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Global Access Partnership

The Exotic Orient: Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Friday, March 10, 2017

From the economic vibrancy of Hong Kong, to the factories of Shenzhen and the Portuguese influences in Macau, experience China’s cities firsthand with the Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership. 

Program Overview:

The Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership (GAP) is an educational travel program designed to provide a platform for University community partners to experience the nuances of global markets and cultures firsthand so that they can confidently navigate the global business landscape. The program’s goal is to enable our stakeholders to explore key emerging markets in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East to enhance trade connections, learning and cultural appreciation. With a strategic mix of travel, classroom instruction and real-world experiences, the Global Access Partnership is infusing international competence into the Tampa Bay business community, providing access to expand local business abroad.

Key Program Benefits:

  • Travel: Travel with like-minded professionals to important developed and emerging markets to gain an understanding of cross-cultural trade and business practices.
  • Connections: Create a network of trade connections locally, and abroad, by meeting with high ranking government and corporate leaders.
  • Cultural insights: Experience foreign cultures firsthand by participating in intensive seven- to 10-day sessions in vital business hubs around the world.
  • Experience: Gain valuable international experience and become more culturally aware by exploring cultures and businesses in the fastest growing regions of the world.
  • Education: Advance your knowledge of developed and emerging markets as you participate in a customized program that features unique learning opportunities with our university partners abroad.

2017 Tentative Program Activities:
  • Overview of the Hong Kong economy, business culture and investment opportunities 
  • Tour of Hong Kong port, one of the busiest ports in the world 
  • Visit to Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd 
  • Visit to Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 
  • Interaction with Cage to Action, a social entrepreneurship initiative 


Contact Us:

Learn more about how the Sykes College of Business Global Access Partnership can connect your business abroad.

Global Access Partnership
401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Box O
Tampa, FL 33606-1490                                                                                                                   
jluce@ut.edu