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What are the benefits of membership in SIBF?

The Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) aims to educate and connect leaders throughout the world to further their professional and personal success. Through active participation in SIBF, executives gain access to prominent peer networks where members can share expertise, business best practices, and enriching experiences that foster key business relationships and enduring friendships. Click here to view the Benefits of SIBF Membership video.
How can I join SIBF?

Membership in SIBF is by invitation only. Click here to apply online. The Membership Committee is tasked to select the best possible candidates without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin. Community involvement will be considered when prioritizing candidates who are otherwise relatively equal. SIBF is committed to diversity within its membership.

When are the membership application deadlines?

2016 Application Deadlines

May 27 August 5 November 4


What is the membership fee?

The SIBF initiation fee is $5,000. Yearly membership renewal is $1,500, processed every January. Note: A $200 processing fee is due with your membership application.

When an application is submitted, SIBF will require a credit card number or check in the full amount of the initiation fee to be held until confirmation of approval. This payment is in addition to the $200 non-refundable application processing fee.

How are the letters of recommendation processed?

Prospective members are required to submit three letters of recommendation as part of their application. One must come from the new member sponsor and the two others may come from a colleague or other person with knowledge of your professional achievements. Letters may be sent directly from the sponsor/colleague to the SIBF office via mail, fax or email.

Who should I contact for more information about joining SIBF?

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Membership Consultant, Kathy Payne or Membership.

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