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The Final Competition of "FBA 2017 Creative Challenge"

06 May 2017
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On May 06th, 2017, the Faculty of Business Administration of the Foreign Trade University (FTU) organized the Final Competition of "FBA 2017 Creative Challenge".

There were the presence of: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy - Vice President of FTU and was also a member of the judges, lectures and students of FTU. Besides, the judges also had other experts, such as: Ms. Pham Kieu Oanh - Founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Social Initiatives Promotion (CSIP), Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong - Vice President of IDG Venture Vietnam, Mr. Mai Duy Quang - Vice President of the Vietnam Software and IT Service Association (VINASA), Dr. Dang Hoang Giang - Deputy Director of the Center for Community Support Development Studies (CECODES).

The "FBA 2017 Creative Challenge" is not just a simple business idea contest, but it is also heading into the social enterprise model which is quite new in Vietnam. The Enactus FTU Hanoi Team under the sponsorship of the Faculty of Business Administration, Foreign Trade University organized the Competition of "FBA 2017 Creative Challenge" and it has been the fifth year up to now.

This competition so far has gone through nearly 4 months with 3 qualifiers that was launched since February 2017. All teams have tried their best to provide the best business ideas in order to
convince the judges. The three best teams of the final competition were Xplorer, Izzy, Happy Bus. They have competed to show their bravery, intellect and dedication to business projects which had much social value.

Happy Bus team with the project of novel and attractive educational and mobile entertainment service won the first prize. In addition, Ms. Viet Phuong - the captain of Happy Bus team received the Best Candidate award with a trip to Australia that worth 2.200 AUD from the University of Sydney Business School. The teams who won the second prize was Xplorer and third prize was Izzy also received many other valuable gifts from the organizers and sponsors.

Here are some photos of the competition: 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy - Vice President of FTU gave an opening speech at the final competition

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thai Phong - Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Dr. Nguyen Thuy Anh - Head of Advanced program of the Faculty of Business Administration presentef gifts for the judges 

 The impressive opening performance from GUMMY - Cheerleading Team stirred up the air in the auditorium.

 The three teams debated very excitedly, which have attracted the interest of the audience

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thai Phong - Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Mr. Hoang Tuan Dung - Deputy Secretary of the Youth Union presented gifts for the sponsors

About Us

Foreign Trade University, or FTU, is a university established in 1960, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. FTU is among the most well-known universities in Vietnam, covering a wide range of business courses among which are finance, management, and marketing. The annual admissions test to the university is the most competitive in Vietnam. Students from FTU are recognized as being active and well-qualified.