As founder and Executive Advisor of the ENGAGE® Undergraduate Investment Conference, David Kudla organizes an impressive line-up of speakers and special guests as participants in ENGAGE, including Federal Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, and economists from some of the most prominent firms in the industry. Students from across North America come to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business to compete in the world's largest annual student stock pitch competition and conference. The event provides an interactive opportunity to blend theory with practice as many of the leading investment professionals in the financial industry share their views on the economy and financial markets. Each panel concludes with thought provoking questions from the students in the audience.

Throughout the day, ENGAGE panelists share their outlooks and perspectives on the economy, financial industry, and global markets. Breakout sessions, student competitions and career panels provided valuable knowledge and skills to the next generation of financial professionals.

ENGAGE has partnered with CNBC as the "Official Broadcaster" for the conference. CNBC's Senior Economics Reporter, Steve Liesman conductes live interviews throughout the day, as well as interactive Q&A sessions between ENGAGE participants and panelists. Many students had the opportunity to appear on television as CNBC's Scott Wapner hosted CNBC Trade School—a special edition of "Fast Money Halftime Report"—live from the conference atrium.


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