Global Conference 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sat 4/28
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Global Gourmet Games (Invite only)

To learn more, please visit www.globalgourmetgames.org

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Sun 4/29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Program (Invite only)

For more than two decades, the Milken 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 familial and philanthropic goals. The Family Program creates a private, shared learning environment which convenes family principals to connect on critical issues, such as understanding successful intergenerational transfers of wealth and values; teaching children about money, privilege and, responsibility; leveraging philanthropy as a teaching tool; and more. Richard Ditizio, president and chief operating officer of the Milken Institute and former CEO of Citi's U.S. Private Bank, leads our discussion each year at Global Conference among a select group of prominent families and individuals who are shaping the currents and conversations around these issues.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Sun 4/29
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Forum for Family Asset Management: Networking and Discussion (Invite only)

Opening Remarks

Alexandra Schueler

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Sun 4/29
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Leaders in Finance: A Conversation to Strengthen America's Economy (Invite only)

This annual gathering of government and business leaders at the Global Conference will examine policy priorities and investments that will enhance American competitiveness and drive economic growth. This off-the-record session allows participants, including members of Congress, administration officials, and CEOs of leading corporations and financial institutions, to engage in an informative, candid dialogue.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Sun 4/29
12:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Food Leaders Retreat (Invite only)

We are in the midst of a food revolution—one fueled by changing consumer preferences, new technologies, global supply chain pressures, emerging nutrition science, geopolitical shifts, and health crises. Situated at the intersection of finance and health, the Milken Institute is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst at this pivotal moment. To that end, the Milken Institute is hosting a private retreat for food leaders within the Global Conference. This first-of-its-kind gathering will bring together top global CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, philanthropists, and policymakers to break down silos and make meaningful connections with the goal of growing business opportunities, fostering new ideas, and advancing global health.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Sun 4/29
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What Matters Now: Navigating the New Investment Landscape (Invite only)

In this annual series of fireside chats, VIPs and C-suite representatives from among the world's leading asset-owner and asset-management firms gather with attendees in a casual setting to join in open dialogue.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Opening Remarks

Sean Sandbach

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

George Barrett

Executive Chairman, Cardinal Health

Michael Corbat

CEO, Citigroup

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Henrique Meirelles

Minister of Finance, Brazil

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Eric Schmidt

Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc.

Clifford Sobel

Managing Senior Partner, Valor Capital Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

James G. Stavridis

Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

Luis Videgaray Caso

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Sun 4/29
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception Hosted by WorldQuant (Invite only)

An annual, exclusive gathering for Institute supporters, speakers, and special guests on the eve of the Global Conference.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Sun 4/29
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Mon 4/30
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

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

Associates Breakfast (Invite only)

Moderator

Sean Sandbach

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speaker

Christopher Ailman

Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

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

Military Leadership Breakfast (Invite only)

This private session will convene active-duty service members from our Military Leadership Circle, prominent veterans who successfully transitioned into the workplace, and executives from companies that actively support veterans' reintegration. Participants will discuss ways to help veterans support economic growth in their communities, and they will share leadership lessons from the private sector that military personnel can apply to their jobs in the armed services.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Speakers

Matt Driskill

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy; Founder, Military Leadership Circle

Deborah Lafer Scher

Executive Advisor to the Secretary, Center for Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

James G. Stavridis

Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

Mac Thornberry

U.S. Representative, Texas; Chairman, Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

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

Global Capital Markets

The global economy is on track for steady growth in 2018 with an expected GDP of 3.8 percent, according to the IMF. What are the themes that will shape and influence markets the most this year? How threatening are the front-page geo-political tensions, and which are we overlooking? How are we positioned to ride out the conclusion of the quantitative easing experiment? With a strong global economy, how can central banks transition to a less expansionary monetary policy?

Moderator

Gerard Baker

Editor in Chief, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers

Mary Callahan Erdoes

CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase

Michael Corbat

CEO, Citigroup

Joshua Friedman

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

Scott Minerd

Managing Partner, Chairman of Guggenheim Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Ning Tang

Founder and CEO, CreditEase

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

The Future of Health

It’s been said that the future of health is “predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory.” What might that future look like, and how would individuals and nations benefit? What innovations are advancing those principles around the world? How are leaders addressing increasing tension between innovation and access? 

Moderator

Tanisha Carino

Executive Director, FasterCures

Speakers

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Diana DeGette

U.S Representative, Colorado

Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank Group

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Rajiv Shah

President, Rockefeller Foundation

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

Applying A.I. to Business: What's Needed to Drive Real Outcomes (Invite only)

Artificial intelligence is changing the way we all live and work, and it has the potential to create significant business outcomes—whether that means driving more meaningful customer experiences, helping doctors make clinical judgments, or ensuring that complex, industrial work is safer. Experts on the sharp edge of A.I. will share the latest breakthroughs and what CEOs need to think about when devising and implementing an A.I. strategy to maximize business performance.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Julie Sweet

CEO, North America, Accenture

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

Lessons From the Great Recovery: How to Maintain Investment Momentum

Economic expansions don't last forever. As the recovery from the Great Recession becomes one of the longest, what are the critical lessons learned during this period? What insights have investors already forgotten from the financial crisis? Looking further back in history, what other wisdom can we extract to help us plan for the future?

Moderator

Scarlet Fu

Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Thomas Finke

Chairman and CEO, Barings

William Ford

CEO, General Atlantic

Jonathan Lavine

Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital

Emmanuel Roman

CEO, PIMCO

Steven Tananbaum

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management

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

Conversations With Congress | Part 1: U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy | Part 2: U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer

Moderator

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

Speakers

Kevin McCarthy

U.S. Representative, California; Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator, New York; Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate

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

View From the Top: Navigating a World in Transition

In the fierce, digitally-stoked competition of today's corporate climate, leaders who thrive must be visionaries—able to foresee how their companies, our societies, and the world can best seize the opportunities of rapid change and minimize friction on the path forward. Seeing around corners has never been a more critical skill. How can executives best guide their firms to inspire employees, delight customers, and reward investors as the political and business landscape shifts day after day? Gain strategies from the leadership of major corporations for succeeding in the age of disruption.

Moderator

Robert Smith

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Speakers

David M. Solomon

President and Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs

John Thompson

Chairman, Microsoft

Mark Weinberger

Global Chairman and CEO, EY

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

What's Next in the Hunt for Yield in Credit?

One decade after the global financial crisis and the unprecedented intervention by monetary authorities, the hunt for yield is a feverish demand. As the new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell continues hiking rates consistently and gradually in response to a growing economy, where are investors seeking returns and minimizing risks across the full spectrum of investment? How should we position investments, given the flattening of the yield curve? Does the world have too much debt? And how can we create structured finance with attractive risk-reward?

Moderator

Justin Baer

Senior Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers

Michael Buchanan

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management Company

Robert Kricheff

Portfolio Manager and Global Strategist, Shenkman Capital

AJ Murphy

Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Fred Orlan

Global Head of Fixed Income, Jefferies LLC

Christian Stracke

Managing Director and Global Head of Credit Research, PIMCO

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

Mobility in the Future | Part 1: The Art of the Possible | Part 2: Urban Transportation

When tenacious ambition is aligned with leading-edge technology, there is no limit to what we can create. We will spotlight some of the most imaginative players transforming the impossible into the possible and dreaming up new ways for people to navigate the future.

Speakers Part 1: The Art of the Possible

Jack Hollis, Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America
Amy Purdy, Team Toyota Athlete; Paralympic Snowboarding Medalist

 

Speaker Part 2: Urban Transportation

Pierre Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board, Bombardier Inc
Phil Bredesen, Former Governor of Tennessee

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Pierre Beaudoin

Chairman of the Board, Bombardier Inc.

Phil Bredesen

Former Governor, Tennessee

Jack Hollis

Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, Toyota Motor North America

Steve Morriss

President, Design and Consulting Services - Americas, AECOM

Amy Purdy

Team Toyota Athlete; Paralympic Snowboarding Medalist

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

Preserving the Promise of Cancer Immunotherapy

Rarely does the biopharma industry see anything like the explosion of activity that is immuno-oncology today. There are currently thousands of agents in development, and millions of possible combinations, which need to be tested if we are to successfully treat most cancers. Massive investments are at stake, enormous acquisitions are underway, and there are limited numbers of patients available to participate in trials. How do we keep the promise of immuno-oncology from jumping off the rails?

Moderator

Louise Perkins

Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance

Speakers

Pablo Legorreta

Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

Johanna Mercier

President and Head, U.S. Commercial, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jill O'Donnell-Tormey

CEO and Director of Scientific Affairs, Cancer Research Institute

Antoni Ribas

Professor of Medicine, Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles

Greg Simon

President, Biden Cancer Initiative

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

The Impact Investing Continuum: Alternatives for Engagement

Impact investing is getting more attention now than ever before. Foundations and family offices are considering mission-related investments in their corpus, institutions are creating a range of products to blend financial and social returns, and retail investors are demanding impact in their portfolios. Panelists share their insights on the development of the impact investing field and explore opportunities to create scale across the continuum of approaches.

Moderator

Christopher Lee

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

David Bohigian

Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

John Buley

Professor of the Practice of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Ann-Marie Griffith

Managing Director of U.S. Fixed Income and Executive Board Member, APG Asset Management US

Jim Sorenson

Founder and Chairman, Sorenson Impact Foundation; Chairman of the Board, Village Capital

John Streur

President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management

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

The Future of Higher Education

The technology revolution of the 21st Century is disrupting the workforce at a dizzying speed, throwing into question the value of traditional post-secondary education. Universities and corporations are being forced to go beyond incremental reforms. They are having to totally re-envision the education process and how it prepares students and workers of all ages to compete for jobs of today (and the future!). University heads and education business leaders will strategize how to revolutionize what, when, and where we learn.

Moderator

Jeffrey Selingo

Contributor, The Washington Post; Special Advisor, Arizona State University

Speakers

Bill Achtmeyer

Parthenon Founder and Senior Managing Director, EY-Parthenon

Rafael Bras

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; Former Governor, Indiana

Yoshimasa Hayashi

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan

Candace Thille

Director, Learning Science and Engineering, Amazon.com

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

MIc'd Up | A Conversation with Jane Goodall

Moderator

Brian Sheth

President, Vista Equity Partners; Chairman, Global Wildlife Conservation

Speaker

Jane Goodall

Founder, Jane Goodall Institute

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

Bouncing Back: Growth and Opportunity in Brazil (Invite only)

Opening Remarks

Laura Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia, Milken Institute

Moderator

Clifford Sobel

Managing Senior Partner, Valor Capital Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Speakers

Alexandre Bettamio

President, Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Co-Founder and Board Member, 3G Capital; Board Member, Kraft Heinz

Henrique Meirelles

Minister of Finance, Brazil

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank

Carlos Zarlenga

President and Managing Director, General Motors Mercosur

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

Global Biomedical Innovation Hubs (Invite only)

Biomedical innovation hubs around the world are tackling health’s biggest questions while attracting local investment from national and international companies. Trailblazers managing and building these projects will discuss approaches to development, what cross-border communication between hubs could accomplish, and best practices for regions considering centers of their own. What confluence of stakeholders, industries, and policies need to be in place to enable and progress this kind of game-changing innovation?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

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

Lord of the Rings: A Conversation With Five-Time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady

Moderator

Jim Gray

Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox and WestwoodOne Radio

Speaker

Tom Brady

Quarterback, New England Patriots; Founder, TB12

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

Strategy and Leadership in an Age of Disruption

In a white-hot marketplace that embraces disruption and rewards future-focused leadership, successful organizations are those that can deftly turn changes in technology, culture, competition, and the workforce into profit. How should C-suite executives develop strategies to capture and address breakthrough change? How do leaders implement and leverage new technology and data management in their business models? What strategies have been successful when tackling disruptive trends in the past, and will they continue to work in the years to come?

Moderator

Adam Lashinsky

Executive Editor, Fortune

Speakers

Jorge Paulo Lemann

Co-Founder and Board Member, 3G Capital; Board Member, Kraft Heinz

Jim McCaughan

President, Global Asset Management; CEO, Principal Global Investors

Tim Sloan

CEO and President, Wells Fargo & Co.

Julie Sweet

CEO, North America, Accenture

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

Artificial Intelligence: Beyond the Robot Singularity

Substantial new investments in artificial intelligence and “deep learning” are transforming the way humans live, work, and do business. They lay the groundwork for a future in which AI designs new drugs, fights cybercrime, and commands the global supply chain. Where are the opportunities for advanced AI technology to be most helpful, disruptive, or perhaps counterintuitively benign...and what could possibly go wrong?

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media

Speakers

Tom Bianculli

Chief Technology Officer, Zebra Technologies

Virginie Maisonneuve

Chief Investment Officer, Eastspring Investments

Sumant Mandal

Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Usman Shuja

General Manager, Industrial IoT, SparkCognition

Tom Siebel

Chairman and CEO, C3 IoT

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

Can the Open World Economy Be Saved?

Free trade and international investment have been engines of global growth and prosperity since the end of World War II. How long they will continue to be, however, is an open question. Senior international trade, economy, and finance officials from nations with some of the largest markets will discuss whether the world is at the brink of trade war or if ever-freer trade is a paradigm that can—or should—continue.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ailish Campbell

Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business Development, Investment and Innovation, Global Affairs Canada

Steven Ciobo

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia

Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal

Secretary of the Economy, Mexico

Ron Kirk

Senior of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Former United States Trade Representative

Henrique Meirelles

Minister of Finance, Brazil

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

Investing in Climate Action

To most effectively mitigate the impacts of climate change, business and industry must be part of the solution. Fortunately, the marketplace for climate-related investing, research, and economic collaboration is thriving as government, the private sector, and environmental organizations develop a shared vision to address water scarcity, rising sea levels, increasingly violent natural disasters, and other results of a warming planet. What are the most innovative, climate-compatible investment opportunities in the short and long term, and how should these disparate stakeholders best work together?

Moderator

Spyros Kouvelis

Director, Joint Center of Excellence on SDG Implementation; Senior Expert, Sustainable Development and Circular Economy, UN Environment Programme-MAP

Speakers

Julia Bucknall

Director, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

Saadia Madsbjerg

Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Vijay Manthripragada

CEO, Montrose Environmental

Nelson Switzer

Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Nestlé Waters

Gary White

CEO and Co-Founder, WaterEquity and Water.org

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

Reading the Tea Leaves

With the turbulence of U.S. markets in the last quarter—an about-face from the stability of 2017—captains of the investment industry will discuss where to look for pockets of opportunity. How has the investment industry changed with the advent of new, technologically-enhanced strategies, and what are the classic approaches that withstand the test of time?

Moderator

John Authers

Chief Markets Commentator, Financial Times

Speakers

Alex Denner

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Sarissa Capital

Jodie Gunzberg

Managing Director and Head of U.S. Equities, S&P Dow Jones Indices

Jason Karp

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Tourbillon Capital Partners, L.P.

Alex Roepers

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantic Investment Management

Anne Walsh

Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Guggenheim Partners

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

Using Prevention to Improve Global Health

Around the world, as economic development gives way to obesity and stress, the prevalence of disease rebounds. Chronic diseases, many of which are preventable, account for seven in 10 deaths. How can we evolve from traditional sickness-driven health systems to ones that promote prevention and reward wellness, easing health and economic burdens on individuals and communities? Can we manipulate the social determinants of health, such as housing and transportation, to prevent disease? What have we learned about matching solutions to different populations, and how can we engage more community health workers in our global effort?

