Promoting Preparation for the 3rd Asia-Pacific Business School Desert Competition
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Business School Desert Competition will be held during 30 April to 3 May, 2014. The kick-off meeting was held on 12 February in MBS China Centre. 13 Global MBA students and Ms. Yiyi Chen, External Officer of China Centre attended the meeting. Being the 1st British business school invited by the organiser, it is an honour as well as an opportunity for MBS China students to network with students from top tier Asia-Pacific business schools.
MBS team leader, Mr. Zhang Yunfei (Global MBA 2013), introduced the game organization, prevailing progress, and game rules. The first round of the game will have about 50,000 participants from 40 top business schools in Asia-Pacific region. The game players will walk 70 km and pass through Tengri Desert located in Inner Mongolia. Through this game, game players can experience life in desert and realise the importance of environmental protection. This competition urges team spirit that is crucial to win the game.
Another game organizer, Ms. Sophia Song (Global MBA 2013), introduced game registration status and team selection rule (including physical test, health examination). As of 12 February , there are 25 MBS China alumni registered the game. Sophia also initiated the discussion on the sponsorship and MBS internal/ external promotion plan. Meeting attendees were in hot discussion over the issues.
Mr. Simon Wang (Global MBA 2012) had experience in living in desert for his childhood. He shared the knowledge of climate and environment and how to tackle with the potential difficulties and challenges that game player will encounter during the competition.
At the end of the meeting, Ms. Yiyi Chen, on behalf of Ms. Sherry Fu, MBS China Centre Director, gave the best wishes to this game. MBS will provide full support to the participant team.