Global Family Enterprise Case Competition

The 6th Edition of FECC will be held on Jan 9-12, 2019

FECC is taking a sabbatical in 2018 as our School expands its physical facilities

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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 two years, 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." For a downloadable copy of the 2016 FECC brochure, click on the image to the right.

Acclaim for the Family Enterprise Case Competition

Why FECC has quickly become one of the best case competitions in the world?

The competing coaches, students, judges & sponsors say why.


"It was really rewarding and life changing event to me. Thank you very much again."

Takao Kawamoto, Case author and FECC 2016 judge, JAPAN

"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, SPAIN

"I am absolutely thrilled to have been part of FECC! It was such an incredible experience to be able to gain exposure to many different cultures and communicate with people of such high status. I wish I had done it starting my first year here at UVM."

Jana Gailiunas, UVM FECC 2016 Ambassador, USA

"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

"The FECC combines what are two of the most important factors contributing to family business sustainability: A motivated next generation and an innovative approach to education. We have greatly enjoyed watching this event grow year by year and become the global success it deserves to be."

Ramia M. El Agamy, Editor-in-Chief, Tharawat Magazine, UAE and SWITZERLAND


2017 FECC

2016 FECC

2015 FECC

2014 FECC

2013 FECC

Fast Facts

  • Established in 2013 @ UVM
  • In the 1st five years:
    • # of competitors – 356
    • # of participating schools – 42
      • Countries - Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
    • # of Judges – 316
      • Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Latin America
    • # of UVM student organizers and competitors – 191

2017 Teams


Brock University [Goodman]

Carleton University [Sprott]

Dalhousie University [Rowe]

Grand Valley State University [Seidman]

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Saginaw Valley State University

Stetson University

Syracuse University [Whitman]

Universidad de Los Andes

Universidad Panamericana Campus Aguascalientes

Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara

University of Guelph-Humber

University of North Texas

University of Vermont [Grossman]

Wilfrid Laurier University [Lazaridis]

Windesheim University of Applied Sciences


Concordia University [John Molson]


HEC Montreal

ICN Business School

Lancaster University

Munich Business School

University of Alberta

University of Manitoba [Asper]

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