Student Competitions

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Accor TAKE OFF! Challenge

Accor's TAKE OFF! Student Challenge is an opportunity for students from around the world to pitch ideas in teams of 3 on a real-world and timely case study.  Website details



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Hospitality & Tourism Case Competition

The Annual Hospitality & Tourism Student Case Competition provides an opportunity for students in Hospitality and Tourism Programs to demonstrate their presentation, problem-solving skills and creativity by answering challenging case questions in front of a panel of industry leaders. The University of Guelph will host the competition in 2022.  Website Details 



Hotel Next

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The #hotelNEXT competition is a nationwide contest for Canadian University students to be creative and design their dream hotel.  In front of a live audience, the top three teams chosen will pitch their ideas to a panel of Canadian investors and hotel owners. (Competition was cancelled in 2020/2021)  HFTM's web page details. 


Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge

The Most Talented Leaders Hospitality Challenge, or MTLHC, is international competition based in Canada but with an international reach, designed as a premier opportunity “where hospitality industry students from different schools tackle real-world case studies”. Partnering with both Épik Collection and Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, students will have the ability to face actual industry problems in need to serious solutions.  


Sustainable Hospitality Challenge

We are pleased to share that the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism Management within the LANG School of Business and Economics has joined the Sustainable Hospitality Challenge. This international event is the evolution of the former Genio Worldwide Innovation Summit based out of the Hotelschool The Hague; the Hotelschool has now partnered with the International Hotel Investment Forum to create and host an even larger opportunity for the top hospitality students from around the world. Congratulations to our student team, Tanya Broschinski, Katelyn Sheffield, and Allison Black who will be representing the School in this competition under the guidance of Professor William Murray.




The Great Ethical Dilemma

The Great Ethical Dilemma is a case competition that is completed by first-year business students at the end of the Fall semester. The Introduction to Business course, otherwise known as MGMT 1000 is taught by Professor Kathleen Rodenburg along with her many teaching assistants (TAs) that work hard to guide students through the semester. Students are given a real-life client and are given the task of analyzing the company's competitiveness, internal and external environment, and overall success.


Young Hoteliers Summit

Young Hoteliers Summit

The Young Hoteliers Summit is a gathering of students from the top hotel schools from around the world. The event includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, workshops and more. Media