A team of four students from The University of Hong Kong won the 2012 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC), held over three days in Hong Kong, marking the first time the event was hosted in Asia.
The other three finalist teams represented Spain, Sweden and Vietnam. Hong Kong won the competition after three days of intense case study analysis and presentations. The team included: Athena Au, Gary Chui, Mimi Mo and Patricia Wong.
Melissa Wu, Head of People, Performance and Culture, KPMG China, says: "Congratulations to the team from the University of Hong Kong for winning in the first KICC event hosted by KPMG China. I would also like to congratulate all participating teams for their efforts and I hope this has provided them an insight into the complex business issues that organizations face today, and enabled them to meet people from other parts of the world and expand their network."
KICC is a global student recruitment initiative, which drew some 6,000 students from over 300 universities in 24 countries/jurisdictions to compete against each other, developing solutions to realistic business scenarios. This challenge represents the complexity KPMG professionals tackle every day, working with some of the world's most notable organizations.
KICC is another way that KPMG member firms demonstrate their commitment to supporting education and developing talent, in addition to offering our global internships programme.
"KPMG is proud to provide this opportunity for students to learn by simulating complex, real-world business issues," stated Iain McLaughlin, KPMG's Head of Global Resourcing. "Congratulations to the winning team from the University of Hong Kong and to each participant on making 2012 our best event yet. KICC exemplifies our commitment to learning and development. We offer new graduates the opportunity to work across geographies and take on highly challenging and groundbreaking work. Most importantly, KPMG gives our people the chance to make a difference to international businesses and communities."
KPMG will host next year's event in Madrid, Spain.
More information on KICC can be found at http://www.kpmg.com/kicc
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