Global Conference 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

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

Sunday, April 28, 2019

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

Global Conference Registration

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

East and West: Philanthropy Symposium (Invite only)

This session will create a private, shared learning environment for family principals from around the world to exchange insights and best practices on philanthropy and discuss emerging trends.

Introduction By

Laura Deal Lacey

Executive Director, Asia, Milken Institute

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Sun 4/28
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

What Matters Now (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.

Moderators

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Dan Houston

Chairman, President and CEO, Principal Financial Group

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Michael Piwowar

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Clifford Sobel

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

Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Speakers

Ernesto Araújo

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Brazil

Bruce Broussard

CEO and President, Humana

Roberto Campos Neto

Governor, Central Bank of Brazil

Carlos da Costa

Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness, Federal Government of Brazil

Bob Dudley

Group Chief Executive, BP

Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubón

Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

Jared Kushner

Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor, The White House

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director and Chairwoman, International Monetary Fund

Sun 4/28
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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

This annual gathering of 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.

Sun 4/28
12:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Food Leaders' Retreat (Invite only)

As part of the ongoing Milken Institute Feeding Change program, this intimate, off-the-record gathering brings together a select group of global CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, philanthropists, and policymakers to create connections that drive the growth of business opportunities, foster new ideas, and advance global health and sustainability. This year's retreat will focus on efforts to transform the food system into one that promotes the health of both people and planet with frank discussions related to two main themes: 

  • The power of food to improve health by preventing and helping to cure disease
  • The transformation of the food system into one that is more sustainable

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

Leaders in Health: A Conversation to Improve America's Health (Invite only)

This annual gathering of leaders at the Global Conference will examine policy priorities and investments that will accelerate biomedical innovation, address public health challenges, and promote healthy aging. This off-the-record session allows participants—including members of Congress, administration officials, and CEOs of leading corporations—to engage in an informative, candid dialogue.

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

Ambassadors' Reception (Invite only)

An intimate reception for members of the diplomatic community to engage with CEOs, high-level executives in the international capital markets, and leaders in energy, education, health, telecommunications, technology, and philanthropy.

Sun 4/28
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Sun 4/28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monday, April 29, 2019

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

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

Global Conference Registration

Mon 4/29
6:15 am - 7:15 am

Rise and Flow Yoga

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with Alexandra Schueler, and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night's sleep. You'll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease.

Mon 4/29
6:15 am - 7:30 am

Associates Breakfast (Invite only)

Moderator

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times

Speaker

James G. Stavridis

Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group; Supreme Allied Commander at NATO (2009-2013)

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

Military Leadership Circle: Bridging the Civilian-Military Divide (Invite only)

Active-duty service members from our Military Leadership Circle—including prominent veterans, corporate executives, and government and non-profit leaders—will discuss how veterans, companies and communities can approach the problems and opportunities that arise for the 200,000-plus veterans leaving active-duty service each year. How can these groups work together to ensure veterans build meaningful careers and lives--and fuel vibrant economic growth in their local communities and beyond? Is there a way to unite these groups before the transition period, leveraging common leadership and problem-solving approaches to address the challenges facing our country? This roundtable will look at the vast landscape of solutions and initiatives from the public and private sectors, while strengthening the alliance attempting to address these important challenges.

Introduction By

Kevin Klowden

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

Moderator

Matt Driskill

Founder, Military Leadership Circle

Speakers

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former CEO, Center for a New American Security; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Jake Frenz

Founder and CEO, SmithRx

Kenneth Hersh

President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Pamela Powers

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

Mon 4/29
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Morning Meditation

Start your day with Gillian Cilibrasi and accessible meditation that is designed to still your mind and bring you into the present moment. Enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention span and get yourself prepared for the day. No experience needed. Chairs available.

Mon 4/29
7:45 am - 9:15 am

Time of Transition | Part 1: A Conversation With Christine Lagarde | Part 2: The Investors' View

Times of transition are when investors have to make their most important decisions. As we enter a new phase of the market cycle, our opening panel will discuss global conditions and where they see structural areas of growth. While panelists will discuss intricacies of monetary tightening, trade tension, and too much debt, this session will also touch on some of the most pressing socioeconomic issues of the modern day—how to make capitalism work for everyone and drive shared prosperity.

Part 1: 

  • Opening Remarks Michael Klowden, CEO, Milken Institute
  • Moderator Gerard Baker, Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal
  • Guest Christine Lagarde, Managing Director and Chairwoman, International Monetary Fund

Part 2:

  • Moderator Stephanie Flanders, Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News; Head, Bloomberg Economics
  • Speaker Tom Finke, Chairman and CEO, Barings
  • Speaker David Hunt, President and CEO, PGIM, The Investment Management Business of Prudential
  • Speaker Scott Minerd, Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners
  • Speaker Ronald O'Hanley, President and CEO, State Street Corporation
  • Speaker Lara Warner, Group Chief Risk Officer, Credit Suisse

Opening Remarks

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Guest

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director and Chairwoman, International Monetary Fund

Moderators

Gerard Baker

Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News; Head, Bloomberg Economics

Speakers

Tom Finke

Chairman and CEO, Barings

David Hunt

President and CEO, PGIM, The Investment Management Business of Prudential

Scott Minerd

Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Ronald O'Hanley

President and CEO, State Street Corporation

Lara Warner

Group Chief Risk Officer, Credit Suisse

Mon 4/29
7:45 am - 9:15 am

Toward a Healthier Future

Conventional wisdom often suggests that a nation's health is a byproduct of its wealth. But as the historian Will Durant once noted, "The health of nations is more important than the wealth of nations." In fact, as much as 50 percent of the economic growth the world has experienced in the past two centuries—the most prosperous period of human history—can be traced to advances in health and medical research. That context explains why we always begin the Global Conference with a session focused on the most pressing issues in prevention, treatment, and care. Join Institute Chairman Mike Milken and senior leaders from the public and private sectors on what the future holds for accelerating the development of, and expanding access to, more effective health solutions.

Opening Remarks

Tanisha Carino

Executive Director, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Susan Desmond-Hellmann

CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bernard J. Tyson

Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Seema Verma

Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

Local & State-Led Toolkits for Maximizing Impact of Opportunity Zone Investments (Invite only)

Although the Opportunity Zones tax benefits are federal, it is expected that state and local policies, incentives, and strategies will play a central role in determining how this new source of capital will flow. By addressing local implementation barriers, and promoting regional and multi-sector collaboration to maximize community development and job creation, local governments can create a toolkit to fulfill their economic development agendas and increase prosperity for their residents, in partnership with Opportunity Zone investors. In this private session, state and local policymakers will engage with investors and other stakeholders to understand best practices for attracting OZ investors to support state and local government priorities.

Speakers

Rick Jacobs

CEO, Accelerator for America

David Lynn

CEO, Mission Driven Finance

Mon 4/29
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Mindful Movement and Reiki

This experience encompasses the integration of mindful movement, restorative poses, essential oils, reiki and in-body meditations. While these can be done both seated in chair or laying down it is the integration of these modalities that lends itself to a balance of mind, body, and breath.

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

Shifting Tides: How CEOs Navigate Today's Challenges

To navigate the tides of change, leadership is crucial. As technology disrupts, dismisses, and reinvents entire sectors, the demands on CEOs are greater than ever before. Today's definition of success goes far beyond a leader's own company—it requires CEOs to engage in society and address such pressing issues as privacy, sustainability and inequality. Join chief executives from a cross-section of iconic companies as they discuss the evolution of their roles within the company, the economy, and society at large.

Moderator

Andy Serwer

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Robert Bakish

President and CEO, Viacom Inc.

Carmine Di Sibio

Global Chairman and CEO-elect and Global Managing Partner-Client Service, EY

Jeffrey L. Harmening

Chairman of the Board and CEO, General Mills

Barbara Humpton

CEO, Siemens USA

David M. Solomon

Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs

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

Global Capital Markets

Since markets came to a violent halt during the fourth quarter of 2018, and then quickly bounced back, investors continue to wonder if the bull has strength to continue its run. Join some of the most outstanding managers and financiers as they tackle today's pressing questions: How will markets evolve as passive investment continues its rise and technology takes an ever-larger role in decision-making? Have equity markets become dependent on annual stock buybacks that have run up to a record-high $800 billion in the US alone? And how important have socioeconomic issues, specifically around values, become for modern-day capitalism?

Moderator

Alison Mass

Global Head, Financial and Strategic Investors Group, Goldman Sachs

Speakers

Mark Attanasio

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Crescent Capital Group LP

Elif Bilgi Zapparoli

Co-Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sir Michael Hintze

Group Executive Chairman and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

Mark Machin

President and CEO, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Joseph Naggar

Partner and Head of Structured Products, GoldenTree Asset Management LP

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

A Conversation With Kai-Fu Lee and David Siegel

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is said to be our greatest technology frontier to date. Yet most discussions so far have focused on extreme utopian or dystopian "what if" scenarios. If AI transformation is imminent across industries and is relevant to all aspects of our lives, how do we prepare for it and where does the real transformative value lie? Join two of the world's pre-eminent leaders on the subject in a far-ranging discussion of the real potential AI presents and what that means for leaders and investors.

Moderator

Joel Weber

Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Speakers

Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

David Siegel

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Two Sigma

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

Inside a Blockbuster Franchise: "Avengers: Endgame"

Fans have long awaited Avengers: Endgame, the fourth installment of the iconic Avengers saga. The film is one of twenty in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), one of Marvel's largest franchises. MCU has grossed over $18.4 billion globally. Join us for an exclusive conversation with Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo along with key talent from the highly anticipated film. What is the secret to creating a blockbuster franchise? In an era of ever-changing consumer tastes and preferences, how do we build communities around narratives, characters, and films? What is the key to ensuring that the legacy of a film lives on in the hearts and minds of film lovers around the world?

Moderator

Julia Boorstin

Senior Media and Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Anthony Russo

Director, "Avengers: Endgame"

Joe Russo

Director, "Avengers: Endgame"

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

Investing in a New Generation of China

As China booms as a technology leader, where do the opportunities lie? As the world's second-largest economy pivots into an account deficit from a surplus, what are the forces and trends that shape this new economy—with China as a consumer as opposed to a manufacturer? How will it deal with a rapidly aging population and a new world order? And where do the opportunities for investment exist—as well as the risks?

Moderator

Timothy Dattels

Co-Managing Partner, TPG Capital Asia; Chairman, Asia Center, Milken Institute

Speakers

Goodwin Gaw

Chairman, Managing Principal, Member of Investment Committee and Founder, Gaw Capital Partners

Jin Qiu

Chief Investment Officer, Wealth Service Centre, CICC

Jason Tan

Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Jeneration Capital

Jonathan Woetzel

Director, McKinsey Global Institute and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Yibing Wu

Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group; Head, China, Temasek

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

Reinventing Financial Services

The most challenging part of new technology is arguably its successful incorporation into the value chain—the years of hype, and few use cases, of recent years, allude to the effect. But digitalization, open platforms, and blockchain have the potential of solving some of the most pressing problems in finance (such as transparent financial services around the globe). In this session, leaders in the FinTech space will explore the challenges of integrating cutting-edge technology and how innovative technologies can push financial inclusion and open trade.

Moderator

Aaron Packles

Head of Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group Americas, Jefferies

Speakers

Asheesh Birla

Senior Vice President, Product, Ripple

Christian Lanng

Co-Founder and CEO, Tradeshift

Simon Paris

CEO, Finastra

John R. Shrewsberry

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wells Fargo Bank

Josh Stein

Co-Founder and CEO, Harbor

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

Philanthropy and Democracy in the 21st-Century

With global populism on the rise, the debate has sharpened over the role of philanthropy in 21st-century democracy. A number of new books have levelled the critique that the philanthropic contributions of a privileged class or a corporate entity often result in their accruing outsized or undue influence that perhaps infringes on civil society. Navigating the role of the individual donor or a responsible corporate citizen may be more challenging than ever before, so individuals and organizations must engage thoughtfully, taking stock of their giving criteria and selection process, as well as the full impact of their contributions.

Moderator

LaTese Briggs

Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Chuck Harris

Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Blue Meridian Partners

George Pavlov

CEO, Bayshore Global Management

Rob Reich

Author, "Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How it Can Do Better"; Professor, Stanford University

Amy Smith

Chief Giving Officer, TOMS

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

Getting More From Biomedical Innovation

In 2018 the FDA approved a record number of new products, but pharmaceutical R&D returns have fallen to their lowest level in nine years. Biotech IPOs are still strong in an overall weakening market, but federal investment in biomedical R&D, which feeds the product and start-up pipeline, has declined almost 20 percent in real terms since 2003. How should we collectively be measuring the success of our R&D investments, and how are investment behaviors incentivized across the biomedical ecosystem? Can the economic and societal benefits of biomedical innovation outputs—from basic science to patient access—be measured from the patient perspective?

Moderator

Esther Krofah

Senior Director, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

Speakers

Amitabh Chandra

McCance Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Kafui Dzirasa

K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Duke University

Pat Furlong

President and CEO, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Christopher Hite

Vice Chairman, Global Head of Healthcare, Citi

Pablo Legorreta

Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma

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

Higher Education and the Public Trust

National attitudes toward higher education appear to be souring. Half of Democrats and three-quarters of Republicans say higher education is "going in the wrong direction," according to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center. Another recent survey, by Gallup, showed that higher education has had the largest falloff in public opinion since 2015. The public thinks college costs too much. They question whether it adequately prepares graduates for work, and some fear the ivory-tower indoctrination of the next generation. University heads and political leaders will discuss the path forward for higher education and what the system needs to do to regain the public trust in the 21st century.

Moderator

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Speakers

Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University

Paul LeBlanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University

Carol Quillen

President, Davidson College

Holden Thorp

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis

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

Women in Government: Creating More Pathways to Leadership

2018 was a historic year for women in US politics at the local, state, and federal levels—and even on television. A record number of women filed for and won seats in both houses of Congress, an unprecedented number of women ran gubernatorial campaigns, and women set records across both local and statewide races. How can we better enable a pipeline of women candidates and create more defined pathways to leadership for both appointed and elected positions? How are women in positions of power enabling more responsive and inclusive governance? Is this so-called "pink wave" a movement or a moment?

Moderator

Anna Palmer

Senior Washington Correspondent and Co-Author, Playbook, POLITICO

Speakers

Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Karen Dunn Kelley

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former CEO, Center for a New American Security; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, the Wilson Center; Former Congresswoman

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

Influencing Shareholder Votes: The Role of Proxy Advisory Firms (Invite only)

Proxy advisory firms play an essential—perhaps even central—role in our governance system. Their recommendations have tremendous influence on shareholder-vote outcomes. However, unlike other information intermediaries in influential capital markets—such as credit-rating agencies and auditing firms—proxy advisory firms have faced little regulation.

