HSBA Study Trip 2017 – Hong Kong

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In cooperation with my Ph.D. student Sinan Tıraş  I plan to travel to Hong Kong in October 2017 – if you elect this destination.

Update Feb 15th, 2017: The trip is booked, so we are happy to travel to Hong Kong with you! A few spots are still available

Since Sinan has lived in Hong Kong, he has written the following  study trip description:

Hong Kong is one of the world’s prime financial hotspots, where East meets West, merging millennia old Chinese tradition with the modern requirements of globally interconnected markets and a long British colonial heritage. Money and trade make the world go ‘round which no city globally epitomizes as strongly and clearly as Hong Kong.

Possible company visits include banks, e.g. HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, Bank of China; insurance companies like China Life, AXA General Insurance HK, BoC Group Insurance Company; and university visits at University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK University of Science and Technology – and many many more!

Hong Kong’s three main attractions are its stunning nature, incredible culinary variety and a dynamic, brimming 24/7 city life that can easily compete for the name ‘city that never sleeps’.

As a city that was founded for the sole purpose of trade, there can be only few places in the world with a comparable entrepreneurial energy and activity, over the decades making Hong Kong one of the most interesting and diverse places to be. Being a mix of British colonial planning and Chinese pragmatism has created a city unlike any other in architecture, city structure and economic system.

Its beautiful nature can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, whether on an easy stroll along the Victoria Peak, on one of the countless hiking trails or on one of the numerous surrounding islands and beaches.

On the culinary front, there are few places in the world that can offer the entirety of Asian cuisines, brought to Hong Kong over decades by its hundreds of thousands of immigrants from all over Asia. Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Sichuanese, Cantonese, Indonesian, Malaysian, Cambodian, Korean, Indian are just a few of the styles that can be enjoyed here – and all of those prepared authentically.

Hong Kong is the ultimate hub for curious and open minded people with a near infinity of things to discover: From familiarly western, to exotically eastern, cutting edge high tech, to ancient Chinese and from dirt cheap to lavishly luxurious.

Hope to meet you in the Global Financial Centre Hong Kong!