15th Annual CA International Trade Show

Students at the 2012 VEI California Trade Show

December 3-4, 2013

Rabobank Convention Center

1001 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA

International Virtual Enterprises are especially welcome to attend and participate in this exciting event. This will also be a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Trade Show events held in California and the 16th Anniversary of Virtual Enterprises International in the Western Region of the United States.

Virtual Enterprise firms from California and across the country will be showcasing their virtual products and services. This event is the largest in California & the Western Region attracting over 100 firms last year. Students in these enterprises will be demonstrating their competencies in a wide range of areas: business planning, marketing, selling, self-management, financial planning, public relations, interviewing, e-commerce and communications. This event provides an opportunity for healthy competition, self-assessment and benchmarking!

The opportunity to participate in the California Trade Show events provides a unique advantage to see Virtual Enterprise entrepreneurial skills development. A series of business education competitions will be held for enterprises. The public will be provided with virtual checks to enable them to take part as customers in the Trade Show.


Trade Show Schedule of Events

The Trade Show encompasses two days of activities. Day 1 focuses on student competitions showcasing company projects, setting up Trade Show booths, and meeting colleagues while getting to know the layout of the venue. Multiple oral competitions will also take place. A social event with activities is also planned for the evening.

The VE State Business Plan Competition will also be held on Day 1; winning teams will represent California in the spring of 2014 at the National Business Plan Competition on April 2, 2014, in New York City.

Day 2 focuses on the Trade Show event and will celebrate the CA Network’s 15th Anniversary of state Trade Shows and 16th year of Virtual Enterprise in California. A major focus of Day 2 is promoting Virtual Enterprises International to the public, which includes business leaders, parents, teachers, students and administrators from across California. Business trading will occur throughout the day, with a special awards ceremony ending the event. The fourth and Final Round of CA VE State Business Plan Presentation Competition will be completed on this day also.

Click on the buttons below to find the full timetable of the scheduled events.

DAY 1: Tuesday, December 3 (Student Competition Day: State Trade Show and State Business Plan)

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DAY 2: Wednesday, December 4 (Opening Ceremony, Final Round of Business Plan Competition, Impact Marketing Competition, Public Trading and Closing Ceremony)

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Other Materials

Registration Form (Print Version)
2013 Trade Show Registration Form (Online Version)

Formal Invitation Letter
2013 Trade Show Information Packet
2013 Trade Show Competition Rubrics