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Find information on IABC membership and how to join, plus background information on the association.

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Overview of IABC

Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network to help advance your career. Our 14,000 members in over 70 countries hold positions in:

  • Public relations/Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Public affairs
  • Investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Marketing communication
  • Community relations
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Training
  • Advertising
  • Photography and video production
  • Graphic design
  • Human resources
  • Teaching

IABC's professional network serves as a vibrant resource to:

Make A Bigger Impact in Your Job
Tap into hundreds of case studies, CW magazine articles and curated industry news that share the experience of your peers for new ideas, fresh insights and problem-solving assistance.

Find the Hidden Job Market
Looking for the next step in your career? Networking with other communication professionals in IABC can help you uncover the hidden job market. And post your résumé and view targeted job listings at the Jobs Centre.

Enhance Your Skills
IABC offers professional development conferences, a three-day World Conference and online classes through the year. Our library of webinars to help sharpen your skills in social media, business writing and change management is exclusively available to members.

Find Clients, Find Friends
If you're a freelancer, IABC is a great place to find potential clients. And if you're looking to expand your social network, there's no better place than an IABC chapter.

Who Is IABC?

The following information on our members provides an overview of IABC and is based on information from 31 October 2014.

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Where is IABC?

Our members live and work in the following countries:

Angola • Argentina • Australia • Barbados • Belgium • Bermuda • Bosnia and Herzegovenia • Botswana • Brazil • British Virgin Islands • Bulgaria • Canada • Cayman Islands • Chile • China • Colombia • Croatia • Czech Republic • Denmark • Egypt • Finland • France • Germany • Ghana • Honduras • Hong Kong • India • Indonesia • Ireland • Italy • Jamaica • Japan • Jersey • Kenya • Kuwait • Lebanon • Luxembourg • Malaysia • Mexico • Namibia • Netherlands • New Zealand • Nigeria • Norway • Oman • Pakistan • Panama • Papua New Guinea • Peru • Philippines • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Republic of Moldova • Russia • Saint Kitts & Nevis • Saint Lucia • Saudi Arabia • Serbia and Montenegro • Singapore • Slovak Republic • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Tanzania • Thailand • Trinidad and Tobago • Turkey • Turks and Caicos Islands • Uganda • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • Uruguay • USA • Venezuela

IABC has over 100 chapters around the world, and the number is growing!

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