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Day 9: March 5, 2016

Hot Cities 2016 has come to its final day but we couldn’t have asked for a better end to this incredible trip. Our schedule was clear until 4pm, giving us the opportunity to explore the old city of Cartagena, hang out by the rooftop infinity pool at our hotel and go shopping for souvenirs. At […]

Day 10: March 7, 2015

On Saturday, March 8th, we awoke in paradise. Not having had time to fully enjoy the resort on the previous evening, we stayed at the Bambu Indah for a few hours. This allowed us to take full advantage of the view, the tree house, the pool, the massage services, and all of the other amenities […]

Day 9: March 6, 2015

Early Friday morning of March 6th, the Hot Cities team departed from Jakarta and took a two hour flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with clouds and rain, but that didn’t stop us from being excited to visit the “greenest” school in the world. The […]

Day 8: March 5, 2015

The concept of duality is one that has surfaced consistently during our trip, but one that we were finally able to understand fully today. If you have been following us on social media or through the blog, you are most likely aware of the influential leaders we have met and breathtaking places we’ve visited thus […]

Day 7: March 4, 2015

We kicked off our seventh day on the Hot Cities of the World Tour, and third day in Jakarta by visiting Old Town Jakarta. Our first stop was at the Istiglal Mosque, where we participated in a guided tour of the facility and learned about the Muslim worship traditions. The Mosque was light-filled and breezy […]

Day 6: March 3, 2015

Myth busters: working and living in Indonesia Today we had the pleasure of meeting with John Kurtz, Country Director Asia Pacific, AT Kearney, Alessandro Gazzini, partner, AT Kearney, Shalini Goplan – President Director, Aimia, Donald Bobiash – Canadian Ambassador, Julien Courant, MD Integrated Brand & Digital, Edelman, Arie Rukmantara, Senior Manager for Health Human Services, […]

Day 5: March 2, 2015

We start off the Jakarta leg of our journey today! The city of Jakarta is exactly what you picture when you think of an up and coming city in the developing world. It spreads out as far as the eye can see from our hotel, it’s full of life with people and traffic everywhere, and […]

Day 4: March 1, 2015

Our last day in the vibrant city of Hong Kong started with a meeting with Bruno Roy, Director of Asia-Pacific for the global consulting group McKinsey. He gave us a lot of insight about the business of consulting and economic similarities and differences between Hong Kong and the rest of the Western world. One thing […]

Day 3: February 28, 2015

After a well-deserved rest at the Holiday Inn Express Soho, we started off the Hong Kong leg of the tour with high energy. Frank Sixt, McGill B.A. 1972 graduate and currently the Executive Director and Group Finance Director at Hutchison Whampoa Limited, generously opened the door of his company early on Saturday morning. HWL is […]

Day 1-2: February 26-27, 2015

The hot cities 2015 trip started off with an eight hour layover in Doha, Qatar. In general, all 39 participants were extremely excited about the start of this year’s trip with much of the excitement spilling into the aircraft cabin! In general, most thought that the hard product and especially the catering on Qatar airways […]

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