EVENTS

Internals Competition

Delegates are given an opportunity to compete with each other in 1 of the 13 categories. Alumni and business professionals come in and pose as judges for the event.

Chapter Invitationals

Throughout the year, our dozens of university and college chapters host their own conferences, similar to the provincials set-up, to help provide further opportunities to members and delegates to network and develop their professional brands.

Provincials Competition Conference
More than 1,300 delegates from across Ontario and some select schools around Canada are invited to compete in a weekend-long conference. Delegates would be able to compete in over 17 categories that include individual cases, team cases as well as very special cases. Delegates have an incredible time networking with hundreds of other student leaders and distinguished industry professionals at our social, dinner and workshop events throughout the weekend.

International Competition Conference
Delegates are given the opportunity to join 2000 other students, advisers, and industry leaders in an event that builds leadership development. They are provided with another opportunity to compete with delegates in other chapters within Canada and the US. Delegate are given recognition for their competitive achievements and are provided with networking opportunities. This year, the competition will take place in Nashville, Tennessee.

COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES

To learn more, please visit DECA’s Official Category Breakdown.

To book a training, visit the Executives Page to contact the appropriate trainer for your category.

TEAM CATEGORIES

International Marketing (IM)
Participants may be challenged to perform marketing and management functions and tasks in any business enterprise primarily engaged in satisfying the desire of people to make productive or enjoyable use of services, at a global marketing perspective.

Trainers: Austin, Rachit, Sydney, Shoshana

Sports and Entertainment Marketing (SEM)
Participants are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world sports and entertainment marketing case situations, by presenting solutions to a professional with experience in sports and entertainment marketing. You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to perform well in this category, entertainment also include movie theatres, concerts and comedy shows so any movie critic or music lover can excel as well!

Trainers: Austin, Noah, Sydney, Ethan

Marketing Management (MM)
Participants are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world merchandising management case situation and to present solutions to a professional with experience in merchandising and sales management. Environments may include, without being limited to, place/location marketing, transportation marketing, sports/entertainment marketing, charity/event marketing, marketing research, strategic marketing planning, distribution strategies, or target marketing.

Trainers: Austin, Rachit, Sydney, Shoshana

Business to Business (B2B)
In this category participants are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world case situation that zooms in on interactions with two or more businesses. So this case isn’t all about marketing to other business there are also other huge obstacles than B2B business must hurdle. This case could include legal aspects, partnership details, and steps necessary for effective relationship building between two or more firms.

Trainers: Austin, Justin, Ethan

Business Law (BL)

Participants will evaluate a real life scenario a company is facing and try their best to solve it! Cases can include problems such as patents, trademark, or copyright issues, but can also be situations when a company faces a lawsuit and the ethical decision making around it.

Trainer: Rachit

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES

Accounting (ACC)
Participants are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world case situation that deals with accounting activity within an organization and to present solutions to a professional with experience in accounting and financial services. The accounting category will be generalized and will be a combination of financial and managerial accounting. The case could ask for some basic calculations, formulas, ratios or financial statements.

Trainers: Austin, Justin

Corporate Finance (CF)
Participants may be challenged to provide analytical insight in regard to financial institutions such as commercial banks, savings and loan associations, credit agencies, credit unions, consumer-finance companies, collection agencies, and lastly security and commodity brokerages.

Trainers: Austin, Justin

Fashion and Retail Management (FRM)
Participants may be challenged to provide insight into marketing, management functions, and tasks in any retail establishment. They are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world case situation that deals with a single or multiple aspects within the retail scope.

Trainers: Austin, Aamna, Noah, Sydney

Human Resources Management (HRM)
Participants are given the opportunity to analyze a real-world human resource case situations and to present solutions to a professional (judge) with experience in the field. Participants may be challenged to incorporate best practices of marketing new human resource policies within a firm’s organizational structure.

Trainers: Austin, Aamna, Ethan

Management Consulting (MCO)
The participant will be representing a consulting firm and the judge will most likely be the “client” they’re working on. MCO will be judged by industry professionals that are familiar with the overall consulting scope and specialize in management consulting. Often you will need to help in making tough decisions or maintaining their current business operations.

Trainers: Austin, Sydney, Ethan

Restaurant and Food Services (RFSM)
Participants may be challenged to provide insight into marketing, management functions, and operations in: a restaurant or a food service business that is primarily engaged in providing lodging, food and beverage services, special events, and meeting spaces.

Trainers: Austin, Aamna, Sydney, Shoshana, Ethan

Travel Management (TM)
Participants may be challenged to provide insight into marketing, management functions, and tasks in any business primarily engaged in satisfying the desire of people to make productive or enjoyable use of travel services. This could mean that the category centers around a travel agency, airline, or web platform that provides travel services.

Trainers: Austin, Ethan

Special Categories

Quizbowl (DQB)

a rapid-fire test of organization and general knowledge. Each university submits a team of 4 to compete in a pressurized, highly energetic, and Jeopardy-style competition where the fastest team to respond correctly gains the points and the prestige.

Trainer: Rachit

Advertising Campaign Challenge (ADC)

Competitors will have an opportunity to stretch their creativity in teams of 1-3 members by strategically constructing a campaign for one of our sponsoring partner’s clients through a real-life simulation of the advertising industry (also touches on entrepreneurship and marketing).

Trainers: Austin, Shoshana, Ethan

Project Management Challenge (PMI)

Provides competitors in this special event with the opportunity to offer ground breaking solutions through research and strategy. The Challenge may include developing business plans, improving outdated strategies, or taking a product to new heights.

Trainers: Austin, Shoshana

Simulation Case (SIM)

This realistic perspective to the business industry will consist of a 3-4 part case presentation, each within different aspects of business. Much like real-life business scenarios, you and your teammates will be required to create presentations that focus on the company’s overall well-being.

Trainers: Austin, Shoshana

Start-Up Pitch Competition (SEED)

Competitors who have an established business/early stage startup may pitch an existing venture or a business idea for funding. There is no specific industry required and students can pitch any idea they may have.

Trainers: Austin, Shoshana, Ethan

Stock Pitch Competition (STCK)

Participants will try their best to pitch a stock that they feel is undervalued and on the rise that will give an investor the best bang for their buck.

Trainer: Austin