Moderator

Ed Greissing

Executive Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Speakers

Michiel Bakker

Director, Global Programs, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google

George Barrett

Executive Chairman, Cardinal Health

Tom Beauregard

Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Lynn Goldman

Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Christopher Murray

Director, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and Professor, Global Health, University of Washington

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

Global Food Industry Leaders Building a Healthier Future

In the midst of a food revolution, industry leaders will discuss shifts toward healthy and sustainable products, as well as challenges and opportunities their businesses face. With changing consumer preferences, emerging nutrition science, new technologies, global supply chain pressures, geopolitical transformations, and an obesity crisis, conversation will delve into the trends we can expect to see in the next five years, the biggest roadblocks to making healthier products, plus the collaborations, tools, and innovations necessary for success.

Moderator

Ryan Shadrick Wilson

Senior Advisor, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jean-Christophe Flatin

Global President, Mars Edge

Jeff Hamilton

President, Nestlé USA Foods Division

Rodney McMullen

Chairman and CEO, Kroger

Irwin D. Simon

CEO, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

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

Big Tech and Antitrust: Rethinking Competition Policy for the Digital Era

The rising power of Big Tech firms has brought antitrust and competition laws to the attention of policymakers around the world. What are the economic, political, and social effects of corporate concentration? Are low prices a sufficient justification for broad horizontal and vertical integration? Do "natural" digital monopolies require us to rethink antitrust guidelines that date back to the era of Standard Oil?

Moderator

David Faber

Journalist and Co-Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Director, Mercatus Center

Makan Delrahim

Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Sally Hubbard

Senior Editor of Tech Antitrust Enforcement, The Capitol Forum

Luigi Zingales

Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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

Digital Pioneers: A Conversation With Joe Tsai and Jerry Yang

Bold visionaries have built and led the companies that serve the world's single largest market. From information sharing to financial services, these titans have pushed technological innovation and digital connectivity to new heights. We will talk with them about how they redefined traditional industries and business models to more efficiently reach wide market segments and solidify themselves as pillars in the economy. What is in store for our societies and humanity as AI, cognitive computing, predictive analysis, and other new technologies become intrinsic to our economic vitality and way of life?

Opening Remarks

Laura Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia, Milken Institute

Moderator

Emily Chang

Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Joseph C. Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Alibaba Group

Jerry Yang

Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures; Co-Founder and Former CEO of Yahoo! Inc.; Independent Director on the Board of Directors, Alibaba

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

New Frontiers, New Hope: The State of Bioscience Research (Invite only)

The promise of bioscience research today is breathtaking as investigators explore solutions that merge technology and medicine—cell therapy, gene editing, immunology, big data and machine learning, greater understanding of the genome and microbiome, and more. It is also an era of breakthrough collaborations across biopharma, the investment community, philanthropists, and government agencies. What are the most exciting new frontiers of medicine, and where are the greatest needs and opportunities for investment?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

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

Fireside Chat With U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (Invite only)

Speaker

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator, New York; Democratic Leader, U.S. Senate

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

Investing in Resilient Urban Infrastructure (Invite only)

By 2050, more than 6 billion people are expected to call one of the world's cities home—an increase of 2.5 billion from today. As metropolises across the globe continue to develop at these unprecedented rates, the effects of globalization, urbanization, and climate change are having dramatic physical, financial, and social impacts. What are the biggest funding gaps impeding resiliency in global cities? Participants will review best practices for creating public-private infrastructure financing models that address the needs of sustainable development. The group will also hear from investors, project developers, and government leaders on how to move potential solutions forward. What is the ideal financing structure for projects that utilize a mix of public and private capital? For institutional investors, is a direct-investment model more attractive than allocation through PE funds, evergreen funds, or holding companies? How can impact investors be engaged to provide risk capital? The ideas that develop in this session will become part of a series of Financial Innovations Labs, a project led by the Milken Institute and AECOM.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Caitlin MacLean

Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Speakers

Michael Berkowitz

President, 100 Resilient Cities

Rana Ghorayeb

Senior Vice President, Investment, Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Lara Poloni

Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East, India, Africa, AECOM

John Tanyeri

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure/Project Finance, MetLife

Miljana Vujosevic

Director of Impact Investments, Prudential

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

Lunch Program | Part 1: A Conversation With Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury | Part 2: Navigating an Uncertain World With David Petraeus

Guest

Steven Mnuchin

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Moderators

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

David Petraeus

Chairman, KKR Global Institute

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

Education Lunch (Invite only)

Hosted by Lowell Milken, this interactive lunch will focus on solutions to challenges in the K-12 and postsecondary education systems. Milken, founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and co-founder and chairman of the Milken Family Foundation, will join leaders in business and philanthropy for a dialogue with some of America's foremost educators and government officials.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Lowell Milken

Founder, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET); Chairman and Co-Founder, Milken Family Foundation

Speakers

Gene Block

Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; Former Governor, Indiana

Christopher Eisgruber

President, Princeton University

Yoshimasa Hayashi

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan

Peretz Lavie

President, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Thomas LeBlanc

President, George Washington University

Nina Rees

President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Mon 4/30
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Fireside Chat With U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Invite Only)

Join a select group of VIP attendees for a private conversation with U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California's 23rd Congressional District.

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

Private Lunch With Alibaba Co-Founder Joe Tsai (Invite only)

This exclusive, off-the-record gathering brings together a select group of senior leaders for a private conversation with Joe Tsai, co-founder and executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group. Guests will have the opportunity to pose questions and hear frank, unfiltered insights into the technological trends and innovations that will change industries and shape the future of our societies.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Haslinda Amin

Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television

Speaker

Joseph C. Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman and Co-Founder, Alibaba Group

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

Global Risk: Disruption Without End?

While some signs suggest that markets are finally adjusting to chaotic politics and rising global tensions, the worse may still be to come. Government leaders, scholars, and other experts consider the looming crises most likely to roil global order in the coming months.

Moderator

John Micklethwait

Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg

Speakers

Carlos Gutierrez

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

Jane Harman

Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Former Congresswoman

James G. Stavridis

Dean, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

Mac Thornberry

U.S. Representative, Texas; Chairman, Armed Services Committee, U.S. House of Representatives

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

Real Estate Outlook: A More Attractive Asset?

As monetary policies flip, real estate is demonstrating its appeal, steadily attracting capital while other asset classes exhibit signs of investor anxiety. What are the prospects for returns in global property markets? How are these assets positioned to handle changes in inflation and interest rates? Will new trade tariffs modify investment strategies? What anomalies can be seen in the current real estate cycle?

Moderator

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Neil Bluhm

Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital

Robert Morse

Executive Chairman, Bridge Investment Group

Eyal Ofer

Chairman, Ofer Global

David Simon

Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group

Sam Zell

Chairman, Equity Group Investments

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

Amber Waves of Greatness: Promoting Prosperity in Middle America

In America's heartland, the notion strongly persists that the Great Recovery has largely bypassed the folks geographically bracketed between the Acela Corridor and the California coast. Unfortunate political rhetoric has exploited resentments and focused on facile solutions. But coal and steel jobs alone aren't going to cut it. How can "Middle America" rejoin the coastal regions in a shared sense of prosperity and optimism?

Moderator

Gillian Tett

U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

Speakers

Steve Bullock

Governor, Montana

Steven Rattner

Chairman and CEO, Willett Advisors LLC

Rick Snyder

Governor, Michigan

Lawrence H. Summers

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Devin Wenig

President and CEO, eBay

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

What's Next: Harnessing the Momentum of #MeToo and #TimesUp

The momentum that has been garnered in movements from #MeToo to #TimesUp promises to usher in a new era of gender equality, though progress remains difficult to measure and discussion surrounding these issues continues to be complex. Advocates, policymakers, and thought leaders will discuss what happens after the hashtags. How is society addressing women's rights as human rights, and incorporating men within this dialogue? What can this social revolution learn from the past about delivering transformational and lasting impact? How are cross-sector leaders turning these online words into real life action?

Moderator

Alex Witt

Anchor, MSNBC; Correspondent, NBC News

Speakers

Ashley Judd

Actress, Humanitarian and Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNFPA

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Catharine MacKinnon

James Barr Ames Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Author, "Sexual Harassment of Working Women" and "Butterfly Politics"

Stacy Smith

Founder and Director, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, University of Southern California

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

Institutional Investors: Thriving Amid Change

In a world in profound flux, where do we look for the great investment ideas and strategies of today—and the next 50 years? Some of the Pacific Region's largest institutional investors will discuss the importance of agility as we prepare for the next wave in asset management. What will be the impact of the region's massive demographic shift and rising populist policies on future growth? How will organizations and their cultures adapt to changes in technology, including digital and big data? What will the end of the leverage tailwind mean for price growth? And which investments will thrive from the rapid change in consumer preferences?

Moderator

Lisa Gray

CEO, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Speakers

Raphael Arndt

Chief Investment Officer, Future Fund

Russell Read

Chief Investment Officer, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

Deputy CEO, Temasek International Pte. Ltd.

Tokihiko Shimizu

CEO, Japan Post Investment Corporation

James Yuan

Chief Investment Officer, Shin Kong Life

Mon 4/30
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop: Meditation Hacks to Delete Stress, Feel Calm and Be Present

A dynamic leader in the wellness, transformation, health and fitness arenas for over 20 years, Nicholas Pratley's classes exhibit masterful motivation, refreshing inspiration and provide a wonderful platform for physical, mental and emotional transformation. Through breathwork, aromatherapy, sound healing, energy modalities and more, Nicholas is excited to help you Unplug from the outside world and plug into your inside world.

  • Everything you need to know about meditation in 30-minutes.
  • Meditation made practical and accessible in everyday life.
  • Easy guide through mediation challenges: wandering mind, negative thoughts, restlessness and more.
  • Walk away with the tools to unplug anytime anywhere.

Host

Nicholas Pratley

Instructor, Unplug Meditation

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

FinTech: So Much Potential, Too Little Impact?

The financial services sector has undergone profound changes over the last century. Despite all the innovations, the resulting cost efficiencies have mostly failed to trickle down to the end user. Given the growth of financial technology (FinTech) applications and services over the past decade, are we finally seeing advancements break through this barrier? Experts will consider how FinTech has successfully addressed long-standing socio-economic challenges, and where its promise has fallen short.

Moderator

Jackson Mueller

Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Thomas Curry

Partner and Co-Leader, Banking and Financial Services Group, Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP

Sallie Krawcheck

CEO and Co-Founder, Ellevest; Chair, Ellevate Network

Jonathan Larsen

Group Chief Innovation Officer, Ping An Group; Chairman and CEO, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Sasha Orloff

Co-Founder and CEO, LendUp

Anju Patwardhan

Managing Director, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund

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

Combatting the Crisis of Opioids

As the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, the opioid epidemic continues to ravage the nation and there are no simple fixes. As we work to overcome this crisis, the U.S. Surgeon General recommends creating better partnerships with experts and communities to develop, implement, and share collaborative solutions at national and local levels. Government officials and experts will discuss action taken by Congress and the Administration to date, as well as policies we still need to pass. How can businesses, nonprofits, and communities more effectively support prevention programs and those suffering from substance use disorders, especially if funding and resources are scarce? What are successful models we can highlight and replicate?

Moderator

Sabrina Spitaletta

Director, Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Speakers

Alan M. Muney

Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President, Total Health and Network, Cigna Corporation

Joe Smyser

CEO, Public Good Projects

Nora Volkow

Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health

Greg Walden

U.S. Representative, Oregon; Chairman, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives

James A. Winnefeld, Jr.

Retired Admiral, U.S. Navy; Co-Chair, S.A.F.E. Project US

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

Earth on the Brink: A Sixth Extinction, or a Breakthrough in Biodiversity?

Life on planet Earth is at a critical inflection point, given the looming Sixth Great Extinction and the question of whether humans will survive it. Every year, species die off at an alarming rate, and we continue to devalue the natural capital upon which all life depends. We can reverse the status quo by ensuring that solutions outpace the challenges. High-impact philanthropic strategies, sustainable business opportunities, and emerging technologies all point toward a potential breakthrough in how biodiversity flourishes from this point forward. Experts will explore workable strategies for ensuring the survival of the human species and how best to muster the allies and political will to accomplish it.

Moderator

Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Thomas Meredith

Senior Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners; CEO, MFI Capital

Jill Robinson

Founder and CEO, Animals Asia Foundation

Laura Turner Seydel

Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

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

Alzheimer’s Disease: Rewriting the Playbook

Alzheimer's disease is soon expected to overwhelm the national healthcare system, affecting a projected 16 million Americans and costing Medicare and Medicaid $1.1 trillion by 2050. In spite of the scientific community's relentless march forward, the reality is that we are without even one approved therapy to prevent, slow, or cure Alzheimer's. Not one. Responding to the disease's rising prevalence and skyrocketing costs, leaders at the forefront of medicine and philanthropy will imagine new approaches to therapy development that engage all sectors in battle. It is time to rewrite the playbook.

Moderator

LaTese Briggs

Senior Director, Strategy and Programs, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Michela Gallagher

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University; Founder, AgeneBio, Inc.

Todd Rainwater

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Lauren Miller Rogen

Co-Founder, Hilarity for Charity

Garen Staglin

Founder and Chairman, One Mind

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

How to Build a Brand

In our digital era of speed, immediacy, and attention deficits, brands must cut through a tremendous amount of clutter to succeed. Though they can be built fast and scaled quickly, they can crater just as rapidly. Entrepreneurs who have constructed major new brands tell their success stories, with tips for the business of life.

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Dmitry Balyasny

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Balyasny Asset Management

Janet Gurwitch

Operating Partner, Castanea Partners LLC; Founder and Former CEO, Laura Mercier Cosmetics and Skincare

Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Designer and Founder, Hilfiger Corporation

Jamie Salter

CEO, Authentic Brands Group

Nadja Swarovski

Member, Executive Board and Head of Branding and Corporate Communications, Swarovski

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

A Conversation With Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen (Invite only)

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen need no introduction - or do they? The world knows him as one of the best pro football players in history and her as a former supermodel. But together, beyond the headlines they generate, they are also among the world's most ambitious wife-and-husband philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Join this most dynamic of couples in a private conversation on how they define success at this point in their lives and careers.

Moderator

Jim Gray

Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox and WestwoodOne Radio

Speakers

Tom Brady

Quarterback, New England Patriots; Founder, TB12

Gisele Bündchen

Model, Entrepreneur and Goodwill Ambassador, UN Environment Programme

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

Pushing the Limits: The Role of Activist Investing (Invite only)

Shareholder activism has played an important role in realizing long-term value creation by addressing underperformance, whether at the management or board level. Activist strategies can be impactful, nuanced and beneficial when effectively employed, but that is rarely the story we hear in the media.

  • What are the different types of activist strategies and how do they affect various stakeholders: executive management, shareholders, board members and employees?
  • Do activist investors help or hinder shareholders in the long-term? 
  • How has the rise of passive funds influenced the role of activist investors? 
  • How have high-profile activist investors influenced public perception? Are their reputations warranted, or does the negative overshadow the positive? 
  • What is the typical holding period of these investments? 
  • Where are the opportunities for activist investing outside of the United States? Where would these strategies be most successful?

