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Global TradeWins®

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®

Baker University

Benedictine College

Doane University

Park University

Rockhurst University

University of Central Missouri

University of Kansas

University of Missouri-Kansas City

University of St. Mary

William Jewell College

Testimonials From Participants

"I am one of the students from the Supply Chain Management in Northern Europe study abroad program at KU. Your presentation was extremely engaging and interesting, and I applaud the work you are doing for students like me!" ~Hannah, student at KU

"We have been running the simulation in the MBA course Management in Context course twice a year since the fall semester of 2012 and that adds up to a total of 12 classes and over 450 students participating in Global TradeWins!  Over the years several students have written that the simulation was the highlight of their introduction to our MBA Program. " 

~Nick, Professor at UMKC

"I'm a Supply Chain Management major at the University of Kansas, and I had the pleasure of participating in your Trade Simulation not once, but twice! Details such as not trading goods that could potentially be turned into a weapon had never crossed my mind. I take pride in being a supply chain student at KU, and I hope you will continue to teach and expose KU students to your wide depth of knowledge."

~Brigitte, student at KU

Download a full description of the program designed for academic institutions.

Download a full description of the program designed for corporations.



To schedule a Global TradeWins® session at your institution,
contact Keith Hustings at tradewins@itcgkc.org.


The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a network of international business professionals, educators, and students that actively work with each other and the community to build a stronger support system for international trade in the Kansas City region.


PO Box 12340 

Kansas City, MO 64116


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