Events and Schedule

The Youth Business Summit brings together thousands of rising young professionals and budding entrepreneurs from over 40 countries, educators, school/district administrators, business leaders and industry professionals for a one-of-a-kind global convention. During a dynamic week of business competitions, leadership events, and professional networking, rising talent from middle and high schools around the world display the professional skills and business acumen they have developed by running a Virtual Enterprise company during the school year.

More than 200 exhibitors representing 13 states and nine countries, including real-world businesses joining VE businesses, will be exhibiting across the three days of the 2017 Youth Business Summit.

View 2017 Schedule

View 2017 Students and Teachers Breakout Sessions

Events

National Business Plan Competition

Monday, April 3rd – Microsoft Technology Center

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The National Business Plan Competition (NBPC) showcases some of the best and brightest student leaders and budding entrepreneurs in the country.

  • Teams representing 28 VE companies from around the country have their written business plans and oral presentations judged by industry professionals and educators.
  • After receiving top honors in local and regional business plan competitions during the school year, these teams have earned the chance to compete in the country’s premiere team-based national business plan competition.

2017 NBPC Finalists

2016 National Business Plan Competition – Top 6 Team Presentations

2016 National Business Plan Competition Recap

Monday, April 3rd - Microsoft Technology Center

National Human Resources Competition

Monday, April 3rd – Microsoft Technology Center

The National Human Resources Competition (NHRC) provides an opportunity for some of the most talented and hardest-working students in VE to address the HR operations of their respective companies.

  • Teams of one-to-two HR employees from VE companies deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their HR policies and practices as they relate to the employee handbook, company communications, employee evaluations, and employee recognition.

2017 HR Competition Rubric

2016 National Human Resources Competition Recap

National Marketing Competition

Monday, April 3rd – Microsoft Technology Center

The National Marketing Competition provides an opportunity for some of the most talented and hardest-working students in VE to present the Marketing strategies and operations of their respective companies.

Teams of one-to-two Marketing employees from VE companies deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their Marketing strategies and practices as they relate to the company pitch, target market, marketing plan, marketing results, and learning outcomes.

2017 Marketing Competition Rubric

Virtual Enterprises International's 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 18, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

Global Business Challenge

Tuesday, April 4th – Pier 92

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Virtual Enterprises International's 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 18, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)

The Global Business Challenge (GBC) is one of the world’s most unique business-related events for high school students.

  • Students representing different countries work in multinational teams to identify the challenges, opportunities, and risks involved in a global business by examining a real-world, college-level business case study.
  • After two hours of analysis and deliberation, teams present their findings to a panel of judges.

2016 Global Business Challenge Recap

International Trade Show

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4th–5th – Pier 92

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The International Trade Show (ITS) is the largest exhibition of practice businesses in the United States.

  • Brings together more than 3,000 students, educators, business leaders, and industry professionals.
  • VE’s largest and most dynamic live event.
  • Every industry from entertainment, to business services, to travel and tourism is on display as 175 student businesses from 7 countries exhibit and sell their products and services to consumers and businesses inside and outside of the VE program.
  • Students also compete for Best Booth Design and Best Salesmanship during the show.

2017 Floor Plan

2017 Trade Show Exhibition Guidelines

2017 Trade Show Booth Dimensions

2016 International Trade Show Recap

 

Competitions

Sales Presentations Assignments

Best Booth – 2017 Trade Show

Salesmanship Competition – 2017 Trade Show

Sales Materials Competition Submission – 2017 Trade Show

Sales Materials Competition Rubric – 2017 Trade Show

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