Energy Trading Challenge 2017

Energy Trading Challenge 2017

Energy supplies become an ever-more valuable commodity due to strong competition for safe and affordable sources, making energy trading a complex challenge. However, this sector also offers a great opportunity for young talent looking to make an impact.

Calling the world's best students

The Energy Trading Challenge is a competitive team event open to talented students from the world’s top universities organised by MSc in Energy Management (MEM) students, in collaboration with Smart GlobalESCP Business School, and its Energy Management Centre (EMC).

When: 24th & 25th February
Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 7:30 pm

Location: ESCP's London Campus

Taste the industry 

Why attend?

  • Two eight-hour days of professionally-crafted trading scenarios representing two full months in the Energy industry
  • State-of-the-art, real-time, web-based trading simulator, including: market grid, deal entry, position keeping via a professional exposure sheet, news feed and charting
  • Representatives from major Trading Houses and Energy Companies in attendance
  • Professional traders providing insight sessions throughout the challenge, including trading concepts and techniques
  • Prize-giving ceremony at the end of the second day
  • Entry open to current university students
  • No entry fee
  • Winning team will have the opportunity to interview with a leading Energy trading firm
  • Attend an energy trading roundtable held in tandem with the event - more information is available here.


Friday, 24th February

8.00 – 8.30

Team Registration

8.30 – 9.00

Welcome Speech: Dr Simon Mercado, UK Director, ESCP Europe
Simulation Introduction: Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director, EMC at ESCP  Business School and Luke Horswell, Director, Smart Global

9.00 – 16.30

Energy Trading Simulation

16.30 -19.00

Industry Round Table I: “2017: The year of the Bull or the Bear for Oil and Gas?”



Industry Roundtable I: Full programme and speakers list is available here.              

Saturday, 25th  February

8.00 – 8.30

Team Registration

9.00 -16.30

Energy Trading Simulation

16.30 -18.00

Industry Round Table II “2017: The year of the Bull or the Bear for Oil and Gas?” & Prize Giving Ceremony



Industry Roundtable II: Full programme and speakers list is available here

Betting on the bull or the bear?

Will you trade as a group or assign team members to specific products? Will you trade outrights or will you trade spreads? How will you manage your limits and coordinate your risk taking? It’s all up to you!

What do you need to participate?

  • At least one person on your team* will need a laptop capable of connecting to a Wi-Fi network
  • Our trading system has been built to work on any modern HTML5 web-browser and has been tested on the latest versions of the following browsers: Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Opera.  


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