Supporting the Business Community’s International Needs
Since 1988 the Center for International Business & Education (CIBE) has been serving the commercial and academic communities by:
Supporting and extending the international resources available to the RVCC academic community – both current members and alumni
Serving as a link between the College community and the international business community
Providing quality programs for the business community – both for trade and for inward direct investment
Serving as a catalyst for business opportunities
Complementing and fostering collaboration with other trade and internationally focused organizations
The CIBE started in 1988 with a series of Roundtable discussions among business, government and academic professionals seeking to strengthen relationships, develop cross-cultural understanding and pursue commercial interests. Very soon CIBE began to hold its annual International Business Conference attracting over 200 companies seeking to expand their business into overseas markets. In 1995, the Center for International Business and Education was awarded The President’s “E” Certificate for Export Services for an “outstanding contribution to the Export Expansion Program of the United States of America.” Over the subsequent years, CIBE continued offering Roundtables and International Business Conferences.
CIBE updated the CIBE Strategic Plan in June 2004 to continue to serve as a catalyst, resource and collaborative partner for international professionals on a local and global basis. In October 2004, CIBE introduced its Consul Program for New Jersey Life Sciences. The program seeks to encourage inward direct investment into New Jersey by creating an opportunity for commercial officers and consular officials of foreign consulates to meet with New Jersey leaders from business, government and academia. The objective is to form personal information channels and nurture commercial relationships.
CIBE continues to play the important role of advising Raritan Valley Community College on international issues related to the curriculum. It also serves as a link to the business community and community at large for the College and its students.