Moderator

Michael Piwowar

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Karen Barr

President and CEO, Investment Adviser Association

David Hirschmann

President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Katherine Rabin

CEO, Glass Lewis & Co.

Gary Retelny

President and CEO, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

Chester Spatt

Pamela R. and Kenneth B. Dunn Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University; Senior Fellow, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

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

A Fireside Chat With Bruce Flatt and Howard Marks (Invite only)

Jason Kelly, New York bureau chief of Bloomberg, leads this off-the-record discussion with two titans of finance, Brookfield Asset Management's Bruce Flatt and Oaktree Capital's Howard Marks, on the future of the industry.

Moderator

Jason Kelly

New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio

Speakers

Bruce Flatt

CEO, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Howard Marks

Co-Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management

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

Investing in Latin America (Invite only)

Latin America—the "best stock market in the world right now," according to Forbes—is looking promising for 2019. At the same time, political uncertainty continues to threaten otherwise encouraging high rates of return and optimistic outlooks. Will the momentum continue to carry over and allow newly elected officials to push through necessary reforms or should investors brace themselves for a slow grind as global growth continues its synchronized deceleration? And apart from economic reform, what other factors may adversely affect these markets?

Speakers

Marcelo Claure

Chief Operating Officer, SoftBank Group Corp; Executive Chairman, Sprint Corporation

Oscar Fahlgren

Head of Brazil, Mubadala Investment Company

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank

Clifford Sobel

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

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

A Fireside Chat With John Demers: Confronting National Security Threats (Invite only)

Defendants with a nexus to China account for 90 percent of the Department of Justice's economic espionage cases and 65 percent of its trade-secret theft cases. John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice, will talk about the attorney general's China Initiative, which increases the focus on bringing criminal charges and other disruption actions against China's continued economic aggression towards the United States.

Moderator

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike

Speaker

John Demers

Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Mon 4/29
10:30 am - 10:45 am

Meet the Author: Kai-Fu Lee

Speaker

Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

Mon 4/29
10:45 am - 11:30 am

Behind the Scenes: The Creators and Stars of "Ozark"

Before the summer of 2017, "Ozark" simply referred to a lakeside region in Missouri. Today, it is a household name that has taken online streaming content to the next level. In just two short years, Netflix's hit series Ozark has received two Golden Globe nominations, five Emmy nominations, and five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations with Jason Bateman's win for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series." Ozark has set itself apart as one of Netflix's most popular streaming shows. What is the secret to Ozark's success? What role do partnerships between acting, directing, and producing giants with streaming platforms mean for the future of the industry? And what does Season 3 have in store for our favorite dysfunctional families—the Brydes, Langmores and Snells?

Moderator

Matthew Belloni

Editorial Director, The Hollywood Reporter

Speakers

Jason Bateman

Actor and Director, "Ozark"

Laura Linney

Actress, "Ozark"

Chris Mundy

Executive Producer, "Ozark"

Modi Wiczyk

Co-CEO, Valence Media and Media Rights Capital

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

Part 1: A Conversation With Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury | Part 2: Fulfilling the Promise of Opportunity Zones

More than a year has now passed since the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act encouraged investment in low- to moderate-income communities through Opportunity Zones, fueled by tax incentives. The policy put forward the exciting prospect of helping solve some of the country's most pressing challenges by unlocking the nation's pool of unrealized capital gains, estimated to be more than $6 trillion. The initiative has been hailed by both investors and community advocates as a generational opportunity, but is it achieving its original objective of investing in distressed communities? This panel will take stock of Opportunity Zones and their promise to create meaningful lives.

Part 1:

  • Moderator Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network
  • Guest Steven Mnuchin, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Part 2:

  • Moderator Aron Betru, Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
  • Speaker Manny Friedman, CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital LLC
  • Speaker Richard Ressler, Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group
  • Speaker Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation 

Guest

Steven Mnuchin

Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Moderators

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network

Aron Betru

Managing Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Manny Friedman

CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital LLC

Richard Ressler

Co-Founder and Principal, CIM Group

Rajiv Shah

President, The Rockefeller Foundation

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

Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Excellence

No capital is more important to a company's success than its employees. And while we all know the importance of extraordinary thinkers and co-workers, many corporations struggle with identifying human capital and maintaining a culture of excellence that allows them to thrive. As the early pioneers of the asset management industry look to keep their businesses going, what role does a sustainable and lasting culture play? What have been the winning cultural attributes across businesses? How important is the strategy of a succession plan? And how can companies use the process to drive future staffing and development priorities?

Moderator

David Faber

Journalist and Co-Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

George Hicks

Co-Founder and CEO, Värde Partners

Eileen Murray

Co-CEO, Bridgewater Associates

Xavier Rolet

CEO, CQS

Emmanuel Roman

CEO, PIMCO

Anthony Yoseloff

Co-Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management

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

Consumer of the Future: Digitally Savvy and Environmentally Conscious

One way companies thrive is by staying nimble and keeping up with consumer demand. These days that means building out technology and developing ESG muscle—a response to the fact that customers are increasingly tech-savvy and environmentally conscious. A panel of consumer industry leaders discuss what the future looks like from retail to entertainment, including disruptive technologies and the impact of ever-changing consumer values and tastes.

Moderator

Nelson Peltz

Founding Partner and CEO, Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Speakers

Tom Bené

Chairman, President and CEO, Sysco Corporation

Michael Evans

President, Alibaba Group

Chieh Huang

Co-Founder and CEO, Boxed

Christine McCarthy

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

Dirk Van de Put

Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International

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

Flying High: A Private-Equity Overview

Over the past decade, few asset classes have caused more furor and fury—and excitement and anxiety—than private equity. After 10 strong years, and as the number of public companies continues to decline, what has changed with respect to portfolio companies, management teams, and the evaluation of deals? Is confidence still high? What are the opportunities for private capital in the middle market? How can firms differentiate themselves in what many perceive is a crowded space? How can general partners (GPs) successfully prepare for an eventual downturn? Join our panelists as they look across the spectrum of PE deals and the challenges, as well as opportunities ahead.

Moderator

Kiele Neas

Managing Director, UCSF Investment Company

Speakers

Ignacio Jayanti

Managing Partner, Corsair Capital

Tatsuo Kawasaki

Co-Founder, Unison Capital

Dave Tayeh

Head of Private Equity North America, Investcorp

Wray Thorn

Chief Executive and Chief Investment Officer, Sightway Capital, a Two Sigma Company

Andrew Weinberg

Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Brightstar Capital Partners

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

Cyber Attacks by Nation States: The View From Inside America's National Security Network

Building on the session at the London Summit, this session will focus on the need for effective collaboration among military, civilian, and governmental personnel and entities to face a significant ongoing threat to the global economy. It will include a discussion of cyber warfare and cybersecurity in space technology, examples of recent high-profile hacking episodes, and how public- and private-sector actors must collaborate to face significant and ongoing threats, including industrial espionage, to everything from GPS to the electrical grid. What are the emergent protective technologies, and how do the exigent threats today affect the way we conduct interstate relations, trade, and warfare in the future—including military technology procurement? How are military and civilian companies working together to combat this modern threat?

Moderator

Dmitri Alperovitch

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, CrowdStrike

Speakers

John Demers

Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Anne Neuberger

Senior Advisor to the Director, National Security Agency

Eric Rosenbach

Co-Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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

Economic Prosperity in the Americas

With the uncertain future of the ratification of the USMCA, continuing political tensions on border security and migration, as well as the call to end corruption across Central and South America, the Americas have never been in a more critical position to work together and find solutions to the economic challenges facing their respective regions. It's also an opportunity to effect positive change for the Americas overall. In this panel, our speakers will explore the following questions:

  • How will the varying approaches to political movements and eradication of such issues as corruption affect the economic policies and relationships of North, Central, and South American countries?
  • How are the region's countries positioning themselves to appeal to foreign businesses and investment, and how are they working to keep native organizations from outsourcing jobs?
  • What policies are working to more effectively integrate refugees and migrants into the communities receiving them?
  • What steps can be taken to move the Americas towards greater economic integration and shared prosperity? 

Speakers

John Kluge, Jr.

Founder and Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network

Ed Royce

Policy Director, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Former Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives

Jesús Seade

Undersecretary for North America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico

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

Investing in the Food Revolution

According to the Financial Times, the amount of money invested worldwide in food and agriculture technology jumped by more than 40 percent in 2018, reaching a total of $17 billion. As the food system continues to change rapidly, where are the greatest opportunities for investors to improve access to sustainable, healthy foods while ensuring great returns? This panel will feature a number of investors who are engaged with food and agricultural innovation at various investment stages and can share their unique perspectives on what it takes to do well by doing good.

Moderator

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures; Founding Member, AllRaise

Speakers

Jordan Gaspar

Managing Partner, AccelFoods

Jeffrey Housenbold

Managing Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

Jason Karp

Founder and CEO, HumanCo

Sanjeev Krishnan

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, S2G Ventures

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

Game of Loans: America's Student Debt Crisis

Federal student loans have become one of the most worrying segments of consumer credit in the economy. As tuition continues to rise and students saddle themselves with unsustainable levels of debt, the economic consequences have become evident. For example, student debt has proven to be a drag on homeownership, with millennials forced to rent or live with their parents longer than previous generations. How can we address the growing student debt crisis? What alternative models can help ensure that the cost of education is more closely tied to student outcomes?

Moderator

Helaine Olen

Blogger, Opinions, The Washington Post; Author, "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry"

Speakers

David Cooper

Chief Investment Officer, Purdue Research Foundation

Tonio DeSorrento

Co-Founder and CEO, Vemo Education

David Klein

CEO and Co-Founder, CommonBond

Tracy Palandjian

Co-Founder and CEO, Social Finance

Scott Pulsipher

President, Western Governors University

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

An Ounce of Prevention: New Prescriptions for Healthy Longevity

As countries across the globe face aging populations and increasing health-care costs, new attention is being focused on how to prevent life-altering illnesses in the first place. During this session, health leaders will discuss new strategies to move health systems away from sick care to one focused on prediction and prevention. How can increased emphasis on exercise, nutrition, and social connectivity reduce disparities and improve health across the lifespan? How can we use predictive analytics to better target drug therapies and lifestyle interventions to those at highest risk of disease? How can technology be used to engage consumers to be active participants in their own health and wellness?

Moderator

Paul Irving

Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Chairman, Encore.org; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Speakers

Freddy Abnousi

Head of Healthcare - Research, Facebook

Camilla Cavendish

Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice (UK House of Lords)

Tom Croce

Vice President, Global Advocacy Relations, Amgen

Donato Tramuto

CEO, Tivity Health

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

Walking the Talk: Are D&I Policies Shifting Corporate Culture?

Companies are increasingly adopting quotas, implementing reporting and transparency measures, and investing in professional development all in the name of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace. But are these policies working and how widely adhered to are they? How committed are companies to creating environments of belonging, in addition to the financial and performance returns on diversity practices? How are candidates and clients holding companies accountable? What fundamental impact has the adoption of D&I-focused policies had on shifting corporate culture?

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Raphael Arndt

Chief Investment Officer, Future Fund

Sekou Kaalund

Head of Advancing Black Pathways, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tony Prophet

Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Kathy Sayko

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, PGIM, The Investment Management Business of Prudential

Ahu Yildirmaz

Head, ADP Research Institute

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

The Role of a CEO Amidst a Changing Workforce: Culture, Growth, and Innovation (Invite only)

The Milken Institute has long been focused on how technological disruption is changing the nature of work. The stories are familiar by now—more and more jobs are at risk of disappearing as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other advances offer greater productivity with fewer employees. One question we face is how people will find meaning in a world with fewer jobs and fewer occupations. Today's CEOs must lead through this extraordinary transition. How can global CEOs predict and plan for these changes and the impact on their workforce? What is a CEO's role in shaping corporate culture, re-skilling the workforce, and investing in innovation? And how can CEOs predict where the future is headed and how best to plan and train for it?

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

C-Level Private Session: Obesity in the Workplace (Invite only)

Despite many technological advances in treatments, obesity remains an epidemic that is not getting better. In fact, it is getting worse. There is a great need within the health-care ecosystem to change how this disease is being addressed and treated. Both patients and health-care providers require a new approach. This private session will bring together many sectors of the health-care ecosystem to reimagine how care could be delivered differently in order to improve outcomes. The focus will be solutions that could be undertaken in the workplace, as that is where most people spend a bulk of their time. In addition, research has shown that obesity takes a toll on companies, affecting productivity and increasing costs.

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

Mission Possible: From ESG to the SDGs (Invite only)

Doing well by accomplishing good is the goal of every socially conscious investor. Whether it's aligning your investments to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), integrating environmental, social or governance (ESG) factors into your portfolio management, or seeking active, impact investments that have measurable social good, it is clear that more and more "mainstream" investors are exploring more mission-driven opportunities. One recent study estimated that nearly $12 trillion in US portfolios is invested with some kind of social aim: environmental sustainability, for example, or pro-worker policies. But how can you ensure that products that are marketed as SDG or ESG are substantive, data-driven investments that move past a label and demonstrate a true triple bottom line? This private session will highlight opportunities that have a proven track record, as well as data tools and market resources that help to evaluate and validate impact investment opportunities.

The session participants will discuss:

  • What tools can investors use to design and track their ESG strategy to prove the factors are material to overall financial performance? 
  • Are there products that truly link to the SDGs? Is there enough data at a granular level to prove success? 
  • What products across the impact continuum have had the longest, most demonstrable track records? 
  • What data is missing and how can more traditional financial institutions integrate impact or sustainability factors into their systems to allow for better monitoring and evaluation? 

Moderator

Caitlin MacLean

Senior Director, Innovative Finance, Milken Institute

Speakers

Stefan Dunatov

Senior Vice President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Jay Lipman

Co-Founder and President, Ethic

Bobby Turner

Principal and CEO, Turner Impact Capital, LLC

Mon 4/29
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Stiff Guy/Girl Stretch

This chair-based practice helps you safely create greater range of motion and ease by strategically working deeply into the muscles and joints while calming your mind if you are feeling tight, tense or not as flexible as you'd like. You will walk out refreshed with a new spring in your step and a few tools to take back to the office!

Mon 4/29
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 engage leaders in business and philanthropy for a dialogue with some of America's foremost educators and government officials.

Moderator

Lowell Milken

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

Speakers

Bill Achtmeyer

Parthenon Founder and Senior Managing Director, EY-Parthenon

Jim Blew

Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

Gene Block

Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles

Adam Harris

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Candice McQueen

CEO, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

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

Behind the Scenes: Insiders' Views on China (Invite only)

This exclusive and private gathering seeks to provide clarity on what's happening in China. It brings together a select group of senior executives with unparalleled experience in China's inner workings to discuss the factors likely to affect finance and business in the future. They will provide insights on industry and sector opportunities that will shape economic growth and social development in the country.

