• Trial Run, Online Competition

    • Deadline for acceptance of teams for Trial Run – Wednesday 17th January 2018
    • Finalization of Groups and distribution of history – Thursday 18th January 2018
    • Trial Run – 1st set of decisions due – Tuesday 23rd January 2018
    • Trial Run – 2nd set of decisions due – Friday 26th January 2018
    • Trial Run – 3rd set of decisions due – Tuesday 30th January 2018
  • Round 1, Online Competition

    • Deadline for accepting teams for Round 1 – Wednesday 7th February 2018
    • Finalisation of Groups and distribution of history – Thursday 8th February 2018
    • Round 1 – 1st set of decisions due Tuesday – 13th February 2018
    • Round 1 – 2nd set of decisions due Friday – 16th February 2018
    • Round 1 – 3rd set of decisions due Tuesday – 20th February 2018
    • Round 1 – 4th set of decisions due Friday – 23rd February 2018
    • Round 1 – 5th set of decisions due Tuesday – 27th February 2018
    • Announcement of teams proceeding to Round 2 – Friday 2nd March 2018
  • Round 2, Online Competition

    • Finalisation of Groups and distribution of history – Thursday 8th March 2018
    • Round 2 – 1st set of decisions due - Tuesday 13th March 2018
    • Round 2 – 2nd set of decisions due - Friday 16th March 2018
    • Round 2 – 3rd set of decisions due - Tuesday 20th March 2018
    • Round 2 – 4th set of decisions due - Friday 23rd March 2018
    • Round 2 – 5th set of decisions due – Tuesday 27th March 2018
    • Announcement of teams proceeding to UAE Final – Thursday 29th March 2018
  • UAE Final, Dubai, Onsite Event

    • UAE Final Competition – Saturday 7th April 2018
    • UAE Final Awards Event – Monday 9th April 2018
  • International Final - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Onsite Event

    • Opening ceremony – Monday 16th April 2018
    • International Semi-final Competition -Tuesday 17th April 2018
    • International Final Competition & awards event - Wednesday 18th April 2018
  1. Participation in the Trial Run is not mandatory.  However, we encourage participants to take part in the Trial Run as it provides them a unique opportunity to get to know the Virtual Company and gain experience in managing it for a span of 3 quarters, corresponding to 2 weeks in actual time.  The results of the Trial Run are not counted for subsequent rounds and as such do not impact team rankings in the Competition.
  2. The Competition Organizers reserve the right to change the scheduled dates and deadlines in case of unforeseen circumstances, including for example, but not limited to, failures of any ISP (Internet Service Provider) which hosts the Competition Organisers’ and/or SDG’s website. Any changes to the calendar will be published on the Competition social media pages Facebook / LinkedIn and, when practical, notified to all team leaders by e-mail.
  3. The cutoff time for the decisions in the Trial Run, Round 1 and Round 2 is 3 p.m. UAE standard time.
  4. The Management Reports following each set of decisions are made available on the Competition Organisers’ website not later than 9 hours following the cutoff times.
  5. The cutoff time for the decisions in the UAE Final and the International Final will be commnicated prior to the respective events.