Reaching the final stage of our IBCE
journey, we came together once again to explore Cambodia. After a 2-hour flight on a lovely morning, we kicked off our 6-day (Oct 25-30) graduation study trip in the capital city, Phnom Penh. The co-existence of the dusty busy streets and new buildings as well as the hospitality of our tour guide, Sarik, formed our first impression of the city: vivid but rough-edged.
On the first day of the trip, we toured around the luxurious Royal Palace and visited the Tony Fernandes School of Business, The University of Cambodia. Then, we met with Mr Braise Kilian, the executive director of European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, who is an expert on Cambodia’s unique economic environment and business opportunities which attract foreign investment. We also visited Uberis, a venture catalyst firm, where Mr Sov Leang, the managing partner, discussed with us the company’s success and challenges in investing and assisting local social entrepreneurs.