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China and Sri Lankan High School Students win a trip to Brisbane

The QUT Business School would like to congratulate Beijing Huijia Private School from China and  Ananda Boys College from Sri Lanka.  These teams are being sponsored to travel to Australia to take part in the finals of the QUT Business School’s BlueShift competition, QUT Business Schools annual business case competition for high school students.   The two teams were chosen after winning similar competitions in their home country sponsored by QUT – The AVenir Business Planning Competition in Beijing jointly hosted with Beijing City International School, and the CA Sri Lanka Business Planning competition jointly sponsored by the Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Australia Chamber of Commerce. These competition rounds were held in March attracting numerous high school groups and television and media presence.  The winning teams will fly to QUT for the competition finals and battle it out against teams from Australian High Schools.

The finals will be held at the QUT Gardens Point Campus on 19 May 2018.

This is the second time the BlueShift competition has been held in Sri Lanka and the first time in China.  The Opening ceremony in Sri Lanka was opened by the Deputy High Commissioner Tim Huggins and attracted over 50 teams from around the country. The Avenir competition attracted teams from 15 high schools in Beijing and Tianjin.  The outstanding success of these events has resulted in agreements to continue to sponsor these competitions in future years.

QUT Business School has a worldwide reputation in preparing students to solve business challenges through its Business Case Competitions. Competitions like these give aspiring students the opportunity to challenge themselves and represent their high school while solving a problem for an Industry partner The QUT Business School has taken the competition global for second year a row with plans to expand the competition to more  high schools based around the world.

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