International Business Seminars

 International Business Seminars - Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

Winter Southeast Asia Seminar

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Dates: January 1st, 2018 to January 13th, 2018
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.


Jan. 1
Depart USA

Jan. 2
Transpacific Flight

Jan 3
5:00 PM

7:00 PM

8:00 PM
Arrive in Bangkok and Transfer to the Hotel

Short Orientation around the Hotel

Orientation/ City Tour of Bangkok / Welcome Dinner

Jan. 4
8:30 AM

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

Rembrandt Hotel by Warwick – Tourism and Hospitality

Jan. 5
9:00 AM

1:00 PM
DKSH – Market Expansion Services

Edwards Lifesciences – High-Tech Medical Devices

Jan. 6
9:30 AM Day Tour of the Maeklong Train Market and the Damnoen Floating Market

Jan. 7
Free Day to Enjoy Bangkok

Jan. 8
8:00 AM

3:00 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. 9
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
Jan. 10
9:00 AM

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

Intel Vietnam – Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 11
10:00 AMCu Chi Tunnels Adventure Tour

Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 12
6:00 PMFree Day to Enjoy Ho Chi Minh

Wrap-up Session / Farewell Dinner

Ho Chi Minh
Jan. 13
Return to USAAirplane

Itinerary Subject to Change (Updated January 23rd, 2017)

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