Moderator

Gary Liu

CEO, South China Morning Post

Speakers

Kai-Fu Lee

Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures

C.H. Tung

Vice Chairman, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Founding Chairman, China-United States Exchange Foundation; Former Hong Kong Chief Executive

Yibing Wu

Joint Head, Enterprise Development Group; Head, China, Temasek

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

Roll Up Your Sleeves Philanthropy Workshop: The Power of Narrative (Invite only)

Narrative is a powerful tool to help philanthropists solidify their personal visions for the impacts they want to achieve. Well-crafted narratives can also amplify the impact of individual philanthropic investments by mobilizing the public, educating audiences, and attracting additional resources. This hands-on, facilitated session will engage participants of all experience levels to identify and effectively communicate the most crucial elements of their philanthropic efforts. Participants will leave the session with practical tips to crystalize their philanthropic story and recommended strategies to engage others through narrative.

Speaker

Andy Goodman

Co-founder and Director, The Goodman Center

Mon 4/29
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Program | Driving Shared Prosperity

How do we best ensure that our citizens have the tools and training to capture today's economic opportunities, and to forge a thriving society for future generations? Join leaders from business and government to discuss the most promising initiatives and innovations in workforce development and human capital advancement, and how they can drive greater shared prosperity.

Opening Remarks

Michael Klowden

CEO, Milken Institute

Welcome Remarks

Eric Garcetti

Mayor, City of Los Angeles

Moderator

Eric Schmidt

Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc.

Speakers

Marillyn Hewson

Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Alfred Kelly, Jr.

CEO, Visa Inc.

Ivanka Trump

Advisor to the President, The White House; Co-Chair of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Mark Weinberger

Global Chairman and CEO, EY

Mon 4/29
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Mon 4/29
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Mon 4/29
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Sound Bath

Each instrument is tuned to a specific frequency which opens the body's entire energetic system. The experience will diminish insomnia, release blocked emotions, promote deep meditation, alleviate anxiety and stress, and heighten clarity while improving the ability to concentrate. In this sound bath, listeners simply relax, fall asleep and/or stay present with what they are experiencing.

Mon 4/29
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Aromatherapy

Take a moment to BREATHE, while you explore pure and therapeutic essential oils for physical and emotional wellness. Escape to the Wellness Garden for a guided calming experience where you will learn how a few small drops can lead you into better overall health and wellness.

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

Investing in Cutting-Edge Technologies and Jobs of the Future

Advances in technology and the sea of data have changed the way we live, work, and conduct business. The magnitude of technological change has impacted most, if not all, industries. What can companies and policymakers do to ensure the workforce is prepared for the future? And in the age of digital transformation, where should any company—be it a start-up or a Forbes 500 veteran—be focusing its resources? In this session, CEOs who are driving the AI and data revolution will discuss the adaptive responses to these changes, as well as policies that encourage and support worker education and training for industries of the future.

Moderator

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media

Speakers

Peggy Johnson

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Microsoft

Ravi Kumar

President, Infosys Limited

Chris Liddell

Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination, The White House

Douglas Merritt

President and CEO, Splunk Inc.

Jim Whitehurst

CEO, Red Hat

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

Mega-Trends Shaping Asset Management

Global asset management is in the midst of change. Fee transparency, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and smart beta might be the most reported changes, but they only scratch the surface of the trends in the sector. Join our panel of global asset managers and market makers as they discuss the trends that drive the sector: Which technology is having most sway on both asset allocation and managers' operations? And how is the sector evolving as technology and regulation continue to change the market-making business? What developments do you see being the most impactful across asset classes, and how should investors position themselves for success?

Moderator

Matthew Brown

Founder and CEO, CAIS

Speakers

Steven Goulart

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

Paul Hamill

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

Jean Hynes

Managing Partner, Senior Managing Director and Global Industry Analyst, Wellington Management

Ted Truscott

CEO, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

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

Can America Afford to Retire?

America's pension shortfall for defined benefit plans alone is estimated to be as high as $7.5 trillion across government and corporate pensions. And the outlook for the alternative of defined contribution plans is equally dire. Only 65 percent of private-sector workers have access to such plans, and only about half contribute. Given that many experts question the feasibility of pension plans to persistently return 6 percent to 8 percent, what can be done to address their shortfalls? What solutions are available for workers not covered by workplace plans? Will new innovative models provide states with a solution? Ultimately, how will the nation save retirement?

Moderator

Josh Barro

Business Columnist, New York Magazine; Host of Left, Right & Center, KCRW

Speakers

Andrew Biggs

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Marcie Frost

CEO, CalPERS

Jarvis Hollingsworth

Chair, Board of Directors, Texas Teachers' Retirement System

Dan Houston

Chairman, President and CEO, Principal Financial Group

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

Global Leadership in the New Era of Energy

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Bob Dudley

Group Chief Executive, BP

John Hess

CEO, Hess Corporation

Vicki Hollub

President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum

Michael Smith

Chairman and CEO, Freeport LNG

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

Portfolio Risks: What Are You Ignoring?

Climate change, diversity, the future of work, and technology—do you know what risk exposure your portfolio has to material issues? Do you have municipal bonds for cities that have no plan against future superstorms? Do you have stock in companies that have been ignoring forced labor in their supply chain? Most investors have their own metrics to assess an asset's risk, or they utilize firms such as rating agencies to support their due diligence. But what might be some lurking risks that you have not assessed or priced? Panelists will discuss how environmental and social factors have been proven more material to creditworthiness and financial performance than previously expected. They will also share new technologies and processes for better understanding the real risks in your portfolios.

Moderator

Cheryl Alston

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Dallas Employees' Retirement Fund

Speakers

Christopher Ailman

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

Robert Gibbins

Chief Investment Officer, Autonomy Capital

Tim Romer

CEO, Fundamental Infrastructure Opportunities

Andrew Steel

Managing Director, Global Group Head, Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings

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

Advancing Inclusion and Addressing Inequality In Entertainment

At its best, the entertainment industry offers moviegoers, television viewers, and music listeners a reflection of themselves. Historically, however, those reflections have been predominantly monochromatic—but that appears to be changing. From inclusion riders and the "4 percent challenge" to box-office successes of female- and minority-led casts, diversity is now being demanded across the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera. As audiences increasingly prefer diverse content, consumer tastes are confirming the corporate adage that diversity is, in fact, good for business. With the recent small but significant gains for women and people of color throughout the entertainment industry, how are both content creators and distributors taking the lead in improving diversity in media?

Moderator

Alex Witt

Anchor, MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”; Correspondent, NBC News

Speakers

Jody Gerson

Chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group

Jonathan King

President, Narrative Film and Television, Participant Media

Katie McGrath

Co-CEO, Bad Robot Productions

Stacy Smith

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

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

AI and Machine Learning in Cancer Medicine

The panel will focus on uses of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the early detection of cancer, its diagnosis, drug development, and clinical decision-making. These technologies have the potential to accelerate our understanding of cancer at the cellular and the systems (or "whole person") level. The AI health-care market is estimated to be $2.1 billion today and to grow to more than $30 billion by 2025. To support such growth, the biopharma industry is rapidly expanding its human capital in this area through multiple means. Advances in machine learning are improving analysis of radiological images for cancer detection, as well as analysis of pathology slides and blood samples for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. In addition, AI and machine learning are being deployed to aid in the discovery of novel therapies, optimize patient selection for treatment, and monitor for drug resistance and disease recurrence. The potential impact of artificial intelligence in oncology is great, and the panel will also explore challenges and obstacles that may delay widespread application.

Moderator

Marc Hurlbert

Chief Science Officer, Melanoma Research Alliance

Speakers

Maurice Ferré

CEO and Chairman of the Board, INSIGHTEC

Colin Hill

Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, GNS Healthcare

Mike Nohaile

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Commercialization and Innovation, Amgen

Susan Swetter

Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Program, Stanford University Medical Center and Cancer Institute

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

The New Guard: Creating a Better Food Future

In the midst of the current food revolution, a new guard of food leaders has emerged, leading large global companies and innovative start-ups, alike, that are poised to change the food industry. At the same time, established food leaders are assuming new roles and recognizing new opportunities. Given the incredible shifts at the top of food companies, what does this mean for the future of the industry? This panel will feature a number of impressive leaders who will share their visions for the future and explore what it means to lead some of the most prominent food and agriculture companies during a time of rapid change.

Moderator

Cathy Burns

CEO, Produce Marketing Association

Speakers

Matt Barnard

CEO and Co-Founder, Plenty

Walter Robb

Principal, Stonewall Robb Advisors; Former Co-CEO, Whole Foods

Uma Valeti

CEO and Co-Founder, Memphis Meats

Carla Vernon

President of the Natural & Organic Operating Unit and Corporate Officer, General Mills

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

Building Mentally Resilient Youth

Resilient adults begin with resilient youth. Today, anxiety leads a host of mental health issues on the rise among young people, with a 20 percent uptick in recent years. Bullying is a prevalent and serious problem in schools. Relationship violence has risen to alarming rates in the U.S. A key to raising resilient adults is raising young people with healthy attitudes towards themselves, one another, and the world around them. Hear from some of the most prominent voices working to create a movement to develop young people with healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy relationships. The health of our society—and our economy—depends on it.

Moderator

June Henton

Dean, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University

Speakers

Nadine Burke Harris

Surgeon General, State of California

Cynthia Germanotta

President and Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation

Katie Hood

CEO, One Love Foundation

Sherrie Westin

President, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop

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

The Price of Dementia: Innovative Strategies to Reduce Risk

Today, one in three older adults dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. It kills more people than do breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, yet only 16 percent of older adults receive regular cognitive assessments during routine checkups. The economic and emotional costs on families, caregivers, and society are staggering. During this session, a panel of experts will discuss the direct and indirect costs of dementia—especially how it disproportionately impacts women and minorities. New research will be revealed regarding the importance of brain health to delay onset, improve overall health, lower costs, and increase clinical trial participation. The discussion will also focus on ways to improve rates of early detection and diagnosis, as well as how to reduce disparities based on gender, race, and income.

Moderator

Nora Super

Senior Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute

Speakers

Norma Coe

Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Linda Elam

CEO and Plan President, Amerigroup District of Columbia, Inc.

Howard Fillit

Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

George Vradenburg

Chairman and Co-Founder, UsAgainstAlzheimer's

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

Taking Travel, Leisure, and Transportation to the Next Level

Recent figures show that changes in consumer values and spending habits are revolutionizing the travel, leisure and transportation industries. Economic recovery, demographic shifts and a millennial emphasis on investing in experiences over purchasing consumer goods are a welcomed tailwind for the businesses of travel and transportation. This session will explore how companies are adapting their business strategies to ever-evolving consumer tastes, technological advancements, and policy regulations. Panelists will discuss how these industries are changing, challenging, and strengthening their services to deliver a decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experience for customers around the world.

Moderator

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio

Speakers

Michael Flaskey

CEO, Diamond Resorts

Glenn Fogel

CEO, Booking Holdings

Josh Giegel

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Virgin Hyperloop One

Caryn Seidman-Becker

Chairman and CEO, CLEAR

Rob Wiesenthal

Founder and CEO, Blade

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

A Conversation With Steven A. Cohen (Invite only)

Please join us for an off-the-record conversation with Steven A. Cohen, investor and founder of Point72 Asset Management. He will speak with Joseph Dowling, CEO of Brown University's Investment Office, about the evolution of the financial markets, the rise of big data, venture investing, opportunities in the private market, and more.

Guest

Steven A. Cohen

Chairman and CEO, Point72; Co-Founder, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Moderator

Joseph Dowling

CEO, Investment Office, Brown University

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

Opportunity Zones 102: An Update on the Mechanics (Invite only)

From five pages in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to 74 pages of proposed rules, Opportunity Zones regulations continue to evolve. The exact mechanics of investing in a Qualified Opportunity Fund must be understood so that this time-sensitive incentive can successfully materialize. After the latest round of regulations and a public hearing, what do we know about the Opportunity Zone regulations thus far and where do the complications remain? In this discussion, tax, accounting, and investment professionals will discuss aspects of Opportunity Zones that align with investor interests, and aspects that impede them, and questions that are expected to remain even after the final regulations are released.

Speakers

Alfonso Costa

Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Daniel Kowalski

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

Michael Novogradac

Managing Partner, Novogradac & Company, LLP

Robin Potts

Co-Head of Real Estate Investments and Director of Acquisitions, Canyon Partners Real Estate

Stephen Tomlinson

Partner, Real Estate Practice Group, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Neal Wilson

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, EJF Capital

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

Mon 4/29
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The ROI of Meditation at Work

Learn how meditation can change your corporate culture, how you can be a mindful leader and practice three techniques to help you focus, release stress and feel energized. Learn a special pre-meeting technique that will get your whole team on the same page.

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Meet the Author: Parag Khanna

Speaker

Parag Khanna

Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Meet the Author: Rich Karlgaard

The first two hundred copies Rich Karlgaard will sign are complimentary thanks to the generosity of Jamie Montgomery.

Speaker

Rich Karlgaard

Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media

Mon 4/29
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Puppy playtime has been shown to reduce blood pressure, promote focused interaction with others, stimulate problem-solving skills and lift mood. Come and play with puppies to reset your focus and elevate your mood.

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

Credit Is a Cycle: Global Market Outlook

Never has the global mountain of debt—both corporate and fiscal—been higher than it is now. As BBB-rated corporate debt overtakes investment grade and the credit cycle slowly turns, are investors underestimating the risk (and opportunities) of deteriorating credit and downgrades? Will the Federal Reserve continue its timid stance towards rate hikes, and is Modern Monetary Theory the harbinger of a switch from monetary to fiscal expansion? Join some of the most prolific investors as they outline their current assessment and outlook of the credit market.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ilfryn Carstairs

Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Värde Partners

Josh Friedman

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

Sir Michael Hintze

Group Executive Chairman and Senior Investment Officer, CQS

David Miller

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

Jim Zelter

Co-President, Apollo Global Management

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

Venture Capital and the Year of the Unicorn IPOs

Following a banner year that saw more than $100 billion in venture capital investments in the US alone—and with some of the most prominent private equity-backed companies expected to go public in 2019—venture capital's future couldn't be more exciting. But what does the continued growth of private equity mean for investors' constant challenge to pick and help build winners? As the length of time that companies stay private increases, how do you think about growth and financing? What does a high concentration of capital in mega-rounds and -funds mean for investors and managers, as well as the small spectrum of the VC industry? Join some of the most prominent names in the space as they discuss recent trends in investment, fundraising, and pockets of opportunities.

