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FAQ

Here on this page you can find answers on most Frequently Asked Questions about management visits, our company and how all works. 

What is The Seven Forward? Is it tourism?

The Seven Forward is NOT tourism, even we have cultural program in a last day. Our product is a pure business development: management visits to the leading companies around the world. Exactly, you will find a lot of new and interesting in a different areas by visiting such organizations as Google, Facebook, Toyota, Bank of America or Lenovo.

What’s mean “to visit companies” and whom will I meet during a management tour?

You will visit head offices and job sites of the best companies and also meet top managers and founders face-to-face in both formal and informal settings. 

How many participants in a open tour and who are they?

Open management tour assumes the group composition up to 25 persons (the grouping is possible), which includes companies' top figures: those, who shape the business development strategy for the next few years, determine the investment priorities of the company, examine new opportunities for business development.
Our participants are  the business owners, top managers or employees who responsible for the development and innovations.

What is the duration of a tour?

Usually 7-8 days. But can be more: it depends on current program.

What is included in a tour?

The price is formed on the principle of all-inclusive. The price includes:

  • Full business program
  • Economy class flight (optional upgrade to business class)
  • 5-4 stars hotel accommodation
  • Transportation within the country
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Visa assistance and invitation to the embassy
  • Indonesian and English speaking assistant
  • Insurance
  • Intensive cultural program
  • Set of information and materials
  • Prompt response to any questions and complete personal assistance
  • Simultaneous/ liaison interpreting throughout all meetings

Throughout the entire management tour you will be accompanied by Indonesian and English speaking representative of The Seven Forward company, which guarantees the highest level of service and actual visit program compliance with that stated in brochure.

If I do not get visa, will I get my money back and how much?

Yes, in case of your visa application will be refused by embassy, we will refund you all 100% your money (except price for visa).

Can I book air tickets and hotel by myself?

Yes, you can do it. But note that we have no any profit from either hotel or air tickets reservation. If you have better price we even would be happy to book everything through you.

If I want to have a flight by business class, is it possible?

Yes. During communication with our support manager you will be asked about all details including class of flight.

What is difference between open and corporate tour?

The main difference is that representatives of only one company participate in corporate tour. Therefore, the program is 100% formed on the basis of customer's requirements and approved by company-client. In case of open tour, a program of the visit is developed from the study of successful companies and their achievements. 

Where can I see the program for upcoming tours?

Exact program of upcoming tours are formed only with you as a participant and based on your goals. That’s why companies can differ for every tour. But we regularly visit the best of the best like Google, Facebook, Bank of America, Wal-Mart, Honda etc. Here you can see some of our detailed programs from latest management tours: 
Detailed Silicon Valley program
Detailed US banking sector program
Detailed US retail sector program
Detailed Program to the most innovaitive companies of Japan and China

Can I see the sample of before tour question-targets list?

On this page we would like to show you how carefully some customers are preparing for a business tour. Russian distribution network “Mariya-Ra”  (www.maria-ra.ru) got answers to all their questions during the tour. We highly recommend you to prepare at the same way. In that case you will get maximal effect.

In what industry sectors do you organize management visits?

Since 2004 we have been organizing management tours to the following industry sectors: IT (USA and India), Retail (Europe and USA), Finance (USA), Technology (Japan and China), Mobile (Japan and China), HR (USA).

If we want to organize corporate tour to the completely new industry sector, for example, to pharma or HoReCa industry. Is it possible?

Yes, in case of corporate tour it’s possible.

Will I have Indonesian assistant during a management tour?

Yes, throughout the entire management tour you will be accompanied by Indonesian and English speaking representative of The Seven Forward company, which guarantees the highest level of service and actual visit program compliance with that stated in brochure.

Will I have a certificate that I took a part in a management tour?

Yes, we will send you Certificate shortly after a business visit will be completed.

Will we have an excursion?

Yes, we have intensive cultural program in a last day.

What will I get from participating in a business visit? What are my benefits?

Among others after every tour you will achieve following benefits:
Practical experience. Perhaps you are a top-manager who has already read all the business bestsellers. Its useful but still theory. Now you will gain practical knowledge: you’ll listen, watch and have a hands on understanding from the inside.
New ideas. You'll visit head offices and job sites of the best companies and also meet top managers and founders face-to-face in both formal and informal settings.
Victory in the competition. Victory Discover now business and technological innovations that will be available to your competitors only in a few years!
Networking and Access to the international markets. Developed countries and companies are full of opportunities, ideas and successful leaders. For example, one of our past clients started distributing in USA in less than year after taking tour.
Motivation. This is the best way to motivate and develop your company's talents, to increase loyalty and to form new ways of thinking.
Understanding of how to work further. Obtained knowledge and new business connections that will help you to choose the best course and strategy of your company.

What is the guarantee that I will get these benefits?

