Course Description

Temple University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) has developed two exciting Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) programs in 2020. Participating faculty members gain first-hand knowledge of how business is conducted in each particular region and offers the opportunity to network with overseas counterparts. Each program combines business, academic and governmental visits, cultural experiences and university presentations in an international location to provide an opportunity to see just how cultures and institutions influence the conduct of business.

FDIB: Santiago, Chile

Understanding the International Business Environment through Innovation and 
Sustainability in Chile

January 5-11, 2020

Program Fee; $2,000*


FDIB: Israel

Innovation Ecosystems

June 2020

More information coming soon!


General Information:

The Program Fee* for each FDIB includes single occupancy hotel accommodations, some meals, in-country transportation, business and cultural activities. Participants are responsible for their international airfare, incidental expenses, some meals and passport/visa fees if applicable.

Please contact Jeffrey Conradi, Associate Director for International Programs/CIBER at jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu for information regarding guest pricing.






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Section Title
FDIB Chile
Hybrid Classroom and Online
Jan 05, 2020 to Jan 11, 2020
Section Notes

Chile: Understanding the International Business Environment through Innovation and Sustainability in Chile

Chile is often considered to be the place where great Latin American wines come from. Some may even know that Chile is also the hub of the global copper industry. But what many people are unaware of is how Chile became the first South American country invited to join the OECD, or how it is a country that has signed 21 free trade agreements and is one of the most open economies in the world, or the fact that it is rapidly attracting foreign innovators and entrepreneurs through a unique start-up incubator program for investors worldwide. Chile serves as an example of what a Latin American country can do with the right economic and social policies in place. In many significant ways, it is the star of the South.

The goal of this FDIB is to immerse faculty in the Chilean business environment to provide them with current and relevant insights around global business that easily translate into case studies and classroom discussions that will help students better appreciate the importance of global business. On this FDIB, faculty will meet with business and academic thought leaders across innovative sectors from copper to manufacturing to wine. Our emphasis will be on how a small Latin American economy far removed from major trade routes has been able to carve-out its niche as a star innovator and example of success in sustainability in Latin America and worldwide. Two key sectors—wine and copper—have driven much of this growth and will be a large part of our focus, but more importantly, we will explore how Chile has taken these commodities into the modern era with a focus on sustainable development, local sourcing, and innovation in production.

In addition to the robust academic content, participants will have a chance to explore Chile’s marvelous natural environment and history through cultural activities and events, from spending time on a biodynamic vineyard to tracing the steps of revolution in the bustling capital city.

This Chilean immersion experience is being led by Fox School of Business Associate Professor Dr. Kevin Fandl, a
professor of legal studies and international business, a frequent visitor to Chile, and an oenophile that will be sure to help
participants get the most out of their visit to Chile.

Some of the key learning outcomes will include:

• A better understanding of how innovation is utilized to drive growth in emerging markets;
• Significant exposure to commodity markets that capitalize on sustainable development;
• Enhanced awareness of the importance of global markets for commodity production, such as grapes and copper; and,
• Fundamental insights into Latin American economic development and business strategy.

Program Fee: $2,000 per person*

Fee Includes: Accommodations                 Some meals
                       Corporate Visits                Visits to Chilean Vineyards
                       Cultural Activities              In-Country transportation

Deposit: A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at initial time of registration.  Final payment will be due on October 31, 2019. *A guest package is also available. 

Registration and Questions: To register: https://noncredit.temple.edu/templeciberfdib
Please contact Jeffrey Conradi at jeffrey.conradi@temple.edu