Moderator

Dan Primack

Business Editor, Axios

Speakers

Ibrahim Ajami

Head of Venture Capital, Mubadala Investment Company

Dan Levitan

Co-Founder and Partner, Venture Capital Investing, Maveron LLC

Anton Levy

Managing Director and Global Head of Technology, General Atlantic

Akshay Naheta

Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Kara Nortman

Partner, Upfront Ventures; Founding Member, AllRaise

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

Navigating ESG: What to Demand and What to Avoid

As the interest in environmental, social, and governance investing continues to grow, this session offers a look at current themes in how ESG is integrated into traditional asset management. In particular, the panel will discuss how products have evolved across asset class and how firms are developing more substantive metrics to measure impact. Panelists will also review how managers are exploring compensation structures, performance incentives, and overall client engagement to better incorporate new ESG factors and lead the global sustainable investment market.

Moderator

Hiromichi Mizuno

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

Speakers

Wendy Cromwell

Vice Chair, Senior Managing Director, Partner, Director, Sustainable Investment and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management

Henry Fernandez

Chairman and CEO, MSCI Inc.

Lori Heinel

Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors

Scott Mather

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, PIMCO

Bonnie Wongtrakool

Global Head of ESG Investments and Portfolio Manager, Western Asset

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

Big Tech Under the Spotlight: Privacy, Transparency, and Regulation

Big Tech companies, the darlings of Wall Street for so long, are facing historic headwinds and consumer distrust on Main Street, not to mention Capitol Hill and among regulators in Europe. Under ever greater scrutiny for the data they collect, how they collect it and their models for monetizing it, Big Tech is facing potentially big changes. Does such scrutiny mark an end of an era—or perhaps just a chapter—for the likes of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and their peers in Silicon Valley? How should tech-savvy but time-limited consumers think about the impacts—positive or otherwise—that Big Tech has on their lives?

Moderator

Julia Boorstin

Senior Media and Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Michael Beckerman

President and CEO, Internet Association

Fadi Chehadé

Chairman, Chehadé & Company

Makan Delrahim

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

Tristan Harris

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

Luke Nosek

Managing Partner, Gigafund

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

The Global Mental Health Pandemic

Mental health and substance abuse have been identified as the leading cause of disability worldwide. It's estimated that more than 1 billion people globally—one in five or six people—struggle with a mental-health, neurodevelopmental, or substance-abuse disorder. The cost to society in treatment and lost productivity has been estimated at $16 trillion by 2030. Mental health issues are a co-morbid condition with virtually every other disease and ought to unify the agendas of advocates across the ecosystem. So why don't we seem to be making much progress in solving them?

Moderator

Annalisa Jenkins

Special Advisor, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

Speakers

Timothy Blevins

Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health Employer Channel, Optum

David Panzirer

Trustee, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust

Moitreyee Sinha

Founder and CEO, citiesRISE

Garen Staglin

Co-Founder, One Mind Initiative

Michael Turken

Medical Director, Omada Health

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

Drawdown: Changing the Food System to Save the Planet

Food is the single greatest lever we have to improve the health of our people and our planet. Currently, the global food system has fueled diseases like obesity and diabetes while simultaneously contributing to climate change and environmental concerns. How can we change the system so that food becomes a part of the solution instead of a problem? This panel will bring together leading scientific voices and innovative entrepreneurs who are stepping up to answer the call for a new approach.

Moderator

Mark Hyman

Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Speakers

Patrick Brown

Founder and CEO, Impossible Foods

Paul Hawken

Founder, Project Drawdown; Author, "Drawdown"

James Rogers

Founder and CEO, Apeel Sciences

Gunhild A. Stordalen

Founder and Executive Chair, EAT

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

Men and Women: Working Together to Advance Gender Equality (Hosted by Citi)

Diverse companies outperform their peers because they retain top talent and appeal to rapidly evolving customer demographics. Panelists will discuss innovative diversity and inclusion strategies that are core to each of their firms' company culture, including how male mentors can increase gender diversity in leadership and across all levels to positively impact workplace culture and profits.

Moderator

Shelley Zalis

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

Speakers

Robert Bakish

President and CEO, Viacom Inc.

Jane Fraser

CEO of Latin America, Citi

Chieh Huang

Co-Founder and CEO, Boxed

Graves Tompkins

Global Head of Capital Partnering and Human Capital, General Atlantic

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

Modernizing Financial Regulation to Facilitate Shared Economic Prosperity

The US financial system provides tremendous economic opportunities to businesses and consumers through the provision of capital. Yet many of the regulations that underpin this system do not match the technological realities of the 21st century. Financial technology innovations have opened new avenues for fostering greater financial inclusion and have presented regulators with unique opportunities to address compliance and oversight mandates with greater efficiency. What are financial regulators doing to modernize regulations in order to facilitate greater access to capital, job creation, and financial inclusion for all Americans? What more can be done to foster responsible fintech and regtech innovations?

Moderator

Michael Piwowar

Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Kathy Kraninger

Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Eugene Ludwig

Founder and CEO, Promontory Financial Group; Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

Jelena McWilliams

Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Joseph Otting

U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

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

Connecting with the Next Generation of Consumers

Young people have become a potent influence on how shoppers purchase products and relate to brands. Consumer trends are clearly moving towards individual expression, label avoidance, and a mobilization of purchasing power to align with a variety of causes. How are brands responding to these demands? And as a company's relationship with its consumers becomes increasingly more important, how is community development becoming a key component of its brand and marketing strategy? Digital marketing is proliferating and consumer data increasingly more integral and available, so just how are brands strategically engaging with the next generation?

Moderator

Jenni Avins

Global Lifestyle Correspondent, Quartz

Speakers

Jonathan Neman

Co-Founder and CEO, sweetgreen

Cecilia Qvist

Global Head of Markets, Spotify

Jen Rubio

Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Away

Tina Sharkey

Co-Founder and Co-Chairperson, Brandless

Nola Weinstein

Global Head of Culture, Engagement and Experiential Marketing, Twitter

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

Representation in American Art: Inclusion and Social Change

It is often said that artists mirror society and the political conditions of everyday life in their work, yet looking back, we know that many collections represent the likes of their patrons. However, the nationality, ethnicity, and gender of the artist also play a role. When it comes to art history, the traditional canon has not necessarily been very inclusive. So how are the histories of art being rewritten today? Are the stories of different communities being retold and why is it important that we learn from this realignment? We will look at the role of the artist in representing the nation and influencing the debate on migration, inclusion, and societal change.

Speakers

Neil Bluhm

Managing Partner, LAMB Capital Partners

Joanne Heyler

Founding Director, The Broad; Director and Chief Curator, The Broad Art Foundation

Kristin Sakoda

Executive Director, Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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

Can the World's Biggest Companies Save Health Care?

For a number of years now, the dominant technology platforms such as Google and Amazon have been flirting with how they might be able to disrupt the health-care industry, a critical and growing economic driver badly in need of new ideas and more data-driven approaches. Now the landscape seems to be shifting somewhat: Tech companies' interest in health care seems to be extending in other directions, and more traditional large "platform" companies such as Walmart are getting into the game while embracing data and technology internally. What's driving these shifts, and what might be the impacts on our health?

Moderator

Margaret Anderson

Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting

Speakers

Tanisha Carino

Executive Director, FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute

David Feinberg

Vice President of Healthcare, Google

Eric Lefkofsky

Co-Founder and CEO, Tempus

Alex Moazed

Founder and CEO, Applico; Co-Author, "Modern Monopolies"

Robert Nelsen

Co-Founder and Managing Director, ARCH Venture Partners

Marcus Osborne

Vice President, Health and Wellness Transformation, Walmart

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

Global Development Through Women's Economic Empowerment

Women's economic empowerment is a prerequisite for inclusive and equitable economic growth as well as global peace and security. Individualized solutions to this global challenge require collaboration across the public and private sectors to expand access to capital, increase labor force participation, and ensure safe and secure work environments as women both enter and advance within the formal economy. However, commitment to these issues cannot rest with short-term financial mechanisms alone. Equally as consequential are the structural barriers that prevent women around the world from reaching their economic potential and contributing to local and global prosperity. How are international actors positioning women at the heart of their development strategy and embedding gender expertise within their government programs, economic models, and policy priorities?

Moderator

Mark Suzman

Chief Strategy Officer and President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Speakers

Penny Abeywardena

Commissioner for International Affairs, Mayor's Office, City of New York; former Director of Girls and Women Integration, Clinton Global Initiative

Kathryn Kaufman

Managing Director, Global Women's Issues, OPIC

Chetna Sinha

Founder and Chair, Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation

James G. Stavridis

Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group; Supreme Allied Commander at NATO (2009-2013)

Stephanie von Friedeburg

Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

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

Lowering the Price and Risk of Dementia: Policy Recommendations (Invite only)

Since the release of the 2016 Milken Institute seminal report, "The Price Women Pay for Dementia: Strategies to Ease Gender Disparity and Economic Costs," new evidence-based research and insights have emerged that expand our understanding of the disease and the most effective ways to reduce risk and lower costs. During this private, invitation-only session, a diverse set of stakeholders will be asked to provide input on a series of proposed policy recommendations that address: the importance of brain health to delay (and possibly prevent) onset; barriers to early diagnosis and clinical-trial participation; disparate impacts based on gender, race/ethnicity, and income; and risk-reduction strategies to improve brain health for all populations.

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

The Rise of Private Markets (Invite only)

Following up on the session that took place at the Asia Summit, this roundtable on employing a longer-term focus in business and investment decision-making will convene leading asset owners and investors who are thoughtful above and beyond their own portfolio. Participants will have the opportunity to share their views in a private setting on the engagement between corporations and investors, risks to long-term capital allocations, and stakeholder management, as well as develop practical tools relevant to their organizations.

Moderator

Alison Loat

Managing Director, FCLTGlobal

Speakers

Clara Chan

Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

Jonathan Coslet

Chief Investment Officer, TPG Global

Shane Feeney

Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Private Equity, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Danny Lee

Partner, Blue Pool Capital Limited

Kevin Lu

Partner and Chairman of Asia, Partners Group

John Vaske

Head, Americas; Head, Agribusiness, Temasek

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

Sports Ownership: The Investment Case (Invite only)

Over the past 10 years, professional sports franchises have seen an unprecedented increase in valuation. NFL team valuations have risen almost 10 times in 20 years, while NBA team valuations have increased over 300 percent in the past five years alone. The European soccer teams Manchester United, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are all valued at over $4 billion by Forbes—almost three times their value 10 years ago. The four major US leagues were historically perceived as trophy assets, but now 87 percent of the teams have positive operating incomes, according to Forbes. So is there an investment case for institutional investors to engage and participate alongside entrepreneurs and financiers? Join us for an off-the-record discussion about the case for sports ownership, in which our panelists recap their own investment theses, the process for majority and minority investments, the evolving media landscape, and the new opportunities they're exploring in the US and abroad.

Moderator

Alan Mnuchin

Managing Principal, AGM Partners LLC

Speakers

Todd Boehly

Chairman and CEO, Eldridge Industries

Gerald Cardinale

Managing Partner and CEO, RedBird Capital Partners

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group

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

Investing with Vision: A Conversation With SoftBank's Rajeev Misra

Institute Chairman Mike Milken sits down with Rajeev Misra, who leads Softbank's Vision Fund, the largest private capital pool ever assembled. What qualities does Softbank seek in the entrepreneurs it backs and the investment professionals it hires? How does the fund's management determine which opportunities to pursue? What are the most exciting technologies that will soon become ubiquitous? How will the fund deploy its enormous capital pool effectively?

Guest

Rajeev Misra

CEO, SoftBank Investment Advisers UK

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

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

Leaders of Real Estate

Over the long haul, real estate has always been booming. But with regional real estate markets reaching new heights and uncertainty abound, what are the prospects for returns in global property markets going forward? Specifically, while the overall sector might lean one way, how is the outlook in the retail, industrial, and commercial sectors? How are these assets positioned to handle changes in inflation and interest rates? And with decreasing global growth, which regions and countries offer the most potential?

Moderator

Carol Massar

Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio

Speakers

Thomas Barrack

Executive Chairman and CEO, Colony Capital

Jonathan Goldstein

CEO, Cain International

Brian Kingston

CEO, Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Michael Meldman

Chairman and CEO, Discovery Land Company

Robert Morse

Chairman, Bridge Investment Group

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

What's Next for the World Ahead?

It's been a tumultuous few years for financial markets and national politics. Protectionism, nationalism, and trade frictions have introduced new uncertainties that have put many business and government leaders on edge. Global warming and aging populations remain looming risks for which many countries are unprepared. In this conversation, Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, and C.H. Tung, vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, address these concerns and point the way forward, discussing the innovative ideas, smart policies, strong leaders, and new technologies that will bring stability to societies and markets.

Moderator

Parag Khanna

Founder and Managing Partner, FutureMap

Speakers

Stephen Schwarzman

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Blackstone

Joe Tsai

Executive Vice Chairman, Alibaba Group

C.H. Tung

Vice Chairman, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Founding Chairman, China-United States Exchange Foundation; Former Hong Kong Chief Executive

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

Coming of Age: Women Rise to the Top

Over the past decade, traditional power structures in media, movies, and politics have been fundamentally altered—and intentionally recast. Women over 60—often invisible in the past due to pervasive sexism and ageism—have risen to the top to lead powerful institutions in need of reform. Their leadership breaks both gender and age barriers. What needs to happen in 2019 to keep the momentum going in years to come?

Moderator

Gayle King

Co-Host, CBS This Morning

Speakers

Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, the Wilson Center; Former Congresswoman

Sherry Lansing

Founder and CEO, Sherry Lansing Foundation; Former Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures

Anastasia Soare

Founder and CEO, Anastasia Beverly Hills

Diane von Furstenberg

Founder and Chairman, Diane von Furstenberg

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

How Resilient Are You? A Human Performance Workshop In The Pool

Finding the limits of one's abilities often requires unconventional methods—in this case, spending 40 minutes in a (heated) hotel pool. After an overwhelmingly positive response to their human performance workshop last year, Andy Walshe, a world-renowned human performance expert, and Jurgen Heitmann, a former Navy SEAL, have agreed to lead an even more fun, safe and challenging master class in resilience and mental strength. All you need is a positive attitude and a willingness to get in the water. Wetsuits will be provided. We're pretty sure you'll be talking about this one until next year.

Speaker

Andy Walshe

Founding Partner, Liminal Collective; Human Performance Expert

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

Enhancing Resource Mobilization to Meet Development Goals in Latin America (Invite only)

In recent years there has been widespread recognition that in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new paradigms are needed in development financing initiatives. In Latin America (and the Caribbean), the estimated gap between current levels of development financing and the level needed to meet the SDGs is estimated at over $600 billion annually. At the heart of the call to move from "billions" to "trillions" in development finance is a multifaceted approach to financing the SDGs, which includes refining the role that multilateral development institutions play. In this private session, we will examine strategies for enhanced resource mobilization and the role that multilateral institutions can play in devising actions to crowd in additional private-sector investment and turn the SDGs into reality across Latin America.

