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Laurentian University students to represent Canada on the international stage

Six students from the Faculty of Management will take part in a business simulation competition in Russia

November 22, 2018 – The Faculty of Management of Laurentian University is proud to announce that six of its students will be representing Canada at the 22nd International Workshop in Russia from April 6 to 19, 2019. 

Organized by South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences of Germany and hosted by M.I. Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI) of Russia, the international workshop consists of a business simulation competition and a cultural exchange experience aiming to bring together students from around the world to discover how competition, cooperation and communication lead to success. Seven countries will be represented at the event, including Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Russia, and Switzerland. 

The week-long business simulation event will take place in Sochi. Teams comprised of students representing each country will compete by making strategic business decisions within a diverse cultural environment. Students will then head to Moscow and St. Petersburg to visit local businesses and organizations, such as CLASS, an agricultural machinery company, and the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce. 

“This workshop allows our students to gain a better understanding of how cultural differences play a role in business decision-making. It is also a great opportunity for them to network and develop long-lasting global connections,” said Bernadette Schell, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Management at Laurentian University.

The Laurentian-Canada team is composed of Gavin Kadlec (Administration des affaires), Moe Alaeddine Sawyer Baby and Wanlin Lv (Business Administration), as well as Jack Laushway and Ryan Dumoulin (Sports Administration).


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