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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. 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 500 country/company trade events and over 150 International Educational seminars in its 40 year history. 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


Nov 16,2017 "State of the Oil and Gas Industry: Dynamic Challenges Facing Kansas Oil & Gas Industry”
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Oct 26,2017 "Aerospace Industry Outlook sponsored by Spirit Aerosystems”
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Sep 14,2017 "South Africa: Pathway to Profit”
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May 11,2017 "41st Annual World Trade Week Honors WSU-Student Centered, Innovation Driven”
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Apr 13,2017 "100 Days of a Trump Presidency”
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Apr 13,2017 "Remembering Dr. Dharma deSilva at World Trade Council”
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