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The ESCP Europe Energy Trading Challenge was concieved and developed by a partnership between the world's oldest business university, ESCP Europe and the specialist Energy Trading and Education consultants, Smart Global.

ESCP Europe


Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the oldest business school in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity.

With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues.

Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.

Our network of 100 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,000 students and 5,000 executives from 90 different nations every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).

The School's 45,000-strong alumni network counts members from 200 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.

The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world.

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PARIS
79, av. de la République
75 543 Paris Cedex 11, France
T: + 33 1 49 23 20 00
info.fr@escpeurope.eu
LONDON
527 Finchley Road
London NW3 7BG, United Kingdom
T: + 33 1 49 23 20 00
info.uk@escpeurope.eu
BERLIN
Heubnerweg 8 – 10
14059 Berlin, Deutschland
T: + 49 30 32007 211
info.de@escpeurope.eu
MADRID
Arroyofresno 1
28 035 Madrid, España
T: + 34 91 386 25 11
solicitudes@escpeurope.eu
TURIN
Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis
10134 Torino, Italia
T: + 39 011 670 58 94
info.it@escpeurope.eu
WARSAW
C/o Kozminski University - International Relations Office
57/59 Jagiellońska St., 03-301, Warsaw, Poland
T: +48 22 519 22 89
info.pl@escpeurope.eu

Smart Global


Smart Global offers a highly distinctive and innovative range of consultancy services to the energy trading sector. Established in 2008 by a group of former BP plc. energy traders, we draw on a wealth of experience in the oil and gas markets spanning over 3 decades.

The company has grown rapidly into an innovative provider of value-adding services to a diverse range of global customers including oil producers, state owned oil companies, trading houses, integrated oil companies, refiners and marketers.

We bring together the very best individuals in compact teams that will produce timely and effective results for each client.

Smart Global offers a range of consultancy services centred around trading including: asset optimisation, back and middle office consultancy, integrated recruitment, and graduate talent assessment and development.

As well as the above services Smart Global is also renowned in energy education sector through its subsidiary PVM Smart Learning, which provides education to over 75 of the world's largest Oil and Energy companies. PVM Smart Learning is a joint venture company with the world's foremost oil brokerage PVM (a TP ICAP company).

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ASSET OPTIMISATION
Discovering embedded value in your portfolio of assets by applying imaginative trading concepts. Our focus is to realise all the value available from each asset in todays rapidly changing trading environment.
CONSULTING SERVICES
Connecting creativity with technology. We combine trading expertise with the latest software technology to make sense of your key metrics, enhancing commercial decision making and improving risk management.
INTEGRATED RECRUITMENT
Finding outstanding talent is the key to realising greater value for your business. We offer a range of services from graduate recruitment to senior trading hires.
TRAINING & ASSESSMENT
Our unique combination of presentations, delivered by industry leaders, followed by practical simulation reinforces learning to compete in today's volatile markets.

ESCP Europe's Energy Society


The ESCP Europe Energy Society is a student association based in the London Campus, open to all students, alumni and academic staff at the School.

The aim of the Energy Society is to engage ESCP Europe students in industry related events, maximise networking opportunities and help them develop professional skills through a range of activities:

  • Panel discussions and debates led by top experts
  • Promotion of energy related initiatives and latest developments in the industry
  • Collect and share energy related articles and publications through social media to promote constructive discussion among its participants

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Research Centre for Energy Management


The RCEM's Mission is to build a strong proactive partnership between energy corporations, government agencies and the academic community, in preparation for a new energy era. This will be achieved through the promotion of rigorous and objective empirical research on issues related to energy management, finance and policy, in order to support decision making by both government and industry.

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