management that this action was necessary in order to protect the interests of our members.  You are probably aware that when delegates attend any of the IABFM programs that part of the attendance fee includes payment for membership of the IABFM.  Since 2014 these fees along with some other fees, which were collected by AMC on our behalf, have not, in many instances, been remitted to the IABFM.  We are aware that delegates paid these fees in good faith and have, in all instances, honoured applications from any program attendees and will continue to do so.   AMC has given a number of undertakings that these amounts will be forwarded but these undertakings have not been met. 

The IABFM is a not for profit membership based organisation that only derives income from its certifications and is not in a position to provide extended credit to its providers. This point was made to AMC management numerous times but to no avail.  It is for this reason that we have taken this unprecedented action and terminated the relationship with AMC.

Since the 1st July we have put in place a number of processes that ensure the continuity of availability of our programs.  We are confident that these will provide an enhanced opportunity for you to continue to have access to the best trainers and best training programs available in Africa in both public and in-house programs.