Global Conference 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sat 4/26
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Global Gourmet Games Reception and Dinner (By invitation only)

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sun 4/27
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Family Program (By invitation only)

For more than two decades, the Institute has built solid, meaningful relationships with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families from around the globe. We partner with them to generate consequential research and convene panels, meetings and workshops focused on their philanthropic goals. The Family Program is where leading families from diverse backgrounds connect in private, off-the-record discussions on issues such as transferring wealth through generations; teaching children about money, privilege and responsibility; keeping the family together; philanthropic strategies throughout the family; and traditional, alternative and impact investing. We believe that providing this audience with a global outlook and philanthropic expertise will have broad effects that can make a substantial difference in the world.

Speakers

Melissa Berman

President and CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Richard Ditizio

Executive Vice President, Milken Institute

Lyda Hill

President, LH Holdings; President, Lyda Hill Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Hutham Olayan

President and CEO, Olayan America

Sun 4/27
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council: The Equilibrium of Expectation (By invitation only)

Speakers

Richard Ditizio

Executive Vice President, Milken Institute

Tony Elumelu

Chairman, Heirs Holdings; Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals; Owner, Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Bill Simon

President and CEO, Walmart U.S.

Ashish Thakkar

Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation

Tidjane Thiam

Group CEO, Prudential Plc

Mark Weinberger

Global Chairman and CEO, EY

Sun 4/27
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Sun 4/27
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leaders in Finance: A Conversation to Strengthen America's Economy and Competitiveness (By invitation only)

Sun 4/27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Global Conference Welcome Reception

Sun 4/27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Monday, April 28, 2014

Mon 4/28
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Mon 4/28
6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Mon 4/28
7:00 am - 8:00 am

A Conversation with Wilbur Ross and Stephen Toy (By invitation only)

Mon 4/28
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Milken Institute Corporate and Investor Roundtable (By invitation only)

As part of the Milken Institute Access to Global Capital Initiative, this private, off-the-record session will convene senior government officials, representatives of leading corporations and investors to discuss topics, trends and strategies related to foreign direct investment. Issues to be explored include quality governance, the role of multinationals and supply chain management, the development and integration of capital markets, trade and financial regulation, and regional infrastructure development and financing. The Milken Institute has developed the Access to Global Capital Initiative in partnership with Liquidnet to enable the seamless flow of capital and commerce 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.

Moderator

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Seth Merrin

Founder and CEO, Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.

Mahendra Siregar

Chairman, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board

Luis Carlos Villegas

Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S.

Mon 4/28
8:00 am - 9:15 am

The Global Economy: Hoping for Momentum amid Tepid Times

The global economy made progress in 2013, however restrained. Industrial output rose and unemployment eased, and stocks took a ride on a rocket. In much of the Western world, GDP inched ahead - no leaps and bounds there. And that's while we've been bathing in central bank liquidity. Now that it's time to towel off, will faint growth become no growth? Or will the inherent strength of human capital, technology and pent-up spending power generate the momentum we've been waiting for? The West, it should be noted, is where global capital flows returned to -- another side effect of the Fed and its friends moving closer to the sidelines. Indeed, the world is becoming a more complicated place to do business, with emerging markets' secular growth abating and instability wracking the Middle East as well as the Russia-Ukraine frontier. Yet Asia and Africa are still putting on economic muscle. Will flows change direction again? Will the income gap narrow and demographics exert a more powerful pull? The good old days are gone forever, but are the good new days ahead? We'll kick off the 2014 Global Conference with a group of illustrious and out-of-the-box thinkers who will explore the world economy and expound on the capital markets.

Moderator

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors

Speakers

Terry Duffy

Executive Chairman and President, CME Group

Alexander Friedman

Global Chief Investment Officer, UBS AG

Joshua Harris

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

Alan Howard

Co-Founder and Partner, Brevan Howard

Min Zhu

Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

Mon 4/28
8:00 am - 9:15 am

Prevention and Wellness: The Keys to a Healthier, More Prosperous Society

Health-care spending threatens the economic future of developed nations worldwide as populations age and lifestyle changes create new risks. Yet the vast majority of health dollars go toward treatment, which is the least cost-effective approach. Bioscience offers great promise for cures and more precise interventions, both of which will reduce the cost of disease. But there's a simpler solution: The most effective way to deal with illness is to prevent people from getting ill in the first place, which could pay huge dividends in lives and money saved. We all know the importance of better nutrition, more exercise and fewer destructive habits. But experts (including these panelists) disagree on what constitutes "better" diets. Do calories matter, or should we focus more on Western diets' high levels of refined carbohydrates and sugar? Can bacon really be better for your waistline than bananas? What can be done to move the needle on deeply entrenched personal habits? What role can businesses play in encouraging healthier lifestyles? And what are the appropriate roles for federal and state agencies?

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Peter Attia

President and Co-Founder, Nutrition Science Initiative

Troyen Brennan

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark

Thomas Frieden

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

Lynn Goldman

Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Dean Ornish

President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

U.S. Overview: Can the U.S. Engine Pull the Global Growth Train?

With the once-highflying BRICs and other emerging markets slowing, can the global growth baton be passed to the United States, or are conditions still too precarious? The U.S. seems poised to assume greater economic leadership, with its fiscal house finally in better order. Lower consumer debt, recovering home prices and stock market gains--supported by higher investment by businesses with large cash balances--all point to stronger growth. Exports, aided by a comeback in manufacturing and an energy production renaissance, are another potential source of expansion. In the second half of 2013, the U.S. had the strongest six-month growth rate in 10 years; then the economy slowed down in the first quarter of this year. Are these just the latest stops and starts in the erratic recovery? Will the Federal Reserve's tapering go well or create volatility in financial markets that unsettles the system? This session will tell you where the economy is at--and where it's going.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Ross DeVol

Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Jim Moffatt

Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Sarah Quinlan

Senior Vice President, Market Insights, MasterCard Advisors

Bill Simon

President and CEO, Walmart U.S.

Eric Spiegel

President and CEO, Siemens USA

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Global Risk

In the last year, certain worrisome trends grew darker, and new ones arose. The Arab Spring continued to devolve into the Arab Nightmare, with an expanding body count in Syria and the violent toppling of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood regime by the army. Meanwhile, Edward Snowden was downloading a treasure trove of secrets from the National Security Agency, giving the world a glimpse of America's zeal - and capacity - for snooping. Iran proceeded with its nuclear program and negotiations started between the theocratic state and the P5 + 1 countries, just as world watchers began to take notice of the protests erupting in Ukraine. With North Korea more brutal and unhinged than ever, Afghanistan's Karzai feuding with his U.S. partners and Russia's worsening relations with the West, what will the world look like a few years from now? What are the scenarios for resolution of these troubles, and where will the next risks emerge? What about the global economy, terrorism, climate change? This panel will peer into the future, sans rose-colored spectacles.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Senior Fellows Program, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jim Brooks

President and CEO, Americas, Control Risks

Wesley Clark

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

Husain Haqqani

Director, South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute; Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.

Paul Wolfowitz

Visiting Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Housing Finance and Private Capital

The consensus among policymakers and industry stakeholders is that the private sector should have a leading role in housing finance reform, supported by an explicit but catastrophic-only government backstop. The new system would put considerable private capital at risk before a taxpayer guarantee comes into play. Numerous details remain to be worked out, however, and the choices have important consequences for American homeowners, the financial markets and the broader economy. What are the prospects for reform, and what would the transition look like? How would housing finance and the housing market itself evolve if reform is delayed?

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Phillip Swagel

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

Speakers

Donald Layton

CEO, Freddie Mac

James Lockhart

Vice Chairman, WL Ross & Co.

Drew Newton

Managing Director and Head, U.S. Distressed Credit Desk Analysts, Citi

Josh Rosner

Managing Director, Graham Fisher & Co.

Gene Sperling

Former Director, National Economic Council, The White House

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Big City Education: We Know What Works, So Why Don't We Do It?

Students in America's urban districts are the most challenged, as measured by academic achievement, dropout rates, disciplinary incidents and preparedness for college and careers. Stepping into the vortex of K-12 education reform, big-city superintendents are expected to achieve meaningful turnarounds of school culture, student performance and administrative efficiency, all in a very public setting. Often saddled with bureaucratic constraints and a lack of political power that limit innovative changes in staffing or curriculum, certain superintendents have allied with supportive mayors to get the job done. Yet job security for superintendents--and mayors--can be ephemeral, given the pressures imposed by school boards, elected officials, teacher unions, parents, reformers and the electorate. This panel of mayors, superintendents and reform advocates will identify challenges, examine successful collaborations and define how change can be implemented through strong leadership.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Lowell Milken

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

Speakers

Rudolph Crew

President, Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York; Former Chancellor, New York City Public Schools; Former Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Anthony Miller

Co-Founder and Partner, The Vistria Group; Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education

Ed Rendell

Former Governor of Pennsylvania; Special Counsel, Ballard Spahr, LLP

Paul Vallas

Candidate, Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois; Former Superintendent, Recovery School District of New Orleans and Louisiana; Former CEO, Chicago Public Schools and School District of Philadelphia

Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Los Angeles Mayor; Professor of Practice of Policy, USC Price School of Public Policy; Former Speaker of the California Assembly

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Brand Battlefield: Mobile and Social Networks

How does Twitter interact with TV? How do you combine campaigns on Instagram with product placement in movies? Can motivated teens on Facebook -- those who still use Facebook -- pitch your product more effectively than NBA stars? Has the ecosystem replaced the medium and the brand ambassador supplanted the pitchman? Has real-time engagement made real-time marketing obsolete? In 2014, selling means leveraging multiple platforms to create trust and an ongoing conversation with your customers. But does this intimacy feel more like invasiveness? As the technology for bonding with them grows more sophisticated, how do you measure the return on investment? The digerati and marketing aces on this panel will explain how to use the most avant-garde methods in the most strategic manner.

Moderator

Shawn Amos

CEO, Freshwire

Speakers

B. Bonin Bough

Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International

Jamie Gutfreund

Chief Strategy Officer, The Intelligence Group

Josh Mandel

Managing Director, R/GA Los Angeles

Clara Shih

CEO and Co-Founder, Hearsay Social; Board Member, Starbucks

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Abenomics in Japan: Are the Three Arrows on Target?

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power in Japan advocating economic policies based on the "three arrows" of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus and structural reform. The first arrow was designed to address chronic deflation, the second to reignite economic growth and the third to attract investment and ease stifling regulations. Although some economic pundits wished these policies were more robust, most economists around the world have given Abenomics the thumbs-up. Yet since Abe took power in 2012, his program has not stimulated fundamental change in Japan's economy. In this session, experts will discuss Abenomics and the range of key issues affecting Japan's future. Among them, its commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its aging population, the impact of Fukushima and how what happens in Japan influences the global economy.

Moderator

Torkel Patterson

Senior Advisor, Central Japan Railway Company; Board Member, Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Speakers

Curtis S. Chin

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Trustee, World Education Services; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank

Etsuro Honda

Special Advisor to the Cabinet, Office of the Prime Minister, Japan

John Koudounis

President and CEO, Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

Paul Sheard

Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Redefining the Middle East: A Game-Changing Energy Alternative from the Eastern Mediterranean

Natural gas findings are flourishing in the Eastern Mediterranean, creating a dynamic emerging energy corridor that might transform the regional political equilibrium from conflict to cooperation. Such an energy corridor would enable Turkey, Europe and the non-oil producing states of the Middle East and North Africa to reduce their dependence on Persian Gulf petroleum as well as Russian and Iranian gas. Offshore production is a boon to Egypt, Israel, and Cyprus as these countries monetize their newfound reserves. Turkey and Greece, for their part, could become natural gas transport hubs. Could these shared hopes for a prosperous future drive longstanding conflicts toward resolution? Our panel will also consider the role these gas discoveries may play in a transition away from oil (in the form of, for instance, methanol and compressed natural gas), potentially cutting global energy prices and boosting growth in the developing world.

Welcoming Remarks

Mary Landrieu

U.S. Senator; Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Moderator

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Lawson Freeman

Vice President, Eastern Mediterranean, Noble Energy, Inc.

Ron Prosor

Israel's Permanent Representative to the U.N.

Mehmet Saydam

Head of Investment, Natural Resources, Reuben Brothers

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Big Shift: Diversity as a Business Rationale

The culture of wealth is widening. Today's investors and entrepreneurs are looking not only for asset diversification, but diversification in perspective. Marketers seek new messages and employers struggle to retain diverse talent as more women become entrepreneurs and executives, more minorities pitch their companies to venture capitalists and the LGBT community gains financial empowerment through marriage and tax-law changes. How will the financial services industry appeal to an increasingly sex-, gender- and color-blind society? What do the needs of diverse investors and entrepreneurs mean for financial managers? How do new employees and clients navigate an industry that has historically excluded them? This panel will explore innovative thinking and forward-looking strategies on these crucial issues.

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

Executive Vice President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Xavier Gutierrez

President and Chief Investment Officer, The Meruelo Group

Alexandra Lebenthal

President and CEO, Lebenthal Holdings, LLC

Richard Socarides

Head of Public Affairs, GLG

Pamela Thomas-Graham

Chief Marketing and Talent Officer, Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management New Markets, Credit Suisse

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Chasing Cures: Reinventing the Business of Medicine

While our knowledge of disease has never been deeper, our need for cures has never been greater. Yet the outdated system we rely on to produce these cures is, at times, ill-equipped to capitalize on the scientific promise of the moment. Innovative approaches that cut across diseases are needed to turn this promise into products that can improve and save lives as quickly as possible. With patent protections drying up, more targeted and personalized therapies entering the pipeline, healthcare delivery models evolving and increasing demands for "real world evidence" of value, what does the current pathway to innovation look like? Hear from industry leaders about the creative strategies they are applying to speed and improve medical progress, and the role patients are playing in the search for new therapies.

Moderator

Melissa Stevens

Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

John Noseworthy

President and CEO, Mayo Clinic

Melinda Richter

Head, Janssen Labs, Johnson & Johnson

Mark Rothera

Chief Commercial Officer, PTC Therapeutics

Moncef Slaoui

Chairman, Global R&D and Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

California's Potential and DC Policy: Trade and Key Decisions (By invitation only)

Moderator

Doyle McManus

Washington Columnist, Los Angeles Times

Introduction By

Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers

John Chiang

Controller, State of California

David Dreier

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

Marek Gootman

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Charles Rivkin

Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs; Former U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco

Mon 4/28
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Words (and Images) That Work in 2014

As the priorities of Americans change, so do their verbal and visual language. Leaders in any sector who want to cut through the information clutter to connect need to understand these shifts. We are increasingly focused on quality rather than quantity--in our consumption habits, our work lives, our private time. In this highly interactive session, well-known political strategist and pollster Frank Luntz explores the implications of this evolution and lays out what Americans want to hear--and see.

Speaker

Frank Luntz

Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global Partners

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Future of Wall Street

As countries implement new regulations in response to the global financial crisis, will safer and sounder markets be the result? Has the too-big-to-fail problem been solved, or should the giants simply be broken up? What sectors of the financial landscape still need reorganization, or at least a reordering of priorities? Where is the financial industry headed in this new business environment? What are the opportunities? Who are the winners and losers? Mortgage securities, rating agencies, leverage and proprietary trading, from Dodd-Frank and the Volcker rule to a new era at the Federal Reserve, our panel will examine the issues and trends that will set the direction for Wall Street in 2014 and beyond.

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Moderator

Robert Shafir

Head, Private Banking and Wealth Management, and CEO, Americas Region, Credit Suisse

Speakers

Richard Daly

President and CEO, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Bob Diamond

Founder and CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

Christopher Dodd

Chairman and CEO, Motion Picture Association of America; Former U.S. Senator

Tom Milroy

CEO, BMO Capital Markets

Ruth Porat

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Where in the World Are the Real Estate Opportunities?

Depending on geography and asset class, real estate markets around the world are in different phases of recovery or expansion. Within this uneven landscape, which corners of the marketplace offer the best opportunities? The Eurozone, where growth is just returning -- or Asia, where growth has been strong? Are the deals in Latin America too pricey? What's the best mix of asset classes across commercial, retail, industrial, multifamily, single family and hospitality? Commercial real estate has outperformed many other investment options - can that continue? Does the U.S., where consumers are spending and traveling again, offer the highest potential for capital appreciation? What are the best sources of capital, and should investors issue debt or equity to finance deals? Listen to the pros who put their money where their mouth is.

