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Spotlight On: International Business Council


The International Business Council (IBC) supports and celebrates our growing international business population with relevant programming and networking opportunities.

Each year, the IBC hosts an Annual Meeting to highlight its goals and accomplishments for the year as well as introduce incoming board members.

This year’s Annual Meeting became part of World Trade Week and featured keynote speaker Robert Leach, Director of the Knoxville Export Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Attendees learned about the importance of exporting internationally and the impact of a robust international export program on the local economy.

AHS Consulting, a global IT and consulting solutions provider, won an International Business Award for its positive impact on our region. Owner Amna Shah founded AHS in 2014 with 15 years of experience in the international freight industry.  

We meet the fourth Friday of each month at 8 a.m. Visit the Chamber's events calendar for speaker and location information.

“The IBC is unlike any of the other councils in that the focus is not on a geographic region but on understanding international business and providing a culturally diverse forum. The programs focus on how to improve international business development for our region.”

– John-Paul Morgante, International Business Council President-Elect

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