The time is almost here for the BYU MS Asia Pacific Area Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The BYU MS team in Mongolia is in the middle of making sure of all the last minute preparations. Many others are starting to pack, prepare speeches and to start their travel. We are excited for all of us to meet up in Mongolia.
We wanted to review a few things about what is happening so that everyone is on the same page. If you have any questions or concerns please do let us know.
Tour on May 16th - For the Tour on May 16th we have already sent out the notices but wanted to remind everyone that the bus will pick those up who are coming with us at these two locations and times:
This first pick BZ Church at 9 am: The first pick up will be 9am from the BZ church building, we have sent the address to everyone.
The second pick up Kempinski Hotel 9:10 am: The second pick up will be at 9.10 from the Kempinski Hotel, Please be in the lobby at 9:00 am.
Friday May 17th -
8:30 am in Room 301 will be the BYU MS Asia Pacific Training Meeting. All Chapter heads, and Chapter Board members are required to attend. Each chapter is to prepare a short presentation lasting about 8 mins long on what their chapters have accomplished and to share their chapter goals.
8:00 am also at the church building, the Church Service Center has arranged for the other participants to go out to see the BYU Ger Project. We have given them a list of who will be going. If you are not sure which meeting you are to attend, please check.
11:00 am the Conference will start. Please plan to be there on time. For more information on the schedule please check out the schedule on this website on the schedules page or the link below.
7 pm on Friday night all those that have an VIP invitation, there is a VIP dinner at the Kempinski Hotel.
Saturday May 18th -
The conference will start promptly at 9 am and will go throughout the day.
Thank you all so much for participating and we look forward to seeing you there.
BYU MS Mongolia Committee
PS Check the weather as it can be a bit cooler at this time of year.
The BYU Management Society Asia Pacific Area is hosting an area wide Business Plan Competition. This years Business Plan Competition will have a very distinguished panel of judges. Our goal was to have an area wide BYU standard business plan competition that was open to all - BYU Graduates - non BYU Graduates, old and young alike.
Though the competition got started a bit later than we hoped, we were still able to get submissions from Cambodia, Taiwan and Mongolia. We hope to make this an annual event. so we look forward to our receiving many more business plans from many other countries and chapters in the coming years.
The business plan submissions will be judged in two phases. The first phase will take place on Friday, May 17th, when a panel of judges will look at all the submissions and decide on the top 8 finalists. Those finalist will then present their plans before the entire BYU Management Society Conference on Saturday, May 18th at 10:20 am . Each finalists will give a 3 minute presentation pitch that can be a video or a speech. This will then be followed by an 5-8 minute Q & A sessions by the judges. Those finalists who our not able to attend the conference, we will Skype or Conference call them in to give their presentation and to answers any questions about their project.
As we did not receive enough applications in every category, the judges will choose the overall winner and allot the other cash prizes. The overall winner will also receive a ticket to fly to BYU in Provo Utah for the BYU Global Management Society Conference in the fall. They will be acknowledged at that conference as the BYU MS Asia Pacific winner and will also received a VIP tour of BYU Provo.
The BYU MS Asia Pacific would like to thank Dr Jason Scott Earl of the Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship at BYU Hawaii for his invaluable insights and help in our setting up this competition. Dr Earl will be one of our judges for this business plan competition. Without the fundraising help of BYU MS Hong Kong and BYU MS Taiwan Chapters this business plan competition would not have been possible.