AIT Consulting Executive Director and CEO, Dr. Naveed Anwar, travelled to Manila, Philippines in early June to meet with clients and associates and discuss the status and expansion of current activities underway as well as to explore new initiatives in the area. 

Dr. Naveed was accompanied by the President and CEO of Sy^2 + Associates, Inc. Jose Sy, to separate meetings with representatives of The Ascott Limited, Admiral PBD and Ayala Land, Inc. Another meeting was held with SM Development Corporation (SMDC), in which three new projects were discussed that would entail integrated performance based design. It was agreed that a proposal would be drafted and submitted to SMDC. A meeting was also held with The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to request further information for the Manila seismic study already underway at AIT. 

A separate meeting was held with the Association of Structural Engineers in the Philippines (ASEP), for whom a concept note will be prepared regarding the seismic study and mapping of the Philippines. Furthermore, contact was established with TCGI Engineers for future collaboration.