The BCG Strategy Cup is the largest business competition in Belgium, giving students the opportunity to discover strategy consulting firsthand. During the 2016 edition, participants had the chance to tackle a key strategic challenge for a real BCG client: Solvay, a leading global chemical group headquartered in Brussels.
More than 1,100 Belgian students participated in the 2016 BCG Strategy Cup, which took place from February 15 through February 18. The teams were asked to think of new, creative initiatives addressing Solvay’s key strategic topics in sustainability and eco-mobility. After evaluating all submitted recommendations, 15 semifinalist teams were selected. They were coached by BCG consultants to develop their recommendations and had the chance to interview Solvay management.
In the end, four teams were selected to participate in the finals during the closing event at Square Brussels. All participants were invited to join the event, where they watched the finalists present their recommendations to the jury. Afterward, we celebrated with a walking dinner, cocktails, and a live DJ. This year, the bachelor team ProblemSolvayn (KUL) and the mixed team White Sharkies (ULB) won the BCG Strategy Cup! Congratulations to both teams!
The 2016 Strategy Cup was another successful edition. We appreciate all the participants’ motivation and enthusiasm!
Stay tuned. More info on the 2017 BCG Strategy Cup coming soon!