To lead is defined as "to go before or with to show the way; conduct or escort” and "to guide in direction, course, action and opinion”. A leader is someone who not only influences people but has the power to make change where others could not. At International Business Council we have a goal of bringing these Industry Leaders together to educate and collaborate with the future generations of leaders. The expertise and insight from our leaders creates an environment in which participants feel like they are part of something significant that is not only impacting the industry but challenging each of us to make the world a better place.

We wanted to create a campaign to recognize our leaders and what they are doing to make a difference in their industry and the world. #IAmALeader is a social media campaign that International Business Council is using alongside their events to showcase these leaders and their participation in a summit that promotes global and regional efforts in their industry. To distinguish yourself amongst the best and to promote positive global change is a principle that International Business Council prides itself on as a company and which we support and feel is worth recognizing. "There are times when a leader must move out ahead of the flock, go off in a new direction, confident that he is leading his people the right way.” – Nelson Mandela