Moderator

Lewis Feldman

Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

Speakers

William Kahane

CEO, RCS Capital

William McMorrow

Chairman and CEO, Kennedy Wilson

Jonathan Pollack

Global Head of Commercial Real Estate and Head of Risk for Structured Finance, Deutsche Bank

Henry Silverman

Global Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure, Guggenheim Partners

Sam Zell

Chairman, Equity Group Investments

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Redrawing the World Energy Map

Safe, reliable and affordable access to large energy reserves is a fundamental component of any modern economy. But the world energy map is changing. For decades, the OPEC cartel was seen as holding a tight grip on our energy future. The future, however, looks different now. North America has become the hydrocarbon capital of the world, thanks to fracking and the discovery of vast reserves of unconventional oil and natural gas. At the same time, electric-power producing renewables like solar and wind are coming of age. Nuclear plants that are smaller, safer and quicker to build are moving from the drawing board to reality. Yet the technology is more controversial than ever. Does coal have a future in the U.S., or elsewhere? How are pricing trends unfolding, and how will climate concerns change the policy equation? How do these transitions alter the geopolitical scene? Is Saudi Arabia losing its clout with Washington? What about Russia vis-a-vis Europe? This panel illuminates the dynamically evolving global energy situation and its powerful economic impact.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Gregory Zuckerman

Special Writer, Wall Street Journal; Author, "The Frackers"

Speakers

David Collyer

President, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Thomas Fanning

Chairman, President and CEO, Southern Company

Mary Landrieu

U.S. Senator; Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Joseph Naylor

Vice President, Strategic Planning, Chevron Corporation

T. Boone Pickens

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist; Founder, BP Capital

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

America's Debt and the Economy: A Hard Look at Public Spending and Finance

With mandatory programs consuming 13.6 percent of GDP and rising, security spending at 5 percent, debt service at 1.5 percent (under benign interest-rate conditions), and revenue at 19 percent, there is little or no room in the nation's budget to fund the discretionary programs that support competitiveness and growth over the long term. That will require investment in infrastructure, technology, environmental protection, education and job training, among other areas. Despite the shutdowns and threats of default, both Republicans and Democrats understand that our future prosperity demands a responsible focus on these imperatives. But how can the government's budgeting process move beyond short-term fixes? This discussion will identify areas for strategic bipartisan collaboration to put the U.S. on track for meaningful reform, leading to the creation of a budget that better addresses our challenges and reflects our priorities.

Moderator

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

Speakers

Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President, American Action Forum; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Former Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers

Maya MacGuineas

President, Committee for Responsible Federal Budget

Steven Rattner

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

Gene Sperling

Former Director, National Economic Council, The White House

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

ASEAN: The New Force Between Two Giants (By invitation only)

The 10 countries that form the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be economically integrated in 2015, transforming the region into a unified, competitive market with labor, goods, investments and capital flowing freely among a population of 600 million. The creation of the ASEAN Economic Community is inspired in part by the success of the European Union, but more importantly it is meant to respond to the economic strength of China and India. ASEAN countries had needed to face the challenge of competing with these rising powers as well as address their internal growth concerns. In this private workshop, we'll discuss the issues crucial to ASEAN investment and how the region can effectively position itself between two giants.

Moderator

Chin Hwee Tan

Partner, Apollo Global Management

Introduction By

Heng Wing Chan

Chairman, Asia Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

David Carden

Partner-in-Charge of Asia, Jones Day; Former U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN

Andrea Muller

Chief Executive, Asia, Principal Global Investors

Kirk Wagar

U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Book Signing: Husain Haqqani, Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

Speaker

Husain Haqqani

Director, South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute; Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S.

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

The Puzzle of Personnel: Recruiting and Retaining Talent

Strategies for recruiting, developing and retaining leadership talent and a productive workforce have been turned upside down by fast-evolving social media, conflicting expectations of demographically diverse employees and the frequent mismatch between skills and employer needs. More companies are automating their screening of applicants -- can computerized evaluations be trusted? The Affordable Care Act is all over the headlines, but what's the practical impact on recruitment and benefit plans? Have lifestyle issues become so important that companies feel pressured to provide "total rewards" packages featuring on-site child care and exercise programs? Research shows that people will work at five companies, on average, in their careers. In response, how should firms adjust their investment in employee development and executive succession planning?

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Columnist, Forbes Media; Author, "The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success"

Speakers

Gregory Cappelli

CEO, Apollo Education Group; Chairman, Apollo Global

Wei-Li Chong

Executive Vice President, People and Family Experience, Knowledge Universe U.S.

Kaye Foster-Cheek

Advisor and Philanthropist; Former Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Larry Kaiser

President and CEO, Temple University Health System; Dean, Temple University School of Medicine

Paul McKinnon

Head of Human Resources and Talent, Citi

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Living Healthy: Education, Access and Activity

The key to better health isn't just better care. In the U.S., health-care spending is higher than that of any other country, yet we rank lower than 16 developed nations in overall health. Wellness requires consistent access to healthful food, safe and clean places to play and exercise, and equal access to care. It demands that we reshape the system so the ability to make healthy choices is no longer determined by where you live and how much money you make. This panel of experts is helping to nurse our ailing nation back to health with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, access and education. Join us for an inspiring conversation about what's working and the role each of us can play in ensuring lifelong health for everyone. How can we scale up local efforts to become a national movement?

Moderator

Alex Witt

Anchor, "Weekends with Alex Witt," MSNBC; Correspondent, NBC News

Speakers

Robert Egger

Founder and President, L.A. Kitchen; Founder and President, CForward

Sam Kass

Executive Director, Let's Move!; Senior Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy, The White House

Michel Nischan

President and CEO, Wholesome Wave; Co-Founder, The Chef Action Network

Rachel Poplack

Director of Strategy, The Health Trust

Lawrence Soler

President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

YesWeCode: Training NextGen Technologists

Along with its power to boost productivity and grow the GDP, information technology can transform communities and lift up young people in America's urban centers, helping them create more promising futures for themselves. This event will bring together practitioners, investors, employers, advocates and entrepreneurs who are using the robust demand for software coders and other technologists as a call for social change and a means to make it happen. #YesWeCode, a nationwide initiative that provides low-opportunity youths with 21st century skills, is one of the innovative approaches that we will discuss as we search for solutions to the growing problems of income inequality and barriers to employment.

Moderator

Van Jones

Co-Founder and President, Rebuild the Dream; Former Special Advisor to The White House

Speakers

Joichi Ito

Director, MIT Media Lab

Mitch Kapor

Partner, Kapor Capital

Trabian Shorters

Founder and CEO, BMe Community

Chris Tucker

Actor and Comedian; Founder, Chris Tucker Foundation

Laura Weidman Powers

‎Co-Founder and Executive Director, CODE2040

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Investing for Impact: What's in Your Portfolio?

The worlds of investing and philanthropy are connecting, and a global trend is growing. Investors and entrepreneurs are pursuing opportunities to achieve both financial and social returns, leverage their impact, and spread, scale and sustain promising ventures and programs for change. Impact investors, who seek returns for people and the planet--as well as their portfolios--are growing in number and effect. But how are the deals actually done? Can you truly make money and have social impact? What makes these deals work? What makes them fail? What should investors realistically expect? What challenges should they anticipate? This panel of double bottom-line innovators will discuss where social capital is going and how they are attempting to generate both progress and profit.

Moderator

Matthew Bishop

U.S. Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

Speakers

Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation

En Lee

Co-Head, Asia Pacific, LGT Venture Philanthropy

Tracy Palandjian

CEO and Co-Founder, Social Finance

Michael Schlein

President and CEO, Accion International

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

CEO Roundtable: The Consumer (By invitation only)

Speakers

Tilman Fertitta

Chairman and CEO, Fertitta Entertainment, Inc.

David Palmer

President and CEO, Diamond Resorts International

David Simon

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Novel Mechanisms to Finance Life Science Innovation (By invitation only)

With a tidal wave of IPOs and surging valuations, 2013 was a banner year for biotechnology. Despite that, there is a continued need to innovate how we raise and deploy capital to discover and develop transformative therapies. What novel mechanisms can help to strategically finance biotech companies from startups to growth companies? How can institutional and retail investors as well as philanthropists and foundations participate in this exciting time for the life science industry? What legislation and policies can attract more capital and foster the industry's growth? The panel will explore royalty securitization, venture philanthropy and a range of other approaches.

Moderator

Melissa Stevens

Deputy Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Robert Hugin

Chairman and CEO, Celgene; Former Chairman, PhRMA

Edward Jung

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Intellectual Ventures

Pablo Legorreta

Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

Andrew Lo

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, and Director, Laboratory for Financial Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Debra Miller

Co-Founder and CEO, CureDuchenne

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Why Wait? Young People Blazing Trails

We know that young people make the rules in high technology - then break them to move the field forward. Did you know about their extraordinary contributions to biomedical research, food, symphonic music and peace in the schools, to name just a few passionate enterprises? This event assembles young leaders, all under 20 years old, to discuss their view of a world with limitless opportunity. They'll open up about what inspired them to choose their fields and how they are able to excel and spark change so early in their lives. We all can learn from them, whatever our age.

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Moderator

Willow Bay

Incoming Director, School of Journalism, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Jack Andraka

Student Researcher

Mary-Patricia Hector

Founder, Think Twice Campaign; Recipient, 2013 Peace First Prize

Flynn McGarry

Chef, Eureka

Winter Vinecki

Marathon Runner; Founder, Team Winter

Ade Williams

Violinist, From the Top

Mon 4/28
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Bridging the College Gap: Preparing Low-Income Students to Succeed

The education gulf between rich and poor continues to dog college enrollment. Two-thirds of high school graduates from the nation's wealthiest families enroll in four-year colleges, yet only one in five low-income students joins them. But, importantly, it's not money that primarily defines this "college gap." Rising tuition indeed is an important concern, but the best predictor of whether a student will complete a bachelor's degree is the intensity and quality of his or her high-school curriculum. Our panel of leading experts and educators examines the disparity and potential solutions. What are universities doing to encourage and enroll poor students? What schools are bucking the trend, and how? What independent resources can students access? Can collaborative strategies be scaled to address the issue on a national basis?

Moderator

Thomas Boysen

Managing Director, Momentum Schooling

Speakers

Steven Knapp

President, George Washington University

Michael Lomax

President and CEO, UNCF

Ana Rowena McCullough

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Quest Scholars Program and Questbridge

George Weiss

Founder and Chairman, Say Yes to Education; CEO, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers LLC

Elaine Wynn

National Chairman, Communities In Schools; President, Nevada State Board of Education

Mon 4/28
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch Program | Global Overview: Where Does Growth Come From?

Financial markets in many emerging economies came under renewed pressure early this year, signaling investors' rising uncertainty about the shifting sources of global growth. Will Federal Reserve tapering foster further capital flight from emerging countries, and can the developed economies take up the slack? Accelerating growth in the U.S., U.K, and Japan, and a Eurozone that's come out of its recession, offer a dose of optimism. But with the BRICs buckling - only China may notch 7 percent growth this year - the entire international system will feel the lag. Can Mexico's economy accelerate and compensate for a weakened Brazil? Will fast-growing countries in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa offset the wobbly performance of the submerged emergers? This session will search out the best investment opportunities amid the changing global dynamics.

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Welcoming Remarks

Eric Garcetti

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Moderator

David Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

Introduction By

Mike Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willem Buiter

Global Chief Economist, Citi

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Scott Minerd

Managing Partner, Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Osamu Nagayama

Chairman and CEO, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Chairman, Sony Corporation

Mon 4/28
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council Lunch (By invitation only)

Mon 4/28
12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Less Invasive to Noninvasive Surgery: A Conversation with Dr. Neal Kassell on the Potential of Focused Ultrasound (By invitation only)

Dr. Neal Kassell wants to destroy brain tumors without pain, without chemotherapy or radiation and without penetrating the patient's body at all, by directing advanced ultrasound technology against the disease. This is much more than a dream - the potentially revolutionary treatment is being tested in medical centers around the world. Kassell, a professor of neurosurgery and founder of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, is the prime exponent of this promising modality. In essence, focused ultrasound concentrates harmless sound waves on a range of health threats, including numerous forms of cancer, Parkinson's disease, and obesity, without damaging surrounding tissue. Ways that ultrasound might improve the efficacy of other treatments are also being developed. Kassell will discuss how the technique works, its most vital applications, research results and how projects are being funded.

Speaker

Neal Kassell

Founder and Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation; Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Corporate World

Amid rapid globalization and advancing technology, a company's lasting success requires a nimble business model, a motivated work force and strategic use of proven technology. That's all part of an entrepreneurial mindset in the C-suite. Also crucial: creating a culture of taking smart risks, encouraging new ideas, and communicating a credible and compelling long-term vision. But such plans are easily disrupted. How do leaders deal with all the moving parts of new technology and the dynamics of global markets? How do they grapple with the necessity to remake their staffs, their strategies and their entire organizations to stay in the forefront? We'll explore how to boost corporate quickness and flexibility to succeed in a less-than-predictable world.

Moderator

Betty Liu

Anchor, "In the Loop with Betty Liu," Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Jeffrey Katzenberg

CEO, Dreamworks Animation

Greg Maffei

President and CEO, Liberty Media Corporation

Barry Sternlicht

Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group

Tom Wyatt

CEO, Knowledge Universe U.S.

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Progress vs. Pessimism in the Middle East

Regime change in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and elsewhere stirred fierce hopes that democratic aspirations would triumph in the Middle East, ushering in an era of peace, perhaps even prosperity. But recent history hasn't unfolded as the optimists expected. Bloodshed and instability are spreading, with Syria being the most disturbing emblem of a region continuing to suffer from autocratic rule or outright civil war. What's ahead for this part of the world, which holds so much potential? Can conflicts, ancient and current, be resolved? Will the Iranian nuclear issue be settled through diplomacy? Can the Arab Spring be salvaged?

Moderator

Doyle McManus

Washington Columnist, Los Angeles Times

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ted Deutch

U.S. Congressman; Ranking Member, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa

Robert Ford

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic

Robin Wright

Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Speed to Market: The Evolution of Trading

Things are changing in trading. As financial markets continue to decentralize and democratize, how are firms, investors and regulators reacting? Software and other forms of technology are enabling profitable strategies based on complex algorithms, high-frequency transactions, and data aggregation and analytics. In this new environment, more than one-third of stock transactions occur off the exchanges now. But the entire financial spectrum is feeling it, including commodities, equities and fixed income. What are the exchanges themselves and broker-dealers doing to further these trends, and in response to them? How are the roles of analysts and traders at the large institutions evolving? Who has the biggest challenge adapting? Our expert panel will explore this evolution and offer a roadmap for the future. Importantly, we'll also discuss how the markets can retain and improve transparency and public confidence.

Moderator

Chris Brummer

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

Speakers

Seth Merrin

Founder and CEO, Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.

Jamil Nazarali

Senior Managing Director, Citadel

Joe Ratterman

CEO, BATS Global Markets

Fred Tomczyk

President and CEO, TD Ameritrade

Greg Tusar

Co-Head, Global Execution Services and Platforms, KCG

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose

Remember "You're not getting older, you're getting better"? More of America's 78 million boomers and their peers across an aging world are remaining vital, active and productive than ever before. Traditional retirement is yesterday's news, and innovations to spread healthy aging are on the horizon. With the possibility of two, three or more careers, people are reimagining their lives. They're pursuing encore careers with purpose and deploying their abilities in business creation, proving that millennial entrepreneurs have no monopoly on start-ups. They're accessing expanding opportunities for wellness and disease prevention - a new world of "personalized aging." Amid an evolving demography that will change humanity forever, our expert panel will delve into crucial questions. What should we want and expect out of longer lives? What innovations are on the horizon that will change the way we age? What are the implications for our health and work? What pathways should we follow to maximize the value of our mature years?

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Moderator

David Bornstein

Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Speakers

Henry Cisneros

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

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO, Encore.org

Freda Lewis-Hall

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

A. Barry Rand

CEO, AARP

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century

When people talk about the future of health care, some extol the promise of bioscience to cure the most deadly diseases. Others may discuss nanotechnologies that enable instant feedback on a person's condition. But what about the actual delivery of health care--in hospitals, doctors' offices and, more and more, patients' homes? Is today's health-care system adequate for today's needs? Much of our current approach is based on a 20th century model in which patients were subordinate to their physicians and care was dispensed in doctors' offices. But we're moving toward a system in which care is the result of a team effort between more sophisticated consumers and professionals; in which technology allows information about illness, treatment options and care to be provided much more efficiently; and in which patients can link up electronically with their records and consult with physicians from the comfort of their living rooms. This panel of experts will focus on 21st century advances in health-care delivery and how we can enhance the quality of life for patients and their families.

Moderator

Richard Merkin

President and CEO, Heritage Provider Network; Board Member, FasterCures

Speakers

Peter Bach

Director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jared Bernstein

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

Larry Jameson

Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, and Dean, Perelman School of Medicine

Ann Lamont

Managing Partner, Oak Investment Partners

Sue Siegel

CEO, GE Ventures and healthymagination

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Book Signing: Rich Karlgaard, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success

Speaker

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Columnist, Forbes Media; Author, "The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success"

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Are Renewables Still Relevant?

North America is in the midst of a gas and oil boom enabled by fracking technology. Europe and China also are believed to have large reserves of natural gas in the ground. With access to this cleaner fossil fuel expanding, the outlook for renewables such as solar, wind and biofuels has become more complicated. Do they still have a place on the energy menu, or will they be supplanted by cheaper natgas? This panel will assess the lay of the land for renewables and discuss investment opportunities. How is public policy evolving? What role will incentives play and what direction will regulation take? How will the changing modes of transportation and the future of nuclear power affect the equation?

Moderator

Ali Velshi

Host, "Real Money with Ali Velshi," Al Jazeera America

Speakers

James Cameron

Chairman, Climate Change Capital

Richard Saines

Partner and Head of North America Climate Change and Environmental Markets, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Richard Sandor

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

Jigar Shah

CEO, Jigar Shah Consulting

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Food Security: How to Feed an Ever-Hungrier World

The world's farmers face a formidable challenge: how to harvest 70 percent more food by midcentury to feed the swiftly growing population. In a world with one in eight people already hungry, climate change, shrinking farmland and scarce potable water frustrate the task. The problem poses a fundamental threat to economic growth in food-insecure nations. This panel will explore paths to overcoming this insecurity and take on the toughest questions. How can the neediest nations achieve sustainability? What game-changing technologies can swell stagnant crop yields? How will we produce more food without putting land and water resources in peril? How can we increase carbon-dioxide fixation rates and raise the efficiency of our resource use? And which governments, companies and nonprofits are pioneering a food-secure future?

