About IABC

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) enables a global network of communicators working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share, and apply the world’s best communication practices. IABC is recognized as the professional association of choice for communicators who aspire to excel in their chosen fields.

Our shared values

IABC’s shared values, created as a result of the brand taskforce’s research, define what makes our association unique, and also allow us to build on these strengths.


  • We represent the global profession: As the only global communication association, we strive to advocate for the profession, represent best practices, define the global standard, and live by a code of ethics.
  • We create connection: We connect business and communication and connect people with communication. We foster community, build special relationships and learn from each other.
  • We are a diverse community: We welcome diverse communication professionals of all levels and practices. We embrace diverse viewpoints, encourage conversation and celebrate cultural differences.
  • We focus on insights and results: We position communication as a strategic function that has impact on return-on-investment and demonstrate the business value of communication.
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