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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Architecture and Engineering Firms. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. We have developed our Design Resources Guide, but you can also access more reports at www.export.gov/mrktresearch in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
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  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.

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Detailed Event Information For How to do Business with the Asian Development Bank Detailed Event Information For How to do Business with the Asian Development Bank
How to do Business with the Asian Development Bank -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Agricultural Machinery & Eq., Business Eq. (Non-Computer), Computer Services, Education/Training Services, Environmental Technologies, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Industrial Chemicals, Management Consulting Services, Water Resources Eq./Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Los Angeles, CA, United States 08/07/2014 - 08/08/2014
Event Summary:
The U.S. Commercial Service, Export Assistance Center Los Angeles Downtown and the Asian Development Bank (Manila) are presenting "How to do Business with the Asian Development Bank", an event designed for U.S. suppliers and consultants to learn how to bid successfully on consulting and infrastructure projects supported financially by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 35 Asian countries. The ADB is a multilateral financial institutions established in 1966 to improve the living standards of member countries. The ADB provides loans, grants, and expertise to reduce poverty and promote private sector development/operations, good governance and capacity development, gender equity, knowledge solutions and foster education. This region contributes about one-third of global output and over half of global economic growth. In fact, growth in the region is forecast to grow moderately at an average of 6.3% in 2014-2015. In 2013, ADB assistance totaled $21.02B, including $14.38B financed by ADB and $6.54B in co-financing. Register to attend this event to learn more from representatives of the ADB as well as to hear from the local trade finance representatives of the Exim Bank, U.S. SBA, and the Private Sector Liaison Officer of the World Bank.

Contacts:
Amy Magat, Los Angeles (Downtown)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 213-894-3966
Amy.Magat@trade.gov
Bobby Hines, Los Angeles (Downtown)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 213-894-4231
Bobby.Hines@trade.gov
Rachid Sayouty, Los Angeles (Downtown)
USEAC Director
Phone: 213-894-4022
Rachid.Sayouty@trade.gov