General Questions

 

Is the competition for postgraduate students or for undergraduate students?

A school can send a team that consists of either MSc/MBA students or undergraduate students. Ph.D. students are also allowed.

How many students make up each team?

There are 4 students per team (equally divided by gender), plus an optional team advisor (faculty | staff | club head).

How many teams can participate from each school?

We are pleased to accept the registration of up to 52 teams, with no more than 1 team per European university and 3 teams per European Country. Registration is open until July 15th, 2020 or until 52 teams are registered, whichever comes first.

How does registration work?

To reserve a spot for RETC 2020, please fill out the online ‘RETC 2020 – Team Registration Form’ (Step 1 of the registration process). The form should be filled out by a team advisor (faculty | staff | club head) or a student (pdf). Shortly after, an e-mail will be sent out and your school will appear on the teams page. There are no special duties at this stage. However, your spot will not be reserved until the registration process has been completed and the payment of the competition fee has been received.
The second step of the registration process (Step 2) is the ‘Team Member Profile Form’ (pdf). RETC will compile a participant booklet, which will be available to all competitors, faculty and sponsors. Team member profiles will help identify teams for networking opportunities with students and sponsors that have similar interest.
Registration is on a “first-come first-serve basis”, so please fill out the ‘Team Member Profile Form’ as soon as possible.
We also ask that all students send in a PDF copy of their resume. These resumes will be added to the RETC 2020 Resume Book which will be available to all competitors, faculty and sponsors.
The last step of the registration process (Step 3) is the payment of the competition fee: EUR 500 per team. Failure to pay this fee by the July 15th, 2020 deadline will result in your school’s spot being released.

What does registration include?

Accommodation costs for RETC 2020, including seven meals (Thursday Dinner, Friday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, Saturday Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner), will be fully covered by LUISS. Meals will be served at the university canteen (“mensa”). The Gala Dinner will be held at the “Circolo Antico Tiro a Volo” (The Ancient Club for Clay Pigeon Shooting).
The registration does also include the free-of-charge sharing of electric cars. Please see http://retc.luiss.it/vehicle-sharing/.

Where will I be lodged during the competition?

All accommodation arrangements will be made and funded by LUISS. Students will be accommodated in two LUISS residences (please see the map) from Monday 24th to Monday 31st, August 2020. Team advisors (faculty, staff, club head) will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel, in the area immediately surrounding the LUISS campus (please see the map), from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th, August 2020 (the name of the hotel will be communicated by email). As an alternative, team advisors can choose to stay in a LUISS residence together with their team.

How many rooms did you book per team?

LUISS has booked 3 rooms per team. Two rooms for students, each with two twin queen-size beds, and one room for the team advisor, with a double king-size bed.

What will the weather be like in Rome at the time of RETC?

Rome has a typical Mediterranean climate. The summers are hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 35 degrees Celsius (72 to 95 Fahrenheit). For more information on Rome weather forecast, please see here.

What is the dress code for the competition and the gala dinner?

RETC is a professional business competition, so we expect teams to dress appropriately. The exception is for the two outcry events where competitors often find it easier to find each other in the pit if they wear distinguishing clothing (such as noticeable hats, jerseys, or trading jackets). The dress code for the Gala Dinner is smart casual to formal.

What are the prizes awarded to winners?

Each member of the winning team will win an Apple iPhone 11 (128 GB). The team placed second in the ranking will win 4 x Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44 mm). The team placed third in the ranking will win 4 x Apple AirPods (with Charging Case).

Do we get any participation confirmation or kind of certificate at the end of the event?

Yes, you’ll receive a certificate of participation at the end of the competition.