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Trade Negotiation Simulation – Cebu 2018

The Hinrich Foundation and University of the Philippines Cebu bring the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation for university students in Cebu, the Philippines this October 27-28, 2018.

In this interactive learning experience, 48 university students from Cebu learn about the challenges and opportunities in the international trade negotiation arena, and to develop their negotiation skills as potential future trade negotiators.

To advance its mission of promoting sustainable global trade, the Hinrich Foundation initiated the Hinrich Global Trade Negotiation Simulation to provide university students and young professionals insights on the dynamics of trade negotiation and how its outcomes can affect economies.

With the successful holding of 5 Trade Negotiation Simulations in Hong Kong, Manila and Vietnam with the support of various institutions, the Foundation would like to scale up this format to Cebu.

This edition of the Trade Negotiation Simulation is designed for students who are in their 3rd and 4th year of studies, and graduate students under the age of 25. They should be currently residing in or the surrounding areas of Cebu. Students passionate about or interested in trade and studying international relations, political science, economics, business management and other related may join this event.

We are expecting to gather 48 delegates who will be grouped into 6 country teams.

For further information about the Trade Negotiation Simulation in Cebu this October 2018, download flyer here

To know more about previous Trade Negotiation Simulation activities, click here

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Venue: University of the Philippines Cebu – Gorordo Avenue Cebu City, Cebu, the Philippines.

Trade negotiation simulation facilitators

Stephen Olson

Stephen Olson
Research Fellow, Hinrich Foundation

Stephen Olson is a Research Fellow at the Hinrich Foundation. Over the course of his 25-year international career, Stephen has lived and worked in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States, holding senior executive positions in the private sector, international organizations, government, and academia.

He began his career in Washington DC as an international trade negotiator, and served on the US negotiating team for the NAFTA negotiations. He subsequently became President of the Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Economic Council, and Vice Chairman of Cairo-based ARTOC Group for Investment and Development. Currently, he is also a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

He has a Master’s Degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has a B.A. from the State University of New York.



University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu), established in 1918, is a public research university and the youngest constituent university of the University of the Philippines System located in Cebu City, the capital city of Cebu province in the Philippines. In 2007, the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) recognized UP Cebu as a National Center of Excellence (COE) in Information Technology.

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