A-SPE Polska became a member of IMPA association.
“IMPA was formed in 1978 by a group of senior purchasing executives who wanted to create an industry 'voice' to represent the interests of the purchasing profession within shipping and promote close co-operation and understanding between buyer and supplier.
Over the past 39 years the association has grown significantly and now represents over 700 members from across the world; ship owners, operators and managers' account for Purchaser members and manufacturers and ship suppliers make up Supplier members.
The Association is run by a council of nine individuals comprising six from the purchasing profession and two from the supply side, the council are responsible for directing the duties of the Secretariat and formulating the strategy for the association.
The day to day operation of the association is run by a contracted administration office based 50 miles east of the city of London represented by Stephen Alexander – IMPA Secretariat and COO.
The council of IMPA are not paid for their role within the council and the association is run primarily as a 'not for profit' organisation seeking to benefit members and their organisations through the creation of industry initiatives and products and services.”