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The International Business Communication Standards Association (IBCS-A) strives to promulgate, maintain and develop further the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS). The IBCS is to become an international standard. In order to achieve this, contacts to well-known corporations and software and consulting companies shall be established and maintained.


The Standards shall be made available to interested users, consultants and software developers in a suitable form. IBCS Association publishes the Standards on this website and engages in extensive consultation and discussion prior to issuing new versions. This includes worldwide solicitation for public comment through the draft consultation process. 


The IBCS Association is a non-profit association according to Swiss law and was founded on June 16, 2013. The main bodies of the association are the general assembly and the executive board. Individuals can apply for membership and attend the Annual HICHERT®IBCS Conference.


General assembly

The general assembly is the supreme organ of the association. A general assembly shall take place every year in the 2nd quarter. For practical purposes it is scheduled for the evening before the annual HICHERT®IBCS conference. More...


Executive board
The executive board shall represent the association externally and shall manage current transactions. It consists of three persons: the president, the accountant and the secretary. More ...



Individuals interested in the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) are invited to join IBCS Association. There are two different kinds of membership: Active members and passive members. More …


Annual Conference

The Annual HICHERT®IBCS Conference aims at the exchange of ideas and experiences between practitioners interested in the IBCS and HICHERT®SUCCESS – most frequently people from controlling, finance and IT departments as well as representatives of software and consulting companies. The best introduction to the IBCS and HICHERT®SUCCESS is a visit at the one-day seminar HICHERT®SUCCESS: Successful reports and presentations.


Please note: The IBCS Annual Conference will be held in English language.






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