Important: The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) will not be running in 2017.

Historical timeline of the event

Since its inception in 2002 the GEC has gone from strength to strength.  In 2012 the event involved 62 teams with 620 students from 16 countries. 

The challenge has undergone significant changes in recent years, with both submissions and judging now conducted entirely online.

The format of the GEC changes so that any school or college may enter without first having to be involved in a national challenge. The challenge was changed from 24 hours to 12 hours and expanded to include more countries and teams.

Australian Business Week (ABW) will again host the 2013 event.

ABW act as hosts for the two-stage event that, until 2012, involves a national challenge to determine each team to represent countries in the international competition.
Australian Business Week (ABW) hosts the 2011 event.
Ben Chan, GEC national organiser for Indonesia and Singapore, coordinates the event in Bali.
The 2009 challenge is coordinated by Gordon McVie, formely of Careers Scotland, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Australian Business Week (ABW) hosts the 2008 event.
Hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
Gordon McVie of Careers Scotland, develops the GEC.  

The GEC enjoys the support of NASA and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), with the latter awarding a gold medal to the winning team and individual certificates to each team member.