ESCP Europe Energy Trading Challenge 2018

ESCP Energy Trading Challenge 2018

Provision of affordable energy has a profound impact on the development and growth of societies across the globe. Strong competition for safe, environmentally conscious, and affordable sources makes energy trading an increasingly complex challenge. However, this sector offers great opportunities for young talent looking to make an impact in one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries.

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 Global, ESCP Business School, and its Energy Management Centre (EMC).

When: 22 & 23 February
Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 8:00 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 our energy trading roundtables held in tandem with the event - more information to be announced soon.


Thursday, 22 February

8.00 – 8.30

Arrival & Team Registration

8.30 – 10.00

Welcome Speech: Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director, EMC at ESCP Business School
Simulation Introduction: Luke Horswell, Director, Smart Global

10.00 – 16.00

Energy Trading Challenge Day 1

16.30 -19.00

Industry Round Table I: “2018: The year of the Bull or the Bear for Oil and Gas?”

19.00 - 20.00

Drinks and Networking Reception

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

Friday, 23  February

8.30 – 9.00

Arrival for Day 2

9.00 – 10.00

Review Session and Q&A

10.00 – 16.00

Energy Trading Challenge Day 2

16.00 -17.00

Prize Giving Ceremony

17.00 - 19.00

Industry Round Table II "Routes to a career in the energy trading industry"

Industry Round Table 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


To register your team, please click here.

To download the post event report, please click here.

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