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Our partner associations and universities

Many esteemed partners play a pivotal role in shaping the success of Informa Connect Academy. Our strength lies in collaboration with industry-leading organisations, influential experts and renowned educational institutions, all of whom bring unparalleled expertise and innovation to our training programmes.

These dynamic partnerships ensure we can curate a diverse range of world-class courses and resources that cater to the evolving needs of professionals worldwide.

By leveraging the collective wisdom of our partners, we provide unparalleled access to industry-leading knowledge as well as invaluable networking opportunities.

Together, we foster an environment where individuals can thrive, advance their careers, and achieve their full potential in today's competitive landscape.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management

Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM)

Founded in 1998 the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) is the world’s largest professional organization of product managers, brand managers, product marketing managers and other individuals responsible for guiding their organizations and clients through a constantly changing business landscape

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) USA currently known as the Association for Supply Chain Management is an international education organization offering certification programs, training tools, and networking opportunities to increase workplace performance in the supply chain.

Balanced Scorecard Institute

The Balanced Scorecard Institute provides training, certification and consulting services to commercial, government, and non-profit organisations worldwide. The Institute applies best practices gained in Balanced Scorecard, strategic performance management and measurement, strategic planning, and change management to transform organisations into “performance excellence” organizations.

Blockchain Training Alliance

Blockchain Training Alliance is the global leader in Blockchain Certification dedicated to advancing blockchain growth through its training and certification globally.


The CPD Certification Service is an independent accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.

CXO Transform

CXO Transform is an online education platform designed to better equip transformation managers and leaders throughout the world. It enables them to have their transformation expertise verified and position themselves as experts in their field – and it improves their ability to orchestrate successful digital business transformation for medium to large organisations.

Franklin Covey

FranklinCovey is the world leader in helping organizations achieve results that require lasting changes in human behavior, often the most difficult challenge any organization faces. When accomplished, it is also the most durable competitive advantage.

Global Academy of Finance and Management (GAFM)

GAFM® International Board of Standards (IBS) Accreditation Council regulates the standards for certification, and accredited education and defines the criteria for qualified training and degree programmes which are a direct path to the certifications.


The International Harbour Masters' Association is the professional body for those with responsibility for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters. With members in more than 50 countries, the Association brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Founded over 100 years ago, Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is the worldwide association of accounting and finance professionals in business. With more than 140,000 members in 150 countries, IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused on advancing the management accounting profession.

IMA’s mission is to provide a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing and the advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices in management accounting and finance.

Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)

Professional development for those above and below the waterline...IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals.

Complimentary Affiliate Membership

Lloyd's Maritime Academy offers a free Affiliate Membership of the IMarEST for a minimum of 12 months if you join one of the selected courses.

International Association for Strategy Professionals (IASP)

The International Association for Strategy Professionals (IASP) is a non-profit professional society whose mission is to lead and support people and organizations through the promotion of a holistic approach to strategy management and by setting standards for strategy through thought leadership, professional development, and certification.

King's College London

King’s College London, established in 1829 and a founding college of the University of London, is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities, based in the very heart of London.

King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and has a particularly distinguished reputation in law. The Dickson Poon School of Law is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world* and is a centre of research with staff who are leaders in their fields. In 2021, The School was ranked 6th for overall power rankings in the Research Excellence Framework.

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society. It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

Middlesex University

Middlesex University is a large London based university with a history in higher education dating from 1878. In 1992 it was granted the Royal Charter making it a university.

The university offers a broad range of courses through four academic schools of Arts and Education; Business; Engineering and Information Sciences; Health and Social Sciences and their Institute for Work Based Learning.


Informa Connect is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

North Kent College (NMTC)

The National Maritime Training Centre is a leading maritime education and practical training provider. The NMTC are also specialists in distance learning, blended education and instruct-led courses in disciplines for personnel on merchant vessels, tugs, fishing vessels, support craft, and allied professions onshore. These courses have been operating since 1997, are accredited by North Kent College as professional development courses, and are provided and managed through a partnership between the College and Lloyd's Maritime Academy.


The PMI® Authorized Training Partner seal is a mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Informa Connect Academy is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). As an ATP, Informa Connect is approved by PMI to offer the PMP exam preparation course and issue Professional Development Units (PDU) for training courses in the field of project management.

Queen Mary University

Queen Mary University of London joined the Russell Group of leading UK Universities in 2012, reflecting Queen Mary’s long standing reputation for research and teaching excellence. The School of Law at Queen Mary goes from strength to strength having been ranked 10th in the UK for law by the Complete University Guide 2022, 8th in the Guardian League Tables 2022 and 7th in the UK by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022.


Founded in 1860 in London to " advance the art and science of ship design " today the Royal Institution of Naval Architects is a world renowned and highly respected international professional institution and learned society whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of all marine vessels and structures.

The Institution has members in over ninety countries, and is widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations worldwide.

University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university and third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, it has proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world. Through its research centres and institutes, St Andrews has excelled in the fields of international relations and international security, earning a reputation as one of the world's leading academic institutions in the area of terrorism studies. The University of St Andrews was the first in Europe to offer a full course of study in terrorism, through the CSTPV.

University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart is one of the most important universities with a science and engineering focus in Europe. Founded in 1829, the former College of Technology has grown into a research-intensive university with a unique profile that concentrates on closely networking the disciplines of Engineering and Natural Sciences with the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The Institute of Construction Management was established in 1964 and is one of more than 20 institutes in the faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Stuttgart.


WorldatWork is the leading global non-profit association for professionals engaged in the critically important practice of Total Rewards. We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces. We guide them in designing and delivering Total Rewards programs with our membership, education, certification, idea exchange, thought leadership, knowledge creation, information sharing, research, and networking. For more than 65 years, WorldatWork has served Total Rewards professionals throughout the world working in organizations of all sizes and structures. Professionals from more than 93% of Fortune 500® organizations rely on WorldatWork for Total Rewards solutions.

World Maritime Universty (WMU)

The World Maritime University has a proven track record in offering programmes by distance learning, designed to offer flexibility to meet the educational needs of maritime professionals, organizations and administrations, and to build maritime capacity globally. Our distance-learning programmes are an indispensable investment for our students and a significant contribution to meeting the need for expertise across the international maritime community.