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Team China wins the 2017 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC)

Team China wins the 2017 KICC

A team of four students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong has won the 2017 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final held this week in Lisbon, Portugal, which included other finalists from Sweden and Switzerland.

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A team of four students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong has won the 2017 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final held this week in Lisbon, Portugal, which included other finalists from Sweden and Switzerland.

At the finals, the students competed for the international title over 4 days, developing and presenting innovative solutions to complex real-world business challenges. In total, 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 this week’s finals.

Business cases for the competition focused on the topics of fintech (financial technology) and data and analytics.  Throughout, the students were challenged with implementing the feedback given to them by a panel of KPMG partners. 

In the final round, the teams were tasked with developing a fintech strategy for a large, well- established bank.  Team China were crowned champions by virtue of the innovative solution and solid business case they produced. 

“The quality of the presentations this week was extraordinary,” said John Veihmeyer, Chairman, KPMG International.  “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.  KPMG is committed to advancing lifelong learning and KICC provides a great opportunity for these students to develop their business skills and interact with their peers and future colleagues from around the world.”

Iain McLaughlin, Head of Global Resourcing, KPMG International, said: “Congratulations to Hong Cheuk Cheng, Ching Him Ho, Marco Po, and Wai Yee Lam from Team China for winning the KPMG International Case Competition. It was not an easy task with tough competition from the 92 students who won their national competitions to make it to the global finals.  All of the students impressed the judges with their innovative thinking, speed and ability to adapt throughout the entire competition."

“We are thrilled to be the 2017 KICC champions,” said Wai Yee Lam, of the winning China team.  “It was an amazing week.  We worked incredibly hard and learned so much — coming to Lisbon and spending the week with all the other teams and our KPMG coaches was a really rewarding experience, and also great fun.”

For more information, contact:

Kent Miller

KPMG International

+1 908 313 5037

ktmiller@kpmg.com

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