 

Moderator

Gregory Zuckerman

Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal; Author, “The Frackers”

Speakers

Teresa C. Barger

Co-Founder and CEO, Cartica Management, LLC

Scott Ferguson

Managing Partner, Sachem Head Capital Management

Clifton S. Robbins

CEO, Blue Harbour Group, L.P.

Alex Roepers

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantic Investment Management

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

Getting Housing Finance Right (Invite only)

Housing is a cornerstone of the American economy and family balance sheet alike. Infirmities in the housing finance system fueled the financial crisis that devastated Wall Street and Main Street and threatened the global financial system. A decade later, many feel the system is unsustainable and needs to transform to meet the needs of a changed - and ever-changing - marketplace. What fixes are needed, and how important are they? What are the proposals for reform, and what are the risks of failing to act? Who wins and who loses under the various plans, and what are the implications for the future of housing?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Eric Kaplan

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

John Francis Barry

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Prospect Capital Management

Michael Bright

Acting President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ginnie Mae

Michael Calhoun

President, Center for Responsible Lending

Jeb Hensarling

U.S. Representative, Texas; Chairman, Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives

Lewis Ranieri

Founder and Chairman, Ranieri Solutions LLC; Chairman and Senior Managing Partner, Ranieri Partners LLC

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

Capturing the Full Societal Value of Tomorrow's Cures (Invite only)

The pace of scientific innovation leaves thousands of potential therapies undeveloped every year, medicines that might address significant, unmet medical needs. "Fit for purpose" models of research and development, which are tailored to the unique requirements and constraints of each project, create new opportunities for advancement. We will discuss how scientists, biopharmaceutical partners, patient groups, funders, and philanthropists can work together to overcome systemic barriers and generate promising treatments to benefit patients.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

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

Meet the Author: Catharine MacKinnon

Catharine MacKinnon will be signing copies of her books, Butterfly Politics and Sexual Harrassment of Working Women: A Case of Sex Discrimination, at 3:30 PM in Pavilion.

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

Credit Market Outlook

Over the past five years, a massive $600 billion has funneled into high-grade funds. In our annual look at the issues shaping global credit markets, industry leaders will assess the sustainability of this trend, given that higher bond yields gashed returns for U.S. and E.U. credit investors this year. What are some of the less obvious challenges facing this asset class? Will covenant light loans continue to dominate in 2018? Where are the bright spots?

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ilfryn Carstairs

Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Värde Partners

Sir Michael Hintze, AM, GCSG

Founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

David Miller

Global Head of Credit and Head of Global Credit Products, Credit Suisse

Joseph Naggar

Partner, GoldenTree Asset Management

Jim Zelter

Co-President, Apollo Global Management

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

Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Company Culture

Great leaders make big bold bets, take risks, have an eye for talent, and know the value of human capital. They surround themselves with the best and the brightest, monetize smart, and are forward-thinking. They have a willingness to listen, a craving to learn, and a desire to support their teams and communities. They know their businesses better than anybody else does, but know when to delegate. Their passion, pride, and vision for their companies, brands, and employees is contagious. Their workplace cultures demand honesty, respect, trust, and diversity. Hear an esteemed group of industry leaders, trendsetters, and visionaries discuss how they rise to the highest level of excellence as they navigate daily cultural and technological changes and challenges.

Moderator

Gayle King

Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Speakers

Tim Armstrong

CEO, Oath

Tyler Perry

Actor, Producer, Director; CEO, Tyler Perry Studios

Richard Plepler

Chairman and CEO, HBO

Jeremy Zimmer

CEO and Co-Founder, United Talent Agency

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

Innovating the Future of Food: Disruptors Leading a Health Revolution

Innovators and entrepreneurs have the opportunity and responsibility to reinvent the food system. We are in the midst of a food revolution that could yield healthier and more accessible food options for people all over the world—no matter what their socioeconomic status may be. What are the most beneficial ways that technology can help coordinate and advance the agro-food chain—from the production of alternative proteins to new methods of food distribution and preservation, and on? How must "big food" and new smaller companies work together? What are realistic goals for the next five years?

Moderator

Mehmet Oz

Host, "The Dr. Oz Show"; Professor of Surgery, Columbia University

Speakers

Matt Barnard

CEO and Co-Founder, Plenty, Inc.

Nicolas Jammet

Co-Founder and Chief Concept Officer, sweetgreen

James Rogers

CEO, Apeel

Tina Sharkey

CEO and Co-Founder, Brandless

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

Financial Regulation: New Era, New Regulators

The current U.S. administration has undertaken a substantial review of existing financial regulatory structures as part of an effort to increase economic growth and decrease regulatory burden. Both chambers of Congress moved legislation forward designed to overhaul, and in some cases eliminate, portions of the Dodd-Frank legislation passed after the 2008 financial crisis. Ten years after the crisis, what is the state of financial regulations? What is the philosophy that is shaping this new approach? How can regulations continue to safely facilitate the availability of credit to spur growth and create jobs?

Moderator

Ben White

Chief Economic Correspondent, POLITICO

Speakers

J. Christopher Giancarlo

Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Jeb Hensarling

U.S. Representative, Texas; Chairman, Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives

Joo-Yung Lee

Managing Director, Head of North American Financial Institutions, Fitch Ratings

Craig Phillips

Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Michael Piwowar

Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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

Europe: Past Tense, Future Perfect?

In a time of rising authoritarianism and global turmoil, many are looking to prosperous and democratic Europe for leadership. But even as the Eurozone economies seem to finally be recovering from crisis, extremist parties are on the rise and the U.K. is preparing to leave the E.U. How can Europe reconcile the tensions of income inequality and widespread prosperity as well as the gap between the values it asserts and the increased fearmongering in its politics? And with Russian and Chinese influence increasing, the question is inevitable: Is this Europe's moment of leadership—or irrelevance—on the world stage?

Moderator

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News; Head, Bloomberg Economics

Speakers

Jyrki Katainen

Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, European Commission; Former Prime Minister, Finland

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Founder, Open Russia

Yascha Mounk

Author and Lecturer, Harvard University

Howard Shore

Chairman, Shore Capital

Timothy Snyder

Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University; Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences

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

Social Media and the Social Contract: Which Comes First?

Russian bots, trolls, and fake-ad buys are not the only existential challenges facing social media companies. Investors want more ROI and consumers are demanding trustworthy content in their Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat feeds. At a time when the weaponization of disinformation is reaching sophisticated new levels, where is the nexus of profitability and the common good?

Moderator

Willow Bay

Dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Speakers

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology; Former Design Ethicist, Google

Chris Hughes

Co-Chair, Economic Security Project; Co-Founder, Facebook

Om Malik

Partner, True Ventures

Jon Steinberg

Founder and CEO, Cheddar

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

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Medicine: Hope or Hype?

Applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to health care and research have been exploding over the last year—and sometimes backfiring, as researchers negotiate the learning curve. There is great hope, however, that these technologies will reduce drug discovery times and ultimately enable precision medicine. Is a computational approach the awaited disruption that will speed time and lower costs of research and development? Or will human biology outsmart our best efforts to decode it algorithmically?

Moderator

Rick Berke

Executive Editor, STAT

Speakers

Rowan Chapman

Head, Johnson and Johnson Innovation California

Iya Khalil

Co-Founder, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, GNS Healthcare

Lloyd Minor

Dean, Stanford Medicine

George Yancopoulos

Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron

Megan Zweig

Director of Research, Rock Health

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

Enterprising Families at the Forefront of Business in Mexico

Mexican families control some of the world's most successful companies in categories that range from building materials to telecom, broadcasting, financial services, and food. As Mexico reorders its global trade partnerships and confronts political challenges at home, many family business groups are undergoing a generational and cultural shift that will have great influence on the country's future. Experts across sectors will address Mexico's place in the global economy and prospects for prosperity, touching on business leadership, succession, and social responsibility, as well as governance and transparency in public institutions and the private sector.

Moderator

Cate Ambrose

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

Speakers

Alonso Díaz Etienne

Founding Partner and Managing Partner, Gerbera Capital

Gina Diez Barroso

President and CEO, Grupo Diarq SA de CV

Nicolás Mariscal Servitje

CEO, Marhnos SA de CV

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

Mental Health and the Next Generation

Sometimes referred to as the "anxious generation," millennials are actually much more likely to talk about mental health than their parents or grandparents. This generation is closer than ever to breaking the stigma around mental illness in a time when only 44 percent of adults—and less than 20 percent of children and adolescents—with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. How can we harness this growing power amongst the next generation to implement a better mental health care system and offer viable, non-partisan solutions? What can communities and businesses do to address their populations and provide resources? How do we address the role of technology in mental illness and what solutions may technology itself offer?

Moderator

Lynn Goldman

Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

Speakers

Cindy L. Citrone

Founder and CEO, Citrone 33 Foundation

Oren Frank

Co-Founder and CEO, Talkspace

Elana Jacobs

Head of Product, Crisis Text Line

Alison Malmon

Executive Director and Founder, Active Minds

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

Expanding Access to Higher Education

Each year, three million Americans graduate from high school, but only eight percent are qualified to attend a top university. African-Americans and Latinos represent just 14 percent—35,000—of those graduates. Of students from the lowest-income households who make it to college, just nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. What are universities doing to expand their pipelines and ensure success for all their students? Is there enough collaboration between universities and their K-12 partners? What are the innovative and effective programs preparing disadvantaged students for higher education before they graduate?

Moderator

Brandon Busteed

Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, Gallup

Speakers

Christopher Eisgruber

President, Princeton University

Thomas LeBlanc

President, George Washington University

Jeff Maggioncalda

CEO, Coursera

Karen Symms Gallagher

Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

George Weiss

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

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

U.S. Politics: What's the State of our Nation?

As both parties shift into high gear for the midterm elections, rarely has the nation felt so fractured, politically, culturally, and economically. But attack ads aside, many regular Americans just want their country back—a country less combative and partisan, and a whole lot more effective. How do we get there from here, and what needs to change in American social dialogue?

Moderator

Alan D. Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Bob Corker

U.S. Senator, Tennessee; Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Katherine Gehl

Former President and CEO, Gehl Foods; Co-Chair, National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers

Jason Grumet

Founder and President, Bipartisan Policy Center

Patrick Steel

CEO, POLITICO

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

Beyond Hedge Funds (Invite only)

In the old days, you had a set of commingled hedge funds. Nowadays, hedge funds look at co-investing, factor investing, artificial intelligence, emerging managers, innovative structures, and fees. What is the outlook for the industry, and how can managers thrive in this jungle of information? Leading asset owners will share their views on how the new hedge fund model should look.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

John Claisse

CEO, Albourne Group

Speakers

Jase Auby

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Investment Management, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Mario Therrien

Senior Vice-President, Strategic Relationships and External Portfolio Management – Public Markets, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Carrie Thome

Chief Investment Officer, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Jim Williams

Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, The J. Paul Getty Trust

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

Sports Bubble or Not? Where the Smart Money Should Be Today (Invite only)

While investment in the sports industry has become ever more popular, this is not a risk-free business. Against the backdrop of rising valuations, changing rules and regulation, and evolving media consumption patterns, this conversation will cover some of the most important aspects of sports investing. What can owners do to create value, such as unique "live experiences" for fans? What are the implications of evolving rules around player safety issues, length of games, and duration of seasons? How can owners adapt to new media to match the consumption patterns of future rights holders and fans?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Gerald Cardinale

Managing Partner and CEO, RedBird Capital Partners

Speakers

Don Garber

Commissioner, Major League Soccer

Joshua Harris

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

Jonathan Kraft

President, The Kraft Group

Randy Levine

President, New York Yankees

Casey Wasserman

Chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group

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

Investing in Opportunity Zones (Invite only)

Moderator

Aron Betru

Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Steve Glickman

Co-Founder and CEO, Economic Innovation Group

Wendell McCain

Chairman, Keeper’s Fund; Founder, Chairman and CEO, Onset Capital Partners

Raymond J. McGuire

Global Head, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi

Steven Mnuchin

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Sean Parker

Chairman, The Parker Foundation

Mon 4/30
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet the Author: Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder will be signing copies of his book, The Road to Unfreedom, at 4:45 PM in Pavilion.

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

The Sustainability Revolution, With Al Gore: Seizing the Investment Opportunity of Our Generation

Opening Remarks

Eric Garcetti

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Moderator

Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank Group

Speaker

Al Gore

Co-Founder and Chairman, Generation Investment Management; 45th Vice President of the United States

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

Investing in China: Making Money in the Middle Kingdom

Business and finance leaders are divided over China's economic outlook. Some predict a hard landing, while others see a second wind blowing. But there is no doubt China will continue to present growth opportunities for those who know where to look. Investment experts will provide insights on future hotspot industries and the health of China's markets in general. What economic, financial, or social indicators worry analysts, and how significant are those concerns? How can investors overcome the uncertainty of trade relations between the U.S. and China?

Moderator

Andrew Wong

Head of Portfolio Strategies, Office of the CEO, Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC)

Speakers

Wei Sun Christianson

Co-CEO of Asia-Pacific and CEO of China, Morgan Stanley

Goodwin Gaw

Chairman and Managing Principal, Gaw Capital Partners

Fred Hu

Chairman, Primavera Capital Group

Keyu Jin

Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science

Donald Tang

Managing Partner, Celadon Partners

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

Educate, Elevate, Empower: Investing in Girls and Women

During this session we will discuss toolkits for empowerment, paths from literacy to leadership, and the road from poverty to profit. Our conversation will acknowledge the barriers women have faced globally and the biases society often conceals, while also shining a light on the hidden figures that have paved, and continue to pave, the way for growth and progress. Building upon historic initiatives from the recent past, leaders across sectors will explore the next chapter in uniting to invest in universal education for girls, closing the gender pay gaps across industries, and elevating the percentage of women in the C-suite and boardroom. Our stage will be a place where outrage and optimism meet, and where fairness and equality are the mandates.

Moderator

Katie O'Reilly

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Nancy Armstrong

Executive Producer and Founding Member, MAKERS

Brian O'Neil

Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder and CEO, Malala Fund

John Wood

Founder, Room to Read

Shelley Zalis

CEO, The Female Quotient; Founder, The Girls' Lounge

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

How the Next Generation Is Redefining Social Impact

We are in the midst of the greatest wealth transfer in human history: $60 trillion will be inherited over the next 55 years. The Gen Xers and millennials who will be inheriting most of these fortunes have already begun implementing new approaches to the way they do business, how they invest, and how they generate social impact. They are idealistic, altruistic generations who are aligning their investments to their values and infusing creativity into their philanthropy. A panel of influential, young global citizens will detail how they are revolutionizing the philanthropic landscape—and changing commercial business along the way.

Moderator

Maura Donlan

Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Simone Friedman

Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

John Kluge, Jr.

