Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 340 – We did not get an award? We shall organize one ourselves
After class, Feng Yu saw Wu Zhigang waiting for him outside.
“How is it? Do we have a chance to get the award?”
It was not sure when it started. China had all sorts of awards. From National level to City level. There were lots of categories, but the product that won an award can print it on the packaging. This will help the sales for the products. These types of products can even be priced higher. The consumers at this time trusted these awards.
There were lesser award categories in Longjiang, and most of these awards were given to state-owned enterprises. Wind and Rain products did not win anything despite the humidifiers, and bladeless fans were nominated for a technological category.
Feng Yu thought that he could get at least 1 award. His products were all best sellers and were even exported. From Wu Zhigang’s expression, Feng Yu knew that he did not win anything.
Wu Zhigang said angrily: “Manager Feng, we will not win anything. I heard that these awards were for the state-owned enterprises. Our products were nominated was because Mayor Zhang pulled some strings. It was impossible for us to win these awards. The organizers did not take the sales volume, technology or profits into considerations. They only look at the background of the company!”
Feng Yu had forgotten to send the organizers some gifts.
“What are the products that will win the awards?”
Wu Zhigang told Feng Yu about the products that had won. Feng Yu had heard of some of these products. But the majority of these products were unheard of. He was not happy to lose to these unknown products.
“Since they do not want to give us the awards, then let’s do it ourselves. We will organize an award ceremony and present awards to ourselves!”
Huh? We create an award ceremony and give the awards to ourselves? Manager Feng wants to create a fake award for themselves?
Wu Zhigang was shocked: “Manager Feng, do we need to create fake awards for ourselves? Even if our products did not win any awards, we are still doing well both in China and overseas. Will it be risky to do this?”
Feng Yu stared at Wu Zhigang: “Risky? No, no, no. There is no risk at all. You go back to your hotel first. I still have one more class. I will discuss with you at your hotel after my lessons.”
In Feng Yu’s previous life, many created some committees or associations and gave themselves awards. It was until many years later, these people were exposed.
Many companies were making use of these associations and committees to give awards to themselves and increases their sales.
These people engaged some professors or experts as judges. Some even got government officials to be the judges and will pay the judges for their appearances. Since Feng Yu was to organize an award ceremony, he will also have fixed winners.
Your prize is only a certificate? Our award will be more than certificates. We will give something practical, like promote this award ceremony aggressively and let the consumers know about this. This way, those award-winning products will also be in the limelight.
“Zhigang, you go and contact those dealers. Ask them if any impressive products did not win any awards before. We will invite these companies when we organize our own award ceremony.”
“Ah? Manager Feng, will they want to come to the ceremony?”
“If the judges are from the planning committee?” Feng Yu smiled and asked.
Planning committee? This was an influential government department. If those companies knew about this, they would be queueing up to be part of this award ceremony. There was no need to invite them
Feng Yu will not want to set up some fake association. If he wants to set up an association, he will create a real association!
Master Lu can get officials to be the judges for this award ceremony. He has lots of connections with the planning committee. This association can also be registered under some planning committee. This was an easy task.
Wu Zhigang had an incredible look: “Planning committee? You are saying that our awards will be presented by the planning committee? Didn’t you say this award will be organized by ourselves?”
“We will just use their name as a front. We can just donate some money to them, and they will agree. You don’t need to worry about this. Now the most important thing is to get some state-owned enterprises to participate. We have to make this award as grand as possible. We must also invite some prominent brands to join. I want this award ceremony to be the most prestigious industrial award in China!”
“Master Lu, I’m Feng Yu. Are you in Beijing? I have some problems, and I need your help.”
“Brother Feng, your problem is my problem. Tell me what happened?” Master Lu agreed to help readily. The last time he helped Feng Yu, and he got high returns. He knew that Feng Yu could easily take out 1 billion RMB for investment, he treated Feng Yu even better.
“Master Lu, I want to organize an awards ceremony for the business world…… Can you help me register this association under some planning committee? Just tell me how much it will cost. I will transfer the money over!”
Master Lu was surprised. Many people went to him for help, like getting approvals, government subsidies or awards. But this was the first time someone wanted him to help to organize an award ceremony/
What was Feng Yu planning? He…… want to give himself awards?
This was quite a difficult task, but it was not impossible. The most important thing was Feng Yu was willing to spend money. With money, all problems can be solved.
It was not that Master Lu wanted Feng Yu’s money. It was the planning committee that needs money. If the planning committee received some sponsorships, they would be willing to be the organizers. After all, the planning committee at this time was in charge of lots of things.
“This should not be a problem. Let me ask how much is needed, and we can discuss the details later. Is this urgent?”
“A little. If possible, settle this before the year ends and we can have the award ceremony on New Year Eve!”
Master Lu does not understand why Feng Yu wanted the award presentation on New Year Eve. Maybe he wanted to make use of the holiday. Although it was a bit rush, there should be sufficient time. Master Lu agreed and asked Feng Yu to wait for his news.
“Director Hou, I’m Feng Yu. You don’t recognize my voice? Are you busy? How’s your research on the engines?”
“Hahaha, Manager Feng. The research is going well. It is all because of your help. Next year, we will complete this research, and we will upgrade all our existing technologies and produce one of the best helicopters in the world!” Hou Haitao was in a good mood. The technologies Feng Yu got for him were a complete set. They could easily digest it and used it to improve their existing technologies. Now, the Aviation Factory was the number one helicopter manufacturer in China.
“Director Hou, our Bing City Aviation Factory had made sure a great contribution to the nation, what award did the higher ups give you?” Feng Yu purposely asked.
“Award? What awards can we get? We had just understood those technologies you gave us and just produce a new prototype. Even if we are able to mass produce this model, the higher-ups will just praise us. That’s enough for us.”
“Sigh…… Director Hou, you have made such a great contribution to our nation. How can the higher up just praise you and your factory? I heard that the planning committee will be organizing a National level award ceremony to present awards to the factories, companies, organizations, that had made great contributions to the nation. Did you receive the invitation? No? I will help you ask around. They must at least give our Bing City Aviation Factory an award for all your hard work. Don’t worry about this. Just leave this to me!”
After hanging up the phone, Hou Haitao was in a daze.
What leave it to you? What is this award? Did I agree to participate? Why is the Feng Yu so enthusiastic to help me today?