The Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show allows students from around the world who participate in the world-wide network of VEs to exhibit a wide range of products and tout their marketing campaigns. Students have been mentored and supported by a who’s who of top U.S. corporations. From the moment the trade bell rings, until the final nanosecond of the closing bell, some 150 businesses will be racing against time to log sales of highly desired goods and services to increase their bottom line and sustain their virtual employees’ lifestyles.
CEOs, Marketing Directors, and Sales Managers from VE companies around the world and across industries have spent months priming their sales force with positive thinking, planning their marketing strategies, building their displays, and devising innovative ways to outsmart and outsell the competition.
The trade show is the culminating event of Youth Business Summit week. Other Summit events include the annual National Business Plan Competition and the Global Business Challenge. The top three teams of theNational Business Plan Competition will be announced at the opening ceremony of the Trade Show. Students will be able to compete in various competitions related to the event: Best Booth, Best Sales Pitch, Best Web Page and Best Catalog. The International Trade Show will take place Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City.