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Moderator

Kenneth Quinn

President, World Food Prize Foundation; Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia

Speakers

Akinwumi Adesina

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Nigeria

Doron Gal

CEO, Kaiima

Claudia Garcia

Senior Director, Global Market Access, Elanco Animal Health

Mark Kahn

Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners

Mike Velings

Founder and Managing Partner, Aqua-Spark

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Look, Ma, No Hands! The Future of Cars

It used to be the stuff of science fiction: Just get in your car, tell it where you want to go, and sit back until you arrive safely at your destination. No driver needed. But with new technologies rapidly being embraced by the automobile industry--from collision warning systems to wireless devices that cut traffic congestion--the idea of fully automated cars may soon become a reality. Most of the major producers have programs underway that some believe will result in so-called self-driving cars being sold by 2025. This technology has the ability to save great numbers of lives. (Sadly, collisions killed 34,000 Americans in 2012.) The economic impact could be huge--on the auto industry, insurance providers, investors and consumers. Are people ready to give up control of their machines? Will they pay an extra $10,000 for an autonomous vehicle? How will the government regulate robotic rides? This panel of experts will explain this brave new world of automated cars.

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Moderator

John Casesa

Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Christian Gerdes

Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford, and Associate Professor, Stanford University

Raj Nair

Group Vice President, Ford Motor Company

Christopher Urmson

Director, Self-Driving Car Project, Google

Kevin Vincent

Chief Counsel, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Housing Finance Reform Roundtable (By invitation only)

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Managing Investments for Outcomes Through Portfolio Construction (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.

Speaker

Marc Dummer

Portfolio Manager, Principal Financial Group

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

A Conversation on Haiti with Sean Penn and Denis O'Brien

On January 12, 2010, a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the earthquake devastated the island nation, killing almost 300,000 people and impacting 3 million more. Two champions in the global relief effort that followed are Digicel Chairman Denis O'Brien and Sean Penn, founder and CEO of the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. At this event, they will discuss what Haiti has accomplished--and what has yet to be done--four years after the disaster. Haiti still faces poverty, unemployment, illness and other hardships, but the rubble has mostly cleared. In its place are new schools, clinics, homes, ports and roads. What is the role of the private sector in this next phase of revitalization? How can public-private partnerships be most effective? And what does Haiti need from the global community to ensure a sustainable future?

Moderator

Margaret Brennan

State Department Correspondent, CBS News

Speakers

Denis O'Brien

Chairman, Digicel Group

Sean Penn

Actor; Founder, CEO and Chairman, J/P Haitian Relief Organization

Mon 4/28
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Four Ways Stem Cells Will Change the Face of Medicine

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can be transformed into specialized cells to repair and replenish human tissue. California's stem cell agency is exploring many approaches to using stem cells to improve people's lives. They have already changed drug discovery methods, with nearly every large company in the field using stem cells to understand disease and screen for potential therapies. One panelist will describe how he has used these methods to find a possible treatment for autism. Another will detail how a soon-to-begin clinical trial will use stem cells to replace the insulin-producing cells lost in diabetes. Using gene therapy to modify stem cells is another panelist's strategy in the battle against AIDS. But the ultimate goal of regenerative medicine may be to strengthen the body's ability to repair itself, which is the passion of another of our speakers.

Moderator

Jonathan Thomas

Chair, Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Co-Founder and Partner, Saybrook Capital

Speakers

Eugene Brandon

Director of Strategic Relations and Project Management, ViaCyte

Paula Cannon

Associate Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Jill Helms

Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine, Stanford University

Alysson Muotri

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Mon 4/28
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Book Signing: Joel Kurtzman, Unleashing the Second American Century

Speaker

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Senior Fellows Program, Milken Institute

Mon 4/28
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Creating a Demand for Healthier Food Options (By invitation only)

Moderator

Arlin Wasserman

Founder and Partner, Changing Tastes

Speakers

Leon Andrews

Senior Fellow, Institute for Youth, Education and Families, National League of Cities

Peter Attia

President and Co-Founder, Nutrition Science Initiative

William Dietz

Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Sam Kass

Executive Director, Let's Move!; Senior Policy Advisor, Nutrition Policy, The White House

Rachel Poplack

Director of Strategy, The Health Trust

Ricardo Salvador

Director, Food and Environment Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Stephanie Silverman

CEO, Venn Strategies; Co-Founder, Campaign to End Obesity

Lawrence Soler

President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

Dorothea Vafiadis

Director, Healthy Living, Strategic Markets and Consumer Business Innovation, American Heart Association

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

China in Transition: Still a Land of Opportunity?

Is China still a land of opportunity for global business, or are the obstacles to expansion too steep? The Xi Jinping-led administration aims for slower but higher-quality growth. But this will mean a slowdown from the double-digit pace of the past three decades to a more modest 7.5 percent or lower. While the Communist Party is firmly in charge, the economy is increasingly driven by market forces and party leaders are looking for more sustainable expansion that balances environmental concerns with growth. To retool the economy, they're pushing for sweeping reforms to switch from an economy based on investment in fixed assets and exports to one that leans more on domestic demand. Can they achieve this? What directions will the country take - economically and politically? What is doing business in China really like? This session will assess China's future, especially the growth prospects for business and how successful (or failed) reform will influence the global economy.

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Moderator

Michael Crowley

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Time

Speakers

Robert Iger

Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company

Hank Paulson

Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Sheryl WuDunn

Co-Founder, FullSky Capital; Co-Author, "China Wakes"

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Natural Gas Economy

Boom times have hit parts of North Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Texas, thanks to natural gas. Even more importantly, as gas supplies grow thanks to fracking technology, America's balance of payments is improving. The federal Energy Information Administration recently said the country will become a net energy exporter not in the mid-2020s, as it originally forecast, but possibly as early as 2017. To take advantage of this cheap natural gas -- which not only fuels electric power and heats homes but is essential to producing plastics and many chemicals -- companies like Germany's chemical giant BASF and U.S. multinational Dow Chemical want their plants based here. Add to this the benefit that as natgas replaces coal in power plants, carbon emissions fall. These shifts may not only transform the United States, they could reshape the global economy. Has the world found a way out of its twin binds of resource scarcity and climate change, or are these developments more like promises that will never be fulfilled? Our expert panel will analyze.

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Ralph Eads III

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC

Stephen Green

Vice President, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation

John Hickenlooper

Governor, State of Colorado

Fred Krupp

President, Environmental Defense Fund

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Inequality and Mobility in America

Income inequality has diminished in many parts of the world--Chile, Turkey, Mexico and Hungary being a few examples. But in America, the gap has widened. Ironically, the same forces may be responsible for both: globalization and technology, which have eased poverty in the developing world but led to the loss of unskilled but well-paying middle-class jobs in the United States and other developed nations. For the first time in nearly a century, the top 10 percent of American earners take home more than half the nation's income. New research suggests that it's harder than ever for the poor to move up into the middle and upper classes, an issue that has potential consequences for our economy, government, institutions and people. What can--or should--be done to narrow this disparity? Is education the key? With many Americans falling behind, these questions are stirring concern among policymakers and the business community as well. This panel will examine the magnitude of this complex challenge and strategies for reversing the trend.

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Moderator

Alan Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Jared Bernstein

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

Edward Conard

Author, "Unintended Consequences"; Former Senior Managing Director, Bain Capital

Robert Doar

Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Former Commissioner, Human Resources Administration, City of New York

Chrystia Freeland

Member of Parliament, Canada; Author, "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else"

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Disruptors

Audacious innovators are out to change the world. Risk-takers are turning classic business models upside down. Social-media prodigies are revolutionizing communications and organizations. These are the disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs who keep reinventing society. Why do many attempt, but few succeed? How do you cross-pollinate to create something that's not just new, but groundbreaking? How do you conquer the challenges of health, technology, national security, politics, communications and finance to empower the community, sustain the planet and expand the bottom line? Join us for a conversation without boundaries.

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Moderator

Lauren Lyster

Host/Reporter, "The Daily Ticker" and "Hot Stock Minute," Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Abe Burns

Head of Digital Operations, Maverick and A-Grade Investments

Ryan Kavanaugh

Founder and CEO, Relativity Media

Nanxi Liu

CEO, Enplug, Inc.; Co-Founder, Nanoly Bioscience

Kimbal Musk

CEO, The Kitchen Community

will.i.am

Musician, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Repairing Finance and Restoring Growth in Europe

International investors seem to have rediscovered European equities and bonds. Yet the question remains whether banks are in a position to boost lending and help jumpstart a return to sustainable, albeit perhaps subpar, economic growth. Structural reforms are beginning to show positive results, but are high debt levels and servicing costs impeding a clear path to recovery? Will politics do the same? The Russia-Ukraine conflict is already reverberating westward. And the austerity regime imposed at the behest of Germany could open doors to nationalistic fringe parties in the upcoming European Parliament elections. All may have unwelcome consequences for European cooperation and integration. Yet there may be fresh opportunities among the smaller, less-heralded and less-burdened nations on the continent. Our panel will delve into the riddles of this crucial region's economic future.

Moderator

Alain Dudoit

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Former Ambassador of Canada

Speakers

Christian Angermayer

Founder and CEO, Apeiron Investment Group

Keith Savard

Senior Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Howard Shore

Executive Chairman, Shore Capital

Christine Vanden Beukel

Managing Director and Head of European Credit Markets, Crescent Capital Group

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Book Signing: Betty Liu, Work Smarts: What CEOs Say You Need to Know to Get Ahead

Speaker

Betty Liu

Anchor, "In the Loop with Betty Liu," Bloomberg Television

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Investing in Students

Warren Buffet once famously offered top-tier B-school students $100,000 in exchange for a 10 percent cut of their future earnings. Based on 2010 changes to higher ed finance policy, however, the vast majority of students currently pay for school through government-issued loans. But today, online investment platforms and innovative funding models are challenging the status quo and facilitating Buffet's brand of investment in human capital. At the same time, university alumni are pooling funds to offer competitive private loans to students attending their alma maters. As costs soar, will these new private models be part of the solution for financing a degree, enabling promising graduates to pursue their dreams? Join us as we explore such questions as: Is the human capital contract model scalable? Will online student lending platforms compete with federal programs, and how will they affect the overall cost equation? What are the benefits for the students? What are the risks?

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Moderator

Sean Greene

Former Associate Administrator for Investment and Special Advisor for Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Speakers

William Bennett

Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Advisory Board Member, Viridis Learning; and Senior Advisor, Project Lead the Way

David Bergeron

Vice President, Postsecondary Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Mike Cagney

Co-Founder and CEO, Social Finance

Dave Girouard

Founder and CEO, Upstart

Robert Whelan

CEO, 13th Avenue Funding

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

What's Silicon Valley Got to Do With It?

Many observers seem to think that innovative, high-growth companies can be built only in Silicon Valley. However, recent evidence suggests that many other communities are developing ecosystems that spawn these valuable, job-generating firms. Austin, Denver, Provo, Seattle and even Cambridge are among them, as demonstrated by the Milken Institute's annual Best-Performing Cities ranking. How do these centers foster entrepreneurship, private equity (VC, angel, etc.) and tech-based development that aid the national economy? What industries are hot--clean tech, social media or other sectors? What are early-stage investors looking for? Do they maintain a broad geographic scope or focus close to home? We'll examine the components of success far beyond the borders of the Valley.

Moderator

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

Speakers

Andrea Auerbach

Head of Global Private Investment Research, Cambridge Associates

Eric Drummond

Co-Founder and Advisory Board Chairman, Nikola Power, Inc.; Board Member, Colorado Venture Capital Authority

Alec Ellison

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC; Chairman, Technology Investment Banking

Kate Mitchell

Partner and Co-Founder, Scale Venture Partners

John Ruffolo

CEO, OMERS Ventures

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Africa's Energy Landscape

The supply of power is among the most significant factors holding back economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. With smart investments in energy projects and technologies, Africa has the potential to tap vast resources that will attract international business and investment, create jobs and improve livelihoods. Business leaders and entrepreneurs are transforming the power sector, but how can their success be scaled up to bring reliable electricity to the 600 million Africans living without it? As more stakeholders see the possibilities of African energy, and with the support of initiatives such as the U.S. government's Power Africa, the continent is positioned to become a tabula rasa for innovations in energy technology, distribution and financing. This panel will focus on trends, opportunities and models for unlocking Africa's energy potential.

Moderator

Bronwyn Nielsen

Group Executive Director and Senior Anchor, CNBC Africa

Introduction By

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Speakers

Paul Hinks

CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Corporate Council on Africa

Jay Ireland

President and CEO, GE Africa

Kola Karim

CEO, Shoreline Energy International

Rajiv Shah

Administrator, USAID

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Immunotherapy: The Silver Bullet Against Cancer?

Staring down the barrel of a cancer diagnosis usually means enduring the harsh side effects of chemotherapy. Could the end of chemotherapy be near? Researchers have made great strides toward replacing these treatments with our natural defense mechanism - the immune system. Immunotherapy pioneers have figured out how to teach our immune cells to recognize and mobilize against cancer cells like snipers, thus moving away from the chemo-bombs that can't distinguish malignant cells from healthy ones. Immunotherapy may very well be the anti-cancer silver bullet, and pharma companies and investors are lining up to place big bets on the new weapon. This panel will discuss how the oncology community is harnessing immunotherapy and how researchers are optimizing their methods to get closer to a cure.

Moderator

Jonathan Simons

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

Speakers

Charles Drake

Associate Professor of Oncology, Immunology and Urology, Johns Hopkins University and James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute

Padmanee Sharma

Associate Professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology, and Scientific Director, Immunotherapy Platform, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Elliott Sigal

Board Member, Melanoma Research Alliance; Former Chief Scientific Officer, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jedd Wolchok

Chief, Melanoma and Immunotherapeutics Service, and Lloyd J. Old and Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Chair for Clinical Investigation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Investing in National Development (By invitation only)

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Zubaid Ahmad

Vice Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, and Head of Global Practice with Sovereign Wealth Funds, Citi

Sean Glodek

Director, Russian Direct Investment Fund

Charon Wardini bin Mokhzani

Executive Director, Managing Director's Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad; Managing Director, Khazanah Research Institute

Uche Orji

Managing Director and CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A Conversation with Ron Baron (By invitation only)

Moderator

Stephanie Ruhle

Co-Anchor, "Market Makers," and Managing Editor, Bloomberg TV

Speaker

Ron Baron

Founder, Baron Capital Group

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Social Justice, Incarceration and Reentry: New Directions for a Better Way

Economically and socially the numbers are overwhelming and unsustainable: 2.3 million people housed in U.S. prisons, two-thirds of them addicts, well over half African American or Latino. Recidivism is 60 percent in the state of California, and 75 percent in some areas. The taxpayer burden for this system is staggering -- $80 billion a year nationwide, with the per-inmate price tag, at $60,000 a year in California and $167,000 in New York City, exceeding what most Americans earn. Our panelists -- including a top prosecutor, a media activist, a Hollywood producer turned advocate and a political candidate with firsthand prison experience -- discuss options for a more humane and economically sensible system. They will review prison reform efforts, legislation and inmate education and incentives. They will also discuss community policing efforts aimed at reducing crime, the Affordable Care Act's drug and mental health provisions for risk populations and more.

Moderator

Michael Romano

Director and Co-Founder, Three Strikes Project, Stanford Law School

Speakers

Scott Budnick

Film Producer; Founder, The Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Jesse Jackson Sr.

Founder and President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Van Jones

Co-Founder and President, Rebuild the Dream; Former Special Advisor to The White House

Jackie Lacey

District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Prophet Walker

CEO, PWC Development; Founding Member, Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Mon 4/28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

A Conversation with Cherie Blair: Empowering Women, Driving Growth

Cherie Blair is a leading barrister in the United Kingdom and a committed campaigner for women's rights. The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, she leads the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which helps 100,000 women in emerging markets become successful and self-sustaining entrepreneurs. Blair will discuss the foundation's three-pronged approach of enterprise development, mentorship and mobile technology, strengthening women's voices and empowering them to contribute to their nations' economies.

Moderator

Mary Hart

TV Host

Speaker

Cherie Blair

Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Mon 4/28
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

A Conversation with Ken Griffin and Steve Schwarzman

Institute Chairman Mike Milken sits down with legendary investors Kenneth Griffin of Citadel and Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone Group to discuss not only their investment outlooks for various asset classes, but also the social and geopolitical trends informing those opinions. Among their many areas of concern and focus are America's competitiveness, education reform, the U.S.-China relationship, corporate governance, political polarization, regulation, taxation and central bank policies. What are the most important lessons they've learned - from both their successes and their failures? What responsibilities come with managing giant asset pools? What keeps these leaders awake at night? What drives their philanthropic initiatives? And what's next for their personal efforts and their firms?

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Kenneth Griffin

Founder and CEO, Citadel

Stephen Schwarzman

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group

Mon 4/28
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm

The Upside of Aging: A Conversation in the Pavilion

Following our panel of the same name, we're honored to have an extraordinary group of thought leaders with us in the Pavilion for an informal conversation about the changing view of aging. A massive demographic shift is happening across America and the world, but the so-called Silver Tsunami has a silver lining. From a narrative about the societal costs, images of older populations focused on self-centered leisure, and expectations about diminishment and decline, a very different narrative is emerging. Advancing prospects for aging health and wellness present a potential future of vitality, productivity and purpose. Lives are being reimagined, encore careers are being pursued, and an emerging longevity economy is building. We are beginning to realize that older people are an asset, thanks to their accumulated knowledge, wisdom and experience, benefiting societies that understand the potential of their aging citizens. Join us for a stimulating view of our aging future. Questions will be taken from the audience.

