Business study visit to Silicon Valley

11.8.2015

Want to strengthen your international business competence in the unique atmosphere of Silicon Valley? Participate company visits and business studies offered by San Jose State University. Make an investment in your future! The contacts you will make and the network you'll create will carry you on for the rest of your life.

Themes from the programme

·         New Trends, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Silicon Valley

·         Valuation and Business Plans of Start-ups in Silicon Valley

·         Leadership in a Multicultural and Dynamic Business Environment

·         Company Presentation

·         Marketing and Social Media

·         International Business Speaking

·         Service Quality Concept

·         Event Planning

·         Global Dialogue

 

Business Practices in Dynamic Environments November 13–22, 2015

 

FRIDAY 11/13—ARRIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO

12:00 Arrival in San Francisco, Risto Korkia-Aho

16:00–18:00 San Francisco Walking Tour, Risto Korkia-Aho

 

SATURDAY 11/14—CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

10:00–15:00 San Francisco City Tour, Catherin Bernt

 

SUNDAY 11/15—EXAMINING CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS

10:00–10:15 Welcome, Risto Korkia-Aho, Minna Holopainen

10:15–13:00 American Culture, Beth von Till

13:15–15:00 Bus Transportation from Hotel B ijou, San Francisco, to Loma Prieta Winery, Los Gatos

15:00–17:00 California Wine Industry First Hand, Paul Kemp, Winery Owner (TBC)

17:00–18:00 Bus Transportation from Loma Prieta Winery, Los Gatos, to Hotel Ramada, San José

MONDAY 11/16—SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM

8:30–10:00 Welcome to City of San José; Government’s Intersection into Innovation Ecosystems, John Lang 10:15–10:30 Welcome to San José State University, Dr. Shawn Spano

10:30–11:45 Effective Professional Communication: Networking Skills, Dr. Tabitha Hart

11:45–13:00 Lunch with SJSU Students

13:00–14:30 New Trends, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in Silicon Valley, Dr. Anuradha Basu

14:45–15:45 Silicon Valley Start-Up Culture, Dr. Andrew Wood OR Establishing Global Leadership Connections, Jeff Colvin

15:45–16:00 Reflection, Risto Korkia-Aho, Minna Holopainen

TUESDAY 11/17—ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION IN SILICON VALLEY

8:30–10:00 Marketing in a World of Digital Sharing, Dr. Sujata Ramnarayan

10:15–11:45 Valuing and Financing Start-Ups in Silicon Valley, Anu Vuorikoski-Bullis

12:00–13:15 Lunch with 164F Communication and Global Organizations (Hart)

13:30–14:00 Bus transportation from San José State University to Los Gatos

14:00–14:45 Multitaction, Ltd., Timo Korpela

14:45–16:00 Silicon Valley Prospectives of EU: Panel of Start-Up Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Pekka Pärnänen

16:30–18:00 Dinner in Downtown Los Gatos

 

WEDNESDAY 11/18—COMMUNICATION PRACTICES IN SILICON VALLEY CONTEXTS

8:30–11:00 Effective Professional Communication: Speaking with Confidence, Dr. Tabitha Hart

11:00–13:00 Lunch with COMM 164F students

13:30–15:00 Global Dialogue Event, Dr. Shawn Spano JAMK Silicon Valley Program San José, CA, USA

15:15–16:30 Career and Networking Tips with an International Perspective: Session with Local SJSU MBA Marketing Management Students, Rick Partridge

 

THURSDAY 11/19—SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS AND SERVICE QUALITY

9:00–10:15 Adobe Systems, Inc., Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Michelle Yates

11:00–12:30 Service Quality/Design, TBA

12:30–14:00 Lunch

14:00–15:00 Event Planning Case Study: SJSU–Pebble Beach Special Event Management Team, Richard Larson

15:15–16:00 Reflection, Risto Korkia-Aho, Minna Holopainen

 

FRIDAY 11/20—CALIFORNIA RECREATION INDUSTRY

9:00–10:00 Bus Transportation from Hotel, San José to Gilroy Outlets

10:00–13:00 Shopping in Gilroy Outlets

13:00–14:30 Bus Transportation from Gilroy Outlets to Carmel

14:30–17:00 California Dream: Recreation Management, Golf, and Tourism in Carmel and Pebble Beach, Kirsti Mäki, Risto Korkia-Aho

17:00–19:00 Closing Ceremony and Dinner, Risto Korkia-Aho

19:00–20:30 Bus Transportation from The Lodge, Pebble Beach to Hotel B ijou, San Francisco

SATURDAY 11/21—COMMUNITY OBSERVATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

SUNDAY 11/22—DEPARTURE

Price

Price is 1 500 euros + vat 24%. Price includes company visits and business studies offered in Silicon Valley.
Participant takes personally care of travelling and accommodation arrangements and their costs.

 

Flight timetable:

   1  LH 855 T 13NOV 5 HELFRA HK15 0715 0910  13NOV  E  LH/4JZ8JZ               
  2  LH 454 T 13NOV 5 FRASFO HK15 1000 1225  13NOV  E  LH/4JZ8JZ               
  3  LH 455 T 22NOV 7 SFOFRA HK15 1440 1045  23NOV  E  LH/4JZ8JZ               
  4  LH 850 T 23NOV 1 FRAHEL HK15 1320 1645  23NOV  E  LH/4JZ8JZ  

If you book your own flights please remember to land at San Francisco airport latest on Friday November at 1:00 pm if you would like to get the transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Accommodation

First two nights in San Francisco: Hotel Bijou, accommodation about 98 € /day, double room.
In San José about 50 € /day: double occupancy including breakfast atRamada Limited

Hotel accommodation available in a single room by extra charge.

Also possible to reserve a hotel room at Fairmont hotel by extra charge.

 

Registration and more information

Apply by 27.8.2015 

contact by email: skalhelsinki@skalfinland.com