• Trial Run, Online Competition

    • Deadline for acceptance of teams for Trial Run – Thursday 19th January 2017
    • Finalisation of Groups and distribution of history – Friday 20th January 2017
    • Trial Run – 1st set of decisions due – Tuesday 24th January 2017
    • Trial Run – 2nd set of decisions due – Friday 27th January 2017
    • Trial Run – 3rd set of decisions due – Monday 30th January 2017
  • Round 1, Online Competition

    • Deadline for accepting teams for Round 1 – Thursday 2nd February 2017
    • Finalisation of Groups and distribution of history – Friday 3rd February 2017
    • Round 1 – 1st set of decisions due Tuesday – 7th February 2017
    • Round 1 – 2nd set of decisions due Friday – 10th February 2017
    • Round 1 – 3rd set of decisions due Monday – 13th February 2017
    • Round 1 – 4th set of decisions due Thursday – 16th February 2017
    • Round 1 – 5th set of decisions due Monday – 20th February 2017
    • Announcement of teams proceeding to Round 2 – Monday 20th February 2017
  • Round 2, Online Competition

    • Finalisation of Groups and distribution of history – Friday 24rd February 2017
    • Round 2 – 1st set of decisions due - Tuesday 28th February 2017
    • Round 2 – 2nd set of decisions due - Friday 3rd March 2017
    • Round 2 – 3rd set of decisions due - Monday 6th March 2017
    • Round 2 – 4th set of decisions due - Thursday 9th March 2017
    • Round 2 – 5th set of decisions due – Monday 13th March 2017
    • Announcement of teams proceeding to UAE Final – Monday 13th March 2017
  • UAE Final, Dubai, Onsite Event

    • UAE Final Competition – Saturday 18th March 2017
    • UAE Final Awards Event – Monday 20th March 2017
  • International Final - Doha, Qatar, Onsite Event

    • Opening ceremony – Monday 10th April 2017
    • International Semi-final Competition -Tuesday 11th April 2017
    • International Final Competition & awards event - Wednesday 12th April 2017
  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.