ROCA 2020

Three Cases, Three Matches, Three Winners

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural edition of ROCA took place online from 15-21 November, 2020 and featured 16 universities.  The Opening Ceremony took place on Sunday 15 November.  Matches began on Monday 16 October and continued throughout the week.  Winners were announced during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 21 November.

Each team played 3 matches, each featuring a different case.  An overall winner was declared for each case, meaning that there were three gold medalists.

Teams had 6 hours to read each case and prepare their solution and presentation. All teams solved cases in a time slot catered to their own time zones and produced 13-minute presentations that were recorded.  Judges from leading companies across the Netherlands viewed these presentations, then led a 12-minute live Q&A session in which teams were asked to defend their solution.  All teams received extensive feedback from the jury regarding their presentation and case solving skills.

Case Companies

Participating Teams

  • Budapest Business School (Hungary)
  • Carleton University, Sprott School of Business (Canada)
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong (China, Hong Kong SAR)
  • Concordia University, John Molson School of Business (Canada)
  • Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
  • Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management (Netherlands)
  • Fachhochschule Dortmund (Germany)
  • Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (China)
  • Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Russia)
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
  • Technological University Dublin, College of Business (Ireland)
  • Thammasat University (Thailand)
  • Universidad Panamericana (Mexico)
  • University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
  • University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business (USA)

Competition Results

  1. Case 1 Winner (Facilicom): Concordia University
  2. Case 2 Winner (Arcadis): Thammasat University
  3. Case 3 Winner (Port of Rotterdam): Erasmus University

Organizing Committee