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Thursday
Oct022014

AIA MIDDLE EAST END OF YEAR CONFERENCE

Please contact Tannar Whitney at tannar.whitney@aiamiddleeast.org or Thierry Paret at thierry.paret@aiamiddleeast.org for additional information. For sponsorship opportunities contact Sherif Anis at sherif.anis@aiamiddleeast.org
Saturday
Sep202014

AIA Continental Europe Conference in Paris

 


For updates and inquiries please direct questions to paris_event@aiaeurope.org

 

Friday
Aug222014

THE AIA & ITA ANNOUNCE QATAR AND SAUDI ARABIA TRADE 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.

Thursday
Aug072014

Inaugural AIA International Design Awards Program

Please click here for additional information regarding the AIA IR Design Awards.

The biographies for the judges of the AIA IR Design Awards program may be found here.

Wednesday
May282014

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS

 
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the members of the AIA International Region will take place Thursday, June 26, 2014, commencing at 2:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Time), in Room S502, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA.  The meeting will be conducted for the purpose of nominating and electing the officers and directors to succeed those whose terms are about to expire; for receiving the annual reports of the Board and the Treasurer; and for the transaction of such other business as may be appropriate.  
All members of the AIA International Region are invited to attend.  
For additional information, contact AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at jstephens@aia.org, or Emily Dorey, Director, International and Unstaffed Components, at emilydorey@aia.org.  Additional information will also be available soon on the AIA International Region’s Web Site at www.aiainternational.org
ETAIN FITZPATRICK, AIA 
SECRETARY
AIA INTERNATIONAL REGION
APRIL 24, 2014
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING 
ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
1. Eligible Members.  You are eligible to participate in the 2014 Annual Meeting of the members of the AIA International Region if:
a) You are in good standing as an Architect member, Associate member, International Associate member, Fellow, or Emeritus member of the American Institute of Architects; and
 
b) You reside or work outside the United States; and
 
c) You are not assigned to any AIA chapter, or you are assigned to one of these AIA chapters:
 AIA Continental Europe
 AIA Hong Kong
 AIA Japan
 AIA Middle East
 AIA UK
2. Participation in the Meeting.  The meeting will begin promptly on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. (U.S. Central Daylight Time).  If you are eligible to participate in the meeting (see Item 1, “Eligible Members,” above), you may attend in any of these ways:
 
• In Person.  You may attend the meeting in person by going to Room S502, McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616, USA, at the date and time shown above.
 
• By Telephone.  You may also participate by telephone.  If you intend to participate by telephone, please contact AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at jstephens@aia.org or by fax to 1-202-626-7426, no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).  We will then provide dial-in instructions to you.  
 
• By Proxy.  If you are unable to attend the meeting in person or by telephone, you may select an eligible member attending the meeting to represent you by proxy and to vote on your behalf.  You may do so by printing, filling out, and signing the proxy form found here, and sending it to AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at jstephens@aia.org or by fax to 1-202-626-7426. (If you are unable to use the proxy form, you may simply send your proxy instructions in an e-mail or fax to Jay Stephens.)  All proxy forms/instructions must be received no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).
 
Five percent of the membership entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.  Every decision at the meeting shall be by a majority of those eligible members who are present and voting either in person, by telephone, or by proxy. 
3. Business at the Meeting.  The following business will be conducted at the meeting:
a) Annual Reports of the Board of Directors and the Treasurer
 
b) Election of Secretary (2015 - 2016)  (See Item 4, “Nomination and Election of Secretary,” below.)
 
c) Other Business, as appropriate
 
Written minutes of the meeting shall be kept by the Secretary and thereafter filed in the AIA International Region’s records.    
4. Nomination and Election of Secretary.  The eligible members at this meeting will elect a new Secretary, who will serve in that capacity from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2016.  A corporate officer of the AIA International Region, the Secretary is responsible for recording all actions taken at meetings of the Board of Directors, and performing other duties assigned by the President or by the Board of Directors.  Any member eligible to participate in the Annual Meeting may be nominated for Secretary.  (See Item 1, “Eligible Members,” above.)
Nominations for Secretary may be submitted:
 
• by the Board of Directors; or
 
• by any AIA chapter located outside the United States; or
 
• through a petition containing the signatures of ten eligible members.   (See Item 1, “Eligible Members,” above.)  A copy of the petition may be found at here.  If not all the nominating members are able to sign one petition form, multiple forms may be used to collect the required ten signatures.  
 
All nominations should be submitted to AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at jstephens@aia.org or by fax to 1-202-626-7426.  All nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time).
The Secretary will be elected by a secret ballot of those present and voting at the meeting.  The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast will be elected.  If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast on the first ballot, a runoff ballot will take place between the top two vote recipients from the first ballot.  
For additional information, contact AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA, at mailto: jstephens@aia.org, or Emily Dorey, Director, International and Unstaffed Components, at mailto: mailto:emilydorey@aia.org