The GAI's Education Portfolio, in particular the online diploma programme, enjoys global reach with students qualifying around the world. 

In recognition of the demand for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from the qualified DipGAI's the Guild has established an Institute presence in the GCC and Hong Kong.

The IAI GCC Branch, November 2017

On Monday 27 November 2017 The Institute of Architectural Ironmongers celebrated the new Certificate and Diploma holders in the region. With over 50 members in attendance, there was an excellent networking session with many UK based IAI and GAI members attending as they were in Dubai for the Big5. Mike Lumsden, Lorient Director and IAI Branch Chairman organised a great event, held in the vicinity of the Big5 at the WTC Novatel.

The evening was hosted by GAI President, David Stacey, GAI Director, Angie Corkhill and IAI Chairman, Mario Del-Signore.

The IAI Hong Kong Branch, November 2017

dormakaba kindly hosted a Hong Kong branch event on 23 November 2017. The showroom gave an excellent space to network and receive presentations from GAI President, David Stacey, IAI Chairman, Mario Del-Signore and GAI Director, Angie Corkhill. The audience was also addressed by UK Deputy Trade Commissioner, James Gallagher. As part of the evening new GAI Diploma holders from Hong Kong and China were awarded their Certificates.

The IAI GCC Branch Dubai, November 2013

The second International branch of the Institute was launched at the Dubai World Trade Center on the evening of Tuesday 26 November. With nearly 120 people attending the event succeeded in attracting genuine interest which augers well for the future of the branch in that region. The event was opened by Gary Amer, GAI Chief Executive, followed by John Jefferies, GAI President, and Shaun Brown , IAI Chairman. The launch was also attended by representatives from the British Council and Embassy. 

The IAI Hong Kong Branch, November 2012

The Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI) opened its first international branch in Hong Kong on the 8th November 2012 at the British Consulate. This was in recognition of the popularity and significance of the GAI Diploma programme in that region.

The event was attended by ironmongers, architects and representatives of the IAI and the GAI from the UK including then GAI President Phil Newson. The opening speech was made by the British Consul General.