Global Conference 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sat 4/27
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Global Gourmet Games Reception and Dinner (By invitation only)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sun 4/28
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Family Program (By invitation only)

A special private gathering with a group of prominent families to discuss some of the most important issues facing them today - from family dynamics and creating a meaningful legacy to intergenerational succession planning. This discussion offers a select group of influential individuals, families and philanthropists firsthand information in an off-the-record, roundtable setting. The program will include valuable insights from financial executives and thought leaders as well as family members themselves.

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Alexander Friedman

Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS AG

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Randy Ottinger

Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Kotter International

Anthony Pritzker

Managing Partner, Pritzker Group

Josef Stadler

Global Head UHNW, UBS AG

Thomas Tierney

Chairman and Co-Founder, The Bridgespan Group

Sun 4/28
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council (By invitation only)

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eric Cantor

U.S. Congressman and Majority Leader

Jared Carney

CEO, Lightdale, LLC

Bob Casey

U.S. Senator

David Cote

Chairman and CEO, Honeywell; Steering Committee Member, Campaign to Fix the Debt

Richard Ditizio

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Scott Garrett

U.S. Congressman

Thorsten Heins

President and CEO, BlackBerry

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Andrew N. Liveris

President, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Jack Markell

Governor, State of Delaware; Chairman, National Governors Association

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Aram Shishmanian

CEO, World Gold Council

Robert Thomson

CEO, News Corporation Publishing Group

Sun 4/28
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Sun 4/28
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Capital Access Forum: Framing the Issues -- Overcoming Challenges and Identifying Opportunities(By invitation only)

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ken Lombard

President, Capri Urban Investors LLC; Partner, Capri Capital Partners LLC

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

John Rogers Jr.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments LLC

Kneeland Youngblood

Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group

Sun 4/28
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Conference Welcome Reception

Sun 4/28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Welcome Reception (By invitation only)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Mon 4/29
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Mon 4/29
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Mon 4/29
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Corporate and Investor Roundtable Hosted as Part of the Milken Institute's Access to Global Capital Initiative (By invitation only)

This session will convene representatives from leading corporations, investors and subject matter experts to discuss important topics, trends and strategies related to foreign direct investment. Among the issues to be explored are quality governance, regulatory challenges, transparency and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The Milken Institute seeks to enable the seamless flow of capital and commerce around the world by connecting capital-rich multinational firms and investors with countries willing to implement best practices to create, accelerate and sustain long-term economic growth and development through the Access to Global Capital Initiative.

Moderator

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Financial Journalist; Adjunct Professor in Business and Journalism, Columbia University

Introduction By

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Paul Coulson

Chairman, Ardagh Group

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Seth Merrin

Founder and CEO, Liquidnet

William Pearce

Acting Head, Investment Funds Department, OPIC

Thomas Perrelli

Partner, Jenner & Block; Former Associate U.S. Attorney General

Mon 4/29
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Global Markets in Uncertain Times

Politics is on the minds of global investors and economic observers. In the United States, debt pressures, ideology and other factors led to the struggle over sequestration, yet the recovery is progressing. Europe is still afloat, but the lifeboat is prone to leaks. In China, a new leadership group is trying to revitalize economic growth amid the pressure of rising needs - which implies growing consumer demand. At the start of the 2013 Global Conference, we'll bring experience and judgment to bear on the unknowns of the global economy and markets. Will central banks modify their activist stance? Where are costs rising or falling, and will that change the direction of capital flows? How long can inflation stay tame? Are the next big opportunities in minerals, manufacturing or technology?

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Moderator

Alexander Friedman

Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS AG

Speakers

Madelyn Antoncic

Vice President and Treasurer, The World Bank

Willem Buiter

Chief Economist, Citigroup

Terry Duffy

Executive Chairman and President, CME Group

Mohamed El-Erian

CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, PIMCO

Ken Griffin

Founder and CEO, Citadel

Mon 4/29
8:00 am - 9:15 am

The Promise of the Bioscience Century

America's investment in bioscience, especially through the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, accelerated for several years beginning in 1998. Today, we're reaping the return on that investment as what once seemed impossible becomes routine. Precision medicine is reducing suffering and deaths, and processes that once took years and cost millions - think sequencing the human genome - get faster and cheaper by the day. But those advances are merely a prologue. We're at the dawn of a scientific revolution that will save, extend and improve the quality of people's lives across the planet while easing the tremendous economic burden of health care. Moreover, bioscience holds promise for solving seemingly intractable global challenges related to energy, access to clean water and sustainable food production. How do we quicken this work? Who will fund it? And how can the participants in the bioscience ecosystem work together more effectively?

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Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Eric Cantor

U.S. Congressman and Majority Leader

Paul Chew

Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Medical Affairs, Sanofi

Margaret Hamburg

Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Bernard Harris Jr.

Founder and President, Harris Foundation; CEO and Managing Director, Vesalius Ventures, Inc.

Geoffrey Ling

Deputy Director, Defense Sciences Office, DARPA

Mon 4/29
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Innovative Finance to Support Global Health (By invitation only)

Despite decades of government aid and charitable giving, economic growth in frontier markets remains stagnant. The goals of eradicating poverty, quickening growth and improving the health of the growing global population require substantial, long-term funding sources. From credit enhancements to advance market commitments, donors are looking for new, innovative tools to encourage more effective and predictable aid flows. Market-based approaches that align the interests of donors, local governments and the private sector are becoming increasingly popular in the philanthropic world. This private session will bring together traditional and impact investors, business and philanthropic leaders and global health experts to strategically explore and "test" new finance models to support health. The conversation will build on the Milken Institute's work supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen the innovative finance ecosystem and advocate for increased, diversified funding for global health.

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Global Risk

The world is changing rapidly - that's the only constant. What's different about how it's changing now? Europe is still mired in a debt crisis and economic slump. But the worst didn't happen and the euro zone is intact. China did slow down, but avoided the hard landing that many feared. And while the U.S. still faces mountains of debt, the economy is growing again and companies are hiring. On the other hand, North Korea threatened a nuclear attack on the U.S. and fired shells into the ocean near South Korea. A bloody civil war persists in Syria, while Egypt and much of the Arab world lurch to (and from) democracy. All the while, fears of energy scarcity are being replaced by visions of abundance. This panel will examine this new world and the tensions that keep policymakers up at night.

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Moderator

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Milken Institute Senior Fellows Program; Publisher, Milken Institute Review

Speakers

Mathew Burrows

Counselor, National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Wesley Clark

Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates; Army General (ret.) and former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

Jane Harman

Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center; former Congresswoman

Larry Zimpleman

Chairman, President and CEO, Principal Financial Group

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Global Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

Global property markets are recovering unevenly by geography and asset class. Many observers felt that commercial real estate was the next shoe to drop after the subprime housing crisis, but it has outperformed most investment options. Where around the globe are the best investment opportunities - Asia, where growth has been strong, or the eurozone while it is enduring a rough patch? What's the optimal combination of asset class (commercial, retail, industrial, multifamily, hospitality or something else) and geography? Asia has many enthusiasts but in a recent survey of foreign investors, 60 percent identified the U.S. as offering the best potential for appreciation. Indeed, capital availability for existing properties appears to be improving in the U.S., but other regions face challenges. What are the leading sources of capital? Is debt or equity the better approach? What about capital access for new construction? Our panel of experts will sift through the data and discuss their strategies.

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Moderator

Lewis Feldman

Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

Speakers

Peter Lowy

Co-CEO, Westfield Group

William McMorrow

Chairman and CEO, Kennedy Wilson

Nicholas Schorsch

Chairman and CEO, American Realty Capital

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Sam Zell

Chairman, Equity Group Investments

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Magic Johnson and David Ho: Winning the Battle Against AIDS

Research and treatment, outreach and education - these are the keys to defeating the worldwide menace of AIDS. Basketball great Earvin (Magic) Johnson, still vital 21 years after his HIV diagnosis, and renowned researcher Dr. David Ho will bring the two sides together at this event. The pair will discuss the advances that have turned what was once a lethal infection into something akin to a manageable chronic illness. Magic is sure to share his personal story - his experience living with the condition and his commitment to awareness and testing. The focus, however, will be on the future, including the next wave of treatments, the search for a vaccine and making progress in educating communities that are most vulnerable to the disease.

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Moderator

Al Michaels

Sportscaster, NBC Sports

Speakers

David Ho

Scientific Director and CEO, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; Professor, The Rockefeller University

Earvin (Magic) Johnson

Chairman and CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises; NBA Hall of Famer; Co-Owner, Los Angeles Dodgers

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Global Financial Regulation

As countries implement new regulations in response to the global financial crisis, will safer and sounder markets be the result? Or just more burdens and costs? What impact can we expect on financial institutions, lending, the flow of capital around the world and, eventually, the global economy? Has the too-big-to-fail problem been solved, or should the giants simply be broken up? Is there a place for a global financial regulator? And what should be done about the shadow banking system - the institutions that wield influence but go largely unregulated? Our panel will delve into whether there are more effective ways to oversee financial markets than current methods.

Moderator

Jaret Seiberg

Managing Director and Senior Policy Analyst, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

James Barth

Senior Finance Fellow, Milken Institute; Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University

Bob Corker

U.S. Senator

Carey Lathrop

Managing Director and Head of Global Credit Markets, Citi

Kevin Lynch

Vice Chairman, BMO Financial Group

Thomas Perrelli

Partner, Jenner & Block; Former Associate U.S. Attorney General

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Crowdfunding for Start-Ups and Small Business

The concept of crowdfunding, seen as the next phase in the democratization of finance, has captured the attention of investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and the media. It can be defined as a means of raising capital for a project or enterprise through the pooling of numerous, small contributions or investments from the public, usually via the Internet. Last year, entrepreneurs around the world raised an estimated $2.8 billion through crowdfunding. The bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups(JOBS) Act, passed in the U.S. in 2012, seeks to open the market for securities crowdfunding, enabling average investors to purchase debt and equity in enterprises ranging from startup companies and mom and pop shops to real estate. Additionally, the law lifts the ban on general solicitation, allowing companies to mass market securities to accredited investors, which could spur a sea change in capital raising. Join us for a discussion about maximizing the promise of crowdfunding while minimizing risks to investors and entrepreneurs.

Moderator

Daniel Gorfine

Director, Financial Markets Policy, and Legal Counsel, Milken Institute

Speakers

Chris Brummer

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Candace Klein

Founder and CEO, SoMoLend

Benjamin Miller

Co-Founder, Fundrise

Babak Nivi

Co-Founder and President, AngelList

Danae Ringelmann

Co-Founder, Indiegogo

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

How Leading-Edge Corporate Health Solutions Create a Healthier Bottom Line

Creating a culture of health. Wellness enhances productivity. Engaged employees improve well-being. These are concepts we can agree with, but we puzzle over how they are put into practice at other companies, and not our own. There are many ideas on how to improve employee health and ultimately reduce costs, but for real change to occur, a sound idea must be well-executed. A promising idea may fall flat in the implementation, while a bad idea may gain traction as a result of strong execution -- neither will lead to meaningful, measurable change. Join us as we explore evidence-based initiatives with quantifiable results for a healthier bottom line.

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Moderator

Bianna Golodryga

Co-Anchor, "Good Morning America Weekend Edition," and Business Correspondent, ABC News

Speakers

Kent Bradley

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Safeway Inc.

Lynn Goldman

Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University

David Kirchhoff

CEO, Weight Watchers International Inc.

Richard Merkin

CEO and Founder, Heritage Group; Board Member, FasterCures

Sue Siegel

CEO, healthymagination, GE

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Two, Three, Many Middle Easts: A Region's Economic Prospects

Despite appearances, the economic story in the Middle East is more than a grouping of petrostates within a miasma of debt, slow growth, and explosive politics. Conditions that could lead to take-off are gathering: Education and healthcare are reaching more people and the region's demographics are favorable. Latent consumer demand is huge, and the infrastructure base, including Internet penetration, is expanding. Yet the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the energy-producing states are almost economies unto themselves. Which areas will develop most swiftly? Can cultural offerings, services, and manufactured goods find a place in world markets along with resource exports? Our panel will assess the strengths of the regions that make up MENA and their potential for integration with the global economy.

Moderator

Glenn Yago

Senior Director, Israel Center; Senior Research Fellow; and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Bob Casey

U.S. Senator

Heidi Crebo-Rediker

Chief Economist, U.S. Department of State

Usama Fayyad

Executive Chairman, Oasis500; Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, Blue Kangaroo

Saed Nashef

Founding Partner, Sadara Ventures

Christopher Schroeder

Technology Entrepreneur and Author, "Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East"

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Financial Inclusion: Solutions for the Global 99 Percent

Despite the technological progress, economic growth and the efforts of the global community, extreme poverty persists in many regions, equating not only to a moral wrong but undermining peace and security. The challenge is made more difficult by the likelihood that the world's population will swell by half before it stabilizes. To narrow gaps in income, education and health while also conserving our natural environment will require a technological revolution and the means to finance it, along with a leap in labor productivity. The task is complex and ambitious, involving the application of science, creative business models, smart incentive structures, the customization of technology to local conditions and geographic and cultural awareness. This roundtable will explore platforms for financing advances in global development.

Moderator

Arthur Wood

Founding Partner, Total Impact Advisors

Speakers

Bob Annibale

Global Director, Citi Microfinance and Community Development

Joanna Rees

Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst LP

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Global Competition for Talent

With the U.S. and Asia on the mend, the issue is not so much "Where will the jobs come from?" It's more about "Who will fill them?" There are as many as 3 million unfilled technology jobs in the U.S. and millions more abroad. The outsourcing boom that moved employment to India and China is now reversing as companies bring back manufacturing from Asia to take advantage of low energy prices in the U.S. With opportunities beginning to increase, where will tomorrow's workers come from? How will big companies ensure their workers won't desert them for the next offer that comes along? How can immigration policy be applied most effectively?

Moderator

Wei-Li Chong

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Knowledge Universe

Speakers

Bob Bennett

Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Express

Jim Cochran

Head of Global Recruiting, JPMorgan Chase

David Ford

Vice President, Human Resources-North America, Sanofi

Jody Greenstone Miller

Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group

Sajan Pillai

CEO, UST Global Inc.

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

CEO Roundtable (By invitation only)

Speakers

Marc Benioff

Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com

Steve Burd

Chairman and CEO, Safeway, Inc.

Tilman Fertitta

CEO, Landry's Inc.

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A Conversation with Barry Diller

Barry Diller, long a titan of the entertainment industry, has become a titan of services and media on the Web as chairman of conglomerate IAC and Expedia, the well-known travel site. Now he oversees a wide range of offerings that include search, online dating and local businesses with brands that include Match.com, Ask.com, HomeAdvisor and the Daily Beast. Diller will discuss the evolution of show business and the future of the Internet economy, including their deepening integration, from a unique vantage point. How has the rare online composite model fared - is "synergy" real? What does e-commerce need to do to bring hesitant consumers online? How do his public service involvements - with the Council on Foreign Relations and medical research at the University of California, Los Angeles - complement his celebrated career?

Interviewer

Daniel Casse

President, G100; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

Speaker

Barry Diller

Chairman and Senior Executive, IAC; Chairman and Senior Executive, Expedia, Inc.

Mon 4/29
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Leaning In or Pushed Out: Where Are the Senior Women in Business?

Only 21 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women, despite decades of professed work around diversity and efforts to grow the ranks of senior women in corporate America. With women accounting for more than half of college graduates, companies expend great energy trying to bring top female candidates into their organizations but are failing at creating paths to the C-suite. Some 40 years after the Women's Movement, we seem mired in place. What isn't working? Is the issue particularly acute on Wall Street, with its old boys' network? How do we finally change the trajectory? Are there programs in finance that prepare the next generation of female leaders to assume greater responsibility? How can we entrench and replicate successful recruitment, retention and promotion programs, and how can we enlist men as agents of change? Join us for a solutions-based conversation.

