Upcoming Advance Schedule

 

Hong Kong Advance 2018

East meets West: Finance, democracy, mission 


Hong Kong Advance 2015 in pictures


Displayed below is the working schedule and travel details for the upcoming Advance in Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, for the LGP7-9 DMin cohorts. Additional details are added to this page as they become available.

Dates:

  • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Tues., Sept. 25 and finish by 9pm, the following Wed., Oct. 3, departing anytime on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018.
  • LGP7 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Wed., Sept. 26, and finish by 9pm, the following Wed.,Oct. 3, departing anytime on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018.
  • LGP8 DMin Cohort: Arrive by 5pm Thurs., Sept. 27, and finish by 9pm, the following Wed.,Oct. 3, departing anytime on Thurs., Oct. 4, 2018.
  • Detailed schedule

Location(s):

Lodging and conferencing:

Panda Hotel
3 Tsuen Wah St, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
+852 2409 1111

Wifi: Unlimited wifi is provided

Hotel walking map

Participant Surveys: Students, Advisors, Guests, and Alumni

Students and first-year advisors, complete the following steps to communicate all transportation, food, and lodging details to the University.

Alumni and family members of students and advisors are welcome to come along on the Advance. The fee listed below covers all food, lodging, and local transport with the program as outlined in the schedule below. All other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. The fee is fixed and 'all in': $1,800 (Shared room, adult). Minors rooming with a parent is $750.

Passport and VISA information:

Insurance

We suggest obtaining travel insurance to cover you in the case of an emergency.

University students, full-time employees, and adjunct faculty (ie. faculty advisors) are covered under the University's insurance at no additional cost to them. Guests (including alumni, spouses or family members of students, contractors, and international advisors) are not covered under University insurance and should obtain travel insurance separately.

Vaccination

  • Routine vaccines: The CDC recommends encourages you to make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Hepatitis A: CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Hong Kong, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

  • Typhoid: You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Hong Kong. CDC recommends this vaccine for most travelers, especially if you are staying with friends or relatives, visiting smaller cities or rural areas, or if you are an adventurous eater.

  • Hepatitis B: You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might get a tattoo or piercing or have any medical procedures.

Miscellaneous

  • Power

  • Passport

  • VISA (depending on nationality)

  • Notify your embassy or consulate of your trip plans

  • Weather information

  • Currency:

    • Bring a personal credit card. Make sure your card is for 'international' usage too. Some of you might limit your own card for domestic usage.

    • You will need some personal cash too. How much? It depends on what extracurricular activities you pursue.

    • Hong Kong uses the Hong Kong Dollar (see exchange rate).

Flight Parameters

LGP students and faculty: When making flight arrangements, please follow the parameters outlined below.

LGP9 DMin cohort and advisors:

  • Flight arrival in Hong Kong no later than 2pm, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018: Hong Kong International Airport - code: HKG.

  • Depart from Hong Kong anytime Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 or later.

LGP7 DMin cohorts and advisors:

  • Flight arrival in Hong Kong no later than 2pm, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018: Hong Kong International Airport - code: HKG.

  • Depart from Hong Kong anytime Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 or later.

LGP8 DMin cohorts and advisors:

  • Flight arrival in Hong Kong no later than 2pm, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018: Hong Kong International Airport - code: HKG.

  • Depart from Hong Kong anytime Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 or later.

Local transport

Participants arrange their own transport to the Advance location from the airport. Once onsite, the DMin Program provides local transport for the formal Advance activities. Note that there is no easy way to get to the hotel via public transit. We recommend: 

Red Taxi. The taxi is the best way to get to the hotel from the airport. It is about a 15 min drive. It costs around 200 - 250 HKD ($30 USD) depending on traffic / ride. Cash only. Give the driver the address of the hotel and they will take you straight away. No tipping. 

Panda Hotel airport shuttle bus schedule. This is a bit more expansive / person

Optional Arrangements

Post-Advance, Add-on Tour Packages TBD

Advance Schedule

The information in this section is tentative and will be updated as details are finalized.

Topics:

  • Public and Cultural Leadership

  • Church and non-profit ministry challenges, opportunities, and initiatives in Hong Kong and China

  • Christian business leadership in Hong Kong and China

In General:

  • Unless otherwise specified below, all classes, lectures, and seminars will be held at the Panda Hotel. Exact room location will be noted in the schedule below, as available.

  • All meals provided at the Panda Hotel will be served in the hotel's restaurant, location TBD.

  • Local transport options to/from the airport and for field trips:

    • Bus provided for the group when specified below.

  • All meals are provided (unless noted otherwise) as follows:

    • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Dinner Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

    • LGP7 DMin Cohort: Dinner Wednesday, Sept. 26 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

    • LGP8 DMin Cohort: Dinner Thursday, Sept. 27 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

  • Lodging is provided for the following dates as follows:

    • LGP9 DMin Cohort: Tuesday night, Sept. 25 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

    • LGP7 DMin Cohort: Wednesday night, Sept. 26 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

    • LGP8 DMin Cohort: Thursday night, Sept. 27 - Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

Schedule

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018

  • by 5pm: LGP9 participants arrive at Panda Hotel.
  • 7pm: Welcome banquet for LGP9; includes introductions. Panda Hotel location TBD.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 9am: LGP9 student program orientation session, The Terrace 7/F, Panda Hotel.
    • Program organization
    • Lead Mentor introduction
    • Cohort member and advisor introductions
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP9
  • 1pm: Lunch (LGP9 students), Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 1pm: Lunch, LGP9 faculty advisor orientation, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 2pm: DMIN713 Research Course session, LGP9 students, The Terrace 7/F, Panda Hotel.
  • 3pm: Coffee break, LGP9
  • 4:30pm: LGP8 alumnus, Garfield Harvey, shares tips for succeeding in the program. 
  • by 5pm: LGP7 participants arrive at Panda Hotel.
  • 6pm: Break
  • 7pmDinner, includes introductions and tips from LGP7 to LGP9. Panda Hotel location TBD (LGP9 and LGP7)

