Business LIVE! Student Event New York

Inspire their future career in the city that never sleeps at our NEW Business LIVE! NYC conference on 18th February 2020. Bring business studies to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions by showing them the many different paths a career in business could take at our Business LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of the Big Apple!

New York has always had business and commerce at its very core. Home to Wall Street - the world’s largest stock market - and the iconic NASDAQ building on Times Square, New York offers business students the chance to experience a dynamic city at the heart of the global economy. 

Who is the event for? 

Key Stage 4 & 5 students of Business Studies. The event is designed to complement studies across the AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC and SAQ curriculums. 

It is designed to meet course aims by encouraging and developing enthusiasm for studying business and provide quality case studies for exams.

A global hub of international business, New York, along with London and Tokyo, is one of the 3 ‘Command Centres’ for the world economy and has a significant impact on every aspect of business – from banking, finance, world trade, new media, tourism and transportation.

Further details, including confirmed speakers, coming soon!

Following the success of our LIVE! conference events in Europe, we anticipate that our New York event will be popular with school groups.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Fly to New York Transfer to your accommodation for check-in Visit the Empire State Building
2 Wall Street Walking Tour visit the Federal Reserve Bank Take in a Broadway Show
3 Business LIVE! Event In the afternoon take the Staten Island Ferry & see the Statue of Liberty Enjoy an evening meal at a New York restaurant
4 Free time for shopping & sightseeing Transfer to the airport for your return flight (overnight flight)
5 Return flight to Ireland
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Morning Fly to New York
Afternoon Transfer to your accommodation for check-in
Evening Visit the Empire State Building
Morning Wall Street Walking Tour
Afternoon visit the Federal Reserve Bank
Evening Take in a Broadway Show
Morning Business LIVE! Event
Afternoon In the afternoon take the Staten Island Ferry & see the Statue of Liberty
Evening Enjoy an evening meal at a New York restaurant
Morning Free time for shopping & sightseeing
Afternoon Transfer to the airport for your return flight (overnight flight)
Morning Return flight to Ireland

Event overview

Expert speaker presentations - your students will hear how businesses operate in a range of different contexts, and hear how they responded to different business opportunities, problems and issues.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions offering invaluable career insight and advice.

The Events Team in New York will provide support throughout your stay, they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Speakers & activities

Annaline Dinklemann, Wall Street Walks

Prior to founding her own walking tour company in 2007, Annaline worked at Morgan Stanley. Bringing her experience of Wall Street to our stage she will provide your students with key insights into what it takes to work within the most famous financial district in the world.

Interactive Trading Game

Students will take part in an interactive trading game, led by a former Wall Street professional.  This fun game will introduce students to the basics of stock market trading.  Who will win big and who will go bust! 

Evening activites

  • Top of the RockTM
  • Empire State Building
  • IMAX Cinema
  • Bowling

...and much more!

Study themes

Marketing Performance & Strategies

• Understanding markets, segmentation, targeting, mass marketing

• Branding – building & protecting

• Marketing mix – the value of digital & e-commerce


Business Strategy, Decision making & Direction

• Problems & challenges when growing a business

• Influences on business decisions, technology, ethical & environmental issues, corporate & social responsibility

• Difficulties in forecasting future trends

Business Operations – Customer Service

• Identifying & understanding customer needs

• Methods & benefits of good customer service

• Changes in customer service from technology advances

Study levels

Suitable for Key Stage 4 & 5 - meeting exam board specifications for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC and SQA.​

Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Business LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.

Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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