Moderator

Liz Claman

Anchor, Fox Business Network

Speakers

Richard Ditizio

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Margery Kraus

Founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide

Sallie Krawcheck

Former President, Global Wealth & Investment Management Division, Bank of America

Lauren Leichtman

Founding Principal and CEO, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Value and Values: Building a High-Performance Company

High-performance organizations not only break sales and profit records, they alter the way we work and live. What do they do that sets them apart? How do they groom their leaders and attract top talent? How do they outperform their peers? These companies maximize the benefits of changing technology, and their leaders have the guts to reinvent and surpass themselves. How do they define success, and is responsibility to the broader community part of it? Should companies be measured by their social impact as well as their financial results? Corporate leaders on this panel will share their experiences and their strategies for staying ahead of the game.

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Moderator

Willow Bay

Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

Speakers

Marc Benioff

Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com

Ken Hicks

Chairman, President and CEO, Foot Locker, Inc.

Jay Rasulo

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company

Walter Robb

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

Tom Wyatt

CEO, Knowledge Universe U.S.

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Pensions: The Real Fiscal Cliff

Although Congress narrowly averted a dive over the fiscal cliff this year, both the public and private sectors face staggering future obligations to retirees. Let's call this the "pension cliff." The scale of the problem is alarming. For state and local governments, the funding gap may total $3 trillion. Inexorable demographic trends threaten Social Security, and its disability program faces insolvency as soon as 2016. Private pension plans are also dealing with record deficits, particularly so-called Taft-Hartley plans. According to a recent report by the Treasury and Labor departments and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., more than half of these plans are classified as endangered or in critical status. (cq terms) This panel will assess the implications for retirees, taxpayers and investors, as well as explore what needs to be done to keep the U.S. from falling off the "pension cliff."

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Moderator

Bradley Belt

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Chairman and Co-Founder, Palisades Capital

Speakers

Jeffrey Brown

Karnes Professor of Finance and Director, Center for Business and Public Policy, University of Illinois

Brian Pellegrino

Chief Investment Officer, United Parcel Service

Larry Schloss

Deputy Comptroller for Asset Management and Chief Investment Officer, New York City Retirement Systems

David Villa

Chief Investment Officer, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

The International Quest for Effective Education Reform

A nation's education system is its engine of human capital development and economic, civic and social progress. With that in mind, China, India, Israel and the U.S. have launched initiatives to advance the quality and equity of their elementary and secondary education systems. Access to schooling, teacher quality and accountability, student motivation, effective-instruction programs, technology and early-childhood education are key elements of each plan. Each nation's reforms are rooted in its culture, but all aim to produce high school graduates who are college and career ready and will propel their societies through the middle of the 21st century. What can we learn from these approaches and their results to date? Which initiatives are truly effective and which have not met expectations? How can the private sector help these strategies succeed?

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Moderator

Lowell Milken

Co-Founder, Knowledge Universe Education; Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

Speakers

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator

Eugene Kandel

Head of the National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Anthony Miller

Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Dilip Thakore

Publisher and Editor, EducationWorld

Dinghua Wang

Director-General, Basic Education Department, Ministry of Education, China

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Future of Trading

Advances in information technology and the proliferation of open networks are decentralizing and democratizing financial markets. As access to the markets expands, a revolution is underway in how transactions are executed, information is processed and disseminated, and capital is allocated. With high-frequency, algorithmic trading accounting for more than half of daily volume and new technology taking ever more trades off exchanges, a dramatic shift is being felt across the entire financial spectrum, including commodities, derivatives, equities and debt. Our panel will discuss the new trading terrain, its effects on the range of participants and which policies can ensure transparency and confidence in the markets.

Moderator

Chris Brummer

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Speakers

Bart Chilton

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Terry Duffy

Executive Chairman and President, CME Group

Jamil Nazarali

Head of Citadel Execution Services, Citadel Securities

Lou Salkind

Managing Director and Executive Committee Member, The D. E. Shaw Group

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Building a Global Community to Drive Social Change

Politicians, philanthropists, activists and marketers are using film, social media and gaming to build communities, sometimes literally overnight. With the aid of technology, they are telling stories to communicate complex ideas and encouraging a worldwide audience to take action to solve pressing problems. Harnessing the power, popularity and profitability of these tools for social good educates users while raising funds and awareness globally. New media is connecting people with shared interests in inventive ways, activating even small groups to take on big challenges, often engaging celebrities to raise the profile of a cause and give voice to the voiceless. Our panel will discuss the newest ways to make the broadest impact.

Moderator

Jesse Dylan

Director; Founder and CEO, Wondros

Speakers

Shawn Amos

Founder and CEO, Freshwire

Michelle Byrd

Co-President, Games for Change; Executive Producer, Half the Sky Movement: The Game

Ben Goldhirsh

Co-Founder and CEO, GOOD

Alden Stoner

Vice President, Social Action Film Campaigns, Participant Media

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Precision Medicine, Custom Cures

More than a decade after the human genome was sequenced, we are starting to see the fruits of countless incremental advances in clinical genomics and disease biology. From techniques that enable doctors to test tumor samples for hundreds of mutations to activating the immune system to fight cancer and using drugs intended for one indication to successfully treat another, truly individualized success stories are an exciting feature of modern medicine. Could the information revealed by sequencing your genome be the secret weapon against deadly diseases? What tools can turn genomic data into crucial medical information on a large scale? This panel will discuss the advances that have been made, those yet to come, and how every patient can gain access to the most individualized medicine possible.

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Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Christopher Austin

Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health

Retta Beery

Patient Advocate and Speaker, Beerys Dystonia Support Site

George Church

Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

James Greenwood

President and CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Michael Pellini

President and CEO, Foundation Medicine

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

3D Printing: The Industrial Imagination

Will 3D printing launch the era of widespread human tissue engineering? Is it going to relocalize manufacturing, upsetting global supply chains and other facts of economic life? What's real about 3D printing, and what's hype? In theory, this technology for layering materials into complex objects can create customized products on a mass scale, bypassing traditional industrial and even scientific techniques. It is already used, largely for prototyping, in the automotive, aerospace, medical and other fields, but considered still in its infancy. Our panel will illuminate how the technology works and gauge its eventual impact. Which industries will see 3D printing as a boon, and which may be on the losing end? How can entrepreneurs make use of it, and could it help small and medium-sized businesses level the playing field with their larger competitors? What will the technology do to business costs and employment? How are regulators looking at these developments?

Moderator

Jamal Simmons

Principal, The Raben Group; Political Analyst

Speakers

Avi Reichental

President and CEO, 3D Systems

Peter Weijmarshausen

CEO and Co-Founder, Shapeways

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Impact Investing: The Art of the Deal

In recent years, impact investing has grown beyond a niche concept to emerge among mainstream investors and the high net worth community. Some of this stems from the challenge of finding returns among the usual investments in the current economy. World events play a role in heightening interest, as do concerns among the next generation of high net worth investors with the nonfinancial consequences of their ventures. A growing number of deals generate both financial returns and social or environmental impact. But how are the deals actually done? How can you make money and have impact? On this panel, experienced impact investors will delve into examples. What makes these deals work? What should investors realistically expect? What challenges should they anticipate?

Moderator

Betsy Zeidman

Adjunct Fellow, Milken Institute

Speakers

Dave Chen

CEO, Equilibrium Capital Group

En Lee

Director, Impact Investment Exchange Asia

Sari Miller

CEO, Sarjay, Inc.; Angel Investor, LeapFrog Investments

Eytan Stibbe

Founding Partner, Vital Capital Fund

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Capital Access Forum: Moving Forward -- New Relationships and New Sources (By invitation only)

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ken Lombard

President, Capri Urban Investors LLC; Partner, Capri Capital Partners LLC

John Rogers Jr.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments LLC

Kneeland Youngblood

Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Power Shift: The Changing American Electorate

Latinos, African-Americans, young people and unmarried women are wielding more power than they used to. Indeed, they are determining election outcomes and driving the nation's legislative agenda. On the other hand, organized labor has lost much of its pull, and many analysts and activists are wondering whether the NRA will exert as much influence in the future as it has in the past. More Americans are speaking up for gay rights and illegal immigrants' aspirations for citizenship. What other groups are on the rise? How are the takeaways from the 2012 vote shaping party strategies for the midterms and 2016? How will these newly empowered constituencies exercise their widening influence? Our panel of veteran political observers will analyze the new electorate and ponder who's gaining clout and who's losing it.

Moderator

Matt Miller

Columnist, The Washington Post; Host, "Left, Right & Center"

Speakers

Joel Benenson

President and CEO, Benenson Strategy Group; Lead Pollster, Obama Campaign

Harold Ford Jr.

Former Congressman; Managing Director, Morgan Stanley; Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy

Frank Luntz

Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global; Contributor, Fox News

Dan Schnur

Director, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:45 am

A Discussion with Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson (By invitation only)

Moderator

Tom Finke

Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital

Speakers

Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Robert Thomson

CEO, News Corporation Publishing Group

Mon 4/29
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch Panel: Global Overview

As mid-2013 comes into view, the crisis sparked by the international mortgage meltdown is receding into memory, spreading a sense of relief. In the eurozone, the debate is about austerity versus spending, but not dissolution. Meanwhile, living conditions are rising in many parts of the globe as millions join a swelling middle class. The expanding availability of healthcare could have a profound effect as well. Yet some regions continue to struggle. In our annual big-picture look at the world economy, we'll discuss whether China and the U.S. can pull other players along and how the debt bomb can be defused. What are the most potent trends steering capital markets? Which industries are rising, which are fading, and what governments are demonstrating they know how to solve problems? Can the flare-up in the Middle East be contained and give way to democracy and economic growth?

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Moderator

Paul Gigot

Editorial Page Editor and Vice President, The Wall Street Journal

Introduction By

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Speakers

Pierre Beaudoin

President and CEO, Bombardier Inc.

Scott Minerd

Managing Partner and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman and Co-Founder, Roubini Global Economics; Professor of Economics and International Business, Stern School of Business, New York University

Geraldine Sundstrom

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Strategies Master Fund Limited, Brevan Howard

Mon 4/29
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council Lunch (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

K-12 Education Private Lunch (By invitation only)

This interactive lunch discussion will focus on challenges to the K-12 system and innovative programs designed to improve educational opportunities for students and educators. Business and philanthropic leaders are welcome to participate in this invitation-only dialogue with some of America's leading educators and government officials.

Moderator

Lowell Milken

Co-Founder, Knowledge Universe Education; Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

Speakers

Jim Hogeboom

Superintendent, Lucia Mar School District

Jack Markell

Governor, State of Delaware; Chairman, National Governors Association

Mon 4/29
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Future of Aging - A Revolution in Health, Genomics, Technology and Investment (By invitation only)

Moderators

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

A Conversation with Larry King and Carlos Slim

How did the wealthiest man in the world get where he is today? Iconic interviewer Larry King will host a wide-ranging discussion with Carlos Slim, the Mexican magnate and philanthropist who built the bulk of his fortune in mobile communications. Slim will share some of the insights he has gathered during a unique career in global business. What did he do right? How does he view the future of the industries in which he invests, and where are his charitable interests taking him? Having long been at the forefront of economic change in Latin America, how does Slim see the region evolving?

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Interviewer

Larry King

Host, "Larry King Now"

Speaker

Carlos Slim

President, Carlos Slim Foundation; President, Telmex Foundation

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The Rise and Decline of Nations and Civilizations

Do nations, like a good drama, have a beginning, middle and end? Why do civilizations succeed, why do they fail? Is it culture, economics, geography, climate, or an interaction among them? Is reinvention and rejuvenation possible? Our panel of celebrated scholars will examine the forces that propel the lifecycles of empires and how they may apply in today's world. Many are asking whether the U.S. is past its peak and China will inevitably reclaim the preeminence it enjoyed centuries ago. More broadly, is the global center of gravity moving from West to East? This event may also yield insights for businesses - they don't live forever either.

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Moderator

William Bennett

Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Author, "Is College Worth It?"

Speakers

Jared Diamond

Professor, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles; Pulitzer Prize winner, "Guns, Germs, and Steel"

Niall Ferguson

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

James Robinson

David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Debt and the Deficit: What's Really on the Table?

With outsize debt putting the stability of credit markets and the pace of economic growth at risk, will Americans embrace shared sacrifice to set the country on a path toward fiscal health? Or is the problem essentially the result of gridlock in Washington? And what does "shared sacrifice" actually mean? Who will bear the heavier burden: the rich, the elderly, the middle class? Are Simpson and Bowles still relevant? Our panel will examine the economics and politics around our accumulating public debt and annual deficit, with an eye toward palatable and realistic solutions. Can we grow our way out of the mess? How will we cope with the twin hazards of graying demographics and healthcare inflation? Back to the credit markets: Are Treasuries as safe as they seem?

Moderator

Steven Rattner

Chairman, Willett Advisors; former Counselor and Lead Auto Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Speakers

Bob Corker

U.S. Senator

David Cote

Chairman and CEO, Honeywell; Steering Committee Member, Campaign to Fix the Debt

Maya MacGuineas

Head, Campaign to Fix the Debt; President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Peter Orszag

Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citigroup; former Director, Office of Management and Budget

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Can Retailers Thrive in a Digital World?

As the Great Recession fades, consumers appear to be emerging from their economic hibernation, but that doesn't mean businesses can just hit the "reset to 2006" button. Instead, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers face a growing challenge from online sales as well as cost pressures, demographics and changing tastes. Consumers continue to show a distinct preference for in-person buying - although worldwide e-commerce topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012, it fell short of a 10-percent share of overall retail. But in an economic environment where every penny counts, do stores have reason to worry? What do we know about the preferences of Millennials and how to market to them? If the economy is recovering, where is demand concentrated? What tactics, technological and otherwise, can retailers use to survive and thrive?

Moderator

Dottie Mattison

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Silas Chou

President and CEO, Novel Holdings Group

John Danhakl

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP

Jim Fielding

CEO, Claire's Stores Inc.

Mindy Grossman

CEO, HSNi

David E. Simon

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, Inc.

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Evolution of Hedge Fund Investing: Institutional Investors Go Direct

Hedge funds have gone mainstream in the eyes of large institutional investors. Institutions globally have become so comfortable that many are bypassing the fund of funds approach and have begun building their own portfolios of hedge fund investments. What results are they seeing from these direct relationships? Our panel of seasoned institutional investors will discuss the role of direct hedge fund investing in their portfolios and the key considerations they face in implementation. When is it appropriate to pursue this strategy? What are the additional risks of going direct and how are they mitigated? How do their internal operations adapt to this approach and how do they measure and monitor the risks involved? What is the impact on fees? Are some managers more suited to this strategy than others? What role will advisors play in this new world?

Moderator

Damien Loveday

Global Head of Hedge Fund Manager Research, Towers Watson

Speakers

Francisco Arcilla

Head of External Managers, AXA Investment Managers

Mattias Bylund

Chief Risk Officer, Third Swedish National Pension Fund

Ed Robertiello

Senior Portfolio Manager, Absolute Return Strategies, CalPERS

Jan Soerensen

Head of Hedge Funds, PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V.

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Energy Infrastructure: Getting New Supply to Market Faster

Unconventional oil and gas deposits, as well as solar parks and wind farms, are making sizable contributions to the U.S. energy supply. However, these new sources may be located far from demand centers, and the transport infrastructure may be insufficient to get them there. Usually, the principal barriers to building are political and environmental, rather than technological. One high-profile example: the Keystone XL oil pipeline. On the power transmission side, it can take 15 years to set up high-voltage lines due to the long process of planning, mapping, environmental review, land acquisition and much more. Our panel will explore whether pipelines, transmission and other projects can keep pace with the rapid development of supply. How does financing figure into the question? Are there ways to reconcile local quality-of-life interests with the nation's energy demands, along with the needs of the industry vis-a-vis environmental stakeholders?

Moderator

Conrad Kiechel

Director of Communications, Milken Institute

Speakers

Mark Florian

Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Funds, First Reserve

Rick Grafton

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Grafton Asset Management

Charlotte Philipps

Managing Director, Xenon Capital Partners

Geert van de Wouw

Managing Director, Shell Technology Ventures

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Can Technology Revamp the Learning Process?

