April 18th, 19th, 27th & 28th

BCG Strategy Cup 2023

Does Belgian Inc. have a future? How to decarbonize in a competitive way. Help build a sustainable tomorrow with our BCG Strategy Cup on April 18, 19, 27 & 28.

Up for an out-of-the-box business competition? Want to figure out ways to put decarbonization into practice with three major companies in the industry? Seize the opportunity by participating in the BCG Strategy Cup. Help shape the world of tomorrow and get the chance to win the newest iPhone 14 and many other surprises!

In this year's edition, you and your team will be working together with our partners: Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Fluxys and Lhoist, three companies with a big impact in the world of energy and sustainability. Together with these three partner’s leadership and BCG consultants, you will have the opportunity to learn first-hand how the world's leading strategy consultancy creates impact, to hear their journey's, to learn new skills and to receive expert advice & feedback on your problem solving, team working and presentation skills.

Accelerate journey towards decarbonization through innovative smart solutions!

Students from all Belgian universities, regardless of their field or year of study, are welcome to participate.

Ready to take on a new challenge? Start building your team of three today.

Apply Here by April 14th.

Take this opportunity to start shaping your future!

Event Details

This event is designed for all students from Belgian universities, regardless of their field or year of study (no background in business/economics is required to participate in the BCG Strategy Cup).

There will be two winning teams for the 2023 edition of the BCG Strategy Cup: one Master team and one Bachelor team (each one formed by six people, resulting from two teams of three merged in one, so a total of twelve winners). Each team member will win an iPhone 14.

Register your team of three here by April 14th.

If a Master student is subscribing with two other Bachelor students, the team counts as a Master team.

We will officially launch the 2023 edition of the BCG Strategy Cup on Tuesday, April 18th. From home, you and your two teammates will participate in an interactive online game linked to the key topic that three major industry players want to tackle with you.

We will select the semi-finalist teams based on the online game results and the submission of their recommendation and creative ideas. Shortly after that, the selected students will be informed about their newly composed teams of six students (two teams of three students will merged into a team of six students).

A week later, on Thursday April 27, the semi-finalists teams will gather for a full day at the BCG Brussels office to further develop your initiatives while being coached by BCG consultants. In addition, you will have the opportunity to conduct a client interview with our partners representatives and take part in useful training sessions.

On Friday morning, April 28 all semi-finalists' teams are invited to present their three slides’ recommendations and initiatives to a jury formed by BCG, Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Fluxys and Lhoist, which will then select the four teams reaching the Strategy Cup 2023 finals.

The finals and closing event will take place at Square Convention Centre in Brussels from 5PM onwards. During the closing event, the four finalist teams will present their recommendations. You will also have the opportunity to meet BCG Managing Directors & Partners, Consultants as well as Port of Antwerp-Bruges, Fluxys and Lhoist’s leadership during a walking dinner and celebration.
Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was a pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963.
BCG believes that to succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. BCG’s diverse global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change through leading-edge management consulting as well as data science, technology and design, digital ventures, and business purpose. We employ a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and on all levels of the client organization to deliver results that help our clients thrive.
The Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. It wants to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. The port takes leadership on the international stage in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy.

​​​​​​​The port’s impact is not limited to the activities on the port platforms in Antwerp and Zeebruges. It is also developing as a hub for the decarbonization of industries in its hinterland.​​​​​​​
Fluxys is a Belgian energy infrastructure group with 1,300 employees active in transmission of natural gas via high-pressure pipeline, storage of natural gas and terminalling of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Through its associated companies across the world, Fluxys operates 12,000 km of pipeline and liquefied natural gas terminals with yearly regasification capacity of 29 billion m³. As essential infrastructure partner for speeding up the energy transition, Fluxys is actively preparing for transmission of hydrogen, biomethane or any other carbon-neutral energy carrier, as well as carbon dioxide.​​​​​​​
Lhoist Group is a family-owned company. The Group is the global leader of lime, limestone, and mineral solutions since 1889, operating in more than 25 countries around the globe with facilities in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pasific. Reducing our carbon footprint and developing Lhoist as a sustainable company is at top of our agenda. As a market leader in the industrial sector, it is our responsibility to plan ahead and be a part of this global transition from the start.​​​​​​