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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, PRAGUE, APRIL 5 - 13, 2014

February 19, 2014

Saturday

April 5, 2014

day one arrive Prague

arrive Prague transfer to hotel, check in rest of the day at leisure

own arrangement own arrangement

Sunday

April 6, 2014

day two welcome to Prague

morning

afternoon

7.00pm

breakfast free to relax OR optional cultural event 1: boat cruise on the Vltava River enjoy the beauty of Prague from a different perspective - from the Vltava River - and admire the most impressive monuments of the historical center: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, romantic Kampa Island and many more lunch on your own orientation talk by ISP Program Manager & Penn State faculty guided tour of Prague discover the magical 'city of a hundred spires,' walk through its fairy-tale small lanes and see its major landmarks including Old Town Square and its astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square, and Charles Bridge welcome dinner return to hotel

hotel

sts pay individually

conference room walk

walk/Como restaurant walk

Monday

April 7, 2014

day three business environment in the CEE region

8.45am

breakfast presentation 1: socio-economic overview of the Czech Republic & EU JE Purkyne University http://www.ujep.cz/en/welcome.html Mr. Dan Stastny, Vice Dean for Science coffee break panel discussion 1: challenges & opportunities of doing business in the Czech Republic Ms. Klara Smolova, Freelance Journalist and Publisher Worldclass Czech Republic

hotel conference room

10.00am 10.30am

conference room

http://www.worldclass.cz/en/
Ms. Natalia Folbrycht, COO GE Money Bank http://www.gemoney.cz/ge/en/1 Mr. Petr Gapko, Chief Economist networking lunch with panelists visit 1: traditional industry after the crisis - lessons learned Bene a Lat (engineering castings manufacturer) http://www.benesalat.cz/lang-en/general-info/benes-a-lat-company.html Ing. Lumr Al-Dabagh, CEO management presentation, discussion, tour of facilities end of visit rest of the day at leisure

12.30pm 3.00pm

hotel restaurant bus full day bus half day dresscode: long sleeves, long pants, closed shoes

5.00pm

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Tuesday

April 8, 2014

day four the EU crisis

10.30am

breakfast visit 2: what does the future hold for Europe's financial & banking sector? Air Bank http://www.airbank.cz/cs/ management presentation, discussion end of visit lunch on your own visit 3: dealing with the financial crisis: what are the exit strategies? Siemens http://www.siemens.com/entry/cc/en/ Mr. Jens Wulf, Head of Business Development management presentation, discussion end of visit rest of the day at leisure

hotel bus full day

12.00pm 3.00pm

5.30pm

Wednesday

April 9, 2014

day five current & future trends

9.30am

breakfast visit 4: marketing strategies in the CEE region: present, past & future Ogilvy http://www.ogilvy.com/ Mr. Bretislav Stromko, Head of Analytics management presentation, discussion end of the visit lunch on your own cultural event 1: Prague Castle explore the magical 'city of a hundred spires,' walk through its fairy-tale small lanes and see its major landmarks such as Old Town Square and its astronomical clock, Wenceslas Square, and Charles Bridge rest of the day at leisure

hotel bus half day

11.00am afternoon

public transport/walk

Thursday

April 10, 2014

day six made in the Czech Republic

morning

breakfast visit 5: attractiveness of the Czech Republic for foreign investors Skanska http://www.skanska.cz/en/ Ing. Leos Vrzalik, Executive Director/Business Development Director management presentation, discussion, tour of facilities lunch on your own visit 6: Czech Republics role in global supply chain management Foxconn http://www.foxconn.cz/ http://www.foxconn.com/ Mr. Alan Macintyre, Director, ESSD Operations management presentation, discussion, tour of facilities free to relax OR optional cultural event 2: opera performance - Tosca enjoy a classical masterpiece (performance dependent on schedule) and take in the exquisite beauty of the Prague Opera House or the National Theater

hotel bus full day

afternoon

evening

sts pay individually

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Friday

April 11, 2014

day seven local company going global

morning

breakfast visit 7: Czech entrepreneurship: a success story Avast (anti-virus software producer) http://www.avast.com/en-eu/about Mr. Milos Korenko, Marketing Manager management presentation, discussion lunch on your own free for sightseeing & shopping recommended activities: explore Prague's Jewish community & heritage or take the funicular to the Petrin Hill and climb up on the Prague's little "Eiffel Tower"

hotel bus half day

afternoon

OR
optional cultural event 3: Crystal Bohemia discover with your own eyes how this world renowned Czech product has been made for centuries; a once in a lifetime experience
sts pay individually

Saturday

April 12, 2014

day eight culture

morning

breakfast free to relax OR optional cultural event 3: full day trip to Cesky Krumlov enjoy this day-trip to one of Bohemia's prettiest towns. Entered into the UNESCO register of monuments of world significance in 1992, esky Krumlov and its enchanting medieval castle are a must-see on your visit to the Czech Republic

hotel

sts pay individually

Sunday

April 13, 2014

day nine depart for USA

breakfast morning check out, transfer to the airport depart for USA

hotel own arrangement own arrangement

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