Accelerating technology and robust online offerings mean education may finally be poised for real transformation. The increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of technology, coupled with social media and other rapidly evolving methods of communication, are creating new opportunities to expand access to education and help both children and adults develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Will this intersection of technology and education dramatically improve student performance in core academic areas such as math and science? Will new, non-traditional venues emerge where displaced workers and undereducated adults can gain the skills or specialized credentials that will put a dent in unemployment? Join authorities from some of America's most innovative technology-based learning companies as they debate the role and impact of technology in education today and in the future.

Moderator

Adam Nordin

Global Head of Education Services and Technology, Barclays Capital

Speakers

John Barbour

CEO, LeapFrog Enterprises

Nolan Bushnell

Chairman and CEO, Brainrush

Michael Moe

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GSV Capital

Ronald Packard

Founder and CEO, K12 Inc.

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Building the Apps Economy

Though the most popular smart phone activity may be flinging kamikaze birds across a small screen, mobile apps mean big business -- even for small businesses. Navigation has become social, with programs showing up-to-the-second data about your drive from Tucson to Toledo. We can now exchange business cards with a quick phone bump. We can board jets and enter theaters ticketlessly - and manage our health through monitoring devices that connect to electronic medical records. Demand seems insatiable, and many developers, designers, and marketers are well-rewarded. Apple has reported more than 40 billion app downloads, covering 775,000 programs on the App Store alone, and those developers have been paid, in aggregate, more than $7 billion. About 500,000 jobs have been created in a field that didn't exist five years ago. This is the new apps economy. It's global, it's social, it's empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs and it's changing the way we do business.

Moderator

Kara Swisher

Co-Executive Editor, All Things D

Speakers

Di-Ann Eisnor

Vice President, Platform and Partnerships, Waze

John Malloy

General Partner, BlueRun Ventures

Michael Mandel

Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute

Ray Sharma

President and Founder, XMG Studio Inc.

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Living to 1,000: Impossible or Within Reach?

Some say the first person who will live to be 1,000 years old is alive today. Whether true or not, there's no disputing that humans are living longer than before, thanks to science, public health systems, diet and a better understanding of what it takes to thrive. The implications - for business, government and society - are profound. This panel will examine the latest research on aging and related scientific and medical advances while outlining proactive steps toward a longer life span -- maybe much longer.

Moderator

Howard Soule

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Chief Science Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Speakers

Lorelei Mucci

Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

Gary Small

Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA; Director, UCLA Longevity Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Harvey Spevak

CEO, Equinox

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

A Food Movement to Nourish the Nation (By invitation only)

A food movement is germinating. Food has taken center stage in disease prevention and the future success of our children. Groups are mobilizing to advocate for healthier food policies, and new business models aim to expand access to low-cost, healthy foods. Gardening and nutrition are being incorporated into school curriculums nationwide. Forward-thinking organizations see good food in the workplace as an investment in their people. What is the food movement's role in improving health and nutrition? What kind of human and financial capital will be needed to achieve its goals? How can business, philanthropy and government work together? This session will assemble medical and nutrition experts and business, government and community leaders to advance the effort to ensure a healthier future.

Moderator

Lawrence Soler

President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

Speakers

Rory Eakin

Founder and Chief Operating Officer, CircleUp

Louise Holland

Deputy to Jamie Oliver, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation

Mary Lee

Deputy Director, PolicyLink

Kelly Meyer

Co-Founder, American Heart Association Teaching Gardens

Walter Robb

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

Wendelin Slusser

Associate Clinical Professor, Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Leader, Healthy Diet and Nutrition Transformation, UCLA Chancellor's Healthy Campus Initiative

Kimberly Stitzel

Vice President, Nutrition and Obesity Strategies, American Heart Association

Daniel Tellalian

Principal, Emerging Markets, Inc.

Mon 4/29
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

A Conversation with Thorsten Heins: The Future of BlackBerry and Mobile Computing

Interviewer

Richard Ditizio

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

Thorsten Heins

President and CEO, BlackBerry

Mon 4/29
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Conversation with Majority Leader Harry Reid (By invitation only)

Interviewer

Stephen J. Cloobeck

Founder and Chairman, Diamond Resorts International

Speaker

Harry Reid

U.S. Senator and Majority Leader

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Credit Markets: What's Next?

In our annual look at the state of global credit markets, Institute Chairman Mike Milken and leading players will discuss a rapidly shifting landscape. This year, some observers believe we are in the early stages of the Great Rotation - a broad shift in investor preference from debt to equity that would reverse the cycle begun in 2009. Quantitative easing, a favored tool of central banks in recent years, can't last forever. Indeed, the U.S. Federal Reserve balance sheet recently crossed the $3-trillion mark, more than three times pre-crisis levels. What has that thumb on the scale done for credit quality, particularly in mortgage markets, where the Fed owns $1 trillion in debt? As central banks slow their purchasing, will corporate borrowers feel the side effects? Should we worry about the return of covenant-lite loans? Are early signs of rising default rates about to change the picture for credit availability? And what role will towering sovereign-debt levels play in fixed-income markets this year?

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Maria Boyazny

Founder and CEO, MB Global Partners, LLC

Richard Cantor

Chief Risk Officer, Moody's Corporation; Chief Credit Officer, Moody's Investors Service

Joshua Friedman

Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC

Tony Ressler

Chairman of the Executive Committee, Ares Management LLC

Steven Tananbaum

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management

David Warren

Chief Investment Officer, Brevan Howard Credit Catalysts Fund

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

In Tech We Trust? A Debate with Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen

Peter Thiel and Marc Andreessen are Silicon Valley luminaries, epic entrepreneurs and prominent financiers. Both have something to say about where high-tech is taking the world economy, and what is being left behind. Andreessen, co-developer of the first Web browser and now a top venture capitalist, expects software to automate and ultimately dominate most other industries. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, has written in depth about what he considers the stagnation of innovation in fields that others see as emblems of progress: energy, pharmaceuticals, space exploration, nanotech and much more. In fact, Thiel links the austerity gripping the Western world to productivity gains that never happened. Join these acute observers for a unique exchange on science, business and innovation, or the lack thereof.

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Moderator

Martin Giles

U.S. Technology Correspondent, The Economist

Speakers

Marc Andreessen

Co-Founder and Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Immigration Strategy for the Borderless Economy

Few issues have been more contentious in the United States, and for a longer time, than immigration. Comprehensive reform, however, appears to be getting close. On one hand, the nation's sizable Latino population is making its presence felt in the economy and the voting booth. Neither party can afford to enter the next election cycle without addressing immigration. On the other, foreigners fill crucial gaps in human capital. The corporate sector wants wider access to the high-skilled global workforce. Moreover, universities are training scientists and engineers who are forced to leave the country because of their immigration status. Our panel of leaders will discuss how policy must evolve to serve the country and the issue's many stakeholders. Is citizenship realistic for the millions of undocumented immigrants who have built lives here? How do we open doors to talent rather than encourage its exodus? Does immigration affect incomes?

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Moderator

Ronald Brownstein

Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

Speakers

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator

Carlos Gutierrez

Vice Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Rupert Murdoch

Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective

Antonio Villaraigosa

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Vivek Wadhwa

Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization, Duke University; Author, "The Immigrant Exodus"

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Central Banks: Is Quantitative Easing Becoming Quantitative Exhaustion?

Among the monetary measures central banks have taken to address the lingering impact of the 2008 financial rupture, keeping interest rates artificially low has been a primary aim. The term "financial repression" has become associated with that policy. Such measures were launched in the hope of not only stimulating economic activity but to ease the pressure of servicing onerous public debt. Concern is growing, however, that quantitative easing has distorted markets by interfering with the proper pricing of risk and, by extension, obscuring the true cost of capital. Our panel of experts will explore the possible effects of sustained QE and the quest for financial stability. For instance, are bubbles inflating? Will these effects be similar or will they vary from market to market? What costs will long-tem financial repression impose on the Federal Reserve and other central banks? What tools can be employed as alternatives?

Moderator

David Zervos

Chief Market Strategist, Jefferies LLC

Speakers

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors

Cliff Noreen

President, Babson Capital Management LLC

Tad Rivelle

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, TCW

Aram Shishmanian

CEO, World Gold Council

Kevin Warsh

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

The business community is under attack, and according to pollster Frank Luntz, it's often their own fault. They are using verbal and visual language to communicate to customers, shareholders and communities that turn people off and turn critics on. At this highly interactive, instructive session, he will unveil his updated "21 Words for the 21st Century," the "13 Essential Phrases for 2013" and the brand new "10 Rules of Visual Communications," along with his latest public opinion findings and focus group results. From business to politics, this session is about what Americans are thinking and what our leaders should be saying.

Speaker

Frank Luntz

Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global; Contributor, Fox News

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Signing: Niall Ferguson, "The Great Degeneration"

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Signing: James Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty"

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Signing: Jared Diamond, "The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn From Traditional Societies?"

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mobilizing the Immune System in the Battle Against Cancer

The immune system recognizes and attacks a diverse array of potential enemies. In fact, it has the remarkable ability to react to any molecule in the universe. Cancer cells should "look" like invaders to the immune system, but unfortunately this natural defense is imperfect, and tumor cells may escape identification and go on to cause cancer. The connection between cancer and the immune system was first uncovered nearly 100 years ago. Since then, researchers have been working to learn why the system does not eliminate cancer and, more importantly, how to enable it to conquer this menace. After decades of research, so-called immunotherapies have been developed. Now, cancer patients who previously had just months to live have been living many years after receiving immune-based treatment. This panel will discuss the promise of modifying the immune system to treat and cure cancer.

Moderator

Louise Perkins

Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance

Speakers

Arie Belldegrun

Executive Chairman, Kite Pharma, Inc.; Director, UCLA Institute of Urologic Oncology

Michael Giordano

Senior Vice President, Head of Development, Oncology and Immunoscience, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jeff Rowbottom

Managing Director, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts

Suzanne Topalian

Professor of Surgery and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University; Director, Melanoma Program, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Investing in Our Future: Best Cities for Successful Aging

The best cities of the future will provide us with the opportunity to age successfully in place - to remain healthy, active, enriched and engaged. With an aging U.S. population and a changing demographic mix, cities that plan, respond and invest wisely will thrive. Those that don't will wither. What will the city of the future look like? We'll need mixed-use housing, well-designed public transit, educational opportunities to keep us current and proficient, a wide range of primary and encore career opportunities to engage us well beyond traditional retirement age and health care that's effectively delivered. Which cities are headed in the right direction, which aren't, and why? And what can each of us - business and civic leaders, investors, philanthropists, educators, the media - do to create a brighter city future for our parents, our neighbors, our kids and ourselves?

Moderator

Joseph Coughlin

Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

Speakers

Laura Carstensen

Professor of Psychology and Founding Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

Henry Cisneros

Executive Chairman, City View; former Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; former San Antonio Mayor

Marc Freedman

CEO, Encore.org

Nancy LeaMond

Executive Vice President, State and National Group, AARP

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Preschool Mandate: How Do We Get It Right?

President Obama's 2013 State of the Union address heralded the importance of starting education "at the earliest possible age." He called for a bold partnership with states "to make high-quality preschool available to every single child in America." But is universal preschool the panacea some claim or a costly, simplistic attempt to solve a far more complex problem? This panel will first present the economic and scientific case for investing in early childhood education. Then the viability of the president's proposal will be examined by key legislators, policymakers and business leaders. The panel will discuss what we've learned about the benefits and disappointments of universal preschool, how to optimize the return from educational investments, the merits of varied delivery models and whether our overburdened public schools are prepared for this challenge.

Moderator

Elanna Yalow

CEO, Knowledge Universe Early Learning Programs

Speakers

Chaka Fattah

U.S. Congressman

Mila Henn

Executive Director, Patient Support and Global Patient Services, Cleveland Clinic

Lisa Poon

Manager, Human Resources, Cisco Systems

Phyllis Stewart Pires

Director of WorkLife Strategy, Stanford University

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Emerging Markets: New Affluence and Influence

As the developed world struggled to regain momentum in the wake of the 2008 meltdown, emerging markets posted healthy growth, rising in affluence and influence. How will the developed and developing economies interact in the coming years? The BRIC nations hold substantial stores of foreign exchange. Will they go on a corporate shopping spree in the West? What of the combat among currencies? Will the developing nations draw new capital to their financial markets and eventually mount credible challenges to the dollar? And how long will global oversight entities such as the World Bank be dominated by the powers of the last century? Our panel will discuss the transformation of emerging markets and its implications for the world economy and global investors.

Moderator

Francesco Guerrera

Financial Editor, Wall Street Journal

Speakers

John Coombe

Executive Director, JANA Investment Advisers

Thomas Flohr

Founder and Chairman, VistaJet Holding SA

Chris Hoong

Managing Director, Far East Consortium International Limited

Jay Pelosky

Principal, J2Z Advisory LLC

Sara Zervos

Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of Global Debt, OFI Global Asset Management

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Inventing the Impossible

This unique panel will explore unusual approaches to overcoming the limitations of available technology, and common approaches to fostering rapid innovation. The speakers, who have used technology to surmount traditional barriers in their fields, will discuss their process and thought framework as well as provide visual examples of how innovative, new technology can be applied in a practical, tangible fashion. Their presentations will focus on recent advances in their fields of research and building upon those for further progress.

Moderator

Ken Rutkowski

Host and Co-Founder, "Business Rockstars"

Speakers

Nolan Bushnell

Chairman and CEO, Brainrush

Pablos Holman

Hacker and Inventor, Intellectual Ventures Laboratory

Salim Ismail

Founding Executive Director, Singularity University

Marco Tempest

Cyber Illusionist

Mon 4/29
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership: A Conversation with Harry Reid and Eric Cantor

Although the media often focus on their policy differences, Democrat Reid and Republican Cantor share areas of agreement and experience. Skilled legislators and compassionate individuals, each has seen a close relative suffer from serious disease, and each is an outspoken supporter of medical research. The grandsons of immigrants, each worked his way up to high office with less-exalted jobs along the way - one as a member of the Capitol Police and the other as a driver for a congressman. Both served as their party's minority whip before election to majority leadership. And leadership is the focus of this panel: What qualities, besides intelligence and drive, inspire the trust and respect of their colleagues? Institute Chairman Mike Milken will explore where they agree and disagree on a range of issues - taxes, debt, entitlements, immigration, education, energy and defense - but will also search for the common thread of leadership that has propelled two remarkable men to national prominence.

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Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Eric Cantor

U.S. Congressman and Majority Leader

Harry Reid

U.S. Senator and Majority Leader

Mon 4/29
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Real Estate Lightning Round (By invitation only)

The Lightning Round assembles leaders in real estate to share their thoughts on the industry's opportunities and challenges. Participants will offer their views on a range of topics, including the strength of the capital markets, the future of single- and multi-family housing, commercial development, hospitality, REIT structuring and the outlook for the year ahead.

Moderator

Lewis Feldman

Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

Speakers

Neil Bluhm

Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital LLC

Emile Haddad

President and CEO, FivePoint Communities

Paul Kurzawa

Chief Operating Officer, Caruso Affiliated Holdings

Larry Mizel

Chairman and CEO, MDC Holdings Inc.

David Palmer

President and CEO, Diamond Resorts International

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Kev Zoryan

Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investing, Western U.S., Morgan Stanley

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Taste of Chicago Reception Hosted by CME Group (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception for Speakers and Sponsors (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception Hosted by Ardagh Group (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception Hosted by Credit Suisse (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception Hosted by Principal Financial Group (By invitation only)

Mon 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Reception

Mon 4/29
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dinner Program - To Infinity and Beyond: Jeff Skoll Talks with Elon and Kimbal Musk

Join us for a wide-ranging, future-looking conversation about the inspiration, motivation and business processes behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, the Kitchen and the Kitchen Community. We will discover what drives the Musk brothers in their groundbreaking work, whether pioneering online payments, sending the first private rocket to the International Space Station, building electric cars with robots or rolling up their sleeves and partnering with students and educators to build gardens in impoverished communities. With the help of entrepreneur and philanthropist Jeff Skoll, we will uncover the richness of their creative process and discuss how to make a profit, create jobs and contribute to the broader community at the same time. Wait till you see what's around the corner.

