International Business Seminars

 International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: December 30, 2018 to January 11, 2019
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, Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, 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
SUN
Dec. 30
Depart USA

Airplane
MON
Dec. 31
Transpacific flight

Airplane
TUE
Jan. 1



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

Short orientation around the hotel

Welcome dinner & orientation
Bangkok
WED
Jan. 2
8:30 AM


12:00 PM
US Commercial Service Thailand - Economic Overview & U.S. Foreign Direct Investments

Rembrandt Hotel by Warwick – Tourism and Hospitality
Bangkok
THU
Jan. 3
9:00 AM

2:00 PM
DKSH – Market Expansion Services

Edwards Life Sciences
Bangkok
FRI
Jan. 4
7:00 AM Day tour of the Maeklong Train Market and the Damnoen Floating Market

Bangkok
SAT
Jan. 5
Free day to enjoy Bangkok

Bangkok
SUN
Jan. 6
12:00 PM

3:25 PM

5:05 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
MON
Jan. 7
10:00 AM


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

PricewaterhouseCoopers - Public Accounting and Consulting
Ho Chi Minh
TUE
Jan. 8
9:00 AM

1:00 PM
Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) – Emerging Markets

Intel Vietnam – Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property
Ho Chi Minh
WED
Jan. 9
8:00 AMCu Chi tunnels adventure tour

Ho Chi Minh
THU
Jan. 10
7:00 PMFree day to enjoy Ho Chi Minh

Wrap-up session & farewell dinner
Ho Chi Minh
FRI
Jan. 11
Return to USAAirplane

*Itinerary subject to change

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