200 MBA students from around the world competing in Montreal from January 7th-12th, 2008

MONTREAL, January 3 2008 ‚Äì Students from around the world will gather in Montreal next month to participate in Concordia University's John Molson MBA International Case Competition. The 27th edition of this prestigious annual event will be held from January 7th to January 12th, 2008 at the Hilton Bonaventure Hotel (900 de la Gauchetière St. West).
Formulating strategic recommendations on real-world business cases, close to 200 of the best and brightest MBA students from around the world will come together during the 5-day event. In total 36 teams, including groups from Canada, France, China and India, will compete to find the best possible solutions to real problems faced by various organizations. This allows participants to perfect their presentation skills and strategic thinking, under the competent eye of the jury, composed of over 200 prominent members of the business community.
The Dean of the John Molson School of Business, Dr. Sanjay Sharma is one of the event's biggest supporters. “This competition proves JMSB's vitality and dynamism. It pushes students to be ingenious and apply the theory learned in class to common business situations,” he said. “The Competition is determinant in the preparation of tomorrow's business leaders.”
Giving back is the theme chosen by this year's organizers. Amongst other initiatives, Roots Canada t-shirts branded with the Competition's logo will be sold all week, and profits will be given to MBAs Without Borders. This organization helps bring innovative solutions to developing countries by matching experienced business volunteers with local businesses and NGOs.
For more information, please visit www.mbacasecomp.com
Media representatives who wish to assist to the event or interview any of the actors involved can communicate with Caroline Lavergne or Archana Kilambi att 514-826-9622.
Contact: Ana Marinescu
Organizer, 2008 John Molson MBA International Case Competition