A case competition is an event where teams of 4 receive a case study for a limited period of time. During this period, the teams must identify the most prominent issues facing the company and develop a strategy to address these key issues in order to help companies achieve their goals. Winning strategies require attention to detail, creativeness and business acumen when presenting recommendations. Whilst competition formats differ around the world, the essence is for students to emulate industry practices and apply technical knowledge. Case teams must be able to work together to present a cohesive recommendation to a mock board of directors who judge their work. However, this is only an aspect of the experiences available at a case competition. Case competitions also allow students to network with other motivated and talented students and industry professionals from around the world through informal social gatherings and formal roundtable discussions of contemporary business issues.