International Assistance Group reveals unique partnership plan.
Paris, March 2012 - International Assistance Group has set the course for a new strategy: forge partnerships with quality providers. Whatever the size, speciality or location, opportunities are now available for applicants to join this worldwide network. Major assistance companies as well as specialist providers will be able to reap the benefits of joining one of the three International Assistance Group partnerships.
International Assistance Group is a worldwide commercial alliance of independent companies spanning all the links in the assistance value chain.
The primary objective of the network is to help its members grow organically, offering true quality and health-focused outcomes. In order to achieve this, IAG constantly develops, recruits and trains a comprehensive global network of quality assistance experts and accredited provider partners.
Founded in 1992 by five European companies - and celebrating its 20th anniversary this year- this alliance now enables all of the 42 partnered organisations to reach more of the assistance market through the close co-operation with other organisations in the network, thus increasing their competitiveness. And all of this while retaining their independence. Partners located all over the globe share local knowledge and resources, which is then harnessed into a worldwide service detailing common processes, performance standards, IT systems (such as a members-only proprietary database), and pooled purchasing. The alliance is so widespread and influential on the market that the group can negotiate competitive terms from providers involved in supplying world-class assistance.
To further strengthen the benefits of an alliance between international partners, IAG organises internal forums on a bi-annual basis and has even created its very own IAG Academy, offering training to members on specific topics and exchange of best practices and knowledge. Being part of this strong, committed network provides unique opportunities to boost business and foster personal relationships.
Since January, International Assistance Group has been offering opportunities to providers to join IAG at a specific partnership level. In total, three different levels are available to suit various company profiles and their needs. To gain accreditation from International Assistance Group and access the many operational and marketing benefits, an application and assessment process must be completed.
This strategic change was followed by an exceptional raise in capital, which tripled as early as February 2012. Additionally, the company reviewed its by-laws in 2011 and remains firmly in the hands of its various partners.
The current Chairman of International Assistance Group is Mrs Brenda Durow from Netcare 911, the South African partner of International Assistance Group.