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Winners Revealed at the 15th Edition of the FedEx / JA ITC 2023 in Singapore

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The winners and judges of the FedEx Express / JA ITC Singapore Finals 2023

Top [L-R]: Lee Qi Ni, Sodexo (Judge), Eileen Cai, Alliance to End Plastic Waste (Judge), Jaz Athenia Chua, PayPal (Judge), Eric Tan, FedEx Express Singapore (Judge), Ng Hau Yee (JA Singapore)

Bottom[L-R]: Kong Jing Yee and Chua Ruimin Brinda (Team SeaSavers), Chuang Pei Rong @ Annika Chuang and Audrey Amelia Shi (Team DoubeAce), Kenzie Li Zhixian and Rao Aryan Niranjan (Team Salience)

Singapore, June 6, 2023 — FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced the six winners of the 2023 FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx / JA ITC) Singapore Finals. The FedEx/JA ITC fosters business knowledge through practical teamwork exercises and classroom learning. The winners attended a local trade workshop and competed with seven other teams in a local competition.

The six students who will represent Singapore at the regional finals are:

  1. Team: DoubleAce
    Names of students: Chuang Pei Rong @ Annika Chuang and Audrey Amelia Shi
    School: Hwa Chong International School
    Company Name: DoubleAid
    Product presented: Reusable medical plaster made up of a silicone adhesive, and removable cotton pads via velcro
    Brand name: DoubleAid
  2. Team: SeaSavers
    Names of students: Kong Jing Yee and Chua Ruimin Brinda
    School: Nanyang Polytechnic
    Company Name: Oceanic Innovations Inc.
    Product presented: Using kelp as a solution to reduce single-use plastic and ocean pollution
    Brand name: Oceanic Sticks
  3. Team: Salience
    Names of students: Rao Aryan Niranjan and Kenzie Li Zhixian
    School: Raffles Institution
    Company Name: Induduzo
    Product presented: A lunchbox loaning service for food takeaway and delivery to preserve the quality of restaurant meals.
    Brand name: Renewal Lunch

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

The 2023 program was held through a mix of in-person and virtual workshops attended by 397 students to heighten their knowledge on global trade and acquire skills to prepare a detailed marketing 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.

“Nurturing the next generation of young entrepreneurs has always been a fundamental component of our mission to enable global trade. Our collaboration with Junior Achievement reflects our thrust toward purposeful innovation and support of local businesses in the country. We remain committed to supporting tomorrow’s leaders and their positive impact to our community,” said Eric Tan, Managing Director, FedEx Express Singapore.

Since its introduction to Singapore in 2008, FedEx / JA ITC continues to strengthen its commitment to help students better understand the nuances of international trade through practical teamwork exercises and classroom learning. The programme has attracted more than 5,900 students with 89 students representing Singapore at the regional finals.

More information about the 2023 FedEx/JA ITC can be found on the JA Singapore website