Speaker

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank

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

Resolving Fannie and Freddie: The Key to Housing Finance Reform (Invite only)

Reform of the US housing finance system will not be complete without a solution to the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac conservatorships and the broader question of what role these government-sponsored enterprises should play. A roundtable of experts will share their perspectives and debate the fate of Fannie and Freddie, and how that will shape the US housing finance system for generations to come.

Moderator

Eric Kaplan

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Michael Calhoun

President, Center for Responsible Lending

Chrissi Johnson

Vice President, Federal Policy and External Affairs, Quicken Loans

Jeb Mason

Partner, The Cypress Group

Lisa Rice

President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

Michael Stegman

Senior Fellow, Housing Finance Program, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Ted Tozer

Senior Fellow, Housing Finance Program, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

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

North American Trade: The Road to Ratification (Invite only)

When the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement was signed in late 2018, it was hailed as a mutually beneficial update to the NAFTA agreement. Yet the final ratification and subsequent implementation of the agreement remain uncertain. Political challenges in each of the three countries continue to present roadblocks to final ratification. This session will explore the potential consequences of not ratifying the agreement, as well as the role that non-governmental stakeholders from each of the three countries can play in ensuring that the opportunity to bring one of the most consequential trade agreements into the 21st century is not missed.

Moderator

Kevin Klowden

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

Speakers

Daniel Barclay

CEO, BMO Capital Markets

Luz María de la Mora

Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat of Economy, Mexico

Moisés R. Kalach Balas

Vice President, Grupo Kaltex; International Negotiations Coordinator for the Mexican Private Sector, Consejo Coordinador Empresarial (CCE)

Miguel Olea

Managing Partner, Colony LATAM Partners

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

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

Mon 4/29
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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

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

Global Conference Registration

Tue 4/30
6:15 am - 7:15 am

Aligned and at Ease Yoga

Join Gillian Cilibrasi for an alignment-based, slow flow practice to create an energized body and a quiet mind. All levels of skills welcome. Please wear loose and comfortable clothing.

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

Global Capital Markets Advisory Council Roundtable (Invite only)

Representing over $22 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 is the relationship between asset owners and asset managers evolving? How is the increased rise of private markets affecting asset allocation? What geographies have the greatest investment potential?

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

Morning Meditation

Start your day with Gillian Cilibrasi and accessible meditation that is designed to still your mind and bring you into the present moment. Enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention span and get yourself prepared for the day. No experience needed. Chairs available.

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

Part 1: A Conversation With Mick Mulvaney, Assistant to the President and Acting Chief of Staff, The White House | Part 2: Perspectives on the US Economy

The US has entered 2019 with a strong economy, displaying real GDP growth at over 3 percent in consecutive quarters for the first time since 2015. The congressional tax package of 2017 and regulatory reform efforts contributed to a stronger business environment. Conversely, uncertainty around the future of trade agreements and augmentation measures such as tariffs continues. Hear from some of the nation’s top business leaders navigating these crosscurrent economic winds as they strive to deliver for customers, shareholders, and employees.

Part 1:

  • Moderator Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network
  • Guest Mick Mulvaney, Assistant to the President and Acting Chief of Staff, The White House 

Part 2:

  • Moderator Maria Bartiromo, Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network
  • Speaker Andrew Olmem, Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House
  • Speaker Alan Schwartz, Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners 

Guest

Mick Mulvaney

Assistant to the President and Acting Chief of Staff, The White House

Moderator

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor, FOX Business Network

Speakers

Aaron Klein

Fellow, Economic Studies, and Policy Director, Center on Regulation and Markets, Brookings Institution

Andrew Olmem

Deputy Director, National Economic Council, The White House

Alan Schwartz

Executive Chairman, Guggenheim Partners

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

Return of the Mean: An Asset Management Perspective

Global asset management continues to be fueled by a bull market that is entering its 10th year. Yet, as the economic outlook has dimmed, managers will have to adjust to succeed—not only to a change in economic growth but also to a rapid transformation in technology, data analytics, and investor demand. How are successful managers responding to these shifts in product demand, the growth in individual assets, and the evolving regulatory and technology environments? Which emerging technologies are expected to drive success and distinction in an increasingly competitive pack? And will investors' focus on low-cost passive investments come at a price as quantitative tightening and market volatility do away with the markets' persistent upward march?

Moderator

Jason Kelly

New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg; Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Businessweek TV and Radio

Speakers

Todd Jablonski

Chief Investment Officer, Principal Portfolio Strategies, Principal Global Investors

Catherine Keating

CEO, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Carter Lyons

Managing Director, Two Sigma

Ron Mock

President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Cyrus Taraporevala

President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors

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

Part 1: A Conversation with Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, on the Future of Mobility | Part 2: Global Energy Outlook

Recent years have witnessed a true evolution in the energy industry, as the geography of both energy production and consumption continues to change. In the coming decades, demand for energy is expected to grow as millions of people reach middle-class status across developing regions. At the same time, reducing carbon emissions is likely to take on heightened importance, with a greater emphasis on the deployment of renewable energy and efficiency measures. Given these realities, what is the global energy outlook for the coming decades? What challenges and opportunities for businesses will this present?

Part 1

  • Moderator Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC
  • Guest Elaine Chao, Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Part 2:

  • Moderator Hadley Gamble, Reporter and Anchor, CNBC
  • Speaker Greg Beard, Global Head of Natural Resources and Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management
  • Speaker Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP
  • Speaker Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

Guest

Elaine Chao

Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Moderator

Hadley Gamble

Reporter and Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Greg Beard

Global Head of Natural Resources and Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management

Spencer Dale

Group Chief Economist, BP

Daniel Yergin

Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

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

The Internationalization of the Business of Cannabis

Cannabis legalization is going global, presenting the industry and investors with new opportunities and new risks. Medicinal use is now legal in such countries as Argentina, Australia, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Mexico, while both medicinal and recreational use are legal in Canada, several states in the United States, and Uruguay. Additionally, markets are starting to open in Europe, Latin America, and beyond. Worldwide, legal cannabis sales could reach $57 billion by 2027. What is the international cannabis landscape? How do markets differ in the US versus internationally? Is the cannabis industry heading toward a boom or bust?

Moderator

Jane Wells

Special Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Daniel Barclay

CEO, BMO Capital Markets

Benjamin Bronfman

Co-Founder, Dioscorides Global Holdings LLC

Ben Kovler

Founder and CEO, Green Thumb Industries

Neil Mahapatra

CEO, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies

Dave Pryce

Vice President of International Market Expansion and Global Government Relations, Canopy Growth Corp.

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

Building Better Cities and Scaling Housing Solutions

A robust housing supply remains a vital component of any government strategy that aims to invest in human capital, promote economic development, and provide social mobility. Yet, more than 10 years after the great recession, many Americans still face myriad daunting financial burdens when trying to access housing, especially in the nation's big cities and metro areas. Rising rents—coupled with lack of supply supported by restrictive zoning policies—often not only force burdensome commutes or relocation anxieties on many people, but continue to strain overall economic mobility and productivity. What can state leaders do to incentivize more housing development at the local level and how do we widen the capital pool for affordable housing projects?

Moderator

Diane Helfrey

Vice President, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Speakers

Ross DeVol

President and CEO, Heartland Forward; Fellow, Walton Family Foundation

Mary Mack

Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Consumer Banking, Wells Fargo Bank

Jonathan Rose

President, Rose Companies

Jesse Vaughan

Co-Founder, Landed

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

Asia's Investment Zones: Opportunities for Expansion

China and India remain Asia's largest markets, but urban and industrial vibrancy in other Asian countries present increasingly lucrative prospects. Fast-growing and increasingly wealthy economic zones throughout the region offer businesses new growth opportunities in different markets. But political and economic diversity continue to put a damper on the cross-border integration the region needs for sustained, inclusive growth. This session gathers business leaders from around Asia to identify these opportunities and provide insights for deeper engagements in regional markets.

Moderator

Haslinda Amin

Anchor and Chief International Correspondent for Southeast Asia, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Yong-Hyun Kim

CEO, Hanwha Asset Management

Nazir Razak

Chairman, Ikhlas Capital

Enrique Razon

Chairman and CEO, International Container Terminal Services, Inc.

Erick Thohir

Chairman, Mahaka Group

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

The Business Case for Investing in Women (Hosted by Citi)

About 40 percent of businesses are women-owned, and women make more than 85 percent of consumer purchasing decisions. In this conversation between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, we will delve into the business case for investing in women. VC leaders discuss why investing in women-owned businesses is critical, and they explain what they look for when evaluating a potential investment. Female entrepreneurs share their greatest triumphs and most notable mistakes, including tales and tips that any leader can learn from. When you advance women, you advance equality.

Moderator

Leon Kalvaria

Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup

Speakers

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

Virginie Morgon

CEO, Eurazeo

Caryn Seidman-Becker

Chairman and CEO, CLEAR

Lisa Skeete Tatum

Founder and CEO, Landit

Shelley Zalis

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

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

50 Ways to Leave Your LIBOR: Creating Alternative Benchmarks

More than $300 trillion in financial contracts—loans, mortgages, securitizations, derivatives, etc.—are tied to LIBOR, which is scheduled to end in 2021. Alternative benchmark rates such as SOFR and Ameribor have begun to operate, but significant transition challenges remain.

Moderator

Justin Baer

Senior Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Speakers

Tom Broughton

Chairman, President and CEO, ServisFirst Bank

Meredith Coffey

Executive Vice President, Research and Regulation, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association

Scott O'Malia

CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc.

Brian Quintenz

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Richard Sandor

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

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

Reinvigorating Investments in Alzheimer's Drug Development (Invite only)

Investing in the development of drugs to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer's is a high-risk, high-reward endeavor. In seeking to minimize that risk, government, venture, and industry investors alike often avoid promising projects, leaving strong pre-clinical and clinical research underfunded or unsupported.

This invitation-only session examines how decades of costly Alzheimer's Phase III clinical-trial failures have frightened investors, the vital role that "big" philanthropy has played in feeding the drug development pipeline, and how to reinvigorate investment in promising Alzheimer's drugs that offer alternatives to failed drug trials. Participants will come to a consensus on where critical funding for Alzheimer's is most needed, identify incentives for various stakeholders, and highlight the on-ramps and roles of each stakeholder in hastening the arrival of Alzheimer's therapeutics in the next decade.

Opening Remarks

LaTese Briggs

Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Moderator

Howard Fillit

Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Speakers

David Dolby

Managing Director, Dolby Family Ventures; Board Member, Dolby Laboratories

Frank Longo

Chairman of the Board and Founder, PharmatrophiX

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

Driving Your Data: Personal Control in Finance and Health (Invite only)

Leaders in open banking and open science will discuss ways the movement toward greater data transparency and consumer/patient control is changing data flow and use. In particular, we will focus on the regulatory and policy environments that support open access to financial and health data for the purposes of empowering consumers and patients with information that helps them manage their finances and health.

Speakers

Christine Bechtel

Co-Founder, X4 Health

Richard Berner

Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor, NYU Stern School of Business; Former Director, Office of Financial Research, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Tom Curry

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP; Former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency

Tue 4/30
8:30 am - 11:30 am

Mindful Movement and Reiki

This experience encompasses the integration of mindful movement, restorative poses, essential oils, reiki and in-body meditations. While these can be done both seated in chair or laying down it is the integration of these modalities that lends itself to a balance of mind, body, and breath.

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

Artificial Intelligence Advances, and the Ethical Choices Ahead

Is AI a technology, a business model or a human right? It may be some or all of the above, depending on whom one asks and what is at stake. As advances in artificial intelligence and deep learning create vast new opportunities, they also increasingly impact the way in which people, governments, and organizations interact with one another and take part in work and society. What kind of AI future should we expect for us and the generation that follows, and will it be an equitable one?

Moderator

Henry Blodget

Co-Founder, Editorial Director and CEO, Insider Inc.

Speakers

Pedro Domingos

Managing Director and Head of Machine Learning Research, The D. E. Shaw Group; Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

James Field

Founder and CEO, LabGenius

John Kelly III

Executive Vice President, IBM

Vivienne Ming

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Socos Labs

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

Corner Office: Leading Organizations in an Era of Change

In any firm, Peter Drucker once wrote, the CEO is the most important link between the inside of the organization and the outside—society, the economy, the media, public opinion. How do some of the world's top corporate leaders balance the "inside" demands of creating a competitive and rewarding company with their "outside" responsibilities? How can businesses best help promote greater, and shared, prosperity? Glean insights from leaders of some of the world's most cutting-edge companies.

Moderator

David Faber

Journalist and Co-Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

Todd Boehly

Chairman and CEO, Eldridge Industries

Charles Scharf

Chairman and CEO, BNY Mellon

Igor Tulchinsky

Founder, Chairman and CEO, WorldQuant

Devin Wenig

President and CEO, eBay

Meg Whitman

CEO, Quibi

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

Global Overview: Measuring the Winds of Change

In a world that often seems consumed by populism and a winner-take-all economy, driving shared prosperity is top of mind. While global policy continues in a state of flux—surrounding trade, recession fears, and, yes, Brexit—living standards continue to rise as technology leaps forward and economies continue their slow but steady growth. But how can we ensure that we engage and deal with the issues that could unsettle society while expanding opportunities across countries? This session will dissect some of the most pressing global challenges to get to the underlying factors of what moves the world today.

Moderator

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times

Speakers

Jane Harman

Director, President, and CEO, the Wilson Center; Former Congresswoman

His Excellency Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

Michael Pillsbury

Director, Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute; Author, "The Hundred-Year Marathon"

John Rood

Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

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

From Sports to Business: Creating a Winning Culture

Speakers

Erika Nardini

CEO, Barstool Sports

Alex Rodriguez

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

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

Credit Markets: Back to Neutral?

As the Federal Reserve seems set to hold interest rates steady and the global growth outlook trends downward, investors will have to continue adjusting to the new normal. While times of adjustment and uncertainty provide investors with great opportunities, it's essential to ask the right questions: What are the steps to success for adapting portfolios to political and economic uncertainty? Has the timid pause in U.S. interest-rate hikes initiated the end of monetary tightening? And where can investors find pockets of opportunity, and what sectors and sovereigns should be deemed underweight given valuation and short-term political risks?

Moderator

Mary Childs

Senior Reporter, Barron's

Speakers

Michael Buchanan

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset

Mike Damaso

Co-Founder of CBAM Partners

Jude Driscoll

Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Public Fixed Income, MetLife Investment Management

Justin Slatky

Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Shenkman Capital Management

Anne Walsh

Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Guggenheim Partners

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

Food as Medicine

As more medical professionals continue to advocate for nutritional changes to assist in treating diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer, we need to explore ways to bring the idea of food as medicine to the forefront of disease treatment. This will require a number of cultural leaders using their platforms to encourage a change in how we look at food. This panel will feature a cross-section of cultural and policy leaders who will share what food as medicine means to them and what they are doing around the world to advance food as a tool for solving health problems instead of creating them.

