A Discussion of the Society of International Business Fellows, by Willem Noltes

For more than 30 years, the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) has remained committed to forming a stronger network among business leaders from around the world. Although officially founded in 1981, the genesis of the group dates back to the 1970s, when Georgia State University established the Georgia World Congress Institute. This initiative inspired Dr. Jim Crupi to found his own entity that would educate Atlanta-based businesspersons about the nuances of international business. Although only 26 people attended the first SIBF class, more than 400 individuals from four continents belong to the organization today.

Every year, SIBF conducts a number of enlightening programs that offer insight into domestic and international business issues. In 2012, meetings will take place in Cuba, Turkey, England, and Romania, and a 2013 conference is set for Vietnam.

Those interested in becoming part of SIBF can log on to www.sibf.org and learn about obtaining membership.

About the Author:

From Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Willem Noltes manages investment capital as an Owner/Principal in charge of several privately held investment partnerships. Willem Noltes has been a Fellow of International Business Society since 2000.


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