Thursday, Sept. 27

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 9am: DMIN713 Research Course session, LGP9 students and faculty advisors, The Terrace 7/F, Panda Hotel.
  • 10:30am: Coffee break, LGP9
  • 10:30am: Dr. Clark meets with LGP7 participants for the morning, meet in the Panda Hotel foyer.
  • 11:30am-2pm: Lunch (LGP7 cohort only with Dr. Clark), Sky100.
  • 1pm: Lunch (LGP9 students and advisors), Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 2:30pm: Individual meetings with faculty advisors (LGP7 & LGP9), various locations
  • by 5pm: LGP8 participants arrive at Panda Hotel.
  • 7pm: All cohort welcome banquet, includes introductions. Panda Hotel location TBD.

Friday, Sept. 28

  • 6-9am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 10am: Rev. Stephen Miller, Regional Director East Asia, The Mission to Seafarers, Panda Hotel location TBD
  • 11:30am: Lunch, Panda Hotel location TBD
  • 12:30pm: Transit via MTR (public transit system)
  • 2:30pm: Presentations at Linklaters on Chinese finance and legal trajectories, Central, Hong Kong.
  • 4pmTransit via MTR
  • 5:30pm: Session with Alex Fung, CEO, Modern Medical Equipment. Local entrepreneur who develops businesses with mission purpose, Alex's Kwai Hing office.
  • 7pm: Dinner with Alex, Modern Medical Equipment TBD.

Saturday, Sept. 29

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 9am-5pm: Plenary presentations, Crystal A, M3 (Panda Hotel). 
    • 9am: Philip Wickeri, Professor of Church History, HKSKH Ming Hua Theological College.
    • 10:15am: Coffee Break  
    • 10:30am: Local representative from Foursquare Hong Kong 
      11:30am: Break
      11:45-12:45am: Annissa Lui, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service
    • 1pm: Lunch
    • 2pm: David S.H. Wong, the independent non-executive director of the China Merchant Bank Co., Limited in China, Fraser Hospitality Trust Limited, and EC World Reit Limited in Singapore. He is the founding Chairman of Halftime Limited in Hong Kong.
    • 3pm: Coffee Break
    • 3:15pm: Jason Clark, Lead Mentor
    • 4-5:30pm: Jess Yu, local photographer, photographic presentation
  • 6pm or later: Dinner out with Faculty Advisor (provided)

Sunday, Sept. 30

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • Morning: Visit local churches. Choice between: 
    • Choice A: The Vine Church. Largest English Speaking, multiethnic church in Hong Kong.
      • 9:30: Transit via MTR
      • 11am service
      • 12:15pm: Transit via MTR 
    • Choice B: Kowloon City Baptist Church. Large church. Chinese experience. Cantonese language.
      • 10:45: Transit via coach
      • 11:45am-1:15pm service (with English interpretation)
      • 1:30pm: Transit via coach
  • 2pm: Lunch (provided) and church experience debrief with Dr. Clark, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 3:30pm and following: Free time.

Monday, Oct. 1

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • Morning: LGP7 pecha kucha presentations, Panda Hotel location TBD.
    • 9:00am: Cocanougher, Stu
    • 9:17am: Dean-Hill, Jennifer
    • 9:34am: Gittens, Lynda
    • 9:51am: Hamilton, Kristin
    • 10:08am: Jenkins Tanks, Christal
    • 10:25am: Coffee Break, 20 mins
    • 10:45am: Lines, Katy
    • 11:02am: Sabella, Jim
    • 11:19am: Stapleton, Chip
    • 11:37am: Walker, Mary
  • Noon: Lunch, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 1pm-10pm: Hong Kong field trips

Tuesday, Oct. 2

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 9am-Noon: Students meet with Faculty Advisors (LGP7-9)
  • 11:30am: Lunch, Panda Hotel location TBD
  • 12:30-7pm: Hong Kong field trips:
  • 6pm: Dinner at Hong Kong Baptist University, location TBD.
  • Transit back to Panda Hotel via MTR (1 hr)

Wednesday, Oct. 3

  • 8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • 9am-1pm: St. Stephen's Society, @ Shung Mun Springs (1 hr transit each way).
    • 9am: Transit via coach (1 hr)
    • 10am: Worship upon arrival - participants divided into 3 or 4 groups for the worship time in the 4 different houses.
    • Jackie Pullinger will lead the morning event and start off with her own story.
    • The group will then come together again after the worship time and various people who work for St. Stephen’s will then share their testimony and experiences.
    • Noon: Transit via coach (1 hr)
  • 1pm: Lunch and VE debrief of Advance with Dr. Clark, Panda Hotel location TBD. 
  • 3pm: Coffee break
  • 3:30pm: Evaluation and commissioning, Panda Hotel location TBD. 
  • 5pm: Break
  • 7pm: Final banquet, Panda Hotel location TBD.

Thursday, Oct. 4

  • 6-8am: Breakfast provided, Panda Hotel location TBD.
  • All participants depart anytime
  • ??am: Checkout time
  • Optional all-day activity to Macau. Details coming soon!