12th July 2021
The city of Nizhny Novgorod will host the countries competing in this world stage of the competition in September.
The Global Management Challenge 2020 International Final will take place at the end of September in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The finalist teams from various participating countries from all four corners of the world will come together to compete for the title.
Nizhny Novgorod is the capital of the Volga Federal District and this year it will be celebrating its 800th anniversary since its foundation, having maintained its identity, attractiveness and unique character. This is an industrial zone, one of the most important in central Russia, with more than 600 companies. It has a privileged geographic location offers great availability in terms of talent, as more than 20 thousand young people with higher academic and professional training are turned out in this place every year. “When the organization chose Nizhny Novgorod to host the International Final of the Global Management Challenge 2020, it took into account the success achieved by the team from this region in the Russian competition and the good organization of the regional championship”, explains Vyacheslav Shoptenko, organizer of the competition in this Eastern European country. He adds that this city is experienced in organizing international competitions.
Located in the heart of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod is called the sunset capital. Visitors expect to see fantastic images of the confluence of two great Russian rivers, the Oka and the Volga, and its attractions include cultural and sporting monuments. It is distinguished by its dikes overlooking the lower part of the city and the football stadium. Cultural, historical buildings and museums tell their story. Here you can also see ancient monasteries, majestic churches, a museum of wooden architecture and a cable car over the river.
Since 2006, Russia has been part of the community of countries competing in the Global Management Challenge, and the competition has the support of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives. On Russian territory, the Global Management Challenge is divided into student and executive competitions with regional editions and its winners compete in the national final. Every year in this country about 7000 executives and students compete with each other for the best virtual performance in their company.
The first international final of the Global Management Challenge organized by Russia took place in Khanty-Mansiysk in 2010. It then hosted the final in 2014 in Sochi and the 2019 final in the city of Yekaterinburg. This will be the fourth time that the country has hosted an international event.