6th Annual Strategic Management Consulting Conference

Dear GMCA members,

Our 6th Annual Strategic Management Consulting Conference is now open for registration! This conference aims to educate graduate students about current trends in the consulting industry as well as to create an opportunity for students to engage with professionals from top consulting firms. The conference consists of a dynamic and informative two-day forum about consulting and an engaging business case competition. Be sure to check out our site at www.conference2017.gmcacanada.com for more information and to be kept up-to-date on speakers and session content!

Two-Day Forum: St. George Campus, University of Toronto

This event is for all individuals who would like to learn more about consulting, participate in an evening networking session, and get a sense for what it takes to get into consulting. This conference will provide insider information from management consultants in top firms and opportunities to network. Space is limited. Get your ticket here today!

Day 1: Wednesday, May 3rd, 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Proposed Topics:                     

  • Keynote: Today’s Consulting Landscape
  • Consulting Frameworks: The Old and the New    
  • Panel: Women in Consulting
  • Building and Delivering Effective Presentations
  • Panel: #RoadtoConsulting

Day 2: Friday, May 5th, 11:30am – 4:30pm (Networking: 5:00pm – 8:00pm)

Proposed Topics:

  • Keynote: Future of Consulting
  • Working with Clients                    
  • BCG Perspectives
  • Going Digital
  • Panel: Exit Options

Case Competition: Friday, May 12th, 9:00am – 4:30pm (St. George Campus, University of Toronto)

A week-long case competition, where participants work as a team to tackle a challenging business case and present their solutions to a panel of judges from top consulting firms. It is a great opportunity to demonstrate problem solving and presentation skills and make connections with consulting industry professionals at the afternoon networking event.

  • Application deadline: April 23rd, midnight
  • Teams notified: April 27th
  • Payment deadline: April 30th, midnight
  • Case release: May 4th, midnight
  • Deck submission: May 11th, midnight
  • Case competition & networking: May 12th, 9:00am – 4:30pm


The competition will have teams of 4-5. This event is open to graduate students, MD/JD candidates or postdocs, with the allowance of maximum one professional/MBA/undergraduate per team. Please apply on the Team Application Page and submit one-page resumes for each team member in a single PDF file by April 23rd, 11:59pm.

If your team is selected for the case competition, a ​separate link to purchase an invite-only case competition ticket will be sent out to each individual on the team. The ticket costs $30 per person and gives you access to the case competition and an exclusive networking event on May 12th.

NOTE: The case competition ticket does not include access to the two-day forum. Competing team members need to purchase a forum ticket separately.

Even if you have attended this conference before, this year promises to be full of new seminars, exciting networking opportunities and, as always, the case competition with judges from top consulting firms. Get your ticket before it’s sold out. We hope to see you at the conference!


Graduate Management Consulting Association (GMCA)

University of Toronto

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