International Food and Agribusiness Management Association
2017 IFAMA STUDENT CASE COMPETITION
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It is with great pleasure that IFAMA announces the 2017 Miami Student Case Competition.
The case competition follows the same protocol IFAMA introduced in Aarhus in 2016, with adjustments as needed given the actual number of teams registering. Up to 36 teams will be accepted during the registration period. Teams require a faculty advisor, who will be the primary contact for communications. Teams will consist of not less than 3 and not more than 5 members.
General Structure of the Competition
The 2017 Miami Case Competition is organized into three tracks:
The preliminary rounds begin on on Sunday, June 18th for all tracks. The official case and instructions are released in 30 minute increments to the first teams beginning at 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and from 10:15 to 11:15 AM. Each team must file their presentation no later than 4 hours after receiving the case. Delays in picking up the case will not extend the deadline.
Teams will present 30 minutes after submitting their presentations and are given 5 minutes to setup; 15-20 min to present, and 5-10 min for Q&A. Team sequence and presentations in each section is randomly selected, however some flexibility is provided to accommodate students who are also presenting research papers should some overlap occur during the Symposium. The final timing for all teams will be posted by the registration desk on Saturday, June 17th and will also be announced at the Student Welcome Reception on Saturday late afternoon, as scheduled in the conference program.
As noted, and contingent on how many teams register, IFAMA can accommodate up to six concurrent sections on Sunday, two per track. This will allow a maximum of (2 sections x 3 tracks x 6 teams) = 36 teams to register and compete. The event will be capped at 36 teams. Each section will send a finalist team to Monday’s finals. In case there is only one section for a given track, the section will send two finalists on Monday.
There will be a first and second place winning team in each track: Undergraduate, Intermediate and Graduate; each receiving the same recognition. Winners will be announced at the Presidential Banquet on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017.
The table below presents the timing of Monday’s final rounds. Please note the strict timing guidelines.
Schedule for Monday’s case release and final presentation.
Registration Process, Teams
Registration Process for Students not in a Team
IFAMA welcomes application for registration by “unattached students” who will be placed in appropriate “international” teams. Indeed, some of these teams composed by unattached students have done extremely well in the past (check out the winning teams from prior years!).
The process will be similar to that presented above for teams with these exceptions / modifications:
A Visa may be required to enter the USA to attend the 2017 Miami conference. IFAMA will provide appropriate letter of invitations to registered students (i.e. reg. fees paid) requiring a US Visa.
It is the responsibility of the individual student to verify whether or not they need a Visa, and to determine the appropriate deadline required by the US Visa Processing Authorities to process a visa application in time for Miami.
Students who require an endorsement letter from IFAMA must allow time to meet the deadlines. Letter request information will be available on this website by February 1.
Email letters will be processed and emailed back weekly. If an original letter is required by the US authorities, please be advised that it will be sent by regular mail, or by courier, provided a courier fee of US$ 100 is added to and paid with the registration fee. This fee will offset the couriering costs; students are therefore invited to act early to save the need for this cost.
For information please contact: Dr. Francesco Braga, CEO, IFAMA Email: email@example.com
February 1, 2017 - Registration opens: formal applications accepted by IFAMA