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Working Abroad– Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward

The AIA and AIA Atlanta are hosting a morning training session on Thursday, May 15, 2014 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 knowledge of the ins and outs of working in foreign countries. India, Brazil, and the Middle East will serve as case studies for any international work, as they offer a myriad of opportunities to expand your business portfolio. The event will be hosted from 8:30 am until 12pm in the Logan Room of the Woodruff Volunteer Center, 100 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, GA.

This training session will assist firms and members by connecting them with members who have done work internationally, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, and the Export-Import Bank.

Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available in India, Brazil, the Middle East, 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.


Speakers include:

    • Raja Sibai, Director, General Practice, Rosser

    • Hannah Kamenetsky, Commercial Officer, U.S. Export Assistance Center

    • Debra Rogers, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

    • Sandro Murtas, Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration

    • Susan Kintanar, Regional Director, Export Import Bank of the US

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

    • Earn up to 3 Learning Units (LU)!


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


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