Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)
January 8-11, 2014
The annual Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) prepares participants to understand the critical issues that are unique to family enterprise by applying the knowledge and expertise they have developed in the classroom towards solving complex family business cases. During four tough rounds of competition, teams present their case to a distinguished panel of judges who will determine which group best understood, analyzed and presented the case.
Held in Burlington, Vermont, participants will have the opportunity to discover one of the America's Best Downtowns and a Top 10 City for Outdoor Recreation. Situated within an easy drive of Montreal, Boston, and New York City, Burlington offers many convenient opportunities for arriving, exploring and departing. FECC will also feature many events other than the competition itself, allowing students and coaches the chance to interact with industry professionals and sponsoring organizations during select program meals, social events and local trips.
In its first year, the FECC received wide-spread acclaim and praise as one of the "most professional events" ever attended and "the organization has been excellent and the collegial learning and networking opportunity extraordinary." Although the bar was set very high in our inaugural year, we aim to surpass that in 2014 with more teams and stronger cases. For a downloadable copy of the 2013 FECC brochure, click on the image to the right.
Join Us in 2014
The 2nd annual Family Enterprise Case Competition will be held from Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Hilton Burlington. Energized by the huge success of the inaugural 2013 competition, the 2014 organizing team is already at work already to ensure another world class edition of FECC. For 2014, there is a limit of 24 teams.
The UVM Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is an annual event organized by a team of faculty, staff and students from the University of Vermont's (UVM) School of Business Administration. FECC is the ONLY case competition in the world solely dedicated solely to family enterprise cases.
Reserve a spot for your school: http://2014fecc.eventbrite.com/
- Team Registration - $1000 USD (non-refundable)
- 2013 returning teams have until February 28, 2013 to secure their spot.
- Pre-registration for all remaining spots is due by May 31, 2013 - $250 USD
- Full registration due by September 30 , 2013 - $750 USD
- Reserve your rooms for the Hilton Burlington here.
- 2014 Call for cases
"It was an incredible experience and I very much enjoyed meeting everyone as well. I fell in love with the area and the people so much so that it convinced me to include Burlington in my job search."
Gloriann Lopez, ESADE team member
"Thanks for an amazing competition UVM! Well organized and ran so smoothly, it was an unforgettable experience and a great time!"
Mallory McKewen, Wilfrid Laurier team member
"It was a great experience in Vermont, and the organization was just superb. Easily one of the most professional events I've been to among the 200+ events I have attended in the academic arena."
Mattias Nordqvist, Coach, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
"Everything was amazing and perfect. The organization exceeded our expectations, which were already high. I could sense an amazing competitive environment that is a characteristic of serious and professional institutions...we are very satisfied with the event and already preparing our strategy for next year. Our students grew in just three days!"
Héctor X. Ramírez Pérez, Program Director, PanAmericana University, Mexico
"It was a pleasure to be there. The logistics were methodical, the cases were solid, the judges asked great questions, and we were treated very well and made to feel at home."
Mark Haber, Coach, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Canada
"Personally, I was blown away by the competition, from the team of volunteers, to the competitors and of course the organizing committee. The level of dedication needed to pull an event of this magnitude off is enormous and you have done an excellent job. We are so very grateful that we can contribute to the success of this inaugural competition."
Thomas Clark, Business Families Foundation, Canada, event sponsor
- FECC Competition Format
- FECC Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 2013 FECC Conference Page
- 2013 FECC Fast Facts
- 2013 Feedback from Participants
- 2013 FECC Media coverage
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