Who we are

At DIALOG we provide expert advice and highly specialised study tour services to clients in the academic, non-profit / governmental and corporate sectors. We also offer a range of cost-effective turnkey study travel solutions for business clients.

We will design, plan, organise and oversee every aspect of your overseas study tour or high-level training program. Drawing on our exceptional global network of strategic alliances we will arrange for you to exchange knowledge with some of the most knowledgeable and respected academics, business professionals and technical subject experts in your field of interest, anywhere in the world.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide you with access to the best available expertise in your target sector and region, and to ensure that your tour experience meets your objectives and exceeds your expectations.


Exceed your expectations



Improve your project outcomes

Our expertise

A study or training tour usually represents a substantial investment, and we appreciate that you may need to achieve a number of goals in order to justify the time and expense involved.

Our skilled consulting team will help you to identify the most effective and time-efficient ways to meet your objectives. We will also provide expert advice on your topics, cultural activities, agendas and logistics, to measurably improve your project outcomes.

As the international specialists in study tour organisation services, we are experts at delivering the optimum range and balance of activities within your time frame - ensuring that all your participants, as well as their sponsors, receive maximum benefit from your tour.

Our team

We maintain a core staff of skilled consultants and instructors, as well as a worldwide network of valued partners. We will select a team of the most qualified and effective professional and technical experts for your tour, so we can tailor our service to meet your specific needs.


Meet your specific needs

Our founders

Olivier de Robert

With a background in construction and project management, Olivier draws on almost a decade of experience working as expatriate project manager in numerous countries including Russia, North Africa and India.

Olivier is responsible for sales and development here at DIALOG.

Yulia Shalaeva

Yulia has a strong background in economics and commerce. Prior to co-founding DIALOG she enjoyed a highly successful career providing managerial services to companies in Moscow and India.

Yulia is our director of operations, and is responsible for overseeing the successful execution of your study program.

The unique expertise and strong network of relationships established by both Olivier and Yulia during their expatriate careers provides the firm foundation upon which we have built our success and reputation since 2011.

US Office

Emilie Lebée-Thomas

As an experienced hospital administrator in France, Emilie has a wide knowledge of healthcare systems. In almost 10 years, her career took her to Germany, Northern Ireland and now the United States.
She’s the Director of Dialog. Health, where she makes sure participants benefit from an outstanding international professional development experience.

Hong Kong Office

Ada Ni

Ada obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta in Canada and Master of Business Management degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She has played a key role in the education and training sectors since 1996. In the past ten years, Ada has served with the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). She pioneered the establishment of the training service unit at the HKQAA and injected a range of innovative training approaches at the HKPC. Ada is currently Director of DIALOG in Hong Kong. With her substantial international exposure, extensive network with various industries and institutions, and strong commitment to quality education, Ada has led many successful overseas study tours as well as executive programs in Hong Kong.