AMCF is the premier international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting to management. Founded in 1929 as AMCE (Association of Management Consulting Engineers), AMCF today remains in the forefront of promoting excellence and integrity in the profession.
Just as consultants help clients manage change within their industries, AMCF helps its members cope with the rapid changes affecting their practices today. Headquartered in New York, AMCF serves as a resource for information on the management of a consulting practice. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, helping consultants to better understand developments within the profession and to capitalize on new opportunities.
The mission of AMCF is to promote an environment which fosters the success of management consulting firms worldwide and the value they deliver to their clients. It does this by helping members strengthen their senior management teams through value-driven programs, research and communications. The association also promotes a better understanding of the profession among the business community, government, academia and the public.
AMCF serves as the voice of the industry on major issues, representing the profession before government and regulatory bodies, working to improve standards and practices and enabling firms to work smarter.
AMCF represents leading management consulting firms worldwide. Its membership is diverse: large and small firms, traditional management consultants as well as providers of professional services, generalists and specialists, single-office firms along with multinational organizations.
A principal objective of AMCF is to develop and enforce rigorous membership requirements. Members pledge to uphold a strict Code of Ethics in order to maintain the highest standards of professional practice. Membership in AMCF is a recognized mark of experience, stability, competence and integrity, and is limited to those firms that meet established minimum size requirements and that have been in operation for at least five years. Membership is attained by firms that meet the highest standards of professional practice, based on the recommendation and endorsement of both peers and clients.