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Bakersfield Trade Show

What to expect

The Bakersfield trade show is fast approaching. It will be held December 2nd and 3rd at the Rabobank Convention in Bakersfield California. There a series of mail-in competitions including Sales Catalog, Video Commercial The oral competitions are held the first day and Booth and Salesmanship are held the second day. Oral competitions include Business Plan, Sales Catalog presentation, Employee Manual, Web Page, Marketing Plan, Apprentice, and Job Interview.

What to Bring

  • Warm clothes
  • Cash for meals - There are very few places close to the convention center.
  • The hotel does have a restaurant, but the meals are quite expense.
  • The do have a grab bag breakfast and lunch that is around $5.00
  • One night you can go to John's Incredible Pizza. Bus transportation is provided.
  • Activities around the convention center include ice skating and a movie theater.

Written by Wendy Smith, Event Planner

Proposed Trade Show

Schedule of Events

DAY 1: Tuesday, December 3 Student Competition Day: State Trade Show and State Business Plan

  • 8:00-3:30 Trade Show and Competition Registration in Rabobank Convention Center
  • 8:00-5:00 Schools participate in Trade Show Competitions at Marriott Hotel
    and Rabobank Convention Center
  • 8:00-5:00 Oral Competitions: Marketing Plan, HR Scenarios, and Sales Presentation
  • Please arrive on time to your competition (arrive at least ten minutes before your
    competition time).
  • Doors will be closed at the beginning of each session and re-opened 5-10 minutes
    before each new session.
  • Make sure that you check in with the competition room facilitators. Competition
    sessions are as follows:
  • Session 1 (a & b):8:30-9:50 8 Teams per Session per Section (16 total teams)
  • Session 2 (a & b):10:00-11:20 8 Teams per Session per Section (16 total teams)
  • Session 3 (a & b):11:30-12:50 8 Teams per Session per Section (16 total teams)
  • Session 4 (a & b): 2:00-3:30 8 Teams per Session per Section (16 total teams)
  • Session 5 (Finals - 8 Teams): 3:40 pm-5:00 pm
  • 8:15-5:30 First three rounds of State VE Business Plan Presentation Competition
    at Marriott Hotel and Rabobank Convention Center
  • 8:15-11:45 Apprentice Competition
  • 10:00-3:30 Trade Show floor set-up
  • 11:00 Coordinators' Meeting
  • 1:45-4 Interview Competitions
  • 1:45-3:30 Website FINALS (up to 10 teams in each of the 2 categories
  • 1:45-5:00 State Business Challenge Proposed New Competition
  • 1:45-4:30 The Perfect Pitch Competition
  • 1:30-3:30 Public Skate at Ice Sports Center
  • 3:30-5:00 Finals forOral Competitions 8 teams in each of the three categories:
    Marketing Plan, HR, Sales Presentation
  • 5:00-7:30 Dinner on your own at John's Incredible Pizza
  • 5:00-7:30 Booth Judging
  • 7:30-??? Ice Skating Rink may be available behind the Convention Center
  • Maya Movie Theater behind the Convention Center

DAY 2: Wednesday, December 4 (Opening Ceremony, Final Round of Business
Plan Competition,Impact Marketing Competition, Public Trading and Closing

  • 7:00-8:15 Return of equipment to booths, if necessary
  • 8:00-12:30 Final Round of CA VE State Business Plan Presentation Competition
  • 8:30-9:30 Official Opening Ceremony at Rabobank Convention Center
  • 9:00-12.00 Impact Marketing Competition
  • 9:30-1:00 Public Trading
  • 9:30-1:00 Snack bars available during Trade Show
  • 9:30-12:30 Booth Judging Finals (10 in each of the 3 categories)
  • 9:30-12:30 Salesmanship Judging
  • 1:00-2:00 Awards Ceremony in Convention Center
  • 2:00 Official Close of Show and Booth Breakdown

Written by Alice Jenkins, Administrative Assistant