HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Competition Online Edition

Joining the Competition

The Universities will be sent the revised rules and asked to confirm their participation.

Format

There will be one qualifying round and finals. The students will have to submit the presentation in video format in advance, and participate in a live online Q&A session as per assigned time slot. The time slots will be assigned by random draw.

Video Presentations

A case study will be sent to students and students will have five hours to prepare a slide deck and submit a Zoom video of their presentation of this deck to ACRC as per schedule described in the Schedule section in this document.

Students may prepare from home or any other location convenient for them, however, students should not be in the same room while solving the case, recording video or answering the questions during the Q&A session.

Participants may access internet, use collaboration software such as Google Documents or similar. Participants should not consult coaches or any other persons.

Each presentation should last a maximum of 20 minutes. The presentation slides should be handwritten on white A4 paper, scanned or photographed and inserted into a ppt or pdf file. ACRC will provide the title slide template that needs to be inserted at the beginning of the video.

ACRC will provide the Zoom video conferencing and presentation software hosting license to students who do not have it at their university. An alternative software to Zoom may be used for the teams from Mainland China.

ACRC will screen the videos and if there are no technical issues, ACRC will make the videos available to Judges.

The videos are no longer than 20 minutes and the Q&A session is no longer than 15 minutes. Judges will watch the videos just before each Q&A in the virtual room together with students. Only the team, the coach, organizers and sponsor will be allowed in the room.

Live Q&A sessions

15 minute Q&A session will be scheduled and all students from particular team are required to participate. The Q&A session will be held via Zoom software.

Judges deliberation sessions

5 minutes deliberation sessions will be scheduled for judges after each Q&A after which Judges will complete the scoring sheets.

Feedback sessions

Feedback sessions will be scheduled on the same day as the Q&A sessions.
Each team will receive feedback from the judges. The sessions will be 5 minutes long.

Competition Schedule

10 May, 16:00 HKT – Deadline Online Competition Registration
Online registration – teams will register online using an online form. The form will be sent by ACRC by email to coach, team captain or administrator at least a week before the deadline.

6 June, 9:00 am HKT– Opening Session, Q&A Order Draw, Networking
The Opening Session will be held on Zoom. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent together with the registration form link by the email. The Q&A group allocation and order will be determined by a draw. The organizers reserve the right to adjust the order to appropriately fit the time zones of the teams. Anyone can join the Zoom meeting to witness the live lots drawing.

6 June 11: 00 am to 7 June 6:00 pm HKT – Presentation Preparation and Submission for Round 1
Upon online registration process, the teams will choose a six hours time slot to prepare and submit video and pdf for Round 1.

The case will be sent to the teams to designated email accounts 15 minutes before the start of the team’s selected time slot. The team will have 6 hours to analyze the case, prepare the slides, record the video and submit the video to ACRC by uploading the case via www.wetransfer.com to competition@acrc.hku.hk The cut off time (a deadline for submission) is the time of the Wetransfer notification when it arrives at the ACRC email account.

* It is essential that the presentations are uploaded before the deadline. Teams are responsible to estimate video rendering and uploading time and plan the six hours efficiently to be able to finish the upload of the rendered video before the deadline.

ACRC will confirm individually with each team that they have received the case at the time the team had specified upon registration.

8 June
Round 1 will take place on 8 June starting at 9 am HKT and according to the arranged time slots.

8 June Evening
Results of Round 1 will be announced. The organizers reserve the right to schedule the order of the presentations and Q&A based on the time zones. If the teams in finals are from the same time zone, the teams will present in alphabetical order based on the name of the country they are from.

9 June
Round 2 will take place on 8 June according to the arranged time slots. The organizers reserve the right to schedule the order of the presentations and Q&A based on the time zones. If the teams in finals are from the same time zone, the teams will present in alphabetical order based on the name of the country they are from.

9 June Evening
Results of the Competition will be announced.

 

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