Business School Travel ConsultantsSouth Africa is Open for Business
Table of Contents• Why MBAVista?• Why South Africa?• Business Visits• Logistics• Testimonials• Contact Us
Why MBAVista?• MBAVista is an educational logistics facilitator dedicated to organizing international EMBA and MBA study visits in South Africa. MBAVista’s team of experts customizes travel itineraries that provide insight and perspective on doing business in Africa and that showcase Africa’s emerging role in the global marketplace.• MBAVista was formed with a vision to fill a very specific need in today’s global EMBA and MBA programs - providing a professional, business-focused service with profound local knowledge and contacts to ensure a comprehensive and memorable international experience.• MBAVista is the all-inclusive travel facilitator for your institution. We arrange meetings, company visits, roundtables, lectures and networking opportunities with the most important business executives and government leaders who are shaping South Africa’s economic landscape.
Why South Africa?• Recently added to the BRICS nations, South Africa presents a unique market to explore the management tenant of leveraging differences as a competitive advantage in an increasingly global economy. Your students will gain invaluable insight into diversity as a competitive advantage – as well as gain understanding of how businesses have prospered in reaching previously underserved markets.• South Africa is the 32nd largest economy in the world with a GDP of 275 billion, more than ¾ in the service sector. The United States is the economy’s third largest import trade partner. Your business students will experience: Leadership & Organizational Management - From Apartheid to BEE, organizations had to re-shape their approach to diversity. Understand from leaders how they reshaped their management teams and their product offerings to set their companies for success in South Africa and beyond. Foreign Direct Investment - Global companies with a presence in South Africa cite numerous advantages for setting up shop in the country, including low labor costs, excellent infrastructure and a base to export products internationally Multi-national & Indigenous Business - Business visits will encompass an in-depth look of the South African business environment. We will expose your students to the financial, mining, retail, hospitality and other industries to get an all rounded experience. Politics & History -South Africa’s political and history is very rich and dynamic. Your students will experience through our cultural excursions on how these two factors have shaped this Rainbow Nation in the 20th century.
Business Visits • MBAVista will assist you in setting up business visits and meet leaders to suite your criteria and focus of study. We have established relationships some of the best performing businesses in South Africa. • MBAVista tries to mix indigenous and multinational firms to give your students an accurate representation of the business climate. • MBAVista will set-up top executive meetings.
Travel Logistics• Travel with peace of mind. MBAVista does not allow details to slip our attention, enabling your group to enjoy a comfortable and seam-less trip. Our experienced and professional educational travel planning includes the following: • Customized itineraries based on your group’s business and academic goals • Arranging company visits, boardroom meetings and networking opportunities • Bilingual local guides on hand 24/7 • Minimizing trip planning for faculty and administrators, allowing them to focus on curriculum • Accommodations with our preferred hotel partners, including VIP booking status • Deluxe transportation to and from airports, meetings, and tourism activities • Dining arrangements at the best restaurants in South Africa • Cultural programs and tours • Assistance with travel visas • International air travel arrangements and all in-country travel
Testimonials John Groesbeck - Dean of the Gore School of Business, Westminster College “Lewis put together a wonderful tour for our MBA students in April of this year. This was a huge effort, wherein he arranged the air travel, on ground services, business visits and more for our 35 students and faculty who went to South Africa for 10 days. Lewis is organized, capable, and knows how to get the job done. I highly recommend!” June 3, 2010 Baptiste Prevot - Westminster College MBA Coordinator “Lewis services for our MBA trip to South Africa were outstanding. Lewis is a hard worker, always ready to help his customers. He has an in-depth knowledge of the industry and some amazing contacts. Before booking a tour to South Africa, I strongly recommend you consider using Lewis company: MBAVista.” June 12, 2010 Stuart Michelson - Dean of the School Business, Stetson University “Lewis, through MBAvista, organized our Executive MBA study abroad to South Africa. This was an excellent experience for our executives, consisting of high level business visits and meaningful cultural experiences. His organizational skills and attention to detail were much appreciated. I would highly recommend Lewis for your study abroad.” July 17, 2011 Wendy Lowe - Program Coordinator, Stetson University “Lewis provided the Stetson Executive MBA program a superior International Trip experience in South Africa, Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively. MBA Vista was selected through a very competitive bidding process. Lewis provided exceptional service and attention to detail through the bidding, planning, and execution phases. I found Lewis to be organized, proactive, flexible, and professional in the delivery of our planned itinerary. His friendliness and calm presence not to mention his depth of knowledge in South Africa was respected and appreciated by the staff and cohort during our journey. Lewis did a fantastic job outlining to each business what our business visit expectations and goals were during our time together. Each visit was spot on and the corporate management team(s) were extremely passionate about providing us a stellar experience. The cultural activities immersed us immediately into the mindset of a South African. I would highly recommend MBAVista and Lewis to anyone considering an Executive MBA or MBA trip to South Africa and would encourage you to visit this amazing place!” July 15, 2011The MBAVista MantraOur knowledge does not come solely from travel; it comes from living, working and studying in Africa. Our mission is toexpose E/MBA students and faculty to institutions, businesses, leaders, people, culture, and landscapes that we love to share.Knowing Africa is our business, and we want you to be a part of it.
Contact Us• Lewis Chidziva | Managing Director c: +1.801.787.1205 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 520043 | Salt Lake City | UT 84152 tel: +1.801.415.9434 | fax: +1801.606.7225 www.mbavista.com Knowing Africa is our Business! Let us create the ultimate itinerary