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44th International Symposium On Forecasting – Dates, Venue And Speakers Announced

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MEDFORD, Mass. - March 5, 2024 - PRLog -- The annual International Symposium on Forecasting (ISF), hosted by the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), will be held at the Dijon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Dijon, France, this year from June 30-July 3. Integrating academic research into forecasting practice, the ISF draws the world's top forecasters and researchers, as presenters and participants, to unveil and discuss the latest advances in the profession.

The forecasting community's premier international conference, the ISF showcases the full scope of forecasting sectors. This year's event features forecasting-focused topics on macroeconomic forecasting, judgmental forecasting, electricity demand, inventory control and supply chains, forecast communication, machine learning, tourism, information technology, forecasting for public good and many others.

"The symposium offers a unique opportunity for prominent forecasting professionals to share their insights and expertise. The event will feature an engaging scientific and practitioner agenda, as well as ample networking opportunities, making it an unforgettable experience for all attendees," said Mohsen Hamoudia, general chair of ISF 2024, and CEO and founder of PREDICONSULT.

The biennial Arnold Zellner Memorial Keynote Address, named in honor of the late professor emeritus of Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago, will be delivered by Frank X. Diebold, Paul F. Miller Jr. and E. Warren Shafer Miller Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Professor of Finance, and Professor of Statistics and Data Science, University of Pennsylvania.

Other notable speakers include Hilde C. Bjørnland, BI Norwegian Business School; Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po; Melanie Schienle, Professor of Statistical Methods and Econometrics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies; Mike West, Duke University; and Tommaso Proietti, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

In addition to the academic speakers, the 44th ISF will present the ISF Forecasting in Practice Track to meet the professional development needs of business-forecasting practitioners. Forecasting professionals and industry experts from University of Bath, Lancaster University, Autonomous University of Madrid, SAP Switzerland AG, Northumbria University, Vekia, SupChains, University of Glasgow, Google and the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Laurent Ferrara, program chair of ISF 2024 and professor at SKEMA Business School, said, "With the highlight on the speakers' impressive range of forecasting applications and cutting-edge research, this lineup of speakers will undoubtedly deliver engaging and valuable content to the program this year."

Through partnerships and contributions, the ISF is sponsored by Elsevier, Google, Banque de France, Monash University, Valtitude, EViews/S&P Global, Capital Fund Management, iqast, SKEMA Business School, Timberlake, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Center for Inflation Research, Lancaster Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, Forecast Pro, Erasmus University Rotterdam, SAS and PREDICONSULT. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit

In conjunction with the ISF, the seventh IIF Summer School, a two-day course that provides in-depth analysis of a cutting-edge topic in forecasting from an ISF-invited speaker, will be offered June 29-30 at the same venue. This year's topic, Bayesian Forecasting, will be taught by professor Francesco Ravazzolo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and assistant professor Magdalena Ivanovska, BI Norwegian Business School. Attendance at the Summer School is limited. Prospective students must complete an application to be considered for the program. To apply, visit

Additionally, individuals and organizations are invited through March 22 to submit abstracts on forecasting topics for the symposium. To learn more and submit an abstract, visit

Discounted early registration rates for the ISF conference are available through May 31 for IIF members and nonmembers. Special student and low-income country rates are also available. To register for the conference, visit

About the International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) – The International Institute of Forecasters, founded in 1982, is the preeminent organization for forecasting scholars and practitioners worldwide. The IIF is universally recognized for promoting best practices and advancing the field of forecasting through its workshops, annual International Symposium on Forecasting and two publications, The International Journal of Forecasting and, for forecasting practitioners, Foresight.

Ying Fry, Business Manager
International Institute of Forecasters

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