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Henry Cisneros

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

Pinchas Cohen

Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO, Encore.org

Steven Knapp

President, George Washington University

Freda Lewis-Hall

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

A. Barry Rand

CEO, AARP

Mon 4/28
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Signing: Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi, Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being

Speakers

Deepak Chopra

Founder, Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder and Chairman, Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Rudolph Tanzi

Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Neurology Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mon 4/28
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Book Signing: Paul Irving, The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose

Mon 4/28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception for Speakers and Sponsors (By invitation only)

Mon 4/28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CME Group Reception (By invitation only)

Mon 4/28
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

General Reception

Mon 4/28
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Reception and Program (By invitation only)

Moderator

Katie O'Reilly

Managing Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

Hank Paulson

Chairman, The Paulson Institute; Former U.S. Treasury Secretary

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

Dinner Program | The Mind and the Universe: Deepak Chopra and Friends on Unleashing the Power of Your Brain

Many Global Conference panels are described as "wide-ranging." Fasten your seatbelts--this one exceeds that promise. Starting big--as in the Big Bang, the possibility of life on other planets, the mind-versus-matter debate and the future of man and machine--this panel will zoom in from the cosmos to provide practical advice on extending lives, energizing your immune system, improving memory and gaining fulfillment from life. Join Deepak Chopra for a journey from science fiction to science reality, with a few clips from your favorite sci-fi movies to enhance the trip.

Also available for download on iTunes U

Moderator

Deepak Chopra

Founder, Chopra Foundation; Co-Founder and Chairman, Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Introduction By

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Host and Executive Producer, "Closer To Truth"; Chairman, The Kuhn Foundation

Marilyn Schlitz

CEO, Worldview Enterprises, LLC; Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Institute of Noetic Sciences

Rudolph Tanzi

Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Vice Chair, Neurology Research, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mon 4/28
9:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Late Night Program

Performers

Kenny (Babyface) Edmonds

Producer, Musician, Singer and Songwriter

David Foster

Producer and Songwriter; Chairman, Verve Music Group

Chris Tucker

Actor and Comedian; Founder, Chris Tucker Foundation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

Continental Breakfast

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

Global Conference Registration

Tue 4/29
6:30 am - 7:45 am

Associates Breakfast with David Simon (By invitation only)

Welcoming Remarks

Sarah Sandler

Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Moderator

Ross DeVol

Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute

Speaker

David Simon

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group

Tue 4/29
7:00 am - 7:45 am

Trust and the Markets: A Debate on High-Frequency Trading

If you aren't involved in it, high-frequency trading may seem an obscure practice that feels vaguely like a threat to market integrity. Indeed, the publication of Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys" raised fresh concerns about this approach, which involves computerized strategies, hyperspeed transactions and, often, co-location within exchanges. Accusations of front-running and other forms of unfair advantage have been hurled, and multiple investigations are underway. High-frequency traders have even been blamed for exacerbating the famous Flash Crash of 2010. But according to many investors, HFT actually provides a service by expanding liquidity, narrowing bid-ask spreads and reducing trading costs for all. If these players have an edge, it's in real-time price discovery - the reward for their acumen and equipment. We'll explore both sides of this complex coin: Is HFT a service or a swindle, and what market reforms would serve the interests of all investors?

Moderator

Katie O'Reilly

Managing Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors

Rishi Narang

Founding Principal, T2AM LLC

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

Credit Markets: What's Next?

Institute Chairman Mike Milken moderates our annual discussion on the state of the credit markets, joining a panel of seasoned investors. The future model of the $10-trillion housing finance market is unclear as Congress debates plans to wind down Fannie and Freddie. What are the tradeoffs involved in denationalization, and what opportunities would it present for investors? Washington is also taking increased interest in the role of so-called non-bank-banks, which provide capital access for small and medium businesses. What's the outlook for business-development companies and vehicles such as collateralized loan obligations in view of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul? Is corporate debt overvalued, having reached the largest share of the U.S. bond market ever? The high-yield market--which has doubled in size over the past five years and is now at $2 trillion--has provided remarkable returns since the crisis, but do we face a reckoning? And are U.S. investors turning to Europe's fast-growing high-yield market for opportunities? What niche areas of the credit markets are investors exploring in the search for yield?

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Crescent Capital Group LP

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

Marc Rowan

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

Steven Tananbaum

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management LP

David Warren

CEO, DW Investment Management, LP; Chief Investment Officer, Brevan Howard Credit Funds

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

The (Global) Innovator's Dilemma: How Can Companies Keep Their Cutting Edge?

The innovation game has gone global--companies can be on the cutting edge whether they are in Shanghai, Stockholm or Silicon Valley. How are large, established firms able to remain innovative and stay ahead of their rivals? Upstarts are creating new technologies, while financial instruments are being matched with new marketplaces around the world. Should firms concentrate their innovative assets or disperse them globally? Is there a difference in strategy between incremental versus radical innovation? Do process innovations in business, as opposed to new inventions, require alternative approaches? How can sometime rivals collaborate when self-interest seems to demand a zero-sum mindset to remain at the forefront? Learn from companies winning battles at the front lines of innovation.

Moderator

Zachary Karabell

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Head of Global Strategy, Envestnet

Speakers

Doron Gal

CEO, Kaiima

Tom Jenkins

Chairman, OpenText

John Levis

Global Chief Innovation Officer and Regional Managing Director, Americas, Deloitte

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

Philanthropy Now: Prizes, Purpose, People

Old school, check-writing philanthropy seems outmoded in the face of challenge grants, Internet-based prizes and the new primacy of partnerships between the traditionally separate for-profit and nonprofit sectors. An entrepreneurial wave is sweeping through the world of fundraising, migrating toward a conception of "philanthropic investment." What are the most effective strategies to catalyze such a movement? How can philanthropic dollars work synergistically alongside government and corporate efforts to generate real and lasting change? What are the promises and pitfalls of the philanthropic prizes that go viral across the Web? Our panel will explore the many facets of next-wave philanthropy and discuss new models of innovation in the field.

Moderator

Jim Pitofsky

Managing Director, Strategic Alliances, John Templeton Foundation

Speakers

Jean Case

CEO, Case Foundation

Andrew Forrest

Chairman, Minderoo Foundation; Chairman, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

Tsitsi Masiyiwa

Executive Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation

Richard Merkin

President and CEO, Heritage Provider Network; Board Member, FasterCures

George Weiss

Founder and Chairman, Say Yes to Education; CEO, Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers LLC

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

Revenge of the Superbugs: How Can We Outsmart Killer Microbes?

They're creepy ... they're crawly ... they're deadly ... and they're everywhere! Potentially fatal pathogens are in our hospitals, where they infect one in 20 patients, resulting in almost 100,000 deaths and $45 billion in excess medical costs each year. They're on our plates: Although we expect a safe food supply, nearly 50 million Americans get sick and 3,000 die from contaminated food annually, with costs up to $77 billion. They're in the hands of our human enemies: The threat of bioterrorism is ever-present. Their impact shows up on financial statements: Influenza costs American businesses $11 billion a year, to say nothing of the human toll. And perhaps most worrisome, they're defeating one of our strongest weapons. Antibiotics are miracle drugs, but bacteria are devising new ways to outsmart them. Breakthroughs in advanced molecular detection hold great promise, but in the meantime what steps should each of us take to protect ourselves, our families and our businesses? This panel's medical experts offer practical advice and insights on the scientific advances to defeat superbugs.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Manny Alvarez

Senior Managing Editor, Health News, Fox News; Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hackensack University Medical Center

Speakers

Larry Brilliant

President and CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Leonard Cole

Adjunct Professor, Emergency Medicine, and Director, Program on Terror Medicine and Security, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Thomas Frieden

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

Lance Price

Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

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

Milken Institute Senior Fellows Meeting (By invitation only)

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

Leading Economists Debate Where the World Is Headed

This panel brings together prominent economists to debate a range of issues with global scope: from inequality and emerging markets to austerity policies and the impact of technology on employment. This will be a free-ranging discussion focused on where the world is headed and what can be done to improve economies and people's lives everywhere.

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Moderator

Gerard Baker

Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Editor-in-Chief, Dow Jones & Company

Speakers

Ken Rogoff

Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman, Roubini Global Economics; Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

John Taylor

Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University; George P. Schultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Hoover Institution

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

The Alternate Reality of Alternative Investments

With more hedge funds in the United States than Taco Bells, the premise of a few smart people extracting outsize returns from opportunities few others see can seem anachronistic. In the face of a years-long bull run in traditional equities, many alternative investments have struggled to beat the very indices with which they steadfastly avoid correlation. Is this still a cogent strategy? Does the recent underperformance of many alternatives make this out-of-favor asset class an attractive opportunity now? How can smart investors differentiate well-reasoned alternative strategies from tax-inefficient black-hole theory trading gymnastics? Alts' illiquidity carries an opportunity cost for investors, but does the diversification realized in the process offset that perceived disadvantage? And with hedge funds, private equity, real estate, distressed, long/short, etc., bearing the moniker--just what is an alternative investment, anyway? This panel will explore alternatives' role in the investment landscape and offer insights on where opportunities and risks are emerging.

Moderator

Andrew Whittaker

Vice Chairman, Jefferies LLC; Vice Chairman, Leucadia National Corporation

Speakers

Emanuel Friedman

CEO, EJF Capital

Gordon Fyfe

President and CEO, Public Sector Pension Investment Board

Michael Hintze

Founder and CEO, CQS

Leon Wagner

Chairman and CEO, LWPartners

Kneeland Youngblood

Founding Partner, Pharos Capital Group

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

Investing in Growth: Accessing Global Capital

At least $30 trillion, by some estimates, is sitting on the sidelines globally earning less than 1 percent. This cash can be deployed to achieve financial returns while spurring development in emerging markets. In a recent speech, Bill Gates encouraged the managers of Norway's sizable sovereign wealth fund to make strategic investments in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia to catalyze infrastructure improvement and business formation. Now more than ever, emerging and frontier markets hold great promise for long-term growth and high returns, given their investments in education, expanding consumer classes and business leadership, technology adoption, more responsive governments and other constructive changes. With corporations, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds still flush with cash, our panel will discuss investment opportunities, best practices of nations for attracting capital, and potential triggers that can accelerate the deployment of this capital into developing markets.

Moderator

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Speakers

Mark Cutis

Chief Investment Officer, Special Situations, Abu Dhabi Investment Council

Jay Ireland

President and CEO, GE Africa

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Seth Merrin

Founder and CEO, Liquidnet Holdings, Inc.

Ashish Thakkar

Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation

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

Undercover Bosses: Getting to Know Your Business Better

You can miss a lot sequestered in the corner office, including what happens at the point of sale and what really motivates your employees. Companies with highly engaged workforces grow faster than their competitors, research shows. Disengaged employees cost the American economy up to $350 billion annually in lost productivity. How do executives foster the most valuable skills, the highest level of teamwork and the deepest loyalty among the people who comprise their enterprise? We've assembled a panel of Undercover Bosses-- that's right, from the TV show--who will reveal what they learned and what surprises they encountered while slipping anonymously into the rank-and-file of their own firms. How did the experience change their strategies, and how did it affect their bottom lines?

Moderator

Chris Carlson

Executive Producer, "Undercover Boss"

Speakers

Stephen J. Cloobeck

Founder and Chairman, Diamond Resorts International

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Executive Chairwoman, The Dwyer Group

Eli Holzman

President, All3Media America

Jeff Platt

President and CEO, Sky Zone

Anthony Wedo

President and CEO, Ovation Brands

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

The Evolution of Music and the Music Consumer

The music business has undergone a dynamic, almost unprecedented convergence with digital technology. Over the last 16 years, recorded music revenue is way down, touring revenue is way up, consumption is up, streaming has arrived and there is a resurgence of live awards shows. What do these trends mean for the artist and the economics of the field? This panel will discuss the evolution of the music business and the spending and listening habits of the audience as well as their impact on industry constituents.

Moderator

John Amato

Co-President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter

Speakers

Irving Azoff

Chairman and CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

Scott (Scooter) Braun

Founder, SB Projects

Lucian Grainge

Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Group

Rob Light

Head of Music Department, Partner and Managing Director, Creative Artists Agency

Robert Pittman

Chairman and CEO, Clear Channel; Founder, MTV

Pasquale Rotella

CEO, Insomniac Events

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

Collaboration 3.0: Partnering for More than Money

Nearly one-fifth of the world's population lives on less than $1.25 a day. Hundreds of millions of people don't have enough to eat. An even greater number lack electricity, most in countries where we do business and take vacations. In recent years, public-private partnerships have evolved in ways that create the innovation and financing needed to address the big challenges--education, food security, infrastructure, energy, health care, water, the environment--and truly improve lives. This session brings together corporate, government and philanthropic leaders to discuss Collaboration 3.0. What has spurred the growth in public-private partnerships? If reputation and new consumer markets are not the main incentive, why are companies investing heavily in the communities where they work? How are governments, NGOs and donors themselves benefiting, and how do they maintain their autonomy while working with the private sector? What are the most sustainable and effective public-private partnership models for the future?

Moderator

Caitlin MacLean

Associate Director, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Rick Leach

President and CEO, World Food Program USA

Efrat Peled

Chairman and CEO, Arison Investments

Natalie Revelle

Deputy Director, Program-Related Investments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Kari Stoever

Vice President, External Affairs, Aeras

Steve Woodhead

Manager, Global Social Investment, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Corporation

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

Political Winds: Previewing the Midterm Elections and Beyond

Can we fix broken government? Will the midterm elections dent the partisanship that has soured Washington, stymied thoughtful budgets and thwarted legislative progress? Democrats, dogged by the historical midterm disadvantage for the incumbent president's party, are playing defense. With the retirement of some veteran stalwarts and potential toss-up races bedeviling other incumbents, they fight to retain their Senate majority. The GOP's internal war and primary challenges mounted by Tea Partiers add unpredictable wrinkles, as do reverberations from President Obama's health-care reform. The electoral stew includes several titans retiring from the House, and the direction of big money, the influence of interest groups, and competing policy agendas -- all fodder for our panel of the nation's best political watchers.

Read the blog post on Currency of Ideas

Moderator

Mike Allen

Chief White House Correspondent, Politico

Speakers

Amy Holmes

News Anchor, The Blaze

Jim Messina

CEO, The Messina Group; Chairman, Organizing For Action; Co-Chairman, Priorities USA

Steve Schmidt

Vice Chairman of Public Affairs, Edelman; GOP Strategist

Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Los Angeles Mayor; Professor of Practice of Policy, USC Price School of Public Policy; Former Speaker of the California Assembly

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

Israel as a Global Health Innovation Beta Site

This panel will focus on Israel's growing initiative to make the country an innovation platform for the biotech industry through the commercialization of new delivery strategies for biotech and the larger health-care field. Breakthrough solutions require both Big Data analysis to uncover the most efficient and predictable clinical outcomes and financial solutions to fund innovations in bioinformatics, diagnostics, personalized medicine, prevention and health system management. The panel will focus on two major initiatives: a novel approach to funding large-scale biomedical innovation, and leveraging Israel's unique population-wide electronic health records to devise applications for research and development as well as for testing health-care solutions.

Moderator

Leonid Bakman

Founder and Executive Director, Israel Innovation Institute

Speakers

Haim Bitterman

Professor of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology; Chief Medical Officer, Clalit Health Services

Yulia Eitan

Deputy Head, National Economic Council, Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Gary Jacobs

Managing Director, Jacobs Investment Company, LLC

Roger Stein

Chief Analytics Officer, State Street Global Exchange; Senior Lecturer in Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Crowd Capital and Online Finance

The Internet is fostering capital-raising methods that bypass traditional market facilitators and intermediaries. Online financial innovation has the potential to expand capital access, increase investment opportunities and promote new ways for businesses to engage with the public. At the same time, this innovation raises questions regarding risks to market integrity, the need for investor education and the importance of sound regulation. Join us as we explore peer-lending and crowd-investing models across sectors and industries and consider the impact of regulatory action in JOBS Act implementation. How has this marketplace developed over the past year? What are the barriers to further growth, and how scalable are these models? What are the risks for investors, and how do they compare to potential rewards?

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Moderator

Daniel Gorfine

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

Speakers

Doug Atkin

Senior Managing Director, Venture Investments, Guggenheim Partners

Naval Ravikant

Co-Founder and CEO, AngelList

Slava Rubin

CEO and Co-Founder, Indiegogo

Ron Suber

President, Prosper Marketplace

Peter Williams

Founder and CEO, ACE Portal

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

Crisis Management and Communications

You should expect the unexpected. It's how you manage it that makes the difference. Companies, politicians, celebrities and nonprofits all need to publicly respond to untoward events. How do you get out in front of a story and control the message--both inside and outside your organization? Using both traditional and nontraditional means, from network news to social media, how do you manage the fallout in an increasingly connected world, where crises detonate abruptly, with the whole world watching in real time? This panel assembles master tacticians to discuss the strategies they employ in an integrated global communications environment, with clients as varied as Enron, Wal-Mart, Michael Vick, the World Health Organization and the Republican Party.

