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World Trade Council of Wichita (formerly the World Trade Club) was organized in 1975/76 by co-founders Dr.Lee Nehrt, Dr.Dharma De Silva & Dean Larry McKibbin at the Chamber with 11 area MNCs to promote international trade & investment in Greater Wichita and South Central Kansas. The WTCouncil  originated in 1974 as the International Relations Committee of the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. WTCouncil was instrumental in making Wichita a U.S. Customs Port-of-Entry & attracting the Wichita office of the U.S. Department of Commerce, initially housed in the School of Business. WTCouncil assisted in the establishment of the M-A World Trade Center (presently Kansas World Trade Center). Today the Council is affiliated with Wichita State University Barton School's Center for International Business Advancement [CIBA] and the Wichita Metro Chamber. In a unique strategic alliance CIBA-WTCouncil linkage has organized and conducted over 450 country/company trade events and over 110 International Educational seminars. In recognition of our work and ideals to foster international trade the council has own US President's "E" & "E Star" awards for continued export education and service excellence. 

World Trade Council of Wichita Mission & Goals 

CIBA WTCouncil linkage activity with CIBA-USED/BIE Grants Highlights


Jan 20th,2016 Grant Thornton Sponsored “ A Global Economic Outlook for 2016” panel moderated by Mr. Dan Powers
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“Feb 18,2016 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Landmark Agreement & Prospects for Global Trade/Exports”
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“Mar 24,2016 Japan Update”
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“April 21,2016 Doing Business in Iraq”
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Oct 22nd,2015 Dr. John Bardo's - Wichita's Innovation Campus: Catalyst for Kansas
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