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JDC Central, now in its fifth year, is Canada’s fastest growing business competition. With representation from 15 schools from across Central and Atlantic Canada, JDCC has become one of the premier business competitions in the country. The three-day event brings delegates together to compete against each other in Academic, Debate, Sports and Social competitions, representing the different segments of university life. This year the competition will be held at the University of Guelph from January 24th-26th.
Academic Case teams are comprised of three delegates. Each team is given three hours to solve a business case and build a presentation of their recommendations. The teams have to solve the case with limited resources and no connection to the internet or outside world, only leaving them with their creativity, preparation and training to solve the cases complex problems. Industry experts judge competitors on the feasibility and value of each team’s proposal.
The competition has eight (8) academic cases:
The social competition enables delegates to compete in a series of fun, challenging and often strenuous situations. Each university puts together a team of four gregarious and energetic delegates to face-off against each other. The often outlandish events see the delegates compete in relay races, dance-offs or improv comedy routines. They are on call at every hour during the competition and never know when or where their next challenge may start. The social competitions are meant to test the team’s ability to think quickly, stay in character and to work together as a team.
The sports competition let delegates represent their University athletically in a friendly and spirited competition. Each university puts together a team of eight athletes to compete in two separate sporting tournaments. The sports that are played are often traditional ones like soccer or football or non-traditional sports like dodge ball or planet ball. Delegates demonstrate the true meaning of teamwork, determination and strategy throughout the competition.
The JDCC 2014 sports are:
The debate competition enables delegates to utilize their ability to reason, react quickly and demonstrate their public speaking while competing in a Canadian parliamentary-style debate. Each university puts together a team of four quick-witted individuals to represent either the Government or Opposition in topics that range from the development of the oil sands to financial regulation. Delegates demonstrate their knowledge of current events and parliamentary debate procedure to debate their peers to convey their position.
The University of Guelph’s College of Management and Economics is proud to invite you to be part of JDC Central 2014. Since its inception in 1989, Jeux du Commerce and its affiliates have grown to become one of Canada’s most well respected business competitions, making JDC Central an excellent addition to any business student’s resume.
This competition brings together like-minded and talented students from across the country to compete and interact with one another, enabling them grow their network and build on their skills.
Here is what past delegates have said about JDC Central:
“JDCC is not just another competition or conference; it is a life changing event that every business student should experience. The bonds and memories you create will stay with you long after the event is finished, and they will continuously motivate you to aspire for more.”– Alex Debowski, Ted Rogers School of Management
“JDCC is an experience of a lifetime! You meet so many great people, you get exposure to some of the top employers in Canada, and most importantly, you have a great time in the process”– Luke Maxwell, Brock University
“The JDCC weekend is one of the best ways to showcase your skills and at the same time demonstrate your school spirit through camaraderie with your competitors. This weekend will be the best weekend of your life!”– Jorge Velez, Ted Rogers School of Management
“JDCC was an EPIC experience on all levels! The amazing memories, fun and ridiculous times that I had – I would definitely do it again in a heartbeat!”– Alice Zhou, Rotman School of Management
“JDC Central is one of my best university experiences. I learned so much and met lifelong friends. I am definitely a different person after attending JDC Central 2010 and 2011 than I was before. ”– Michael Fleming, Sprott School of Business
Jeux du Commerce has witnessed tremendous success since its inception in Quebec in 1989. Over the course of its 25 year history, it has become a prestigious annual event that brings together over 1,200 of the top business students from across Quebec. Due to the success of Jeux du Commerce, the competition expanded to the rest of the country. In 2006, the inaugural JDC West was held in Vancouver. In light of four successful years in Western Canada, the competition took root in Eastern Canada and was held by Ryerson University in 2010 under the name JDC Central. Since then, JDC Central has been hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University, Carleton University and Dalhousie University. The JDC brand of competitions invites hundreds of business students to compete annually in January, continuing a long legacy of academic excellence and competitive integrity.
JDC Central can only be made possible by the countless hours put in by the Organizing Committee. The Organizing committee’s 12 members have worked year round to organize this fantastic gathering of the best and brightest that Central and Atlantic Canadian business schools have to offer.
Jena’s previous experiences include: JDCC Guelph Godparent (2013) and President of the CMESA (2013). Jena has been involved in twenty-two large scale events, twelve of which she planned herself. Jena’s primary responsibilities will be the planning and execution of the logistical aspect of JDCC (Events, Sports, Social, Debate and Academics).
Chelsea’s previous experiences include: JDCC Sprott Debate (2010), JDCC Guelph Captain (2012), JDCC Guelph Godparent (2013) and Director of Marketing for CMESA (2013). Chelsea’s primary responsibilities will be in the development and sustainability of JDCC (Finance, Marketing, Information Technology, Human Resources and Corporate Relations).