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Alight Fund

Suzanne Sinegal McGill

Co-Founder and President, Rwanda Girls Initiative

John R. Seydel

Director of Sustainability, Mayor's Office of Resilience, City of Atlanta; Trustee, Turner Foundation

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

The Future of Human Performance

To maximize our own individual potential, what lessons can we learn from truly exceptional performers—the best of the best in sport, business, the military, the arts, and beyond? This master class in exceeding one's self-prescribed limits will investigate the physical, emotional, and cognitive tools that elite performers and coaches use to create extraordinary results, regardless of industry or profession.

Moderator

Jared Carney

Founder and CEO, Lightdale, LLC

Speakers

Jurgen Heitmann

Director of Performance, Arena Labs Inc.; Former Special Operations Commander; Former Deputy Director for Military Affairs, Counterterrorism Center, Central Intelligence Agency

Alison Levine

Team Captain, First American Women's Everest Expedition; New York Times bestselling Author; Former Adjunct Instructor, U.S. Military Academy

Vivienne Ming

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Socos Labs

Andy Walshe

Human Performance Expert; Former Director of High Performance, Red Bull; Advisor, DARPA

Mon 4/30
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

How a Hyper-Connected World Will Disrupt the Global Economy (Invite only)

Proliferating mobile devices, social media, smart cities, and 5G are growing unprecedented networks that extend to every corner of the globe. The economic implications of this hyper-connectivity for businesses, the use of capital, and opportunities for investment have been underestimated. How will productivity accelerate and ultimately interrupt existing business models? Upgraded technology also brings more efficient capital deployment—what are some ways businesses can reinvest this capital to drive growth? Is it possible to measure the impact of technology on the economy?

5:00 – 6:00 PM How a Hyper-Connected World Will Disrupt the Global Economy (Invite only)

6:00 – 7:00 PM Principal Financial Group Reception (Invite Only)

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Jon Steinberg

Founder and CEO, Cheddar

Speakers

Tyler Cowen

Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Director, Mercatus Center

Thomas Lantzsch

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel

Jim McCaughan

President, Global Asset Management; CEO, Principal Global Investors

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

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (Invite only)

Whether as an asset class, a token-based finance to disrupt the IPO market, or a blockchain technology to handle everything from back office processing to identity confirmation, the promise of cryptocurrency is much debated. Still, the question remains: What will the mature version of these technologies look like? As blockchain moves past the peak of inflated expectations, what will prove out? Will cryptocurrencies, which have soaring transaction costs and lengthy settlement times, eventually replace the plumbing of the financial system? And will they alleviate or exacerbate concerns about technical privacy?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Bill Barhydt

Founder and CEO, Abra; Chairman, Boom Financial

Steven McClurg

Chief Investment Officer, Blockchain Industries, Inc.

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

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

EY Reception (Invite only)

Reception 
presented by

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

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

Mon 4/30
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Dinner Program | Compelling Couple: Making Healthy Change Sustainable

Compelling Couples

Suzy Amis Cameron, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Plant Power Task Force; Founder, MUSE School 
James Cameron, Co-Founder, Plant Power Task Force; Film Director and Producer

 

Speakers

Suzy Amis Cameron

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Plant Power Task Force; Founder, MUSE School

James Cameron

Co-Founder, Plant Power Task Force; Film Director and Producer

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tue 5/1
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Tue 5/1
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Tue 5/1
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council Roundtable (Invite only)

Representing over $20 trillion in assets under management, the Global Capital Markets Advisory Council will gather for its annual meeting, an opportunity to exchange ideas and break down silos between investors from pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign funds, insurance companies, and single-family offices. Drawing on collective knowledge, CIOs and CEOs from around the world will consider the most compelling ways to navigate the changing macroeconomic landscape. How are asset owners adjusting their strategies and allocations to find opportunity in the low-return environment? What innovations are generating incremental returns? And how has international turmoil rebalanced portfolios geographically?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Tue 5/1
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Tue 5/1
7:45 am - 9:15 am

Part 1: A Conversation With Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce | Part 2: U.S. Overview: Will the 'Goldilocks Economy' Continue?

The American economy, despite minor disruptions, continues to provide cause for optimism, with robust employment, broad access to credit, and an aging but resilient bull market. But as Fed-managed interest rates tick higher and the administration's mercantilist approach invites trade battles, how long can the Goldilocks economy—neither too hot nor too cold—continue?

Guest

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator

Andy Serwer

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Tom Hayes

President and CEO, Tyson Foods

Kenneth Hersh

President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center

John Hickenlooper

Governor, Colorado

Steve Krouskos

Global Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Tue 5/1
8:15 am - 9:15 am

Asset Management Outlook

The asset management industry has experienced profound changes in regulation and technology in the decade since the financial crisis. With managed global assets expected to reach $145 trillion by 2025, how can asset managers best position themselves to capitalize on shifts in regulation, human capital, new technologies, and customer preferences? Are investors' risk appetites changing, and how are asset managers adjusting their strategies or models for the coming year? What role can asset managers play in fostering good corporate governance? How are emerging technologies like automation and artificial intelligence reshaping asset management?

Moderator

Kate Kelly

Reporter, New York Times

Speakers

Steven Goulart

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, MetLife; President, MetLife Investment Management

Nobel Gulati

CEO, Two Sigma Advisers, LP

David Hunt

President and CEO, PGIM, The Investment Business of Prudential

Ron Mock

President and CEO, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Ronald O'Hanley

President and Chief Operating Officer, State Street Corp.

Tue 5/1
8:15 am - 9:15 am

Investing in American Infrastructure: The Case for Private Capital

 Over the next 10 years, experts predict that United States infrastructure will face a funding gap of nearly $3 trillion. The time is now for increased investment to rebuild aging bridges and tunnels and to fund new projects, from renewable energy to smart cities technology. Communities, developers, and government leaders alike are searching for methods to increase private investment while making public sector funding more effective. As lawmakers draft bills, investors are also looking for ways to connect bankable projects with capital. Can the government come together for a bipartisan solution? Is the risk level of P3 projects attractive to investors? What are the implications for economic growth in the country if the funding gaps persist?

Moderator

Michael Burke

Chairman and CEO, AECOM

Speakers

Susan Gray

Global Head of Corporate and Infrastructure, S&P Global

Mike Sommers

President and CEO, American Investment Council

John Tanyeri

Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure/Project Finance, MetLife

Tue 5/1
8:15 am - 9:15 am

Japan's Economy, Jump-Started

The landslide electoral victory of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in October solidified the Liberal Democratic party's control over parliament and legitimized its economic and financial policies. The administration is riding a wave of improving economic indicators and bullish market attitudes that have renewed public optimism and a sense of responsibility to global growth. With time to play the long game, Prime Minister Abe is expected to push structural reforms within the country and seek greater leadership in asserting security in the Asia-Pacific region. Government officials and business leaders from Japan will discuss the domestic and international policies we can expect to see in the next several years. Which business sectors are most promising for investors? Where are potential returns the greatest? Is sustained economic growth a long-term prospect?

Moderator

Kotaro Tamura

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman, Japan Intelligence Initiative; Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan

Speakers

Lawrence Ho

Chairman and CEO, Melco Resorts & Entertainment

Daisuke Iwase

President, Lifenet Insurance Company

Mitsumaru Kumagai

Executive Managing Director and Chief Economist, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.

Aya Murakami

CEO, C&I Holdings

Takao Ochi

State Minister of Cabinet Office and Member of the House of Representatives, Japan

Tue 5/1
8:15 am - 9:15 am

A Conversation With Steve Ballmer

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speaker

Steve Ballmer

Co-Founder, Ballmer Group; Former President and CEO, Microsoft Corp.

Tue 5/1
8:30 am - 9:00 am

The Future of Housing Finance Reform: A Conversation With U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling

Moderator

David Faber

Journalist and Co-Anchor, CNBC

Speaker

Jeb Hensarling

U.S. Representative, Texas; Chairman, Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Evolution of Hedge Fund Management

Hedge funds have had their best start to a year since the financial crisis, when investors pulled out $112 billion. During this change in the tides, what are the latest strategies hedge funds can add to their toolkits? What are specific examples of how new technologies, including data analytics, have transformed strategies? What is the future of fee structures, since managers have implemented new terms for certain clients? And what aspect of hedge funds do managers believe asset owners most frequently misunderstand? How can funds retain and attract top talent?

Moderator

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Dmitry Balyasny

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Balyasny Asset Management

Andrew Feldstein

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, BlueMountain Capital Management

Dawn Fitzpatrick

Chief Investment Officer, Soros Fund Management

Ricky Sandler

Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Eminence Capital

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Entertainment Leaders: Defining Your Brand in the Modern Media Landscape

Five hundred scripted T.V. series, 700 films, more IP than ever before, and countless platforms to watch it all. And that was just 2017. When competition is this fierce, what can a project do to stand out? Hear how top industry leaders are placing their bets and surviving the decline of traditional film and TV business models. How are they turning problems into profits? How should entertainment companies define their brands, capture and retain an audience, and harness talent? What is the value of a traditional studio library in this new media landscape? And who will be the heavyweights of streaming in one year? Three years? Five?

Moderator

Cynthia Littleton

Managing Editor, Variety

Speakers

Kevin Beggs

Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group

Mark Burnett

President, MGM Television and Digital Group

Susanne Daniels

Global Head, Original Content, YouTube

Jim Gianopulos

Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures

Robert Greenblatt

Chairman, NBC Entertainment

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Future of Leadership and the Workforce in the Age of Prediction

Advancements in technology and trends in globalization, demographics, and macroeconomics are raising the caliber of skills required to succeed in the workforce. To maintain a competitive advantage corporate leaders across sectors are attempting to predict the impact and opportunities of industrialization, automation, and artificial intelligence to maintain a competitive advantage. What are the most important effects of technology on business leadership, labor, and society? With over a third of the global workforce expected to change occupation by 2030, how can we best prepare for the future?

Moderator

Caroline Fairchild

Managing News Editor, LinkedIn

Speakers

Dave McKay

President and CEO, RBC

Mike McNamara

CEO, Flex

Igor Tulchinsky

Founder, Chairman and CEO, WorldQuant LLC

Jeff Wong

Global Chief Innovation Officer, EY

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakthroughs in Philanthropy: Game-Changers in Social Impact

Many nonprofit organizations working to solve the world’s problems are duplicative or, worse, openly competitive with each other. Given the stakes, trailblazing individuals and organizations are working to inject more efficiency and coordination into the sector. Philanthropic leaders will discuss bold choices they have made around organizational mergers, innovative financing, and intensive place-based programming to maximize their social impact in the realms of disaster relief, healthcare in conflict zones, and other pressing global issues.

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Peggy Marie Alford

Chief Financial Officer, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Nanette Medved-Po

Founder and President, GenerationHope Inc.

Petra Nemcova

Founder, All Hands and Hearts

Shamsheer Vayalil

Chairman and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare; Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Amanat Holdings, UAE

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Private Equity: Creating Value Against Increased Competition

Last year, private equity hit an all-time fundraising record. The influx of cash has driven up valuations, and now some are concerned whether these illiquid assets can maintain their historic returns. Where are we in the current cycle? How is private equity responding to risks in an environment where multiples are stretched in both private and public markets? In which sectors do private equity firms expect to find the best pockets of opportunity to generate maximum returns? How are PE firms responding to oversubscribed funds?

Moderator

Jim Moglia

Managing Director and Group Head of Leveraged Finance Group, BMO Capital Markets

Speakers

Virginie Morgon

CEO, Eurazeo

Jonathan Rotolo

Head of Private Equity and Real Assets, Barings

Scott Sperling

Co-President and Co-Chairman, Thomas H. Lee Partners

David Wasserman

Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Limited (CD&R)

Andrew Weinberg

Founder and Managing Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Eating Right: Achieving Maximum Wellness Through Nutrition

Every day, headlines seem to offer conflicting advice on the best foods to eat for optimal health, wellness, performance, and longevity. How do we cut through the myths and hype to hone in on approaches that are appropriate and feasible? What are the latest breakthroughs that help us stay healthy and sane? Because everyone’s body is unique, what personalized choices should we consider and what guidelines are healthy for all? Experts will evaluate ever-evolving food trends and how nutrition can be our medicine for a variety of health concerns.

Moderator

Alexia Brue

Co-Founder and CEO, Well+Good

Speakers

Shane Emmett

CEO and Co-Founder, Health Warrior

Nick Green

Co-Founder and CEO, Thrive Market

Mark Hyman

Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Patrick Smith

CEO and Founder, Territory

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Macroeconomic Outlook

Last year, integrated expansion across emerging and developed markets combined with low inflation and beneficial monetary policies to fuel one of the longest economic recovery periods on American record. As the quantitative easing experiment winds down, what is in store for global economies? Considering the biggest threats to sustained economic expansion, what does the market want to see from central banks? On which geo-political situations are business leaders focusing the most attention? And how do recent global trade agreements impact investment strategies?

Moderator

Komal Sri-Kumar

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

Speakers

Rishi Kapoor

Co-CEO, Investcorp Bank

Tad Rivelle

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, TCW

Seema Shah

Global Investment Strategist, Principal Global Investors

Nathan Sheets

Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research, PGIM Fixed Income

Christopher Smart

Head of Macroeconomic and Geopolitical Research, Barings

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Power Play: Closing the Immense Energy Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Energy supplies across Africa fall far short of potential demand. In Nigeria, just one example, a growing population will surpass that of the United States in the next 25 years. But Nigeria has just four gigawatts of functional installed electricity capacity, while the U.S. has over 1,000 GW. Despite enormous energy gaps, many governments and NGOs remain focused on small fixes for households and rural communities. The time has come to think bigger. Sub-Saharan Africa needs investments in new energy production on a scale large enough to power its rapidly growing, 21st-century cities and expanding industries. We will investigate the opportunities there and the impact massive greenfield energy projects could have on local economies.

Moderator

Todd Moss

Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Speakers

Joseph Boateng

Chief Investment Officer, Casey Family Programs

Justin DeAngelis

Partner, International Power Fund, Denham Capital

A.B.C. Orjiako

Chairman, Seplat Petroleum Development Co.

Kate Steel

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Nithio

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Next Urban Revolution: Reimagining Cities for an Aging Population

The world population is aging, and McKinsey Global Institute reports that this "is a key factor in many of the cities in developed economies that are experiencing stagnant or declining population and whose economies are therefore under pressure." Given that the average age in urban centers is trending older, the pursuit of healthy, productive, and purposeful aging must become a priority for civic leaders. With continuing partisanship and discord at the federal level, America's cities are poised to lead the incubation of innovations and solutions in response to these new realities. How can we incent aging-ready city planning and infrastructure? Will business stakeholders across sectors recognize that competitiveness will depend, in part, on design and development that appeal to a growing population in the six decades of older age?

Moderator

Nora Super

Director of Policy and Programs, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Speakers

James Anderson

Head of Government Innovation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Julián Castro

Dean's Distinguished Fellow; Fellow of the Dávila Chair in International Trade Policy, University of Texas at Austin; Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Thomas Lantzsch

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Internet of Things Group, Intel

Jaana Remes

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Advancing Critical Health Issues for Veterans

The national consensus is that veterans of the U.S. military, approximately 21 million men and women, deserve first-rate health care. These veterans have risked so much—life and limb, health and wellness—and we, as a nation, owe them high-quality, advanced therapies. Experts in health, policy, and veterans issues will explore the public-private sector partnerships that are democratizing access to new treatments and cures for veterans and their families. What are the most efficient and effective ways to fulfill our commitment to those who deserve the very best we can offer?

