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India Trade Mission Results Presented at AIA Board Meeting
By Jessica Salmoiraghi, Director, Federal Regulatory Relations & Counsel
The US Department of Commerce came to the AIA Board Meeting to promote the India Trade Mission while giving Board members the opportunity to report on their participation in the mission. Now you have the opportunity to see the presentation in the videos below.
The AIA had a very successful trade mission in October to India. So much so, that 2013 AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA, invited the US Department of Commerce to outline the mission and its success to the board last week. In addition, Bill Taylor, Assoc. AIA, Frank Pitts, FAIA, and Rich DeYoung, AIA’s firms all participated in the mission.
The mission went to Chennai, Kolkata, and Bangalore, India. India has a goal of spending $1 trillion on infrastructure projects in the next five years. Given the breadth of this need, the AIA is looking to partner with Indian architects to assist in this goal. The mission provided an opportunity for opportunities for AIA members and related professions to find partners and work in India. All of the firms paid the US Department of Commerce to participate in the mission and the AIA is busy working with those firms to get more information on the resultant agreements.
To see the presentation, simply watch the videos below. While this mission is complete, there is another opportunity to visit Sri Lanka and India in February. For information on how to apply to the mission, please see the US Department of Commerce’s information page, which includes the application for the mission and further details.
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