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International Trade Council's 78th Annual Meeting

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • KC Chamber Board Room, 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108


  • Names of your 6 attendees need to be provided to ITC by August 31st. Send names, company, & title to
  • Names of your 3 attendees need to be provided to ITC by August 31st. Send names, company, & title to

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 Is proud to present ITC's 78th Annual Meeting!

Join us for the 78th Annual ITCGKC Meeting!

While we may be in the middle of the U.S., Kansas City plays an important part in International Trade, and continues to grow. 

Learn about the very first Foreign Trade Zone in KC, the largest mega-site development in the area, and everything in between. 


5:30 Networking/Cocktail Hour

6:30 Dinner

(Vegetarian Option available by emailing

7:00 Speaker

Featured Speaker is Mike Bell

Senior Vice President | Commercial Real Estate

Mike Bell leads Hunt Midwest's commercial real estate division and is responsible for the overall growth and management of the company’s industrial leasing, property management, construction, mission critical, and development services.

An architectural engineer by training, Mike has more than 27 years of experience in the construction, design, and development aspects of commercial real estate, including more than 12 years at Hunt Midwest. During his tenure the company’s commercial and industrial holdings have grown exponentially. SubTropolis, already the world’s largest underground business complex, has grown from 4.7 million square feet of space to more than 7.8 million square feet of space in 2023 and plans to expand the facility up to 14 million total square feet over the coming decade. He was integral to the creation of SubTropolis Technology Center, a mission critical development with up to 100MW of power capacity. He has overseen the development of the 2,500-acre Hunt Midwest Business Center above ground, which includes another 1.2 million square feet of industrial space built or under construction in 2023, and the new 3,300-acre KCI 29 Logistics Park.

Mike also has overseen Hunt Midwest’s industrial expansion into the Southeast U.S., including ongoing industrial development projects across Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina. He helped attract the first hyper-scale data center company to Missouri, using state incentives that Hunt Midwest helped Missouri lawmakers pass, and helped secure a future data center on 300 acres at the Hunt Midwest Business Center.

Mike is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and previously served as chairman for the Associated Builders and Contractors. He also is a member in a variety of other real estate and technology organizations, including the Kansas City Area Development Council, Smart Port, AFCOM and 7x24 Exchange, CCIM, IMN, and NAOIP. He also previously served as chairman for the Church of the Resurrection board of trustees when the congregation undertook a $92 million expansion in Leawood.

Born in Michigan, Mike is an avid hockey fan who still plays weekly in an adult competitive league in Shawnee. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas. He lives with his family in Leawood, Kansas.

Early bird registration ends on September 5th . 

Special Thanks to 

Gold Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Program Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Questions about the event? Contact Heidi Stevens at 

The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a network of international business professionals, educators, and students that actively work with each other and the community to build a stronger support system for international trade in the Kansas City region.

PO Box 12340 

Kansas City, MO 64116

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