2017 marked the 7th Junior Achievement Asia Pacific Company of the Year Competition involving 76 students representing 19 student companies from 13 nations, the largest representation since the competition started in 2011. The student companies represented 13 nations including: Brunei, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
During the four-day competition and event in Tokyo, student companies were evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs, academics, and representatives from the local business community. The participating student companies have showcased and put their businesses in the real market place at the JA AP COY Trade Fair which was held in the Atrium at Tokyo Midtown on Feb 22.
Team Golden Great Ganesha Student Company (3G SC) achieved second position in a very competitive field. The group of four young women represent SMAN 3 Semarang and receiving practical support from Citibank Indonesia, including mentoring from Citibank Semarang staff produced practical, multi-functional and highly durably attractive ethnic bags.
This is a great effort by these students from a state high school in Central Java as they were competing against many teams with students selected from well resourced private schools in the region. The winning team was from Harrow International School in Bangkok.