Moderator

Jonathan Simons

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

Speakers

Prudence Fisher

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work, Columbia University

Isla Garraway

Associate Professor and Director of Research, Department of Urology, University of California, Los Angeles

Deborah Lafer Scher

Executive Advisor to the Secretary, Center for Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Earle Mack

Founder, Man O'War Project; Former United States Ambassador to Finland

Peter O'Rourke

Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Power of Mindfulness

The search for happiness begins within. Noticing, understanding, and accepting our own subtle thoughts, emotions, and sensations is a transformational journey that leads to great reward—but it also requires practice. Icons and industry figures from technology, entertainment, and politics share the mindfulness techniques that have revolutionized their careers and enriched their lives.

Moderator

Jay Shetty

Award-Winning Host, Storyteller and Filmmaker

Speakers

Baron Baptiste

Founder, Baptiste Institute and Baptiste Foundation; Yoga Instructor

Goldie Hawn

Actress; Founder, Hawn Foundation

Andy Puddicombe

Co-Founder, Headspace

Tim Ryan

U.S. Representative, Ohio

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

MENA: New Tactics to Transform Economies and Accelerate Growth (Invite only)

Economic fundamentals remain strong in the Middle East and North Africa on the back of higher oil prices, strong global growth, and accommodative financial conditions. However, widespread security threats and political unrest pose a sustained risk to the region's economic performance, and spillovers from OPEC's oil-cut deal continue to weigh on oil-producing countries. Despite the recent economic deceleration, an analysis of individual countries paints a brighter picture of the regional economy. Moderation of geopolitical tensions, easing fiscal adjustment, infrastructure investment such as the UAE Expo 2020, and reforms to promote non-oil sector activity are all new tactics that have been put forward by GCC nations to accelerate economic growth. Our diverse panel of specialists will give us more insights on the development of some of these new initiatives in the region.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Tue 5/1
9:30 am - 10:30 am

The Ups and Downs of a Multi-Asset Approach (Invite only)

Moderator

Rick Slocum

Chief Investment Officer, Harvard Management Company

Speakers

Barry Blattman

Vice Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management

Joshua Friedman

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

Jonathan Lavine

Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital

Tue 5/1
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Meet the Author: Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman will be signing copies of his book, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, at 10:30 AM in Pavilion.

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Global Overview: Navigating a World in Transition

A global transformation is underway as changing political tides, emerging demographic trends, and relentless leaps in technology disrupt traditional social and market foundations, heralding an era of rapid change and challenge. Economic prospects remain clouded by policy uncertainties, including election outcomes, the direction of Brexit negotiations, and financial sector fragilities, including an excess of non-performing bank loans in some nations. Alterations to trade law in the United States, the single largest destination of European Union exports, also remain unsettled. We will examine the key factors driving political and economic evolution around the world.

Moderator

Gillian Tett

U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times

Speakers

Thomas Barrack

Executive Chairman, Colony Northstar

José Antonio González Anaya

Minister of Finance, Mexico

His Excellency Paul Kagame

President, Republic of Rwanda

Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

Ed Royce

U.S. Representative, California; Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Want to Live to a Healthy 100?

What if lifetimes of 100, 110, or even more years become the norm? We're in the midst of a global demographic shift resulting from increasing longevity and low birth rates. While lifespans have nearly doubled in the last century, some believe that lengthening lives further is the ultimate scientific goal. But there is a more urgent challenge. We must ensure that lifespan health—the opportunity to enjoy the gift of more time—is available to all of us. How has the growing knowledge about nutrition, exercise, and mindful living interacted with social determinants of health? What progress has been made by precision medicine, innovative digital tools, and genetic research—and who benefits from it? Experts explore these questions, along with possibilities just around the corner.

Moderator

Paul Irving

Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, USC

Speakers

Elizabeth Blackburn

Nobel Laureate; President Emerita, Salk Institute

Dan Buettner

Founder, Blue Zones and Blue Zones, LLC

Laura Deming

Partner, The Longevity Fund

Arianna Huffington

Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Founder, The Huffington Post

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Institutional Investors: Focusing on Long-Term Value in a Short-Term World

Today's high multiples, low spreads, and increased volatility have investors focused on returns in the short and medium term. But pension funds and endowments are inherently focused on the long term. In this environment, how can these sources of patient capital stay patient? What governance structures best promote long-range investing? Does the developing or developed world have more of these opportunities, and how can investors successfully integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into portfolio decisions? What role should alternatives play, given that the yield curve is now pointing to riskier assets? Has the recent run-up in U.S. interest rates prompted changes to investments or outlooks? How do long-term investors think about volatility?

Moderator

Joseph L. Hooley

Chairman and CEO, State Street Corp.

Speakers

Christopher Ailman

Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

David Atkin

CEO, Cbus

Vicki Fuller

Chief Investment Officer, New York State Common Retirement Fund

Nick Moakes

Chief Investment Officer, Wellcome Trust

Juan Manuel Valle Pereña

CEO, Afore XXI Banorte

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Big Data and Creating Customer Growth in the Age of A.I.

Companies in every market sector are tapping into remarkable amounts of data to gain insights and create engagement with their consumers. Using artificial intelligence technologies powered by that data, businesses can develop new analytics to try to understand customers’ preferences, behaviors, and actions. Business and technology trendsetters will discuss how they are using new data sources and A.I. to personalize messaging and engagement. How should companies navigate customer privacy and preferences? What are the best practices when building or scaling an analytics program focused on customer growth?

Moderator

Sumant Mandal

Managing Director, March Capital Partners

Speakers

David Eun

President, Samsung NEXT

Michael Flaskey

CEO, Diamond Resorts

John R. Shrewsberry

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo

Michael Sutcliff

Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

American Homeownership: Do We Still Have a Dream?

The dream of American homeownership has changed in the face of societal, economic, and cultural shifts, and the housing finance system of the future must reflect this change. As Congress, regulators, and industry work to craft policy and guide practices, it is critical that they focus on the needs of the consumers the system intends to serve and the ability of the system to function properly. Who can buy a home and who can't? Who wants to and who doesn't? How will the housing finance system evolve to meet the challenges of homeownership now and in the future, and how can government and industry facilitate or impede this evolution? And finally, how do we avoid the sins of the past without chilling innovation for the future?

Moderator

Eric Kaplan

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

John Francis Barry

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Prospect Capital Management

Michael Bright

Acting President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ginnie Mae

Carol Galante

Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Former Assistant Secretary for Housing/Federal Housing Commissioner, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Timothy Mayopoulos

President and CEO, Fannie Mae

Lewis Ranieri

Founder and Chairman, Ranieri Solutions LLC; Chairman and Senior Managing Partner, Ranieri Partners LLC

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

India as a Driver of Global Growth

Of all the countries in the world, India is best positioned to lead global growth in the coming years. It boasts a large, young, and well-educated populace, innovative digital technology companies, and cutting-edge life sciences and health-tech research and development. Increasingly progressive regulatory policies are also attracting greater capital flows, investments, and businesses into the country. Corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and policy analysts will discuss how and where to tap expansion in the subcontinent.

Moderator

Reuben Abraham

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Founding CEO and Senior Fellow, IDFC Institute

Speakers

Alyssa Ayres

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Nisha Biswal

President, U.S.-India Business Council

Ankur Jain

Founder and CEO, Bira 91

Mohit Joshi

President, Infosys

Seema Kumar

Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, Johnson & Johnson

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Patients: The New Economy of Healthcare

Despite the deeply personal nature of healthcare and healthcare product development, they have traditionally been business-to-business industries in which patients are beneficiaries but not really treated as customers. That is changing as individuals become more engaged as a result of technology and access to information, and as they pay an increasing share of the costs of care. Are we seeing a shift to a classic business-to-consumer model? How are companies and providers engaging with patients in a meaningful way and meeting their expectations? What are the implications for the quality and cost of care?

Moderator

Cynthia Grossman

Director, Science of Patient Input, FasterCures

Speakers

David Feinberg

President and CEO, Geisinger Health Systems

Jen Horonjeff

Founder and CEO, Savvy Cooperative

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.

Michael Loeb

Founder and CEO, Loeb Enterprises

Jessica Mega

Chief Medical Officer, Verily

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

De-Risking Emerging Markets Investments

Investing in emerging and developing markets offers a unique opportunity to generate yield while potentially financing positive social impact. The Business and Sustainable Development Commission identified $12 trillion of market opportunities aligned to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Unfortunately, the regulations designed to create stability in the financial system after the 2008 financial crisis have had the opposite impact in the developing world because of the disincentives to invest in those markets. With heightened capital and liquidity requirements, commercial banks—the natural financial intermediaries that find, structure, and sell deals to institutional investors—are on the sidelines. In this session, panelists will discuss how public sector institutions can better use guarantees and other risk mitigation tools to draw in private finance for sustainable development.

Moderator

Aron Betru

Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jeremy Carter

Chief Credit Officer, Fitch Ratings

Michael Eckhart

Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citi

Keiko Honda

Executive Vice President and CEO, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group

Catherine McCarthy

Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP

Jukka Pihlman

Managing Director and Global Head, Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds, Standard Chartered Bank

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

How the New Tax Cuts Are Shaping the U.S. Economy—and Our Fiscal Future

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed into law at the beginning of this year has been described as America's most far-reaching tax overhaul since the 1980s. With lower corporate tax rates, alterations to individual income taxes, and incentives for U.S. businesses to bring capital back home, the new policy is already having an effect. Corporations have announced stock buybacks, employee raises and bonuses, and investments in worker training—and attributed these moves to their new financial headroom. How will these changes further influence the U.S. economy, corporate finance, and both capital holders and wage earners? Will supply-side gains from the tax cut produce revenues to offset gaps in the federal ledger or trigger new inflationary pressure?

Moderator

Josh Barro

Senior Editor, Business Insider

Speakers

Eric Cantor

Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Moelis & Co.; Former Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives

Jason Furman

Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers

William Lee

Chief Economist, Milken Institute

Maya MacGuineas

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

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Townhall | The Gun Discussion in American Culture

Few issues spawn as much cultural, political, and social division in American society as do guns and the Second Amendment. And yet, at a time in our national evolution in which the horror of mass shootings has become routine, it is imperative that we begin talking, intelligently and collaboratively, about ending that horror. If we believe that thoughtful, influential leaders can and should be willing to engage in a civilized dialogue on how to best reduce gun violence in our country while also preserving the constitutional rights of responsible gun owners, here is where that very nonpartisan, very difficult, and absolutely imperative conversation can begin.

Moderator

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

Speakers

Stephen Benjamin

Mayor, Columbia, S.C.; Vice President, U.S. Conference of Mayors

John Hickenlooper

Governor, Colorado

Rick Snyder

Governor, Michigan

Daniel Webster

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

CEO Roundtable (Invite only)

A wide-ranging discussion with leaders of large firms on how they are navigating an uncertain world. How are CEOs of established companies anticipating the risk of disintermediation by smaller upstarts—as well as from the big technology companies whose entrance can upset entire industries? How are they preparing their workforces to stay competitive? And how are they readying their firms for an age where technology and human intelligence work together on a whole new level?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Tue 5/1
10:45 am - 11:45 am

ASEAN: Growth in the Next 10 Years (Invite only)

In its first 50 years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations did very well to bolster regional cooperation, economic interdependence, and overall gravitas as a bloc. The challenge for the next 10 years will be meeting the social, financial, and healthcare needs of more than 600 million people. Not only that but they must also continue to align on geo-political security while improving institutions and markets to attract investments needed for businesses and economies to thrive. Does ASEAN's accomplished past spell success for its future?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Opening Remarks

Heng Wing Chan

Senior Advisor, Milken Institute Asia Center; Singapore Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Austria

Moderator

Cesar Purisima

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines

Speakers

Anies Baswedan

Governor, City of Jakarta, Indonesia

Henry Nguyen

Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam

Elena Okorochenko

Head of Asia-Pacific Ratings, S&P Global Ratings

Arif Rachmat

CEO, PT Triputra Agro Persada

Enrique Razon

Chairman and President, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

Tue 5/1
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Author: Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner will be signing copies of his book, The Blue Zone of Happiness: Lessons from the World's Happiest People, at 11:45 AM in Pavilion.

Tue 5/1
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Program | Promoting Prosperity in a World in Transition

Welcoming Remarks

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jim Yong Kim

President, World Bank Group

Tidjane Thiam

CEO, Credit Suisse Group AG

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Global Private Equity Outlook

Private equity raised an all-time record amount of capital in 2017. Fueled by low yields and investors' willingness to forgo traditional risk protections, it is expected to play a growing role in financial markets. But industry leaders are split on whether the size of the funds and dry powder constitute a bubble. Will the golden age of private equity continue? Or has the market turned a corner? How would global markets absorb all of that cash? And as the number of public-traded companies shrink, will private equity become the more popular market? How will interest rates impact the deals that have been financed with cheap debt?

Moderator

Leslie Picker

Reporter, CNBC

Speakers

Leon Black

Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Bruce Flatt

CEO, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Robert Smith

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Jonathan Sokoloff

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

How Will Technology Trends Impact Your Portfolio?

The speed and fury of technological progress today is forcing investors to reposition their portfolios. Industry leaders will discuss how they decide which trends, out of so many, they want to hedge or capture. How do their portfolios embrace new advancements and disruptions, such as artificial intelligence and its impact on the workforce? Which technologies and trends of the recent past were over-hyped? And which old-line sectors or industries are the safest investments today, and which ones are at risk? How can the financial services ecosystem keep up with this rapid pace of change?

Moderator

Dan Primack

Business Editor, Axios

Speakers

Jason Greenberg

Managing Director, Head of Global Tech Advisory, Jefferies LLC

Colin Le Duc

Co-Founder and Partner, Generation Investment Management

Morris Mark

CEO and Managing Partner, Mark Asset Management

Nicole Musicco

Senior Managing Director, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Jeff Schumacher

Founder, BCG Digital Ventures

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Breckoning: The Endgame for Great Britain and Europe in 2019

On March 29, 2019, at 11 p.m. GMT, Great Britain will officially leave the European Union. But the two sides have yet to finalize the grand deals that will define their epochal split. Prime Minister May has proposed a "managed divergence" from E.U. rules, retaining certain economic policies and scrapping others. Meanwhile, the Europeans are taking a tough line on trade. Given that all free-trade rules are, essentially, bespoke, is Britain's approach all that demanding? How are negotiations likely to turn out, and in whose favor?

Moderator

Anatole Kaletsky

Economic Commentator, Project Syndicate; Co-Chairman, Gavekal Dragonomics

Speakers

Peter Beyer

Member, German Bundestag (Christian Democratic Union)

James Caan CBE

Chairman, Cohesion Investments

Sir Michael Hintze, AM, GCSG

Founder, Chief Executive and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

Lord Mandelson

Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Counsel; Former European Trade Commissioner and British First Secretary of State

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Avoiding War with North Korea

Is the perfect storm brewing on the Korean Peninsula? Provocations from North Korea have once again thrust the reclusive state into the spotlight as the U.S. and its Asian allies grapple with the threat of nuclear war. Geopolitical experts discuss security in East Asia and potential avenues for conflict resolution. How will great-power politics between the U.S. and China influence the outcome? Should the world accept a nuclear North Korea? What would be the consequences for peace and stability in the region?

