HONG KONG, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Asia has joined hands with the Jewellery Institute of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic in China to set up the UBM Asia Scholarship and UBM Asia Grant for the students. This School-Enterprise collaboration aims to recognise students with outstanding academic achievement and to support the underprivileged students. The signing ceremony and the first UBM Asia Scholarship and UBM Asia Grant presentation ceremony was held on 27 November 2012 at Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic.
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Government officials from Guangzhou Education Bureau, Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality, Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau of Panyu Guangzhou Municipality, and guests from Guangdong Gold and Silver Jewellery Association, Guangdong Golden Jewellery and Jade Industry Association, Gold Association of Guang Dong Province, Guangzhou Panyu Jewelry Manufacturers Association attended the ceremony to witness the signing of the collaboration agreement between UBM Asia, represented by Mr. Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, and Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, represented by Mr. Wang Chang, Dean of Jewellery Institute.UBM Asia funds Renminbi 50,000 yuan for the UBM Asia Scholarship and 30,000 yuan for the UBM Asia Grant every year with an annual Awards Presentation Ceremony. The first UBM Asia Scholarship was presented to 13 outstanding students by Mr. Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, Ms. Wang Xiaoqiang, Vice Director of Guangzhou Education Bureau and Mr. Li Guorong, Vice Director of Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality. UBM Asia Grant was presented to 13 underprivileged students by Mr. Meng Yuanbei, Party Secretary of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, Mr. Shao Guo Liang, Director of Guangzhou Education Bureau Higher Education Office and Mr. Li Zhiwei, Director of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau of Panyu Guangzhou Municipality. Mr. Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia said: "UBM Asia is not only dedicated to developing trade exhibitions and promoting international trade, but also takes an active role in community services. UBM Asia cares about the development of talent in the jewellery industry. Through the collaboration with the Jewelry Institute of Guangzhou Panyu Polytechnic, we hope to provide more practical learning experience to the students, and groom them to become jewellery professionals with international mindedness, thereby contributing to the development of jewellery industry in China." UBM Asia will arrange its management teams to give lectures at the Jewelry Institute, and invite teachers and students to its jewellery fairs. In addition, UBM Asia will launch a special incentive programme. Students winning awards in international and national jewellery competitions will be fully funded to visit the world's largest jewellery fair, the September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair organised by UBM Asia. These initiatives aim to facilitate students to know more about the jewellery industry and be better prepared for serving this global industry.