Below are the highlights from a recent Asian global residency. We update residencies each year, so specific locations, speakers and activities may change.
Hong Kong and New Delhi
Students arrived to learn from Dr Mingchun Sun, Chief Economist at China Broad Capital Co. Ltd. Shortly thereafter, the students joined together for the opening dinner.
Disneyland Hong Kong Vice President, Damien Lee, outlined the journey of learning he has experienced during his tenure at The Walt Disney Company and the Asian cultural considerations. After a brief legal review led by a Partner at international law firm, Jones Day, students visited major Hong Kong companies to gain company-specific insight and learn from local business leaders.
Students began by presenting strategy global projects and then gained a unique perspective from a CUHK professor about the anthropological considerations and its impact on Asian culture. The afternoon included a visit to the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks for an interactive visit on innovation within Asia. The evening allowed time for exploration around Hong Kong.
Mr. Adrian Tam, GM of Octopus Cards Ltd presented the current situation of the company and the possibility for overseas expansion. Students collaborated to consider ideas and future entry strategies. Later, the students departed for the airport to begin the journey to India.
The morning sessions included an entrepreneurial-focused event, Establishing Business in India. This was followed by Indian company visits to learn first-hand the opportunities that abound on the Indian subcontinent.
Geopolitical insights, distribution challenges, and gender considerations highlighted the Friday sessions. The day was marked by the closing gala dinner, which included a prize for ‘best dressed’ in traditional Asian attire.
The final day included learning from leading business professionals sharing perspective on the experience of multinationals in India and forthcoming opportunities and challenges. Global teams gathered for the closing lunch and many prepared to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra in subsequent days.