The International Business Council is a special interest group of IHA members, dedicated to helping its membership market and sell their products internationally by sharing information, providing networking opportunities and offering programs to assist, support, and educate.

Other Global Opportunities

IBC Member Meet-Up

August 3, 11 AM (CDT)
Open to IBC Members Only

Join the August IBC Member Meet-Up on August 3 at 11 a.m. CDT. IHA's UK Office will present an overview on the UK home and housewares market, including comments on the six-month impact of Brexit as well as other home and housewares market happenings. This Zoom event will serve as a continuation of the comments provided by Mark Chapman of the IHA UK Office during Connect GLOBAL. IBC members will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance as well as network with Mark Chapman and other IBC Members during the Meet-Up. IBC plans to host multiple Meet-Ups during the year to provide additional networking and education opportunities. Some Meet-Ups will have a specific focus, others will allow for freestyle networking among members.

Connect GLOBAL

Connect GLOBAL was held over a three-day period and featured speakers discussing more than 15 global markets. Attendees learned from a global retailers, a global distributors and market experts. In addition, attendees had the opportunity to network with other members in a virtual breakout session lead International Business Council Board Members.

IHA's Vietnam Sourcing Mission

Members looking to gain a competitive advantage by diversifying products' country of origin have the opportunity to join IHA in Vietnam on the Sourcing Mission.

Option 1 - (SOLD OUT)
Option 2 - (SOLD OUT)

Trade Mission Postponed to 2021 - Dates to Be Confirmed

Contact Lori Szudarek for details

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Please contact Lori Szudarek for more information on the IBC and international programs.