HKU MBA International Field Trip to Spain

HKU MBA International Field Trip to Spain

๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ: ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ-๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐Œ๐๐€ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐…๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ – ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง & ๐„๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐„๐œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ ๐ข๐ง ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ง

30 students from our Part-time MBA programme embarked on a trip to Spain, one of Europe’s prominent startup hubs, to immerse themselves in the world ofย innovation, entrepreneurship, and the thriving startup ecosystem. Throughout the trip, they had engaging discussions and inspiring encounters. Here are some highlights:

– ๐ˆ๐‚๐€๐ƒ๐„ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ฌ: A thought-provoking exploration of the geopolitical and economic forces that have shaped the nation and its role in the broader European context.
– ๐Š๐๐Œ๐† ๐Œ๐š๐๐ซ๐ข๐: Meeting with Mr. Francisco Javier Vรกzquez Oteo, Partner in M&A and Corporate Law, understanding the legal intricacies of European and Spanish M&A transactions.
– ๐Œ๐š๐๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐ฎ๐›: Discussions about the Hub’s mission of promoting disruptiveย food technologies and revolutionising the global food industry.
– ๐•๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: Meeting with Mr. Alberto Criado, Principal at Cardumen Capital, who shared valuable insights into their investment strategiesย and work with early-stage tech ventures.
– ๐„๐ฌ๐š๐๐ž ๐’๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐‚๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฌ: Visit to one of the top business schools in the world and learnt about the key to successful product management with Moran Haviv, a seasoned product management expert and Head of Strategic Innovation at Microsoft’s Israel R&D centre.
– ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ฅ๐š ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Visit to a space that brings together Esade’s learning and research, the business community, public administrations, and social enterprises to enable experimentation, creation, and impact.
– ๐€๐ˆ ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐: Oren Elisha, Israel’s AI expert, guided us through the developments and use cases of artificial intelligence across industries.
– ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ญ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ: An experiential learning opportunity for students to collaborate, apply new learnings and methodologies in the craft of comprehensive go-to-market strategies for local business, and pitch solutions and ideas to a panel of judges.
– ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐€๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: A cultural immersionย from the exciting Urban Escape Room Experience to visiting the Prado Museum, taking a Spanish cooking workshop, watching a flamenco show, and going on an architecture tour through the enchanting streets of Barcelona.