National Holiday Party

National Holiday Party

Atlanta, Georgia (map)

Home of SIBF Members
Neda Barqawi (GA, ‘15) & Khalid Hamied (GA, ‘15)
439 Tara Trail NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30327

State Holiday Parties

State Holiday Parties

Multiple Cities (map)

Alabama Holiday Party - Vestavia, AL
Wednesday, December 5
6:30-9:00pm

Tennessee Holiday Party - Nashville, TN
Wednesday, December 5
6:30-8:30pm

Virginia & DC Holiday Party - Washington, DC
Thursday, December 6
 7:00-9:00pm

North & South Carolina Holiday Party - Greenville, SC
Thursday, December 6
6:30-10:00pm

Texas Holiday Party - Dallas, Texas
Friday, December 7
7:30pm

Florida Holiday Party - Tampa, Florida
Thursday, December 13
7:00-11:00pm

California Holiday Party - San Francisco, CA
Friday, December 14

South East Asia Leadership Academy

South East Asia Leadership Academy

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

The SEALA Academy is a 10-day immersion in a demanding environment. It is a leadership boot camp whose watchwords are purpose, authenticity, character, values. You will need all your skill to master the high refinements of leadership arts. But you will need all your courage to go deep in exploring your default reaction to authority – how to manage the stress of handling systems – your true ability to work with power – before, as a leader, you can fulfill your potential and promise.

SEALA is not all lectures and general theory. Plenary learning sessions alternate with breakout groups facilitated by experienced businesspeople, seasoned practitioners from around the world. Every idea is up for discussion; every lesson is tested against experience to prove its worth. SEALA focuses on the real-life applications of leadership skills especially seen against the developing needs of South East Asia today.

Our aim is not 10 days of “chalk-and-talk” and a handsome certificate at the end of the office wall. Our aim is a transformation of business and society in South East Asia.

SEALA Reunion

SEALA Reunion

Hanoi, Vietnam (map)

Network reunions offer the educational opportunities to improve upon the foundation of your SEALA membership, but more importantly, they offer the environment to meet and become friends with great people and refresh already existing relationships. From these friendships come personal and professional connections. Membership in the SEALA network has always been about an opportunity to meet others and actively pursue those connections.

To register, please complete the following online form and we will email you an invoice with payment instructions.

Band of SIBF Sisters

Band of SIBF Sisters

Charleston, South Carolina (map)

The 3rd Annual BOSS program is set for the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, SC.  Indulge in Charleston’s southern culture, numerous boutiques and culinary delights during this engaging two-day program.  This year’s theme centers around women taking care of themselves, from wellness to laughter to the SIBF sisterhood.   Susan Simons (SC) will host BOSS attendees at her wonderful home for a memorable evening of Southern hospitality and food.

Program details and speakers are being confirmed, but Dr. Lyda Lindell (FL) and Metta Murdaya (NY, '18), Co-Founder and President of JUARA Skincare, are tentatively planning on participating. A self-defense introduction also is being considered.  Let the planning committee know your thoughts on speakers and topics.

BOSS is open to all SIBF female members and spouses/partners. This program presents an excellent opportunity to introduce potential female members to SIBF. 

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Silicon Valley Business Forum

Palo Alto, California (map)

Age of the Machines: Demystifying Machine Learning

Machine learning and AI is the latest buzzword that has captured Silicon Valley’s imagination. What is the impact this technology will have on the economy, jobs, life-style and our humanity? Leading investors, entrepreneurs and experts who are at the cutting edge of this field will engage in a compelling discussion. Topics would include applications of AI such as autonomous cars, the next conceptual leaps in this field such as unlabeled learning and the ethical implications of AI.


3D: Diagnostics, Data and Digital: Healthcare’s New Future

As America and the world struggles with healthcare costs and an ageing demographics, technologies that are revolutionizing health care are coming of age. From Point of care diagnostics that brings the lab to your friendly retail store or even to your cellphone to discoveries in genomic therapies that are seeking a breakthrough to deadly diseases by cracking the code of life, technology is an ally - bringing down costs while delivering superior value. An expert panel shares some of the exciting trends in healthcare.


Making Disruptive Innovation work for Corporate America

The valley has long been an island. Innovation happened in garage start-ups with maverick founders in the virtual world. Corporate America recognized innovators by buying them out. Efforts to repeat the valley magic in the corporate offices have invariably failed. New technologies have increasingly linked the real world to the virtual world. Corporates have reached out to work with innovative start-ups to engage with disruptive technologies at their inception. Corporate venturing is a new trend in the valley. The pioneers of corporate venturing talk about examples how corporate America is leveraging the valley.

Washington Briefing

Washington Briefing

Washington, District of Columbia (map)

SIBF will again host the highly rated Washington Briefing, May 5-7, 2019. Join us as we discuss the latest developments in Washington on domestic and international policy issues and hear perspectives from all sides of the political spectrum. The Washington Briefing has a tradition and established track record for introducing SIBF members to unique venues and exclusive programs and speakers that go far beyond the typical business group Washington fly-in. In addition, springtime is one of the most beautiful times of year in our nation’s capital.

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

Global Network Summit hosted by CELA

CELA teams from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are honored to host their friends and peers from SIBF, CELA, MELA, and SEALA at the 2019 Global Network Summit (GNS) – a moveable feast of learning, sharing, and connecting leaders from across the world. Your hosts are waiting with open arms to introduce you to fascinating people and places, ideas and unique experiences which ordinary visitors could never access, and which you will remember with pleasure for the rest of your life!

Located on the Great Silk Road, one of the most significant achievements in the history of World civilization, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan envelop visitors with stunning land and seascapes; a myriad of highly ornate mosques, madrasahs, and palaces, as well as the modern capitals. During the trip, you will be hearing from regional experts on how the Silk Road influenced the development of the region throughout their histories.

Cambridge Money & Responsibility

Cambridge Money & Responsibility

Cambridge, United Kingdom (map)

SIBF’s annual summer program, targeted to young adults age 17 to 24, is held at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. This highly rated program offers students the chance to discover the mathematics of money, the importance of philanthropy and entrepreneurialism, and the significance of financial planning. Led by global finance and business experts, along with Cambridge scholars, the Money & Responsibility program is a life-changing experience for young people as they plot their courses for the future.

FIC South Africa

FIC South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa (map)

South Africa is a country rich in natural resources. It boasts some of the planet’s most extraordinary scenery and wildlife. South Africans are known for their hospitality, and living standards are, for some, much higher than those elsewhere in Africa. At the same time, political events are moving rapidly, and major economic and social problems pose complex challenges.

Our itinerary allows you to see South Africa through a variety of lenses: historic, economic, cultural and scenic. Our aim, as always, is a unique SIBF blend of high-level content, person-to-person contact with local business and community leaders, unparalleled cultural experiences—and a few surprises.

SIBF Annual Summit

SIBF Annual Summit

Cape Neddick, Maine (map)

New ideas. Trusted business partners. Thought leaders. Lifelong learning. Global family. Find your SIBF experience.