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Program description and Team Eligibility 2017-11-23T17:37:12+00:00

2018 NASBITE International Student Case Competition

March 22-23, 2018

Baltimore, Maryland

Introducing the NEW 2018 Student Case Competition!

The 2018 NASBITE International Student Case Competition is open to all colleges and universities that have an academic business program, and brings together top undergraduate business and/or marketing students to solve a real-world international marketing challenge provided by 2018 sponsoring company, Otto Environmental.

The goals of the NASBITE Student Case Competition are: The goals of the NASBITE Student Case Competition are:

  • To provide undergraduate college and university students the opportunity to work collaboratively on a creative solution to an international marketing challenge, and to put their presentation and networking skills to work.
  • To provide the sponsoring company access to the very best undergraduate business and marketing students presenting potential solutions to their international marketing challenges.
  • To provide a solid foundation for student involvement and participation within NASBITE International.

New Format for 2018!

For the 2018 Competition, up to eight student teams will compete during the 2018 NASBITE International Annual Conference, presenting before a live audience their proposed solutions to a real exporting challenge, which will be revealed on March 1, 2018.

At the NASBITE Annual Conference in Baltimore, each student team will have up to 30 minutes to present their case before a panel of judges. At the end of the judging, three finalist teams will be announced, and finalists will be assigned an additional case challenge. The following afternoon, finalists will have 30 minutes each to present their solutions to the new challenge announced the previous day. Judges will again score the finalist presentations, and the winning student team will be announced during the Closing Reception & Annual Member Meeting on the evening of March 23.

A team registration fee will cover one instructor and up to four students, and includes registration for the Annual Conference (which includes breakfast and lunch on two days, and a Student Mixer on one evening, plus Conference Keynotes and Sessions and networking opportunities). The team fee does not include travel or lodging expenses. Teams must register and submit all fees by January 15, 2018 in order to receive the case on March 1 and a spot in the program for presentation of their solution.

The 2018 Case Competition Subject Company: Otto Environmental Systems

Otto’s North American operation is a member of the worldwide Otto Group, providing manufacturing locations in the United States, Europe & Asia. Tracing its roots back to 1934, Otto was founded in Kreuztal, Germany. The Otto Group entered the waste management industry in 1950, and in 1965 pioneered the injection-molded 2-wheel trash cart that is now in use across the world today. Its North American operations were formed more than 25 years ago and competes as one of the largest waste container suppliers in its market. The company is 100 percent family owned with high-quality container offerings available across the globe.

Otto Environmental Systems North America, Inc., offers a vast array of plastic containers to suit the world’s growing needs, from residential waste and recycling disposal, to commercial collection, to private brand initiatives.

Otto’s Quality Management System (QMS) is designed to ensure that customer, industry, and international regulatory standards and requirements are adhered to. Each container is directed through a comprehensive plan of checks and balances. An important aspect of administering quality systems is globally recognized certifications that represent control in manufacturing practices.

Otto is a full-service solutions manufacturer specializing in products and service for the Waste Industry. With more than 100M carts in action around the world, Otto is known for long-lasting, rugged containers and container servicing solutions for residential or commercial waste collection.

Otto offers residential containers in 25-95 gallons, commercial containers in 1-8 yards, a variety of litter receptacles for public spaces, and a selection of containers suitable for the growing organics sector.

For more information, visit http://www.otto-usa.com

Meet Our Partners & Sponsors

Summit PREMIERE Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Businesses trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch for complete financial solutions and guidance. We work with you closely to deliver our powerful platform — locally and globally. With our longstanding U.S. presence and access to more than 140 currencies and 200 territories, we can help you achieve the full potential of your business, wherever your ambition takes you. Learn more at bofaml.com/businessbanking

Summit Event Sponsor: BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc.
BGI Worldwide Logistics, Inc. is the on-demand freight transportation and logistics specialist providing domestic and international third-party logistics services to commercial customers. BGI specializes in delivering unique solutions to complex shipping problems. Our customers rely on us as their expert resource in an increasingly complex domestic and international transportation environment. For More information on BGI Worldwide Logistics: http://www.bgiworldwide.com/ or email to sales@bgiworldwide.com

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