Moderator

Ryan Shadrick Wilson

Senior Advisor, Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Speakers

The Edge

Lead Guitarist, U2

William Li

President, Founder and Medical Director, The Angiogenesis Foundation; Author, "Eat to Beat Disease"

Tim Ryan

U.S. Representative, State of Ohio

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

Innovators Shaping Asia

A growing number of entrepreneurs in Asia are vaulting their businesses to the top of their industries in a very short time span. Their inventive strategies and willingness to take on risks in the market and in politics have propelled them to business success. This panel convenes some of these innovators to discuss the opportunities they saw, how they overcame challenging economic and political climates, and their outlook on the regional markets.

Moderator

Gary Liu

CEO, South China Morning Post

Speakers

Swan Gin Beh

Chairman, Economic Development Board of Singapore

Douglas Feagin

President, International Business, Ant Financial Services Group

Tony Han

Co-Founder and CEO, WeRide

Ming Maa

President, Grab

Teddy Oetomo

Chief Strategy Officer, Bukalapak

Hua Fung Teh

Group President, ONE Championship

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

Outsmarting Superbugs: What Are the Alternatives?

The challenges in developing new antibiotics have left us vulnerable to growing antimicrobial resistance. The lack of investment and slow movement in the development pipeline mean no replacements for ineffective antibiotics as drug resistance spreads. Without new antibiotics and treatments, an estimated 10 million people a year will die by 2050. What novel therapies and technologies can we utilize to bolster the human microbiome and combat antimicrobial resistance? And how can we effectively save the new antibiotics currently in development for future generations?

Moderator

Margaret Hamburg

Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Speakers

Matthew Hepburn

Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA

Peter Jackson

Executive Director, AMR Centre

Nancy Knight

Director, Division of Global Health Protection, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jeanette Mucha

Co-Founder and CEO, SciBac Inc.

Peter Piot

Director and Handa Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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

How Philanthropy's New Generation is Driving Shared Prosperity

The greatest wealth transfer in human history is happening right now: In the next 25 years, US households will pass a whopping $68 trillion to their heirs. Already, the Gen Xers and millennials inheriting most of these fortunes are taking new approaches to how they do business, how they invest, and how they choose to generate social impact. Idealistic and altruistic, they are aligning their investments to their values—choosing to embed diversity, inclusion, and sustainability in their workplace cultures and personal codes of conduct. This session will showcase young global citizens who are changing the way we define prosperity, leadership, and power.

Moderator

Maura Donlan

Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Rochel Leah Bernstein

Director and Founder, Child Safety Pledge

Gabriela Citrone

Director of Initiatives, Citrone 33 Foundation; Philanthropist

Ndaba Mandela

Co-Founder and Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation

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

The City for All Ages: Harnessing the Promise of Longevity

This year, for the first time in human history, there are more people worldwide over age 65 than under five. Cities are on the front lines of this demographic shift. In the United States, a record 20 percent of the population live with multiple generations under one roof. How will city leaders respond to these unprecedented demographic and urban shifts? As urban populations grow older and more diverse, age-forward designs and advanced technologies can drive a new blueprint for 21st-century development. By reimagining community models and investing in multigenerational solutions, cities of the future will not only adapt to a new age demography, but thrive from it.

Moderator

James Anderson

Head of Government Innovation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Speakers

Dan Buettner

Founder, Blue Zones, LLC.

Carol Coletta

President and CEO, Memphis River Parks Partnership; Senior Fellow, American Cities Practice, The Kresge Foundation

Rodney Slater

Co-Chairman, Transportation, Shipping and Logistics Practice, Squire Patton Boggs; Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation

Jan Vapaavuori

Mayor, City of Helsinki

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

Emerging Markets: Opportunities in a Crowded Trade

The global economic slowdown and the US-China trade dispute cast a shadow over the growth prospects for emerging-market economies. Despite fundamentals that historically have boosted emerging-market growth, the strong dollar, pause in Federal Reserve policy tightening, and Chinese slowdown are palpable risks that emerging-market investors must navigate in the short-to-intermediate term. This session will examine the efficacy of one of the most crowded trades: shifting incremental investments away from US opportunities and toward those in emerging market. What specific risks and vulnerabilities are likely in the face of a prolonged Fed pause, continued ECB easing, stronger dollar, and the deepening China slowdown? What regional or country-specific influences and opportunities among emerging markets would offset such risks? Which emerging-market economies and asset classes offer the best risk-reward tradeoff now?

Moderator

William Lee

Chief Economist, Milken Institute

Speakers

Hani Buttikhi

Vice Chairman, KBBO Group; Chief Investment Officer and Executive Director, NMC Healthcare

Penny Foley

Group Managing Director, Emerging Markets, The TCW Group

Anita Marangoly George

Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets, CDPQ India

Bart Turtelboom

CEO and Executive Director, APQ Global

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

A Fireside Chat with Leon Black (Invite only)

Jase Auby of Texas Teachers will lead a conversation with Leon Black, Apollo Global Management's founder, about the alternatives industry, the art world, and philanthropy. Black will discuss how Apollo has grown over the past 30 years while remaining true to its principles, along with the importance of building talent and the company's evolving partnership with investors. They will delve into the financial landscape and discuss how investment opportunities shift across market cycles. Black will also share anecdotes about his passion for art and describe the contributions he and his wife, Debra, have made to biomedical research through their foundation, Melanoma Research Alliance.

Guest

Leon Black

Chairman of the Board and CEO, Apollo Global Management

Moderator

Jase Auby

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

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

Corporate Governance and Activist Investing (Invite only)

Activism has driven critical transformations in corporate governance, as well as the mindsets and actions of corporate boards, management teams, and institutional investors. But after a year that has seen a record number of activist campaigns, what can we expect going forward? What role can activists play in helping unlock value, push an agenda, and accelerate shareholder value? How will corporations need to re-evaluate their values and norms to maintain success in the new world order? And what role does activist investing play?

Moderator

Jason Klein

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Investments Office, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Speakers

Scott Ferguson

Managing Partner, Sachem Head Capital Management

Belita Ong

CEO, Dalton Investments

Clifton S. Robbins

CEO, Blue Harbour Group

Alex Roepers

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantic Investment Management

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

Are the Kids All Right? Building Healthy Minds and Hearts in Youth (Invite only)

This private session will share new and scalable solutions to building healthy and resilient minds, bodies, and relationships among young people, and to build support for developing the evidence base around these approaches. It will give participants, who are interested in thinking big about prevention and strategies to better prepare kids for life, an opportunity to discuss potential paths forward.

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

Meet the Author: Ndaba Mandela

Speaker

Ndaba Mandela

Co-Founder and Chairman, Africa Rising Foundation

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

A Conversation With Ken Griffin and Michael Milken

Institute Chairman Mike Milken speaks with legendary investor, leader, and philanthropist Ken Griffin. This wide-ranging conversation will include Ken's story from dorm-room investing to the founding and success of Citadel, his views on the economy, global markets, and current public policy challenges, and Ken's philanthropic philosophy.

Guest

Ken Griffin

Founder and CEO, Citadel

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

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

The Age of Private Equity and Credit

Private capital markets have become a favored alternative source of company financing. In fact, the US now counts more firms owned by private equity investors than are listed on all US stock exchanges, and private credit has seen similar growth. This panel provides a deep dive into the intricacies of private investment and the future of private credit, private equity, and other alternatives. What does the future hold as the continued growth of the investable asset universe and private funds' outperformance keep attracting institutional investors? How can alternatives provide investors with an investment edge in the late cycle of the economy—and what identifies the managers that can champion these strategies?

Moderator

Jim Moglia

Vice Chair, BMO Capital Markets

Speakers

Glenn August

Founder and CEO, Oak Hill Advisors

Victor Khosla

Founder and Chief Investment Officer, SVPGlobal

Greg Lippmann

Chief Investment Officer, Libremax Capital

Virginie Morgon

CEO, Eurazeo

Raymond Svider

Chairman and Partner, BC Partners

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

If We Do Nothing: Earth's Climate at the Tipping Point

The science is clear and alarming. Human-induced global warming has created a pathway in the next few decades toward irreversible and catastrophic changes that will devastate populations, nations, and economies. So what are we supposed to do about it, and are there market steps that lead to solutions? The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found in October that the increase in global warming could still be held to less than 3 degrees (relative to preindustrial levels) if CO2 emissions decline by 45 percent by 2030 from 2010 levels. But holding warming to even 1.5 degrees would require a staggering transformation of the global energy system, far beyond what world leaders today are contemplating. If we don't act decisively, what consequences will our grandchildren face, and what are the solutions?

Moderator

Gillian Tett

Chairman Editorial Board, Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

Speakers

Edgar Bronfman Jr.

Chairman, Endeavor Global

Robert Gibbins

Chief Investment Officer, Autonomy Capital

Paul Hawken

Founder, Project Drawdown; Author, "Drawdown"

Roland Hwang

Managing Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, National Resources Defense Council

Matt Rogers

Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

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

Psychedelics: Mind-Enhancing Methods to Well-Being

Psychedelic drugs, once dismissed as a flashback to '60s counterculture, have generated a resurgence of mainstream interest in the last few years. According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, the use of psilocybin mushrooms has taken over as the predominant psychedelic in use globally vs. LSD since the 1970s. Will the use of psychedelics ever be universally accepted? Are stigmas associated with drug use and abuse curtailing important research to understand the true benefits and detriments of these substances? This conversation showcases the expertise of researchers, practitioners, and investors on the cutting edge of the use of psychedelics and offers innovative perspectives to expand our minds and open to their healing potential.

Moderator

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur; Author, "Tools of Titans"

Speakers

Christian Angermayer

Founder, Apeiron Investment Group

Robin Carhart-Harris

Head, Centre for Psychedelic Research, Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London

Matthew Johnson

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Ayelet Waldman

Author, "A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life"

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

The Macroeconomic Outlook: A Balancing Act

Now that the yield-curve has inverted for the first time since 2007, should investors brace for impact? Few indicators have been more accurate, or followed, than the spread of short- and long-term Treasuries. In combination with the Fed's recent pivot to a more dovish stance and the continued slack in global growth, the macroeconomic outlook does look gloomy. But if staying on the sidelines is no option, how can investors make sense of—and find value in—a volatile environment that seems to be dominated by socioeconomic developments? How can new technologies provide solutions to the current challenges facing globalization and open trade? And what geopolitical, economic, and market indicators should investors consider as they think about asset allocation strategies?

Moderator

Komal Sri-Kumar

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

Speakers

James McCormack

Global Head, Sovereign and Supranational Group, Fitch Ratings

Seema Shah

Senior Global Investment Strategist, Principal Global Investors

Nathan Sheets

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

Christopher Smart

Head, Barings Investment Institute

Bryan Whalen

Group Managing Director, U.S. Fixed Income, The TCW Group

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

Partnerships in Humanitarian Response: Bringing Hope and Opportunity to Refugee Children

The scale of the global refugee crisis is staggering. Today, 68.5 million people are displaced worldwide; more than 30 million of them are children. They've lost homes and loved ones, seen violence, and endured the kinds of traumas that threaten their future learning, health, and wellbeing. How the world meets this challenge will have ripple effects on our societies for generations. Given the high stakes, the MacArthur Foundation awarded its landmark 100&Change grant to Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee, which will launch the largest early childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response. Through the power of partnership--and with the help of lovable Muppet friends--this visionary program will provide early learning and nurturing care to millions of children in the Syrian response region. Join us as we explore how audacious philanthropy and strategic partnerships can help transform humanitarian response wherever children are in conflict or crisis.

Guest

Elmo

Everyone's furry, red friend from Sesame Street

Speakers

Cecilia Conrad

CEO, Lever for Change; Managing Director, 100&Change, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Sarah Smith

Senior Director of Education, International Rescue Committee

Sherrie Westin

President, Global Impact and Philanthropy, Sesame Workshop

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

Not Your Average Clinic Visit: Data Science for Health

What will your clinic visit look like in 20 years? Will there even be brick-and-mortar health-care facilities as we know them today? How personalized can precision medicine become? What new data assets will be needed for the care providers and researchers of the future? This session will explore how consumerism, technology, and data are transforming the clinical encounter and the next generation of leaders who will be as much data scientists as they are clinical specialists.

Moderator

Rebecca Robbins

San Francisco Correspondent, STAT

Speakers

Deborah Scher

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

Anil Sethi

CEO, Ciitizen

John Tsai

Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, Novartis

Jenni Vargas

Chief Strategy Officer, One Medical

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

Finding Common Ground: Getting What Works Into the Classroom

For years, education experts have researched and explored what works and doesn't work in the classroom. And yet, many of our teachers and students still struggle to succeed. What is the leading research on how to improve our children and our teachers' educational experiences? What is inhibiting those practices from making it into the classroom? How can we effectively work together to ensure that education research informs policy and practice at the scale needed to improve outcomes?

Moderator

Lowell Milken

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

Speakers

Stephen Heyneman

Professor Emeritus, International Education Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vanderbilt University

Candice McQueen

CEO, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET)

Matthew Springer

Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Education Reform, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Kate Walsh

President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

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

The Future of Stock Exchanges

Stock exchanges around the world are facing a number of challenges, including competition for listings from other exchanges and private capital markets, competition for trading from alternative trading systems, and heightened regulatory scrutiny. At the same time, opportunities have arisen, such as an uptick in new public offerings, as well as the ability to diversify into more geographic areas and asset classes.

Moderator

Gina Chon

Columnist, Reuters Breakingviews

Speakers

Jonathan Kellner

CEO, Members Exchange

Jose Oriol Bosch Par

CEO, BMV Group

Nandini Sukumar

CEO, World Federation of Exchanges

Alex Yavorsky

Joint Global Head of Financial Institutions and Global Head of Market Structure and Technology, Jefferies

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

A Good Man: What’s Happened to American Masculinity?

American masculinity has always been unique. Forged in the country's origin story and polished to a high sheen by Hollywood over the decades, being a "real man" is a concept now under cultural and social scrutiny. At a time when the notion of masculinity has been distorted by prominent men into a toxic caricature, men and women need to respond thoughtfully. What are the right ways to be a man in contemporary America? Who have roles in forging the definition of what it takes to be a man?

Moderator

Michelle Kydd Lee

Chief Innovation Officer, CAA

Speakers

Wade Davis

Former NFL Player, Corporate Inclusion Advisor and Educator

David French

Senior Writer, National Review

Matthew McGorry

Actor; Activist

Tony Porter

CEO, A Call to Men

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

The Long-Term Outlook for Asia-Pacific's Institutional Investors

Amid the current macroeconomic environment, where do Asia's largest institutional investors see themselves investing in for the next decade? How will the combined impact of digitalization and technology affect their allocation strategies? What will the impact of themes such as sustainability, diversity and inclusion be like on their organizations?

