Focusing on the ability of engineering and geospatial firms to expand their professional services into the international market, the Geospatial & Engineering International Conference announced today the American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW) has become a participating organization for the two-day conference to be held September 25-26, 2014 in Alexandria, VA.
Conference sessions will feature organizations that finance, procure, coordinate, and manage geospatial and engineering projects outside the United States. Officials from agencies and non-governmental organizations will discuss their programs, budgets, requirements and procurement procedures for engineering and geospatial services.
In addition, private sector professionals experienced in global business will share best practices and lessons learned. Sessions will provide private sector companies that are new to markets outside the United States with information on how to work globally with experienced firms and overseas clients. The program will feature education on strategic planning, laws, culture, logistics, regulations, safety and insurance. Experienced firms working overseas will benefit from discussions with exporting experts and potential clients.
"We are excited to provide our members the opportunity to reach new markets and clients through our partnership with the Geospatial and Engineering International Conference," said Hugh "Mac" Cannon, CAE, Executive Director of ACEC of Metropolitan Washington.
Members of ACEC/MW will receive a discount registration for the conference. Program and registration information is available at wwww.geointernational.org
The conference is being organized by MAPPS, the national association for private sector geospatial firms. Participating organizations include the Association of American Geographers (AAG), American Council of Engineering Companies of Metropolitan Washington (ACEC/MW), American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI), National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). Professionals that are members of these organizations receive a registration discount.
ACEC/MW is the voice of Metropolitan Washington's Engineering Community. Founded in 1958 to serve the business needs of its professional member firms, ACEC/MW is the local member-organization of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
Currently ACEC/MW's membership comprises over 100 consulting engineering firms with almost 3,500 employees. ACEC/MW covers the following geographic areas: Washington DC; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; and Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the City of Alexandria in Virginia.
The conference is designed for geospatial and engineering professionals with a focus on private sector entry into international commerce for professional services. The two-day conference will provide a forum for education, business development, and networking.