For Immediate Release
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) launched its third annual Business Case Competition today for teams of students to stretch their level of innovative and creativity to offer solutions to real-life business cases set by HKGCC member companies.
The objective of the Business Case Competition is to promote the exchange of ideas between university students and businesses, as well as to encourage students to use the skills and knowledge learned in class to solve some of the issues facing businesses today.
Six member companies have set the cases, and students who register to join the competition will go through various rounds of judging. Students who reach the final round will have the opportunity to justify their ideas after being quizzed by a panel of industry professionals, an experience rarely gained on campus.
“It is encouraging to see sponsors in different industries supporting the Business Case Competition this year. It once again reflects the business sector’s commitment to connecting with the younger generation,” said HKGCC Vice Chairman Oscar Chow.
The six sponsor companies are in finance, logistics, and real estate industries, giving students some flexibility in choosing which business case they would like to tackle.
Now in its third year, each edition of the Business Case Competition to date has attracted over 1,000 students.
“Active engagement with the young generation remains a high priority for the Chamber,” said Chow. “I am delighted to see that the competition has been popular with students, and the standard of their entries has been very high. Their interaction with corporates also helps both sides to understand each other better.”
The Chamber has been bridging the gap between the business community, secondary schools and universities for decades. The Business-School Partnership Programme, which is now in its 21st year, provides a platform for thousands of secondary students to gain a deeper understanding of the commercial world. The HKGCC 160+ Internship Programme, which was launched earlier this year to celebrate the Chamber’s 160th anniversary, has created over 1,600 positions for university undergraduates.
Photo 1: HKGCC Vice Chairman Oscar Chow said the Business Case Competition reflects the business sector’s commitment to connecting with the younger generation.
Photo 2: Representatives from the six sponsor companies and supporting organizations attended the opening ceremony of the Chamber’s third Business Case Competition today.
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