Message from ALC President Nobi
Dear alumni and friends,
As we approach the close of a phenomenal year at HFAA, I am proud to announce the coming of an exciting new chapter to the Hinrich Foundation – HF 2.0! After months of research and discussion, the Foundation’s leadership have worked together to refine the vision and plan for the future – a future which involves enhanced alumni engagement with Foundation management! Our strengthened approach to the advancement of sustainable trade will focus on trade education and innovative international trade policy research.
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Mohammad Nurun Nobi (Bangladesh, HKPolyU GPE ’16)
President, Alumni Leadership Committee
Year-end Message From Program Director Alex Boome 
As 2018 draws to a close and we look forward to 2019, I would like to first of all thank each of you for your personal and collective contribution to advancing sustainable global trade. In these turbulent times, every effort to advance global trade contributes to making the world a better place.
To learn about the progress we’ve made, our totally new Hinrich Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade (HPgD) and scholarshipsand our focus for the future, read on…
Alumni Updates
Award Winner Sophal Bun (Cambodia, HKBU MAIJS ’14)Associate Dean of the School of Communication, University of Cambodia, received the coveted honor of Distinguished Communication Alumni Award from HKBU at an exclusive gala in Hong Kong on Nov 30. Over 400 guests gathered to celebrate Sophal’s and other alumni’s accomplishments. Read more
Nominated for distinction - Karen Pham (Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS ’08), Lecturer of Hanoi Academy of Journalism and Communication, co-founder of the Vietnam Program for Internet and Society and author of numerous research papers, is the voice for internet safety in Vietnam. She has been nominated for the 2019 HKBU Outstanding Alumni Award and attended the school gala dinner as a distinguished guest. Karen worked as an Export Consultant in Hanoi for HF before going to the U.K. to obtain her Ph.D. at Bournemouth University in Media and Communication.
HF baby news - Khin Myat (Myanmar, HKBU MAIJS ’12) gave birth to a daughter named Thwin Thada Thet Oo on Sept. 7. Congratulations to you and your family, Khin! We look forward to meeting Thwin at a future HF alumni event. Read about Khin’s journey as a scholar in Featured Alumni
HF - Alumni Collaboration
Sharing insight on data analysis 
Eager to stay ahead of the curve, 50 business owners and EMAT participants attended the workshop “Data-driven trends for exporters 2019,” held Dec. 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. Sapphire Nguyen (Vietnam, Thunderbird ’17) shared tips and insights that will help them navigate the ever-evolving world of big data trends. Read more.
Year-end party in Vietnam
Alex Boome, HF Program Director, hosted a year-end get-together in early December for the HF team in Vietnam and Vietnam Alumni Chapter Leader Mai Nguyen (Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS ’11)Khiem Vu (Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS ’08 & CUHK MBA ’16) and Sapphire Nguyen. More celebrations planned for the new year: If you’re in town, join the HF Vietnam team at our upcoming ‘housewarming’ party to celebrate the new office! For details, email Thu.
Featured Alumni
“When I look all around me, I can see people trying harder and harder to achieve their ambitions. This serves as a reminder for me not to be left behind!”, Khin Myat (Myanmar, HKBU MAIJS ’12) said. Read Khin’s take on teamwork, motivation, national pride and more here.
Scholars News
Scholars in Hong Kong and Vietnam received an exclusive educational tour with HF employer partner Luenthai, a global apparel and accessories manufacturer based in Hong Kong. Our thanks to Luenthai for hosting our scholars and HF Secretariat Thu Do (Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS ‘17) for leading the tour! Read about the factory visits in Vietnam and China.
To ring in the new year, the following seven scholars will return to Hong Kong to finish their degrees after gaining real-world experience during their work-integrated learning placements with HF or a partner company: Pheana Sopheak (Cambodia, HKBU MAIJS ’19), Yen Nguyen (Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS ’19), Putro Harnowo (Indonesia, HKBU MAIJS ’19), Charlee Delavin (Philippines, HKBU MAIJS ’19), Rahoof Abdul (India, HKBU MAIJS ’19), Lizzy He (China, HKBU MScBM ’19) and Juliette Li (China, HKBU MscBM ’19). Froland Tajale (Philippines, HKBU EGM ’20), who has just finished his first semester in France, will return to the Philippines to work for HF starting January 2019.
HF Updates
Former HF staff wins trip to trade show in Germany - Hai Phung recently started a company manufacturing & exporting cool sandals. His products have caught the interest of consumers & investors, and he has just won a trip to exhibit in Germany through an International Business Acceleration pitch contest! The contest was open to participants of the HF Export Manager course held in HCMC in November. Hai will showcase his products in Leipzig at the Haus-Garten-Freizeit trade fair in 2019. More on the contest here.
Employers excited about Hinrich Postgraduate Diploma in International Trade Wal-Mart, HSBC, Coca-Cola, Samsung, adidas, KPMG and other corporate heavyweights joined the HF-RMIT Employer Roundtable in HCMC to discuss their future leadership needs and contribute to the development of the HPgD curriculum. Another round of meetings will be held in Hong Kong to further engage employers for our current and future alumni. Read more.
HF-supported China, Trade and Power book launch Stewart Paterson’s book ‘China, Trade and Power’ captured the attention of over 80 guests at an HF-sponsored launch event on Nov. 30 at the China Club in Central, Hong Kong. The expert panel discussed policy ramifications for Western countries and paths forward amidst new challenges of our multilateral trading system. Matt Haldane (US, Tsinghua GBJ ‘15) traveled from Shenzhen for the event. Ten lucky alumni received copies of the book, which can be ordered online here.  
HF-sponsored special exhibition at the HK Maritime Museum As the benefits of trade between China and the U.S. are increasingly being questioned amid building tensions, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum has launched an exhibition called The Dragon and the Eagle: American Traders in China, A Century of Trade from 1784 to 1900." Sponsored by Hinrich Foundation, the exhibition shows how trade between China and the U.S. has evolved over more than 100 years and how it has affected the two economies. Our thanks to Roxanne Liu (China, HKBU BBA '19) for helping out at the launch event on Dec.13.
To get updates on the nearest alumni events or to share your thoughts on how we can help your trade career, please contact chapter leaders in your country.

HFAA Secretariat - Thu Do (Dory) 
(Vietnam, HKBU MAIJS'17)
+84 961 114 642 


About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation focuses on stimulating creative, positive thinking about global trade and promoting global trade behaviours by individuals, companies and countries that will lead to better developmental outcomes, engagement and stability.

The Foundation’s vision is to create opportunities, choice and engagement through sustainable global trade. It is implemented by researching conditions for sustainable global trade, developing Asian global trade talent, and spurring the growth of trade-focused SME’s in emerging markets in Asia. The Foundation’s work reaches beneficiaries in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United States.