The transatlantic market between the US and the member states of the European Union is responsible for nearly half the world’s total output and defines the very contours of the economic and business opportunities and challenges faced by the global players who hire Albers graduates. The Pacific Northwest's leading companies - Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Paccar, and Starbucks, among others - are very active in the EU, and lately so with considerable controversy and heightened scrutiny. After Spring quarter hybrid pre-departure sessions to prepare you for on-site activities and post-visit course deliverables, we’ll meet in Frankfurt, Germany’s commercial capital and the financial center of the European Union. We’ll then travel to Brussels, the de-facto capital of the EU, where legislation is made that affects the business environment and how companies govern themselves. From there, we’ll go to Amsterdam, the gateway for many Pacific Northwest companies operating in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Our next stop will be Paris, an emerging European hub for market and banking governance. We’ll finish in Milan, the industrial and financial capital of Italy. The itinerary for the 2022 EU Business Immersion Tour included Pacific Northwest companies (Boeing, Costco, DAF/PACCAR, and Microsoft), professional service firms (KPMG and PwC), and public institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Securities and Markets Authority, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the German Bundesbank, and the Office of the German Corporate Governance Code.) Previous tours have also included Amazon, the American Chamber of Commerce (Brussels), Deloitte, the European Central Bank, the European the European Court of Justice, the European Investment Bank, EY, Google, and Tableau (Salesforce). In prior years, we’ve also co-hosted faculty and students from renowned local universities, held class at a converted church, conducted team briefings in town squares, and office hours in the luggage compartment of a high-speed train through the countryside. We’ll run a full working week, with many days having two visits, and two weekends off for you to explore nearby destinations.