BGF Business Game Tournament 2006 - Results

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RANKING: 1) Nokia (Finland), Team Leader Pekka Säynätjoki; 2) Philips (Spain), Team Leader Juan Carlos Aguilera; 3) Stora Enso (Finland), Team Leader Anu Silvennoinen; 4) Ericsson (Germany), Team Leader Markus Feld 5) Vattenfall Europe (Germany), Team Leader Wolfgang Hechler; 6) Sun Microsystems (Spain), Team Leader Cristina Aparicio

Nokia Networks from Finland has won the BGF Tournament 2006 beating over 500 competing teams in the process. This is the third time than a team from Nokia has won the tournament with participants from more than sixty five countries yearly.

The finals competition was fierce as usual, as the teams ending up as finalists tend to be extremely talented, disciplined and competitive. The final was played via the internet, just as the preliminary heats and the semifinals.

The second best team was coming from Philips Spain. The Philips team was playing smart leading the competition until the last round before Nokia team took the lead and the victory. The third best team from StoraEnso Finland was showing a steady performance during the whole final, securing their place in the BGF Awards, a reward trip for the top three teams in the tournament. The BGF Awards is held next March-April on the French Riviera.


o The biggest web based business game tournament in the world

o Tournament structure: winners of the Preliminary Heats proceed to the semifinals, and the winners of the Semifinals further to the annual Final

o The program builds strategic excellence, management board dynamics, ability for financial analysis and fact-based decision and precise follow up.

o The business game is done in a team of 3 to 5 participants who all will be acting in a management board of a global company with the task of running the business successfully 5 fiscal year

o The winning criteria is company value

o Hundreds of companies and organizations participated in the preliminary heats of the 2006 tournament, representing more than 65 countries

o The preliminary heats are organized, depending on customer circumstances or wishes, either as a so-called open tournament or as an in-house tournament

o The three best teams of the year will be invited to the BGF Awards, organized in Cannes on the French Riviera

o The tournaments are available in English, Spanish and Finnish


o Founded in January 2003

o World leader in web based business game tournaments

o Over 30 000 participants from more than 65 countries

o Local representation in 10 countries

o Chairman of the board Mr. Henrik Ekelund (President and CEO of BTS Group), other members of the board Mr. Taavi Thiel (CEO of Business Game Factory)and Mr. Stefan Widomski (SVP Nokia International trade affairs until 2006, now retired)






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