Virginia International Business Council



Upcoming events

    • March 28, 2018
    • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA



    Enabling International Trade Success Since 1948™


    Join us at our Monthly Luncheon Program on Mar. 28th for:


    Competing in the Online Global Marketplace


    Featured Speaker:   John Worthington, CEO IBT Online


    It is no secret that the internet can be leveraged to be a powerful tool to grow your business globally. In fact, it is known to be the #1 sales and marketing tool for businesses all over the world. The potential is so wide however, that it can be difficult to wrap your head around. IBT Online is here to help companies understand how to reach target markets through website localization and international online marketing in order to grow their sales, brand, and business online globally.


    Details:   Wednesday, March 28, 2018  

    11:45am - 12:00pm:  Registration & networking

    12:00pm - 1:30pm:   Luncheon meeting and program


    Venue for this Luncheon Meeting:

    Omni Hotel, 100 S. 12th Street, Richmond, VA


    Cost:   Early registration [by March 18, 2018]: 

     $25 for VAIBC members

     $35 for non-members

    Registration after March 18:  $35 members, $45 non-members

    Register online:



    About the speaker:


    John Worthington brings decades of successful international business development experience to clients. Being deeply involved in international online operations, digital marketing and sales management programs, John is a frequent key note speaker at export and international business events.


    A founding partner at IBT Online at its creation in 2002, John started his professional career in London qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Today, he is an acknowledged expert in the field of international online business development. John sits on the board of a number of international companies on both sides of the Atlantic.


    John manages overall operations as well as directing his team to assist companies in optimizing their online presence in international markets.


    The Virginia International Business Council, Inc. (VAIBC™) was established in 1948, and it has had a distinguished history as a membership organization serving businesses engaged in or pursuing international trade and the wide range of professionals in the public and private sector that facilitate and enable international trade.  Our monthly luncheon programs provide networking and educational opportunities vital to success.  We also periodically conduct special workshops featuring experts in the field on topics we believe to be especially timely and vital to our members, as well as several annual special events, which have historically included our December holiday party and spring golf outing.   We actively support other Virginia trade organizations and events, and provide scholarships and other outreach to Virginia colleges and universities.  For more information, please contact us:


Past events

March 02, 2018 Brazil: Open + Ready for Business (Click here to see Presentations from this event)
December 07, 2017 VAIBC Annual Holiday Celebration
October 18, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer-Shenandoah Valley Chapter
October 04, 2017 VCU to host the 2017 Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference
September 27, 2017 Lithuania – Gateway to Eastern Europe. A Discussion on Trade & Defense Procurement in Lithuania
September 21, 2017 Virginia Maritime Mixer Central Chapter
May 24, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on May 24, 2017
April 25, 2017 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon April 25, 2017
April 20, 2017 21st Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
March 22, 2017 Monthly Luncheon Program on March 22, 2017
February 22, 2017 An Open Conversation with Export-Import Bank: Learn about tools available to small businesses to expand overseas sales.
January 25, 2017 Changing Tides: Trade Compliance in a New Political Era
December 06, 2016 Holiday Party
November 16, 2016 Settling Your Ocean Shipping & Cruise Line Disputes – For Free! Alternative Dispute Resolution Services – Using the Office of Consumer Affairs & Dispute Resolutions (CADRS), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)
September 28, 2016 Challenges to International Trade and Global Trade Pacts: What we can learn from BREXIT
June 16, 2016 20th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing & Scholarship Fundraiser
May 23, 2016 "The Importance of International Trade: Virginia's Place on the World Stage" featuring The Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
April 20, 2016 Sustainability: How to Achieve Meaningful Progress towards a Circular Economy
March 23, 2016 Richmond Region State of the Port Luncheon March 23, 2016
February 24, 2016 TPP: What do you need to know and what will it mean for your business?
January 27, 2016 Washington Dulles International Airport - Virginia's Air Cargo Gateway
December 14, 2015 Holiday Party
November 18, 2015 Does Your Current Insurance Cover All of Your International Risks?
October 28, 2015 Virginia versus the World Wine Tasting Networking Event
September 23, 2015 Compliance Workshop on Export Control Reform and Networking Luncheon "CPB Trade Transformation Update"
May 27, 2015 How to Unlock Major Opportunities for your Business with Trade Agreements
April 30, 2015 19th Annual VAIBC Golf Outing
April 22, 2015 How to Build Strategic Partnerships in Latin America
March 25, 2015 Aligning Economic Opportunity - Hampton Roads to Richmond
February 25, 2015 Global Fulfillment the Amazon Way
January 28, 2015 Service Center Metals … A Virginia Company with Global Reach
November 19, 2014 "Foreign Trade Zones and the Alternative Site Framework" and “Virginia Port Incentives, Port Tools for Business”

Address: 10307 West Broad Street, #200, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: (804) 254-1356



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