The University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) recently arranged for 41 students in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programme to visit Hainan province. During the four-day trip, which was part of the compulsory course ‘Residential Workshop I’ in the programme, the students learned more about the history and the latest policy development of the Hainan Free Trade Port, as well as the successful business models of well-known enterprises in Hainan. They visited Hainan University, the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Hainan Yedao (Group) Co Ltd, Haikoku International Duty Free City, and Zhonghe Group. The enterprises and organisations in Hainan expressed hope to continue their collaborations with relevant programmes of UM to promote industry-academia collaboration.