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NZ team wins International Trade Challenge

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A team of two New Zealand teenagers last week took home top honours in the Asia-Pacific region finals of the International Trade Challenge, a competition jointly run by Young Achievement Australia, US-based Junior Achievement and FedEx Express. The challenge is designed for secondary students to show their business acumen through an international market entry strategy. This year's challenge was to export carpets to Egypt. Paul Minors and Chuck Slogrove devised a carpet aimed at the Muslim market, with an inbuilt radio for prayer call, a lunar clock to determine the correct time to pray, a compass which shows the correct direction of Mecca, and a carry strap for easy mobility. Another team from New Zealand - Talman Madsen and Aimee Gordon - took second position, and Australian duo Jade Sewell-Robertson and Lauren Flint placed third. "The challenge gives these young people a first-hand experience in planning for a business and learning what it takes to deliver their products to the right place at the right time," said David Ross, regional vice-president for FedEx South Pacific. "We are impressed by the passion and creativity of the students and the quality of the business entry strategies presented." Find out more about the International Trade Challenge

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