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Monday, April 29, 2013

  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Innovative Finance to Support Global Health (By invitation only)

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

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Global Opportunities in Commercial Real Estate

Peter Lowy , Co-CEO, Westfield Group
William McMorrow , Chairman and CEO, Kennedy Wilson
Nicholas Schorsch , Chairman and CEO, American Realty Capital
Barry Sternlicht , Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Sam Zell , Chairman, Equity Group Investments

Lewis Feldman , Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

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

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  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Kent Bradley , Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Safeway Inc.
Lynn Goldman , Dean, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University
David Kirchhoff , CEO, Weight Watchers International Inc.
Richard Merkin , CEO and Founder, Heritage Group; Board Member, FasterCures
Sue Siegel , CEO, healthymagination, GE

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

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

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  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The Global Competition for Talent

Bob Bennett , Chief Learning Officer and Vice President, Human Resources, FedEx Express
Jim Cochran , Head of Global Recruiting, JPMorgan Chase
David Ford , Vice President, Human Resources-North America, Sanofi
Jody Greenstone Miller , Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group
Sajan Pillai , CEO, UST Global Inc.

Wei-Li Chong , Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Knowledge Universe

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

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A Conversation with Barry Diller

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

Daniel Casse, President, G100; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group

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

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Richard Ditizio , Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Margery Kraus , Founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide
Sallie Krawcheck , Former President, Global Wealth & Investment Management Division, Bank of America
Lauren Leichtman , Founding Principal and CEO, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Liz Claman , Anchor, Fox Business Network

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

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Value and Values: Building a High-Performance Company

Marc Benioff , Chairman and CEO,
Ken Hicks , Chairman, President and CEO, Foot Locker, Inc.
Jay Rasulo , Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company
Walter Robb , Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
Tom Wyatt , CEO, Knowledge Universe U.S.

Willow Bay , Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

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

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  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

A Conversation with Larry King and Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim , President, Carlos Slim Foundation; President, Telmex Foundation

Larry King, Host, "Larry King Now"

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

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  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Can Retailers Thrive in a Digital World?

Silas Chou , President and CEO, Novel Holdings Group
John Danhakl , Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, LP
Jim Fielding , CEO, Claire's Stores Inc.
Mindy Grossman , CEO, HSNi
David E. Simon , Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group, Inc.

Dottie Mattison , Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

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

  2:15 PM - 4:15 PM

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

Rory Eakin , Founder and Chief Operating Officer, CircleUp
Louise Holland , Deputy to Jamie Oliver, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
Mary Lee , Deputy Director, PolicyLink
Kelly Meyer , Co-Founder, American Heart Association Teaching Gardens
Walter Robb , Co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
Wendelin Slusser , Associate Clinical Professor, Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health; Leader, Healthy Diet and Nutrition Transformation, UCLA Chancellor's Healthy Campus Initiative
Kimberly Stitzel , Vice President, Nutrition and Obesity Strategies, American Heart Association
Daniel Tellalian , Principal, Emerging Markets, Inc.

Lawrence Soler , President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

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

  2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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

Thorsten Heins , President and CEO, BlackBerry

Richard Ditizio, Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

  3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

Frank Luntz , Chairman and CEO, Luntz Global; Contributor, Fox News

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

  4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Real Estate Lightning Round (By invitation only)

Neil Bluhm , Managing Principal, Walton Street Capital LLC
Emile Haddad , President and CEO, FivePoint Communities
Paul Kurzawa , Chief Operating Officer, Caruso Affiliated Holdings
Larry Mizel , Chairman and CEO, MDC Holdings Inc.
David Palmer , President and CEO, Diamond Resorts International
Barry Sternlicht , Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group
Kev Zoryan , Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investing, Western U.S., Morgan Stanley

Lewis Feldman , Partner and Los Angeles Chair, Goodwin Procter LLP

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

  8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Infrastructure Financing Session (By invitation only)

Introduction By:
Kevin Klowden, Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute

Dale Bonner , Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Chairman, Plenary Group USA

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

A Conversation with William Clay Ford Jr.

William Clay Ford Jr. , Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company

John Casesa, Senior Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

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

  9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Common Ground Among Global Entrepreneurs

Amjad Aryan , President and Founder, Pharmacy 1
Phaedra Chrousos , Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder, Daily Secret
Diego Saez-Gil , Founder and CEO, WeTravelers
Esteban Sosnik , CEO, Atakama; Vice President, DeNA
Jonathan Teo , Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Joanna Rees , Managing Director, Endeavor Catalyst LP

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

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  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Housing: An Asset Class or a Place to Live?

Scott Garrett , U.S. Congressman
Jeff Greene , Investor and Philanthropist
Emile Haddad , President and CEO, FivePoint Communities
James Litinsky , Founder and Managing Member, JHL Capital Group LLC

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

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

  10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Global Models for Financing America's Infrastructure

Samara Barend , Vice President and Development Director, AECOM Capital
Sarah Clark , President and CEO, Partnerships BC
Sean Glodek , Director and Board Member, Russian Direct Investment Fund
Stephen Goldsmith , Daniel Paul Professor of Government and Director, Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
William Reid , Senior Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure, Guggenheim Investments

Dale Bonner , Senior Advisor, Milken Institute; Chairman, Plenary Group USA

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

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Esther Dyson , Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Mae Jemison , Principal, 100 Year Starship
Ellen Pawlikowski , Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force; Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base
Gwynne Shotwell , President, SpaceX

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

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

  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Full Circle: Manufacturing Migrates Around the Globe

Damian Chan , International Director, Americas, Singapore Economic Development Board
Zachary Karabell , Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; President, River Twice Research
Ron Kirk , Former U.S. Trade Representative; Senior Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
John Manley , President and CEO, Canadian Council of Chief Executives; former Deputy Prime Minister, Canada
Eyal Ofer , Chairman, Global Holdings Inc.; Chairman, Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.

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

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

  8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

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

David Bonderman , Founding Partner, TPG Capital
Howard Chao , Senior Partner for Asia, O'Melveny & Myers
Benjamin Fanger , Co-Founder and Managing Director, Shoreline Capital
John Pattar , Managing Director, CLSA Capital Partners

James McGregor , Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide

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

  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Business of Sports

Todd Boehly , President, Guggenheim Partners
Jimmy Connors , Tennis Champion
Wayne Gretzky , Former Player and Head Coach, NHL; Member, Hockey Hall of Fame
Joseph Ravitch , Partner, Raine Group, LLC
Melinda Witmer , Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer, Time Warner Cable

Jim Gray , Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox News and Dial Global Radio

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

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  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

How Social Responsibility Inspires Employees and Serves Investors

Kellie McElhaney , John C. Whitehead Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and Faculty Director, Center for Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Christine McGrath , Vice President External Affairs, Mondelez International
Lata Reddy , Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial Inc.; President, The Prudential Foundation
Joe Torre , Executive Vice President, Major League Baseball

Jared Carney , CEO, Lightdale, LLC

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

  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Is Gender Parity Possible in the 21st Century?

Molly Ashby , Founder and CEO, Solera Capital
Geena Davis , Academy Award-Winning Actor; Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Deborah DeHaas , Vice Chairman and Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte LLP
Manju Ganeriwala , State Treasurer, Commonwealth of Virginia
Ann McElaney-Johnson , President, Mount St. Mary's College

Willow Bay , Special Correspondent, Bloomberg Television; Senior Editor, Huffington Post

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

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