The ESCP Europe

Energy Trading Challenge 2018

Thank you to all our participants for making this event such a success!

Challenge results and rankings

Two full days trading

Two 6-hour days of professionally-crafted trading scenarios representing two full months in the Energy industry. There are may be other activities and events during the day but the market never stops!

Prizes for winning teams

The top teams will receive great prizes that should provide a dramatic boost to those looking for a career in the energy sector.

Meet the professionals

You will have the chance to interact with experienced industry professionals who have worked at major Energy Companies and Trading Houses.

Free to participate

Thanks to our generous sponsors there is absolutely no fee for participating in this challenge. The only things you are responsible for is getting yourself to the venue and feeding yourself - the student cafeteria will be available throughout the day.

Real-time trading system

State-of-the-art real-time web-based trading system can be used on any computer with a modern web browser. You can even check the market and your positions on your mobile phone if you are away from your desk.

Analysis of your trading

At the end of each day of the challenge a summary of your performance will be displayed to you as well as your ranking in relation to the other teams in the competition.


What is it?

The Energy Trading challenge is a competitive team event open to current university students

  • No entry fee
  • Two 6-hour days of professionally-crafted trading scenarios representing two full months in the Energy industry
  • State-of-the-art real-time web-based trading simulator, including: market grid, deal entry, position keeping via a professional exposure sheet, news feed and charting
  • Experienced professionals who have worked at major Trading Houses and Energy Companies attending the event
  • Professional traders providing insight throughout the challenge, including helping with trading concepts and techniques
  • Prize giving ceremony at the end of the second day
  • Entry open current university students

Where is it taking place?

The event is taking place at ESCP Europe's London Campus

ESCP Europe London Campus
527 Finchley Road
London NW3 7BG UK

For more information on travelling to ESCP Europe's London campus please visit their website.

Choose your strategy

Are you a BULL or are you a BEAR?

Will you trade as a group or assign team members to specific products? Will you trade outrights or will you trade spreads? How will you manage your limits and coordinate your risk taking? Its all up to you!

Run it on everything

You can use our trading system on any device that has a modern web browser though we recommend a laptop for entering trades.

What do I need to participate?

This is what you need to bring on the day

  • At least one person on your team* will have to have a laptop capable of connecting to a wifi network

  • You should make sure your laptop's web browser version is up to date, our system has been built to work on any modern HTML5 web browser but has been tested on the latest versions of the following browsers:

*Teams should consist of 3-5 members

Participation Advantages

  • Interact with experienced industry professionals who have worked at Trading Houses and Energy Companies
  • Attendance to an Energy Trading Conference being held in tandem with the event
  • Ability to engage with world class trading experts throughout the challenge days
  • Give a dramatic career boost to those looking for employment in the energy sectors
  • Each participant will receive a completion certificate

Event Programme

Arrival & Team Registration

08:00 - 09:00 February 22nd 2018

Welcome Speech

Prof. Dr Simon Mercado, UK Director, ESCP Europe Business School

Simulation Introduction

Assoc. Prof. Dr Kostas Andriosopoulos, Director, RCEM at ESCP Europe Business School

Luke Horswell, Director, Smart Global

09:00 - 10:00 February 22nd 2018

Energy Trading Challenge Day 1

10:00 - 16:00 February 22nd 2018

Industry Round Table I

"2018: The year of the Bull or the Bear for Oil and Gas?"

16:00 - 19:00 February 22nd 2018

Drinks and Networking Reception

19:00 - 20:00 February 22nd 2018

Arrival for Day 2

8:30 - 9:00 February 23rd 2018

Review Session and Q&A

9:00 - 10:00 February 23rd 2018

Energy Trading Challenge Day 2

10:00 - 16:00 February 23rd 2018

Prize Giving

16:15 - 16:30 February 23rd 2018

Industry Round Table II

"Routes to a career in the energy trading industry"

16:30 - 19:00 February 23rd 2018

International University?

The ETC 2018 will take place at ESCP Europe's London based campus. While the international travel links are excellent from London, we do appreciate this may be too far for some international students to journey. However from 2019 onward we will be looking to roll out the challenge to other areas around the world. If you would like to express your interest in an event near you please contact us.

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