Interviewer

Jeff Skoll

Founder and Chairman, Participant Media; Founder and Chairman, Skoll Foundation

Speakers

Elon Musk

CEO and CTO, SpaceX; CEO and Product Architect, Tesla Motors

Kimbal Musk

Co-Founder, The Kitchen Community

Mon 4/29
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Late Night with Paul Anka, David Foster, Lionel Richie and Friends

Three top names in the recent history of American music will show you why they became legends. Lionel Richie, David Foster and Paul Anka -- celebrated songwriters and hit-making performers all - will present some of their classics and share their new work too. Each will recount tales from a life in music and observations on the revolutions in taste and technology they have seen. And be ready when a surprise guest, or maybe two, takes the stage. This is sure to be one of the most memorable events of Global Conference 2013.

Speakers

Paul Anka

Entertainer

David Foster

Producer and Songwriter; Chairman, Verve Music Group

Lionel Richie

Founder, The Lionel Richie Foundation; Entertainer, Composer, Producer and Humanitarian

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tue 4/30
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Tue 4/30
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Tue 4/30
6:30 am - 7:45 am

Associates Breakfast

Moderator

Katie O'Reilly

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors

Tue 4/30
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Milken Institute Investing in Africa Working Group (By invitation only)

The Milken Institute's Investing in Africa Working Group is exploring ways to facilitate private-sector investment in Africa to accelerate the continent's development and spread prosperity. Members of the Working Group include active or interested investors from private equity, structured finance, venture capital, traditional banking and the corporate sector. The group will play a key advisory role and help shape the Institute's Africa agenda.

Moderator

David Rice

Africa Advisor, Milken Institute; Professor, New York University

Speakers

Maureen Harrington

Head, International Development Group, Standard Bank of South Africa

Strive Masiyiwa

Chairman and Founder, Econet Wireless

Mina Pacheco Nazemi

Partner, Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse

Vimal Shah

CEO, BIDCO Group

Sunny Verghese

Group Managing Director and CEO, Olam International Ltd.

Tue 4/30
7:15 am - 9:15 am

Using the Tools of Finance to Create a Cleaner Environment (By invitation only)

Despite years of effort and failed energy legislation, there is still no national market for carbon in the U.S. Nor a global one. In Europe's regional trading system, a mismatch between supply and demand persists - too much supply, too little demand -- due, in part, to the way carbon credits are allocated. As a consequence, a number of easily achieved, low-cost emissions-reduction strategies have yet to be applied. Among these are curbing tropical deforestation, climate-smart agricultural practices and fostering low-carbon energy sources in developing countries. To break out of this circle and get private capital flowing, a source of early demand for carbon credits is needed, along with complementary risk-reduction financing. Novel financing mechanisms, like call options on forest carbon credits, could be part of the solution. This market-oriented private roundtable will look at accelerating the development of nascent carbon markets - national, regional and around the world.

Moderator

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Milken Institute Senior Fellows Program; Publisher, Milken Institute Review

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

U.S. Overview: First Recovery, Then Takeoff?

The fundamentals of the U.S. economy seem to be improving. Corporate balance sheets are robust, banks have rebuilt capital buffers, consumers have shed debt, jobs are growing modestly, housing prices have stopped falling, and cheap natural gas has boosted competitiveness in energy-intensive industries. Washington, D.C., did its best to drive the economy over the fiscal cliff at the beginning of the year but veered away at the last minute. How much better might things be if Washington could reach a compromise on taxes and spending that will reduce the medium-term deficit but not cause too much pain in the near term? Can the U.S. recovery gain enough speed to slash the jobless rate despite the eurozone recession? When and how will the Federal Reserve shrink its balance sheet and ease up on asset purchases? Stocks have surged, but have equity markets gotten ahead of themselves and is there froth in high-yield corporate debt? Our panel will combine these issues into a view of the most important trends that lie ahead for the biggest player in the world economy.

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Moderator

Ross DeVol

Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Abby Joseph Cohen

Senior Investment Strategist and President, Global Markets Institute, Goldman Sachs

Gary Loveman

Chairman, President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Raymond McGuire

Global Head, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi

Jim Moffatt

Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Maggie Wilderotter

Chairman and CEO, Frontier Communications

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Alternative Investments

The world of alternative investments is becoming increasingly complex, stratified and varied as investors seek protection against market swings. What are the emerging alternatives for hard-to-value assets? Will there be a continued exit from private equity toward index products, structured credit and commodities, which might have the advantage of greater liquidity? As demand rises for offbeat assets, will returns continue to decline? How long will quantitative easing fuel growth in REITs? Will shifts in the carry trade distort alternative investment markets and returns? Should diversification be based on the subsets of the asset class or the strategies of intermediaries that manage them in hedge funds, ETFs and index funds? This panel will explore the outlook for alternative investments in a prolonged low-interest-rate environment.

Moderator

Andrew Whittaker

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC

Speakers

Joshua Harris

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Julia Lawler

Senior Vice President, Global Investment Services, Principal Financial Group

Vinay Pande

Partner and Senior Trader, Brevan Howard US Investment Management

Wilbur Ross Jr.

Chairman and CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC; Chairman, Invesco Private Capital

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Big Goals, New Strategies and the Future of High-Level Philanthropy

Philanthropy is changing around the world. From sharpening missions to increasing focus on execution, measurement, outcomes and impact, a social investment revolution is underway. With government budget crises and retrenchment in social services, attention is shifting to the private sector and the innovations and solutions that will drive philanthropy's future. Yet even the most successful philanthropists may lack the financial resources necessary to accomplish audacious goals. How are they tackling the great challenges? How do they leverage their resources to drive change? What are the impediments? Is collaboration achieving results? A group of global change agents who are taking philanthropy to the next level discuss their goals, frustrations and successes, and how they see philanthropy's next phase.

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Moderator

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation

Shmuel Meitar

Founder and Principal, Aurec Group and Time to Know; Board Member, FasterCures and Prostate Cancer Foundation

Yuri Milner

Founder, DST Global

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

The Future of Higher Education in America

Student debt surpassed the $1 trillion mark in 2012 and now is the second-largest category of household debt behind mortgages. Default rates exceed those of credit cards, and college tuition and fees have been rising even faster than health care costs. At the same time, employers are seeing a mismatch between their needs and the qualifications of those in the labor pool. This incongruity threatens to derail productivity and economic growth, raising serious questions about national competitiveness. Given this backdrop, how can the American higher education model fulfill the learning, affordability and job-preparation needs of students? What role can colleges and universities, online technology and government play in setting higher education on the best possible course?

Moderator

John Nelson

Managing Director, Public Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service

Speakers

William Bennett

Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Author, "Is College Worth It?"

Steven Knapp

President, The George Washington University

Daphne Koller

Co-Founder, Coursera Inc.

Patricia McWade

Dean of Student Financial Services, Georgetown University

Anthony Miller

Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Infrastructure Financing Session (By invitation only)

Moderator

Dale Bonner

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Chairman, Plenary Group USA

Introduction By

Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Tue 4/30
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Galvanizing Global Growth: Lessons from Milken Institute Financial Innovations Labs

Meeting the goals of global development, from improved health care to increased access to capital, requires a combination of aid and investment. Yet in frontier markets, public-sector funding has been limited and not entirely effective, while the private sector has been hesitant to engage. To overcome these constraints and attract a wider spectrum of investors, innovative models have been developed that build ties with foundations, governments, large financial institutions and corporations. From public-private investment funds to credit enhancements and donor-driven pull mechanisms, these new approaches can help to bridge funding gaps and strengthen local markets. The panel will present investment-led strategies that generate both social and financial returns while stabilizing the communities where investors have assets at work.

Moderator

Caitlin MacLean

Associate Director, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Alice Albright

CEO, Global Partnership for Education

Lawrence Coben

Executive Director, Sustainable Preservation Initiative

Craig Courtney

Founder and Managing Partner, Tamarack Partners

David Ferreira

Managing Director for Innovative Finance and Head of Washington, D.C., Office, GAVI

Kari Stoever

Vice President, External Affairs, Aeras

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

New Directions in Private Equity

After a flat 2012 in the private equity market, competitive deal-making has intensified worldwide. Aging assets requiring exit, restructuring and rebirth are waiting to be sold. The current period of low-cost financing, strong stock markets and accelerating growth bodes well for new directions in the industry. However, recent moves by banking regulators, including a redefinition of highly leveraged transactions, could dampen underwriting by financial institutions that participate in buyouts or refinancing leveraged firms' debt. The costs of fixing companies could rise, and such investments could be deterred. Our panel will discuss how the PE industry is adjusting to change in the regulatory and fiscal environments. What sector and geographic trends are fueling these new directions in private equity?

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Moderator

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Leon Black

Chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management, LLC

David Bonderman

Founding Partner, TPG Capital

Jonathan Nelson

Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners

Jonathan Sokoloff

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP

Scott Sperling

Co-President, Thomas H. Lee Partners, LP

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Plotting a Course for Post-Crisis Europe

Despite prolonged anxiety and recent events in Cyprus, the euro zone has held together thus far. Global financial authorities are breathing a bit easier. What can its member countries - and their external partners - do to avert a relapse and strengthen the underpinnings of growth? By and large, governments are adhering to austerity programs to restore fiscal balance, but dissenting factions remain influential. Will the resistance in Italy derail aid from the European Central Bank and perhaps fan anti-cutback movements in other countries? How does Germany see its role as underwriter of stability, and will the fall election transform its stance? This panel will also discuss the prospects for renewing overseas investment in Europe and the future of the welfare state as well as the still serious risk of departures from the alliance.

Moderator

Anatole Kaletsky

Columnist, Reuters

Speakers

Paul Coulson

Chairman, Ardagh Group

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Former Minister of Defense and Former Minister of Economics and Technology, Germany; Distinguished Statesman, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Erik Nielsen

Global Chief Economist, UniCredit Bank AG

Keith Savard

Senior Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Josef Stadler

Global Head UHNW, UBS AG

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Mobile Web: Creative Disruption

Wireless communications, not long ago a niche market with limited capability and clunky gear, has evolved into a dramatically innovative industry. Now that it has merged with the Internet, it is present in every sphere of life and transformational in many. Parenting, politics, healthcare, finance, education, government, philanthropy, and certainly entertainment - there are proliferating apps for that. This panel will showcase the ideas that could enable mobile platforms to better serve communities, concepts that may grow into industries and probably will make what we are doing now obsolete. It will also consider the challenges of accommodating untethered growth in regard to spectrum, infrastructure, regulation, and cost.

Moderator

Jonathan Spalter

Chairman, Mobile Future

Speakers

Kit Beall

Vice President, Global Service Provider Segment, Cisco

Marianne Braunstein

Vice President, Product Management, Epocrates

David Carr

Founder, Supermechanical

Cory Ondrejka

Vice President, Mobile Engineering, Facebook

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

A Conversation with William Clay Ford Jr.

The Midwest is seeing a revival in car manufacturing, which not long ago seemed to have run out of gas. William Clay Ford Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor and grandson of its legendary founder, will discuss what's behind that resurgence. His company was the only one of the Big Three U.S. carmakers to make it through the financial crisis without a bailout - what did it feel like at the time? Ford may be uniquely placed to anticipate the role of the automobile in the 21st century and future forms of transportation. Also on the agenda: changing consumer tastes and the interplay between transportation, energy and the environment.

Interviewer

John Casesa

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Speaker

William Clay Ford Jr.

Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Creating Smarter Cities

At this juncture, we have good notion of what a 21st century city should look like. In many ways, though, our cities don't match that picture. Among those concerns is the effect of declining municipal finances on urban infrastructure that's in great need of renewal. What adaptations are required for cities to deal with the demographic, economic and resource challenges they face? What are the smarter cities doing right in finance, energy, transportation? How can public-private partnerships contribute to solutions? Are the best approaches to be found overseas or within the U.S.?

Moderator

Peter Scher

Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase

Speakers

Dan Biederman

President, Bryant Park Corp.; President, Biederman Redevelopment Ventures

Rick Caruso

Founder and CEO, Caruso Affiliated

Richard Daley

Executive Chairman, Tur Partners LLC; Of Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Scott Smith

Mayor, City of Mesa, Ariz.

Meredith Whitney

CEO, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Climate Change: Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Most scientists agree that it is too late to prevent significant changes in the climate caused by the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. While it is more important than ever to reduce emissions, policymakers must begin to think about adaptation to the consequences of warming -- extreme rainfall cycles, rising sea levels and biological dislocation. This panel will explore a variety of means for managing the risks, ranging from enhanced market-based insurance and big infrastructure projects to bioengineering. And it will tackle the thorny question of who should pay the bills in both rich and poor countries, along with how to raise the necessary revenue with minimal economic disruption.

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Moderator

Peter Passell

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, The Milken Institute Review

Speakers

Nathaniel Keohane

Vice President, International Climate Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Michael Levi

David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, Council on Foreign Relations

Molly Macauley

Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future

Richard Sandor

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman and CEO, Environmental Financial Products; Lecturer in Law and Economics, University of Chicago

Sheldon Whitehouse

U.S. Senator

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Future of Money: What's in Your Digital Wallet?

Money is by nature symbolic - representing the erratic value of goods and services - but will it become entirely electronic? Some digital evangelists, touting the frictionlessness of cashlessness, think so. E-transactions are burgeoning along with the capabilities and reach of the Internet. Software engineering has fused with financial engineering and online communities are creating new forms of digital currency. Yet cash in circulation is also rising. Hand-held currency is an easy, uncomplicated means to know what you have and get what you want, which is all the more appealing in an era of economic insecurity and bitcoin chaos. Why rely on intermediaries and invisible transactions? Why trust if one can't readily verify? This panel will explore the forces that are changing money and, at the same time, keeping it in its traditional forms.

Moderator

Lauren Lyster

Co-Host, "Daily Ticker," Yahoo! Finance

Speakers

Eric Dunn

Senior Vice President, Commerce Network Solutions, Intuit

Paul Galant

CEO, Citi Enterprise Payments

Mark Lavelle

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, PayPal

Ed McLaughlin

Chief Emerging Payments Officer, MasterCard

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Return on Investment: Beneficiaries Fueling Social Change

The members of this panel will change the way you think about social services, turning the traditional "beneficiary" model upside down. They've worked for years to transform the antiquated "givers and takers" paradigm to one of investment and return. Amid the heated rhetoric of the recent election season, these individuals were moved to make their voices heard. You will meet a young leader of peacemaking and social change efforts in schools, a community member working to LIFT up her neighbors while combating poverty in novel ways, and a former inmate who's reducing recidivism by changing the trajectory of current inmates' lives through education. Join us for an eye-opening conversation about creating sustainable programs that empower, inspire and challenge us all.

Moderator

John Rogers Jr.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments LLC

Speakers

James Anderson

Program Assistant, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Scott Budnick

President, Green Hat Films

Eric Dawson

President and Co-Founder, Peace First

Jacqueline Gonzalez-Reyes

Advocate, LIFT-Los Angeles

Kirsten Lodal

Founder and CEO, LIFT

Malik Voyard

Alumnus, Peace First

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

U.S. Tax Reform: What's New, What Would It Mean?

Public discussion of tax reform frequently focuses on individual and corporate rates but ignores broader issues that could have significant effects on markets, state finances and the overall economy. From the treatment of foreign real estate investors to MLPs and REITs, from municipal bonds to state tax deductions, these factors can shape how governments fund their programs, investors formulate strategies and companies structure operations. Our panel will examine a range of tax policy proposals with a focus on their impact across the economy.

Moderator

Liz Claman

Anchor, Fox Business Network

Speakers

Jared Bernstein

Economic Policy Fellow, Milken Institute; Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Former Chief Economist to Vice President Joe Biden

Mark Everson

Vice Chairman, alliantgroup, LP; former Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Nancy Kopp

Treasurer, State of Maryland

Phillip Swagel

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Portfolio Construction Strategies: A New Way to Approach Investment Risk (By invitation only)

This session will highlight a new way to view portfolio construction, focused on managing risks rather than generating returns. Economies and markets have evolved, and whereas traditional techniques once delivered diversification levels and returns sufficient to meet investment objectives, they may now present limitations. We will discuss a different approach to portfolio construction that addresses common risks such as market volatility, inflation and longevity. Abandoning the traditional style box framework, we'll also look at a variety of investment strategies and their effectiveness, showing how risk-based approaches can support better portfolio outcomes, defined as being more consistent with less volatility.

