Program Overview

EXCURSION TRIP 

Participants will embark on the traditional journey around the local to immerse themselves in the millennial culture of Japan. Furthermore, hosted by our entertainment coordinators, competitors will partake in the challenging race in which each team has to travel around the city by themselves and complete tasks.

WELCOME DINNER

A cosy and relaxing gathering for all the participants with good music and food before the competition starts. Everyone is encouraged to mingle and exchange gift from his or her home country. There will be mini-games and activities to stimulate the excitement.

SHORT CASE

A short case competition (5 hours) will be preceded without a presentation round, to seed teams in the division rounds of the long case competition (24 hours).

OPENING CEREMONY

This is the official opening at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. The proceedings combined the formal ceremonial opening of this international case competition (including welcoming speeches, an introduction of participating universities, sponsor representative, faculty and judges) with artistic and traditional performances to showcase the unique environment of APU.

24 HOUR CASE LAUNCH and 

DIVISION ROUND 

One of the most hectic days of the challenge, where the 24-hour main case is launched giving the participants one whole day to crack the case. It is then followed by the division round presentation which is judged by the panel of judges who are from their different background of expertise and the 4 finalists are decided for the ultimate finale.  

GRAND FINALE

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CLOSING CEREMONY 

After the Semi-Finals, teams that successfully make it through will continue to compete in the Grand Finale after a 24-hour case preparation. The finale presentation will be attended by sponsor representatives, faculty from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, and students. The winner and runner-up teams of GBCC are announced and awarded at the Awarding Ceremony.

GALA DINNER

All participants, faculty advisors, judges, organizers and distinguished guests are invited. It aims to celebrate the upshot of GBCC and altogether recall all the good memories in the past week as we dine and dance the night away.

© 2019 By GBCC - APU, Japan