Practice Enterprise Trade Fairs
Practice Enterprise Trade Fairs are held in more than 20 countries around the world and give an opportunity for trainees to exhibit and market the products/services of their enterprises in a competitive marketplace to local and international colleagues. From small regional fairs to large international fairs with over 200 enterprises exhibiting, Trade Fairs allow trainees to put the marketing, communications, negotiations and global business skills they’ve learned in the Practice Enterprise to the test.
PEN Worldwide holds Members Meetings twice per year in a different member country around the world, where representatives from more than 40 member countries gather to network, exchange best practices and benchmark ways of continuously improving the Practice Enterprise concept. Members Meetings have been held for the past 25 years and 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary edition of our Members Meeting.
EUROPEN-PEN International takes part in a number of transnational educational projects together with member countries to continuously adapt the Practice Enterprise program to the needs of our various target groups. Our association also partners in projects aimed at transferring the Practice Enterprise concept to new countries in cooperation with groups such as the European Commission, the World Bank, national Ministries of Education and Employment and others.
Global Enterprise Challenge
The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) is a unique business-related case competition for Practice Enterprise trainees. Participants work in multinational teams to identify the challenges, opportunities and risks in a real-life global business. The GEC format and content provides the opportunity for trainees to develop critical thinking, communication, presentation and entrepreneurship skills that will be crucial as they move forward in their education and careers.