Moderator

Erik Schatzker

Anchor and Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Susan Gilchrist

Group CEO, Brunswick Group LLC

Frank Luntz

Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global Partners

Miles Nadal

Founder, Chairman and CEO, MDC Partners

Judy Smith

President and CEO, Smith & Company

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

Global Game Changers: Constructive Action

Never before has so much innovation been directed to improving lives and economies throughout the world. New models to drive social change and economic development are targeting business and job creation, social enterprise, investment, philanthropy, direct engagement and advocacy. These solutions include partnerships with communities and organizations that enable people around the world to contribute to concrete results. New technologies and interactions are transforming lives, whether by facilitating girls' access to education, addressing poverty and hunger, imparting leadership skills or offering strategic assessment and investment. Our panelists will discuss how they use their unique strengths and experiences to find local and global solutions and unleashing the power of care, compassion, intellect and skill.

Moderator

Stephanie Ruhle

Co-Anchor, "Market Makers," and Managing Editor, Bloomberg TV

Speakers

Lauren Bush Lauren

CEO and Founder, FEED Projects

Ben Goldhirsh

CEO, GOOD Worldwide

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder and CEO, Malala Fund

Fred Swaniker

Founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy; Founder, African Leadership University

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

Prince of Bhutan; Global Ambassador to The King's Challenge

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

Private Equity: Rebalancing Risk

In 2013, the private equity market underwent a rebalancing as firms shifted their attention from increasingly volatile emerging markets to the developed economies. Heightened confidence in the growth prospects of the United States and Europe, together with strong public equity and debt markets, are boosting the value of PE-driven sales, even though deal volume dipped from 2012. Similar trends occurred at a global level. At the same time, competition remains fierce as new entrants, including asset managers, are moving into the PE space. And the global regulatory landscape has shifted, with PE activities increasingly subject to alternative investment rules, which add new layers of complexity to doing business. How are those changes impacting the industry's ability to raise capital and invest in private companies? Our panel will delve into these and many other issues.

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Moderator

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, Fox Business Network

Speakers

Leon Black

Chairman and CEO, Apollo Global Management, LLC

David Bonderman

Founding Partner, TPG

John Danhakl

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP

Jonathan Nelson

Founder and CEO, Providence Equity Partners

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

Monetary Policy: Forward Guidance on the World's Central Banks

The financial crisis impacted the world's richest economies in similar but select ways, and Central Bank governors, with their varied mandates and different tools, have crafted distinct monetary responses to it. As we emerge from the worst of the crisis, the Federal Reserve and Bank of England are thinking about their potential exit strategies and how they can best communicate them to the markets. With economic data decidedly mixed, central bank watching in these countries has never been more challenging. Already we have seen backtracking on the numeric thresholds around unemployment that have been a part of forward guidance. The European Central Bank and Bank of Japan pose their own brand of challenges. Our panel of market experts will illuminate and interpret the signals put out by central banks around the world.

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Moderator

David Zervos

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist, Jefferies LLC

Speakers

Michael Feroli

Chief U.S. Economist, JPMorgan

Cliff Noreen

President, Babson Capital Management LLC

Athanasios Orphanides

Professor, Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Former Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus

Brian Sack

Senior Vice President and Co-Director of Global Economics, The D. E. Shaw Group

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

The Business Case for Wellness: Is a Wellness Dollar Worth More than a Treatment Dollar?

Rising health-care costs are a national concern, and the future looks worrisome. A substantial portion of the economic burden is tied to the treatment of chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. The aging of the population, the projected rise in obesity and constant workplace stress may magnify the incidence of these ailments. And this is a global threat, not just a U.S. concern. Yet the evidence is strong that behavioral changes can reduce incidence and costs as well. Is this a matter of personal responsibility or a public health issue? What is the role of policy? Should employers be responsible? What wellness programs have worked and what are the long-term returns of investing in them? This panel will address the issues and opportunities associated with investing in wellness and changing our behavior to bolster our health.

Moderator

Andrew von Eschenbach

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

Speakers

Nancy Brown

CEO, American Heart Association

Steven Burd

CEO, Burd Health; Former Chairman and CEO, Safeway Inc.

William Dietz

Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Linda Fried

Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center

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

Women, Leadership and Economic Power: Is the Story Being Told?

Women represent more than 40 percent of the world's workforce and over half of its university students. They make most consumer purchases, and they turn out in large numbers to decide U.S. elections. Yet men still dominate the centers of financial and political power - as well as the media limelight. How much does one influence the other? In other words, are women underrepresented in the boardrooms of business and the backrooms of politics because their economic influence is underplayed in news and entertainment? Does the industry actually perpetuate the problem by failing to portray them as newsmakers, market-moving forces and political drivers, as well as experts and opinion makers? And can this change as long as women remain a minority in newsrooms and other media?

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Moderator

Diane Brady

Senior Editor and Content Chief, Bloomberg Businessweek

Speakers

Christopher Ailman

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

Molly Ashby

Founder and CEO, Solera Capital, LLC

Sallie Krawcheck

Business Leader, 85 Broads

Helena Morrissey

CEO, Newton Investment Management

Matthew Winkler

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg News

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

A Conversation with Tony Blair and Robert Ford (By invitation only)

Speakers

Tony Blair

Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Robert Ford

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic

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

The Arctic: The New Frontier

Once considered barren and remote, the Arctic is increasingly seen as accessible and rich with energy and other natural assets. Climate change is shrinking the ice and carving paths through the sea, while Arctic nations, including the United States, Canada, Russia, Denmark and Norway, try to position themselves for opportunities. Yet this cold place, full of untapped potential, promises to be a complex and difficult setting for investment. Whether it is drilling, shipping, construction or tourism, projects won't go up overnight and will likely be bound by environmental rules. What nations and companies have the best foothold, and what are their plans? What are realistic timeframes for returns? Our panel will scout the territory for us.

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Moderator

Jared Carney

Founder and CEO, Lightdale, LLC

Speakers

Terry Audla

President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Olafur Grimsson

President of Iceland

Torben Moger Pedersen

CEO, PensionDanmark

Laurence Smith

Professor and Chair, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles

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

Early-Stage Education Ventures: From Incubator to IPO

Since 2011, the potential for disruptive business models has intensified interest in early-stage education companies. Suddenly the sector is sexy to larger, traditional venture firms that have historically avoided K-12 investments. The reason? Education graduate schools aren't just acting as incubators of early-stage companies that bring together technology innovators, educators, entrepreneurs and investors; they're also taking a stake in those companies. The products are varied: Online school curriculum, teacher and administrator tools, educational gaming. Though most began as lean, mean startups, some are becoming substantial companies. How big will they grow, and how public will they go? Our panel will discuss the impact they are likely to have on education and whether these entrepreneurs can help close the "learning gap."

Moderator

Betsy Corcoran

CEO and Co-Founder, EdSurge

Speakers

Barbara Kurshan

Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Michael Moe

Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GSV Asset Management

Chip Paucek

Co-Founder and CEO, 2U

Zach Posner

President, Engrade, LLC; Senior Vice President, CTB/McGraw Hill Education

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

Jobs in the Developed World

Unemployment has long been considered an unfortunate fact of free-market capitalism--the price advanced economies must pay for containing inflation and allowing productivity-enhancing (but dislocating) change. However, factors ranging from technological advances in emerging markets and the rapid automation of service industries to the changing dynamics of the business cycle are lengthening joblessness and forcing more people to settle for work that pays little and requires fewer skills. This panel will discuss what can be done to reverse the trend without undermining the flexibility of labor markets or hindering globalization.

Moderator

Peter Passell

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, Milken Institute Review

Speakers

Dean Baker

Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research

Beth Ann Bovino

U.S. Chief Economist, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Diana Farrell

Global Head, McKinsey Center for Government, and Director, McKinsey & Company; Former Deputy Director, National Economic Council

Kevin Hassett

State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

Steven Rattner

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

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

China's Economic Outlook: The View from Asia

After years of double-digit GDP gains, China's growth moderated to 7.7 percent in 2013, flat with the year before. Can it live with this pullback, and how will it impact job creation? Which direction will China take from here - reacceleration or further slowing? On this panel, Asia-based economic and financial-markets experts discuss China's outlook and its challenges in the coming year. Manufacturing has eased, while real estate remains strong. If both those trends continue, is there trouble ahead? How will China's environmental burden and the growing public ire about it affect government priorities? Can Beijing's massive rural-to-urban relocation effort succeed? Can the country climb the value chain and create suitable employment for its growing middle class and educated youth?

Moderator

Heng Wing Chan

Chairman, Asia Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jiming Ha

Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist, China Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs

Jing Huang

Professor and Director, Center on Asia and Globalization, National University of Singapore

Virginia Kamsky

Chairman and CEO, Kamsky Associates, Inc.

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

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

The Milken Institute Investing in Africa Working Group brings together core Institute partners who are looking for scalable opportunities to accelerate Africa'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 plays a key advisory role and helps shape the Institute's Africa agenda.

Speakers

Clare Akamanzi

Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Development Board

Agnes Dasewicz

Director, Private Capital Group for Africa, and Private Sector Engagement Lead, Power Africa, USAID

Paul Hinks

CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Corporate Council on Africa

Kate Steel

Project Lead, Energy Access and Investments, Google

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

Secrets to a Healthy Life: Freda Lewis-Hall and Pattie Sellers

Please join Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Pfizer, Inc., and Pattie Sellers, senior editor at large at Fortune magazine for a conversation about healthy living in the 21st century. Renowned for her intimate interviews and profiles of some of the world's most prominent people, Sellers will talk with Lewis-Hall about her personal career journey and how she has navigated the male-dominated medical field to become one of the nation's top healthcare executives. Lewis-Hall - who is a frequent speaker on "The Doctors" and "The Dr. Phil Show" - will discuss the future of medicine, health-care disparities, prevention, motivation and behavioral change. She will take your questions for a discussion about personal healthcare choices and optimizing your quality of life.

Moderator

Pattie Sellers

Senior Editor At Large, Fortune; Executive Director of Live Content, Time Inc.

Speaker

Freda Lewis-Hall

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

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

Fallible: The Risk of Predictions and the Limits of Expertise

Even the most sophisticated, most educated leaders are taken by surprise, again and again. Projects fail; plans fall apart. Why do we get it wrong so often? How can companies and governments recognize their own susceptibility to surprise? And how would this recognition change their decision-making process? This panel will examine how the cult of expertise can stall innovation, waste resources, mislead markets and harm people.

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Moderator

Paul Kedrosky

Partner, SK Ventures; Contributing Editor, Bloomberg

Speakers

Samuel Arbesman

Senior Scholar, Kauffman Foundation; Author, "The Half-Life of Facts"

Zachary Karabell

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Head of Global Strategy, Envestnet

Bethany McLean

Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair

John Rohal

Executive Chairman, Man Investments, North America

Tue 4/29
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Program | High Stakes in Cyber-Security

Late last year, cyber-hacking hit the headlines after hackers stole about 40 million credit and debit card records and another 70 million customer accounts from Target, one of the nation's top retailers. This theft underscored just how vulnerable businesses are, but it was nothing new. In the past decade, hackers all over the world have systematically purloined hundreds of terabytes of data containing confidential information from corporations, governments and individuals. While information technology has transformed how we do business and function as a society, we're still grappling with security in this bewildering cyber-landscape. Our panel of experts will illuminate the threats that permeate cyberspace and how CEOs can shield their organizations from the intrusions that can cripple operations.

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Moderator

Michael Steed

Founder and Managing Partner, Paladin Capital Group

Speakers

Richard Clarke

Chairman and CEO, Good Harbor Security Risk Management, LLC; Former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism

Chris Inglis

Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Leon Panetta

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Tue 4/29
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

K-12 Education Lunch (By invitation only)

This interactive lunch discussion will focus on challenges to the K-12 system and innovative initiatives designed to improve opportunities for students and educators. Leaders in business, philanthropy and post-secondary education will participate in this invitation-only dialogue with some of America's foremost educators and government officials.

Host

Lowell Milken

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

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

Adjusting to the Tech Revolution: Surfing the Wave or Swept Away?

The world's torrent of innovation continues to revolutionize life in ways that both expand and shrink economic opportunity. Things that were unknown just a few years ago - flappy-bird games and apps and Netflix downloads, 3D printing and driverless cars - open new avenues for making money. The downside shows up in technologies and businesses that once looked invulnerable: faxes, pagers, the compact disc, factory production and much of its workforce, not to mention the print side of news. Our panelists examine how industries and consumers are dealing with the revolution as it snowballs through all aspects of society, from our personal lives to business and banking, health, education, transportation and communication. They will consider the costs and advantages of the changes that tech is delivering, today and tomorrow.

Moderator

Dennis Kneale

Principal, Dennis Kneale Media

Speakers

Marc Benioff

Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com

Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Co-Founder, AOL

Vivek Wadhwa

Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research, Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University

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

Emerging Markets: Are They Ready for Steadier Performance?

Emerging markets have broadly outperformed advanced nations since the global financial crisis, with a rise of more than 5 percent per annum in several African and Asian nations. Many have put the wealthier nations to shame in improving key indicators of economic performance - public debt, inflation and balance of payments, for instance. Investors responded with inflows that surpassed $400 billion by the end of 2012. Our panel of global experts will discuss how they pick winners among countries, and whether the EM success story will hold. Indeed, we've already seen impressive volatility over the past year. Could higher interest rates in advanced nations expose EM policy shortcomings and other obstacles to fulfilling their potential? How will EMs fare in a world of Federal Reserve tapering, the Chinese slowdown and falling commodity prices?

Moderator

Komal Sri-Kumar

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

Speakers

Ricardo Adrogue

Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets Debt, Babson Capital Management, LLC

Madelyn Antoncic

Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank

James McCaughan

CEO, Principal Global Investors

Jay Pelosky

Principal, J2Z Advisory LLC

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

Is There Mojo in M&A?

An improving U.S. economy, continued low interest rates and thousands of companies sitting on piles of cash: It could add up to abundant fuel for an upsurge in mergers and acquisitions. In 2013, deal-making volume was up 11 percent in the U.S., and the momentum appears to be continuing in 2014. But risks still lurk, including economic uncertainty in Europe and the flourishing activist investor movement, which is forcing corporate boards to pay more attention to shareholder returns than takeover strategies. This panel will examine today's M&A landscape, including a focus on specific industries (such as biopharma and technology) where the deal-making may be hottest. How are the mathematics of megamergers evolving? Where will the next big buyouts come from--and what will be the most important factors in getting them done?

Moderator

Robert Rankin

Co-Head of Corporate Banking and Securities and Head of Corporate Finance, Deutsche Bank

Speakers

Jonathan Coslet

Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer, TPG Capital

David-Alexandre Gros

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Sanofi

Ray McGuire

Global Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi

Nicholas Schorsch

Chairman and CEO, American Realty Capital

Steven Sugarman

President and CEO, Banc of California, Inc.

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

Global Governance: Which System Will Thrive?

What does it mean to pursue good governance, nationally and globally? For that matter, what is good governance? Should all nations aspire to the same ideal? Does the venerable democratic model make sense for nations emerging from dictatorships or tribal histories? Can civilian rule be counted on to trump a heritage of military dominance? What can attract investors to transitioning states when "reform" often means uncertainty? The worldwide financial crisis caused many to question the dominant political-economic structures that strong countries built over decades. China has found a recipe for growth in its merging of economic liberalization and political repression. Even old democracies are not devoid of poor infrastructure, rampant corruption and lax enforcement of good laws. Our panel of global thinkers probes the challenges for governments and businesses in a time of profound economic and geopolitical change.

Moderator

Nathan Gardels

Editor-in-Chief, The WorldPost; Senior Advisor, Berggruen Institute on Governance

Speakers

Niall Ferguson

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

Francis Fukuyama

Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Mitchell Julis

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

Mario Monti

President, Bocconi University; Former Prime Minister, Italy

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

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain

Scientific understanding of how the human body works has expanded exponentially in recent decades, but the brain is not divulging its secrets easily. However, new technologies have enabled scientists to peer deep inside a living brain, leading to discoveries about our most complex organ. Join a discussion among groundbreaking researchers who are exploring and learning how the brain's functions are connected to behavior and disease, how memories are encoded and how to enhance our cognitive abilities by playing video games. We may get into how to build robotic technology controlled by one's thoughts. Just imagine the possibilities. . .

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Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Jennifer Brusstar

Co-Founder, President and CEO, Tug McGraw Foundation

Adam Gazzaley

Associate Professor of Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry, and Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, University of California, San Francisco

Allan Jones

CEO, Allen Institute of Brain Science

Henry Markram

Director, The Blue Brain Project, and Coordinator, The Human Brain Project, Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in Lausanne

Mark Schnitzer

Associate Professor, Stanford University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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

A Conversation with Leon Panetta (By invitation only)

Speaker

Leon Panetta

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

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

Bridging the Divide: The Rise of Philanthropy in Asia

For the first time, the population of billionaires in the Asia-Pacific region has surpassed the number in North America. Focusing on the unique intersection of dramatic wealth accumulation and immense social needs, this session will explore the rise of innovative philanthropy in Asia and the catalyzing role of next-generation leadership. How will young leaders address the scale and multidimensional complexity of social challenges across countries and sectors? What new models of collaborative problem-solving and collective action are emerging? What are the roles of impact investing, social entrepreneurship and venture philanthropy in ensuring a sustainable future? What success stories and key lessons are emerging from Asia?

