If your team has received an Unconditional Advancement Letter to the Final Round, please find below a summary of key information for the NIBC 2018-2019 Final Round.


  • Please note that NIBC has arranged discounts for flights if you are booking WestJet (R2TI5XQ) or Air Canada (X2Z67ME1). Please use the promo codes to receive a discount on the airfare.
  • Please register and confirm accommodation for your team by Sunday, February 17th 2019 at 12PM (PST).

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With the generous support of sponsoring investment banks, we are pleased to host the Final Round at the 5-Star Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, which is located immediately by the water at the downtown waterfront.

Final Round Schedule

Final Round Invitation Attachment

Watch Past Competitor Experience

Finalist teams will work on an authentic investment banking transaction opportunity and deliver a live boardroom presentation to a panel of experienced investment banking professionals. Teams will be presenting in pools of 8 teams across two rounds with the top teams being advanced. The Gala Dinner Round will be adjudicated by a panel of Senior Managing Directors in front of an audience of over 500 delegates and professionals.

Top competitors will additionally have an opportunity to interview with representatives from Canadian & US investment banks and PE firms including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. The total prize money for the winners across the undergraduate and graduate tiers is $15,000.



Please see below a list of immediate action items which each member must complete. Please note that we reserve the right to offer your spot to the next highest ranked team should you fail to complete the below action items by the indicated date.

Confirmation Date:The deadline to confirm participation and register online for the Final Round is Friday, February 15th, 2019 12am PST. If you are facing extenuating circumstances, please contact us in advance.

  1. Please have the team leader respond to this email addressed to and copied to and confirming that your team will be attending the Final Round at your earliest convenience.
  2. Ensure that all team members confirm participation and register online  for the Final Round including team members listed on your Case Submission Email as well as any other team member(s) required to satisfy the requirement of 4 members per team. All teams must consist of 4 team members to be eligible to compete and no exceptions will be allowed. Please notify if you have any questions.
  3. NIBC has arranged accommodation and meals for a registration fee of $335 (CAD) + 12% taxes & hotel surcharge, which covers 3 nights of accommodation, most meals, transportation across venues, various networking receptions as well as access to training material. Each team members must pay the full registration fee. Please refer to the Final Round Invitation Attachment for more information on what is covered by the registration fee.
  4. All accommodation is provided at the Pan Pacific Hotel or nearby hotels in quad capacity and competitors will have an opportunity to request male and female-only accommodation or purchase additional rooms at discounted rates if they wish not to share a room with their team.
  5. NIBC has booked limited number of additional rooms (15) for Friday, March 15th 2019 for out-of-town teams that wish to extend their stay by an extra day at discounted hotel rates. Please select this option online.
  6. Please familiarize yourself with the Canadian visa requirements and travel schedule in the section below. An updated Final Round invitation letter will be provided in your dataroom folder shortly.
  7. Please note that NIBC has arranged discounts for flights if you are booking WestJet (R2TI5XQ) or Air Canada (X2Z67ME1). Please use the promo codes to receive a discount on the airfare.


  • Please review the attached information for a preliminary outline of the itinerary
  • You will need to arrive at the hotel on Tuesday March 12th before 8pm PST to attend a briefing and should plan to depart the hotel after Friday March 15th after 4pm PST if you wish to be considered for the interview round.
  • We highly recommend competitors book return flights after 4pm; however if you have an earlier flight and are invited to the interview round, please notify NIBC ASAP so we can try to schedule your interview earlier. NIBC will officially end on Friday afternoon but we encourage competitors to extend their stay in Vancouver and will facilitate accommodation and further activities for interested attendees.

Please don’t hesitate to contact copied to for any queries. Congratulations again and we look forward to welcoming you in Vancouver.