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Annual Business Trade Show

3/06/2015

Business professionals from the Cairns community will again join Cairns State High School’s Business Faculty in their annual Trade Show. The Trade Show is a culmination of collaborative work between Year 9 Business Studies students and Cairns’ local mentor entrepreneurs including; Varnia Bau of Cairns Convention Centre, Pip Miller of Pip Miller PR and Chris Koscielny of Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises.

The initial stages of this project involved these representatives mentoring the aspiring Business students to create a business opportunity concept or product. The Trade Show is a culmination of this process where students will launch their product through exciting stalls and presentations.

“Year 9 Business Studies students are excited to present their innovative products to the business community of Cairns and have been working hard to make protoypes of their products to show off to the judges during their Trade Show this Thursday”, commented Lyn Watt, Business Teacher.  

This year Crosswell Hall will witness some 21 innovative and wild ideas come to life. Products such as: Pearly Whites – All in one toothpaste and toothbrush, Poncho-brella – an umbrella that has roll down, roll back up and clip capability, a phone which generates a hologram of who you are speaking to, a hat with a solar powered fan, wireless headphones and Hair Tank – a hairbrush that can be filled with hair dye.

Students have been conducting market research and with feedback from their mentors will refine and adapt their products before the final judging at the Trade Show on Thursday 4 June. The judges will include Varnia Bau of Cairns Convention Centre, Pip Miller of Pip Miller PR and Chris Koscielny of Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises.

2015 Year 9 Business Trade Show Awards

  • Most Innovative Product - L'occhi (contact lenses with sunglasses capability),

  • Runner's Up - #chalkyaphone (create your own phone case design)

  • Runner's Up - Flare (bike blinkers)

  • Most Creative Product - Blow (solar power pack for charging devices)

  • People’s Choice Award

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