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 Youth Business Summit.

Schedule

DateDescription
Monday, April 15, 2019National Competitions (Human Resources, Marketing, Finance)
National Business Plan Competition
Tuesday, April 16, 2019Global Business Challenge
Tuesday, April 16, 2019International Trade Exhibition

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration & Booth Setup

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Party
Wednesday, April 17, 2019International Trade Exhibition

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Booth Setup

9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony

9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Exhibition & Trading

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Breakdown

Events

National Business Plan Competition

Event Description

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.

Participation Details

Registration

Qualifying teams will be contacted by VE with registration details and form.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Business Plan

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

National Finance Competition

Event Description

Teams of one-to-two department employees from VE companies deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their department policies and practices as they relate to the strategies, operations, and deliverables for their respective departments.

Participation Details

Registration

Registration for student participants is will open soon.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Live Competitions / Finance Rubric

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

National Human Resources Competition

Event Description

Teams of one-to-two department employees from VE companies deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their department policies and practices as they relate to the strategies, operations, and deliverables for their respective departments.

Participation Details

Registration for student participants will open soon.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Live Competitions / Human Resources Rubric

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

National Marketing Competition

Event Description

Teams of one-to-two department employees from VE companies deliver oral presentations to inform judges of their department policies and practices as they relate to the strategies, operations, and deliverables for their respective departments.

Participation Details

Registration for student participants will open soon.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Live Competitions / Marketing Rubric
Judges

Volunteer for this competition

Global Business Challenge

Tuesday, April 16, 2019  |  8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Event Description

The Global Business Challenge 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 90 minutes of analysis and deliberation, teams present their findings to a panel of judges.

Participation Details

Registration for student participants will open soon.

 

Rubric

Team Materials and Case Study will be sent to participants in March.
Judges

Volunteer for this competition

International Trade Exhibition

Wednesday, April 17, 2019  | Brooklyn Cruise Terminal |  9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Event Description

The International Trade Exhibition is the largest exhibition of practice businesses in the United States.

  • Brings together more than 4,000 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 more than 200 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.

Participation Details

Registration for the 2019 Youth Business Summit International Trade Show will open on October 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM EST.

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

Best Booth Competition

Event Description

Each company is asked to design and build out a booth at a Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show. The trade show booth allows companies to highlight their product(s) and/or service(s) and to increase sales. All company employees can participate in booth construction and display at the Trade Show.

Participation Details

Registration

All International Trade Exhibition participants are eligible for the Best Booth competition.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Live Competitions / Booth Design Rubric

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

Sales Materials Competition

Event Description

Each Virtual Enterprise Company is asked to design sales materials, such as a company brochure, catalog or promotional materials whose purpose is to promote visibility and improve sales. In order to create effective sales materials, various departments such as Marketing, Sales, and Design must work collaboratively to develop materials that are consistent with the mission and objectives of the company.

Participation Details

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Submission-Based / Sales Materials Rubric

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

Sales Pitch Competition

Event Description

Each Virtual Enterprise Company is asked to sell their product(s) and/or service(s) at the Virtual Enterprises International Trade Show. Sales Pitch is the act of making a complete and successful sale and will be evaluated on various aspects as outlined below. All company sales representatives are invited to participate.

Participation Details

Registration

All International Trade Exhibition participants are eligible for the Sales Pitch competition.

 

Rubric

Found at the following path: Portal / Competitions & Rubrics / Live Competitions / Salesmanship Rubric

 

Judges

Volunteer for this competition

Volunteer

Help make this experience an unforgettable one for our students (and for yourself!) by volunteering as a judge for any of our 8 competitions. Want to volunteer with your coworkers? Contact our Director of Engagement, Shauna Ruda, for more information about volunteering as a company or team. All volunteer and judging details will be provided after signing up below.

 

Shauna Ruda
Director of Engagement
P: 212-769-2710 x 2456
sruda@veinternational.org

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