On April 20th and 21st, 2019, a two-day simulation business competition, known as ASDAN, was held at NCIC International Division. Ten participating teams were composed of eleven different schools. It was revealed later that two teams from our school won both the champion and runner-up for this competition.
ASDAN is a non-profit motive, educational organization by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), which provide a wider range of quality education and courses for students across the globe. The 2019 ASDAN Business Competition Shenzhen Regional Competition was hosted by our school. The school attached much significance to the competition, as it was the first time the school has organized such an event; it was also prepared by both students and teachers.
The ASDAN competition is based on a professional business simulation system, and the final ranking is determined by the company's profit. The first round of the competition was an auction conference, in which students had to purchase building materials and machinery. Next was the company's operation that went on for a few rounds. Students were required to determine the amount of money their company needed to invest in different aspects. Finally, it was time for the presentation of their project, which continued for two rounds. Participants needed to design a poster and give an eight-minute speech.
After two days of fierce competition, on the afternoon of the second day, it was time for the awarding ceremony. The winning teams went onto the stage accompanied by background music, received their certificates and took a group photo. Many students in our school had participated enthusiastically in this competition. They had to face and overcome difficult challenges to receive First Place Gold Award, Second Place Silver Award, the Best Trading Team Award, and the Best Entrepreneurial Team Award.
In the end, the business simulation was a great success. After using all the skills in their disposal, students have seen a huge improvement in their skills that included communication, teamwork, and marketing. Not only that, but the competition helped them coordinate their English skills, develop their methods of negotiating, and forming good relationships. Let us look forward to our next exciting event.
Chinese Reporter: Lucy Zhou
Chinese Editor: Lauren Chen
English Translator: Michelle Jessica Boesiger
English Editor: Katie Lee
Layout Designer: Lauren Chen
Photographer: Angela Zhou, Thomas Zhang
Editor-in-chief: Lauren Chen
Publicity Department of Student Council, Nanshan Chinese International College