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NECA sponsors International Study Missions to encourage the interchange of ideas, technologies, and best practices among contractors in the US and internationally. This includes organized annual trips bringing US contractors into direct contact with the management and workforce of contracting firms in other countries. Contractors gain an understanding of the ways to establish successful international partnerships.

NECA's 2012 International Study Mission is a study in contrasts. Mynamar (formerly called "Burma") is a resource rich country but was left under developed during the 49-year reign of a military junta that ended just last year and is only now opening to western visitors and business interests. Singapore is a thriving financial center that has enjoyed a massive increase in wealth during the same period. Thailand has been out-pacing its neighbors in terms of economic growth since the 1980s and is now a major exporter.

Construction site visits and meetings with local contractors (including members of the Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors) will bring out the fascinating differences between these nations and intrigue tour participants. In fact, "fascinating" and "intriguing" are adjectives that apply to the entire 2012 International Study Mission to Mynamar, Thailand, and Singapore October 17-November 2. In addition to learning about the electrical contracting industry and our industry counterparts in these countries, participants will enjoy great amenities, outstanding sight-seeing, and exotic adventures throughout the trip. Learn more.

We hope you will join other NECA members, family, and friends in the next specially designed tour to unique and fascinating areas of the world. Please contact Geoff Robertson with any questions:

  • Geoff Robertson
  • American Travel Association
  • 4043 Piedmont Lake Road
  • Pine Mountain, GA 31822-3556
  • Phone: 1-800-656-4206
  • Fax: 1-706-663-2445
  • E-mail:

2015 International Study Mission:

2014ISM photo 3South Africa & Botswana


Johannesburg, South Africa is the gathering point for the NECA Study mission team.  We will be back and forth to Johannesburg 3 different occasions to allow the logistics of this trip to work. 

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Past Study Missions

Archive of past International Study Missions

Travel excerpt and photos of Spain-Portugal tour.

Travel excerpt and photo from India tour.

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