Areas of Focus

The following Strategic Areas of Focus establish guidelines for programmes and services provided to members of the International Trade Council:


  • Promote the development of educational tools that teach good corporate governance.
  • Support legislators and businesses to work more effectively, creatively and collaboratively.
  • Determine the need for, encourage, and carry on research in areas of innovation.
  • Share information on trade-related standards and regulations.
  • Create partnerships with appropriate educational institutes and non-profit organisations.
  • Engage in other educational advisory services and activities from time to time.
  • Nurture future leaders.

Community Development

  • Prioritise the development of human and economic resources.
  • Coordinate workforce and business development strategies.
  • Promote understanding and nurture bi-national business growth.
  • Publicise cultural, educational, social, and geographical opportunities of constituent members.
  • Provide technical assistance to federal, state, and local governments; funders; and non-profit agencies.
  • Promote initiatives that improve infrastructure.

Economic Activity

  • Provide legislators and businesses with the appropriate tools to support their economic development plans.
  • Assist with business planning for pre-venture and existing business developments.
  • Develop public-private partnerships committed to improving and diversifying local economies.
  • Research new technologies that have the potential to impact economic growth.
  • Increase export and bilateral trade opportunities.
  • Promote long-term economic competitiveness.


  • Promote the development of commercial solutions to environmental challenges.
  • Provide assistance in green building and infrastructure design and planning.
  • Advance industry standards, regulation and public policies that ensure vibrant, just, and sustainable economies.
  • Assist mentors help their mentees build critical communications, advocacy and business skills and develop strategies that advance their work while focusing on the triple bottom line.

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Invitation to the Think Global Conference

Please join us for the 2019 Think Global Conference, being held in Chicago, Illinois (22nd – 23rd of October, 2019).

The Think Global Conference is open to manufacturers, exporters and related service providers as well as anyone involved in international trade (logistics, supply chain management, trade finance etc) and is the premier event for those wishing to grow their business through knowledge sharing and networking.

At the Think Global Conference you will:

  • Network with government trade officials, leading private sector experts and like-minded businesses (from the US and abroad) who are active in overseas markets
  • Identify new and emerging markets of opportunity ahead of your competition
  • Prime your business for export-readiness (or, if you’re already exporting – get assistance to export even more!)
  • Learn about the opportunities created by the US-Sino Trade War
  • Participate in panel discussions and workshops covering the latest industry challenges and trends
  • Learn about export programs and services designed to cut your time to market
  • Meet one-on-one with Government Ministers and Diplomats from 28 nations

Don’t delay – places are very limited!

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