Hong Kong students head to Dubai to participate in KPMG’s International Case Competition

Hong Kong students head to Dubai to participate in KICC

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The KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final takes place next week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A team of four top students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the winners of the KPMG in China competition, will be heading to Dubai for an experience of a lifetime and the opportunity to take on teams from 21 other countries in the global final.

Pinky Chiu, Howard Suen, Jansen Wan and Eric Yiu were the Hong Kong team who beat nine other teams from top universities throughout the Greater China region and will now be competing for the coveted trophy. 

KICC is an annual competition run by KPMG. For the second year in a row, the event is being hosted in association with Emirates, with the final day of the competition due to take place at the Emirates Aviation College in Dubai.  

Over the course of four days, teams will be judged by a panel of senior KPMG Partners, they will be challenged to review and develop solutions for a number of business case studies, progressing through various rounds before the winners are announced on Thursday, 14 April 2016. 

Maria Lee, Partner in charge, People, Performance & Culture, KPMG China, says: "The KPMG International Case Competition is an amazing opportunity for students to gain experience of addressing real life business challenges. To see talented students grow in confidence as they progress through each round of the competition and learn from the judges’ feedback brings to life how talented students are today. Not only is it a great challenge, it is also a great learning experience for all involved. KPMG in China hires 1,800 graduates every year and this program provides the opportunity for us to give students an experience of what working at KPMG would be like."  

Every team has produced a short video about themselves and their city, which has been entered into an online competition to find the best film.  People can view and vote for their favourite video by visiting the video competition at: www.kicc.website  / www.facebook.com/kpmg.china

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