As most of us realize, we live in a global economy. Major events around the world, such as Brexit and reports of terrorism, affect the U.S. economy. Information seems to have platinum global entry status to all countries. Distance and time zones no longer are viewed as barriers to business.
Recognizing collaboration with like-minded individuals around the world provides opportunities to build mutually satisfying personal and professional relationships, NRCA continues to widen its international outreach to be a worldwide leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy.
A macro view
In March 2016, I traveled to Cuba as a chaperone for my son's high school orchestra trip. It was my first return trip to the island after emigrating to the U.S. in 1966. Later in October, I was invited to visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), as a guest of the Dubai Association Centre and representative of NRCA's International Relations Committee.