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"Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward"

July 29, 2014 | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Price: $50 ($20, BSA or AIA members)
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

"Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, and Ways Forward"

Presented by The American Institute of Architects* and The Boston Society of Architects; Organized by BSA Global Practice Network leaders Mark Careaga AIA (Payette) and Alan Mountjoy AIA (NBBJ).

This half-day workshop will connect attendees with members who have done work internationally, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Small Business Administration. Topics will also include the challenges that can occur in foreign markets, differences in business practices across the world, how to comply with foreign laws and trade mission opportunities.

Using Gulf States, Brazil and India as case studies; attendees will learn how to unlock the business opportunities available in international markets. In addition, the session will review resources provided by the Federal government and how to use them. 

New Opportunities Abroad

Booming economies and a growing middle class across the globe have prompted developers to bring in foreign architects to design many projects, including airports, multi-family, residential and commercial buildings and resorts. Foreign markets such as Qatar, India, and Brazil present lucrative opportunities for U.S. companies o­ffering products related to infrastructure, commercial, and housing needs.

Scott Rawlings AIA (Payette)
Patti Intrieri AIA (Cambridge Seven Associates)
Speakers from US Commercial Service and Small Business Administration

Who Should Attend?

  • Firms who are interested in moving their firms abroad
  • Firms who have worked abroad and are looking for insights into other countries
  • Firms who are working on large infrastructure projects and want to find out more about U.S. Government funding opportunities


3.0 LUs for those who qualify.

*Registration for this event takes places on AIA National website. AIA National Membership is not required but you must have an online account to register for this event.