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FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals 2020-21

In the last 13 years, FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific Finals has travelled to different markets in the Asia Pacific region, developing over 28,000 young entrepreneurs in the region.  The 14th FedEx Express / JA ITC Asia Pacific Finals is a completely new experience for our regional finalists – as it has gone 100% virtual, with no geographical boundaries for collaborations!


JA ITC Agenda

Opening of ITC Asia Pacific Finals

FedEx Guest Speaker Session
Announcement of Challenge Topic

Announcement of Grand Finalists

The Entrepreneurial Journey Speaker Session

Grand Final Presentation

Awards Ceremony

Asia Pacific Finalists

Meet our 52 Asia Pacific Finalists representing nine Asia Pacific markets including China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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The Asia Pacific Finalist Teams

To promote cross-border collaborations and to better reflect how teams and businesses operate in a borderless world, the 52 finalists went through a random draw to form 26 mixed teams – with each team consisting of two students from different markets.

The Asia Pacific Finalist Teams

Our Grand Finalists

Our Grand Finalists

Meet the 6 Grand Finalist Teams that proceeded to the Grand Final presentation.

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Our Winners

Our Winners

Congratulation to our 2020-21 FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals Winners!


This year, student teams of two were tasked with Create a market entry strategy for a mental wellbeing product. The market you are entering is South Africa. The winning team was The Breakfast Club comprising Chloe Jazzy Lau from Hong Kong SAR and Aljo Benedicto from the Philippines for their idea to create a biometrics sensor powered by a smart app to detect anxiety attacks.

“We are both honored to be named the winners of the competition. It’s so exciting! Every stage of the competition has been a fantastic challenge for us, especially in the finals. All of the ideas were so strong and we learnt volumes from this experience,” said The Breakfast Club team members. “We really feel inspired to follow a career in business right now.”

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Team Lumos comprising Sakthivell Ahrumugam from Singapore and Chaeyoon Park from South Korea were named first runners-up for their idea of a smart-bike that helps track the user’s mental wellbeing.

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The Viennese Medicos comprising Raine Santiago Nakpil from the Philippines and Theethad Thipsoda from Thailand were second runners-up. Their idea was a smart lamp with a sleep monitoring function.

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Our Winners
Our Speakers

Our Judges

Meet our esteems judging panel, with entrepreneurs and leaders coming from a diverse spectrum of industries and geographies. The ITC competition could not be possible without their support.

Our Judges

Judges’ Biographies

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Quotes from some of our judges

Our FedEx Facilitators

Thanks to all the support from our FedEx Facilitators!  We have received an overwhelming support from more than 20 FedEx Facilitators from 7 Asia Pacific markets to mentor and provide valuable coaching, direction, and advice to our ITC Asia Pacific finalist teams over the Asia Pacific Finals competition.

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Promising Future for Asian Entrepreneurship as the Winners of the 14th Annual FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge Competition Announced 
52 of the Region’s Brightest Students compete at the FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Competition.

March 04, 2021


Student Entrepreneurs from Across Asia Pacific Set to Compete at 14th Annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals


February 25, 2021


Neptune Factor, founder and CEO of  eCFULFILL Inc shared his entrepreneurial journey with our ITC Asia Pacific Finalists in a speaker session at the 2020-21 ITC Asia Pacific Finals. Neptune was also a member of our Grand Final judging panel. Click here to see how his business is enabling Global E-commerce For Filipino SMEs.


Jenny Kwang, Founder and and Creative Director of J&Co Jewellery, was a member of our Grand Final judging panel.  Click here to hear from Jenny on the logistics behind that bring her designs to the world.

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About our sponsor

FedEx Express

FedEx Express is one of the world's largest express transportation companies, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.  FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee .

FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $75 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively, operating collaboratively and innovating digitally under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its nearly 600,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

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About the organizer

JA Asia Pacific

JA Asia Pacific is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs dedicated to preparing young people for employment and entrepreneurship. With teams across 17 countries and territories, the JA Asia Pacific network is comprised of nearly 50,000 volunteers, mentors, and teachers from all sectors of society with a reach of more than 1.2 million students.  As a member of JA Worldwide, our global network is comprised of more than 465,000 volunteers, serving more than 10 million students in over 100 countries each year.

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