Moderator

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times

Speakers

Jean Lee

Director, Center for Korean History and Public Policy, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

Yasuhide Nakayama

Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee in the Lower House and Member, House of Representatives, Japan; Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

John Park

Director, Korea Working Group and Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bill Richardson

Former Governor, New Mexico; Former U.S. Negotiator With North Korea

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Entitlements: A Collision Course With Fiscal Reality

Our major federal entitlement programs operate as pay-as-you-go systems—the payroll taxes of today's workers are transferred to current beneficiaries. While there were roughly 40 workers for every beneficiary in the 1940s, today there are just three. That number will only decrease as the Boomer generation retires. Longer lifespans, combined with retirement ages that have hardly budged in 50 years, make the fiscal outlook worse. Entitlements already account for about two-thirds of all federal spending, not including interest on the debt issued to pay for them. Something will have to give—means testing, raising the retirement age, or taxes, or a combination of those and other measures. How should we reform these programs for long-term sustainability?

Moderator

Josh Barro

Senior Editor, Business Insider

Speakers

Jared Bernstein

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

Andrew Biggs

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Chris Hughes

Co-Chair, Economic Security Project; Co-Founder, Facebook

Maya MacGuineas

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

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop: Meditation Hacks to Delete Stress, Feel Calm and Be Present

Natalie Bell is a passionate mindful awareness teacher and director of corporate programs at Unplug. She has more than 25 years of practice in mindfulness and lived in an ashram for a year of intensive study. Natalie is also a teacher and consultant for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.

  • Everything you need to know about meditation in 30-minutes.
  • Meditation made practical and accessible in everyday life.
  • Easy guide through mediation challenges: wandering mind, negative thoughts, restlessness and more.
  • Walk away with the tools to unplug anytime anywhere.

Host

Natalie Bell

Instructor, Unplug Meditation

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Meat and More: The Future of Protein

By 2050, the world's population will grow to more than nine billion, and our appetite for protein appears to be growing along with it. As 60 percent of consumers say they are actively trying to add more protein into their diet, traditional protein sources and their supply chains are not equipped to handle the ballooning demand in a sustainable way. This conversation among leading CEOs, investors, and academics will explore scaling challenges, ever-evolving consumer demands, and the benefits that alternative proteins can provide to the consumer, the environment, and public health.

Moderator

Kathleen Merrigan

Executive Director of Sustainability, George Washington University; Former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Speakers

Ethan Brown

Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Tom Hayes

President and CEO, Tyson Foods

Ashley Koff

CEO, The Better Nutrition Program

Uma Valeti

CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

New Players Disrupting the Healthcare and R&D Landscape

Healthcare and research are fields seemingly slow to evolve and respond to technologies and trends shaping other industries. Now, however, the ground seems to be shifting rather quickly. Tech giants want to get into the healthcare business, pharmacies are buying insurers, insurers are buying up physician practices, and more. What is behind these transformations, and what will the healthcare and research landscape look like for patients and investors over the next few years?

Moderator

Dan Mendelson

President, Avalere Health

Speakers

Marc Harrison

President and CEO, Intermountain Healthcare

Thomas Moriarty

Executive Vice President, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, and General Counsel, CVS Health

Mario Schlosser

CEO and Co-Founder, Oscar

Benjamin Seet

Executive Director, Biomedical Research Council, A*STAR

Sue Siegel

Chief Innovation Officer, GE; CEO, GE Ventures

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Building Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Workforce readiness remains a challenge as society grapples with the ramifications of automation and Al. As the very nature of work evolves, new toolkits and education opportunities are needed to better equip workers for future jobs. How are we helping them and their industries compete and prosper in the global economy? How are leaders ensuring underserved demographics obtain the skills necessary to achieve their potential and build lasting careers? How is today's workforce adapting to this changing landscape and navigating both traditional and alternative employment pipelines?

Moderator

Rick Newman

Columnist, Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Pradeep Khosla

Chancellor, University of California, San Diego

Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University

Chauncy Lennon

Managing Director and Head of Workforce Initiatives, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase

Jane Oates

Executive Committee, WorkingNation; Former Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Investing With Impact in Underserved Small Businesses

After the 2008 decline of regional and local banks, America's entrepreneurs saw a massive decrease in access to capital, especially in underserved communities. If we want to revitalize these communities, we need investments that increase jobs, income, and wealth. Small businesses contribute more than two-thirds of job growth overall. With more efficient access to capital for small businesses, there will be more jobs. With more income, comes wealth, and likely, greater prosperity in the communities that need it the most. In this session, panelists will discuss best practices around mobilizing capital to invest in small businesses in underserved markets, in particular, opportunities around the Community Reinvestment Act, Opportunity Zones, and support for Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institutions.

Moderator

Aron Betru

Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Kimberlee Cornett

Managing Director of Social Investment Practice, Kresge Foundation

Annie Donovan

Director, CDFI Fund, U.S. Department of Treasury

John Lettieri

Co-Founder and President, Economic Innovation Group

Kim Saunders

President and CEO, EADS Group, Inc.; Senior Advisor, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Case for Investing in Migrants and Refugees

As the refugee crisis and global migration challenges persist, one of the highest priorities for displaced peoples is integration within local workforces. Host countries are collaborating with the private sector to assist newly resettled refugees find jobs and leverage the skills they are bringing into their adopted nations. What strategies are being activated to help refugees find work more rapidly? How are investments in retraining and skills-matching for displaced people working out for local businesses and economies? How is the business case being made to help and hire forced migrants and asylum-seekers around the world?

Moderator

Caroline Fairchild

Managing News Editor, LinkedIn

Speakers

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Jeff Maggioncalda

CEO, Coursera

Gideon Maltz

Executive Director, Tent Foundation

Saed Moujtahed

President, Syrian Institute For Progress

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

How to Be a Man in 2018

Powerful women's movements around the world have inspired men to explore and reevaluate what masculinity represents in modern society. Beyond Hollywood and corporate boardrooms, leaders across industries are addressing distorted definitions of masculinity, challenging outdated patriarchal systems, and overcoming gendered stereotypes reinforced by the media. As men become more educated on the issues women are facing—without the fear of losing social currency among other men for doing so—they are figuring out their roles in the march towards gender equality. As we continue to uproot unconscious biases and come to terms with what they have cost us, men and women are working together on long-term solutions that can end a culture of complicity and establish more inclusive, healthy, and harmonious societies.

Moderator

Richard Sandler

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

Speakers

Michael Ian Black

Comedian, Actor, Writer, and Director

Joanne Lipman

Author; Former Editor-in-Chief, USA TODAY

Kevin O'Leary

Co-Founder, O'Shares Investments; Television Personality, "Shark Tank"

Alex Rodriguez

Founder and CEO, A-Rod Corp; 2009 World Series Champion, New York Yankees

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Dissecting Distressed Debt (Invite only)

Moderator

Hershel Harper

Chief Investment Officer, UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust

Speakers

Greg Lippmann

Chief Investment Officer, LibreMax Capital

Carl Meyer

Chief Investment Officer, Silver Rock Financial LP

Giuseppe Naglieri

Partner and Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Värde Partners

Steven Shapiro

Founding Partner, GoldenTree Asset Management

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Conversation With Asia-Pacific's Institutional Investors (Invite only)

The investment outlook is growing increasingly uncertain in today's era of rising interest rates and high valuations. With billions of dollars under management and a large client base to answer to, Asia's leading institutional investors gather to discuss diverse investment strategies to generate robust returns.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Opening Remarks

Petra Freddi

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute Asia Center

Moderator

Hiro Mizuno

Executive Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan; Co-Chair, Global Capital Markets Advisory Council, Milken Institute

Speakers

Raphael Arndt

Chief Investment Officer, Future Fund

Nazym Azimbayev

Managing Director and Member of the Executive Board, National Investment Corporation of National Bank of Kazakhstan

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara

Deputy CEO, Temasek International Pte. Ltd.

Andrew Wong

Head of Portfolio Strategies, Office of the CEO, Government Investment Corporation of Singapore (GIC)

Tue 5/1
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Meeting: Center for the Future of Aging Business Council (Invite only)

The world population aged 60 and over will rise from 900 million to 2.1 billion by midcentury. While questions about medical costs and retirement savings stir concern, increasing longevity and health have spurred unprecedented economic growth. Older individuals seek to remain engaged and relevant as long as possible. Businesses are now recognizing that this segment of society represents a dynamic global resource—with their consumer strength, their product and service needs, and the wisdom and experience that they bring to the workforce. The Business Council aims to change policies, practices, hearts, and minds to ensure that companies and societies benefit from the global demographic shift.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Tue 5/1
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Meet the Author: Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes will be signing copies of his book, Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn It, at 3:30 PM in Pavilion.

Tue 5/1
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Meet the Author: Joanne Lipman

Joanne Lipman will be signing copies of her book, That's What She Said: What Men Need To Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, at 3:30 PM in Pavilion.

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Common Sense From Uncommon Investors

From the insights that changed the course of their professional lives to their most memorable investment, some of the world's most successful investors will give themselves up to our interrogation. Have the best ideas come from extensive analysis or from the gut? How do they think about risk and defy the most stubborn cognitive biases? What do they look for when hiring key members of their teams? And, of course, where are they focusing their attention—and money—in the near future?

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Crescent Capital Group

John Danhakl

Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.

Emanuel J. Friedman

CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital LLC

George Hicks

Co-Founder and CEO, Värde Partners

Mitchell Julis

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

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Energy Markets: The Year Ahead for Oil, Gas and Renewables

Following a dismal 2017, oil prices have remained above $60 for most of this year as U.S. shale producers relentlessly maintain production levels, offsetting reductions by OPEC nations. Meanwhile, renewable sources like wind and solar energy continue to significantly disrupt traditional energy markets, even as the advent of shale production mitigates their near-term impact. Where are the investing opportunities and caveats, and how will they change if oil prices trend lower, as some predict they will over the coming months? Also, what are the geopolitical implications of the U.S. dethroning Russia as the world's largest oil producer, potentially as early as this year?

Moderator

Gregory Zuckerman

Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal; Author, “The Frackers”

Speakers

Helima Croft

Managing Director and the Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

Joshua Harris

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

Bernard Looney

Chief Executive, Upstream, BP

Michael Smith

Chairman and CEO, Freeport LNG

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

The Future of Finance

The state of the financial service industry is swiftly evolving as technology extends its reach into every sector. In examining the trends reshaping the industry, industry chiefs will share their techniques for keeping apace with technology in a data-driven environment. How are they using big data and artificial intelligence to increase their returns? How can banks, institutions, and investors adapt and use the new tech? What pitfalls should companies avoid during technology rollouts? And how should regulators approach these constantly-evolving tools?

Moderator

John Foley

U.S. Editor, Reuters Breakingviews

Speakers

Michael DeAddio

President and Chief Operating Officer, WorldQuant, LLC

Kelsey Gunderson

Global Head of Trading Products, BMO Financial Group

Paul Hamill

Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, Citadel Securities

Ali-Milan Nekmouche

Chief Data Strategist, Two Sigma Investments

Lara Warner

Chief Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Credit Suisse

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Beyond "Brotopia": Leaders Challenging the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley

In her bestseller, journalist Emily Chang dubs Silicon Valley "Brotopia," a place where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women face workplaces rife with discrimination, and are often discouraged or disinterested in entering these environments at all. At a time when women remain significantly underrepresented in STEM fields, we risk suppressing yet another generation of women's inventions, investments, and innovations. With corporate reputations starting to impact bottom lines, there is an opportunity to repair these problematic workplace cultures. Tech industry leaders will discuss how they are challenging the boys' club reputation of the Valley and invigorating their companies by creating diverse and inclusive office environments.

Moderator

Emily Chang

Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Bo Young Lee

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Uber

Erin McPherson

Head of Content Strategy, Acquisition and Programming, Verizon

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures; Founding Member, AllRaise

Elaine Paul

Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and Business Development, Hulu

Melissa Waters

Vice President of Marketing, Lyft

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

The Global M&A Outlook

Mergers and acquisitions exceeded $3 trillion for the fourth year in a row in 2017, and it was the third consecutive year with more than 50,000 such deals announced. M&A will continue be used as a tool for equity value creation, especially as industries and companies target outside of their lines and focus on technology-based businesses. With the new U.S. tax policy and mandated reparation, what sectors are primed for increased deal making? How have the administration's changes to regulations affected the outlook for M&A here in U.S. and abroad? Who in the field will feel the impact of increased private equity capital going forward?

Moderator

Dana Mattioli

Mergers and Acquisitions Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers

Leon Kalvaria

Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi

Navid Mahmoodzadegan

Co-President, Founding Partner, and Managing Director, Moelis & Company

James Sprayregen

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chris Stadler

Managing Partner, CVC Capital

John Waldron

Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Strategic Investing in the Middle East and North Africa

As economic growth and political change continue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, many of those countries have been compelled to accelerate advancements that diversify away from hydrocarbons, boost the role of the private sector, and create jobs for rapidly growing labor forces. A clear road map that identifies and prioritizes the necessary reforms to support these developments is essential. But it all cannot be done at once, and change of this magnitude is a lengthy trial-and-error process. Financial policy, business, cultural, and government leaders from the region will examine the innovations modernizing their economies. What lessons can be learned from developing economies across the globe? Will the presence of art, and the infrastructure around it, attract tourism and catalyze the economic opportunities surrounding it? And how will these nations meet the human capital demands from expanding non-oil industries?

Moderator

Becky Anderson

Anchor and Managing Editor, CNN Abu Dhabi

Speakers

His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

Chairman, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Developing Capital Markets: Financing the Future in Frontier and Emerging Markets

Deep, liquid financial markets are foundational for economic growth and national prosperity. For many countries, a well-functioning financial market means a strong and stable banking sector. But as these nations develop, they will need to provide institutional investors additional outlets for savings and alternative sources of capital for the growing private sector. We will hear success stories and lessons learned from leaders in frontier- and emerging-market countries who have done the hard work to grow and strengthen their domestic capital markets. They will discuss the value of linkages with global capital markets, as well as the importance of regional financial-markets integration. What reforms and initiatives are key for capital markets development? And what pitfalls should other countries avoid as they start the journey?

Moderator

John Schellhase

Associate Director, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets

Speakers

Hedi Ben Mlouka

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, FIM Partners

Afsaneh Beschloss

Founder and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

Claver Gatete

Minister of Infrastructure, Rwanda

Megan McDonald

Global Head of Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, Standard Bank Group

Stephanie von Friedeburg

Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Ready Player All? Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Realities

For the last five years, the future of augmented and virtual reality has been full of promise and hype. In 2017, investment in the industry busted records, surpassing $3 billion. So, are the promises being kept? Is the growth of AR/VR arcades, stand-alone mobile, and at-home systems signs of a maturing industry? Is it delivering on projected business models, and has consumer understanding of the technology advanced? Do devices have access to enough quality content—cinematic, sports, gaming, and more—to capture and hold consumers? The time has come to take an objective look at the viability of the immersive content ecosystem, from technology to production, distribution, and adjacent business opportunities.