Torsten’s previous experience includes: JDCC Ryerson Entrepreneurship (2011), JDCC Ryerson Captain (2012), JDCC Ryerson Godparent (2013). Torsten’s primary responsibilities will be the delegate experience and reach of the competition. Website design and maintenance, social media outlets and networking events fall under Torsten’s portfolio.
Adnan’s previous experience includes: JDCC Guelph Accounting (2013). Adnan’s primary responsibilities will be budgeting and accounting for the twelve OC members spending throughout the preparation and execution of the competition.
Joel’s previous experiences include: JDCC Guelph Sports (2013), Director Corporate Sponsorship for the CMESA (2012). Joel’s primary responsibilities include the preparation of the sponsorship package, obtaining and maintaining corporate sponsorship and ensuring JDCC is able to continue by support of its partners.
Stephanie’s previous experiences include: JDCC Guelph Social (2012), Volunteer (2013). Stephanie’s primary responsibilities include the recruitment, selection and coordination of all staff and volunteers leading up to and during the competition.
Steven’s previous experiences include: Volunteer (2013). Steven’s primary responsibilities include planning, executing and troubleshooting the technical aspect of JDCC. Steven has been working closely with GrandezVous to bring an entirely new experience for delegates.
Lianne is new to JDCC but has an impressive resume in events and sponsorship, including working on projects with the NFL, Speed Skating Canada, Alliance Films and the Canadian Olympics Committee. Lianne’s primary responsibilities will be in the planning, scheduling and execution of the competitions events including the end Gala.
Scott’s previous experiences include: JDCC Brock Strategy (2011, 2012), JDCC Brock Godparent (2013). Scott’s primary responsibilities will be in the planning, scheduling and execution of the Debate aspect of the competition.
Jas’ previous experiences include: JDCC Guelph Accounting (2013). Jas’ primary responsibilities will be in the planning, scheduling and execution of the Academic/Case component of the competition.
Joshua’s previous experiences include: JDCC Guelph Social (2012, 2013). Joshua’s primary responsibilities will be in the planning, scheduling and execution of the eight Social challenges throughout the competition.
Robbie is new to JDCC, but has an impressive resume of athletic experience, including serving as the Guelph Varsity Men’s Soccer Captain and Captain of Team Canada at the 2013 university soccer championships in Russia. Robbie’s primary responsibilities will be in the planning, scheduling and execution of the Sports component of the competition.
JDC Central is Central Canada’s largest business competition, bringing together over 600 delegates from Canadian business schools in Ontario, Québec and the Maritimes. JDC Central will be hosted January 24th to 26th, 2014 at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario.
For any questions or concerns regarding JDCC 2014 please feel free to contact us:
MacDonald Institute Room 145
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
Without the generous support provided by our sponsors, JDC Central would not be possible. It is only in partnership with companies like yours that we are able to provide such an incredible opportunity and experience for business students from Central and Atlantic Canada.
Thank you again for your interest in JDC Central. As always, we attempt to be as flexible as possible in offering our sponsors the best value while balancing the needs and rights of our other sponsors. If these opportunities do not match the needs of your organization, please feel free to contact us directly to discuss other opportunities in getting involved with JDC Central 2014.
There are five levels of sponsorship at JDC Central this year that provide different benefits to you and your company. The sponsorship team and the organizing committee will work hard to provide you with what you feel is most valuable for your firm, while maintaining a balance with all corporate sponsors.
Premier level sponsorship offers your firm maximum exposure in all publications, printed articles, social media and presentations of JDC Central. This level of sponsorship offers additional visibility by having logos present on all delegate tags, the opportunity to be showcased daily in our partners’ exhibition concourse, a keynote address at the closing gala, as well as the ability to present the “School of the Year” trophy to the winning university.
As our “Sport Executive Sponsor” you have exclusive access to our sport competitors throughout the duration of the sports competition. Your organization will be showcased at all sporting events and you will have unique networking opportunities with competitors pre and post competition. Your logo will be on all sports items including but not limited to water bottles, jerseys and sports equipment.
As an “Executive Sponsor” at JDC Central, your firm will have the opportunity to present the Academic Cup Award at the closing gala. This presentation includes a five minute address to 700 of the top students from Central and Atlantic Canada. In addition, you will have access to all events and presentations, the opportunity to be present in our partners’ exhibition concourse, and multiple opportunities to network and promote your firm pre and post competition.
“Associate Sponsors” at JDC Central have the opportunity to sponsor our evening socials where 700 business students can relax, unwind, and network with each other. This sponsorship opportunity provides your firm with exclusive exposure to all participating students in their down time. Which is a great way to really get to know them!
As an “Academic Case Sponsor” your firm will sponsor an academic case and can provide up to two (2) judges in 2 academic domains. Along with being able to present the case specific award at the final gala. You will have the opportunity to be present in our partners’ exhibition concourse and will have exclusive access to students in your academic domain for a debrief following their presentations.
To inquire about sponsoring this event, for more information please contact the Vice President – Corporate Relations, Joel Donkersgoed
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