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Working Abroad– Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward
The AIA, AIA Los Angeles, AIA Orange County, AIA Pasadena & Foothill, and AIA San Fernando Valley are hosting a morning training session to help you and your firm take advantage of the numerous architectural opportunities in thriving and emerging overseas markets. Working Abroad – Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward will provide you with first-hand knowledge of the ins and outs of working in foreign countries. India offers a myriad of opportunities to expand your business portfolio, and it serves as a good case study for any international work. The event will be hosted at AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010.
This training session will assist firms and members by connecting them with members who have done work in India, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and other federal government agencies.
Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available in India and other international markets, resources provided by the Federal government, and how to best use those resources. Problems that can occur while working abroad, how business practices differ from the United States, and how to comply with foreign laws will also be topics of discussion.
Who Should Attend?
• Firms who are interested in moving their firms abroad
• Firms who have worked abroad and are looking for insights into other countries
• Firms who are working on large infrastructure projects and want to find out more about U.S. Government funding opportunities
8:30am Registration & Networking
9:00am-10:15am Discussion with AIA members about their experiences working abroad in India
David Hunt, gkkworks
Frank Glynn, Saga Architecture
10:15am-10:30am Networking Break
10:30am-11:45am Department of Commerce & Federal Resources
Terri Batch, Sr. International Trade Specialist, Global Design & Construction Team Leader, Department of Commerce
Pellson Lau, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration
Greg Moore, Regional Director, Export-Import Bank
Arica Young, Department of Commerce
11:45am-12:00pm Closing Remarks
For questions, please contact Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs
Image: The Bahá’í House of Worship, Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India; architect: Fariborz Sahba