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Learn How to Take Advantage of International Opportunities at Working Abroad Workshop in LA

By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

Around the world opportunities are awaiting your skills. Emerging markets are making big investments in the built environment and need your help. For example, the government of India recently announced a $28 billion injection into infrastructure projects. In the Philippines, construction grew by nearly 16 percent this past quarter and 30 percent the quarter prior due to an impressive investment in infrastructure, high-rise offices, and housing, according to the Financial Times. Brazil is investing heavily in preparation for the World Cup and Summer Olympics, as well as to accommodate a growing middle class. The demand for high quality architecture overseas makes you a viable competitor for any of these projects.

But do you know how to expand your practice internationally? Or, are you looking for new ways to ensure your success?

On Tuesday, September 18, you have the opportunity to improve your understanding of how to work in the global marketplace. Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward at AIA Los Angeles will offer advice from architects with extensive international portfolios, as well as trade experts from the International Trade Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and the Small Business Administration.  The program sponsored by the AIA and AIA Los Angeles, AIA Orange County, AIA Pasadena & Foothill, and AIA San Fernando Valley is the chance to learn the ropes from peers who faced the challenges of new business and regulatory environments and federal resources that can help get you started.

Register now online!

The event will be held 8:30am-12pm, Wednesday, September 18, at AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010. More information is available at

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