Before the trip you will create your own “questions-targets list”. Please, see the sample of this list here: our past client was well prepared and got answers to all their questions during the tour. We will carefully learn and confirm that you will get answers to all your questions during the tour. We will not promise what we can’t accomplish. Our motivation is much higher than only sign you for the tour.
Dozens of companies keep on joining our management tours every year. Please, visit our web-site page Reviews and you will find our client’s original reviews (on their company letterheads). Moreover, if you still feel any hesitations, feel free to ask for past customer feedbacks from us. We will introduce you to each other and you can ask directly about their experience!

I’m interested - what should we do next? Please, describe me algorithm of following steps.

If you are interested in corporate tour - we should meet (in our office, in your office, anywhere) and discuss about details.
If you would like to join open tour - the algorithm of following steps will be next:

1. We send you online form to fill out. In this form will be questions about your expectation from the  tour (questions, companies that you wish to visit etc.) as well as data for contract (name of participant, name of company etc). In case of we can not meet your requirements (for example, if you wish to dine with Bill Gates) we will contact you and clarify all moments before sending a contract. Again: we will not promise that we can not accomplish.
2. We send you contract and you make payment. The contract is very detailed: for example, if you will be refused with visa to USA, we will refund you all 100% of your money.
3. Support and preparation. After receiving payment one of our support manager will become your personal consultant during preparing for the tour. Together you will determine your targets and concrete questions. Be sure, that our support department will follow up you until you will become really well prepared. Again: our motivation is much higher than only sign you for the tour. Remember that after the tour you will apply obtained knowledge and connections in your business, in your city, in your country.
4. Management tour. Starting from Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta and throughout the entire management tour you will be accompanied by Indonesian and English speaking representative of The Seven Forward company, which guarantees the highest level of service and actual visit program compliance with that stated in brochure.
5. After a management tour. In a week after return back home we will ask you to fill out simple online form that based on your “questions-targets” list before the tour. We will learn together which exactly benefits you have achieved during the trip and how they can affect on your business already today!

How can I ask more questions and register for the management tour?

Press here to fill out the simple form and we will reach back you shortly. Or contact us by phone (Office: +62361 78 338 71; Mobile: +628 777 999 77 11; Email info@thesevenforward.com).

How much is a management tour price?

The price of tour is depends on the visit program. And this program will be created with your direct participation. For example, if you don not want to visit some companies that already in the tour list - the price will be reduced. Or you would like to book flight by yourself (even we don’t recommend it) - the price will be also smaller. We will determine the price during our meeting.

How can we meet?

You always welcome to our office. We located in Complex Kuta Central Park, Block PM1 №1. Jl. Patih Jelantik, Kuta-80361, Bali, Indonesia.
Also we appreciate your time and ready to visit your office and make clear presentation for you at a convenient time.

With whom do I sign the contract? Can I get more info about your company and legal guarantees?

The Seven Forward is a subdivision of The Seven Group (http://thesevengroup.org/) and official partner of Fast Forward ™ (http://fforward.biz/en). The Seven Forward - is registered ™ in Indonesia. We work under PT Maharta (SIUP No. 4156/22-08/BPPT/SIUP-M/X/2013). You will sign legal contract and will be protected according to Indonesian law.

What’s mean you can introduce us to yours past clients and we can ask directly about their experience?

That’s mean that some our past clients are ready to share their experience with our new clients. With their permission we give you their phone number, skype or email. So you can ask directly about their experience about past management visit. We have nothing to hide.

What is your experience in this area?

Our experience is more than 10 years organizing business tours. We have direct contacts with companies-leaders worldwide. Not everyone has access to head office, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Citibank.

How many business visits per year do you organize?

We do around 8-10 open business visits per year. 
We do around 3-4 corporate business visits per year.

What is your uniqueness?

We are the only one company in Asia, offering such a unique and innovative product.

Past detailed programs: 

Silicon Valley program

US banking program

US retail program

Innovative Japan&China program


Questions-Targets list: 

Sample of the Questions list before the tour (from client)


Visits history: 


  • February, 9 - February, 18, 2014
    German retail tour
  • October, 28 - November, 3, 2013
    Tour to industrial companies of Japan.
  • October 21-27, 2013
    Silicon Valley management tour.
  • September 23-29, 2013
    US retail management tour
  • September 09-15, 2013
    Мanagement tour to US banking sector
 See full visit history here
 

Included in tour: 



The price is formed on the principle of all-inclusive.
The price includes:

  • Full business program
  • Economy class flight (optionally possible business class)
  • 5-4 stars hotel accommodation
  • Transportation within the country
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Visa assistance and invitation
  • Indonesian and English speaking assistant
  • Insurance
  • Intensive cultural program
  • Set of information and materials
  • Prompt response to any questions and complete personal assistance.