2024 Youth Business Summit

April 11 - 12, 2024

The Jacob Javits Convention Center


The Youth Business Summit brings together thousands of rising young professionals, budding entrepreneurs, educators, school/district administrators, business leaders and industry professionals from around the world 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.

2024 YBS Pricing Overview & Schedule


Partners and Supporters











For Schools

For US firms, please refer to the following:

Registration and booth selection is now open for all participants. To register, review the Booth and Pricing Overview document and follow the step-by-step instructions below. The deadline for registration is March 15, 2024, but we advise registering soon to secure your booth and electricity selections. 

  1. Sign into the hub by going to hub.veinternational.org 
  2. Click on “Marketplace Tools”
  3. Click on “Firm Admin”
  4. Choose the Firm you want to register with
  5. Click on “Trade Show Registration” 
  6. Once registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation and a quote. This will be followed by an invoice within 3-5 business days after registration. 
YBS Booth Overview and Pricing

For international firms, please refer to the following:

YBS Overview
Registration Link

Exhibitor Guidelines

Important Note: Exhibitors must review the Event and Registration Overview and learn the International Trade Exhibition Guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in your team being asked to remove prohibited items and potentially lead to disqualification from competitions.



Any food or beverage samples that a firm plans to offer at their booth must be commercially prepackaged. 


Booth registration is now open for all participants. 

YBS Booth Overview and Pricing

Exhibitor List

The 2024 YBS Exhibitor List will be available in March.

Booth Map with Booth Numbers

The 2024 YBS Booth Map with Numbers will be available in March.

Point of Sale System

The 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 smartphone, iPad/tablet, or laptop with a WiFi or cellular data connection.

Personal Bank Debit Cards for Students

Students can use their personal bank account to make purchases at trade shows. This system can be used to pay throughout the entire exhibition period.

US Network Bank Card

Cards are only available for non-VE guests and visitors and can be obtained at the registration desk.

Visitor Resources

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

Photographers and videographers will be covering the 2024 Youth Business Summit. Please ensure your school has Photograph and Video Consent Forms filled out and on file.

Digital Event Booklet

The 2024 YBS Event Booklet will be available for viewing and downloading prior to the events. Physical booklets will be distributed at all events.

View the 2023 Media Center for photos, videos, and competition results from last year’s Youth Business Summit – Link coming soon

Partnership Opportunities for 2024 YBS

We thank and recognize our partners and sponsors who support our mission to prepare students for fulfilling, financially-secure futures. Through their generous support, we are able to provide all Youth Business Summit participants with a life-changing experience.

Become an Exhibitor

By exhibiting and participating in the diverse range of opportunities, you actively contribute to fulfilling our mission of transforming students’ lives through authentic business experiences, preparing them for successful careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Become a Sponsor

By sponsoring and participating in the diverse range of opportunities, you actively contribute to fulfilling our mission of transforming students’ lives through authentic business experiences, preparing them for successful careers and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Title Sponsor

HSBC is the title sponsor for the 2024 Youth Business Summit. HSBC and VE have been working together since 1999 to prepare students for meaningful careers through program expansion, job readiness training support, direct funding to schools, support for the Youth Business Summit, and engaging HSBC employees as competition judges and classroom mentors.

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, with operations in 66 countries and territories. They aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfill their hopes and realize their ambitions.

Judging Opportunities

A significant element of VEI’s program is the opportunity for students to meet with and learn from business leaders.  We continuously cultivate a large network of industry professionals and change makers who inspire, empower, and mentor our students as well as guide them in applying business strategies that will help them develop and manage their businesses.

To that end, we invite you to judge in one or more of the 7 competitions that comprise the YBS.  This dynamic two-day event on April 11-12 brings together 4,500 young people from high schools across the U.S. and around the world to compete, attend leadership events, and network with peers and professionals. Judging details will be provided after you register.

Visitor Resources

The Jacob Javits Convention Center:  Home of the 2024 YBS Trade Exhibition

The Javits Center is more than just a convention center. Named after the legendary and lifelong New Yorker, Senator Jacob K. Javits, this self-sustaining New York icon has become a wildlife sanctuary, a community partner and a nationwide nexus where the latest ideas in business and pop culture converge under one very green roof. With a significant investment in our infrastructure, we have quickly become a leader in sustainability, security and technology, setting a new standard for convention centers throughout the country. We employ thousands of experienced event and construction professionals dedicated to coordinating and constructing events with major brands from around the world, generating waves of economic activity across the region. And with a historic expansion project underway, we‘re preparing to host an even wider variety of events in the years to come, attracting new generations of visitors to Manhattan’s West Side.

VE has arranged blocks of rooms at the following hotels. Students, teachers, and guests have until mid-February to mid-March to utilize the blocks at these hotels otherwise they will be released to the public. Schools are responsible for the payments of all hotel rooms. More hotels will be added to this list as opportunities arise. Please note that each hotel is unique and rooms vary in size. We recommend visiting the website prior to making arrangements.

Four Point by Marriott

Four Points by Sheraton Midtown: Times Square – Group Rate Ends March 11, 2024

326 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

Cost: King ($239/night) | Queen ($259/night)


Hyatt Place NYC Times Square

Hyatt Place New York City / Times Square Group Rate Ends March 15, 2024

350 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018

Cost: King ($249/night) | Queen ($289/night)


Courtyard Long Island City/New York Manhattan View

Courtyard Long Island City/New York Manhattan View Group Rate: TBD

29-15 Queens Plaza North
Long Island City, New York 11101

Cost: King ($249/night)| Double ($269/night)


Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square Group Rate Ends February 26, 2024

114 West 40th Street
New York, New York 10018

Cost: King ($305/night) | Queen ($305/night)


If you need any further information about the hotel options or locations, please reach out to Lily Thompson at ethompson@veinternational.org

Things To Do

As a proud partner of the NYC & Company, VE would like to share some of the following activities and resources provided by NYC & Co. A complimentary Delegate Discount Pass, the ultimate guide to traveling New York like a local, and NYC & Co’s suggestions for attractions, tickets, restaurants, galleries, and more are available to guide you through the Big Apple. Enjoy!

Make sure to check out https://www.nycgo.com/ for the official guide to NYC!






Tours in NY

Share your Youth Business Summit journey with #2024YBS on social media.

2023 YBS Recap