On 26 Mar 2018, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) faculty and students co-organised the inaugural WeChat Pay Overseas Partner Conference in Singapore.
The 4-hour conference held at Shangri-La Hotel introduced and explained cross-border payment solutions using WeChat Pay to Singaporean merchants who are keen on exploring the cashless payment system and ways to expand their businesses. The WeChat Pay team were also present during the event to answer questions the participants had.
Six full-time SUSS undergraduates from cross-disciplinary areas of accountancy, business analytics, and marketing were hand-picked by WeChat to co-organise the event. They are: Chew Jun Sheng, 23 (Accountancy); Chong Ren Wei, 23, Chu Gee Choon, 24, Ou Yang Kuang Xun, 24, Jolynn Tan, 23 (all from Marketing); and Cindy Yeo, 21 (Business Analytics). The six students were selected based on their breakthrough marketing proposals they each presented to WeChat.
The SUSS students involved in the WeChat Pay Overseas Partner Conference:
(From left) Ou Yang Kuang Xun, Chu Gee Choon, Cindy Yeo Huan, Jolynn Tan Yan Jie, Chong Reng Wei and Chew Jun Sheng.
This assignment allows the students to improve their technical and professionals skills, as well as providing them with a valuable contextual learning experience that helps to prepare them to be world-ready in a smart nation.