Virginia International Business Council




The Virginia International Business Council has adopted as its mission: To be a foremost provider of impactful, international intelligence with respect to market opportunities, sourcing possibilities, environmental realities and the strategies and tactics related to global business success in Virginia.

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About us

Established in 1948, the Virginia International Business Council is the premier membership organization serving the region's international trade professionals.

Known for outstanding programs and engaging speakers, the club serves as a forum for the promotion of global commerce.

Monthly luncheon meetings provide an opportunity for networking between members and guests, followed by a speaker on a topic of current interest in international trade.





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Become a member

Members attend our luncheons and other events at a reduced membership rate.


Membership is available to individuals on a calendar year basis in two categories: Regular ($50 annually) and Student ($20 annually, full-time student).  NOTE: Membership is not effective until approval of the application by our Board of Directors, and application fees are received subject to that condition and will be refunded promptly should the application not be approved.

Join us


Companies seeking to do business internationally can take advantage of the many benefits the Virginia International Business Council has to offer. We provide periodic scheduled networking events, which provide business owners the opportunity to gather and share insights and experiences. We also provide educational seminars and conferences that highlight the issues companies need to be aware of when transacting business abroad.

Our advantages

  • Periodic programs with expert speakers at locations n the Greater Richmond region 
  • Club recognizes service to the international trade community by its annual presentation of the VAIBC Global Excellence Award
  • Contributing sponsor of the Virginia Conference on World Trade
  • Sponsorship of academic programs for area colleges and universities






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