For Schools


VE Firm registration for the 2019 YBS is open via the Portal.

2019 YBS Booth Overview (for Schools)

All YBS participants must wear a badge to identify themselves as participants to venue staff. These badges will need to be worn by participants at all times. Access to event venues will be restricted to those participants with the appropriate badge.


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

Kickoff Party with Special Musical Guest and Live International Fashion Show
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



Competition Registration and Details

The 2019 Youth Business Summit features eight competitive opportunities for VE students. Competitions include the National Business Plan Competition, National Finance Competition, National Human Resources Competition, National Marketing Competition, Global Business Challenge, Best Booth Competition, Sales Materials Competition, and Sales Pitch Competition.

Registration for 2019 competitions will open HERE on February 12, 2019.


Competition Results

Competition Results will be available after the 2019 Youth Business Summit on the Competition Results page.

Exhibition Resources


Booth registration for the 2019 YBS is now open.

2019 YBS Booth Overview (for Schools)

Booth Payments

  1. Payments or PO must be received by Friday, February 22, 2019. Payments and PO’s received after this date will be subject to a $100.00 USD late fee.
  2. If payment is not received by Friday, March 8, 2019, the booth reservation may be canceled and the booth will be made available to wait-listed firms.
  3. Cancellation of reservation must be received by Friday, March 8, 2019. If cancellation notice is received after March 8, 2019, the school will be responsible for the full invoice amount.

Exhibitor Guidelines

View Exhibitor Guidelines Package

Promo Items

We now have an online merch store available so you can order items such as pens and notebooks to help promote your firm during the International Trade Exhibition. Using the link below, you can purchase items and customize them with your firm’s branding. ‘

Shop for Promo Items for Your Firm

Trade Exhibition Point of Sale System

Trade Exhibition Point of Sale System is provided by VEI to firms with a trade show booth to easily process trade exhibition sales payments. This system can be used on a smart phone, iPad/tablet, or laptop with a WiFi or cellular data connection.

Access Your Trade Exhibition Point of Sale Dashboard
1. Go to
2. Use the login information your firm received via email (please email the event organizer if you still need this information or if you need your password reset)

Please email Nick Chapman at if you are having difficulties logging in or need assistance.

Personal Bank Debit Cards for Students

Students now have the ability to pay with their personal bank account at US trade shows. This system can be used to pay throughout the entire exhibition period.

How to Obtain Your Student Debit Card
1. Go to
2. Use the login information for your student Portal account
3. Navigate to Your Personal Bank Account
4. Open Student Debit Card for Trade Shows (from the left sidebar)


Schools have the option of buying boxed lunches through VE or buying food from the vendors at the event location.

Boxed Lunch Registration

Media Center

View the 2018 Media Center for photos, videos, and competition results from last year’s Youth Business Summit

Photos and Videos

Photographers and videographers will be covering the 2019 Youth Business Summit. Please ensure your school has Photograph and Video Consent Forms filled out and on file.

Portal / Human Resources / Reference Files / Photograph and Video Consent Form

Digital Event Booklet

The 2019 YBS/Gala Event Booklet will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the events. Physical booklets will be distributed at all events.

Visitor Resources

Please review the Visitor Resources page to book hotel rooms, find tourist discounts to iconic Brooklyn entertainment including entertainment, restaurants, landmarks, and other attractions, and explore travel information.

Go to Visitor Resources page

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