Introduction By

Katie O'Reilly

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Dave Reichart

Portfolio Advisor, Principal Management Corp.

Lisa Shalett

Former Chief Investment Officer, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Common Ground Among Global Entrepreneurs

The innovators who launch enterprises in the world's emerging regions are crucial for sustained development and the creation of ecosystems that encourage creativity and prudent risk-taking. But these entrepreneurs face obstacles not widely encountered in developed countries - a lack of access to seed-stage capital, mentors and management expertise. Many are coming to the United States to take their businesses to the next level. How do entrepreneurs from countries with nascent business climates gain a foothold and eventually flourish? If the ingredients for success are similar, what can ambitious people in emerging and developed regions learn from one another? In this panel, we will hear from entrepreneurs who have built businesses in emerging markets and those who help early-stage ideas reach their full potential.

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Moderator

Joanna Rees

Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst LP

Speakers

Amjad Aryan

President and Founder, Pharmacy 1

Phaedra Chrousos

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Daily Secret

Diego Saez-Gil

Founder and CEO, WeTravelers

Esteban Sosnik

CEO, Atakama; Vice President, DeNA

Jonathan Teo

Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Tue 4/30
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Policy Roundtable: Reshaping Higher Education and Reducing Student Debt (By invitation only)

The rising cost of higher education and the debt burdens of students and their families have become issues of national concern. Creative solutions are needed to curb these costs and ensure that students develop the workforce skills necessary to compete in the global economy. Promising ideas include fostering models premised on partnerships among industry, students and educational institutions; addressing attitudes and financial incentives related to higher education; and approaches to human capital investment that expand student choice. Join us for this private roundtable on reshaping and financing higher education in the U.S.

Moderator

Daniel Gorfine

Director, Financial Markets Policy, and Legal Counsel, Milken Institute

Speakers

Rohit Chopra

Student Loan Ombudsman, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jeff Keltner

Head of Business Development, Upstart

Robert Lerman

Fellow, Urban Institute; Professor of Economics, American University

Ladan Manteghi

Executive Director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business

Barry Munitz

Trustee Professor, California State University, Los Angeles; President, Cotsen Family Foundations

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Cash on the Sidelines: How to Unleash $30 Trillion

There is, by some estimates, at least $30 trillion sitting on the sidelines globally earning less than 1 percent. Risk-off sentiment has kept most of this liquidity out of the markets - with no apparent strategy or timeframe for being channeled into more productive use and better returns. Even with relatively benign inflation, the real return on this staggering amount of capital is negative. In 2012, the equity markets saw greater outflows than even 2008, the crux of the financial crisis. Investors bypassed double-digit gains as a result. What are they thinking now? Are new financial models needed? Are new allocation strategies coming? Will the fatigue of low returns raise investors' risk tolerance, or will the lingering hangover from the crisis keep them paralyzed? With corporations, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds still hoarding cash, our panel will consider what might trigger the deployment of this capital toward building the future.

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Moderator

Joe Reece

Managing Director, Investment Banking, and Global Head, Equity Capital Markets, Credit Suisse

Speakers

Alexandra Lebenthal

President and CEO, Lebenthal & Company

Mustafa Sagun

Chief Investment Officer, Principal Global Investors

Max Stone

Managing Director and Executive Committee Member, The D. E. Shaw Group

James Zelter

Managing Partner, Apollo Capital Management; CEO, Apollo Investment Corp.

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Fueling American Entrepreneurship

In the post-financial crisis economy, start-ups and small businesses have struggled to access the capital necessary to create jobs. Credit markets have tightened, traditional early-stage equity investors are risk-averse and public market IPO activity has contracted. What can we do to improve the financial landscape for launching businesses? What changes to securities laws and innovative approaches, whether technology, government, or investor-based, will free up capital, and what can be done to develop entrepreneurial hubs and ecosystems across the country?

Moderator

Sean Greene

Former Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, Small Business Administration

Speakers

Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Co-Founder, America Online

Patrick McHenry

U.S. Congressman

Laura Roden

Founder and Managing Director, VC Prive LLC

Peggy Wallace

Managing Partner, Golden Seeds

Peter Williams

CEO, ACE Group, Inc.

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Activist Investor

Shareholders are demanding more from managements and boards - not just as overseers, but in an effort to increase the value of the enterprise. Amid the backdrop of record-low interest rates, pent-up M&A demand and stacks of cash on corporate balance sheets, these activists are being backed by new capital. In addition, more companies are working with activist investors to identify opportunities to create and unlock substantial shareholder value. This panel explores the recent rise in investor engagement and its impact on all stakeholders.

Moderator

Anne Sheehan

Director, Corporate Governance, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Speakers

Michelle Edkins

Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Black Rock

Ed Garden

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management, LP

Clifton Robbins

Founder and CEO, Blue Harbour Group

Barry Rosenstein

Founder and Managing Partner, JANA Partners

Peter Weinberg

Founding Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Housing: An Asset Class or a Place to Live?

Private real estate investors appear to have done what the government, bankers and other market participants couldn't - attract new sources of capital and clear inventory. A housing recovery is underway in the U.S., with sales of existing homes reaching their highest levels since 2007 and prices bottoming out. Single-family homes have become an alternative asset class with investors such as Blackstone Group and Colony Capital allocating billions to it. They can pay in cash and absorb inventory in bulk. Private investors are behind much of the new home development as well. Realtors, builders and mortgage lenders seem happy with these developments, but how do they change traditional market relationships? Do builders care whether the buyer is an investor or a family? What about the realtor's role in helping a couple find their "dream house"? With lending standards still tight, can prospective homeowners compete? Our panel will explore how the new phase in real estate has changed the rules of the market.

Moderator

Rick Newman

Chief Business Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report

Speakers

Scott Garrett

U.S. Congressman

Jeff Greene

Investor and Philanthropist

Emile Haddad

President and CEO, FivePoint Communities

James Litinsky

Founder and Managing Member, JHL Capital Group LLC

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

California and Congress: A Dialogue (By invitation only)

Californians take pride in our leadership in social trends, technology, entertainment and entrepreneurship. What about influence in Washington? Although delegations from the state's regions and key industries have made inroads in the nation's capital, rarely have California's representatives unified around statewide issues. In 2013, those include decaying infrastructure, implementation of health care reform and a shortage of skilled workers - and it has never been more important for California's congressional representatives to collaborate with state leaders in business, government, academia and philanthropy. This session will advance that dialogue. We'll discuss ways state leaders can help our delegation in Washington help California, particularly when it comes to laying the groundwork for future prosperity. We will also get an update on what to expect from Washington in the coming year.

Moderator

Susan Kennedy

Senior Policy Advisor, Alston & Bird LLP; Chief of Staff to former Gov. Schwarzenegger

Introduction By

Erin Tanenbaum

Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

John Campbell

U.S. Congressman

Tony Cardenas

U.S. Congressman

Kevin McCarthy

U.S. Congressman

Maxine Waters

U.S. Congresswoman

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Book Signing: William Bennett and David Wilezol, "Is College Worth It?"

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Global Models for Financing America's Infrastructure

What are the long-term implications for the United States of investing less than 2 percent of GDP in public infrastructure while other nations allocate far more? (For China, it's 9 percent.) From roads, bridges and sewers to airports and schools, the need is staggering in financial terms. One recent estimate - $50 trillion - is greater than the total of municipal bonds outstanding. Are enough investors and taxpayers out there? Politicians, bankers, pension funds and others have designed public-private partnerships and infrastructure trusts to supplement the tax-exempt market, but the results have been mixed. Does the United States need an infrastructure bank? What can we learn from financing successes in other parts of the world? Taking a global view, our panel will set the foundation for solutions.

Moderator

Dale Bonner

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Chairman, Plenary Group USA

Speakers

Samara Barend

Vice President and Development Director, AECOM Capital

Sarah Clark

President and CEO, Partnerships BC

Sean Glodek

Director and Board Member, Russian Direct Investment Fund

Stephen Goldsmith

Daniel Paul Professor of Government and Director, Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

William Reid

Senior Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Guggenheim Investments

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Africa: Opportunities for Business and Investment

Africa has raised its investment profile over the last decade, benefiting from an improving macroeconomic environment, reductions in armed conflict and the spread of democratic institutions. Although the surge of global capital flowing to Africa has been concentrated in natural resources, there are exciting opportunities in renewable energy, infrastructure, agriculture and education. Despite measurable progress, however, Africa is still grappling with challenges that include the need for higher-quality workforce training, more effective partnership models and new ways to facilitate access to capital.

Moderator

Ernest Wilson III

Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Speakers

Paul Hinks

CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Corporate Council on Africa

Jay Ireland

President and CEO, GE Africa

Sam Nwanze

Chief Investment Officer, Heirs Holdings

V. Shankar

Group Executive Director and CEO, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Seth Terkper

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Republic of Ghana

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Financing the Future of Bioscience and Pharma

High-risk, long-term investments are needed to turn medical innovations into lifesaving therapies. However, an industry-wide funding gap for early-stage drug development coupled with a retreat by venture investors from all but late-stage life sciences have created the need for new inventive, sustainable funding models. In the last year, many of these approaches -- from novel public-private partnerships to highly leveragable venture philanthropy investments to a new breed of institutional fund managers -- have come into their own, with early data supporting an optimistic view of what's ahead. There is also a growing movement to apply nontraditional models such as crowdfunding as a disruptive force in biotech. How are these models improving the risk-return ratio for early-stage research, making it a more attractive opportunity? What are the pitfalls? How does the involvement of philanthropic and/or government funding create leverage and attract greater private investment?

Moderator

Melissa Stevens

Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Jodi Black

Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Research Activities, NHLBI, National Institutes of Health

Louis DeGennaro

Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Rajiv Kaul

Portfolio Manager, Select Biotechnology Portfolio and Advisor Biotechnology Fund, Fidelity Investments

Matthew Perry

Portfolio Manager, BVF Partners L.P

Greg Simon

CEO, Poliwogg; Board Member, FasterCures

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Innovators on the Front Lines of the Future

If you take 30 linear steps, you walk across the room. If you take 30 exponential steps, that's a billion steps. Join visionaries who are trying to spur humanity to think exponentially. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize Foundation and a bestselling author, will discuss the most compelling ideas that came out of X Prize's annual Visioneering gathering. We'll celebrate projects that could lead to radical breakthroughs, benefiting humanity and inspiring the formation of new industries.

Moderator

Peter Diamandis

Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE Foundation

Speakers

Paul Benda

Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.

Megan Smith

Entrepreneur and Vice President, Google[x]

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Bridging Gaps in Development Finance: New Platforms for Frontier Markets

Youthful demographics, rising productivity and changing technology in emerging and frontier markets create enormous investment opportunities but also necessitate systemic change in structuring development finance. Great creativity is required for delivering solutions and expanding the necessary systems. This is especially true in the crucial areas of energy, health, water and food. Technologies need to be customized, financed and deployed on massive scales to make a difference in the lives of the vulnerable poor. Gaps also exist in financing tools and programs, including loans, equity support, insurance and more. Bridging them will require scientific proficiency, fresh business models, smart incentive structures, the tailoring of technology to local conditions and geographic and cultural awareness. In this roundtable, we'll discuss social and financial innovations in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia aimed at expanding growth.

Moderator

Steve Zecher

Project Director, Regional Development and Finance Research, Milken Institute Israel Center

Speakers

Anne Heyman

Philanthropist and Founder, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Netanel Oded

Senior Economist, National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Eytan Stibbe

Founding Partner, Vital Capital Fund

Tally Zingher

Attorney and former Co-Founding Managing Director, MENA Investment Network

Tue 4/30
10:45 am - 11:45 am

A Conversation with Najib Ghadbian: Syria's Choices

As a brutal civil war continues in Syria, Najib Ghadbian is waging a peaceful battle to make Americans understand what is at stake. The University of Arkansas professor, now the Syrian opposition's top representative in this country, will discuss prospects for ending the violence and inaugurating a democratic era in his homeland. Iran is an ally of the dictatorship - could regime change also change the geopolitics of the region? In the end, will the democratic forces Ghadbian represents be strong enough to marginalize the Islamic extremists who are also in the fight? Is there a plan for economic development or guarantees of women's rights?

Interviewer

Skip Rimer

Executive Director, Programs and Communications, Milken Institute

Speaker

Najib Ghadbian

Special Representative to the United States, National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces

Tue 4/30
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Panel: A Conversation with Tony Blair and Michael Milken

Institute Chairman Mike Milken sits down with Tony Blair to discuss a wide range of issues including global politics, international economics and energy as well as more personal reflections on leadership, faith and philanthropy. Blair, who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007, now represents the Quartet - the United Nations, the European Union, the United States and Russia - in helping mediate Middle East peace negotiations. In addition to addressing the Middle East, the euro zone and other pressing geopolitical topics, this free-flowing discussion will explore the global race for human capital; the shifting natural-resource landscape; the roles of religion and culture in national development; the future of education; and Blair's philanthropic efforts, including the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, created to promote respect and understanding among religions, and the Africa Governance Initiative, which will be a major focus of Wednesday's Africa panel.

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Interviewer

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tue 4/30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A Conversation with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (By invitation only)

Speaker

Eric Cantor

U.S. Congressman and Majority Leader

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Conversation With Gary Becker, David Rubenstein and Robert Rubin

In this session, Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein interviews former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker about global economic trends, public finance and the capital markets. Join us for a multifaceted discussion among three renowned leaders of finance.

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Moderator

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Speakers

Gary Becker

Nobel Laureate; Professor of Economics and Sociology, University of Chicago

Robert Rubin

Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The End of Energy Scarcity?

In 2008, oil hit $147 a barrel and natural gas traded as high as $14 per million British thermal units. Then fracking technology matured. Rather than being plagued by diminishing supplies, current data indicates that the U.S. has the largest fossil fuel reserves in the world. Instead of importing oil and natural gas, the Energy Information Agency forecasts that the U.S. will be a net exporter of energy as soon as 2020. Already companies are moving chemical plants back to the U.S. to take advantage of natural gas prices that have fallen to as low as $2 per million BTUs. Other countries are also contemplating the use of fracking. What will this energy boom do to the world economy? How will it affect the entrenched players in or aligned with OPEC? Will these dynamics shift the balance of global economic power? Our panel will examine the implications of energy abundance.

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Rick George

Former CEO, Suncor Energy; Partner, Novo Investment Group

Joshua Harris

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Apollo Global Management, LLC

T. Boone Pickens

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founder, BP Capital

Jay Pryor

Vice President, Business Development, Chevron

R. James Woolsey

Venture Partner, Lux Capital; Chairman, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Former Director of Central Intelligence

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Mid-Market Private Equity

The last quarter of 2012 saw a 20 percent annual increase in the value of middle-market M&A transactions after a long, flat period since the start of the credit crunch and recession. The last bull market cycle in M&A peaked in 2007. With middle-market private equity firms becoming more active acquirers, are we now positioned for a recovery in restructurings and turnarounds? The assembled experts will discuss what sectors, traditional for private equity and otherwise, are likely to benefit from the next wave. How will corporate, cross-border and financial buyers divide the market? What's the trend in lending, and will CLOs and business development companies maintain their prominent roles? Will tax code uncertainties and worries about public deficits curb activity?

Moderator

Adam Sokoloff

Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Sponsors Group, Jefferies LLC

Speakers

Lauren Leichtman

Founding Principal and CEO, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Brian Reynolds

Managing Partner, Chatham Capital

Ted Virtue

CEO, MidOcean Partners

Barry Volpert

Co-Founder and CEO, Crestview Partners

Kneeland Youngblood

Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Disruptors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Audacious innovators are out to change the world. Risk-takers are turning classic business models upside down. Social-media entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the workplace and shortening the business cycle. Corporations with in-house incubators are recreating entrepreneurial environments as a recruitment and retention strategy. Tweeting consumers promote while purchasing. These are the disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs who keep reinventing society. How do we measure social currency and build community? Does everyone need a personal brand-marketing strategy to succeed? Philanthropists and global citizens, filmmakers, gamers and storytellers are transforming the way we look at and interact with the world. Join us for a conversation without boundaries.

