Two students from Mayo have qualified to represent their respective colleges at the forthcoming Irish Hospitality Institute National Business Management Games to be held in Dublin on March 20 and 21.
Sebastian Block from Knock will compete on the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Trainee Management Development Team, and Brigid Walsh from Newport will represent Cork Institute of Technology.
Twelve teams of five students from eight colleges around Ireland will compete for the overall prize of a tutored three-day visit to Champagne Taittinger’s historic château and vineyards in Reims, northeast France.
The IHI Business Game consists of a case study of a hospitality business representing real life business issues during the current recession such as interacting with competitors and the wider business environment, while also managing internal business affairs. Over the two days, the teams will devise strategies as well as plan and manage a fictitious hospitality business operated in a simulated dynamic business environment, created by HOTS, the world’s leading company in hospitality business management simulation software.
The IHI National Business Games are sponsored by Febvre Wines, Fáilte Ireland, and Irish Hotel Federation.