ABM, the association of business information and media companies, and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced today that they plan to merge in order to form the comprehensive, global business information and media industry association.

The plan is for ABM to merge with SIIA’s Content Division. ABM’s services will continue while it seeks opportunities to drive more industry and member value through tighter integration with SIIA. Importantly, the two organizations will join forces in government affairs, creating a powerful global force in important legal and public policy debates across a wide range of issues impacting members’ business practices and revenues.

Given the current state of the media industry the plan makes sense since SIIA’s content division serves the same industry segment.  Congratulations to Ken Wash who has done it again by adding another industry association trophy to an impressive stable of associations.

About ABM:   Founded in 1906, ABM is positioned at the center of the global b-to-b ecosystem. As the only industry association focused on the entire b-to-b business model — data, events, information, marketing services and media.  ABM has 200 members.

About SIIA:  The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.

Source:  Reuters