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

Executive Vice President, Milken Institute

Speakers

En Lee

Co-Head, Asia Pacific, LGT Venture Philanthropy

Justin Rockefeller

Director, Special Relations, Addepar; Co-Founder, The ImPact

Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck

Prince of Bhutan; Global Ambassador to The King's Challenge

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

Financing the Missing Middle Market

America's medium-sized companies employ 30 percent of the domestic workforce and comprise the world's fifth-largest economy in themselves, with $4.3 trillion in combined revenue. Yet as large and prosperous as they are, they face a growing financing deficit. Middle-market companies don't qualify for the options employed by major corporations, like syndicated wholesale loans, high-yield bonds or public equity capital, yet have outgrown the credit options offered by community banks to finance ongoing operations, fund expansion plans or launch other strategic initiatives. The global financial crisis exacerbated the problem because it spurred more stringent regulations and consolidation in the banking sector. This shifting landscape, however, also creates an outsize opportunity for investors looking for outsize rates of return. This panel will examine both regulatory and capital shifts at play in the middle market, and we'll hear from key non-bank lenders (BDCs/LPs), banking intermediaries and government agencies (SBA/SBIC) that focus their attention on the missing middle.

Moderator

Jonathan Bock

Director and Senior Equity Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities

Speakers

Lawrence Golub

CEO, Golub Capital

Rick Miller

Group Managing Director, TCW

James Moglia

Managing Director and Head, U.S. Debt Capital Markets and Global Leveraged Finance, BMO Capital Markets

Adam Sokoloff

Managing Director, Investment Banking, and Global Head, Financial Sponsors Group, Jefferies LLC

Barry Volpert

Co-Founder and CEO, Crestview Partners

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

Demographic Edge: California's Diversity and Global Business

California's multicultural majority is not only shaping the 21st century face of the Golden State but opening vast economic opportunity. Immigrant and ethnic populations have long fortified vital aspects of California's economic engine, whether in agriculture, high-tech, entrepreneurship, the service industry or the huge consumer market. As a global microcosm, this diversity - comprising, arguably, the world's most influential population -makes California a readymade testing ground for multinational products and services and holds enormous promise for expanding the state's reach. Experts on our panel will discuss how to leverage the changing demographic profile in the nation's largest state, pointing the way to diversity as a boon for all Californians.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers

Kevin de Leon

State Senator, California

Sylvia Flores

Co-Founder, Manos Accelerator

Julia Gouw

President and Chief Operating Officer, East West Bank

Joe Green

President, FWD.us

Deep Nishar

Senior Vice President, Products and User Experience, LinkedIn

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

Entrepreneurship: A Shingle for Everyone in the New Trust Economy

Entrepreneurship is hotter than ever, its popularity egged on by new communications technology, the ease of e-commerce and a job market that can frustrate even those with passion, drive and know-how. The explosion in "sharing" and "trust" start-ups, whether for chauffeuring, lending, tour-guiding or apartment renting, only adds to the appeal of tearing down the old structures and creating something new in the marketplace. Will crowdfunding continue to empower start-ups? Where is the venture money turning? Will new niche services outpace the old guard of corporate America? What are the trends in brand-building? The current strategy for incubators? Our panel will take on the latest issues at the nexus of creativity, impact and wealth.

Moderator

Lesa Mitchell

Founder, Network for Scale; Former Vice President, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Speakers

Carl Bass

President and CEO, Autodesk

Nathan Blecharczyk

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Airbnb

Lisa Gansky

Author, "The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing"

Ben Kaufman

CEO and Founder, Quirky

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

Business, Global Health and Economic Growth (By invitation only)

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

A Conversation with Etsuro Honda (By invitation only)

Moderator

Heng Wing Chan

Chairman, Asia Center, Milken Institute

Speaker

Etsuro Honda

Special Advisor to the Cabinet, Office of the Prime Minister, Japan

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

K-12 Education Reform: Forward or Faltering?

Just as reforms involving choice, assessment and teacher effectiveness are showing promise in upping student achievement, resistance is growing. Certain localities are pulling back on the spread of charter schools and Common Core State Standards reforms have become politicized, and their implementation criticized. Holding teachers accountable for students' academic achievement has succeeded in pilot programs in many states, but hasn't caught on in large urban settings, where it is most needed. Federally required state testing in grades 3 through 11 has illuminated the achievement gap and raised scores in some jurisdictions. Yet testing opponents are encouraging parents to have their children "opt out" of state and district examinations. Are the K-12 reforms of the last two decades moving forward or faltering? Is public confidence in reform dipping, or are parents demanding continued progress? This panel of philanthropists, educators and reform advocates will make sense of the mixed bag of education news and propose strategies for business leaders to influence the debate.

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Moderator

Ronald Brownstein

Editorial Director, Atlantic Media

Speakers

Russlynn Ali

Chair, Emerson Education Fund; Former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Kevin Huffman

Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Education

Patricia Levesque

CEO, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Lowell Milken

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

Bruce Reed

President, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Activist Investors and the Search for Alpha

Shareholder activism has been gaining traction as key activist investors exert positive influence by pressing management teams to improve operational efficiency, invest capital in undervalued shares and pursue creative initiatives to maximize returns. These investors saw tremendous asset inflows in 2013 and far outpaced their hedge fund peers' performance in recent years. A structural shift in the corporate governance landscape has supported this trend, providing even smaller shareholders with an outlet to influence and be heard by management. We'll delve into the fine points of investor engagement and unlocking value with top players in the field. What's the outlook for activism, given the strategy's prevalence and the equity market's strong overall performance?

Moderator

Christopher Ailman

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

Speakers

Clifton Robbins

Founder and CEO, Blue Harbour Group

Barry Rosenstein

Founder and Managing Partner, JANA Partners

Chris Teets

Partner and Portfolio Manager, Red Mountain Capital Partners LLC

Jeffrey Ubben

Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, ValueAct Capital

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Treasure Hunters: Discovering Value in Volatile Markets

With the issuance of covenant-lite loans soaring to record volumes and the number of IPOs rivaling that of the dot-com bubble, there are signs of excessive risk-taking in the marketplace. Though that's making some investors nervous, there are always opportunities. Maybe it's time to put the premium on price sensitivity and focus on value. Which corners of numerous markets--equity, fixed income, real estate and beyond--are turning up the best bargains? What parts of the capital structure present the most opportunity at this point in the cycle? How do investors incorporate a margin of safety in their calculations, and what role does contrarian analysis play in digging up treasures where others see trash? We will ask our expert panel for a map to undervalued markets.

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Moderator

Steven Drobny

Founder and CEO, Drobny Capital

Speakers

James Reynolds

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital

Tad Rivelle

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, TCW

Jonathan Seiffer

Partner, Leonard Green & Partners

Steven Shapiro

Founding Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager, GoldenTree Asset Management LP

Stephen Toy

Senior Managing Director and Co-Head, WL Ross & Co. LLC

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Real Estate: Housing Builds a New Foundation

The U.S. housing recovery appears to be real. Inventories of unsold homes are falling fast, new home sales are performing even better and housing starts appear to be on the upward trajectory. Over the past year, almost half the nation's cities saw double-digit increases in home prices, but homes remain affordable and are still 31.5 percent below their 2006 peak. Despite sluggish employment growth, more young adults are moving out of their parents' basements and forming new households while still historically low mortgage rates are smoothing the path to homeownership. But credit conditions in the mortgage market remain tight--and without the government support of Fannie, Freddie and the FHA, activity would be even lower. Where is the housing market? Does it really have a firm foundation? Will pent-up demand fuel steady growth? Was some of the winter weakness not altogether weather-related? Or are prices back in long-term equilibrium?

Moderator

Rick Newman

Columnist, Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Steve Brown

President, National Association of Realtors

Jeffrey Gundlach

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, DoubleLine Capital LP

Stan Humphries

Chief Economist, Zillow

Jed Kolko

Chief Economist, Trulia

Larry Mizel

Chairman and CEO, MDC Holdings Inc.

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

U.S. Cities Leading the Way

The country increasingly relies on cities for effective leadership, innovation and action. Forward-looking urban ideas are shaping the agenda in job creation, transportation, public safety, infrastructure, sustainability and access to affordable, healthy food--in contrast to the paralysis gripping policymakers in Washington. This diverse panel will discuss successful urban models, public-private partnerships and how mayors spur economic development. Do U.S. cities need global strategies? What does community mean in the new century? How do cities connect with one another and how do they make the most of technology? How do city leaders encourage investment and attract entrepreneurs? We'll explore new ideas and proven strategies for healthy, livable, workable cities.

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Moderator

Josh Tyrangiel

Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek; Editorial Director, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Andy Cohen

Co-CEO, Gensler

Tony Hsieh

CEO, Zappos.com

Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor, State of California

Walter Robb

Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market

Kathryn Wylde

President and CEO, Partnership for New York City

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Debating Online Higher Education: Sebastian Thrun and Niall Ferguson

Free college courses online--often from the nation's top professors--must be the greatest innovation ever in education. Or not? The final exam is far from being graded, as questions swirl around the various paradigms being tested by academic institutions and companies. Do massive open online courses--aka MOOCs--undermine traditional college models? Should colleges give credit for them? Who owns the content of a course that a professor prepares with university resources? How do online employment-oriented courses stack up against college classroom programs? What about online students' comparatively poor completion rates? The raft of issues around this moving target, and what they mean for the future of education, are fodder for Niall Ferguson, who is among the nation's most prolific educators, historians and commentators, and Sebastian Thrun, the "godfather of free online education," whose platform reaches millions of students worldwide.

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Moderator

Thomas Stewart

Executive Director, National Center for the Middle Market

Speakers

Niall Ferguson

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

Sebastian Thrun

CEO, Udacity; Fellow, Google

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

A Conversation with Matt Damon (By invitation only)

Moderator

Stephen J. Cloobeck

Founder and Chairman, Diamond Resorts International

Speaker

Matt Damon

Actor and Co-Founder, Water.org

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Big Data for Better Cures: Where to Invest?

The health-care system is awash in a sea of data. The tantalizing promise of the Big Data approach is that it could open the door to new methods of unearthing beneficial therapeutics as well as safer and more effective health-care practices. Numerous software, cloud and app developers are diving in to help turn that data into knowledge for improved outcomes. But while we hear a lot about what Big Data is, determining where to invest for the best outcomes remains a bit of a mystery. As technology gets smarter and evolves beyond the basic collection of information to predictive analytics, topological analysis and data-based medical research, what are the smartest ways to assess the impact of our investments? How are the new methods being used for the benefit of patients? And what role should they play in determining value?

Moderator

Cecilia Arradaza

Managing Director, Communications and Policy, FasterCures

Speakers

Joel Dudley

Director, Biomedical Informatics, Icahn Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Magali Haas

Founder and CEO, Orion Bionetworks

Martin Kohn

Chief Medical Scientist, Jointly Health

Risa Stack

General Manager, Incubations, GE healthymagination

Andrew von Eschenbach

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

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Pension Funds and the Economics of Retirement: Demographics Drive Evolution

As central bank policies pushed pension systems throughout the world into risk markets by depressing bond yields, the equity markets have rallied. Many pension pools, weighted heavily toward stocks, are approaching fully funded status after a tremendous 2013. In fact, global pension assets burgeoned by $3 trillion last year. Yet their beneficiaries are living longer than ever. As demographics shift in both the eastern and western worlds, it has become clear that actuarial assumptions have underestimated future liabilities. How are these dynamics changing funds' allocation strategies? How can funds balance their risk-and-return profile to meet future obligations? Should they migrate to a liability-driven strategy involving long-duration fixed-income assets? What role can global pension funds play in providing capital through direct lending, and what are the opportunities and barriers in that marketplace?

Moderator

Liam Kennedy

Editor, Investment & Pensions Europe; Editorial Director, IPE International Publishers

Speakers

Andrew Claerhout

Senior Vice President, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Josh Gotbaum

CEO, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Dan Houston

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

Brian Pellegrino

Chief Investment Officer, United Parcel Service, Inc.

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Southeast Asia: Roaring and Ready for Investment and Regional Integration

While China and its emerging-economy classmates - Russia, Brazil, India and South Africa - hold the spotlight, the world often overlooks a region that has been one of the strongest and most sustained growth stories - Southeast Asia. The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) generate $2.1 trillion in gross domestic product and boast a 600-million-strong marketplace hungry for consumer goods. As China's workforce ages, Vietnam and other Southeast Asia nations are positioned to provide the workforce and low manufacturing costs to supply global markets and build their own middle classes. Panelists from Southeast Asia will discuss this burgeoning region's economic potential and the many attractive investment opportunities for U.S. and global businesses, as well as the risks.

Moderator

Michael Raymont

President and CEO, AVAC Ltd.

Introduction By

Laura Deal Lacey

Managing Director, Asia Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Charon Wardini bin Mokhzani

Executive Director, Managing Director's Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad; Managing Director, Khazanah Research Institute

Kirk Wagar

U.S. Ambassador to Singapore

Paul Wolfowitz

Visiting Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Nutrition and Fitness: Living Well Forever

We all want to live long, healthy lives. But the path to achieving that lofty goal can be littered with obstacles. We're bombarded daily with media reports on natural ways to stay healthy but it can be tricky distinguishing the hope from the hype, the comprehensible from the contradictory. Hormonal levels, for instance, fluctuate with age. But is hormone replacement helpful or harmful? Some nutritional supplements can be valuable therapeutic tools while others are worthless or even detrimental. At this panel, we'll learn about staying healthy through balanced nutrition, periodic fasting and strength training. Physicians, researchers and a personal trainer will clarify the scientific realities and discuss the ideal lifestyle choices that will enable us to enjoy a long, disease-free life.

Moderator

Howard Soule

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

Speakers

David Heber

Professor of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, University of California, Los Angeles

Valter Longo

Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology, Davis School of Gerontology, and Director, Longevity Institute, University of Southern California

Sarah Mullen

Fitness Manager, Equinox

Jacob Rajfer

Professor of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles

Tue 4/29
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Fast Pitch: Concept, Presentation and Critique

In this Milken Institute-Kairos Society collaboration, student entrepreneurs pitch their company concepts to a panel of high-profile judges for evaluation and guidance in a fast-paced, high-energy, pressure-filled theater. Presentations will be analyzed on their growth potential, financial strategy, impact and onstage performance. Our judges will share business insights to begin the session and offer their critiques after each presentation. The audience will also join in and vote on each pitch. Though only one entrepreneur will be deemed the winner, all participants will benefit from the experience.

Presenters

Delian Asparouhov

CEO, Nightingale

Riley Ennis

Founder, Immudicon

Spencer Hewett

Founder, Skip; Fellow, The Thiel Foundation

Caroline Pugh

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, VirtualU

Catalin Voss

Founder, Sension; Innovator in Residence, Stanford StartX

Host

Daniel Gorfine

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

Judges

B. Bonin Bough

Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelez International

Steve Case

Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Co-Founder, AOL

Ryan Kavanaugh

Founder and CEO, Relativity Media

Lynn Tilton

Founder and CEO, Patriarch Partners

Tue 4/29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Water Crisis: Time to Turn the Tide

The world is finally waking up to the dangerous consequences of its water crisis. Industrialization, the rising population, climate change and humanity's growing need for food and energy are causing a rapid increase in demand, yet nature has fixed the supply. U.N. Sec.-Gen. Ban Ki-moon has warned that by 2030, nearly half the world's population could face water scarcity, with the need outstripping supply by 40 percent. Already, 780 million people lack access to clean water, and 5,000 children die from diarrhea every day. In Africa, women and girls may routinely walk up to 10 hours to retrieve fresh water. Yet more and more, this vital, disputed substance is becoming a commodity to be bought and sold. Join our panel of activists, advocates and business leaders as we travel the world, via video and photographs, to view the effects of the water crisis and highlight the power of social media, celebrity, storytelling and humor. We'll discuss solutions and how innovation will lead the way to cleaner, more abundant water, sanitation and better lives on a global scale.

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Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Matt Damon

Actor and Co-Founder, Water.org

Mehmood Khan

Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Global Research and Development, PepsiCo

Usha Rao-Monari

CEO, Global Water Development Partners, a Blackstone Portfolio Company

Gary White

CEO and Co-Founder, Water.org

Tue 4/29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Harnessing the Power of Community: Fighting AIDS in South Africa

South Africa is at a crossroads, with its record of economic growth, leading status among emerging markets and appeal to investors threatened by the scourge of HIV/AIDS. The cost in human and financial capital is staggering as hundreds of thousands of people each year join the nearly 6 million living with the condition. But even as lost productivity and huge treatment costs sap the economy, community-driven prevention programs are making inroads against the epidemic. Organizations like Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project and Keep a Child Alive tap into these efforts to scale up prevention programs and make a demonstrable impact. The celebrated actress and activist will discuss her foundation's collaborative approach, including its partnerships with other international health organizations, its successes so far and the vital need for resources to battle the killer disease and ease its social and economic burdens.

Moderator

Caitlin MacLean

Associate Director, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ali Jahangiri

Founder and CEO, EB5Investors.com; Ubuntu Council Member, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Charlize Theron

Actor; United Nations Messenger of Peace; and Founder, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project

Peter Twyman

CEO, Keep a Child Alive

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

Reception for Speakers and Sponsors (By invitation only)

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

Jefferies Reception (By invitation only)

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

Beach Point Reception (By invitation only)

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

General Reception

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

Canada Reception

Tue 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Impact Investing Roundtable (By invitation only)

Hosted by Steve and Jean Case

Tue 4/29
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A Celebration of Women Hosted by Pattie Sellers (By invitation only)

Pattie Sellers, Senior Editor At Large, Fortune and Executive Director of Live Content, Time Inc., will honor women leaders.

