China National Competition Highlights

China National Competition Highlights
June 7, 2013 National Competitions 0 comments

Enactus China National Competition fosters dialogue between executives and students

Quick Facts

  • National Champion:
    Shanghai University
    of Finance & Economics
  • 2nd Place
    Pharmaceutical University
  • 3rd Place
    Jilin University
  • Competing Teams: 64
  • Total Attendees: 2,725
    Students: 2,033
    Faculty: 231
    Executives: 441

Beijing, China – This year’s Enactus China National Competition not only named the team to represent the program at World Cup, several forums and dialogues during the two-day event provided valuable information and insights for participants.

Taking home the National Champion title was Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. This is the first time the team will compete at the Enactus World Cup.

More than 120 students and 54 business executives attended the Top to Future-Top Forum where the roundtable discussion focused on learning from turning points in your career. Chen Liming, vice president of Dell Greater China, reminded participants that individuals need equal parts of dreaming, learning, working and performing.

In addition to the Top to Future-Top Forum, Enactus China President and Chairman Norwell Coquillard led a discussion on entrepreneurship. “Entrepreneurship is embodied when we refuse to give up even if we have failed a lot of times,” said Mike Shafer, president of Thermo Fisher China & Global Environmental & Process Monitoring.

“Entrepreneurship is embodied when we refuse to give up even if we have failed a lot of times,” – Mike Shafer

Other forums shared thoughts on the 90s generation entering the workforce, green and sustainable development, youth leadership, how to preserve the arts and the meaning of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Rounding out the event were special governmental guests, including Sonia Li, vice chairman of the Economic Cooperation Commission for The China People’s Association For Friendship with Foreign Countries, and Yang Yinfu, deputy director general, professor, National Center For Education Development Research, Ministry of Education of The People’s Republic of China. Several media outlets also attended the event, which resulted in 60 reports published.

Also, helping making this year’s competition a success were event sponsors Nu Skin, Chow Tai Fook and the China National Convention Center.