Moderator

Anita Marangoly George

Executive Vice-President, Strategic Partnerships and Growth Markets, CDPQ India

Speakers

David Atkin

CEO, Cbus

Heenam Choi

Chairman and CEO, Korea Investment Corporation

Damian Graham

Chief Investment Officer, First State Super

Dong-Hun Jang

Chief Investment Officer, Public Officials Benefit Association

Rohit Sipahimalani

Joint Head, Investment Group; Joint Head, Portfolio Strategy & Risk Group, Temasek

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

Diversifying Past Your Portfolio: Investment as a Tool for Change (Invite only)

For years, many large American public companies as well as the finance industry were criticized for lacking gender, racial, and socioeconomic diversity. In recent years, many firms have risen to the challenge of inclusion by emphasizing access and retention, organizing mentorship programs, and institutionalizing diversity trainings. How can investors use their clout to propel change and what are the best practices?

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Afsaneh Beschloss

Founder and CEO, Rock Creek Group

Ed Garden

Chief Investment Officer and Founding Partner, Trian Fund Management, L.P.

Charles Scharf

Chairman and CEO, BNY Mellon

Debra Smith

Chief Operating Investment Officer, CalSTRS

Joel Wittenberg

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

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

China and the US: the Art Market and Cultural Cooperation (Invite only)

According to the recent Art Basel "Art Market" report, the US and China (along with the UK for the moment) are in the lead. The United States' relative ease of cross-border movements of art, with few restrictions on imports and exports, has surely contributed to its strong position, making it the largest art market in the world. China's place is less established, but the trends indicate that its expanding economy is resulting in serious wealth creation. There has been much cultural exchange between the US and China, through the trade of art as well as through the lending of works between major cultural institutions and collectors. Yet, 2018 has also seen tensions and trading hostility between the two nations, the world's largest economies. How do these developments and challenges translate into opportunities for cultural cooperation between the two countries? Can these two highly different economies and culturally distinctive nations find common ground through the language of art and culture?

Moderator

Princess Alia Al-Senussi

Advisor, Arts and Culture, Milken Institute; UK and MENA Representative, Art Basel

Speakers

Klaus Biesenbach

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art

Dominic Ng

Chairman and CEO, East West Bank

Philip Tinari

Director and CEO, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art

Tue 4/30
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Author: Ayelet Waldman

Speaker

Ayelet Waldman

Author, "A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life"

Tue 4/30
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Author: Paul Hawken

Speaker

Paul Hawken

Founder, Project Drawdown; Author, "Drawdown"

Tue 4/30
11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Meet the Author: Tim Ferriss

Speaker

Tim Ferriss

Entrepreneur; Author, "Tools of Titans"

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

Stiff Guy/Girl Stretch

This chair-based practice helps you safely create greater range of motion and ease by strategically working deeply into the muscles and joints while calming your mind if you are feeling tight, tense or not as flexible as you'd like. You will walk out refreshed with a new spring in your step and a few tools to take back to the office!

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

CEO Roundtable: The Future of Finance (Invite only)

With robo-advisors, artificial intelligence-driven investments, and virtual financial services at your fingertips, there seems to be decreasing room for people in the finance space. But behind all the hype, the picture is much more nuanced. What is really changing for companies and CEOs in the sector? How can companies adapt their business models and workplace environments as technology leaps forward? Where can financial innovation have the most beneficial impact on society?

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

Finding Alpha (Invite only)

In an environment of shrinking alpha and lowering fees, how can investors can find a win-win relationship with managers? Our roundtable of leading asset owners will examine the broad spectrum of alternative asset classes and discuss where they expect to find alpha in 2019. This interactive discussion will address not only strategy selection but also the alignment of interests, importance of diversity, and fees.

Introduction By

Petra Freddi

Director, Business and Program Development, Asia, Milken Institute

Moderator

John Claisse

CEO, Albourne Group

Speakers

Marcus Frampton

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund

Sharmila Kassam

Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Paul Murray

Head of Portfolio Management, Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Alyssa Rieder

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Dignity Health

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

Untying the Invisible Hand in Biomedical R&D (Invite only)

A tighter reimbursement environment has heightened a need for efficiency and resulted in greater specialization in biopharmaceutical R&D—and more and more pipeline cuts to focus on the best investments. Some cuts include potential therapies with promising science but lower commercial market potential or strategic relevance. These are therapies that could go on to benefit patients, but many have become deprioritized assets that are shelved. How can innovative financial and business models unlock new sources of capital to develop these assets? How are different stakeholders in the biopharmaceutical ecosystem partnering to address these challenges? What market-based solutions promise to help us fulfill the societal value of science?

Tue 4/30
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch Program | The Known Unknowns of Election 2020

The first primaries in the 2020 presidential election begin next February. However, the packed field of Democrats portends a potentially long wait before the presumed nominee emerges. Our panel of top forecasters and prognosticators will provide insight and help make sense of it all. They will discuss lessons learned from the past two election cycles, as well as factors that may be not be quantifiable. The panelists will break down the key races, possible developments, and their likely outcomes.

Welcome Remarks

Sarah Sandler

Senior Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Moderator

Willow Bay

Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Speakers

Jim Messina

CEO, The Messina Group; Obama 2012 Campaign Manager; International Political Consultant

Mark Penn

President and Managing Partner, The Stagwell Group

Karl Rove

Former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Bush Administration

Neera Tanden

President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Tue 4/30
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Tue 4/30
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Tue 4/30
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Sound Bath

Each instrument is tuned to a specific frequency which opens the body's entire energetic system. The experience will diminish insomnia, release blocked emotions, promote deep meditation, alleviate anxiety and stress, and heighten clarity while improving the ability to concentrate. In this sound bath, listeners simply relax, fall asleep and/or stay present with what they are experiencing.

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

Aromatherapy

Take a moment to BREATHE, while you explore pure and therapeutic essential oils for physical and emotional wellness. Escape to the Wellness Garden for a guided calming experience where you will learn how a few small drops can lead you into better overall health and wellness.

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

The Hedge-Fund Shakeout

With more than $3 trillion in assets—and the freedom to invest opportunistically worldwide—hedge funds have become one of the most important market-moving forces of the last few decades. Yet it is no secret that the environment has become more competitive and challenging to generate alpha than ever before. This panel brings together leaders in the hedge-fund industry to discuss what it takes to survive and thrive. Strong returns are no longer enough to achieve scale, and scale itself is no guarantee of success. Panelists will discuss how to build an entity that is durable across resources, talent, and returns from the perspective of top founder, limited partner (LP), and headhunter.

Moderator

Erik Schatzker

Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Television

Speakers

Gerald Beeson

Chief Operating Officer, Citadel

Eddie Fishman

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

John McCormick

President and CEO, Hedge Fund Solutions Group, Blackstone Group

Jeremy Schiffman

Founder and Managing Partner, Palestra Capital Management

Ilana Weinstein

Founder and CEO, The IDW Group LLC

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

The American Workforce

It is no secret that the United States has a workforce-development challenge. Human capital is the most important intangible asset, yet parts of the American labor force face significant uncertainty amid structural changes in the economy. This panel will examine the steps that policymakers and business leaders can take towards ensuring the nation has the workforce it needs to compete in the 21st-century economy.

Opening Remarks

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.

Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Speakers

Bernard Harris, Jr.

CEO, National Math and Science Initiative

Barbara Humpton

CEO, Siemens USA

Jonathan Sokoloff

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

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

Brexit: How Long Does This Carry On?

It's official: Great Britain, the land of studied compromise and the stiff upper lip, has become a political soap opera. Parliament has now twice thrown out Prime Minister Theresa May's long-negotiated deal to leave the European Union, and both of the United Kingdom's main political parties, bruised and sullied, have seen their factions splinter into squabbling sub-factions. With Brexit delayed—or possibly headed for a referendum on the 2017 original—what will the damage to the UK and Europe be, and how long can this possibly go on?

Moderator

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson

U.S. Business Editor, Financial Times

Speakers

Charles Falconer

Partner, Gibson Dunn; Former Secretary of State for Justice, United Kingdom

Jo Johnson

Member of Parliament for Orpington; Former Minister for Transport and Minister for London

Denise Kingsmill

Baroness, House of Lords

Hugh Powell

Former UK Deputy National Security Adviser

Howard Shore

Executive Chairman, Shore Capital Group

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

The Future of Human Performance

What separates high achievement and undisputed mastery; raw talent and world champion? From the realm of business, sports, science, and entertainment, five elite performers will distill the powerful methods, habits, mindsets, and belief systems that allowed them to overcome almost every barrier imaginable—mental, physical, or emotional—on their unique paths to success. And therein lies the paradox: The lessons learned by the elite can be employed by the rest of us to blow past self-imposed boundaries and achieve the extraordinary.

Moderator

Paul von Zielbauer

Director, Global Programming, Milken Institute

Speakers

Joe Dumars

Three-time NBA Champion; Former President of Basketball Operations, Detroit Pistons

Jessica Green

CEO and Co-Founder, Phylagen, Inc.

Colin O'Brady

Professional Athlete and 4x World Record Holder

Gene Simmons

Co-Founder, KISS; Chief Evangelest Officer, Invictus

Andy Walshe

Founding Partner, Liminal Collective; Human Performance Expert

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

Mentoring and Motivating the Next Generation of Leaders

Whether counseling a student or motivating a high-potential employee, effective mentoring is an invaluable skill. As each new generation of leaders rises in the face of expectations to bring about change, mentors often seek to develop the best means to teach, support, and grow their talent. How has the traditional mentor-mentee relationship changed, and how are those dynamics evolving personally and professionally? How can mentorship increase access and opportunity across gender, racial, and socioeconomic divides? How important is mentorship on an individual, organizational, and systemic level?

Moderator

Richard Ditizio

President and Chief Operating Officer, Milken Institute

Speakers

Beth Breger

Executive Director, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America

Kevin O'Leary

Chairman, O'Shares ETFs; Television Personality, "Shark Tank"

Joel Peterson

Chairman of the Board, JetBlue

David Simas

CEO, Obama Foundation

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

Navigating the New Paradigm in International Investment and Trade

For many years, it was taken for granted that working together to reduce global trade and investment barriers would promote growth and create opportunities for competition. Recently, this approach has changed, with a move away from collaborative, multilateral efforts like the WTO toward bilateral agreements and more competitive strategies. This can be seen in multiple trade and investment disruptions, like US tariffs and renegotiation of NAFTA; the UK's Brexit; China's One Belt, One Road initiative; and greater scrutiny of trade and foreign direct investment globally.

This paradigm shift was at first gradual, but it appears to be accelerating given the new waves of populism and anti-globalization sentiment. What does this mean for policy makers and business leaders navigating the new paradigm? Will this trend last? And how do we adapt?

Moderator

Gillian Tett

Chairman Editorial Board, Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times

Speakers

Chris Campbell

Chief Strategist, Duff & Phelps

Eric Cantor

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

Kevin Klowden

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

Ian McKay

CEO, Invest in Canada

Heath Tarbert

Acting Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury

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

Big Other's Watching: A Conversation With Roger McNamee and Shoshana Zuboff

Technology has afforded us extraordinary connectivity to one another, local and global communities, as well as ideas across time and space. The mobile phone is an essential part of our daily lives—a device 3.7 billion of us use to access information, entertainment, social media, banking, games, music, and much more. As a result, each of us has a digital footprint that companies and industries commoditize and capitalize on. In this candid conversation, Roger McNamee and Shoshana Zuboff provide insights into the processes and practices they deem dangerous to our democracy, harmful to our mental health, destructive to our global political and economic order, designed to bypass our awareness, and engineered to keep us ignorant.

Moderator

Jared Carney

Founder and CEO, Lightdale, LLC

Speakers

Roger McNamee

Founding Partner, Elevation Partners; Author, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe"

Shoshana Zuboff

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Author, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontiers of Power"

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

The African Century: A Road Map for Market-led Growth

Demographics dictate that the next century will be Africa's, but what kind of century will it be? Will it be one of aid dependency, joblessness, and northern migration? Or will it be one of inclusive, private-sector-led growth—with Africa leveraging its demographic dividend globally to drive its economic transformation? This panel of senior policymakers and CEOs will chart the course to a prosperous African Century driven by jobs and economic transformation: an Africa beyond aid.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

David Bohigian

Acting President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Youssef Boutros-Ghali

Chairman, Nationbuilders Capital; Former Minister of Finance, Egypt; Former Chairman, IMF Committee

Dore Gold

President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Former Director-General Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State of Israel; Former Ambassador of Israel to the United Nations

His Highness Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir of Kano; Former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria

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

The Power of Place-Based Philanthropy

There are key advantages to philanthropists adopting a "place-based approach" to their giving. Given their connection and deep understanding, community-based philanthropists can deploy all their assets: funding, networks, and expertise to complement the community's own resources, strengths, and ideas for change. Whether targeting systems or focusing on one issue at a time, place-based philanthropy is grounded in a commitment to true partnership with communities in pursuit of shared, positive, and long-lasting transformation. This panel will bring together philanthropists and foundations who are using a place-based approach to examine what works and what doesn't.

Moderator

Diana Bucco

President, The Buhl Foundation

Speakers

Cindy L. Citrone

Founder and CEO, Citrone 33 Foundation

Shirley Franklin

Executive Board Chair, Purpose Built Communities; Former Mayor, City of Atlanta

Wes Moore

CEO, Robin Hood

La June Montgomery Tabron

President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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

Getting to Better Solutions for Children's Health

We all recognize the importance of supporting children's healthy growth and development, but there can sometimes seem to be very little innovation in how to we achieve it. What are the barriers to developing novel interventions for children and teens, and how can we overcome them? What role is philanthropy playing in supporting innovative approaches?

Moderator

Mali Locke

Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Speakers

Simon Davies

Executive Director, Teen Cancer America

Vasum Peiris

Chief Medical Officer, Pediatrics and Special Populations, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration

Alex Silver

Partner, P2 Capital Partners; Chairman, EB Research Partnership

Vera Tait

Chief Medical Officer, American Academy of Pediatrics

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

Undercapitalization: Closing the Gender Growth Gap Across Industries

Despite mounting evidence of the returns on investing in women-led ventures, only 2.2 percent of the $85 billion invested in 2017 went to all-women teams, and less than 10 percent of all venture-capital deals go to women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders. Rather than being a viewed as a pipeline program, how can the gender growth gap be approached as a market opportunity? What are the remaining challenges inhibiting investment and exacerbating funding disparities between female-led and male-led ventures? How do we prevent the undercapitalization in women's ingenuity, a trend that hinders a more prosperous society?

