On 2 December 2017, the Metro Education and AIA's 20th Anniversary Celebration and 2017 Graduation Ceremony was held at The Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai.
In attendance as guests of honour were AIA President, Leslie Bradley and CEO of Metro Education, Chen Zhenlu. Also represented were AIA Corporate partners Rui Hua LLP, Knight Frank Real Estate Brokers and Citibank.
The event provided an opportunity for AIA, Metro Education and Lixin University to celebrate a 20 year collaboration which has helped to provide AIA student members with a professional environment from which to prepare, study and develop skills in order to successfully obtain the AIA professional qualifications.
Fittingly AIA Students were in also in attendance for their graduation along with family members to celebrate the completion of their AIA exams.
In his speech, Metro Education CEO, Mr. Chen Zhenlu, said: “Congratulations to all AIA graduates, many of whom not only needed to focus on their studies, but also on external family responsibilities. It is truly inspirational to see such a large number of successful gratuates at today’s event.”
Commenting after the event, AIA President Les Bradley, said: “This event has been a fantastic way to celebrate our 20 years of partnership with Metro Education and Lixin University. Over the 20 years we have expanded our network throughout China in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing to name only a few. It is truly remarkable to think how many outstanding international accountants have been trained since we moved into the Chinese market.”
At this year's graduation ceremony, AIA student, Wu Lijun, collected the award for AIA Student of the Year.