SIBF Online Membership Application
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Contact & Personal Information
Education & Work History
Expectations & Commitment

    Membership in SIBF is by invitation only. Please complete the entire application to give the Membership Committee a thorough understanding of your abilities, accomplishments and commitments. Because the selection process is highly competitive, all questions should be answered fully and thoughtfully. Application materials submitted by, or on behalf of, an applicant, will be kept strictly confidential. New member biographical profiles, based on information from the application, will be in included in the SIBF Membership Directory and on the private member site.

    International Business Involvement - Must be actively involved in international business or committed to being involved in international business in the future with the capability to do so.

    Leadership and Seniority - Must have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their careers and seniority within their respective organizations.

    Commitment - Must have the time and resources available to be active in SIBF on an ongoing basis

    Character - Integrity and character must be without question.

    Processing Fee - $200: Must be submitted with the application and is non-refundable.

    SIBF Initiation Fee - $5,000: Held until notification of acceptance.

    Yearly Membership Renewal - $1,500, processed every January.

    To be considered for the SIBF Class of 2017, a completed application and the following must be submitted:

    Three letters of recommendation from individuals having direct knowledge of your qualifications and character, including one from an SIBF member. These letters should describe the nature and length of the relationship with you and, to the extent possible, address your character, accomplishments within your organization, industry and community, and your involvement internationally. The completed letters should be addressed to the SIBF Membership Selection Committee and either submitted with your application, mailed or emailed directly to SIBF by the individuals providing your recommendations. Applications without letters of recommendation will not be considered.

    A recent, color digital photo to be published on the website and in the SIBF Member Directory if accepted for membership. Email digital photo (minimum 3MB) to

    A non-refundable processing fee of US$200.00 made payable to the Society of International Business Fellows (check, credit card or bank wire).

    Please note that your application does not have to be completed in a single session and can be saved to complete at a later time.

    Please review your application carefully before submitting. All required fields must be completed before your form will be processed.

    Complete your application online below or submit via e-mail, fax or mail to:

    Society of International Business Fellows
    PO Box 57341 Atlanta, GA 30343

    PHONE: 404.525.7423
    FAX: 404.525.5331

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

    Applications for the SIBF Class of 2017 will be reviewed by the Membership Selection Committee. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance within three business days of the meeting date.

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