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Student-run economics conference attracts financial and business leaders in Miami

RE students interested in entrepreneurship organized an executive roundtable at the Lewis Family Auditorium that included five of the most respected financial and business leaders in Miami. Ken Griffin, CEO of Citadel; Edgardo Defortuna, CEO of Fortune International; Daniel Sundheim, CEO of D1 Capital; Leon Shaulov, CEO of Maplelane Capital; and Wade Davis, CEO of Univision joined Miami Venturing Entrepreneurs President Eduardo Michelsen '25 at the conclusion of the South Florida Economic Ransom Everglades conference.
The panelists answered questions about the effect of artificial intelligence on business and markets, and they also discussed Miami's place in the changing economic landscape. The event closed the May 3 student-run conference that highlighted business projects from students at RE and other local schools.

Michelsen, Seba Vella '25, Sebastian van de Kreeke '25, Christopher Tsialas '26, Edgardo Defortuna '25 and Olivia Michelsen '26 planned and carried out the conference under the direction of MVE club advisor Brandon King.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.