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Moderator

Lisa Ling

Host, "Our America"

Speakers

Bonin Bough

Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International

Gotham Chopra

Filmmaker and Co-Founder, Graphic India

Ryan Holmes

CEO, HootSuite

Kenneth Lerer

Managing Director, Lerer Ventures; Co-Founder, Huffington Post

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Enterprise Strikes Back! Is Corporate or Consumer Technology a Better Bet for VC and Growth Investors?

Consumers are crazy about Apple, Google, and Facebook. But when it comes to IPO performance, valuation and revenue growth, less sexy enterprise technology has a great story to tell. Our panel of venture and private equity investors will turn a spotlight on technology market segments that have been advancing under the radar. Among them, a range of software niches, virtualization, network and cyber-security as well as opportunities surrounding big data. What's the latest in cloud computing and mobile broadband? And consumer segments won't be overlooked as we discuss e-commerce, social networking and other models in the pipeline. We'll expand your view of what's leading-edge and lucrative.

Moderator

Alec Ellison

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC; Chairman, Technology Investment Banking

Speakers

Paul Barber

Managing General Partner, JMI Equity

Paul Maeder

Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, Highland Capital Partners

Brett Rochkind

Managing Director, General Atlantic

Scott Sandell

General Partner, New Enterprise Associates, Inc.

Robert Smith

Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pushing the Frontier: How the Space Industry Is Changing the Way We See the World

At a time when federal budget cuts are reshaping the nation's military industries and NASA, a transformation is occurring in how the aerospace industry approaches not only innovation, but investment in the business of developing aircraft and space platforms. Government agencies are adapting to a changing world, one marked by private-sector innovation and more limited government oversight of design and construction, let alone actual operations. Nowhere is this more apparent than in aviation and aerospace, where development is being shepherded by a talented group of innovators, entrepreneurs and executives. Despite the tradition of male leadership in this field, women are positioned at the forefront of these changes. The women on this panel are in some of the most important and visible roles.

Moderator

Richard Sandler

Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation; Partner, Law Offices of Maron & Sandler

Speakers

Esther Dyson

Chairman, EDventure Holdings

Mae Jemison

Principal, 100 Year Starship

Ellen Pawlikowski

Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force; Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base

Gwynne Shotwell

President, SpaceX

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Indonesia: The Emerging Secret

Indonesia, the world's fourth-largest nation by population and the largest Muslim country, has been transformed since 1998, when its economy collapsed during the Southeast Asian financial crisis and Gen. Suharto's 32-year dictatorship came to an end. Although democratic institutions are still evolving, free elections since 1999 and a free media point to sustained stability and serve as an example within Asia and the rest of the world. Now the Indonesian economy is booming, with average growth rates above 6% and an expanding middle class. This panel will discuss this period of remarkable change in Indonesia and the future of this promising nation.

Moderator

Robert Gelbard

Former U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia and Indonesia; President, Gelbard International Consulting

Speakers

Dino Patti Djalal

Indonesian Ambassador to the United States

Achmad Kurniadi

Deputy Chairman for Investment Cooperation, Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

Luhut Pandjaitan

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Indonesia; Founder, Toba Sejahtra Group

Patrick Walujo

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Northstar Pacific Partners

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Full Circle: Manufacturing Migrates Around the Globe

A waning manufacturing base can blunt an innovative edge. Recently, though, some of the conditions that multinationals care about have made the U.S. more inviting. With cheap natural gas abundant while wages rise overseas, manufacturers are giving the U.S. a second look. Many countries, however, continue to offer more "business-friendly" and lower-cost environments than the U.S., and even China. Places like Vietnam and Mexico have improved their positions as manufacturing centers. The scope of capital investment continues to broaden and the global movement of goods remains in expansion mode, yet the nature of competitive advantage is changing. This panel will map the pathways of manufacturing and explore where the industries of the future will flourish.

Moderator

John Paul Macdonald

Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Public Affairs, Bombardier Inc.

Speakers

Damian Chan

International Director, Americas, Singapore Economic Development Board

Zachary Karabell

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; President, River Twice Research

Ron Kirk

Former U.S. Trade Representative; Senior Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

John Manley

President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former Deputy Prime Minister, Canada

Eyal Ofer

Chairman, Global Holdings Inc.; Chairman, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Matter of Degrees: How Education Enriches Us All

What region wouldn't want to become the next Silicon Valley or Research Triangle? It could be within reach with the right public policy and investments in higher education. An educated workforce is a fundamental factor in determining the economic performance of regions around the United States. But other advanced nations are ahead of the U.S. in the level of education among young adults. Our panel will discuss how to address this and more. What actions should be taken by policymakers, educators, business executives and civic leaders? How can we make education more accessible and affordable, increase graduation rates and strengthen coordination between industry and institutions of learning? What strategic educational investments would improve regional and national competitiveness, and what occupations would bolster the economy most in the 21st century?

Moderator

Ernest Wilson III

Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Speakers

Gregory Cappelli

CEO, Apollo Group; Chairman, Apollo Global

Gray Davis

Former Governor of California; Of Counsel, Loeb & Loeb LLP

Ross DeVol

Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute

Feridun Hamdullahpur

President, University of Waterloo

Udeitha Srimushnam

Candidate, Master of Communication Management, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Conversation with Sumner Redstone (By invitation only)

Interviewer

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

Sumner Redstone

Executive Chairman, Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Partners in Africa's Development (By invitation only)

Africa is poised to enjoy an unprecedented period of widespread economic growth, but significant challenges threaten the continent's development. More than one-third of Africans remain in extreme poverty, infrastructure is very limited and corruption is pervasive. These and other issues need to be addressed for Africa's economic engine to run efficiently, which will require partnerships among the public, private, philanthropic and nongovernmental sectors. This private roundtable will engage leaders from various sectors to share the challenges and opportunities involved, find areas of common concern, forge new relationships and explore areas for collective endeavor.

Moderator

June Sarpong

Broadcaster and Co-Founder, Women: Inspiration & Enterprise

Speakers

Shari Berenbach

President and CEO, United States African Development Foundation

Anne Heyman

Philanthropist and Founder, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Ken Jaffe

President and Executive Director, International Child Resource Institute

Eytan Stibbe

Founding Partner, Vital Capital Fund

Nick Thompson

Chief Executive, Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative

Tue 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (By invitation only)

Speakers

Karen Berman

Executive Director, Youth Renewal Fund

Marc Rowan

Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Institutional Investors: Where in the World Will Returns Come From?

What strategies are the biggest funds betting on in 2013? Our panel of top-tier institutional managers will discuss their paths to outperformance, whether based on gut feelings or algorithms. What international themes appear promising - BRIC, MIST, CIVETS, even Europe? Do certain asset classes stand out this year? At the same time, where are the caution signs flashing? What policy and regulatory issues are on their radar, even after the resolution of political uncertainties in the U.S. and elsewhere? How is trading itself evolving, and are those trends helping or hurting?

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Moderator

Tom Finke

Chairman and CEO, Babson Capital

Speakers

Janet Cowell

Treasurer, State of North Carolina

Joseph Dear

Chief Investment Officer, California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

Michael Sabia

CEO, Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec

Mauricio Wanderley

Chief Investment Officer, Fundacao Vale do Rio Doce de Seguridade Social

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

The Big Picture for Global Media

This past year has seen a dramatic shift in global media and entertainment As the supply of mobile content continues to develop, how that content is financed and distributed keeps changing. That's reflected in Disney's acquisition of Marvel and Lucasfilm, Comcast's completion of its NBC Universal acquisition and the ongoing evolution in the relationships with such providers as Netflix, Apple and Amazon.com, not only in the U.S. but in growing international markets. As revenue from traditional models declines, are artificial limits on broadband speeds and content delivery inhibiting the uptake of paid digital distribution? Do international markets compensate for potential declines in U.S. television revenue? As media companies deal with such issues as changing platforms, declining movie revenue and globalization, what does the industry's past tell us about the big picture for media in the future?

Moderator

Julia Boorstin

Media and Entertainment Reporter, CNBC

Speakers

Gale Anne Hurd

CEO and Producer, Valhalla Entertainment

Michael Lynton

CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Leslie Moonves

President and CEO, CBS Corp.

Robert Pittman

CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Founder, MTV

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

American Politics 2013

Sequestration. Debt and deficit reduction. Tax reform. Immigration. Education. Unemployment and job creation. Washington has a lot on its plate this year, but the question is: What can our leaders in Washington accomplish? Will the 113th Congress usher in a paradigm of consensus to address the challenges that face our nation? Or will the election's slightly shifted political ground harden partisan lines? A distinguished group of leaders will discuss America's priorities and how to advance them.

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Moderator

Major Garrett

Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News

Speakers

Bob Casey

U.S. Senator

Cathy McMorris Rodgers

U.S. Congresswoman

Jerry Moran

U.S. Senator

Mark Warner

U.S. Senator

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

In the 21st Century, Data Is King

If a tree falls in the forest and an electronic sensor hears it, it becomes data. In 2011, the world created more data than it had from the dawn of civilization through 2010, enabled by the relentless contraction in the costs of storage and computing power. Industrial and commercial data are exploding, from online activity and buying patterns to product testing, financial algorithms, and transit monitoring. And wasn't it data that drove President Obama's 2012 get-out-the-vote effort? Though some call data a new currency, cashing in will require seeing through the clutter to map new trends and dynamics. Our panel will delve into the riddles of using Big Data effectively and profitably. Is the cloud model working? Is the cost equation more complicated than many believe, considering that high-skilled workers and operation reorganizations around data aren't cheap? What might lawmakers and regulators do as concerns of over-automation arise, privacy advocates push back, and the basic rules that govern social interaction change?

Moderator

Paul Kedrosky

Contributing Editor, Bloomberg; Partner, SK Ventures

Speakers

Michael Chui

Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

Frank Cooper III

Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo Global Beverage Group

Jim Messina

Chairman, Organizing for Action; Campaign Manager, Obama Campaign

DJ Patil

Data Scientist in Residence, Greylock Partners

Kevin Slavin

Assistant Professor and Founder, Playful Systems Group, MIT Media Lab; Co-Founder, Area/Code

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Access to Global Capital: Investing in Growth

Financial capital is the lifeblood of our globalized economy. The ease with which it flows across borders and markets influences the attractiveness of investment and business opportunities. Emerging and developing countries in particular hold great promise for high returns for various stakeholders -- including multinational corporations, mid-market companies, general and limited partners. The success stories of Singapore and South Korea are compelling examples of how open and competitive policy and regulatory environments can attract foreign direct investment and spur growth that not only benefits investors and stakeholders but accelerates the evolution of countries and regions into sophisticated economies. The Milken Institute's Access to Global Capital Initiative tries to advance these ideas. This session will identify current and emerging opportunities for investment, delve into the best practices of nations leading the world in attracting capital and offer insights on improving the efficiency of flows around the world.

Moderator

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Speakers

David Bonderman

Founding Partner, TPG Capital

Dino Patti Djalal

Indonesian Ambassador to the United States

Jay Ireland

President and CEO, GE Africa

Seth Merrin

Founder and CEO, Liquidnet

William Pearce

Acting Head, Investment Funds Department, OPIC

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Will Natural Gas Fuel the Future?

To many, natural gas is the solution to the intermittent energy crises the U.S. has dealt with for decades. Domestic supplies have swelled, largely a result of shale discoveries accessed by fracking, a controversial technique. Partly as a consequence, prices have fallen dramatically since 2008 and companies are trying to figure out how to take advantage of it. But opponents of fracking remain active, and natural gas, though cleaner than coal for use in electric plants, is still a fossil fuel that emits climate-changing carbon dioxide. In addition, although natural gas could power cars and trucks, that would require infrastructure building and changes in vehicle manufacturing. Another challenge: Prices are so low, they don't cover the cost of extraction. Will natural gas fuel our future? If so, how?

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Ralph Eads III

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC

Rick Grafton

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Grafton Asset Management

Yossie Hollander

Chairman, Fuel Freedom Foundation

Shaia Hosseinzadeh

Principal, WL Ross & Co. LLC

Nathaniel Keohane

Vice President, International Climate Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Gaining a Foothold in Russia

Russia is a complex but potentially rewarding landscape for American businesses. A mainstay of the world energy and minerals trade, the country boasts a large consumer market, high technology and much more. What do companies need to know to help them get an initial foothold or expand their operations? Where can local capital be accessed, and how does a company navigate the legal, currency and capital markets terrain? This panel will offer the insights of entrepreneurs who have succeeded in the Russian marketplace.

Moderator

Alexander Kovaler

Founder and Chairman, Nathan's Famous Russia and Central Asia

Speakers

Sean Glodek

Director and Board Member, Russian Direct Investment Fund

Steven Hellman

Managing Director and CEO, Russia and CIS, Credit Suisse

Paul Heth

CEO, Karo Film

Mark Stiles

President and CEO, AVICA Property Investors

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Theory to Practice: A New Generation Transforms Impact Investing

The Milken Institute is proud to support the International Impact Investing Challenge, part of the growing movement among graduate business students to address large-scale global challenges. This year, we feature two IIIC teams -- Effortless Energy of the University of Chicago and UpSkill Capital of the Kellogg School -- that are converting impact investing ideas from theory to practice. Effortless Energy has developed a service contract that removes common barriers to residential energy-efficiency adoption through an innovative shared-savings model with homeowners. UpSkill Capital has created a new way to fund vocational training for young adults in India who are trapped in poverty. Join us to learn how these and other future leaders are reshaping the face of impact investing.

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Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Dave Chen

CEO, Equilibrium Capital Group

Matt Gee

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Effortless Energy

Tobias Schimmer

Co-Founder, UpSkill Capital

Kathleen Schindler

Co-Founder, UpSkill Capital

Claire Tramm

CEO and Co-Founder, Effortless Energy

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Which Model for Latin American Prosperity?

What is the new model for Latin America? For the past decade, Brazil has captured worldwide attention as it joined the ranks of the planet's 10 top economies and was rewarded with the Olympics and the World Cup. However, Brazil's growth has stalled, and Mexico has reasserted itself as the fastest-growing of Latin America's large economies, despite its own internal issues. Meanwhile, Colombia has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence, heralded by a free-trade pact with the U.S. At the same time, the Castro-Chavez model has spread from Cuba and Venezuela to Bolivia. Our panel will consider the region's best bet to promote further growth. Should it follow a strategy of trade blocs, protected industries and social programs driven by natural resource riches, or free-trade agreements and luring foreign investment with an increasingly competitive workforce?

Moderator

Duncan Wood

Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Speakers

Cate Ambrose

President and Executive Director, Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

David Dreier

Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission; former U.S. Congressman

Carlos Elizondo

Professor, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics

Eduardo Moron

Director, Economic Studies, Latin American Reserve Fund

Tue 4/30
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Life Science R&D Financing: How Can Capital Collaborate? (By invitation only)

In medical research, we talk about breaking down the silos among scientific laboratories, institutions and disciplines. Shouldn't we be doing the same with R&D financing? Our panel will discuss new markets and mechanisms that can help capital collaborate while managing risk. When the innovation baton is passed from academia, how do we ensure there is a finance partner to run with it? How can we marry the mission-driven money from foundations with the return-seeking resources of traditional investors? What new players, such as endowments and family offices, should participate?

Speakers

Louis DeGennaro

Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Earle Mack

Senior Partner, Mack Co.; former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

Bernard Munos

Founder, Innothink; Senior Fellow, FasterCures

Melissa Stevens

Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures

Tue 4/30
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Conversation with Al Gore: Six Drivers of Global Change

In the contest between "The Global Mind" and "Earth Inc.," who will win? Oscar winner, Nobel laureate, environmental activist, bestselling author and former Vice President Al Gore offers his assessment of the future, in which rapid human population growth and an expanding global middle class are contributing to an increase in consumption and the depletion of natural resources. What is the influence of technological innovation on politics in a world undergoing the most rapid change in its history? Who will prevail -- the powerful transnational corporations and networked entrepreneurs disrupting the traditional power of the nation-state, or will it ultimately be a connected, enlightened public? Join us for an expansive and provocative forecast.

