To register for Conferences & Exhibitions: Hub / Marketplace Tools / Firm Admin / Trade Show

Southern Regional Conference & Exhibition

November 17-18, 2019 / LeConte Event Center / Pigeon Forge, TN

Join more than 1,600 attendees for the 2019 Southern Regional Conference & Exhibition, happening November 17-18, 2019 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Pigeon Forge is a major tourist destination attracting more than 10 million visitors each year and features Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, gift shops, outlet malls, amusement rides, musical theaters, and more.

To Register: Go to Hub / Marketplace Tools / Firm Admin / Trade Fair Registration

San Diego Conference & Exhibition

December 6, 2019 / San Diego State University / San Diego, CA

Join more than 950 attendees for the 2019 San Diego Conference & Exhibition. This year’s event features 11 competitions including Video Commercial, Creative Booth, and Elevator Pitch.

Long Island Regional Conference & Exhibition

January 9, 2020 / LIU Post / Long Island, NY

The Long Island Regional Conference and Exhibition brings together more than 2,000 students, educators, and business leaders. Around ninety firms will be representing the virtual economy. Firms will compete for their booth designs, salesmanship, impact marketing, and more. Come and join the trade show experience!

Snow date: January 13, 2020

NY Metro Central Division Business Plan Competition & Exhibition

January 14, 2020 / Fairleigh Dickinson University / Madison, NJ

The NY Metro Central Division Business Plan Competition and Exhibition brings together schools from New Jersey to compete for their regional business plan competition as well as allow them to network and sell to other VE firms in their state. The event will have twenty two (22) firms representing the virtual economy and firms will compete for their booth designs and sales pitch as well as their business plans. This competition is strictly open to firms in New Jersey.

Snow date: January 16, 2020

California State Conference & Exhibition

January 15-16, 2020 / Rabobank Convention Center & Bakersfield Marriott Hotel / Bakersfield, CA

Join more than 1,600 attendees for the 2020 California State Conference & Exhibition. This year’s event features a number of competitions including Video Commercial, E-Commerce Website, Booth Design, and more.

Florida Regional Conference & Exhibition

February 4, 2020 / Nova Southeastern University / Fort Lauderdale, FL

An opportunity for Virtual Enterprises (VE) and Junior Venture (JV) firms to showcase their VE/JV firm products and services at a business education exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Competitions will include business plans, trade show displays, and a JV Business Pitch competition. We are looking forward to having all of our VE/JV firms together to collaborate at our Florida Regional Conference and Exhibition.

Northeast Regional Conference & Exhibition

February 11, 2020 / Athena High School / Rochester, NY

Join the 2020 Northeast Conference & Exhibition, happening February 11 in Rochester, NY. This year’s event features a number of competitions including Company Newsletter, Video Commercial, Booth Design, and the Northeast Regional Business Plan Competition.

Los Angeles Area Conference & Exhibition

February 18, 2020 / Pasadena Convention Center / Los Angeles, CA

Join more than 2,000 attendees for the 2020 Los Angeles Conference & Exhibition. This year’s event features a number of competitions including Marketing Plan, Salesmanship, Booth Design, Sales Materials, Company Branding, Financial Statements, Employee Handbooks, E-Commerce Websites, Video Commercials, Impact Marketing, Billboards, and Employee Newsletter.

Great Lakes Regional Conference & Exhibition

February 20, 2020 / Donald E Stephens Convention Center / Rosemont, IL (Chicago Area)

Join more than 800 attendees for the 2020 Great Lakes Conference & Exhibition. This year’s event features a number of competitions including Elevator Pitch, Impact Marketing, Video Commercial, and more.

Come for the conference and stay the weekend to explore Chicago, one of the largest cities in the United States! Chicago is famed for its Lake Michigan skyline and offers visitors bold architecture including museums, theaters, sporting venues, and a variety of diverse culinary traditions.! Only two blocks from the CTA Blue Line.

Bay Area Conference & Exhibition

March 14-15, 2020 / Oakland Convention Center / Oakland, CA


Youth Business Summit: Reimagined

April 21-23, 2020 / Online

The Youth Business Summit (YBS) is a one-of-a-kind global business convention for VE students. 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 VE company during the school year.

Due to school closings across the country and the impact of COVID-19, we have been working to “reimagine” the 2020 Youth Business Summit and convert it into a meaningful online experience for the VE community, the Youth Business Summit: Reimagined. Firms will have the opportunity to participate in Digital Meet & Greets with business partners, the International Online Trade Show with domestic and international firms in VE, and a Social Media Competition.