The World Trade Council of Wichita was founded in 1975-76 by Dr. Lee Nehrt, Dr. Dharma De Silva and Dean Larry McKibbin
at the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce in concert with 11 area multinational companies
to promote international trade and investment in Greater Wichita and south-central
Kansas. WTCouncil is part of the Center for International Business Advancement (CIBA).
The Council was instrumental in making Wichita a U.S. Customs Port-of-Entry and assisted
in the establishment of the Mid-America World Trade Center.