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Interviewer

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Speaker

Al Gore

Former Vice President, United States of America

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Book signing: Al Gore, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private Reception Hosted by Beach Point (By invitation only)

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Private Reception Hosted by Jefferies (By invitation only)

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Milken Institute Israel Center Reception Hosted by the Koret Foundation (By invitation only)

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception for Speakers and Sponsors (By invitation only)

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception Hosted by Canada

Tue 4/30
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Reception

Tue 4/30
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle (By invitation only)

Interviewer

Katie O'Reilly

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

Millard Drexler

Chairman and CEO, J.Crew Group, Inc.

Tue 4/30
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Strategic Action Volunteer Effort Dinner (By invitation only)

Speakers

Larry Mizel

Chairman and CEO, MDC Holdings Inc.

David E. Simon

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, Inc.

Steve Wynn

Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts

Tue 4/30
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Leaders in Philanthropy and Impact Investing - Dinner and Discussion (By invitation only)

A select group of the world's leading philanthropists, impact investors and foundation and social-sector innovators will come together for a private discussion about turning ideas into action, increasing impact and advancing missions for change.

Tue 4/30
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

One-of-a-Kind Wine Tasting in Beverly Hills

Join us for an exclusive evening in Beverly Hills for Milken Institute Global Conference guests. Two Rodeo -- the elite shoppers' paradise that is home to 27 luxury boutiques -- and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau are showcasing the best of the city while providing guests the opportunity to shop, drink fine wine and network. Twenty of California's top winemakers will be pouring their highest-rated wines inside each boutique. Enjoy appetizers and cheeses while you take in the unique atmosphere on world-famous Rodeo Drive. Special shopping offers will be provided by participating boutiques. Shuttles for the event will depart from the Wilshire Boulevard cut-out at the Beverly Hilton. A map and a list of shops will be included on your "passport" to the event when you arrive at the venue.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wed 5/1
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Wed 5/1
6:00 am - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

Wed 5/1
7:00 am - 8:15 am

Impact Investing in Israel Roundtable

Israel's economic growth has been inadequate and shared unequally. Social cohesion is a key aspect of Israel's national security, yet charitable giving has fallen off and the new government faces growing deficits with insufficient resources to bridge dangerous social and economic gaps. To face these challenges, Israel needs a novel, flexible and efficient system to channel capital into projects with social and regional impact. In this roundtable, we will explore the use of charitable and government funds leveraged by private capital through matching and structured finance to solve pressing social, community and environmental challenges. The focus will be creating double bottom line returns via social investment funds and intermediaries and social impact bonds.

Moderator

Davida Lachman-Messer

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute Israel Center

Speakers

Lorin Fife

Chairman Emeritus, Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Alan Hoffmann

CEO and Director General, Jewish Agency for Israel

Carl Kaplan

Managing Director, Koret Israel Economic Development Funds

Yaron Neudorfer

CEO, Social Finance Israel

Izzy Tapoohi

President and CEO, Israel Bonds

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Reading the Tea Leaves: Where Are Markets Headed?

A year ago, few pros expected Apple to fall and the Facebook IPO to fizzle. On the other hand, it wasn't a long shot that yields would stay low and Congress would still be wrangling over fiscal issues. Our panel of investment sages will offer their analysis and opinion on the questions facing the markets, and some that aren't on the radar yet. What has changed in the world's two top economies after the U.S. election and the transfer of power in China? With uncertainty reduced and optimism rising, will PE ratios continue to climb? Or are dividends, which have staged a lively rebound since the financial meltdown, the core of a smart strategy? The market may be ready to embrace a new group of bellwethers -- names, please. Has the love of Treasuries run its course? Will risk-takers in Europe be rewarded or regretful? Will hedge funds have a good year? Which asset classes, and regions of the world, will stand out in the next 12 months?

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Moderator

Christopher Ailman

Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)

Speakers

John Calamos Sr.

CEO and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments

Anne Casscells

Co-President and Chief Investment Officer, Aetos Alternatives Management

George Evans

Chief Investment Officer, Equities, OFI Global Asset Management

J. Todd Morley

Chairman and CEO, G2 Investment Group

John Rogers Jr.

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments LLC

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Chinese Market Culture: How Well Can You Know a Company?

Despite China's importance on the global business stage, its financial markets are rarely called investor-friendly. Companies tend to have short histories, so investors seeking track records will be frustrated. On top of that, company data is not always available or reliable in an environment that lacks transparency. Creditworthiness is sometimes influenced by political ties, especially among state-owned enterprises. Our panel will tackle the logical question: How well can you know a Chinese company? We'll discuss how financial instruments are packaged, bought and sold in China, and how they work politically as well as financially. We'll offer guidance on finding higher-quality information and consider how recent cases reflect on the prospects for greater openness and reliability as these markets mature.

Moderator

James McGregor

Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide

Speakers

David Bonderman

Founding Partner, TPG Capital

Howard Chao

Senior Partner for Asia, O'Melveny & Myers

Benjamin Fanger

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Shoreline Capital

John Pattar

Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

The Rise of Social Capital Markets: How Will They Change the World?

Social capital markets and impact investing are growing globally. From sophisticated equity and debt structures to social impact bonds, credit enhancement vehicles and new investor products, the worlds of investing and philanthropy are connecting. Knowledgeable participants are pursuing opportunities to achieve both financial and social returns, leverage their impact, and spread, scale and sustain promising ventures and programs for change. As governments around the world deal with austerity and traditional philanthropy proves insufficient to address a world of need, can social capital lead the way - providing large scale investment, innovation, business discipline and the potential for system-level solutions? This panel of global thought leaders will discuss where social capital markets have been, how they're changing and what socially conscious investors must understand as they look to the future.

Moderator

Alexander Friedman

Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS AG

Speakers

Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation

Ron Cordes

Co-Founder, Cordes Foundation

Russ Ramsey

Chairman and CEO, Ramsey Asset Management

Bobby Turner

Chairman and CEO, Canyon Capital Realty Advisors; Partner, Canyon Partners, LLC

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Stopping Alzheimer's: Personal, Economic and Policy Imperatives

Alzheimer's disease and dementia is a global crisis that requires a global solution. It is estimated that 36 million people worldwide suffer from dementia today, a number that is likely to spike to 115 million by 2050. According to Alzheimer's Disease International, the current global cost of care exceeds $600 billion annually. Yet this seminal public health issue promises even more profound fiscal and social impact in the future. But how do we get to meaningful solutions? What partnerships, research investments, business models and policy changes must be put in place? Panelists from diverse backgrounds will share insights about grappling with the realities of Alzheimer's for patients, caregivers, the health care system and economic productivity.

Moderator

Cecilia Arradaza

Director, Communications and Policy, FasterCures

Speakers

Neil de Crescenzo

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Health Sciences, Oracle

Robert Hormats

Under Secretary, Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

Sue Siegel

CEO, healthymagination, GE

George Vradenburg

Chairman, USAgainstAlzheimer's

Anne Whitaker

President, North America Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

India: How Long a Pause?

In recent years, India's economic growth has been disappointing, hurt by infrastructure shortages, corruption and bureaucratic barriers. Multinational companies considering direct investment have been stymied by shifting government approval policies. Yet India, a stable democracy for 25 years, claims a wealth of promising attributes. It has a youthful population that yields the world's largest number of college graduates each year, and it continues to raise its profile in the global economy. Which face of India will dominate in the coming years? Is growth likely to quicken soon? The experts assembled for this event will help investors and others navigate India's complex economic landscape.

Moderator

Komal Sri-Kumar

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; President, Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, Inc.

Speakers

Sam Gupta

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Grand Trunk Capital Management, LP

Nandita Agarwal Parker

Founder and Managing Partner, Karma Capital Management LLC

Sanjay Patel

Managing Partner, Head of International Private Equity, Apollo Management International LLP

Rashesh Shah

Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss Group

Man Jit Singh

CEO, Multi Screen Media Pvt. Ltd.

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Roundtable (By invitation only)

Wed 5/1
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Community Capital: Investing in Social Innovation

If business, jobs and capital are absent, a community can't thrive. If communities can't thrive, what will fuel a vigorous and sustained national economic recovery? This panel, populated by experts in channeling capital into the the grass roots, will discuss alternative models for financing community development. Nonprofit, profit-for-purpose, and entrepreneurial approaches will be applied, with the aim of reaching many people who would otherwise be left behind. Focusing on financial products and programs that raise neighborhood prosperity, we'll draw from initiatives by the White House, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation and other investors.

Moderator

Glenn Yago

Senior Director, Israel Center; Senior Research Fellow; and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Tina Castro

Director, Impact Investing, The California Endowment

Sean Greene

Former Associate Administrator for Investment and Innovation, Small Business Administration

Mari Kuraishi

Co-Founder and President, GlobalGiving Foundation

Paul Pryde

Principal, Capital Access Group

Robert Rosen

Director, Executive Office and Philanthropic Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bioscience Discoveries That Will Blow Your Mind

Thanks to the amazing scientific breakthroughs of the past century, average life expectancy on the planet has more than doubled. In the last 25 years alone, the overall death rate for cancer in the United States has declined 20 percent - averting 1.2 million deaths. We've developed vaccines to prevent tuberculosis, hepatitis, polio and, possibly soon, HIV. Advances in stem-cell therapy have enabled us to literally rebuild body parts, and the science now exists to convert our cell phones into microscopes. What wonders are currently being cooked up in R&D labs? Join us for sneak previews that are sure to leave you buzzing.

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Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Jack Andraka

Student Inventor, Scientist and Cancer Researcher; 2012 Intel Science Fair Grand Prize Winner

David Baltimore

Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Tejal Desai

Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Aydogan Ozcan

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Business of Sports

Salaries, viewership, team value - records are being broken in sports, and we're not talking about player stats. It largely comes down to the spellbound TV watcher who can't get enough. This has led to incredibly lucrative broadcast deals - adding millions of dollars to teams' bottom line and ever-more programming for the insatiable fans. Can the pie continue to expand and the numbers continue to rise? What about the experience of those who go to games? How are owners keeping up? What are the challenges and opportunities for those in the sports business today? Our panel of stars will discuss valuations, how teams and players are marketed and opportunities on a global scale.

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Moderator

Jim Gray

Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox News and Dial Global Radio

Speakers

Todd Boehly

President, Guggenheim Partners

Jimmy Connors

Tennis Champion

Wayne Gretzky

Former Player and Head Coach, NHL; Member, Hockey Hall of Fame

Joseph Ravitch

Partner, Raine Group, LLC

Melinda Witmer

Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer, Time Warner Cable

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Evolving Opportunities in Capital Markets

The return expectations of traditional asset classes -- cash nearing zero, bonds mired in historically low yields, equities defying gravity -- are creating a frustrating environment, so where will investors turn? Are they working up an appetite for risk? What new and perhaps yet-to-be-discovered alternatives will come to the fore? On the other hand, will synthetic instruments and the enormous migration of capital into private equity and away from public markets spark a round of innovation backlash? How will the capital markets direct the flows of money in motion toward the "next big thing"? This panel will explore Wall Street's penchant for invention when it comes to securitizing assets.

Moderator

Cristina Alesci

Private Equity and Deal Reporter, Bloomberg TV

Speakers

Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Crescent Capital Group LP; Chairman and Principal Owner, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club

Colleen Campbell

Vice Chair, Investment and Corporate Banking, BMO Capital Markets

Lowell Kraff

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Trivergance, LLC

Soren Reynertson

Managing General Partner, GLC Advisors & Co.

Justin Slatky

Senior Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Management

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Reform 3.0: China's Next Direction

China's post-Mao history has been marked by sea changes in economic policy. In 1979, a modernization and reform agenda paved the way for growth over political ideology. The leadership deepened and broadened the market economy in 1992, facilitating its integration into the world system. Today, China is embarking on a more complex development path, requiring hard decisions to sustain its growth and stability over the long term. Things may change again, not only in the economy but in the political and human development spheres. What can be expected from the new coterie at the top? Our panel will pinpoint these critical issues and assess the likely pace of reform - or whether the status quo will endure. Which way Beijing?

Moderator

Mei Fong

Director, Asia Global Programs, and Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California Annenberg School

Speakers

Evan Feigenbaum

Vice Chairman, The Paulson Institute

Robert Hormats

Under Secretary, Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, U.S. Department of State

James McGregor

Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide

Perry Wong

Director of Research, Milken Institute

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

How Social Responsibility Inspires Employees and Serves Investors

A robust corporate social responsibility strategy is a cornerstone of business excellence and competitive outperformance. Studies show that a strong CSR culture enables a company to attract and retain talented professionals, who tend to be more satisfied, loyal and engaged. Members of the up-and-coming Millennial generation in particular care about environmental and social issues. Employees of all ages, though, not only want their company to "do the right thing," but they want to be personally involved in the effort. How have companies developed standout CSR programs and how have their workforces responded? Does CSR influence customer decisions as well? Leading voices in the field will discuss the benefits of social commitment for the company and the outside world.

Moderator

Jared Carney

CEO, Lightdale, LLC

Speakers

Kellie McElhaney

John C. Whitehead Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and Faculty Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Christine McGrath

Vice President External Affairs, Mondelez International

Lata Reddy

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial Inc.; President, The Prudential Foundation

Joe Torre

Executive Vice President, Major League Baseball

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Israel: The Ingenuity Society as Global Laboratory

The scarcity that Israel once faced in food, water, energy, and health now plagues many countries around the world. Before the century is out, the planet's population will cross the 10-billion mark. How will resources be allocated to sustain humanity without denying billions an acceptable standard of living or ravaging the environment? In each of these core problems, Israel has pioneered breakthrough technologies that lower prices, increase productivity and transform markets. In short, they create abundance from scarcity. Were these innovations to be globalized, they would hold great promise for developing nations in the areas of water management, reforestation, renewable energy and health services, among others. How can sufficient capital be deployed for commercialization? What type of partnerships can diffuse these innovations fast enough to make a difference? This panel will examine the challenges and solutions for a range of applications.

Moderator

Eugene Kandel

Head of the National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Speakers

Yosef Abramowitz

President, Arava Power Company; CEO, Energiya Global Capital

Mark Kahn

Partner, Omnivore Partners

Andrew Neff

Director, Israel Finance Institute

Amir Peleg

Founder and CEO, TaKaDu Ltd.; Chairman, SWAN-Smart Water Networks Forum

Eyal Rosner

Chairman and Director of Administration, Alternative Fuels Initiative, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Teacher Evaluation and National Testing: Can We Reach Consensus?

Research and experience show that the teacher is by far the most powerful school factor in student achievement. Yet most are judged on the basis of several observations a year at best, without consideration of students' results or parent/student opinion of their work. Few experts believe that this traditional, process-focused approach aids smart decision-making on retention, promotion and tenure, or improves teaching and student achievement. Meanwhile, the federal government grants $2 billion annually for professional development programs that have nothing to do with teacher evaluation. Our panel will discuss the most effective evaluation models and how proven programs can be widely adopted. Should student performance be linked to promotion, tenure and higher pay? Can evaluation systems propel teacher development and energize educator learning communities? Will the new Common Core Standards and Assessments make the situation better or worse?

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Moderator

Thomas Boysen

Adjunct Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Southern California

Speakers

Yvonne Chan

Principal, Vaughn Next Century Learning Center; former Member, California State Board of Education

Jason Culbertson

Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice President, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching

Warren Fletcher

President, United Teachers Los Angeles

Patrice Pujol

Superintendent, Ascension Parish Schools, Gonzales, Louisiana

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets: A Conversation with Sen. John Thune and Sen. Mark Warner (By invitation only)

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

John Thune

U.S. Senator

Mark Warner

U.S. Senator

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Milken Institute Senior Fellows Meeting (By invitation only)

Moderators

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Milken Institute Senior Fellows Program; Publisher, Milken Institute Review

Wed 5/1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Oil, Power and Saudi Arabia: A Conversation with Karen Elliott House and T. Boone Pickens

Saudi Arabia is the linchpin of the world energy system, the swing producer that steadies the supply-demand balance and cushions price volatility. In an analogous way, its ruling monarchy is often seen as a bulwark of political stability as much of the Mideast convulses. Yet the desert kingdom is also the nucleus of extreme Islam and virtually owned by a superrich, dictatorial dynasty that subjugates women. The nation's pivotal role - and the future of the oil economy - will be considered by former Wall Street Journal Publisher Karen Elliott House, author of "On Saudi Arabia," a new book about Saudi society and politics, and famed energy investor T. Boone Pickens. Should we expect a sea change or more of the same when the royal family passes the throne to a younger generation? Will dissent rise among the youthful populace along with Internet use? Pickens has long urged the U.S. to replace Saudi oil with natural gas. What's the status of his campaign?

