The summer holidays are over, and for students, the school year has already started for good. Thus, the work of the organising team of the next, already the 8th, edition of the High School Business Challenge has started intensively.
But before we provide you with information on the upcoming edition of the competition, here is a summary of the international final of the 7th High School Business Challenge!
The beginning of July was a very intensive period for the contestants, on the 6th of July the best teams from four countries: “Vygrachanci” representing the Czech Republic, “Medallion” representing Poland, “GBAS Flexers C.B.” representing Slovakia and “Warrin Buffet” representing Hungary, came to Warsaw to face the final battle for victory in the 7th edition of the High School Business Challenge, and have a lot of fun at the same time.
For two days the participants were solving competition cases and preparing presentations, which they proudly presented on 9th July at one of the halls of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. During their stay in Warsaw, in addition to working on their tasks, the participants had many attractions waiting for them, such as going out to restaurants, workshops or visiting the capital in the form of an exciting city game. The last day of the international final was crowned with a Gala in the Stock Exchange building, where participants, organisers, judges, patrons, and partners had the opportunity to sum up the event and officially thank everyone for their invaluable contribution to the project.
The key moment of the event was the announcement of the competition results. Among the teams representing the Visegrad Group countries, it was the Slovak team “GBAS FLEXERS C.B.” who managed to win the main prize worth €2,400! Big applause for Samuel Mihalčík, Šimon Pekar, Filip Chobor, Anton Krilek, Gabriel Berger and team mentor Andrej Mokriš! The competition at this year’s High School Business Challenge was extremely high. While working on the competition tasks, the participants demonstrated great knowledge and impressive skills in cooperation and coping with time pressure. Congratulations to all the teams, you did a great job!
Both the international final and the entire 7th edition of the High School Business Challenge would not have been possible without the great support and help of our partners. Many thanks to the Warsaw School of Economics and its Student Business Research Group, the Faculty of International Relations (FIR) of Prague University of Economics, the Central Europe Association – a student organisation at the Corvinus University in Budapest, the NHF Student Parliament – a student representative body at Bratislava University of Economics, the Foreign Trade Corporation and CIMA. It is an honour for us to be able to cooperate with such respected organisations.
We would also like to thank the guests of honour who graced the High School Business Challenge Final Gala with their presence: Mr. Tomasz Kulas, Deputy of the Department of Curriculum and Textbooks, representing the Ministry of Education and Science, Mr. Wiesław Tarka, Deputy Director of the Department of European Policy, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Antoni Chojnowski, representing the Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology, Mr. Julian Żelaznowski, representing the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Pro-rector of SGH, prof. Jacek Prokop, Mr. Leszek Hajnowski, President of the Foreign Trade Corporation of the Warsaw School of Economics, Ms. Elżbieta Pełka, President of the Polish National Sales Awards and Board Member of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Adam Czerniak, Head of the Department of Institutional and Political Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics, Research Director at Polityka Insight.
We are very grateful for the Honorary Patronage of the High School Business Challenge project by the Minister of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour and Technology Development, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rector of the Warsaw School of Economics, Ministry of Education in Slovakia, Ministry of Human Resources in Hungary and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Czech Republic. For media patronage, we would like to thank the national daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita.
We would like to extend special thanks to the Visegrad Fund, whose financial support has made it possible to take the High School Business Challenge to a new, international level.
Once again, thank you to everyone who has contributed to the development of our competition.
A special thanks and appreciation goes to the participants of the competition, for whom the High School Business Challenge was created and without whom it would not make sense.
We have done our best to ensure that the competition is held to the highest possible standard. However, we will try to make the 8th edition of the High School Business Challenge even better. More details will be revealed soon!
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