Co-Chairs:
Molly Ashby, Solera Capital
Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News

Host Committee:
Beth Brooke, Ernst & Young
Nancy Dubuc, A + E Networks
Sonia Gardner, Avenue Capital
Minta Kay, Goodwin Procter LLP
Sallie Krawcheck, 85 Broads
Lauren Bush Lauren, FEED Projects
Alexandra Lebenthal, Lebenthal & Co.
Nanxi Liu, Enplug
Clara Shih, Hearsay Social
Kathy Wylde, Partnership for NYC

Welcoming Remarks

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Introduction By

Mindy Silverstein

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Speakers

Molly Ashby

Founder and CEO, Solera Capital, LLC

Nancy Dubuc

President and CEO, A+E Networks

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder and CEO, Malala Fund

Judy Smith

President and CEO, Smith & Company

Tue 4/29
6:30 pm - 8:30 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. The elite shoppers' paradise that is home to 27 luxury boutiques at Two Rodeo Drive and the Beverly Hills Conference and Visitors Bureau will be showcasing the best of the city while providing guests the opportunity to shop, drink fine wine and network. Fifteen top winemakers will be pouring their highest-rated wines inside each boutique. Enjoy thoughtfully chosen appetizers while you take in the unique atmosphere on world famous Rodeo Drive. Special shopping offers will be provided by participating boutiques. A map and a list of shops will be included on your "passport" to the event. Enter for a chance to win over $10,000 in raffle prizes. No purchase necessary. Shuttles will leave from the Wilshire cutout at the Beverly Hilton.

Tue 4/29
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Private Dinner | Next-Wave Philanthropy: Investing for Impact (By invitation only)

Hosted by the Case Foundation and the Milken Institute

Tue 4/29
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Reception (By invitation only)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wed 4/30
6:00 am - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast

Wed 4/30
6:00 am - 4:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Wed 4/30
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Reading the Tea Leaves: Where Are Markets Headed?

After a slow and shaky recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, fiscal worries have diminished and the U.S. and global economic outlooks seem brighter. How long, though, can the S&P outrun the GDP? Under the surface, riddles abound. The Federal Reserve plans to wrap up quantitative easing in the fall unless the economy suddenly skids. What are the prospects for either scenario, and what effects would they have on the markets? Will borrowing costs for businesses and consumers stay suppressed or back up in the next 12 months? Is cash passe at this point, or is it preparing a comeback? If liquidity begins to drain, can profit growth by itself fuel further advances? Our panel of investment sages will offer their analysis and opinion on the questions facing the markets, and pose fresh ones of their own. What is the flurry of IPOs telling us, and what industries are going to rotate into the limelight? Will energy prices, geopolitical friction or global capital flows write the story of the next 12 months?

Moderator

Stephanie Ruhle

Co-Anchor, "Market Makers," and Managing Editor, Bloomberg TV

Speakers

John Calamos Sr.

CEO and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments

Michael Cembalest

Chairman of Market and Investment Strategy, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

James Litinsky

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, JHL Capital Group LLC

Morris Mark

President and Managing Partner, Mark Asset Management

Justin Slatky

Senior Portfolio Manager, Shenkman Capital Management

Wed 4/30
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Textbooks, Tablets and Teaching: Reinventing How We Learn

Accelerating technology and robust online offerings mean education may finally be poised for real transformation. The rising capabilities and decreasing costs of technology coupled with the reach of social media and digital communication are creating new opportunities. This compelling combination can greatly 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 areas such as math and science? What strategies are being implemented from large public school districts to elite private schools? How can government partner with industry to speed the process? Join leading educators and some of America's most innovative technology-based learning companies as they debate the future role and impact of technology in education.

Moderator

Rafi Musher

Founder and CEO, Stax Inc. and Stax DevCorp; Founder, Ed.co

Speakers

Nolan Bushnell

Chairman and CEO, Brainrush, Inc.

Jim Coulter

Founding Partner, TPG Capital; Co-Chair, Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission

John Deasy

Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

Roger Kassebaum

Director, Mitchell Academy of Science and Technology, Milken Community High School

Joel Klein

CEO, Amplify; Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education

Wed 4/30
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Hollywood's Pursuit of the Digital Dollar

For content creators in Hollywood, the rise of digital media is creating a dilemma, one that stretches far beyond piracy. As digital replaces physical and content is becomes available from many new sources, the studios worry that some of the audience for their big, expensive traditional projects may be drawn away by the new media productions, which themselves may not scale well or generate significant revenue. Second, the studios and other producers and distributors are uncertain--still--how to monetize the online audience. Netflix, despite its larger subscriber base, is far less profitable than HBO. Disney wrote a $500-million check to purchase YouTube-focused Maker Studios while at the same time joining Sony Pictures in re-evaluating its own interactive content and online marketing operations. This panel will examine where the opportunities are and where the digital profit model will lead.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers

Michael Burns

Vice Chairman, Lionsgate Entertainment

Kevin Mayer

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, The Walt Disney Company

Steven Mnuchin

Chairman and CEO, Dune Capital Management LP; Chairman and CEO, OneWest Bank Group LLC

Ben Silverman

Chairman and Founder, Electus

Wed 4/30
8:30 am - 9:45 am

Strengthening Capital Markets in Developing Countries: What Does the Private Sector Want? (By invitation only)

As part of the Milken Institute's Capital Markets for Development (CM4D) research program, this roundtable will bring together suppliers of capital--both local institutional investors and major foreign investors--and large firms operating in developing countries to identify priorities for strengthening and deepening capital markets. The purpose of the discussion will be to put forward concrete recommendations for policymakers regarding capital-market reforms and development initiatives. Participants will define the key challenges for firms and investors and develop solutions. In particular, what bottlenecks are preventing firms from accessing financing? What actions can regulators and policymakers take to improve the financing environment? What innovative solutions has the private sector created to move forward in less than ideal circumstances? Based on the discussion, the Institute's Center for Financial Markets will draft a set of policy recommendations.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Cate Ambrose

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

Miguel Azevedo

Head of Investment Banking, Africa, Citi

Bob Diamond

Founder and CEO, Atlas Merchant Capital

Wed 4/30
8:30 am - 9:45 am

A Conversation with Mickey Drexler, CEO of J.Crew

Moderator

Sarah Sandler

Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

Mickey Drexler

Chairman and CEO, J.Crew Group, Inc.

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The View from Institutional Investors: Where Will Returns Come From?

Last year saw huge gains in the equity markets, yet very few institutional investors outperformed the indexes. How do these funds meet their long-term liabilities when so many companies are focused on the short term? Our panel of top-tier institutional managers will discuss their paths to outperformance and how they are navigating the complex investment environment, from low returns in fixed income to oversaturation in "less risky" investments and how geopolitical events are affecting their decisions. What international themes appear promising - BRIC, MIST, CIVETS, even Europe? Where will returns come from in the year ahead?

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Moderator

Christopher Ailman

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

Speakers

Jerry Albright

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Seema Hingorani

Chief Investment Officer, Bureau of Asset Management, City of New York

Keping Li

Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corp.

Jane Mendillo

President and CEO, Harvard Management Company

Michael Sabia

CEO, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Entertainment: The Big Picture

The story of entertainment in 2014 is packed with action and suspense, and digital technology is the protagonist. Netflix streams it, iTunes sells it a la carte. Microsoft has become an entertainment company, and your son's selfie is amusing viewers half a world away. The Web is helping the range of media industries barge into one another's markets - what are the implications as the long-anticipated convergence scenario comes to pass? At the same time, the traditional movie business had its best box-office year ever in 2013 and television seems to be the new stage for glamour and creative experimentation. This panel of renowned media creators and analysts will examine the competitive dynamics among delivery systems, the expanding impact of globalization and what regulators will be watching.

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Moderator

Janice Min

Co-President, Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter

Speakers

Nancy Dubuc

President and CEO, A+E Networks

Bobby Kotick

President and CEO, Activision Blizzard

Leslie Moonves

President and CEO, CBS Corporation

Jeff Shell

Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studios

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Future of Higher Education

Universities play a number of vital roles in society, including: providing an education that prepares students to compete for high-quality employment; driving regional economic growth; catalyzing innovative and life-saving research; and preparing an enlightened and generous citizenry. However, these institutions are also experiencing major pressures: university tuition is perceived as increasingly out of reach to many, with the accumulation of staggering debt; technological advances are creating disruptive and hybrid educational models that have led to increased competition from online and for-profit institutions; and the debate grows regarding whether these advances are generating revenue, reducing cost, or adding to the university expense burden. In addition, President Obama and Secretary Duncan have called for an effort to quantify the value of a college degree, including government ranking of institutions based upon such metrics as accelerated graduation rates, higher percentages of graduates employed, and enhanced access and affordability. Four distinguished university presidents from public, private, and for-profit institutions will discuss how these challenges are being addressed.

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Moderator

Barry Munitz

Chancellor Emeritus, California State University

Speakers

Joseph Aoun

President, Northeastern University

Steven Knapp

President, George Washington University

Janet Napolitano

President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Robert Silberman

Executive Chairman, Strayer Education, Inc.

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Aging: The Next Global Investing Opportunity

America is aging rapidly, and virtually all of Europe and key portions of Asia are aging faster. Some call it an "age wave," others a "silver tsunami." A result of increasing longevity and reduced birth rates, there is no more important global demographic development than this phenomenon that will change humanity. But our expert panel is not here to wring hands about this historic shift. They'll discuss an investment shift of equally world-changing significance - a silver lining of possibilities for investors and companies to innovate and prosper in a growing longevity economy that will address the needs, aspirations and changing tastes of a massive number of people. What are the ideas? Where are the deals? Who are the leaders? What are the impediments? See aging in a new way and learn where investors, entrepreneurs and innovators see a world of extraordinary opportunity.

Moderator

Jody Holtzman

Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP

Speakers

Roger Baumgart

CEO, Home Instead Inc.

John Beard

Director, Department of Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization

Catherine Collinson

President, Transamerica Institute; President, Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies

Michael Hodin

Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Russia: A Business Opportunity Wrapped in a Mystery?

With a shifting and even alarming geopolitical backdrop, can Western firms still do business in Russia-- and should they? With Russian GDP growth nearly at a standstill, the World Bank warns that escalation of the crisis in Ukraine could push the resource-based economy into contraction this year and trigger a surge in capital flight. Meanwhile, tough legislation is being debated in the Russian Duma that could put up barriers to American brands and businesses. Pooling the insight of those doing business in Russia today, this session will probe the possibilities for profitable investment in an expansive but difficult land.

Moderator

Alexander Kovaler

Co-Founder and Chairman, GNC Russia; Co-Founder and Chairman, Nathan's Famous Russia and Central Asia

Speakers

James Gansinger

President, Subway Russia, LLC

Steven Hellman

Managing Director and CEO, Russia and CIS, Credit Suisse

Mikhail Kuchment

Co-Founder and Vice President, Hoff

Dmitry Schuetzle

Managing Director, VIY Management

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Crosscurrents in Latin American Business

In the last decade, the transformation of Latin America's largest economies has generated record trade and investment flows in the region and produced some of the world's fastest-growing businesses. Middle-class demand for a wide range of products and services and the expansion of credit is driving the growth of domestic consumption in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. At the same time, investors from East Asia and the Middle East are taking stakes in real assets and backing infrastructure projects. As the Internet continues to penetrate these societies, Silicon Valley firms are backing a new generation of entrepreneurs launching e-commerce and mobile ventures. This panel will examine business opportunities in Latin America and discuss why foreign investors should view the region with cautious optimism.

Moderator

Leon Krauze

Anchor, Univision KMEX, Los Angeles

Speakers

Cate Ambrose

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

Angelica Fuentes

CEO, Omnilife; Founder, Angelissima

Eduardo Lins Henrique

Head, Movile USA

Luis Valdes

President and CEO, Principal International

Luis Carlos Villegas

Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S.

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The 21st Century Workplace

As Millennials, Gen-Xers and baby boomers converge in the increasingly diverse U.S. workforce, business managers are continually challenged to both lead their employees to achieve strategic objectives and provide a professional environment that satisfies those employees' myriad personal goals. A growing body of research shows that the answer may be greater diversity in leadership, combined with a more collaborative approach marked by reciprocity. Across the board, leaders who embrace change and challenges within the workforce, rather than fear them, will often be first to new markets and new opportunities. As more industries expand beyond national borders, what strategies should executives pursue to keep their global workforces cohesive and motivated?

Moderator

Tamara Erickson

Executive Fellow, Organizational Behavior, London Business School; Founder and CEO, Tammy Erickson Associates

Speakers

Beth Brooke

Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Raghu Krishnamoorthy

Vice President, Executive Development, and Chief Learning Officer, GE

Lauren Leader-Chivee

Founder and CEO, All In Together Inc.

Maynard Webb

Founder, Webb Investment Network; Co-Founder, Everwise

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Road to Profit in Alternative Fuels

As unease about climate change and Mideast instability persists, policies are being implemented in California, New York and New England to reduce, if not end, U.S. dependence on oil. Typically this is thought of as a cost, but could shifting from a single fuel to a multiple choice market in the transportation sector create lucrative opportunities? One group working on this goal is the Fuel Freedom Foundation. In the past, such movements had no allies among automobile manufacturers, but that's changed now that companies such as Toyota are developing vehicles powered by fuel cells. This panel will focus on a shift in the transportation value chain and potential alliances among likeminded groups. It will also discuss the types of investment needed to fuel a market for fuel-cell vehicles.

Moderator

Joel Kurtzman

Senior Fellow and Executive Director, Senior Fellows Program, Milken Institute

Speakers

James Cameron

Chairman, Climate Change Capital

Yossie Hollander

Chairman and Co-Founder, Fuel Freedom Foundation

Chris Hostetter

Group Vice President, Strategic Planning, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Andrew Littlefair

President and CEO, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Data Science Revolution

For more than a decade, we have heard about the promise of Big Data. Yet only in recent years have analytic capabilities advanced to a point where we can harness the volume, velocity and variety of this information to transform how we approach a range of global challenges and human activities. Today, data scientists are able to predict annual rainfall on specific tracts of land, parse genetic code to combat cancer, virtually map and forecast political violence and predict the likelihood of startup companies' success. Our panel will explore the data science revolution in progress, which has already reached deeply into our lives. What will the future impact be? What new tools will be put into the hands of businesses, consumers and leaders? What risks and ethical questions arise from data analytics and enhanced predictive powers?

Moderator

Tim O'Reilly

CEO, O'Reilly Media

Speakers

Frank Addante

CEO, Founder and Chief Product Architect, Rubicon Project

Keith Collins

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS Institute

Tim Domke

Head of Big Data, eBay Inc.

Michael Woods

Senior Data Scientist, Ayasdi

Wed 4/30
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Inventing the Impossible

One of the great barriers to technological innovation is that people become too comfortable with how things work. To break through, it's often necessary to overcome steep barriers to development and sometimes change public perceptions. This engaging panel will examine how these barriers have been surmounted through technical creativity, the exchange of ideas and challenging traditional modes of business. Representing a range of industries and specializations, the assembled experts will explain how they've harnessed new technologies to reach audiences traditionally considered out of reach.

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Moderator

Ken Rutkowski

Host and Co-Founder, "Business Rockstars"

Speakers

Akon

Recording Artist, Songwriter and Record Producer

Elan Lee

Chief Design Officer, Xbox Entertainment Studios, Microsoft

Ralph Simon

CEO, Mobilium Global Group

Sasha Strauss

Founder and Managing Director, Innovation Protocol

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Why Tomorrow Won't Look Like Today: Things that Will Blow Your Mind

Just when it seems that technology can't amaze us further, here comes a new batch of next-gen, gee-whiz projects en route to reality. Our panel of big thinkers opens a window on tomorrow. Have you heard of asteroid mining? Eric Anderson's company plans to probe space rocks for water and platinum group metals. Or how about John Kelly's vaunted IBM research team, tooling up its Watson technology (of "Jeopardy!" fame) to help sequence DNA and speed cancer treatment? Or Eric David's Organovo scientists developing printing capabilities to create living tissue--and even human organs--on demand? From the vastness of the cosmos to the microscopic foundations of life, this panel of visionaries points us to the marvels of the future.

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Moderator

Richard Sandler

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

Speakers

Eric Anderson

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Planetary Resources

Eric David

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Organovo

John Kelly III

Senior Vice President and Director, IBM Research

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Nouriel Roubini and Jason Cummins: Keeping Up with Change

These celebrated economists are known for sensing crucial signals before the rest of us, including those who occupy the seats of corporate and political power. We'll hear their contrasting views of the paths the global economy and capital markets will take in the coming year. Where do the trends point? Healthy growth or renewed solvency risk, and will either scenario unfold incrementally or fast and furiously? Is there life after central bank heroics? Will Western economies catch up with the go-go markets of recent years, or will the markets fall back to meet so-so conditions? How do sovereigns manage their debt-to-GDP ratios, and can policymakers extend their fiscal and monetary inventiveness? EMs and QE, bubbles and bailouts, profit growth and balance sheet cash, Roubini and Cummins will discuss whether and how the ends will meet in the world economy.

