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 differentiate 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.

Itinerary:

DateTimeScheduleLodging
TUE
Dec. 31
Depart USA

Airplane
WED
Jan. 1
Transpacific flight

Airplane
THU
Jan. 2


6:00 PM
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel

Short orientation around the hotel

Welcome dinner & orientation
Bangkok
FRI
Jan. 3
10:30 AM


4:30 PM
Hard Rock Café – Marketing and Hospitality OR DKSH – Market Expansion Services

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


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

Edwards Life Sciences

Bangkok
TUE
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
WED
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
THU
Jan. 9
Morning


Afternoon
Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) Emerging Markets

Osprey Packs Production Facility – Innovation and Manufacturing
Ho Chi Minh
FRI
Jan. 10
8:00 AMCu Chi tunnels adventure tour
Ho Chi Minh
SAT
Jan. 11
7:00 PMFree day to enjoy Ho Chi Minh

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

*Itinerary subject to change

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