On September 23, 2019, a delegation of TEI members, including International President Katrina Welch, enjoyed a day of information sharing and professional development at the prestigious Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). Established in 1917, SUFE is consistently ranked as the top business school in China and enjoys a leading position among Chinese universities providing business taxation degree programs. TEI’s visit to SUFE was organized by TEI’s newest employee and SUFE alumnus, Tommy Wu, and members of TEI’s Asia Chapter.
At the event, TEI members were honored to meet and interact with Professor Xiaobing Liu, dean of SUFE’s College of Public Administration and China National People’s Congress deputy, Professor Weiqun Zhu, SUFE’s department head of Taxation Major, and seventy SUFE tax degree candidates. TEI and SUFE marked the occasion by entering into a strategic cooperation framework agreement, providing for collaboration on tax training, tax studies, and future sharing programs, as well as development of a platform of communication and cooperation for members of TEI, tutors, students at SUFE, and others in tax practice. After the signing ceremony, Katrina and Tommy presented a keynote address on their respective educational and career paths and introduced students to TEI and the benefits offered through TEI’s new student membership category.
The event proved rewarding for everyone involved and resulted in numerous applications for TEI student membership. Well done, Asia Chapter!