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Scholarships, Careers and Sports Footwear Industry 4.0 headline topics at Myanmar Pou Chen and Hinrich Foundation session Yangon Apr. 7, 2018

Program helps ambitious people accelerate their career in the fast-growth sports footwear manufacturing sector through fully sponsored master’s degree in Global Production Engineering & Management at Vietnamese-German University

YANGON, March 26, 2018 – The not-for-profit Hinrich Foundation (http://www.hinrichfoundation.com) and Myanmar Pou Chen, an adidas supplier with nearly 500,000 employees worldwide, will host a free seminar: “Scholarships, Careers and Sports Footwear Industry 4.0” on Apr. 7, 2018 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at Orchid Hotel, G/F, No.91, Anawrahta Road, Pazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

The free event will give Burmese – with a passion for a promising career in the fast-growing sports footwear sector – insight into job opportunities and details on the fully funded master’s degree in Global Production Engineering & Management at Vietnamese-German University.

Attendees will meet with potential employers, graduates of the scholarship program and Hinrich Foundation management.

“Developing tomorrow’s leaders in global trade is critical in today’s highly competitive world – especially in the era of Industry 4.0,” said Alex Boome, Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation. “The program enables people who are passionate about career growth in the hot sports footwear sector to earn a master’s degree, expand their world view, develop their leadership skills and contribute to the economic growth of Myanmar.”

Registration for this free event is now open here. Scholarship and career details are available at Master of Science in Global Production Engineering & Management or at [email protected]

About Pou Chen Group

Pou Chen was established in 1969 in Taiwan. Today, it employs 470,000 people in Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Mexico and the USA. It produces 300 million pairs of shoes annually for brands such as Nike, adidas, Reebok, Asics, New Balance, Puma, Converse, Merrell, Salomon, Timberland and others. Pou Chen makes about 20% of branded footwear worldwide.

Myanmar Pou Chen was founded in 2015 in the Thardu Kan Industrial Zone, near Yangon. The company have about 4,000 employees now and plan to grow to 10,000 workers in the future.

About the Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation (http://www.hinrichfoundation.com) believes sustainable global trade promotes economic prosperity and peace. It aims to encourage individuals, the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities by focusing on three program areas:

Trade Career Development: Through our Hinrich Global Trade Leader Development Program, we work with companies that drive international trade, and with universities to develop next-generation leadership talent for the export sector. For people who aspire to grow their careers in trade, we offer fully sponsored master’s degrees and careers upon graduation (http://www.hinrichfoundation.com/trade-career-development/scholarship/).

Export Trade Assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate more effectively in global trade (http://hinrichfoundation.com/trade-assistance/).

International Trade Research: To advance productive trade relationships between countries through open, fact-based dialogues, we initiate thought leadership research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage informed debate and balanced policy making (http://hinrichfoundation.com/trade-research/).