2020 Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation
This year's Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation (HTNS) for university students will be held in Hong Kong.
About the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation
With ongoing changes to trade relations in Asia and around the world, skilled trade negotiators and representatives will play a critical role in reshaping the future of trade. Through the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation, experienced trade negotiators provide university students and young professionals the opportunity to participate in a life-like negotiation for a multi-lateral free trade agreement.
By working through the dynamics of international trade negotiations, participants develop practical skills in persuasion and diplomacy. It aims to encourage an open and informative dialogue on global trade issues through a better understanding of how we can balance national interests with the needs of the international community.
Hear from former US Consulate General to Hong Kong & Macau, Kurt Tong, on creating a constituency of future leaders that believe in mutually beneficial trade.
Australia Deputy Consul General, Ken Gordon, on the outcome of the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation in Hong Kong.
Reviews from past participants
“One thing I learned is that it’s not easy. We all need to be attentive, reasonable, and imaginative to make multiple countries with multiple interests to settle for a single proposal that we all agree with. I would like to thank the Hinrich Foundation for the guidance, tips, tricks and for the opportunity. I would love to do this weekend all over again.”
Ry Reyes, University of the Philippines
In the news
Media mentions about the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation.
Feature about The Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation and how it gives students a behind the scenes look of trade talks, with guidance from experts.
Read about our past Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulations.
29 October 2019
Tension filled the air as forty-three select postgraduate and university students from 11 reputable schools in Manila, Los Baños and Baguio (Philippines) representing six countries held their breath as representatives of the communique drafting committee sternly walked towards the plenary hall. Votes were now ready to be heard—votes that would determine whether a consensus from among all countries could be reached or not.
08 May 2019
“Nothing is agreed upon until everything is agreed,” Hinrich Foundation Research Fellow Stephen Olson said as 6-country team successfully reached consensus on a Multilateral Free Trade Agreement at the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation (HTNS).
07 March 2019
The Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation final round took place on Feb. 23, 2019, at the Jockey Club Hall of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
07 March 2019
The first round of the Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation was held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on Feb. 16, 2019. Around 50 students from different universities in Hong Kong attended the simulation.
07 March 2019
Student negotiators representing 8 countries successfully reached consensus on a Multilateral Free Trade Agreement at the 3rd annual Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation (HTNS) at the Asia Society in Hong Kong.
21 November 2018
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu, hosted the 6th Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation (HTNS) event in Cebu City, Philippines. Thirty students from five universities attended the event held from October 27 to 28, 2018, at the UP Cebu Professional Schools campus.
03 October 2018
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Foreign Trade University and Information Technology Park, Vietnam National University, hosted the first Hinrich Trade Negotiation Simulation (HTNS) event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on September 15 and 16, 2018.
03 March 2018
On February 24 and March 3, 2018, the Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with the Hong Kong-America Center, hosted the Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation Hong Kong 2018
06 September 2017
On September 6, 2017, The Hinrich Foundation and Asia Society Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Young Entrepreneurs Association and De La Salle University, held an Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation in Manila, Philippines.
22 March 2017
In March 2017, Hong Kong America Center, Hinrich Foundation and Asia Society Hong Kong Center held the inaugural Open Trade Asia Negotiation Simulation. The event, which took place on consecutive Saturdays, sought to develop an awareness and pipeline of people engaged in open trade and trade negotiations.