2014 Youth Business Summit Date TBD |

Planning is now underway for the 2014 Virtual Enterprises International Youth Business Summit, which will be held in New York City on April 1-3, 2014. The 2014 Youth Business Summit is sponsored by the New York Life Foundation.

The Youth Business Summit is the signature event of Virtual Enterprises International because it offers students multiple opportunities to show what they know. Through the Summit’s three major activities—the Global Business Challenge, the National Business Plan Competition,  and the International Trade Show—students demonstrate their skills, knowledge and diverse talents in entrepreneurship, communications, computer technology, and global business management—key components of the VEI program.

In the Global Business Challenge, which is sponsored by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. and the New York Life Foundation, students are assigned to a multinational team, and are given  several hours to solve a global business problem. Each team will analyze company data, identify relevant information for the assigned task, and prepare a business strategy to be presented to a distinguished panel of judges. The Global Business Challenge will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

In the National Business Plan Competition, finalists from statewide business plan competitions will compete in a championship round for prizes to be awarded to team members and their programs. The National Business Plan Competition will be taking place Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The top three national teams will be announced on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the opening ceremony of the trade show.

The International Trade Show is the signature activity of the Virtual Enterprises International practice firm program. It provides students with the opportunity to showcase and market the products and services of their virtual businesses as they engage in commerce with their local, national and international peers in a simulated global marketplace. Students will be able to compete in various competitions related to the event: Best Booth, Best Sales Pitch, Best Web Page and Best Catalog. The International Trade Show will be taking place Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the 69th Regiment Armory.

VEI looks forward to welcoming you to New York City in April 2014 and hope that you will take advantage of the many cultural activities and sightseeing opportunities that await you in The Big Apple.