Associate membership is available to trade associations and other organizations whose partnerships we value and without whose contributions to IFBA’s work, progress would not be possible.
The Associação Brasileira das Industrias da Alimentação (Brazilian Food Industry Association) – ABIA was founded in 1963 with the purpose of congregating the companies dedicated to the food industry. The associated companies represent over 70% of the total food industry sales in Brazil. As a technical agency for consultation and reference in the food sector, it collaborates with the Government and public or private entities in the study of issues concerning food and drink manufacture. ABIA also participates and contributes to ensure adequate legislation in relation to the constant developments of processed food. For more information, visit the ABIA website at www.abia.org.br
AVS is a Mexican food industry initiative that promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyles amongst the Mexican population based on the two components of energy balance – an accurate diet and the daily practice of physical activity. The adoption of a healthy lifestyle calls for a multi-factorial and multi-sector approach. Adequate and available information, infrastructure, products and services are indispensable to providing individuals with the means to adopt healthy lifestyles along with the active and responsible participation of the public, private and social sectors, as well as the individual’s decisive action. The main objective of the 33 member companies of AVS is to be a relevant actor in the development of public and private policies, based on scientific evidence, and to efficiently communicate the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. Also, AVS foments its integrants to adopt practices geared towards the innovation and growth of the food industry in order to satisfy the demands of the Mexican consumer. IFBA’sfull and observer members are formal associate members of AVS. To learn more, please visit www.avs.org.mx.
AFGC is the leading national organization representing Australia’s $108 billion packaged food, drink and grocery manufacturing industry which employs more than 312,000 people across Australia. AFGC’s role is to help shape a business environment that encourages its members to grow and remain profitable, with a mandate to ensure there is a cohesive and credible voice for the industry, to advance policies and manage issues to help member companies to grow their businesses in a socially responsible manner. For more information, visit the AFGC website at http://www.afgc.org.au
FoodDrinkEurope works with European and international institutions, in order to contribute to the development of a legislative and economic framework addressing the competitiveness of industry, food quality and safety, consumer protection and respect for the environment. FoodDrinkEurope’s membership consists of 26 national federations, including three observers, 25 European sector associations and 18 major food and drink companies. The association’s permanent secretariat, based in Brussels, maintains close contacts with European and international institutions and is a major partner in consultations on all issues affecting Europe’s food and drink industry. It coordinates the work of more than 700 experts, grouped in Committees and Expert Groups around four themes: food and consumer policy (food safety and science, nutrition and health), environmental sustainability and competitiveness. For more information, please visit www.fooddrinkeurope.eu.
FCPC is the national industry association in Canada representing the food and consumer products industry. The association represents member companies ranging from small independently and privately-owned companies to large, global multinationals all of whom manufacture and distribute in Canada. Its vision is to be the most influential voice of the Canadian food, beverage and consumer products industry. Its mission is to provide leadership for our member companies and foster an environment where they can compete, innovate and sustain growth while always promoting ethical and responsible practices. We look to enrich Canadians' lives and the prosperity of our industry through responsible and ethical industry practices, member education, advocacy and partnerships with stakeholders .For more information, visit the FCPC website at http://www.fcpc.ca
FIA is a non-profit industry association based in Singapore, whose role and mission is to help shape public policy in Asia by providing cohesive and credible advocacy on behalf of the food and beverage industry. Its members share a common vision on issues relating to food safety, international competitiveness and the delivery of public health outcomes that are relevant to their products. Through FIA, they work collectively to support initiatives that promote sustainable growth in the region, while championing global food policies that are aligned to regional goals. For more information, please visit the FIA website at www.foodindustry.asia.
Based in Washington, D.C., the Grocery Manufacturers Association is the voice of more than 300 leading food, beverage and consumer product companies that sustain and enhance the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the globe. Founded in 1908, GMA is an active, vocal advocate for its member companies and a trusted source of information about the industry and the products consumers rely on and enjoy every day. The association and its member companies are committed to meeting the needs of consumers through product innovation, responsible business practices and effective public policy solutions developed through a genuine partnership with policymakers and other stakeholders. In keeping with its founding principles, GMA helps its members produce safe products through a strong and ongoing commitment to scientific research, testing and evaluation and to providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to achieve a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. The food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry in the United States generates sales of $2.1 trillion annually, employs 14 million workers and contributes $1 trillion in added value to the economy every year. For more information, visit the GMA Web site at www.gmaonline.org.
The World Federation of Advertisers is the only global organization representing the common interests of marketers. It brings together the biggest markets and marketers worldwide, representing roughly 90% of global marketing communications spend, almost USD 700 billion annually. WFA champions responsible and effective marketing communications. For more information, visit the WFA web site at www.wfanet.org