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Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward Comes to the West Coast!

By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

Have you wanted to learn more about how to expand your practice abroad, but haven’t been able to make it to our workshops in DC or Chicago? Well, on September 18, the AIA and AIA Los Angeles will be presenting Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward in Los Angeles.  The morning workshop will feature local architects experienced in navigating the Indian market and others, as well as the Department of Commerce and other government agencies who will brief you on the numerous federal resources. Both panels will be able to provide you with knowledge that will help you succeed anywhere overseas, no matter if it is in Asia, the Americas, Africa, or Europe.

India will serve as a catalyst for discussion, as it provides an interesting case study for any international work due to its growing economy, expanding middle class, and different business culture. Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available in 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.

The event will be held from 8:30 to noon at AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. For questions or registration, please email Derek Washam, Manager of Federal & International Programs.

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