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Speakers

Karen Elliott House

Former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal; Author, "On Saudi Arabia"

T. Boone Pickens

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founder, BP Capital

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

When Past Performance Is a Guide: Using History to Make Sense of the Post-Crisis World

Led by historian Niall Ferguson, leading macro-investors explain how historical knowledge fits into their decision-making process. Can history provide actionable insights into the behavior of sovereign debt, equity or commodity markets? Can investors who are judged by their quarterly or even monthly performance profit by looking back to past centuries?

Moderator

Niall Ferguson

Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Speakers

Daniel Arbess

Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners; Chief Investment Officer, PWP Xerion Funds

Ben Funnell

Asset Manager, GLG Partners

Mitchell Julis

Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC

Peter Thiel

Partner, Founders Fund

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

How Improved Health and Longer Lives Drive Global Prosperity

Improvements in health that have given us longer, more productive lives are also responsible for as much as half of the world economy's expansion over the last two centuries. The savings that come with earlier detection and prevention of disease, more effective therapies and diagnostics and more efficient delivery of care pay large social and economic dividends. This panel will explore innovations in public health, research and medical care that are improving our productivity and economic outlook as well as our vitality. Among the topics our experts will address: reducing the time and cost of developing treatments, increasing transparency in the quality and price of health services and making best use of big data and new technology to improve decision-making.

Moderator

Ceci Connolly

Managing Director, Health Research Institute, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Speakers

Thomas Frieden

Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jonathan Gluck

Senior Executive, Heritage Provider Network, Inc.

Carole Roan Gresenz

Jacobs Professor, Department of Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University; Adjunct Senior Economist, RAND Corp.

Michael Harsh

Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, GE Healthcare

Peter Margolis

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine; Director of Research, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Debt and Demographics: Capital Went Global, Politics Stayed Local

Seismic demographic shifts have shaped global events over the past decade and had profound influence on capital flows. How did those forces figure into the financial crisis, and how are they impacting the recovery? In the U.S., the population is aging and profits, productivity and social insurance payments are up, but wages are stagnant. Are these trends embedded in sliding PE ratios? Market economies have become a virtual global monopoly, yet emerging nations are taking a bigger piece of the pie, and they've got the momentum in building productive infrastructure. What about energy costs and trade balances? How are policymakers going to respond in their effort to manage events? Our panel will divine what all this, and more, means for the global investment outlook.

Moderator

Alan Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Anand Desai

Partner and Senior Managing Director, Eton Park Capital Management

Alexander Klabin

Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Senator Investment Group

David Malpass

President, Encima Global

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Is Gender Parity Possible in the 21st Century?

The U.S. Senate, famed as a men's club, now has more women members than ever before - but still only 20 percent. At one time, a female Fortune 500 CEO was unheard of. At 4 percent, their status has progressed to rare. Yet the majority of voters are female - 54 percent in 2012 - as are holders of college degrees, so can the maldistribution of political and economic power be justified any longer? Many argue that part of the problem lies in a media culture that ignores women or presents disparaging and unrealistic female images as it models the world for our children. This panel will consider the prospects for true equality as our young century unfolds. With women now on the front lines, what is the next glass ceiling to be shattered? Join a conversation with change agents about pushing limits and working toward gender parity.

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Moderator

Willow Bay

Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

Speakers

Molly Ashby

Founder and CEO, Solera Capital

Geena Davis

Academy Award-Winning Actor; Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Deborah DeHaas

Vice Chairman and Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP

Manju Ganeriwala

State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia

Ann McElaney-Johnson

President, Mount St. Mary's College

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 11:45 am

Book Signing: Karen Elliott House, "On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines - and Future"

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

For Renewable Energy, a Painful Transition to Maturity

Government subsidies and falling prices have led to tremendous growth in renewables, particularly wind and solar, over the last decade. However, with overcapacity in manufacturing and governments now cutting back support, there have been many bankruptcies and remaining manufacturers are still struggling with profitability. Will the industry further consolidate to curb excess supply? Which areas of demand will continue to grow in a lower subsidy environment? Are there any bright spots emerging in renewables manufacturing? Will the United States, China and the European Union resolve their trade disputes in renewables?

Moderator

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Milken Institute Senior Fellows Program; Publisher, Milken Institute Review

Speakers

Stephen Gatto

CEO, Myriant Corporation

Arno Harris

CEO and Chairman, Recurrent Energy; Chairman, Solar Energy Industries Association

Peter Rothstein

President, New England Clean Energy Council

Eric Spiegel

CEO, Siemens USA

Howard Wenger

President, Regions, SunPower

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Creative California: Where the World Comes to Innovate

California's position as a global leader in innovation derives from not only the ideas generated by the people who live and work in the state, but its partnerships with global innovators based in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Numerous international firms have located large-scale research and development operations in the state or acquired companies that do so, in fields ranging from pharmaceuticals and vehicles to cell phones and software. What advantages have led companies and inventive individuals to collaborate with California? What advantages can California firms boast when collaborating overseas? What can be done to extend these strengths, and what does the state still need to work on?

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers

Darren Jamison

President and CEO, Capstone Turbine

Joe Kiani

CEO and Chairman, Masimo

Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor, State of California

Peter Platzer

CEO, NanoSatisfi

Kim Polese

Chairman, ClearStreet, Inc.

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The United States and Mexico: Redefining the Relationship

New national leadership in Mexico, and renewed national leadership in the United States, create the conditions for redefining the two countries' relationship. In recent months, the headlines about drug violence and corruption have been superseded by a narrative about the thriving Mexican economy, the "Aztec Tiger." Current political trends in the U.S. have raised expectations of progress on the issues of migration and cross-border security. Amid this opening, our panel will focus on the economic alliance between the U.S. and Mexico, with a special emphasis on the energy and financial sectors. What kinds of business collaborations and financial initiatives can promote further prosperity in both countries, which already trade $1.5 billion in goods each day?

Moderator

Leon Krauze

Anchor, Univision KMEX, Los Angeles

Speakers

John Feeley

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Arturo Sarukhan

Chairman, Global Solutions/A Podesta Company; former Mexican Ambassador to the U.S.

Jorge Suarez-Velez

Founding Partner, SP Capital

Duncan Wood

Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Asia Rising: A New Competitive Landscape

Will the 21st century be the Asian century? With its varied cultures and emphasis on education, self-reliance and upward mobility, Asia may overtake the West as the world's economic engine. Japan is already a leading advanced economy, while Singapore is a regional supercenter for trade, global banking and R&D. Neighboring Malaysia is transforming its industrial structure and climbing the technology ladder. China, Taiwan and South Korea are innovating beyond expert manufacturing. India has strong capital markets and education, though it has work to do on infrastructure. Even Myanmar, in the midst of a political opening, offers raw materials, youthful demographics and access to the Indian Ocean. This panel looks at the region's economic potential, its swelling middle class and the consequences of its rising prosperity.

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Moderator

Ray Kwong

President, SIG Asia; Senior Advisor, US-China Institute, University of Southern California

Speakers

Curtis S. Chin

Senior Fellow and Executive-in-Residence, Asian Institute of Technology; former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank

Timothy Dattels

Senior Partner, TPG Capital

Yoshito Hori

President and Dean, Globis University; Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners

Sunny Verghese

Group Managing Director and CEO, Olam International Ltd.

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The $2.2-Trillion Battle for Your Living Room

The proportion of households with a cable or satellite television subscription is declining for the first time. About 3 million Americans have already cancelled their service, including more than half a million in the last few months. These "cord-cutters" are joined by a new group -- the "cord-nevers." A full 83% of new households choose to live without pay TV, contributing to the apparent collapse of the cable/satellite industry's financial model. Yet most of these households are still avid entertainment consumers. How is the new content being delivered, and are these systems economically viable? This panel will discuss the new frontier of entertainment as consumers take control of how they receive their content and decide what wins at home.

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Moderator

Andrew Morse

Head, Bloomberg Television U.S.

Speakers

Doug Barry

Managing Director, Selby Ventures

Ryan Kavanaugh

Founder and CEO, Relativity Media

Tom Rogers

CEO, TiVo

Michael White

President, Chairman and CEO, DirecTV

Wed 5/1
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Impatient Patients: How Disease Organizations Are Accelerating Research

TRAIN, The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network of FasterCures, has worked for the past decade to speed medical advances by connecting more than 50 disease-specific organizations and sharing their best practices. This is lifting barriers to progress in a system where it takes an average of 15 years to translate laboratory breakthroughs into therapies - an eternity to patients with life-threatening diseases and to their families. Disease organizations represent a small fraction of overall medical research spending but play an outsize role in fostering innovative R&D models and supporting high-risk/high-reward research often abandoned by government and industry. Join FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson and TRAIN members as they discuss the enormous power patients have when they work together to accelerate and transform medical research.

Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Debra Black

Co-Founder and Chair, Melanoma Research Alliance

Louis DeGennaro

Executive Vice President and Chief Mission Officer, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Gordon Gund

Co-Founder and Chairman, Foundation Fighting Blindness

Jonathan Simons

President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute

John Walsh

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Alpha-1 Foundation

Wed 5/1
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Panel: A Cure for What Ails Us: Celebrating the Impact of Science

Reasonable people disagree about the specifics of reforming America's complicated system of health care and insurance, but there's no doubt that the best way to cut costs is to prevent people from getting sick in the first place, or to cure them when they fall ill. In an aging nation, nothing would have a greater impact on the federal budget. Bioscience has produced an estimated half of all economic growth for a century by increasing productivity and creating jobs while preventing disease and extending lives. But the best is yet to come: We're at the dawn of a scientific revolution that will reduce care costs and serve as the top driver of economic growth - all while saving, lengthening and improving the quality of lives across the planet. A group of U.S. health leaders joins Institute Chairman Mike Milken for a discussion of the future.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Nancy Brown

CEO, American Heart Association

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Thomas Frieden

Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Andrew von Eschenbach

President, Samaritan Health Initiatives Inc.; former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; former Director, National Cancer Institute

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

A Conversation with Howard Marks and Michael Milken

When an investor tells you, "This time is different," says Howard Marks, take caution. "These four words should strike fear - and perhaps suggest an opportunity for profit - for anyone who understands the past and knows it repeats." Indeed, Marks warns that failing to heed the lessons of history "is what dooms investors to being victimized repeatedly by cycles of boom and bust." Such straightforward advice, compiled in his book "The Most Important Thing," as well as his prescient investing have made Marks an industry legend. Join Institute Chairman Mike Milken (who also often notes that history repeats itself) as he welcomes Marks for a discussion on the current economic climate, ways to think about and gauge risk, the crucial importance of research and analysis, and lessons learned over the course of a long and successful investing career.

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Interviewer

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

Howard Marks

Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Longevity Is Opportunity: Riding the Demographic Wave

We hear daily about the burden of entitlements, the inadequacy of pensions, the rising costs of health care and the challenges of disease. These realities are daunting, to be sure, but they mask another perspective. The aging of our population - the demographic wave - is about much more than bad news. This seismic shift will change health care, jobs, education, housing, transportation, technology, travel, consumer products and entertainment. It will create new stages of life and new expectations for our mature years. Tackling these burdens and realizing these opportunities will require insight and innovation in both the public and private sectors. An emerging longevity market will reveal opportunities for business leaders and investors to capitalize and achieve breakthrough results. In this session, a group of visionary thinkers describe the issues and the possibilities in the years to come.

Moderator

Jody Holtzman

Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

Speakers

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Michael Hodin

Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Dan Houston

President, Retirement, Insurance and Financial Services, Principal Financial Group

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Arab Spring: Hope, Then Upheaval, Then What?

Two years ago, the front-page scenes from the Arab world illustrated aspirations for democracy and collective dignity. Now they are filled with turmoil and violence. Islam has claimed vast political terrain and jihadist extremism has emerged as a potent force in Syria and elsewhere, making would-be Western allies hesitant to support change. All the while, economies in the region continue to deteriorate amid the instability. Can the passions driving politics be channeled into dialogue and peaceful transition? Will women's rights be respected and their roles elevated, or will new theocracies dash hopes for equality? Will the Saudi monarchy, a linchpin in the geopolitics of energy and a close U.S. ally, emerge unscathed when it's all over? The experts on this panel will examine the clashing forces and potential outcomes in a region in which we all have a stake.

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Moderator

Karen Elliott House

Former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal; Author, "On Saudi Arabia"

Speakers

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Fellow, Belfer Center for the Future of Diplomacy, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder, AHA Foundation

Darin Johnson

Chief of Staff, Office of Middle East Transitions, U.S. Department of State

Ahmed Maher

Founder and General Coordinator, Egypt's April 6 Youth Movement

William McCants

Research Scientist, Strategic Studies, Center for Naval Analyses

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Financing Ideas: Reinventing Israel's Capital Markets

How can Israel advance from startup nation to scale-up nation? Finance could hold the key. The creation and commercialization of disruptive technology is the Israeli economy's hallmark and a core contributor to its growth. However, tech companies face a shortage of both late-stage and public market funding and often find themselves prey to foreign multinationals. Consequently, Israel can claim only a minor position in the global technology value chain. How can Israeli capital markets become an active partner in the launch of new technologies? How can they provide local and foreign investors access to innovation without the companies being forced into premature IPOs or mergers? Our panel will discuss the elements of a new corporate and public finance model for Israel and consider what lessons can be adopted beyond its borders and what it can learn from abroad.

Moderator

Roger Stein

Managing Director, Research and Academic Relations, Moody's Corporation; Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Introduction By

Yuval Steinitz

Minister of International Relations, Intelligence and Strategic Affairs, Israel

Speakers

David Gershon

Chairman and CEO, Superderivatives

Shmuel Hauser

Chairman, Israel Securities Authority

Anath Levin

Head, Financial Markets Division, and Member, Board of Management, Bank Hapoalim

Oded Sarig

Commissioner of Capital Markets, Insurance and Savings, Ministry of Finance, Israel

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The Role of Universities in Accelerating Bioscience Research

Research in bioscience has been transformed in the last decade, becoming tightly linked to other fields ranging from chemistry, engineering and bioengineering to physics, nanoscience and applied sciences. The intersection of these core disciplines is leading to discoveries that have global impact. Universities are increasingly creating partnerships among these diverse areas to accelerate medical science and change how we think about treating complex health issues in the 21st century. Our panel of leaders in research will examine how these connections are being made and their salutary results.

Moderator

Stephen Mayo

William K. Bowes Jr. Foundation Chair, Division of Biology, and Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Speakers

David Baltimore

Nobel Laureate, Medicine, 1975; Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Joel Burdick

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, California Institute of Technology

James Economou

Vice Chancellor for Research, University of California, Los Angeles

Michael Quick

Executive Vice Provost and Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

Owen Witte

Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Distinguished Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles

Wed 5/1
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Investing in African Prosperity

Africa is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing economies, driven largely by surging foreign investment flows. FDI is expected to reach $150 billion in 2015 - double the amount received last year and six times more than in 2000. Africa is also home to the world's largest concentration of impoverished people, and the considerable gap between rich and poor continues to widen. For Africa's natural resource sector - target of 90 percent of foreign investment - to spread prosperity, reduce inequality and underwrite gains in human development, a new, collaborative approach to investment is essential. There are important roles for a range of players: investors, corporations, governments, development agencies, NGOs and foundations. This panel of global leaders will discuss innovative and untraditional ways to expand health care, build institutions and broaden the economic base on the continent.

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Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bill Gates

Co-Chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Strive Masiyiwa

Chairman and Founder, Econet Wireless

Rhonda Zygocki

Executive Vice President, Policy and Planning, Chevron

Wed 5/1
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Closing Reception