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Our tours include

  • Visit to Offices 
  • Face-to-Face Meetings with Senior Leaders 
  • Presentations & Specialized workshops 

 

Why Executive Study Tours?

The key factor of the world’s biggest companies’ success’ is their talent management. Their innovations, record revenues, and amazing products were made by people they managed to hire, motivate and retain.  Their senior leaders share small pieces of their talent management wisdom in their public speeches, while most of their knowledge remains hidden behind their closed doors. The only way to get their in-depth knowledge is through a trusted in-person conversation between two leadership teams.

Our Executive Study Tours present a unique opportunity of in-depth learning of people management from global leaders in the field. Since 2008, we have conducted over 100 Executive Study Tours for local companies from across the world to the most people-oriented companies located in the US: Netflix, Zappos, Google, Meta and many others, where local business leaders learnt from their global peers and implemented that knowledge to solidify their leadership in the core markets.

 

Executive Study Tours are for

  • CEOs

  • COO’s

  • CHRO’s

of local companies of 200+ employees.

How we work

Initial Consultation
2-3 weeks
We get together to define your targets and expectations from the tour

Our fieldwork
12 weeks
We contact the companies from our network agreeing on meetings and site visits for your company

Visit
3-5 working days
You go for the business trip while we accompany you
Testimonials
Aleksandr Kucherenko, HR Director at DTEK
In June 2018, the DTEK management team made an innovative business tour to the USA to Silicon Valley. We would like to thank the team for organizing the tour at a high level. Speakers from all companies provided useful information that highlighted the main objectives of our tour. We highly recommend CFC and its partners as your business travel partners.
Aleksandr Kucherenko, HR Director at DTEK
Maryna Svoeva, Vice President of Human Resources at Softline International
The tour was one of the most vivid impressions of my life. From the point of view of what I learned professionally and from the point of view of the organization of processes, how intensively is the educational part, and how much time is devoted to the cultural program. I received a large amount of professional knowledge, ideas, and thoughts that can be implemented in my country.
Maryna Svoeva, Vice President of Human Resources at Softline International
Vladimir Teslenko, Director of Human Resources at  Mriia
I really liked how everything was organized and the companies we visited. I was very impressed by the approach to people. Such tours will be useful to HR directors, company owners and those who are thinking about how to speed up their business and increase work efficiency. It was important for me to get to know the tour participants. I learned some technologies from them.
Vladimir Teslenko, Director of Human Resources at Mriia
Ruqaiah Al-Jizawi, CIO and Board Member at Al Foadia Group
We were very pleased with the IT tour organized by CFC Big Ideas in November 2021. Our business meetings were successful as everything was thoughtfully planned and arranged, and the company's team was very professional. I will highly recommend CFC Big Ideas because this tour exceeded all the expectations.
Ruqaiah Al-Jizawi, CIO and Board Member at Al Foadia Group
Abdullah Al Mouneef, CEO at Manar Plastic, Saudi Arabia
We know CFC Big Ideas as a trusted and reliable partner building bridges between businesses in Eastern Europe and GCC.
Abdullah Al Mouneef, CEO at Manar Plastic, Saudi Arabia
Erik Nayman, Partner at Capital Times
The innovation tour provided an excellent opportunity to engage with managers from global companies. During our meeting with Google managers, we gained valuable insights into establishing innovative units within large corporations, also we had the privilege of gathering information from representatives of Facebook, PayPal, and many other influential companies. One of the most valuable takeaways from our visit to Silicon Valley was a glimpse into the unique environment where individuals are shaping the new world economy.
Erik Nayman, Partner at Capital Times
Ahmed AlMohaimeed, Executive Vice President, KFB Group, Saudi Arabia
We have been relying on "CFC big Ideas" bringing us some prospective partners and business opportunities especially from Eastern Europe and can recommend them as a highly professional and trustworthy organization.
Ahmed AlMohaimeed, Executive Vice President, KFB Group, Saudi Arabia
Vyacheslav Klymov, Co Founder at Nova Poshta
I would like to express that the practical knowledge acquired in managing businesses and creating startups, coupled with the inspiration drawn from the tours, has provided me with a wealth of information that I have successfully applied in both my professional endeavors and personal life.
Vyacheslav Klymov, Co Founder at Nova Poshta
Oleg Suvorov, CEO at Food Plant
The most surprising aspect for me was the remarkable productivity and the eagerness of employees at leading innovative companies in the USA to share their knowledge. Witnessing a fresh perspective on internal work organization and team motivation was enlightening. Following the tour, I implemented numerous elements that I had gained, thanks to the insights from the tour.
Oleg Suvorov, CEO at Food Plant
Anatolii Mukhin, VP of Business Development at Visual Defence Canada (2011-2018)
We worked with CFC Big Ideas in 2015-2016, exploring new business opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Many thanks to Kostiantyn and his team for helping us open these new markets.
Anatolii Mukhin, VP of Business Development at Visual Defence Canada (2011-2018)
Strategic Team

Kostiantyn Gridin – Head of CFC Big Ideas’ office in Dubai. Kostiantyn joined the CFC Big Ideas in 2003. He is a fluent speaker of Arabic language and has spent more than 20 years traveling and doing business in the GCC.

Since 2008, he has been leading the company’s business development advisory practice, helping companies from outside the GCC open doors and explore new business opportunities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Having initially started from organizing offline meetings and business trips for companies from various sectors, he gradually shifted his practice towards online tools, while also narrowing down his focus on the IT, consulting and knowledge industries.
Kostiantyn has his own Youtube channel where he shares his marketing and business development advice for foreign companies entering the GCC markets. He also hosts regular webinars on the above topics.

Kostiantyn is a graduate of the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry program at Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University (USA), he also holds B. A. and M. A. degrees in International Economic Relations.

 


Dmitry Bondar – Founder at Fast Forward – the first European company to organize 100+ executive study tours to the world’s best companies in the USA, Japan, China, Germany, and France.

Since 2006, his company has been arranging executive study tours to leading global companies and organizations for local industry leaders and ambitious startups from Eastern Europe, Germany, France, the UK and the United States. Since its inception Fastforward conducted 500+ company visits for its clients around the globe.

Based in Austin, TX he also runs MBA25, a leading MBA boutique event provider in Europe and the USA.

About CFC Big Ideas

CFC Big Ideas is an international business consultancy headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2003, the company built its network in the GCC countries through organizing public events and country presentations as well as assisting its clients in in connecting with potential partners and clients.

CFC Big Ideas opened its office in Dubai, UAE, in 2013, since that time, the company has assisted businesses in the technology, real estate, equipment manufacturing, infrastructure, and security sectors in entering markets of the GCC countries. CFC Big Ideas’ Arabic-speaking team has extensive experience working in the GCC region and maintains a vast network of contacts among local decision-makers, government representatives, and business authorities.

CFC Big Ideas is helping companies from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates expand their businesses abroad.

 

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Contacts
Kyiv Office
Kyiv Office
8, Kostyolna Street, 6th floor Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Kyiv Office
8, Kostyolna Street, 6th floor Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Dubai Office
Dubai Office
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Headquarters Building, 4th floor, C&D Wing, P.O. Box 341041, Dubai, UAE
Dubai Office
Dubai Silicon Oasis, Headquarters Building, 4th floor, C&D Wing, P.O. Box 341041, Dubai, UAE
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