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The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Young Executives Club is organizing an Executive Study Tour to San Francisco in collaboration with the HKU SPACE Executive Academy (SEA) for executives to gain an in-depth understanding of the latest transformation of innovation and technologies in Silicon Valley. Combining lectures by renowned academia, visits to distinctive tech companies, business networking, and lifestyle/cultural experiences, this will be an all-in-one learning for any business executives to explore the emerging trends from Silicon Valley.

Pre-trip Orientation Lecture (in Hong Kong)

3 August, 2018 (Fri) , 6:00 – 8:15pm at Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre, 95 Queensway, HK
• Pre-trip Briefing & Lecture at HKGCC
Lecture (1): Innovative Leadership
 Dr Alexander Chan, Leader and Senior Programme Director, HKU SPACE Executive Academy

Tentative Itinerary (*subject to change)

19 August, 2018 (Sun)
• Hotel check-in
• Evening: Welcome Dinner

20 August, 2018 (Mon)
Lecture (2) at Stanford University: Traditional Enterprise & Innovative Transformation
 Professor Edison Tse, Director of Asia Center of Management
 Science and Engineering, Stanford University

• Touring around Stanford University + lunch (self-arrangement)
Corporate Visit (1) at Google
 ~ Drop by Facebook / Alibaba

• Dinner

21 August, 2018 (Tue)
Lecture (3) at Stanford University / INSEEC Business School: Design Thinking @Silicon Valley model
 Prof. Xin Ai / Ms. Olina Qian, Experienced Coach of Design Thinking
 in listed enterprises in Silicon Valley

• Statement of Attendance Presentation by HKU SPACE
• Stanford University or nearby restaurant (self-arrangement) / Downtown San Francisco
Corporate Visit (2) at Tesla HQ
• Dinner

22 August, 2018 (Wed)
Corporate Visit (3) at Apple
• Apple or nearby restaurant
• Business Networking & Matching with members of Global Chamber® San Francisco
• Dinner

23 August, 2018 (Thu)
Plug & Play Tech Centre ~ connecting with start-ups
• Lunch & City Tour
• Dinner

24 August, 2018 (Fri)
• Hotel check-out
• Executive Tour to Napa Valley Wineries
• Lunch at the Winery
• Group transfer to San Francisco International Airport (if applicable)

* Lectures and company visits are conducted in English
* Accommodation: 5 nights Crowne Plaza Foster City or similar
* Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attendance from HKU SPACE and HKGCC.

Participation Fee includes lecture & programme fees, local transport, 5-night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, meals specified in itinerary, tour guide, and administrative expenses & tips; but excludes round-trip air tickets.

Single Occupancy: HK$53,000 (YEC/HKBBA Members: HK$49,500)
Sharing Twin: HK$49,000 (YEC/HKBBA Members: HK$45,500)
*Discount (HK$3,500 OFF) is for members of The Young Executives Club (YEC) and The Hong Kong Bahrain Business Association (HKBBA) only!

* Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of HK$20,000 must be settled upon your booking to secure your spot. Final balance must be settled before 13 July 2018.
** Enrolment of 2 persons or more at the same time will be entitled to the same discount as YEC/HKBBA Members.
*** Members should arrange their own air tickets. Please do not book your tickets before receiving confirmation of your participation from the Chamber.

Please click here to download the Registration Form. Kindly complete it and return to us with deposit.

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Visiting Companies:

Language English
Date and Time 2018/08/19 to 2018/08/24
Venue San Francisco
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Vera So
Tel: 28231280
Fax: 28219580
  • HK$ 49,500 for Members / HK$ 49,500 for Non-Members (YEC/HKBBA Member Rate (Full Package, Single Occupancy))
  • HK$ 45,500 for Members / HK$ 45,500 for Non-Members (YEC/HKBBA Member Rate (Full Package, Sharing Twin))
  • HK$ 53,000 for Members / HK$ 53,000 for Non-Members (Standard Rate (Full Package, Single Occupancy))
  • HK$ 49,000 for Members / HK$ 49,000 for Non-Members (Standard Rate (Full Package, Sharing Twin))
Notes 1. The itinerary is tentative and may subject to changes where appropriate. Costs and details of the trip could be adjusted due to factors such as participation, weather condition, peak season surcharge, etc.
2. The trip is limited to a maximum of 24 people. Priority will be given to HKGCC members. Bookings will only be secured with a deposit of HK$20,000, on a first-come, first-served basis. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at the sole discretion of the Chamber.
3. Deposits and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organizer. Substitution may be allowed upon written request at least 3 weeks before the departure date, and may incur additional fees and handling charges where applicable.
4. In the event that the trip is cancelled by the organizer due to unforeseeable circumstances, a refund will be arranged after deducting any cost incurred.
5. Participants agree to indemnify the Chamber and the hosting party all liabilities for property damage, physical injury or death in relation to this event. Participants are advised to take their own insurance against all risks.
6. Participants are responsible for their own valid travel visa or effective travel document to the US.