The APICS TFC Global Student Final is powered by The Fresh Connection 

In spring 2014, seven APICS districts hosted student case competitions. The winning university teams will be competing, at the APICS 2014 Conference, in a virtual simulation competition: the APICS TFC Global Student Final (formerly the International Student Team Competition).

To ensure this years competition is truly international, the APICS district winners will compete alongside the top five international student teams placing in the virtual competition: The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge. Student teams are representing the continents of Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and North America and are competing for cash prizes and prestige.

The APICS TFC Global Student Final will begin on Friday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. and continue until Saturday at noon. The top 5 teams will then have time to organize their presentations for Sunday afternoon, when they will present to both conference attendees and competition judges. Competition awards will be given Tuesday, 11:30p.m.–1:00 p.m., during the closing luncheon. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Welcome session and introduction round
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Round 1
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Results/snack break
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.: Round 2
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Dinner on-site
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.: Round 3
8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.: Report out (Q&A) to judges 

Saturday, October 182014

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: Round 4
10:30 a.m.–noon: Round 5
Noon–4 p.m.: Presentation preparation (top 5 teams)
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Mardi Gras World Facility Tour
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.: Dinner in the park*

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Noon–1:00 p.m.:  APICS Student Poster Presentations
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.:  the APICS TFC Global Student Final- Student team presentations (top 5 teams)
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: APICS Think Tank (formally Head of Class Competition)
5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception

Monday, October 20, 2014

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.: APICS Student Career Fair Panel Discussion
10:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.: Career Fair, Networking and Interviews
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: Student Town Hall: APICS & U

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.: Closing Lunch, competition awards, and team recognition

Cash Awards:

Grand Prize: $2,500          
2nd Place: $1,500 
3rd Place: $1,000




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