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.

Plovdiv 2018


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.

Members Meeting Plovdiv Bulgaria 2018

Competitions & challenges

The PEN Worldwide national Central Offices and the international Coordination Center regularly organize a variety of Practice Enterprise competitions for trainees across the world. The competitions are continuously adapted to provide trainees with multi-facetted opportunities to test their skills including Social Media and markting events. The competitions allow to evaluate, test and train various skills from critical thinking, problem-solving and creativity to leadership, resilience and sustainability. Please check the Events Agenda on on this website for all upcoming competitions and other events.

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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.

Virtual Enterprises International's 2016 Youth Business Summit on April 18, 2016. (Photo: www.JeffreyHolmes.com)
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