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The 2019 UCLan Cyprus MBA International Field Trip! A perfect experience in the Austrian Alps and the birthplace of W. A. Mozart.

The International Field Trip (IFT) took place at Salzburg, Austria, during 1-5 May, 2019 and was an initiative led by Dr Panayiotis Kontakos. Participants included UCLan Cyprus MBAs, MBA Alumni and friends, all seeking to gain experience-based market insights and explore new development horizons.

We all had the opportunity to harmonize themselves with the Austrian & Bavarian business environment, primarily through visits to two innovative local companies, namely Stiegl brewery and Hangar-7, but also via management talks, networking events and cultural experience sessions, such as attending a piano concert with the well-known pianist Heghine Rapyan.

Stiegl is Austria’s leading private brewery. It is a family business and the first brewery in Austria to operate a practice organic farming and a circular economy at the Stiegl Farm Wildshut, Austria’s 1st Brewery Farm.

Hangar-7 hosts a collection of historical airplanes, helicopters and Formula One racing cars, and serving as home for the Flying Bulls, a private aircraft fleet stationed in Salzburg. It is owned by Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz.

We are gearing up for our 2020 IFT…