Introducing IAM Canada …
A Canadian Chapter of the Institute of Asset Management is being established! The IAM is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets, especially critical infrastructure - and particularly for professionals worldwide dedicated to furthering our knowledge and understanding of Asset Management.
The IAM has offered its members opportunities to connect and share knowledge for 20 years in the UK. Its membership base has grown significantly internationally, including Canada. A local chapter in our country will provide members with the opportunity to connect, share knowledge and learn more often and locally. Additionally, Canada is home to industries that are underrepresented at the global and UK level such as oil & gas, mining, forestry and the vast geography of the country itself poses challenges in terms of remoteness and infrastructure needs that are unique.
IAM Canada Mission:
IAM Canada’s mission is to provide asset management practitioners with opportunities to learn, share and connect with their industry peers and benefit from cross-sector pollination. Obviously, the topic of asset management is not new and some Canadian organizations have been working on connecting their members around this topic within their sector for quite some time. Where such initiatives exist, we want to collaborate to strengthen each other.
IAM Canada Goals:
· Share and develop knowledge
· Promote networking amongst asset management professionals
· Develop, assess and certify competence in asset management
In the longer term, IAM Canada wants to become a positive force in infrastructure policy and elevating the profile of the asset management profession.
All IAM members (Affiliates, Associates, Members, Fellows and Students) are welcome to join IAM Canada or any number of chapters of their choice under the IAM Hub’s open access policy. You can join the chapter on your member profile page.
· Incorporation: January 2015
· First local branches meetings: February / March 2015
· First annual member meeting: Q4 2015
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