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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

Hong Kong SAR, China, Mar 4, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific, announced the student winners of the 2020-2021 edition of its annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific Competition. The students presented their ideas during three days of intense competition in front of a panel of the region’s business leaders. This year, student teams of two were tasked with creating a market entry strategy for a mental wellbeing product in 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. 
The winners won out of a group of 52 high school student finalists representing nine Asia Pacific markets (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam) competing in the event. The FedEx / JA ITC competition was held entirely virtually for the first time in its 14-year history due to the ongoing pandemic. The finalists had already won through local market competitions fending off more than 2,900 other aspiring student innovators......

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

February 25, 2021

Hong Kong SAR, China, Feb 25, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced that the Asia Pacific Finals of its annual youth entrepreneurship competition, the FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC), will take place virtually from March 1 to 3. The competition, which fosters entrepreneurship and international business acumen in secondary school students, will continue uninterrupted in a virtual format to ensure students continue benefiting from this valuable learning opportunity while staying safe during the pandemic.  
This year, 52 high school students, aged 14 to 20, representing nine Asia Pacific markets will compete in the Asia Pacific Finals. Over a period of seven months, the competition drew more than 2,900 aspiring student innovators from across the region to create market entry strategies for a variety of products and services for their respective local challenges. The finalists comprise the local market winners from China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 
The virtual format of the competition has attracted a broad panel of influential judges from around Asia Pacific, ranging from venture capitalists to founders of successful startups, all of whom will also provide guidance and advice to the young entrepreneurs during the competition. These include:...

Young Entrepreneurs from Singapore Crowned Winners of the 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Virtual Competition

August 26, 2020

The JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year competition (JA AP COY) is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region. The Company Program and regional competition help young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise – where they must market and sell a product or service in the real world. 

This year marks the 10th edition of JA AP COY, where 17 student companies took part in the first ever virtual iteration of the competition in the Asia Pacific region. The student companies represented 11 locations including:

 

Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Turkmenistan.

Young Entrepreneurs from Guam Scoop FedEx Global Possibilities Award at the 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition

August 26, 2020

Student entrepreneurs of Pasiadot from Guam won the FedEx Global Possibilities Award at the 2020 Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition. Sponsored by FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company, the FedEx Global Possibilities Award celebrates the next generation of innovators and this program plays an important role in developing the entrepreneurial spirit of young people. 

JA Asia Pacific brings 17 student companies from 11 Asia Pacific locations in first ever “virtual” JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Virtual Competition

August 19, 2020

The 2020 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition (JA AP COY) is set to be held virtually from August 24 to 26, 2020.

The JA AP COY is JA Asia Pacific’s annual celebration of the achievements of young entrepreneurs in the region. The Company Program and annual regional competition help young people understand the role of business in the global economy by allowing students to organize and operate an actual business enterprise – where they must market and sell a product or service in the real world. 

Organized by JA Asia Pacific and this year hosted by JA Guam, the 2020 JA AP COY represents the 10th edition of the competition - and first ever virtual iteration - for JA Asia Pacific. Participating student companies will represent 11 locations including: Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Turkmenistan.

The 2020 JA AP COY is supported by multinational companies including:

  • FedEx Express

  • Guam SBDC

  • Guam Economic Development Authority

  • Bank of Guam

  • Bank of Hawaii

  • Triple J

  • GTA

  • United Airlines

Maziar Sabet Assumes Leadership of JA Asia Pacific

January 08, 2020

Starting today, Maziar Sabet assumes the position of President and CEO of JA Asia Pacific, which oversees JA operations in 18 locations. A seasoned executive, Maziar brings extensive management and global business development experience to JA Asia Pacific. He has an impressive track record of value creation in education and philanthropy. He lived in Singapore for seven years and has resided in Hong Kong since 2013.

Vivian Lau honoured as the Soraya Salti Award winner at the 2019 JA Global Leadership Conference Gala Dinner in Berlin, Germany

December 03, 2019

Vivian Lau was honoured as the Soraya Salti Award at the 2019 JA Global Leadership Conference Gala Dinner in Berlin, Germany. The award was created in memory of Soraya Salti, the visionary leader who started INJAZ Al-Arab in the Middle East in 1999, and recognizes JA leaders who are committed visionaries and push the boundaries to move JA forward in a positive way, particularly to bring systematic change to a country or region. The winner is innovative and able to engage a wide variety of stakeholders in order to advance social and/or economic progress in the areas where he or she lives and works. This person also exemplifies the JA values of the boundless potential of young people, excellence, integrity, and respect in tangible ways......

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