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Take Control of Your Financial Future at The Ultimate Event for Young Professionals


February 7, 2019

Orlando

Omni Resort at Championsgate

What is MoneyShow University?

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Join us on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in Orlando, FL for MoneyShow University 2019 and be a part of the most diverse, collaborative, and informative event for young professionals.

MoneyShow University is a one-day FREE event designed to help young professionals take control of their financial future. This year’s speaker lineup features industry disruptors, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest minds in finance. With 10-plus informative and interactive sessions focused on investing in the stock market, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and career advice—you’ll gain the know-how you need to achieve extraordinary growth personally and professionally in life.

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World-Class Keynotes

Motivating keynotes and educational talks will leave you inspired in so many ways —and with shortcuts and insights to take your finances further than you ever imagined.

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Powerful Networking

MoneyShow University will provide you with endless opportunities to network with 500+ like-minded young professionals and business leaders to create new connections and career opportunities.

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Sharpen Your Skills

Learn next-level tactics and strategies on everything from building long-term wealth to career advice designed to help you make smart professional decisions in the real-world.

2019 Keynote Speakers

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Featuring leading money experts who will teach you the skills you need to take your finances to the next level.

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Steve Forbes

Forbes Media

Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes is chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. The company's flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation's leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company's licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than five million readers. Forbes.com has become one of the world's most influential Web sites, with more than 60 million unique visitors a month. Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of "Fact and Comment." A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate. He is the author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code, and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy--and What We Can Do About It, How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today's Economy, co-authored by Elizabeth Ames; and Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels Between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today...and the Lessons You Can Learn, co-authored by John Prevas. He also wrote: Flat Tax Revolution: Using a Postcard to Abolish the IRS; and A New Birth of Freedom, a book of bold ideas for the new millennium. Mr. Forbes serves on the boards of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies.

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Kim Githler

MoneyShow

Kim Githler

Driven by the need to empower individual investors, Kim Githler founded MoneyShow in 1981. Over the course of 36 years, MoneyShow has educated millions of investors, traders, and financial advisors. As founder, Chair, and CEO, she became the driving and visionary force behind the development of the Financial Media company. Ms. Githler and the MoneyShow's 36 years of educating investors was recognized by the New York Stock Exchange as she was honored by being invited to close the bell. After closing the bell at the NYSE, Ms. Githler realized that she wanted to educate the next generation of investors and founded MoneyShow University to specifically educate, inform, and inspire millennials and other young professionals. She has not only had a major impact on millions of investors around the world but has also impacted her community by giving back to many organizations that help underprivileged families. Ms. Githler is a visionary who devotes countless hours to her community, family, and colleagues. She has also developed major philanthropic initiatives in the areas of foster care and parenting education. Ms. Githler was the first woman to sit on Suntrust Bank's advisory board. She also serves in an advisory emeritus capacity for Forty Carrots and is on the YMCA Board.

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Raj Kannappan

Young America's Foundation

Raj Kannappan

As the director of Young America's Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, Raj Kannappan leads the organization's efforts to advance free market principles among future generations of America's leaders. He has previously served as the Foundation's director of chapter services, advising and training student activists nationwide to spread the ideas of free enterprise, individual freedom, and limited government.Most recently, as a management consultant with CRA, Inc., Mr. Kannappan advised Fortune 1000 firms to communicate strategy and large-scale organizational changes, such as mergers and acquisitions, technology implementations, and restructuring; drive organizational alignment; and build critical internal and external business relationships.

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Edward Modla

Options Clearing Corporation

Edward Modla

Edward Modla is the manager of Investor Services at the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) where he is responsible for managing the operations of a comprehensive options resource center that provides information and education about options and supports all products traded on all OCC participant exchanges. In addition to his responsibilities with OCC, Mr. Modla also serves as an instructor for the Options Industry Council, presenting live options seminars and online webinars for all segments of the investing community including registered representatives and public investors.

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Jon Najarian

Investitute.com

Jon Najarian

Jon "Dr. J" Najarian was a linebacker for the Chicago Bears before he turned to another kind of contact sport--trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Mr. Najarian became member of the CBOE, NYSE, CME, and CBOT and worked as a floor trader for some 25 years. Today, he is a professional investor, money manager, lecturer, as well as co-founder of Rebellion Partners, a private investment company. In 1990 he founded Mercury Trading, a market-making firm at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), which he sold in 2004 to Citadel, one of the world's largest hedge funds. He developed the HeatSeeker technology, a patented trading application using algorithms to identify unusual activity in stock, options, and futures markets. In 2005, he co-founded, together with his brother Pete, optionMONSTER, an options news and education firm, and tradeMONSTER, a leading online brokerage firm, that for years has been rated "Best for Options Traders" by Barron's and was the first online broker to deploy streaming, desktop-like trading in a web browser. In 2014 private equity firm General Atlantic Partners bought a majority stake in the company, and two years later, it was sold to E*Trade for $750 million. Mr. Najarian is a founding member of Investitute.com, a financial education & subscription services company, as well as best-selling authors of both How We Trade Options and The 22 Rules of Investing.

