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Register Now! One Week Until Working Abroad Training Session at AIA Los Angeles
By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs
Living in Southern California affords an architect a number of perks, like near constant sunshine, but it also provides some of the best access to international markets around the world. By being served by some of the largest airports and ports, as well as having a diverse population, greater Los Angeles is connected to some of the most robust architecture and design markets across the globe. If you are interested in expanding your practice abroad to capitalize on the growth occurring outside the U.S., you should attend Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward at AIA Los Angeles on September 18.
The morning workshop will help you learn the ins and outs of working internationally and overcome any fears you have about practicing abroad. While the number of opportunities that exist overseas are staggering, there are a number of obstacles that may make you wary at first glance. Different business practices, regulatory processes, or financial risk are challenges, but with the knowledge you gain at this workshop you will be able to face them confidently. Local architects with extensive international experience will offer advice based on how they have overcome these challenges to be successful. Panelists from the International Trade Administration, the Export-Import Bank, and the Small Business Administration will help you better understand resources that the federal government can provide to help you minimize financial and political risks.
The event will also offer an opportunity to meet fellow architects who are interested in international practice and to earn LUs.
Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward will be held September 18 at AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010 from 8:30am until 12pm. More information and registration are available here.
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