The Business Events Industry Student Challenge engages competing teams on their knowledge and understanding of the industry to create and propose a successful event. The goal of this challenge is to have a proposal for a meeting, incentive trip, exhibition, tradeshow, consumer show, convention, conference, congress or product launch.
2022 theme: Seamless Hybrid Experiences
View the requirements here.
The teams may choose to focus on any number of the following clusters, but are not limited to just these, in relation to the competition’s parameters:
- Event Platforms
- Legislative Advocacy
- Venue Preparation
- Integrating Virtual and In-Person
- Overall Engagement
Teams will first be evaluated based on their proposals. Teams should not exceed 4-5 members. A committee of industry professionals will score the proposals, narrowing them down to the top five. The top five teams will then be invited to present their final proposal, virtually via Zoom, to the panel; this will include a 5-minute Pitch Presentation and a 5-10 minute Q&A session. These presentations will be rebroadcast to the general public.
The winning team will receive complimentary round-trip air transportation, accommodation, and registration at Convening Leaders. The team will be invited to present their pitch during a concurrent session at Convening Leaders.