The Cement Industry Suppliers Forum was formed in 1996 under an initiative led by the British Cement Association (now MPA Cement) to develop closer links between the cement companies and their suppliers of plant, materials and services, and to provide a focus for information about the industry. The CISF offers a monthly updating service, research services, an annual conference and a programme of industry site visits. It is administered by the Concrete Society’s information service, formerly part of the BCA.