The Global Management Challenge is the biggest global strategy and management competition held every year, attracting over half a million people from over 30 countries. For competitors, the Global Management Challenge offers an alternative platform, removed from the theory of the classroom or the rigid corporate structure, where young men and women can learn what leadership in business really entails – they grow and manage virtual companies in simulations that mirror the real world. This is a challenge that begun 36 years ago and at that time Portugal was the only country that took part in the competition. To date the number of countries distributed throughout Europe, Latin America, Asian and Africa that have embraced the global management challenge is over 30.
The theme of the competition was “Transformation Through Experience”; participants were encouraged to leverage each other’s unique strengths and all finalist were given a personality assessment by Profiles International in order to help them understand their unique leadership styles.