Moderator

Charles Melcher

Founder and CEO, Melcher Media and Future of StoryTelling

Speakers

Nonny de la Peña

CEO, Emblematic Group

Colin Decker

Chief Operating Officer, WITHIN

Molly DeWolf Swenson

Chief Impact Officer, MAVERICK; Co-Founder, RYOT

Brian Seth Hurst

Founder, Chief Storyteller, StoryTech Immersive

Jake Zim

Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Innovators Who Are Changing Asia

Asia is giving rise to some of the world's most innovative businesses. From the taxi service revolutionizing standards of luxury and safety in Indonesia to Vietnam's first venture capital firm to invest locally, leading entrepreneurs discuss how they have pushed boundaries in their countries, and beyond. Hear perspectives on key growth and investment opportunities in the region, factors that have inspired and fueled innovation, and what the West can learn from the East in 2018.

Moderator

Haslinda Amin

Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Ridwan Kamil

Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia

Henry Nguyen

Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures Vietnam

Noni Purnomo

President Director, Blue Bird Group Holding

Patrick Zhong

Founding Managing Partner, M31 Capital

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Frank Luntz: Words that Work, 2018

Speaker

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Flush With Funds: Private Equity's New Challenge (Invite only)

Moderator

Amy Resnick

Editor, Pensions & Investments

Speakers

William Coaker Jr.

Chief Investment Officer, San Francisco Employees Retirement System

Tom Lopez

Chief Investment Officer, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pensions

Tue 5/1
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Weighing Down the United States (Invite only)

More than 60 percent of American adults struggle with obesity and being overweight, and that number is rising. Diabetes and other serious health issues are not the only consequences. A new study from the Milken Institute finds that obesity is also a tremendous strain on the U.S. economy. The total cost to treat related health conditions plus their drag on attendance and productivity at work exceeds $1.6 trillion annually. That is more than twice what the U.S. spends on national defense. Public health leaders will highlight countries around the world that are productively addressing this problem that has a negative impact on national health and government budgets.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

 

 

Tue 5/1
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet the Author: Emily Chang

Emily Chang will be signing copies of her book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley, at 4:45 PM in Pavilion.

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Blockchain: It's Not Just About the Money

Beyond the hype surrounding cryptocurrencies, a revolution is taking place using the underlying technology of the blockchain. From taxes and donations to votes and even energy grids, the blockchain records, updates, and shares data in a way that is transparent and verifiable without requiring a central counterparty to "run the system." What are the most exciting and potentially impactful companies developing uses for blockchain technology, outside of finance? What are other business and humanitarian challenges this technology might address, especially where central agencies don't exist or are not trustworthy?

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ashish Gadnis

Founder and CEO, BanQu

Peter Martin

Founder and CEO, Votem

Erick Miller

Founder and CEO, CoinCircle

Patrick Moynihan

Chairman and CEO, Blockchain Industries, Inc.

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Solving for Gen-X: High Achievers and the New Midlife Crisis

The complaints of well-educated, middle- and upper-middle class people are easy to dismiss as #FirstWorldProblems. Women are closing the wage gap. Men do more at home. Fine. And yet, a 2009 analysis of General Social Survey data showed that women's happiness "declined both absolutely and relative to men" from the early 1970s to the mid-2000s. More than one in five women are on antidepressants. And nearly 60 percent of Gen Xers—women and men—describe themselves as stressed out. Is this midlife crisis truly a crisis among some of the world's most fortunate people? If so, what caused it and how do women and men find their way out?

Moderator

Jennifer Deal

Senior Research Scientist, Center for Creative Leadership

Speakers

Ada Calhoun

Author, "Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give"

Matthew Hennessey

Associate Editorial Page Features Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Faculty Fellow, Institute of Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston

Danica Lo

Digital Director, Food & Wine

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Using Music to Make the World a Better Place

How do the most influential voices in music drive awareness, stimulate change, and create legacies beyond their lyrics? Hear from some of the most influential, prolific, and powerful figures in the music industry today whose songs and projects are driving efforts to create global change in health, education, safety, immigration, gender equality, disaster relief, and climate change.

Speakers

Hugh Evans

CEO and Co-Founder, Global Citizen, Global Poverty Project

Harvey Mason, Jr.

Founder and CEO, Hundredup Entertainment; Award-Winning Songwriter; Music, Film and Television Producer

Diane Warren

Award-Winning Songwriter

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speed Bumps Ahead: China's Belt and Road Initiative

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is poised to provide unparalleled opportunities for economic development around the world. But are countries, businesses, and capital markets ready to absorb China's mega-expansion? We will explore the significant funding and institutional gaps that remain, and how financial institutions can more effectively participate in this infrastructure campaign. Does the BRI truly present a win-win situation for all countries and stakeholders involved? What does the initiative mean for global capital and trade flows? How does the emergence of new financial structures, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Silk Road Fund, change the way investors view risk in emerging markets?

Moderator

Sheryl WuDunn

Co-Founder, FullSky Partners; Co-Author, "China Wakes" and "A Path Appears"

Speakers

Lincoln Leong

CEO, MTR Corporation

Kevin Lu

Partner and Chairman of Asia, Partners Group

Winston Ma

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, China SilkRoad Investment Capital (CSIC); Author of "China's Mobile Economy"

Dominic Ng

Chairman and CEO, East West Bank

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What's Next for Women? Objectives, Metrics and Collaboration (Invite only)

As complement to the gender-related public programming conducted at the 2018 Global Conference, the Milken Institute will host a private, off-the record discussion focused on what's next for women. Following the timely discussions held on stage that will amplify these issues to a global audience, it is of equal importance that an open and honest dialogue can occur offstage, allowing stakeholders to deliver on the rhetoric and define clear objectives, identify metrics of success, and create avenues for collaboration.

The Milken Institute intends to serve as a neutral, nonpartisan platform for a highly-curated group of industry leaders to convene and explore solutions to equality issues together, sparking the potential for new policy initiatives, innovative advocacy platforms, future funding strategies, and so on. Participants in this private session are encouraged to come prepared with concrete examples of how their companies are measuring the impact of diversity, successful inclusion models that can be shared, and opportunities for programmatic partnership.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Janice McDonald

Founder and CEO, The Beacon Agency

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures; Founding Member, AllRaise

Tina Tchen

Partner, Buckley Sandler; Former Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls; Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri

Chief Diversity Officer and Global Head of Talent, Goldman Sachs

Tue 5/1
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Banking in the 21st Century (Invite only)

Moderators

Melissa Koide

Founder and CEO, FinRegLab; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Jackson Mueller

Associate Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Henri Arslanian

FinTech and RegTech Leader, PwC

David Klein

CEO and Co-Founder, CommonBond

Anju Patwardhan

Managing Director, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund

Richard Sandor

Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Chairman and CEO, American Financial Exchange, LLC

Tue 5/1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Women's Reception | Building Meaningful Lives: Women at the Forefront

As we navigate today's plugged-in, on-call, tech-obsessed culture, men and women alike are seeking meaningful engagement with the roles, responsibilities, and relationships that make up their lives. This existential pursuit of work-life balance affects us all—from heads of households to Fortune 500 companies. An iconic conservationist, trailblazing filmmaker, and innovative entrepreneur will discuss what a meaningful life has meant to them and how they work to build meaningful lives for others.

Opening Remarks

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Moderator

Emily Chang

Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Jane Goodall

Founder, Jane Goodall Institute

Goldie Hawn

Actress; Founder, Hawn Foundation

Sheila Marcelo

CEO, Care.com

Tue 5/1
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tue 5/1
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Reception and Program (Invite only)

Guest

Kevin O'Leary

Co-Founder, O'Shares Investments; Television Personality, "Shark Tank"

Opening Remarks

Lance Milken

Senior Partner, Apollo Private Equity

Moderator

Petra Freddi

Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute Asia Center

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wed 5/2
6:00 am - 8:30 am

Wed 5/2
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Global Conference Registration

Wed 5/2
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Workshop: Designing a More Meaningful Life

From the first computer mouse to a new wearable breast pump, design thinking has cracked opened product possibilities. This ingenious approach to problem-solving has been extended to business operations and client services, and now it is helping people overcome challenges in their own lives. Human-centered design offers a powerful new framework for evaluating existential challenges and finding solutions that are unexpected and effective. In this interactive, hands-on workshop organized by the Center for Strategic Philanthropy, some of the field's most respected experts will lead an intense, enthralling "design sprint," where participants will learn how to apply design thinking to build more meaningful lives, with a special focus on the roles of philanthropy and service. Be ready to roll up your sleeves and get creative for this fun, creative workshop.

Moderator

Kathleen deLaski

Founder and President, Education Design Lab

Wed 5/2
7:30 am - 8:30 am

Workshop: Master Your Memory and Mind

Speaker

Jim Kwik

Founder, Kwik Learning

Wed 5/2
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Capital Market Game-Changers (Invite only)

With connectivity increasing worldwide and the middle class expanding in developing countries, new investment and growth prospects are opening up. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) provide up to 80 percent of jobs in many nations, but for decades they have struggled to access financing. Can policymakers in emerging economies seize the current momentum to meaningfully bridge the gap between small local companies and capital markets? In a "shark-tank" format, three teams of IFC-Milken Institute alumni from eight different countries will pitch creative ideas to connect SMEs with capital and fuel FinTech adoption in their markets.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Wed 5/2
8:45 am - 9:45 am

Mr. Speaker: A Conversation With Paul Ryan

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor, CNBC

Speaker

Paul Ryan

Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives

Wed 5/2
8:45 am - 9:45 am

Cryptocurrencies: Irrational Exuberance or Brave New World?

After peaking near $20,000 at the end of December 2017, Bitcoin's price collapsed by more than 50 percent at the start of 2018. Other cryptocurrencies have experienced similar volatility, and the share prices of certain publicly traded firms have shot through the roof at the mere mention of "blockchain." Similarly, the initial coin offering market surpassed $5 billion dollars in 2017—a 2,200 percent increase from 2016. Are these the signs of a bubble ready to burst, or are we witnessing a paradigm shift in how companies raise capital? What are the most interesting things happening in the cryptocurrency space, and where are the true investment opportunities? We will consider these questions and determine where the ecosystem has matured and where it needs support, in terms of market infrastructure and policy.

Moderator

Anna Irrera

FinTech Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Speakers

Bill Barhydt

Founder and CEO, Abra; Chairman, Boom Financial

Alex Mashinsky

CEO, Celsius Network

Brent McIntosh

General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Nouriel Roubini

Chairman, Roubini Macro Associates LLC; Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University

Wed 5/2
8:45 am - 9:45 am

The Business of Aging: Capitalizing on the Demographic Shift

As population aging transforms societies across the globe, it presents 21st century businesses with a profusion of new opportunities. Companies are just beginning to respond. They are increasingly recognizing the economic power of older adults—their buying power, their product and service demands, and the experience they bring to the workforce. Businesses that fill this space will not only improve lives but also drive a new era of productivity and growth. How can enlightened entrepreneurs and investors best capitalize on this unprecedented demographic shift?

Moderator

Patricia (Pat) Milligan

Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group, Mercer; Global Leader, When Women Thrive

Speakers

Laura Carstensen

Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

Camilla Cavendish

Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice; Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, Member of the House of Lords

Scott Frisch

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AARP

Pol Vandenbroucke

Vice President, Medical Strategy, Pfizer Inc.

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Things That Will Blow Your Mind

What if you could modulate aspects of your personality or intellect with an app connected to a set of neuroprosthetic machines in your brain? Imagine if we could turn microscopic organisms into miniature factories to create valuable raw materials. How would our lives and our businesses change if all the world's data could fit into a shoebox? Three visionary entrepreneurs will let you in on their breakthrough technologies–and they will blow your mind.

Moderator

Paul Daugherty

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Accenture

Speakers

Joshua Hoffman

CEO, Zymergen

Vivienne Ming

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Socos Labs

Hyunjun Park

Co-Founder and CEO, Catalog

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

MIc'd Up | Strategy, Security and Service: A Conversation With Bob Gates and Susan Eisenhower

Moderator

Susan Eisenhower

Chairman and CEO, The Eisenhower Group, Inc.

Speaker

Robert Gates

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Art, Politics and Popular Culture

Creators and curators of dynamic content are actively challenging injustice, illuminating cultural heritage, questioning social constructs, and inspiring us to action. Artists and activists are not only making sense of the world around us, but are also growing relationships, shifting boundaries, and reflecting the evolution of our personal and societal identities. As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, how do we not only evaluate, but harness this intersection of creativity, power, and influence?

Moderator

Julia Boorstin

Senior Media and Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Lee Daniels

Writer, Director and Producer

Damon Lindelof

Screenwriter and Producer

George Takei

Actor and Activist

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Emerging Markets Outlook

Emerging markets saw impressive growth in 2017, buoyed by a pickup in world economic growth and low interest rates that ignited a global search for yield. This year, emerging markets have been holding up better than expected, especially in the early February stock sell-off. We will examine investment and economic opportunities in emerging markets, as well as factors driving growth. What lessons from last year's geo-political climate can we apply now to discover new opportunities? How do upcoming elections in Hungry, Mexico, and Brazil impact investment strategies? When evaluating emerging markets, how do investors calculate political risk, friendly-trade regimes, or effective infrastructure?

Moderator

Douglas Rediker

Chairman, International Capital Strategies, LLC

Speakers

Teresa C. Barger

Co-Founder and CEO, Cartica Management, LLC

Binay Chandgothia

Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Principal Portfolio Strategies, Principal Global Investors

Binod Chaudhary

Chairman, CG Corp. Global

Penny Foley

Group Managing Director, Emerging Markets, TCW

Francisco N. González

CEO, Bancomext, S.N.C.

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Sustainable Investing Challenge: Meet the Winning Team and See Their Plan

The Milken Institute is a proud supporter of the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, a global graduate business school competition that asks student teams to improve the world by applying capital market tools to innovative business strategies. The winning team at SIC 2017, from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will unveil their business plan, a sustainable private debt fund that helps private schools in India retain low-income students. Bring your questions and offer your advice in this highly interactive session!

Opening Remarks

Conrad Kiechel

Managing Director, Milken Institute

Moderator

Dave Chen

Chairman, Equilibrium

Speakers

Maoying He

Co-Founder, ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund (Koponan Haiyan)

Teng Kai Loh

Co-Founder, ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund (Koponan Haiyan)

Felicia Shaw

Co-Founder, ASEAN Storm Resilience Fund (Koponan Haiyan)

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Philanthropy in Transition: Better Ways to Do Good

Philanthropy has seen its own share of transition and disruption. The era of passive, keep-your-fingers-crossed grant making has given way to a whole new crop of savvy social entrepreneurs, big data analysts, creative dealmakers, master storytellers, B-corp mavens, and impact investors looking for a world of positive returns. Some of the field’s most creative change-makers will share how they are creating long-term, fundamental change by tackling complex issues using best-in-class technologies and sophisticated financial strategies.

