[Image]--May 2001 Itinerary--[Image]
Kent State University
MBA International Business Experience


Following is the "final" itinerary for the May 2001 MBA International Business Experience.  Experience has shown that we may still need to be flexible during the trip.

Saturday, May 12 -- Be at Cleveland Hopkins Airport by 9.55 for 10.55 departure from Cleveland Hopkins Airport, American Airlines flight 4464 arrive La Guardia at 12.29. Bus to JFK.  Have your ticket and your passport in hand.

Saturday, May 12 -- Depart JFK at 19.45 Swiss Air flight 139.

Sunday, May 13 -- 9.30 arrive Geneva.  Pick up bags, go through customs

10.30 Take Touriscar bus to John Knox Center
11.00 Check into rooms at center
12.00 Lunch at John Knox Center
13.00 Walking/bus tour of Grand Saconnex and Geneva
18.00 Dinner at John Knox Center

Monday, May 14 -- 8.30 Meet in Lobby for briefing and walk to International Red Cross
9.30 International Red Cross -- 19, Ave De La Paix - 1202 Geneva
[12.00 Lunch on own ]
14.00 World Trade Organization (WTO)
17.00 Dinner at John Knox Center

Tuesday, May 15
9.00  Meet in Lobby
10.15  U.N.
[Lunch on own]
14.30  ILO [Cancelled--open time]

Wednesday, May 16 -- 8.10 meet in lobby - leave for Gare Cornavin (train station)
9.05 depart le Gare for Montreux arrive 9.54, visit Chillon Castle
11.00 Visit Chillon Castle-- Getting there: To reach the Chateau de Chillon from Montreux, head toward Villeneuve on the lakeside road.  The castle is 3 km (2 miles) from Montreux.  We will likely take the No. 1 electric bus from Montreux.

[Lunch on own in Montreux or Vevey]
Trains run from Montreux to Vevey often. (12.14--12.22; 12.39--12.45; 12.51--12.59)

14.00  Nestle S.A. From the train station, walk toward Lausanne along Avenue General Guisan (about a 10 minute walk)
16.46 depart Vevey train station for Geneva, arrive 17.42 (later trains: 17.16--18.22; 17.23--18.31; 17.46--18.42)
[Dinner on own]

Thursday, May 17
8.00 Meet for briefing
9.00 Swiss Exchange (Mr Crestin Billet & Ms Anke Sachs -- Banque Edouard Constant)
[Lunch on Own]
14.30 WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)—Cathy Jewell
 [Dinner on own]

Friday, May 18 -- Sightseeing/cultural activities (on own) Suggestions: Geneva, Bern, Lausanne, Fribourg, Lucerne, Annecy (Fr), Chamonix, Vallais, Zermatt

Saturday, May 19 -- Sightseeing/cultural activities (on own)

Sunday, May 20 --Travel to Paris (on own) Note: you must make advance reservation for the TGV train to Paris.  TGV train times from Geneva: 7.46--11.22; 10.00--13.40; 10.42--15.06; 12.42-16.19 (I plan to be on the TVG 974 departing at 10.00).

After 14.00 Check in at Hotel Edouard VI

17.00 Meet in lobby for walk to St. Germain des Pres and Latin Quarter.
19.30 Dinner at Restaurant --Chez Clement in Montparnasse

Monday, May 21 – 9.00 Tour of Paris Tour bus will pick us up at hotel.  Return to hotel at 12:3 0
[Lunch on own]
15.00 to 16.30 U.S. Embassy--2, avenue Gabriel
 [Dinner on own]

Tuesday, May 22
9.00 Depart Hotel Edouard VI, for Versailles (via Gare Montparnasse)
 [Lunch on own]
Sacre Coure
[Dinner on own]

Wed., May 23
9.15 meet
10.00 Saint-Gobain La Défense 3 - Les Miroirs 18, avenue d'Alsace, 92096 PARIS - LA DÉFENSE CEDEX (Metro--Esplanade de la Defense or RER C Grande Arche, Exit B)
[Lunch with Saint-Gobain]
14.00  IBM—La Défense 5 - Tour Descartes 2, avenue Gambetta
[Dinner on own]

Thursday, May 24 -- Check out of hotel after breakfast.  We should be able to leave bags in the breakfast room. [Note, today is a HOLIDAY in France –Ascension Day]
8.30  Meet in lobby
9.00 - 11.30 Louvre visit.
[Lunch on own]
Return to the hotel to pick up bags and take the train to Strasbourg.
13.47 Train 67 departs Paris Est for Strasbourg [Reservation recommended]
17.41 Arrive Strasbourg.  Check in to Le Grand Hotel
[Dinner on own]

Friday, May 25
7.30 Meet in Hotel Lobby for bus trip to Colmar
9.00 Timken
[Lunch at Timken]
Open cultural time
[Dinner on own]

Saturday, May 26 -- 08.50 TER #60237 departs Strasbourg for Basel, arrive 10.07.  Train 1616 departs Basel at 10.22 for Geneva . Arrives Geneva at 13.13.
[OR TER 60211, departing Strasbourg 10.55 arriving Basel 12.13.  Train 1624 departing Basel 13.22 arriving Geneva 16.13]
Prepare for next day departure.
15.30 Wrap up session, Salle 3,
17.00 Closing reception (wine and cheese)

Sunday, May 27 –
9.30  Meet in lobby for cabs to airport
12.15 Depart Geneva airport, flight 138 arrive JFK 14.40
20.00 Depart JFK, arrive Cleveland Hopkins 21.50.
Go through customs.

Hotel Information

1. John Knox Center (Centre Internationale Reforme John Knox)
 27, ch. Des Crets de Pregny
 Grand Sacconex, GE Switzerland

2. Hotel Edouard VI
 61, boulevard du Montparnasse
 75006 Paris

3. Le Grand Hotel
 12, place de la Gare
67000 Strasbourg FRANCE
Phone:  011.33.3 88 52 84 84
Fax: 52 84 00