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CMD Insight for Architects


The AIA and the AIA Portland are hosting a morning training session on Tuesday, September 23 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 at the AIA Portland, 403 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209.


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 the Middle East, such as the November Architectural Services Trade Mission to Qatar, India, Brazil, 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

Earn up to 3 LUs! Register by clicking here.

For questions, please contact Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs


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