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FedEx Inspires Future Entrepreneurs of India at the 2024 FedEx/JA International Trade Challenge

Six students will represent India at the regional finals in Singapore

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Mumbai, India, July 9, 2024 — Federal Express Corporation, one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, has announced the six winners of the 2024 FedEx /Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC) India National Competition. The winners will advance to the FedEx/JA ITC Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) regional competition to be held in August 2024.

For the past four years, FedEx has been working with JA India to foster the growth and development of Indian youth. Through the ITC program, FedEx and JA India provides students with team activities and tailor-made workshops focused on global trade, paving the way for their future success as leaders of commerce.

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

  1. School: Scottish High International School, Gurgaon
    Names of students: Gayatri Sarin and Kaashvi Kumar
    Product presented: AquaSave Xeriscaping
  2. School: Dr BR Ambedkar School Of Specialized Excellence, Kalkaji
    Names of students: Rashmi Sinha and Ansh Bainiwal
    Product presented: Aquarev
  3. School: Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh
    Names of students: Atharv Teg Rattan, Karan Brar
    Product presented: Misteco

This year, the Asia Pacific Regional Finals will return to the first in-person event since the pandemic. Taking place in Singapore in August, the Indian winners will compete with students from Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. This format offers these students a unique opportunity for collaborative brainstorming, exchange of ideas and insights, and engagement in constructive discussions with peers hailing from a rich tapestry of cultures from across the region.

The 2024 FedEx JA/ITC program was held virtually with four workshops attended by over 555 students from 58 schools across India as well as Thimpu, Bhutan to heighten their knowledge on global trade and acquire skills to prepare a detailed market entry strategy plan. For the first time, the India National Competition was conducted in-person, challenging students to develop a sustainable product to support water conservation in urban Australia. This aligns with the FedEx approach to “reduce, replace, and revolutionize” across business activities in order to minimize environmental impacts and add value.

“At FedEx, we believe in nurturing the potential of young entrepreneurs by equipping them with the tools and resources necessary to thrive in a globally connected world,” said Nitin Navneet Tatiwala, Vice President Marketing and Air Network, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, and Africa, FedEx.” By fostering innovation and encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship, we are not only shaping the future leaders of commerce but also promoting sustainable global trade practices. We are immensely proud of these students who will represent their countries at the regional finals and look forward to witnessing their innovative solutions and leadership in action.”

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. So far, the program has attracted nearly 2,200 students, with more than 24 students represented India at the regional finals. Click here for more information about FedEx/JA ITC.


About Federal Express Corporation
Federal Express Corporation provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. With annual revenue of $88 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions utilizing its flexible, efficient, and intelligent global network. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 500,000 employees to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. FedEx is committed to connecting people and possibilities around the world responsibly and resourcefully, with a goal to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. To learn more, please visit fedex.com/about.

About FedEx / Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC)
Designed to foster business knowledge through practical teamwork exercises and classroom learning, the FedEx /JA program comprises two key activities – International Trade Workshops and the International Trade Challenge. To take part in the FedEx /Junior Achievement International Challenge, students in teams of two have to develop a specific product or service and create an original international market entry strategy for a designated country. Through this process, students gain firsthand experience about the roles of world trade, product distribution and sales play in a market environment. In addition to teamwork, participating students learn the basics of risk evaluation in the business world and gain confidence in their analytical ability.