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Friday, December 21, 2018

Exploring Innovation and New Technology in Emerging Markets

- CEIBS MBA Career Treks held in Bangalore, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou

December 17-21, 2018. Bangalore, Shenzhen & Hangzhou - Following on from the CEIBS MBA career treks in October to Hong Kong and Singapore, MBA students in collaboration with CEIBS Career Development Center (CDC) launched phase two of the trek schedule. This time students explored opportunities in Bangalore, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou together with their alumni counterparts from MBA and Global EMBA. Read on for highlights of the three treks.

Bangalore, India

The first ever three day career trek was held in Bangalore, where MBAs visited a series of globalising Chinese companies as well as a number of giants of the Indian market. Greeted by senior executives and HR leaders, students were able to explore some of the latest trends in the India business environment, their talent requirements, and also how Chinese companies have found success breaking into the Indian market. Students visited Capillary, Flipkart (the biggest e-commerce company in India), Infosys (the biggest software company in India), Mu Sigma, Xiaomi India (a Chinese enterprise and the biggest mobile brand in India), and Xtep.

Shenzhen, China

As one of the most dynamic cities in China, Shenzhen has long been home to many innovative companies. Through visits to Wal-Mart, vivo, Tencent, Dingxin Capital, SenseTime, SwiftPass, and Cowin Capital, MBAs, Global EMBAs, and alumni where given the opportunity to look behind the scenes and discuss hot topics including the development of China’s e-commerce and AI sectors. Supported by co-working space BeePlus, the trek concluded with a local dinner with alumni, who shared insights with current students on career planning, entrepreneurship, and investment.

Hangzhou, China

As another emerging hub for internet finance and high-tech in recent years, Hangzhou was the final career trek destination in December. MBAs, Global EMBAs, and alumni visited two star companies within the Alibaba group, Cainiao and Ant Financial, to learn about how technology and finance work together to create opportunities. The trek also included visits to HIKVision, a world leading supplier of commercial and residential security devices, and Geely Group, a leading automotive manufacturer currently expanding its global footprint.

Amber Li
Michael Thede