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SA students take KPMG challenge to Dubai

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The KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) final takes place this week in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A team of four top students from the University of Witwatersrand, the winners of the KPMG in South Africa competition, hope to bring home the coveted trophy as they take on teams from 21 other countries in the global final.
KICC is an annual competition run by KPMG, a leading global network of professional services firms. For the second year in a row, the event is being hosted in association with Emirates, headquartered in Dubai and one of the most dynamic and innovative airlines in the world. The final day of the competition will be taking place at the Emirates Aviation College in Dubai.
Run over the course of four days, teams will be judged by a panel of senior KPMG Partners as they are challenged to review and develop solutions for a number of business case studies, progressing through various rounds before the winners are announced on Thursday, 14 April 2016.
Bilal Moosa from KPMG comments: “The KPMG International Case Competition is an amazing opportunity for students to gain experience of addressing real life business challenges. To see talented students grow in confidence as they progress through each round of the competition and learn from the judges’ feedback brings to life how talented students are today. Not only is it a great challenge, it is also a great learning experience for all involved.
“KPMG in South Africa hires about 473 graduates every year and this programme provides the opportunity for us to give students an experience of what working at KPMG would be like.”
Hubert Frach, dvisional senior vice-resident: Commercial Operations West at Emirates, says: “We are pleased to welcome KPMG and the student teams to Dubai and to host the global final of the competition at our Aviation College. As a company we are committed to supporting the individual development of our staff and helping them achieve their personal potential. Our Aviation College is a core part of that provision, from offering a wide range of courses to providing a learning environment for soft skills and leadership development.”