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.

2013
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.

2012
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.
2011
Australian Business Week (ABW) hosts the 2011 event.
2010
Ben Chan, GEC national organiser for Indonesia and Singapore, coordinates the event in Bali.
2009
The 2009 challenge is coordinated by Gordon McVie, formely of Careers Scotland, at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
2008
Australian Business Week (ABW) hosts the 2008 event.
2007
Hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government.
2006
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
2005
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
2004
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
2003
Hosted by Careers Scotland.
2002
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.