2018 Los Angeles Conference and Exhibition Recap

By February 28, 2018 April 28th, 2020 California, News, Trade Shows, West

February 13, 2018
Pasadena Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

Key Stats

  • 2,300 total attendees
  • 49 schools
  • 74 firms
  • 1,300 students
  • 70 volunteers

Competition Results

Results for the top teams at this event’s competitions can be found at the Competitions Results page.

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Social Media Contest Winners

World on a Plate, Banning High School 
A group of chefs and entrepreneurs walk into an exhibition… and take home the gold!

Ex Nihilo, San Juan Hills High School, CA
An employee of Ex Nihilo doing a sales pitch:
Essence, Mount St. Mary


“I was so impressed with the level of professionalism of the students I loved their enthusiasm I wish that students everywhere could have this opportunity”
Lori Gloede, Director of Business Development at Brain Zoo Studios

“I love this event. Not only do the students show such enthusiasm, but their booths are also very impressive and well thought out… many of the products play up what is happening in the current climate.”
– Rosalind Niu, Student at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles and Operations Intern at WESSCO International

“Working with Virtual Enterprises in my senior year gave high school value and motivated me to continue with school. It allowed me to use my passion and talents in a way that connected academics to my work.”
Larry Chen, Renowned Car Photographer and Keynote Speaker



Thank You to Our Supporters

Thank you to the following organizations for their judge volunteers:

  • Alta Pacific Bank
  • Bank of America
  • Cash Crunch
  • Crescent Capital
  • KJG Media
  • LA SCORE Chapter
  • Laughing Lizard Adventure Park
  • LIU
  • Merril Lynch, Pimco
  • Originate
  • Playground SDC
  • PwC
  • Southern CA Edison
  • Spin PR Tradin Organic
  • The Better Group
  • UCLA School of Anderson
  • Wessco

Thank you to our Keynote Speakers:

  • Ash Sobhe, CEO of R6S and TedEX speaker
  • Dr. Robert Valli, Dean, School of Management at LIU, Post Campus
  • Jake Kelfer, Author of Elevate Beyond
  • Larry Chen, Car Photographer & YouTube Personality

Thank you to our sponsors from Doing What Matters Most for Business in the following regions:  Orange County, San Diego & Inland Empire; and to DataPage, Inc for printing.