International Business Seminars

International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: December 31, 2019 to January 12, 2020
Locations: Experience Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam in 13 days!

The Winter Southeast Asia Seminar provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their international business education outside of the traditional classroom. While traveling abroad, students will learn about Thai and Vietnamese culture, history, customs, politics, and international business practices. Most importantly, students will observe how these business practices are different from the United States.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Destinations:
    • Visit Bangkok, Thailand & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam.
    • Experience cultural activities, free time to explore, and a variety of outdoor excursions.
    • Participate in city tours to see the most well-known attractions, including the Damnoen Floating Market and more.
  • Business Experience:
    • Learn from business executives at global companies such as the American Chamber of Commerce, the Hard Rock Café, DKSH, and more.
    • View international business practices in a variety of industries, including: finance, marketing, economics, and more.
    • Experience an opportunity to network with executives, like-minded students, and university professors.
  • Accommodations:
    • Stay in 4-star hotels with front-lobby security.
    • Enjoy pre-departure advising as well as faculty support to ensure you are prepared before and throughout the seminar.
    • IBS organizes all your travel details to allow you to focus on learning from business leaders, building relationships, and enjoying your free time.


Dec. 31
Depart USA

Jan. 1
Transpacific flight

Jan. 2

5:00 PM
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel

Short orientation around the hotel

Meet and greet with your colleagues
Jan. 3
9:00 AM

10:00 AM

1:30 PM
Welcome Orientation

A Cultural Perspective of SE Asia: Implications for Managing Employees and Marketing to Consumers– Professor presentation

Bangkok City Tour
Jan. 4
7:00 AMDay tour of the Maeklong Train Market and the Damnoen Floating MarketBangkok
Jan. 5
Free day to enjoy BangkokBangkok
Jan. 6
10:00 AM

2:00 PM
American Chamber of Commerce Thailand - Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments

Edwards Life Sciences
Jan. 7
8:00 AM

11:45 AM

1:15 PM

7:30 PM
Airport transfer from hotel

Group flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive Ho Chi Minh and transfer to hotel

Vietnamese street food walking tour
Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 8
9:30 AM

2:00 PM
US Commercial Service Vietnam – Economic Briefing & Services to U.S. Companies

Intel – Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 9

Osprey Pack HQ – Design, Development, Sourcing, and Administration

Osprey Packs Production Facility – Innovation and Manufacturing
Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 10
8:00 AMCu Chi tunnels adventure tour
Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 11

6:30 PM
Free day to enjoy Ho Chi Minh

Wrap-up session & farewell dinner
Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 12
Return to USAAirplane

*Itinerary subject to change

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