Ira Järvinen, Merja Ketonen ja Meri Kallio belong to the group of ca. 100 first year business students who will travel to Salzburg to take part into International Trade Fair for Training Firms this spring. The 100 students belong to 12 different training firms which they run for the first year of their studies. Trade Fairs for Practice Firms offer training firms of vocational schools and of institutes for adult education the chance to present themselves in public.
In the fair, business students will meet their international business partners from 355 training firms from 21 different countries. Ira, Meri and Merja expect to be able to conduct realistic negotiations which will lead to contracts. After the Trade Fair fulfilment of contracts, execution of deliveries and writing invoices will give them even more experience.
Ira's, Merja's and Meri's Training firm is called ProExperience and they produce events for companies in need of teambuilding and relaxation. Amongst the events they'll be promoting at the fair are Pirate Adventure, beginning from a dusky pirate pub in the
The twelve training firms, 120 first year business students, have started getting ready for the fair as early as last autumn. The firms get traveling grant, but they also raise money for traveling expenses. The firms sold flowers before Christmas, arranged lotteries etc. ProExperience has already arranged one student party and another one will be held at the 12th of Fedruary at Onnela.
The Salzburg Fair will be in the 10th to 13th of March, and Ira, Merja and Meri have promised to blog from there, telling how the medieval adventures sell in Mozart's birthplace.