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GBS Student and His Team Bring Home the Championship of the KPMG International Case Competition 2017

21 April 2017

A student team from the CUHK Business School participated in the KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) 2017 on 10-13 April 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. They bested 22 other finalist teams across the globe to claim the championship title.

Earlier in March, the team won the regional championship at the 2017 “KPMG National Business Case Competition” held in Xiamen, China. It is the third consecutive year that CUHK Business School’s team has won the regional final. The winning team is formed by four business undergraduate students: Harry Cheng Hong-cheuk (Professional Accountancy [Global Accounting Stream], Year 3), Kayee Lam Wai-yee (Integrated BBA, Year 3), Marco Po Ho-sang (Global Business Studies, Year 2) and Ho Ching-him (Asian Business Studies, Year 4).

Representing the Greater China region, the team headed to Portugal to compete with finalists from 22 countries at the international competition last week. The competition was themed “Innovate. Disrupt. Transform” this year. During the four-day event, each team was given a detailed case study to consider in each stage. They had three hours to review the given dossier, identify and analyse key business issues, develop a compelling set of recommendations, and prepare an engaging presentation for a panel of experienced partners and leaders from KPMG firms.

As commented by John Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG International, “The quality of the presentations was extraordinary. These students are the business leaders of the future, and they demonstrated it with the impressive level of insight and problem solving in presenting their ideas.”

KICC drew over 18,000 student applications, from 480 universities, with 6,784 students across 23 countries participating in the competition rounds leading up to the finals. By participating in KICC, our students brought home not only the championship, but also new business insights together with valuable international experience, memories of Lisbon and new friendships.

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