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Moderator

Stephanie Ruhle

Co-Anchor, "Market Makers," and Managing Editor, Bloomberg TV

Speakers

Jason Cummins

Head of Research and Chief U.S. Economist, Brevan Howard

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman, Roubini Global Economics; Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Disruptive FinTech: A Look at Markets in Five Years

Advances in information technology are profoundly impacting financial markets. The advent of Bitcoin is eroding the concept of physical currency, and innovations in payment systems and financial services threaten the status quo. At the same time, electronic and online platforms are decentralizing and democratizing investment opportunities and access to capital. Data science, too, increasingly challenges traditional strategies and approaches to risk assessment. We'll convene leading investors in financial technology to preview its likely disruptive impact over the next five years. How much of a threat does FinTech pose to traditional financial intermediaries? What are the most valuable benefits and salient risks that come with this innovation, and how would regulators respond? What are the key barriers to adoption, and how might they be overcome?

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Moderator

John Carney

Wall Street Columnist, "Heard on the Street," Wall Street Journal

Speakers

Doug Atkin

Senior Managing Director, Venture Investments, Guggenheim Partners

Arjuna Costa

Investment Partner, Omidyar Networks

Dave McClure

Founding Partner, 500 Startups

Laura Roden

Founder, Capital Formation Consultants; Board Member, Heritage Bank of Commerce

David Teten

Partner, ff Venture Capital

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Highs - and Lows - of the Cannabis Economy

Is it just a matter of time before the onetime taboo of recreational marijuana use becomes socially acceptable--and widely legal? Policymakers are grappling with a shifting landscape as they weigh downsides, like youth susceptibility and highway dangers, against hefty financial gains for cash-strapped state governments. These realities are illustrated in Colorado and Washington, the first to unfetter personal consumption. Colorado alone projects $578.1 million a year in combined wholesale and retail pot sales, for a $67 million boost to tax coffers. Legitimizing underground markets also holds vast business and investment opportunities. Medicinal use, now legal in 20 states, already has spurred huge wink-and-nod industries. With medicinal sales projected to reach an estimated $6 billion in 2016, our panel will look at the emerging complexities: changing attitudes toward criminalization, conflicts between state and federal laws, dangers of abuse and the profit potential of a mainstream cannabis industry.

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Moderator

Mike Zapolin

CEO, Zappy, Inc.

Speakers

Todd Denkin

President, Digipath, Inc.

Craig Ellins

CEO and Chairman, GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc.

Michael Kraft

Chairman and Co-Founder, WeedMD RX Inc.

Doug Praw

‎Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Sue Rusche

President and CEO, National Families in Action, Inc.

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

India: Can a New Government Mark a New Beginning?

After stumbling following the Federal Reserve's initial suggestion of tapering its liquidity program, the Indian economy seems to have regained its footing. The rupee has appreciated smartly, and the stock exchange has hit successive records. On the other hand, slow growth and perceptions of a surge in corruption scandals could bring a new party to power in the April elections. Can Narendra Modi win a majority in Parliament and introduce a welcome sea change in the investment environment? Could the new head of the central bank continue his success in controlling inflation? Or is investor optimism misplaced? A panel of experts, who are experienced with investing in India and negotiating with the Indian bureaucracy, will share their observations and insights.

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

Sanjay Patel

Senior Partner and Head of Europe, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Man Jit Singh

President, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

If You Cure It, Will They Pay? Placing a Value on Lives

As pressure to cut health-care costs builds, the imperative to demonstrate "value" has become central. Even as promising new therapies for deadly and debilitating diseases - cancer, cystic fibrosis and hepatitis C, to name a few - receive FDA approval and come to market, there is no guarantee the patients who need them will be reimbursed. They are left to worry whether these innovations will be economically out of reach, while the companies that produce them scramble to prove their value. What happens when value is calculated without patients' input? At this event, we'll hear from patients, drug developers, payers and providers, who'll discuss how reimbursement criteria impede or accelerate the advances that extend and improve lives.

Moderator

Mary Dwight

Senior Vice President, Policy and Community Affairs, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Speakers

Gregg Alton

Executive Vice President, Corporate and Medical Affairs, Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Shamiram Feinglass

Founder and CEO, The Feinglass Group; Former Vice President, Global Medical and Regulatory Affairs, Zimmer

Dean Rosen

President and CEO, Breakaway Policy Strategies; Partner, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti

Reed Tuckson

Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections

Sean Tunis

President and CEO, Center for Medical Technology Policy

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

25 Years After the Berlin Wall: Making Democracy Work in the Rest of Europe

In 1989, the spectacular dismantling of the Berlin Wall marked the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe. Despite the speed of the system's fall, the transition to liberalized economies and societies has been neither swift nor smooth. What was attempted in Prague in 1968 and Gdansk in 1980 is, in many ways, still not complete. While German reunification and the expansion of the European Union signal historic successes, they contrast with political strife in the former Yugoslavia, rights abuses and undemocratic practices in several nations and economic problems in countries ranging from Latvia to Romania. The headline-grabbing confrontation in Ukraine brings even more controversy to this part of the world. In this panel, former senior officials from the region discuss what went right a quarter-century ago, what has gone wrong and what these diverse places and peoples should do next.

Moderator

Conrad Kiechel

Director of Communications, Milken Institute

Speakers

J.D. Bindenagel

Senior Advisor, Strategy XXI Partners; Former U.S. Ambassador and Minister, U.S. Embassy, East Berlin

Markus Meckel

President, German War Graves Commission; Former Foreign Minister, German Democratic Republic

Janusz Onyszkiewicz

Former Minister of Defense, Poland

Michal Sedlacek

Consul General, Czech Republic in Los Angeles

Wed 4/30
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

175 Years of Photography: The Impact of Images

Art, nostalgia and the historical record have been photography's progeny since the medium's birth 175 years ago. Today a whole new mindset permeates picture-taking--a shoot-everything-all-the-time mania with instantaneous transmission via Snapchat, Instagram and beyond. By 1930, the world had captured 1 billion photos. Today, we shoot that many every six hours. Facebook alone will receive 208,300 uploads in the next minute. How does the compulsion to share the minute-to-minute minutia of living affect living itself? Do we miss our experiences while documenting them? Is life in front of a camera real or acting? This panel looks at photography's evolving uses and its impact on civilization - from its aesthetic power to the way it chronicles epic events, provokes emotion and shows us who we are.

Moderator

Jim D'Aquila

Managing Director, Imperial Capital LLC

Speakers

Linda Henkel

Professor of Psychology, Fairfield University

Mark Lubell

Executive Director, International Center for Photography

Tom Munro

CEO, Photobucket

Joe Tree

Founder and CEO, Blipfoto

Wed 4/30
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lunch Program | The Business of Sports

This year's Super Bowl may have been a blowout with the Seattle Seahawks steamrolling over the Denver Broncos, but the game itself was the most watched television event ever, with nearly 112 million viewers. Advertisers lined up to pay $4 million for a 30-second commercial spot during the broadcast--score! For the NFL as a whole, revenue passed $9 billion in 2013, while NASCAR inked a reported $8.2 billion in long-term TV deals with Fox and NBC, breaking records. The average NBA franchise commanded $634 million by a recent measure. Though up 25 percent over the previous year, that team value is dwarfed by Spain's soccer powerhouse, Real Madrid, which is now worth $3.3 billion, more than any other club on the planet. Join some of the biggest names in sports for an inside look at these multibillion-dollar athletic empires and a discussion of the challenges of remaining competitive, savvy marketing strategies and new opportunities on a global scale--and where the most important asset, the athletes, fit in.

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Moderator

Jim Gray

Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox and WestwoodOne Radio

Speakers

Larry Fitzgerald

Wide Receiver, Arizona Cardinals

Brian France

Chairman and CEO, NASCAR

Earvin (Magic) Johnson

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

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals; Owner, Mamelodi Sundowns FC

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The Remarkable Potential of Precision Medicine

A revolution in medicine is under way, and everyone will benefit - as patients and as taxpayers. Precision medicine uses genomics, medical devices, computer science and other fields to treat individual patients, instead of broad populations, with the safest and most effective therapies for their specific conditions. This offers hope of better treatments and cures for the very young (birth defects), the very old (neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's) and everyone who is at risk for cancer. California is the global center of information technology, social media tools and mobile applications, and it also boasts top-tier medical research centers. How can the Golden State build on those assets and expand its role as a powerhouse of precision medicine innovation? How can we corral collaborative investments by industry, academic research institutions and government to accelerate progress against disease? What will the benefits for California's economy be?

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Christopher Austin

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

Jeffrey Bluestone

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of California, San Francisco

Jerry Brown

Governor, State of California

Pradeep Khosla

Chancellor, University of California, San Diego

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Money Goes Virtual: The Bitcoin Bourse

Bitcoin evokes surprisingly strong emotions, not only among investors, but technophiles, entrepreneurs and those seeking alternate forms of payment and currency. With recent issues surrounding some of the exchanges, Bitcoin's rapid rise seems to have cooled--which exposes another significant problem, namely that building and maintaining a stable currency infrastructure does not happen overnight. Yet Bitcoin and its major offshoots and competitors clearly serve a growing need, one that many traditional investors did not realize existed. This panel will examine not only how Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" work, what markets they serve and how they might survive and grow in the future. We'll discuss another set of key questions: What kind of regulation is likely in the wake of the Mt. Gox debacle? And how can government oversight be made compatible with the mission of virtual currencies?

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Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Gavin Andresen

Chief Scientist and Board Member, Bitcoin Foundation

Megan Burton

Founder and CEO, CoinX, Inc.

Charlie Lee

Software Engineer, Coinbase Inc.; Creator, Litecoin

Brock Pierce

Co-Founder, GoCoin

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Pan-African Business

Africa is home to more than 1 billion people, comprises 54 diverse nations and has a land mass as large as China, India, the United States and most of Europe combined. The business opportunity is just as enormous. Entrepreneurs and industry leaders are harnessing this potential to transform the continent in such diverse fields as manufacturing, technology, real estate, financial services and agriculture. But there are questions that businesses and investors need to consider when approaching this unique market. What sectors are primed and ready for investment? What obstacles threaten growth and how are companies successfully navigating around them? How does Africa's cultural and geographic diversity play into business strategy and procedures? What does it take for a company to scale up from a head office in Lagos all the way to Lilongwe? This panel will gather prominent entrepreneurs and industry leaders operating in Africa--trailblazers who have achieved success there--to discuss what it takes to seize the opportunity. They will share their visions for the continent and insights on its challenges and opportunities.

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Moderator

Jonathan Berman

Senior Advisor, Dalberg; Author, "Success in Africa"

Speakers

Pade Durotoye

CEO, Oando Energy Resources Inc.; CEO, Oando Exploration & Production Ltd.

Ahmed Heikal

Chairman and Founder, Citadel Capital

Phillips Oduoza

Group Managing Director and CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc

Barend Petersen

Chairman, De Beers Consolidated Mines

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Art 360: Passion, Wealth and the Business of Art

The business of art has seen dramatic changes over the past decade, and an influx of investment capital has helped shatter auction records. This first-of-its-kind panel will explore the art world from the perspectives of its major stakeholders. Museums are big business, serving as the cultural centers of world capitals, attracting millions of visitors and informing educational curricula. Galleries, online sales and the exclusive worldwide show circuit all attract a diverse and often elite group who populate the market for classics and limited editions while hunting for the next master. And collectors themselves are often both savvy investors and passionate connoisseurs who appreciate the tradition of assembling unmatched troves. This is a conversation to indulge in, about the art of curating and collecting art--and a careful assessment of an often-overlooked asset class.

Moderator

Michael Govan

CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Speakers

Larry Gagosian

Founder and Owner, Gagosian Gallery

Maurice Marciano

Co-Founder, Guess? Inc.; Co-Chair, Museum of Contemporary Art

Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman, Roll Global

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The Transformation of Myanmar

In 2012, the U.S. government began improving its ties with long-isolated Myanmar. The small Asian country had opened a new chapter with reforms that included the release of political prisoners, expanded press freedom and parliamentary elections. On the economic front, Myanmar assumed the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, this year, giving it a pivotal role in the economic integration of its 10 member countries, planned for 2015. But while the international community supported Myanmar's moves toward national reconciliation and transparent governance, the transition hasn't been smooth and the results have been mixed. Will Myanmar maintain its commitment to reform? Can it sustain growth, leverage its natural resources and generate jobs? Our panel will discuss what's happening on the ground in Myanmar and the developing nation's path forward.

Moderator

David Carden

Partner-in-Charge of Asia, Jones Day; Former U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN

Speakers

Ko Ko Gyi

Politician and Democracy Leader, 88 Generation Peace and Open Society, Myanmar

Min Zaw Oo

Director of Ceasefire Negotiation and Implementation, Myanmar Peace Center.

Serge Pun

Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates

Winston Set Aung

Vice Governor, Central Bank of Myanmar

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Healthy Savings and the Economy: Age, Choice and Lifestyle

Most of us are aware that controlling health risks and improving disease management are key strategies for saving money as a nation, as well as raising productivity and expanding workforce participation. Small lifestyle changes can prevent disease or enable a condition to be better managed, producing a sizable economic benefit. For instance, if only 1 in 10 Americans start routine walking programs, the health-care system would save $6 billion. Yet risk factors for most chronic diseases, including obesity and high cholesterol, are on the rise. Why? What factors influence personal choice? What about financial incentives? Programs that paid smokers to quit boosted cessation rates by over 60 percent compared to education alone. Should such interventions start at an early age? What works for the mature years? This panel will explore the economics and opportunities around healthy savings and the gains associated with smart choices. It will also discuss which interventions have the greatest impact, and why.

Moderator

Sharon Begley

Senior Health and Science Correspondent, Reuters

Speakers

John Beard

Director, Department of Aging and Life Course, World Health Organization

Anu Chatterjee

Senior Economist, Milken Institute

Elisha Goldstein

Psychologist and Author, "The Now Effect"

Linda Sarna

Professor and Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug Endowed Chair, School of Nursing, University of California, Los Angeles

Elanna Yalow

CEO, Knowledge Learning Corporation

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Theory to Practice: A New Generation Transforms Impact Investing

The Milken Institute is proud to support the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the preeminent global impact investing competition for graduate business students. Focused on both financial and social returns, impact investing is growing rapidly. Investors are hungry for opportunities and participants now include many of the world's most astute investors, who see winning strategies combining their capital and their values. Some of the most exciting impact opportunities are being developed by a new generation of social entrepreneurs focused on creating market-based solutions to large-scale global challenges. This year, we feature the 2014 winning team, Fresh Coast Capital from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Fresh Coast seeks to address the problem of brownfields--vacant properties that fall victim to contamination--by funding hybrid poplar tree farms in those areas. Hybrid poplars remediate soil and groundwater, producing a salable product in as little as four years. Fresh Coast proposes to monetize the trees and the resulting land appreciation through the Fresh Coast Forest Fund, delivering competitive returns for investors while generating social and environmental impact. Join us for a stimulating, interactive panel to learn how these and other future leaders are reshaping the face of impact investing.

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Speakers

Laura Brenner Kimes

Co-Founder, Fresh Coast Capital

Nicole Chavas

Co-Founder, Fresh Coast Capital

Dave Chen

CEO, Equilibrium Capital Group

April Mendez

Co-Founder, Fresh Coast Capital

Wed 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

The California-Israel Innovation Project

In March, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a unique strategic partnership with the aim of meeting such global challenges as water scarcity, agricultural productivity and food security, creating low-carbon energy alternatives and improving health, education and cyber-security. Many of California and Israel's world-class assets will be involved: research parks, technology incubators, universities and laboratories. Bringing together innovation leaders from both places, this roundtable will focus on the implementation of this historic collaboration. Topics will include funding for public-private projects and organizing innovation teams for joint research, development and demonstration projects.

Moderator

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute

Speakers

Martha Amram

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Founder and CEO, WattzOn

Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President, Business Operations, University of California

Yariv Cohen

Chairman, Kaenaat

David Nahai

President, David Nahai Consulting Services, LLC; Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

David Siegel

Consul General of Israel, Los Angeles

Tom Soto

Managing Director, TCW/Craton

Wed 4/30
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Leaders on Leadership: An Intimate Conversation

Institute Chairman Mike Milken joins three icons in their fields for a discussion about long-term thinking in industry, markets, government, education--and life. When Howard Marks issues one of his legendary client memos, the rest of the investment world pays attention. Janet Napolitano has served as an attorney general, a governor and a Cabinet secretary, and she now leads one of the world's great institutions of higher learning--the University of California system. And one only needs to have visited Las Vegas in the past several decades to get an idea of the influence of Steve Wynn's boundless vision and relentless focus on customers. This intimate discussion will explore the qualities that have propelled each of these leaders to their positions of prominence.

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Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Howard Marks

Chairman, Oaktree Capital Group, LLC

Janet Napolitano

President, University of California; Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Steve Wynn

Chairman and CEO, Wynn Resorts

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

Closing Reception

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

Private Dinner | The Milken Institute Successful Aging Innovation Summit: Work, Productivity, and Beneficial Purpose (By invitation only)

Underwritten by the John Templeton Foundation

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thu 5/1
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Milken Institute Successful Aging Innovation Summit: Work, Productivity, and Beneficial Purpose (By invitation only)

Underwritten by the John Templeton Foundation

This invitation-only event builds on the Milken Institute's efforts to make successful aging a national and global imperative. The Summit will bring together distinguished experts in health, education, philanthropy, business, policy and media with the goal of reframing the notion and landscape of the period of life traditionally described as retirement. Informed dialogue will lead to recommendations for converting the "retirement years" from a model of age segregation and decline to one that capitalizes on the value of accumulated knowledge, wisdom and experience.

Moderator

Paul Irving

President, Milken Institute