It started as quiet day for MMICC. Teams were on the final hours of cracking their case, exec and ambassadors were rotating between shifts and ensuring that everything was going smoothly.
But that was only the calm before the storm unleashed by Hydro Quebec, Quebec’s electricity provider. Indeed around noon, ambassadors off shift were in the middle of watching Baywatch when suddenly the power went off in the room. Tragedy, panic and stress. Teams started to wonder what their final hours would look like, exec had an emergency meeting, ambassadors were worried for their team. During those dark (literally and figuratively) 45 minutes many options arised which included moving the entire case crack to the Bronfman Building. However the MMICC guardian angels had answered our prayers and the power was restored. The case crack later was extended until 8 and quiet was restored in the floors.
Finally the case ended around 8PM, and teams, tired and exhuasted, handed in their final presentations. Some went straight to bed, others to the bar, and some continued to practice their presentations throughout the night. What’s known for sure that all the teams will need to be up and ready to go tomorrow to present in front of the panel of judges and finally determine the winner of the McGill Management International Case Competition.