Architectural Services Trade Mission to Qatar and Saudi Arabia Set for November
The International Trade Administration is organizing an architecture services trade mission to Qatar, with an optional stop in Saudi Arabia, from Nov. 16-19, 2014. The mission is designed for U.S. architectural, project management and design services companies. Target sectors holding high potential for U.S exporters include master planning (regional design—city planning or regional planning, port re-development—design of walkways, buildings, etc. along the port), hospitals and health care architecture, hospitality, airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture, architectural services for mixed-use projects, sports and entertainment, and educational facilities.
A minimum of 15 and maximum of 20 firms, service providers and/or trade associations or organizations will be selected to participate in the Qatar stop, and the optional stop in Riyadh is limited to 7-10 participants. All applicants must submit no later than Aug. 30 a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, are marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51 percent U.S. content by value.