Our Mission

International Trade Club of Chicago


Foster and expand international trade and investment encourage the profession of international business management on a high ethical plane; furnish its members with a medium for exchange of experience and a forum for the discussion of problems of mutual interest; seek by concerted action to remove barriers and obstacles which may interfere with the development of international trade and investment; promote better understanding and appreciation of the significance of international trade and investment.

What We Offer

The ITCC offers workshops, seminars, roundtables, conferences, online forums, and networking events which meet the needs of many practicing professionals in today’s rapidly changing world, it is mandatory that we maintain and upgrade our skills. The ITCC import Workshop series, as well as a new series targeting the manufacturing sector are held throughout the year.

The Educational Program offered by the ITCC allows members to exchange ideas, share experiences and learn from experts in various fields. In addition, you can receive discounted training in our import and export workshops held throughout the year.

The Global Manufacturing Series and the Import Workshop Series are two of several ITCC programs designed to provide forums for discussion, collaboration and education to suppor the profession of international business management and promote the sustained and balanced growth and success of U.S. businesses as other global regions emerge and develop as both competitive threats and opportunities for trade.




Online Forums

Networking Events

Our History

  • 1919

    Chicago export managers create an informal association.

  • 1953

    In recognition of the broadening scope of global trade, the Export Club of Chicago changes its name to The International Trade Club of Chicago.

  • 1964

    President’s “E” Award for service excellence.

  • 1992

    “The Export Handbook” published in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs.

  • 1994

    75th Anniversary Celebration.

  • 1995

    Governor Edgar’s Export Awareness and Development Award.

  • 1996

    55th Chicago World Trade Conference – Export Licensing: Basic Rules and New Regulations.

  • 1997

    International Export Network Initiative.

  • 1998

    ITCC Website Launched.

  • 1999

    80th Anniversary Celebration.

  • 2001

    Medical Devices Conference: U.S. and China.

  • 2002

    Interactive ITCC Website Launched.

  • 2003

    Inaugural Issue of “ITCC Trade News,” trade news electronic periodical.

  • 2004

    85th Anniversary Celebration. ITCC Global Manufacturing Series in collaboration with the Tooling and Manufacturing Association Inaugurated and Series Website launched.

  • 2005

    AutoMed 2005 – 2nd Annual ITCC Global Manufacturing Series in collaboration with the Tooling and Manufacturing Association and Series Website launched.

  • 2006

    ITCC Global Manufacturing Series in collaboration with numerous trade and industry partners.

  • 2007

    U.S. Midwest and Canada Global Manufacturing Case Studies, a joint publication of the ITCC and the Government of Canada, is published. ITCC Global Manufacturing Series in cooperation with Japan External..Read More

  • 2008

    ITCC Global Manufacturing Series in cooperation with the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

  • 2012

    Long time President, Sidney Salvadori resigns.

  • 2013

    Fabrice Bonvoisin is elected President.

  • 2015

    ITCC switches to new website platform.

  • 2017

    Wintrust becomes the first Gold Corporate Sponsor of ITCC.

  • 2018

    ITCC changes its look by adopting a new logo and redesigning its website.


Membership in the ITCC is one of the best investments an International Trade Executive or Specialist can make.

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