Monday, April 19, 2010

Monthly Program: International Business Development

What are the practical aspects of getting business and building projects internationally? How do firms break into emerging economies, crossing cultural divides, complex legal issues, and possible language barriers?

Presented by Chip Pierson, AIA of Dahlin Group, Morton Jensen, AIA of JRDV and Tom Chastain & Renee Chow of Studio URBIS. Andre Ptaszynski, AIA will moderate the discussion and field audience questions. Join us after the presentation for a wine & cheese networking reception!

The panel will discuss approaches they've taken in international business development and issues any firm should consider.

Chip Pierson, AIA of Dahlin Group Architecture Planning will describe this East Bay firm's journey from one small project in China to a multi-office, nationwide architecture practice in the space of eight years. In his talk he will describe:
* Why and why not to go global
* How to get help
* Negotiations and contracts
* Business culture
* Design process
* Design opportunities and challenges
* Planning opportunities and challenges
* Construction techniques in China
* Sales and marketing techniques

Monthly Program: International Business Development

Time: 5:30pm

Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.

Contact: 510/464-3600

Cost: $15.75 AIA Members; $21 non-members. Registration required. Click here to register.

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For more information: 510/464-3600

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