03-10-2019

News from ICF: Inside the Rome Business Game

By Sara De Mola e Lily Rizzoli

 

Nii Morton: Nii is a 16-year-old from Guinea, Africa. He is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of his company, Vermo Reality, which promotes the use of virtual reality technology in the classrooms of Guinea. Vermo aims to help students recall what they learned in class, using virtual reality to make it easier for them to visualise this material.

Visual (spatial) learning is a learning style in which students are able to understand and retain information if they digest it visually rather than traditionally. Students who learn visually are more successful creatively and have higher special senses. According to Forbes, 65% of learners in the world identify as visual learners. Visual learners can struggle retaining information that they learn by reading textbooks or listening to lectures. The use of videos, drawings, or in this case, virtual reality, can be a turning point for visual students.

Sara Ferasat: Sara is a 28-year-old from Iran. She has earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Design in Tehran. She owns and runs her own brand, Tiida, where she designs clothing.  She would like to internationalise her brand by improving her international connections and networking.

Women’s fashion in Iran has many different limitations. Women must cover their heads/hair, and in the past, women were expected to wear shapeless clothing and dress in drab colours. The latest trend for women in Iran is to use more colours in their wardrobe, to wear patterned hijabs, and wear more fitted clothing.

These two impressive and completely culturally diverse individuals can both be found at the Rome Business Game, one of the programmes under the International Careers Festival which is in its 10th year. Societal issues are presented to the participants of the programme. They must then come up with solutions to these conflicts. Dr. Luca Marco Giraldin von Lahnstein, who has a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from EMLYON, has been the Director of the Business Game since 2014 and presented it during the Opening Ceremony. “This workshop is different from all the other simulations,” he said, “because there is not a single solution to the problem we give. We want to promote a 360° view of it [the problem.]”

Daniela Conte spoke to Team 4 reporters on the 10th anniversary of the festival and the Business Game specifically. Conte highlighted the importance of the intercultural background of the participants in the simulation. “If you want to work in an international company in the future, maybe you’re working with ten different nationalities, so you have to be very open minded.” Conte also described the ever growing nature of the festival and reminisced on the past ten years. “We started with just a small group of 200 people most of them were Italians.” Conte looks forward to this year’s festival. 

 

-          Team 4 - Rome Press Game

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