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Lisa Rowan

The Penny Hoarder

Lisa Rowan

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and on-air analyst at The Penny Hoarder, a personal finance website that teaches people how to earn, save and manage their money. At The Penny Hoarder, Ms. Rowan writes extensively about grocery, retail, and consumer affairs topics along with features. She is also the writer behind Dear Penny, a personal finance advice column featured in The Penny Hoarder and Tampa Bay Times . Ms. Rowan started Dear Penny in March 2018 to help people overcome obstacles to achieve their money goals. Through Dear Penny, she has helped people tackle the most difficult money questions from how to deal with stingy family members to the best ways to pay off student loans. Ms. Rowan money advice advice and story has been featured in Womens Health, Real Simple, Cheddar, Yahoo! Finance, TEDxUSFSP and NBC News. She holds a masters degree from Georgetown University, and a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland. A Philadelphia-area native who spent 10 years in Washington, D.C., she is most recently a resident of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Richard Smith

TradeSmith

Richard Smith

Dr. Richard Smith is the inventor of TradeStops, an algorithmically-based system that helps investors outperform billionaire investors with less risk. In December 2017, Dr. Smith introduced CryptoTradeSmith, a breakthrough system for capturing explosive profits from highly volatile crypto assets like Bitcoin.

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Tom Sosnoff

tastytrade

Tom Sosnoff

Tom Sosnoff is a recognized online brokerage innovator and sought-after financial educator. He is a true visionary and serial entrepreneur who co-founded thinkorswim in 1999, tastytrade in 2011 and newly launched tastyworks in 2017. Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a market maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued a vision to educate retail investors in options trading and to build a superior software platform and a brokerage firm that specialized in options. His efforts ultimately changed the way these instruments traded by pioneering everything from single click complex trading functionality to multi-product access from a single platform. Currently, Tom is the co-host of tastytrade Live and continues to drive innovation and know-how to the do-it-yourself investor.Tom has been named to Techweek's Tech 100 list, Crain's Chicago's Tech 50, and has spoken at Chicago Ideas Week, Techweek Chicago, TD Ameritrade's Market Drive events, Money Show, University of Chicago TEDx and the 'He Said She Said' Tour for tastytrade. Tom received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014 and has been featured by prominent publications such as Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago, Traders Mag and Barron's.

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Aaron West

MoneyShow

Aaron West

As president of MoneyShow, Aaron West has championed the creation, marketing, and development of industry-first educational initiatives including The MoneyShow Membership Program. A 17-year veteran whose work spans every facet and functional area of the conference and trade-show industry, from operations and media relations, to traditional and digital marketing, to programming and business development. Mr. West has been instrumental in the company's growth, positioning MoneyShow as the world's leading producer of award-winning conferences, trade shows, cruise seminars and digital media for investors and active traders.

Schedule of Events

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One-day of inspiring keynotes, educational sessions, personalized advice, and boundless opportunities to network with your peers. Agenda coming soon!

Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:30 am - 9:45 am

MoneyShow University Welcome Remarks

Kim Githler

More than 300 college students from across the state of Florida will attend the 4th annual MoneyShow University 2019. MSU is a full-day, one-of-a-kind day of ideas, insights, and inspiration where students and young professionals can gain real-world intelligence and ideas from the nation's best and brightest money experts in business and finance.

Parents and grandparents-tell your kids and grandkids. Oh, and lunch is provided, too! (It's free, but pre-registration is required, as this is always a sold-out event!)

9:45 am - 10:15 am

People Versus Profits: What Do-Gooders Get Wrong About The Role of Business Today

Raj Kannappan

People versus profits is a slogan of choice among many activists and students today, with the central idea being that society faces a stark choice between financial gains and the welfare of individuals. Hear why this is a false dichotomy and how students should consider thinking about the role of entrepreneurship and business in a 21st-century society.
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Why Capitalism Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word

Steve Forbes

11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Inspirational Closing Remarks

Aaron West

Bus Transportation for students

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We have arranged FREE bus transportation for students to and from the event from select university campuses. To find out if your campus has a bus, please register for the event and email jordanberger@moneyshow.com to request more information.

MoneyShow University was an excellent opportunity to expand my horizons in the finance world.

- Claudia Munoz

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The speakers were incredibly insightful. Just a plethora of fantastic information, some that I've already applied to my daily and professional life.

- Dillon Sypula

Event Venue

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Omni Resort at Championsgate

1500 Masters Boulevard

Championsgate, FL 33896

Winner of Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award for #1 Resort in Orlando, FL. The four-diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, located just 6 miles from Walt Disney World Resort, is one of the nation's premier golf, meeting, and leisure retreats.

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Sponsors & Partners

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Title Sponsor

TradeSmith

Gold Sponsor

Young America's Foundation

Silver Sponsor

The Options Industry Council

Questions About the Event?

Contact: Jordan Berger, Director MoneyShow University.

Tel: 941-373-2255 | Email: jordanberger@moneyshow.com