Welcome

The Texas International Business Council (TIBC), a non-profit organization, is a private sector initiative dedicated to the support of Texas’ businesses, government and trade organizations through international trade activities, market development, and market expansion. TIBC has developed relationships with key industry leaders across Texas and in overseas markets including the Middle East, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Africa, Canada, and Mexico.

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The Senate of Texas has released proclamation 74 in support of the Texas International Business Council. Click here to read more about this TIBC in the News activity.

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Services

TIBC provides international marketing promotion and market development services for Texas companies and key industries. This includes technology, energy, and health and medical. Please contact Mr. Mortada Mohamed for more information TIBC services and how we can work with Texas business on international expansion.

Alliances

TIBC has demonstrated alliances with chambers of commerce, international business groups, and the Texas diplomatic corps. Please contact Mr. Mortada Mohamed for more information on alliances and how to position Texas business in the international marketplace.

Events

TIBC is proud to support events linking Texas to the world. For more information on how to sponsor activities associated with events, to establish one-on-one business meetings, or to learn more about the events, please contact Mr. Mortada Mohamed. For more information on upcoming events, click here.

Announcements

Major General (Ret) Hank Morrow and Jeffrey T. Hodgson join the Texas International Business Council’s Governing Council

Texas International Business Council(TIBC) is proud to announce that Major General (Ret) Hank Morrow and Jeffrey T. Hodgson have joined the Texas International Business Council’s Governing Council.

Major General (Ret) Hank Morrow is Chief Operating Officer of United States Global Partners, Ltd. (USGP), an International Trade and Consultant firm located in Texas, USA, with affiliate offices throughout the world. General Morrow also serves as Owner and President of H.C. Morrow, LLC, a diversified company specializing in International Trade Development with emphasis on defense related issues. In addition to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Administrative Management from Clemson University, General Morrow holds a Master’s Degree (MAS) in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. General Morrow has also completed Executive Education in National and International Security at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Jeffrey T. Hodgson is the founder of Chicago Weather Brokerage, LLC (CWB), a leading commodity, energy and weather risk management firm. Through CWB, Mr. Hodgson has been instrumental in the creation of numerous exchange-listed derivatives. He created and facilitated the first ever exchange-traded snowfall derivative in December 2009 on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He is regularly interviewed by major media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, CBS, ABC, BNN, CCTV, Dow Jones, and NPR.

Mayor Andy Wambsganss of Southlake and Chief Counselor for the TIBC welcomed both Major General Morrow and Mr. Hodgson citing both men’s experience and connections as being extremely beneficial to the Council’s mission.

TIBC is a sponsor of the Austin International Awards Program

The TIBC is proud to be a sponsor of the Austin International Awards Programa program with the Texas consular corps. This program brings together the consular corps from countries with a presence in Texas. According to TIBC Executive Director, Mr. Mortada Mohamed, “TIBC is honored to support and sponsor this awards program.” This program hosted representatives and diplomatic missions from over 30 countries, once again highlighting the breadth of outreach that TIBC can provide to Texas business.” Adrianna Cruz, vice-president of international activities at the Austin Chamber of Commerce and the key host of this event, praised the event and said that it “showcased that Austin and Texas are true international partners.” She further praised the role of all partners, including TIBC, for making the event a success.

Mr. Jim Wilkinson joins the Texas International Business Council’s Governing Council

Texas International Business Council(TIBC) is proud to announce that Mr. Jim Wilkinson has joined the Texas International Business Council’s Governing Council. Jim Wilkinson is Managing Partner, International Business and Financial Strategy, Brunswick Group.

Jim served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, during President G.W. Bush’s administration, serving as Paulson’s senior strategist and counselor, Before Treasury, Wilkinson served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Mayor Andy Wambsganss of Southlake and Chief Counselor for the TIBC welcomed Mr. Wilkinson to the TIBC Governing Council, “The TIBC is proud to welcome Jim to our Governing Council. His experience and connections will foster our efforts to assist Texas companies, Chamber’s, SBDC’s and local economic development entities to launch market development programs and promotions overseas.”