Moderator

Melissa Stevens

Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Silvia Bastante de Unverhau

Managing Director, Co-Impact

Alexandre Mars

Founder and CEO, Epic

Pamela Norley

President, Fidelity Charitable

Fay Twersky

Director, Effective Philanthropy Group, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Paying for Cures

Science is beginning to deliver long-hoped-for curative therapies, to nervous applause. Gene therapy is becoming a reality with the 2017 approval of three treatments in the U.S. for cancer and rare disease, many more products in the pipeline, revolutionary advances in cell-based therapy and gene editing, and investment accelerating at a rapid clip. These innovations, however, are making their debut just as pressures to constrain health care costs overall are intensifying. And our system is not set up to pay for cures, as providers that cover upfront costs are not often in a position to reap long-term cost savings. What innovative financing mechanisms would ensure that patients benefit from these exciting advances? How can technology and data enable more value-based care?

Moderator

Colleen Rye

Director, Research and Regulatory Policy, FasterCures

Speakers

Christiana Bardon

Portfolio Manager, Burrage Capital

Louis DeGennaro

President and CEO, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Jeffrey Marrazzo

CEO, Spark Therapeutics

Mark Trusheim

Strategic Director, MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation

Cynthia Verst

President, Design and Delivery Innovation, IQVIA

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Agritech, Vertical Farming and Food Security

As our population continues to grow rapidly, we will need to produce 70 percent more food than we do today. However, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations projects that farmland can only be increased by another two percent. Entrepreneurs, investors, and agricultural leaders will discuss advancements in agricultural technology, including the tremendous opportunity around digital farming and the application of data-driven decision making to new production systems like vertical farming. Learn about the advancements helping growers increase yields as they work to supply the world with a sustainable, affordable, and nutritious food supply.

Moderator

Cathy Burns

CEO and President, Produce Marketing Association

Speakers

Charlie McNairy

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, International Farming Corporation

Bob Reiter

Global Vice President, Monsanto

David Rosenberg

Co-Founder and CEO, AeroFarms

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:00 am

eSports: Will Competitive Gaming Be the Next Major Sport?

Global esports revenues are expected to jump 38 percent in 2018 to nearly $1 billion, and by 2021 should hit $1.65 billion. Likewise, the worldwide audience of competitive gamers and enthusiasts has tripled to more than 550 million over the past five years. Learn how esports leagues are forming in cities around the globe, and how investors can tap into the highly desirable base of cyber-athletic millennials to increase revenue, establish lucrative sponsorships, and evolve the industry into a financially dynamic enterprise that competes with traditional sports.

Moderator

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer, GamesBeat, VentureBeat

Speakers

Steven Cohen

Executive Vice President, The Anschutz Corporation; Chief Strategy Officer, Anschutz Entertainment Group

Ann Hand

CEO and Chairman, Super League Gaming

Ramon Hermann

Director of eSports, Tencent America

Nate Nanzer

Commissioner, Overwatch League, Blizzard Entertainment

Kent Wakeford

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, KSV eSports

Wed 5/2
10:00 am - 11:15 am

Investing in Disruptive Technology: An Institutional Perspective (Invite only)

Disruptive innovation is putting immense pressure on investment decision-making. Patient pools of capital are not immune to this trend, but face a different set of challenges and opportunities than typical funds. The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is bringing together an expert panel, including members of OMERS Ventures, Relay Ventures, and Hedosophia to discuss the role and resiliency of institutional capital, looking specifically at how long-term institutional investors can improve their agility in this age of disruption.

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Big Data: The Next Frontier in Risk Management

Human bias is a notorious hindrance to effective risk management, and humans have long relied on machines to help them compensate for these errors. In particular, algorithmic, rules-based decision-making has done much to limit human bias in risk analysis. Machine learning is now lifting this work to the next level by uncovering trends and correlations heretofore unknown, and by enabling real-time access to high-frequency data. CEOs from innovative big data companies will reveal some of the most exciting new discoveries and applications of this sophisticated technology.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Eduardo Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro

Stuart Jones, Jr.

CEO, Sigma Ratings Inc.

Emily Putnam-Hornstein

Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Southern California

Mark Rosenberg

CEO and Co-Founder, GeoQuant Inc.

Stephen Scott

Founder and CEO, Starling Trust Sciences

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Luxury Brands: When Radical Transparency Is the Best Look

Once upon a time luxury was predicated on mystery; the less consumers knew about the brands they bought, the greater the allure and mystique attached to the product. Now, however, a new generation is changing all that, demanding even the most gilded names reveal the value systems that drive not just their style and their sales but their sourcing, staffing, and spirit. How far back does the velvet curtain need to go? Does taking a public stand, political or social, risk alienating a swathe of potential customers, even as it creates loyalty among others? How should a brand weight the risks and rewards of disclosure?

Moderator

Vanessa Friedman

Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic, The New York Times

Speakers

Francois-Henry Bennahmias

CEO, Audemars Piguet

Chip Bergh

President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

Neil Blumenthal

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Meridith Valiando Rojas

Co-Founder and CEO, DigiTour Media

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The Business Case for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Research has repeatedly shown that embracing diversity and inclusion increases corporate profits and improves government performance. However, gender pay gaps, unconscious biases, and opportunity deficits persist. These practices hurt bottom lines, inhibit talent acquisition and retention, and are generally bad for brand reputations. Business leaders will explore successful strategies to combat prejudice and create more diverse and inclusive workforces. How can corporate cultures start thinking about diversity, not as "meeting quotas," but as helping companies achieve full potential? And how can organizations ensure these goals are leadership priorities rather than discussions reserved for H.R.?

Moderator

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn

Founder, CSE Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

Speakers

Matthew Fust

Senior Advisor, Quorum

Matthew Harrington

Global Chief Operating Officer, Edelman

Tony Prophet

Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Lesley Slaton Brown

Chief Diversity Officer, HP Inc.

Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri

Chief Diversity Officer and Global Head of Talent, Goldman Sachs

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Hacked and Back: Cybersecurity Lessons From the C-suite

Senior business executives and the Secretary of Homeland Security share their experiences managing malicious cybersecurity breaches, as well as the lessons they have learned about vigilance.

Moderator

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike

Speakers

Sanford (Sandy) Climan

President, Entertainment Media Ventures

Thomas Pritzker

Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Solving Life-Threatening Problems in Oncology

Progress in cancer therapy over the last decade has resulted in more patients living longer. But the disease remains the number two cause of death for Americans, and its burden on families and healthcare systems globally continues to be an urgent problem. The discovery and development of new therapies depend on robust, well-funded research and development pipelines in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Leaders in the field will go over new treatments, as well as the challenges they must overcome to develop the ultimate medicines that will transform cancer from a life-threatening disease to a manageable chronic syndrome.

Moderator

Howard Soule

Chief Science Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Speakers

Rajiv Kaul

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

Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.

David Reese

Senior Vice President Translational Sciences and Oncology, Amgen Inc.

Mark Simon

Partner and Co-Founder, Torreya Partners

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Fulfilling the Promise of National and Military Service

The elimination of the draft in the 1970s and two long wars in recent years have resulted in an increasing cultural disconnect between a professional military service and a general public detached from their efforts. The generations who lived through World War II were defined and bound together by their shared sacrifice and participation. Could an all-volunteer military force be an antidote for the deep divisiveness of our times? Experts will examine how a call to service on behalf of the nation, whether in the military or another capacity, could begin to reshape us into a more civil and compassionate society centered around our shared values.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

Executive Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Cutler Dawson

President and CEO, Navy Federal Credit Union

Susan Eisenhower

Chairman and CEO, The Eisenhower Group, Inc.

Mark Graham

Senior Director, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) National Call Center; Retired Major General, U.S. Army

Blaine Holt

Retired Brigadier General, U.S. Air Force

Andrew Peek

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

MIc'd Up | A Conversation With "Crazy Rich Asians" Author Kevin Kwan

Author Kevin Kwan sits down with Curtis S. Chin, Milken Institute Asia Fellow, for a conversation about super-rich Asian families, the explosion of private wealth in the region, as well as his upcoming film and the bestselling book that started it all—Crazy Rich Asians.

Moderator

Curtis S. Chin

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

Speaker

Kevin Kwan

Author, “Crazy Rich Asians,” “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems”

Wed 5/2
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The International Business of Sports

While the world's great sports games have endured for generations, the business of sports is morphing along with everything else that technology touches. From the multiplying platforms where games are watched to hyper-sophisticated marketing strategies, old-school industry wisdom must adjust to unforeseen terrain. American sports leagues and owners are increasingly looking overseas to broaden their investments, and at the same time, international players continue making an outsized impact in the U.S., most recently Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Major League Soccer and Shohei Ohtani in Major League Baseball. How are revenue streams changing? Where are the best investment opportunities of the future in the sports ecosystem?

Speakers

Dan Beckerman

President and CEO, AEG

Todd Boehly

Chairman and CEO, Eldridge Industries

Chris Park

Executive Vice President, Products and Marketing, Major League Baseball

Vivek Ranadivé

Owner and Chairman, Sacramento Kings

Wed 5/2
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Meet the Author: Kevin Kwan

Kevin Kwan will be signing copies of his book, Crazy Rich Asians, at 12:15 PM in Pavilion.

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

Lunch Program | Part 1: The Results are In: Predictive Technology and Your DNA Map | Part 2: Regions in Transition: A Conversation on Africa and the Middle East

Welcoming Remarks

Christopher Mason

Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine; Director, WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction

Speakers

His Excellency Paul Kagame

President, Republic of Rwanda

Patrice Motsepe

Founder and Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals

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

Trends in Venture Capital

2017 was a tumultuous year for venture capital. U.S. investments topped $70 billion for the second year, but deals were down, as were fundraising and exit activity. What can investors and firms learn from some of the year's most high-profile funding? What is the state of the VC industry, and how does it relate to public markets? What are firms doing now to add value to their companies, and is their demand for accelerated growth too onerous for small companies to bear? Can we escape the Silicon Valley bubble?

Moderator

Cameron Lester

Global Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking, Jefferies LLC

Speakers

Ron Cao

Founder and Managing Director, Sky9 Capital

Jalak Jobanputra

Founding Partner, Future\Perfect Ventures

Ela Madej

Founding Partner, Fifty Years

Álvaro Rodriguez Arregui

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, IGNIA Partners, LLC

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

The Final Frontier: Space as a Business Opportunity

After years of cooperation between NASA and the commercial space industry, so-called "space angels" and "astropreneurs" are taking big steps forward in next-gen projects—from shoebox-sized satellites that will monitor the world's supply chains to a fleet of dumpsters for collecting space trash. The industry, and NASA, are moving quickly to develop the space economy and explore the further reaches of our solar system, and beyond. What are the opportunities and obstacles to this commercial, scientific, and cultural frontier unlike any other?

Moderator

Jane Wells

Special Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Chad Anderson

CEO, Space Angels

Steve Isakowitz

CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Jennifer Lopez

Commercial Innovation Technology Lead, CASIS

Will Marshall

Co-Founder and CEO, Planet

Philip McAlister

Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development, NASA

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

Building Bridges to Developing Economies: Reports From Field Practice

By 2030, the middle class of the developing world will represent about one-third of the global economy. Today, developed nations fiscally depend on the continued, accelerated expansion of these markets, which have already become the aggregate demand driver of the global economy. To ensure international stability, we must jumpstart inclusive growth that establishes food, health, energy, and water security, along with the means to finance them. Innovators will report on new finance facility and development models that have evolved from fieldwork in California, Israel, Africa, India, and Latin America.

Moderator

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute

Speakers

Clare Akamanzi

CEO, Rwanda Development Board

Eli Groner

Director-General, Prime Minister's Office, Israel

Peretz Lavie

President, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Janet McKinley

Founder and Principal Investor, Advance Global Capital

Julie Monaco

Managing Director, Global Head Public Sector Coverage, Corporate and Investment Bank, Citi

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

Power Plant? Exploring the Cannabis Industry

Medical and recreational cannabis sales in the United States and Canada continue to soar. American retail sales of legal cannabis products totaled $7.9 billion in 2017, and estimates predict the industry may grow to $24.1 billion by 2025. However, some think the ancillary ecosystem—companies that support the broader industry without actually "touching the plant"—hold the greatest investment potential. Payroll, packaging, and insurance industries, for instance, are key links in the cannabis food chain and may provide opportunities for investors without the worry of direct state or federal intervention.

Moderator

Karan Wadhera

Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital

Speakers

Mike Harden

Founder, Big Rock

Ben Kovler

Founder and Chairman, Green Thumb Industries (GTI); Chief Investment Officer, Kovpak II, LLC

Bharat Vasan

CEO, PAX

Jeff Wells

President and CEO, Franwell, Inc.

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

Gaming Breaks Into the Mainstream

If you think video gamers are just a bunch of teenage boys clicking all day on their computers, you had better THINK AGAIN. This outdated picture has been replaced by a diverse international world of gamers playing on mobile, PC, and consoles in everything from eSports competitions to mixed reality universes with all types of heroes, stories, and settings. The industry is growing exponentially, having topped $116 billion in revenues in 2017. What will gaming conquer next? Where is it growing the fastest? Who are the gamers of tomorrow?

Moderator

Dean Takahashi

Lead Writer, GamesBeat, VentureBeat

Speakers

Kathee Chimowitz

Chief Revenue Officer, BoomBit Games

Emily Greer

Co-Founder and CEO, Kongregate

Peter Levin

President, Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate

Frank Soqui

Vice President and General Manager of Virtual Reality, Computing Group, Intel Corporation

Wed 5/2
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Reinventing Development Finance (Invite only)

U.S. government agencies collectively spent over $14.1 billion on nearly 150 multilateral entities last year. There is a long debate over aid versus investment models, their relationship, and how to maximize the effectiveness of both. In developing fragile and conflict-afflicted regions, how can finance models incentivize performance through outcomes-based methods? How can development finance move from donor-recipient relationships towards public-private partnerships and outcomes-based funding? How can impact investments increase direct foreign capital, portfolio, and remittance reinvestment flows? What is the full suite of services that will make this possible? How do we build a bankable pipeline of sustainable development projects? And what lessons can we learn from the recent efforts to structure co-innovation finance facilities, such as IFFm, GAVI, Global Infrastructure Facility, and others?

This is a private session. Admission is by invitation only.

Moderator

Laura Tyson

Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Berkeley Haas School of Business; Chair, Blum Center for Developing Economies Board of Trustees

Speakers

Richard Blum

Chairman, Blum Capital; Founder, Blum Centers for Developing Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Madalitso Mandiwa

Chief Economist, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Malawi

Gil Shaki

Senior Director, Energy, Cleantech and Infrastructure, Israel Innovation Authority

Glenn Yago

Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute

David Zilberman

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley

Wed 5/2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wed 5/2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

So You Want to Be an eSports Owner

What was it like to be an enterprising baseball team owner in 1869 when the national pastime was just an excuse to spend an afternoon in the park? Or to be at the negotiating table on August 20, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, when the American Professional Football Conference was formed? Imagine the challenges of moving the Lakers to Los Angeles in 1960, when future Hall of Famers Jerry West and Elgin Baylor drove through neighborhoods with loud speakers inviting (begging) Angelenos to come to games at the Sports Arena. Hear esports owners talk about how they are building the newest sports league and the future marketing potential of this dynamic growth industry.

Speakers

Shawn Sanford

Senior Director, Lifestyle Marketing, Microsoft

Ari Segal

President and Chief Operating Officer, Immortals

Barney Waters

President, K-Swiss Brand

Noah Whinston

CEO, Immortals

Wed 5/2
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm