29th Annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) hosted by Queen’s
January 19, 2007
Teams from more than 30 universities in Canada and around the world faced off at the 29th Annual Inter-Collegiate Business Competition (ICBC) this weekend in Kingston. Hosted by Queen’s School of Business Commerce students the event is the largest and longest-running undergraduate business case competition of its kind in Canada.
To get to the prestigious final weekend competition, students must first compete in the preliminary inter-university round, held in November, in one of eight disciplines: Accounting, Business Policy, Debating, Ethics, Finance, Labour Arbitration, Marketing, and Management Information Systems (MIS).
ICBC provides competitors with an experience that is uniting, enriching, and challenging,” said Maxime Pelletier (BCom’08) who, along with Nadja Schauer (BCom’07), co-chaired this year’s event. “These competitors are the true business leaders of tomorrow.”
In the final competition weekend, competitors undergo five pressuring hours of case analysis in their discipline, which they then present to a panel of judges comprised of industry representatives and members of the national news media. This year the team from Queen’s School of Business took first prize in the Debating discipline.
For competition details and additional photos please visit www.icbconline.ca.
The year’s ICBC weekend began Thursday afternoon with a wine and cheese sponsored by Deloitte, and was followed by the Cadbury Opening Banquet. Competitive events took place Friday and Saturday and the winning teams were announced at the Unilever Final Banquet Saturday evening.
Dubbed by one competitor as the “Stanley Cup of undergraduate business schools,” ICBC is a spirit-filled weekend that allows competitors and volunteers to interact with judges, sponsor representatives and students from other universities.
ICBC moves into its 30th year under the leadership of Queen’s Commerce students Darryl Proniuk and Natasha Struminikovski.