Bringing Home the Gold – Back from Hong Kong!

Hello everyone!

This is Sagar Gupta, a member of the Haas Case Competition Team that recently won First Place at the 2008 Citi International Case Competition (CICC) and also the winner of the “Best Presenter” award. Since many of you probably have enough reading to do for classes (I sure do…), I figured I could rather share our story (for now) through pictures rather than words. But for those of you interested in learning more about the case competition itself, Haas has already posted an excellent Press Release on the main website:

http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/news/20081024_hongkongcompetition.html

Some quick background on the case competition…
-This is the first time Haas has won CICC – the first “First Place” win for Haas at any international case competition in 10 years!!
-18 universities from around the world
-Case Company: Ocean Park – a popular amusement park in Hong Kong
-26 Hours allotted for case preparation…that’s it!
-Judging panel consisted of Ocean Park CEO, VPs, Citi Managing Directors, HKUST professors, and many more…
-We had a little free time before/after the case to have some fun in the city…

I’d like to give special recognition to my fellow team mates: Wei Li, Sean Huang, and Jimmy Shi. From Cisco-Deloitte to CICC, I’m honored to work with my fellow brothers to succeed and represent Haas and UC Berkeley on a global scale. And of course, I must recognize Ms. Janet Amador, the Director of UG Admissions/Operations who accompanied us on our trip and was ridiculously supportive all throughout the adventure–thanks!

Now for the pictures!

At Citi’s HQ in Hong Kong.
Left to right: Sean Huang ’09, Jimmy Shi ’10, Janet Amador, Sagar Gupta ’10, Wei Li ’09.

View from HKUST apartment we stayed at

One of the best stores Hong Kong has to offer….G2000! Clearly some of us were exhausted after a long day of shopping there…ha.

Go Bears!!!

View from the top of the Citi building (Central – Hong Kong)

Self-explanatory…

Final presentation to judges

Celebrating victory with the students from Korea University in Lan Kwai Fong (clubbing district)

Plenty more on my Facebook (if you’re friends with me, of course). And of course, feel free to contact me with any questions about the Haas Case Competition Team program.

See you all back in class!

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