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Queen’s team wins international case competition

[KPMG International Case Competition Winners]
Queen's commerce students, from left, Alexis Frey, Abigail Chau, Nicolas Bernal, and Stephane Gosselin, won this year’s KPMG International Case Competition. (Photo courtesy KPMG)

A team of students from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has won an international business case competition held in Dubai, UAE.

The team of Alexis Frey, Abigail Chau, Nicolas Bernal, and Stephane Gosselin, all Com’18, came out on top of the more than 390 university teams from 22 countries that applied to the 2016 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) held April 11-14.

The Queen’s team was invited to represent Canada in the international final after winning the Ace the Case National Competition, which was held in March.

The four-day international competition challenged teams to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges in the luxury hotel industry. The Smith foursome beat out teams from Australia and Serbia in the final round, marking the first time a team representing KPMG Canada has won this prestigious international competition.