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About CMC-Global

CMC-Global is an international membership organisation and a network of the management advisory and consultancy associations and institutes worldwide, who have a common purpose and shared values and goals.

Since its start in 1987, CMC-Global has grown both in member Institutes, in position and in achievements. A few of the main achievements are:

  • the CMC designation developed, established and being promoted globally;
  • 49 country-based Institutes of Management Consulting + Global Institute (to certify individuals in countries where there isn’t an IMC established) associated with CMC-Global;
  • a common body of knowledge and a competency model have been introduced to IMCs;
  • an International Code of Professional Conduct has been ratified;
  • the model for Accredited Consulting Practices (ACPs) has been developed and implemented;
  • CMC-Global has achieved recognition and the NGO status with the United Nations;
  • a CEN-standard for management consulting has been developed and ratified;
  • quality assurance certification is in place;
  • the Constantinus Award is established as an incentive and recognition for high-class management consulting;
  • the Academic Fellow programme is established and gaining numbers;
  • the ISO standard for management consulting (ISO 20700) has been developed in 2017;
  • an annual International CMC Conference that started in 2013.

To learn more about us, please visit our website www.cmc-global.org.


About APCO

APCO is the italian professional association of management consultants. Founded in 1968, it qualifies those in Italy who are continuously and professionally engaged in organizational and management consulting, both individually and as associates, partners or employees of consulting firms.

Membership connotes capable consultants, proud of their professional identity and attentive to building a lasting relationship with their customers.

APCO issues to its members a quality certificate in accordance with Law 4/2013 on Non-Ordinary Professions as it is included in a specific list of the Ministry of Economic Development.

The main goals of APCO are the following:

  • to affirm the role and value of the management consultant for the economic development of Italy;
  • to aggregate and represent the professional community of management consultants;
  • to promote professional growth and the continuous updating of its associates;
  • to define qualitative and behavioral standards for the profession;
  • to build relationships of participation, exchange and collaboration with national and international organizations in the sector and more generally with relevant stakeholders;
  • to qualify competences and quality of services of its members and provide CMC certification.

Apco is organized in local delegations covering the national territory and members can join Community of Practices in order to perfect their specialist skill.

To learn more about us, please visit our website www.apcoitalia.it.

CMC-Global Chair Welcome Message

Long life learning is a concept which proves its validity even more in these times of rapid technology advancement and flourishing innovative thinking and acting, that drives change in all areas of economic and social life and surely the management consulting profession should be always on the edge!

The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, ICMCI, as solid promoter and guardian of professionalism and ethics in our profession is continuing its efforts in shaping the management consulting in line with its values, strategic goals and adapting it to challenges of today.

I am very pleased and honoured, in line with our mission, to invite you, management consultants as well as all other stakeholders of the economic and social activities, to our 6Th CMC International Conference of Management Consultants, “Making a Sustainable World” organized with the great support of our Italian Member Institute, APCO, which will be held in Milan, Italy, on October 18th and 19th.   I am convinced that it will be a memorable event as well as a valuable enrichment of professional and life experience!

Meet you in Milano!

Sorin Caian

APCO Chair Welcome Message

The President of the Italian Association of Management Consultants (APCO), Dr. Cesara Pasini is pleased to announce that Italy is a country in which management consultancy is very active and that in the city of Milan, as well as having the main multinational consulting companies, there is a dense network of professionals who work daily alongside companies for their progress.

APCO, in its fifty years of history, has been a participant in the economic-social evolution of Italy and, with it, that of the professional profile of the management consultant. We look to the future with confidence, focusing on the ability to transfer knowledge and experience to new generations of professionals and to anticipate market needs through the specialization of our communities of practice in the most innovative areas, such as digital transformation and sustainability.

We live in a very stimulating period for our businesses, as we continue to evolve, adapt and find ways to be responsive to new paradigms.

For this reason we have chosen for the 6th CMC International Management Consultancy Conference, to be held in Milan from 18 to 19 October, the theme “Making a sustainable world that focuses on the three dimensions of sustainable development of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: economy, environment and people. We believe that, to achieve this ambitious goal, we can leverage on three fundamental elements: creative thinking, digital revolution and innovation. For the latter we would like to compare two different but complementary approaches:  “disruptive innovation”, much debated today, and “friendly innovation” that places the person at the center in a sort of new “humanism”.

All of this is of great importance for enterprises, but they act only in the face of having understood the real benefits. The role of management consulting is therefore crucial for ideas, innovation and technology to find an appropriate place in the value chain.

We warmly invite you to attend the 6th CMC International Conference of Management Conference in our beautiful city of Milan, because it will be a unique opportunity to discuss these issues, to hear from experts how to answer the many questions and forge our future of consultants of management in the name of sustainability, thanks to our large international CMC network, the Certified Management Consultants. We do hope to be the host of all management consultants of CMC-Global from all member countries and those who are not yet members.

I look forward to seeing you in Milano!

Cesara Pasini