The International Trade Game
This dynamic interactive simulation is a learning tool which introduces participants to international business transactions through hands-on involvement with “executives” from fictitious companies throughout the world tasked with buying or selling a certain technology or range of products. The challenges are realistic and the pitfalls numerous! A new focus identifies potential problems unique to global commerce and provides possible solutions.
Moderated by seasoned international traders, mostly current or former officers and directors of the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC), the action begins with participants forming teams, each representing a company marketing or needing to purchase services or products within a specific industry. Once the teams identify and fill specific participant roles, they are given a company identity, background information together with specific needs or goals and general data about the industry involved. The role-play next moves to identifying the other companies assembled, determining what business opportunities might exist and pursuing them in a professional manner. After business has been concluded, each team reports on their individual accomplishments and finally the moderators provide a detailed recap during which aspects of the transaction which may have been overlooked are discussed.
Organizations That Have Used Global TradeWins®
University of Central Missouri
University of Kansas
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of St. Mary
William Jewell College
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