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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


Upcoming Events

  • April 23 JP Morgan Sponsored Event - Please See New Flyer

  • Mark Your Calendar for Future Events:

  • May 14, 39th Annual World Trade Week 2015 Honors Koch Industries Grant Thornton Sponsored International Business Excellence Award

    Sept. 17, 2015 Annual Allen Gibbs & Houlik sponsored event TBA

    Oct. 22, 2015 WSU’s Innovation Campus:, Keynote Address by President Dr. John Bardo

    Nov. 19, 2015 Annual Sprit Aerospace Inc sponsored event TBA

    Dec 11, 2015, 39th Annual Wine Taste: sponsor by SBC, host Pioneer Balloon


- Please Join Us -
Business Associates, Spouses, & Friends are Welcome

Click HERE for May 14, 2015 programs details & reservations.

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