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The AIA & ITA Announce Qatar Mission

By Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

The American Institute of Architects and the International Trade Administration are happy to announce another opportunity to expand prospects for architects overseas with a trade mission to Doha, Qatar from November 17-19, 2014, with an optional mission stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this mission is to introduce U.S. firms to the expanding and diversifying Qatari and Saudi markets. Both countries continue to develop new infrastructure projects as they broaden their economic scopes. The mission will focus on opportunities for U.S. exporters in master planning (city or regional planning, and port redevelopment); hospitals and healthcare architecture; hospitality; airports and other transportation facilities; mixed-use projects; sports and entertainment; and educational facilities.

In Doha, mission participants will have market briefings with the Commercial Service and industry experts, networking opportunities with local industry experts, business-to-business meetings, site visits, meetings with government officials, and more. The optional stop in Riyadh from November 15-17 will include business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and site visits.

The participation fee for the trade mission to Qatar is $2900 for small or medium-sized enterprises and $3,000 for large. The fee for each additional representative is $750.

The additional participation fee for the Saudi Arabia optional stop is $2000 for small or medium-sized enterprises and an additional $2600 for large firms. The fee for each additional representative to add on the Saudi Arabia optional stop is $350.

For more information, please refer to the mission statement found here. Recruitment for this mission will begin immediately and conclude no later than September 15, 2014. For an application and other information, please visit export.gov or contact Arica Young, U.S. Commercial Service, at arica.young@trade.gov or 202-482-6219. Further questions about the AIA’s involvement in trade missions should be directed to Derek Washam, the AIA’s Manager of Federal & International Programs, at 202-626-7595 or derekwasham@aia.org.

PROPOSED TIMETABLE

Optional Pre-Mission Stop in Saudi Arabia

Saturday—November 15

 

Arrive in Riyadh

Sunday—November 16

 

Market briefings from CS and industry experts

Networking Lunch

Business-to-Business meetings

Monday—November 17

 

Site Visits

Travel to Doha

Mission—Qatar

Monday—November 17

 

Arrive in Doha

Welcome Briefing and/or Related Networking Event

Tuesday—November 18

 

Market briefings from CS and industry experts

Networking lunch with local industry representatives

Business-to-Business meetings

Site Visits

Wednesday—November 19

 

Meetings with local industry and government officials

Networking lunch with local industry representatives

Business-to-Business meetings

Possible Press Event

Site Visit

Mission Officially ends.


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