The future of the U.S. and the World lies in Asia. China is now
the third largest economy and the fastest growing major economy in the
World. It is now well established as the “factory to the World”.
Vietnam is the second fastest growing economy in Asia and the
U.S. is now Vietnam’s largest trading partner. Thailand is a
regional hub for international business and Japan’s largest overseas
investment location with some of the best supporting industries
anywhere in Asia. Because virtually all Asian countries have
young populations and because these younger populations tend to spend
more, Asia and an Asian business strategy is something that every
company needs to think about and address.
Our study tour is designed for business schools, EMBA students and
business executives with a view to provide understanding of Asian
business culture, business organization and management in an Asian
context. The program offers valuable first-hand experience in
Asia with a particular focus on China, Vietnam, Thailand, India or
Russia. The study tour will focus on the deeply-held values of
Asian culture, how they influence and are reflected in the business
decision-making process, needed strategic thinking and the management
decision-making styles of different Asian corporations, as well as how
foreign businesses can meet the challenges and the continuing need for
change and innovation, which is required by emerging Asian economies.
We also look at the importance of relationships, both official
and business, and how best to encourage your successful entry and
growth in an Asian environment
Our team of international business, diplomatic and cultural specialists
has a long and rich background in each country in the region. We
understand the international issues impacting business today, the
culture and contemporary issues businesses need to address and will
arrange for lectures, company visits and tours throughout the trip to
help executives better understand the challenges and the opportunities
that Asia offers. Study tours include the following:
Programs tailor-made for each specific group,
budget and training requirement
and diverse visits to an extensive range of companies and
business organizations (privately-owned, state-owned, multinational
firms), trade organizations, ports, government investment promotion
offices and factories
with influential and insightful figures in key government
agencies, Embassies, trade organizations as well as established
regarded speakers on contemporary Asia political, diplomatic,
economic, business and multinational operations in Asia, with extensive
arranged cultural visits and tours that include the most
important tourist, sightseeing and cultural icons that better help to
appreciate and understand the country’s civilization with explanations
of the locations importance and context from knowledgeable experts
for programs for spouses and others to help them better
understand and appreciate work and life in a foreign culture
Why we are different?
There are a lot of reasons.
First, this is not a once a year event
for us. We are arranging EMBA trips, trips for companies,
business fact-finding trips and incentive business trips nearly monthly
and sometimes even weekly throughout the year. Therefore we are
constantly dealing with the same group of travel professionals,
overseas universities and with business owners and managers throughout
the region. This familiarity makes it easier for us to come up
with the best program of speakers and that logistically reflects the
current situation with hotels, businesses, travel times, etc and often
at a better price and comfort level than you would achieve on your own.
we are more than a travel agency. Many of the large groups that
support EMBA and larger company trips are travel agents first and
foremost. Their understanding of education, Asian business and
the evolving Asian business scene is often minimal. They can move
you from here to there but what they will do less well is establish a
learning environment and build the learning sessions in a way that
yields the optimum educational experience for your group.
are not seeking to be the biggest in this sector but instead the best.
We are not seeking volume but quality and satisfaction for both
your group and for us that we have met your learning requirements.
do you really want to send a lot of money overseas to a travel agent
that you have never worked with before and with whom you have had
little contact? Dealing with us simplifies everything, we are
easily reachable during business hours by phone, fax and e-mail, speak
your language and understand your concerns. We also are often
traveling for business throughout the world and can often work out
convenient meeting times with you to discuss an upcoming visit or even
be worked into your training program so as to build interest and allay
you want to really be dealing with multiple service providers – travel
agents, bus companies, hotel operators, speakers with reference to
speaking gratuities, lecture room rentals, restaurant owners for
lunches and dinners, etc. We handle all of this and give you a
clear bill that lays out the charges and when payments are due.
What we do is allow you time to focus on education and on
achieving your goals by handling the administration and logistics.
irregardless of whom you are currently working with, no one out there
has our capability to handle trips across multiple countries in Asia
and arrange all the logistics, speakers and access you require.
Whether it be China, Vietnam, Thailand, India or elsewhere in
Asia, we can help arrange your trip and do it in a way that brings
credit to you and your organization. International work
abroad is increasingly something all executives need to have exposure
to. We can give you that exposure and make the experience
memorable and often at lower cost and much lower stress to all.