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FedEx Celebrates Innovative Young Entrepreneurs for Delivering Possibilities with Their Business Ideas

Student Entrepreneurs from Philippines Wins FedEx Access Award at JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition

March 17, 2019

Student company Terra from Philippines demonstrates a strong sense of sustainability and social responsibility driven by innovation and receives the 2019 FedEx Access Award. (From left to right) Vivian Lau, President, JA Asia Pacific; John Peterson, Managing Director, FedEx Express Philippines; Team Terra from Philippines; Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express; Garrick Thompson, Senior Manager, Sales, FedEx Express Philippines.

HONG KONG, March 18, 2019 — Student entrepreneurs of Terra from Philippines won the FedEx Access Award at the 2019 JA Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition in Philippines. Sponsored by FedEx Express (FedEx), the signature FedEx Access Award celebrates the power of global connectivity and the next generation of innovators who deliver commercial and social possibilities through innovative business ideas. This year, 20 student companies representing 13 markets (Australia, Brunei, Mainland China,Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand) competed for the Award.

Student company Terra won the judges over with their eco-friendly multi-purpose bags made of waste wood fibres and recycled textiles.The company demonstrated a strong sense of sustainability and social responsibility driven by innovation.

“In today’s globalized world, entrepreneurial young minds need the opportunities and guidance to realize their full potential. The FedEx Access Award aims to support and equip them with the right mindset, business skills and passion to one day connect with the rest of the world,” said Karen Reddington, President, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. “FedEx is committed in revitalizing and supporting the growth of future entrepreneurs and is delighted to be part of valuable programs such as the JA Company Program in Asia Pacific.”

“What I look forward to the most at each year’s Company of the Year competition is to experience the students’ enthusiasm and excitement. I am always thrilled to meet these bright young people and hear the inspiring business ideas they bring,” said Vivian Lau, President and CEO, JA Asia Pacific. “We hope that students walk away from the experience of this Program equipped with business knowledge, future ready skills as well as passionate enthusiasm to run a business in the real world.”

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