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L. Randall Buescher speaks to “Working Abroad in India” attendees.

Midwestern Architects Aim to Expand Their Practice Overseas at Chicago Event

By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

Foreign markets are becoming especially attractive places to practice, and you are taking notice. The AIA is pleased by the number of members and guests who came to take part in the “Working Abroad in India: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward” workshop to learn important tips to working overseas. Thirty-five guests were in attendance for the three-panel event, which featured fellow architects, the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the Small Business Administration. The session covered first-hand experiences, federal financial and fiscal resources, regulations, and much more.

Special thanks go out to all of those who attended and to AIA Chicago for graciously hosting. For those of you who were unable to attend, more of these workshops, including Washington, DC, will be announced soon!

AIA staff with the panelists: Michael Howard, Export-Import Bank; John Nevell, Small Business Administration; Jonathan Orlove, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill; Jessica Salmoiraghi, AIA staff; L. Randall, Buescher, HOK Chicago; Debra Rogers, Department of Commerce; Eugene Alford, Department of Commerce; Derek Washam, AIA staff.

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