Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

Six Indian Students to Compete in
2023 FedEx/ JA International Trade Challenge Regional Finals

Mumbai, India, July 3, 2023 — FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies along with tGELF/JA India, announced the six winners of the 2023 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx / JA ITC) India National Competition. The FedEx / JA ITC fosters business knowledge through practical teamwork exercises and classroom learning. The winners attended a local trade workshop and competed with fourteen other teams in a local competition.

The six students who will represent India at the Asia Pacific regional finals are:
1. Names of students : Shreeya Ram and Shreshtha Chaturvedi
School : Scottish High International School
Product presented : Biodegradable mobile phone cover
Brand name : Greensleeve

2. Names of students : Aarja Chadha and Vidhi Arora
School : Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan
Product presented : Sustainable umbrella made from waste plastic bottles
Brand name : Renewbrella

3. Names of students : Rhea Sehgal and Sanvi Kaushik
School : Tagore International School
Product presented : Sustainable straws made from preserved banana leaves
Brand name : Piesang Strooit

To foster collaborative thinking and encourage diverse ideas from different cultural backgrounds, the six India winners will go on to work with students from other Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) markets at the 2023 AMEA regional finals in August. This team setting enables contestants to exchange experiences with students from Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, get a global perspective, and brainstorm ideas that work towards achieving a common goal.

The 2023 program was held virtually with four workshops attended by nearly 500 students from 36 schools to heighten their knowledge on global trade and acquire skills to prepare a detailed market entry strategy plan. The students were challenged to develop a sustainable alternative to a single-use product of their choice for the South Africa market. This aligns with the FedEx approach to “reduce, replace, and revolutionize” across business activities in order to minimize environmental impacts and add value.

“FedEx believes in empowering students to become global citizens and preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the modern economy through international collaborations, exchange programs, and educational initiatives. Through the International Trade Challenge, we aim to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit and skills of future leaders who will drive inclusive and sustainable growth for India and the world. I wish them the very best as they move to the next round of the competition,” said Kami Viswanathan, Senior Vice-President-Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (MEISA) Operations, FedEx Express.

Since its introduction to India in 2021, FedEx / JA ITC continues to strengthen its commitment to help students better understand the nuances of international trade. The program has attracted more than 1,500 students with 12 students representing India at the regional finals.

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