Moderator

Katie O'Reilly

Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jesse Draper

Founding Partner, Halogen Ventures

David Jeffrey

Partner and Head of Europe, StepStone Global

Megan McDonald

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

Mina Pacheco Nazemi

Managing Director, Barings

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

Europe in the Emerging World Order (Invite only)

This session will discuss the challenges and potential opportunities confronting the European Union this year as it attempts to carve its new role in the emerging global order. At the end of May, Europe faces the most consequential EU parliamentary elections in its history. How can businesses and passionate individuals promote the most stable outcomes? How will this impact the chances for a US-EU trade agreement in the coming months? And how should Europe position itself in the United States' techno-economic cold war with China?

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

Meeting: Center for the Future of Aging Business Council and Academic and Policy Advisory Board (Invite only)

The world population of people aged 60 and over will rise from 900 million to 2.1 billion by mid-century. Businesses are now beginning to recognize 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 and Academic and Policy Advisory Board aims to change policies, practices, hearts, and minds to ensure that companies and societies benefit from the global demographic shift. During this meeting, the members will contribute to 2019 planning for CFA programming across the issues of older workers, brain health, housing, and health care.

Speakers

Ric Edelman

Founder and Chairman, Financial Education and Client Experience, Edelman Financial Engines

Bob Kramer

Founder and Strategic Advisor, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care

Patricia (Pat) Milligan

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

Michael Monson

Senior Vice President, Medicaid and Complex Care, Centene Corporation

Tue 4/30
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

The ROI of Meditation at Work

Learn how meditation can change your corporate culture, how you can be a mindful leader and practice three techniques to help you focus, release stress and feel energized. Learn a special pre-meeting technique that will get your whole team on the same page.

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

Meet the Author: Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman

Speakers

Anna Palmer

Senior Washington Correspondent and Co-Author, Playbook, POLITICO

Jake Sherman

Senior Writer and Co-Editor of Playbook, POLITICO

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

Meet the Author: David Sanger

Speaker

David Sanger

National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Tue 4/30
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Puppy playtime has been shown to reduce blood pressure, promote focused interaction with others, stimulate problem-solving skills and lift mood. Come and play with puppies to reset your focus and elevate your mood.

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

Common Sense from Uncommon Investors

Join Chairman Mike Milken as he sits down with some of the founders who have shaped financial markets for decades. The panel will both look back at what many consider now the new normal of excess liquidity as well as outline what years of experience can tell you about the current crossroads. As the years of search-for-yield are coming to an end, how will markets have to adjust the way they think about risk? Can you prepare the youngest market participants—many of whom haven't seen a recession in their professional life—for the inevitable? Ultimately, if you had to pick just one asset class in 2019, which and why?

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Jonathan Coslet

Chief Investment Officer, TPG Global

John Danhakl

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

Mitchell Julis

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

Brian Sheth

Co-Founder and President, Vista Equity Partners

Steven Tananbaum

Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management LP

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

Bank on It: Companies That Are Changing the Rules, and the World

The "sharing economy" and innovative tech platforms have spawned some of the most exciting Unicorns in the world, and they're not in Silicon Valley. What unique elements—economic, geographic, social or financial— converged to drive each founder of these four international start-ups to launch, and what unique challenges do they face? How do tech start-up cultures in Asia and Europe differ from those in "the Valley" and other world innovation hotspots? Tune in to a lively comparison and contrast of styles, methods and rules of four companies that have the potential to change their industries.

Moderator

Caroline Fairchild

Managing News Editor, LinkedIn

Speakers

Bom Kim

Founder and CEO, Coupang

Hakan Koç

Founder, Auto1

Ming Maa

President, Grab

Abhinav Sinha

Chief Operating Officer, OYO

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

Filling the Global Infrastructure Gap

As countries around the world continue to develop at unprecedented rates, the effects of globalization, urbanization, and climate change are having dramatic environmental, financial, and social impacts. A critical component of this growth is the infrastructure needed to sustain global communities, from safe and reliable energy sources to bridges and roadways that can support new models of transportation. The time is now for increased investment to rebuild aging infrastructure 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. What are the biggest funding gaps in global infrastructure development? What are best practices for creating public-private infrastructure financing models that address the needs of sustainable development? Panelists will discuss ideal financing structures for projects that utilize a mix of public and private capital and deliver financial, social, and environmental returns.

Moderator

Brian Sullivan

Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

David Bohigian

Acting President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Jim Yong Kim

Partner and Vice Chairman, Global Infrastructure Partners; Former President, World Bank Group

Raymond J. McGuire

Vice Chairman, Citigroup; Chairman of Citi Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory

Hiromichi Mizuno

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

Angela Rodell

CEO, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

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

Town Hall | Will Technology Save or Subvert Civility and Society?

For this year's Town Hall, we have chosen one of the most hotly debated technology topics: whether the field is expanding or destroying democracy, integrity, civility, and citizenship. While technology's current role in politics, economics, and the coarsening of the culture is in the spotlight, the primary focus of this panel is on the future. When you consider both the opportunities and consequences of technology and society, does it control us, or do we control it? From advertising to data mining, do we need regulation or legislation? When things go wrong, whom do we hold accountable—and who should be personally responsible? In this town hall, the audience will be active participants, along with panelists who are experienced technology reformers with global reputations.

Introduction By

Conrad Kiechel

Executive Director, Global Programming and Events, Milken Institute

Moderator

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

Speakers

Tristan Harris

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

Roger McNamee

Founding Partner, Elevation Partners; Author, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe"

Gabriel Stricker

Vice President of Communications, Niantic

Shoshana Zuboff

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Author, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontiers of Power"

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

Global Dealmakers: Show Me the M&A

In a time that no longer seems to be the era of globalization and international supply chains, the outlook for dealmaking seems harsh; yet global M&A activity surpassed $4 trillion for only the second time since 2007. But where do we go from here? Are organic growth prospects and potential synergies strong enough to justify what many claim to be (too) high valuations? As China's foreign direct investment in North America and Europe slumped to a six-year low, will cross-border deals continue to play a major role? And with Silicon Valley facing increasing scrutiny over its perceived market control, are fears of concentration risk substantial and will this lead to obstacles for megadeals in 2019?

Moderator

Steve Krouskos

Global Vice Chair, Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Speakers

Jason Greenberg

Managing Director, Head of Global Tech Advisory, Jefferies

Leon Kalvaria

Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citigroup

Michał Krupiński

CEO, Bank Pekao SA

Kevin Sherlock

Co-Head, Global Financial Sponsors Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Greg Weinberger

Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions, Credit Suisse

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

First Step, and Not the Last: Criminal Justice Reform

The United States is home to 5 percent of the world's total population, and 25 percent of the world's total prison population. In recent years, criminal justice reform has taken center stage in our national political and social discourse, bringing together activists, academics, and legislators from both sides of the aisle in the name of change. This past year, bipartisan leadership championed and ushered the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in an effort to reform our federal prison system and reduce recidivism. This legislation was an important step toward repairing a broken system, yet much work is yet to be done. Who are the leaders at the forefront of criminal justice reform? Is there a future for bipartisan and cross-industry leadership on this issue? What are the social, economic, and political costs of a broken system? And how can we translate bipartisan support into national progress?

Moderator

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist, The New York Times

Speakers

Phil Bryant

Governor, Mississippi

Susan Burton

Founder, A New Way of Life Reentry Project

Mark Holden

Senior Vice President and General Council, Koch Industries, Inc.

Nicholas Turner

President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice

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

Can Health Data Fuel Global Collaboration for Cures?

Data is the currency that powers all sectors of economy. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of biomedical research—a key driver of economic growth and competition. The global genomics market is expected to reach $22.1 billion in 2020, the same time that China is set to sequence a billion genomes. This type of investment is unparalleled in its goal to both advance science and strategically position its future dominance in medicine. Hear from global leaders on their countries' efforts to amass health data, sequence genomes, and tap into their citizens' biology to fuel the next generation of biomedical innovation. Where are the opportunities for collaborating and sharing data for the benefit of all?

Moderator

Edison Liu

President and CEO, The Jackson Laboratory

Speakers

Vivian Lee

President, Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

Li Ning

Vice President, BGI Group; Executive Vice President, BGI Global Development

Don Rucker

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Varda Shalev

Director, Institute for Health Research and Innovation, Maccabi Healthcare Services

Beth Thompson

Head of UK and EU Policy, Wellcome Trust

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

For Women, by Women: Entrepreneurs on the Rise

As the adage goes, "empowered women empower women." From the purchasing power women have as consumers to the employment opportunities they offer as business owners, women are an undeniable economic force. Each of the female founders on this panel have created platforms to inspire, mentor and elevate the next generation of women entrepreneurs, socially and economically. How are women building businesses, leading workforces, and reinvesting income and profits as compared to men? How is gender-lens investing helping to drive capital to these female led ventures? How are female-led companies positively impacting the communities they operate within? What can we expect from the next generation of female entrepreneurs?

Moderator

Kevin O'Leary

Chairman, O'Shares ETFs; Television Personality, "Shark Tank"

Speakers

Emily Current

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Emily + Meritt and The GREAT

Anjali Kumar

Co-Founder, The Justice Dept; Board Member, Happy Money, Women's World Banking, Amplifier

Hannah Skvarla

Co-Founder and CEO, The Little Market

Trina Spear

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, FIGS

Debbie Wosskow

Co-Founder, AllBright

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

Ag Tech: Food Security as National Security

As the global population continues to grow, we will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050. According to the World Food Programme, hunger and food insecurity can be both the cause and consequence of regional instability. How can we ensure the responsible growth of our food system without adding to concerns over growing obesity rates and environmental impact? This panel will cover the current global food security layout and discuss the new ideas, technologies, and regions that are preparing for this looming problem in innovative and scalable ways.

Moderator

Michael Pellman Rowland

Partner and Co-Head, Impact Investments, Alpenrose Wealth Management

Speakers

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Hareb Al Mheiri

Minister of State for Future Food Security, United Arab Emirates

Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Chief Communications Officer and Head of Global Corporate Affairs, Cargill

Stephen Censky

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Charlie McNairy

CEO and Chief Investment Officer, International Farming Corporation

Antonio Tataranni

Senior Vice President, Physiology, Life Sciences and R&D, PepsiCo

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

Maximizing the Power of Impact Storytelling

Storytelling through film and television has the power to move people from awareness to action and help build or strengthen broad social change movements. Over the last decade, a burgeoning cohort of influencers and change agents have been intentionally using multiple forms of media, through varied platforms, to raise awareness on critical issues and inspire transformative behavioral change. Given the complex multi-sector environment and rapidly changing landscape (e.g., subscription services, distribution platforms, creative approaches, and financing mechanisms), the time is ripe to demystify the process and marshal a new age of impact storytelling. Join this panel to shine a light on ways that diverse resources can maximize the energy and power of impact storytelling.

Moderator

Beth Karlin

Founder and CEO, See Change Institute

Speakers

Scott Budnick

Founder and President, Anti-Recidivism Coalition; Film Producer; CEO, One Community

Paul Dalio

Filmmaker, Moonstruck Productions

Abigail Disney

President and CEO, Fork Films; Co-Founder, Level Forward

Simone Friedman

Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

Manny Oteyza

Producer and Director, Manny O Productions, Inc.

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

From Products to Partnerships: The Future of the LP/GP Model (Invite only)

As assets under management continue to reach new heights, we have seen increased consolidation of general partner relationships and increasingly rapid decisions in the deployment of capital. This begs the question, how has the limited partner-general partner relationship evolved over the past decade? What should investors know about the changing nature of relationships with respect to strategic partnerships, separately managed accounts, seeding, co-investments, and others? And what are some of the most profound and innovative changes in investing and business models?

Moderator

Andrea Auerbach

Head of Global Private Investments, Cambridge Associates

Speakers

Stefan Dunatov

Senior Vice President, Investment Strategy and Risk, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Jon Fox

Partner, Member of Investment and Senior Leadership Committees, Värde Partners

Bill Lee

Chief Investment Officer, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Investment Office

Brian O'Neil

Chief Investment Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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

Behind the Scenes: Insiders' Views on ASEAN (Invite only)

ASEAN remains a dynamic destination for business and finance. Deepening trade relations and a booming middle class are opening up larger market segments across all industries. But several high-level political elections will impact the future of the region's continued development. In this exclusive discussion, we gather ASEAN's senior executives to discuss the region's economic and financial outlook, how local elections will affect how business is conducted in booming emerging markets, and how China's Belt and Road Initiative continues to influence the region.

Moderator

Robin Hu

Head of Sustainability and Stewardship Group, Temasek

Speakers

Anindya Novyan Bakrie

CEO, Bakrie Global Ventura; Deputy Chairperson, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN)

Swan Gin Beh

Chairman, Economic Development Board of Singapore

Dave Fernandez

Director, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, Singapore Management University; Professor of Finance (Practice)

Cesar Purisima

Asia Fellow, Milken Institute; Founding Partner, IKHLAS Capital; Former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines

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

Can Crypto Ever Be Money? (Invite only)

Bitcoin first appeared on the scene as a potentially better alternative to fiat currency. The cryptocurrency was rule-based, didn't require the trust of monetary authorities or banks, and did a better job protecting anonymity. But crypto's use as a working currency has not gained the traction that early supporters expected. Can crypto ever be money? If so, under what circumstances? What parts of the ecosystem need to be in place and where are the use cases and the opportunities for investors?

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Saifedean Ammous

Economist and Author

Elad Gil

Chairman, Electric Capital

Robby Gutmann

CEO, NYDIG

Elizabeth Stark

Co-Founder and CEO, Lightening Labs

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

Meet the Author: Roger McNamee

Speaker

Roger McNamee

Founding Partner, Elevation Partners; Author, "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe"

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

Meet the Author: Shoshanna Zuboff

Speaker

Shoshana Zuboff

Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Author, "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontiers of Power"

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

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

Part 1: A Conversation With Howard Schultz | Part 2: A Conversation With John Hickenlooper

Guests

John Hickenlooper

Former Governor, Colorado

Howard Schultz

Former Chairman and CEO, Starbucks

Moderators

Gerard Baker

Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal

Alex Witt

Anchor, MSNBC’s “Weekends with Alex Witt”; Correspondent, NBC News

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

5G: A Tech Revolution With National Security Implications

The rollout of 5th generation cellular networks worldwide has become national security issue for the United States and a point of contention not only with China but also Europe. 5G networks and their revolutionary data-transfer speeds will enable major advances in artificial intelligence, remote control of robots and cars, and an exponential increase in the connectivity among the Internet of Things. Chinese companies have the most affordable software to power the global move to 5G. Is giving them effective control of the global data stream a smart risk, given the costs of alternatives?

Moderator

David Sanger

National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Speakers

Marcelo Claure

Chief Operating Officer, SoftBank Group Corp; Executive Chairman, Sprint Corporation

Jason Hoffman

Chairman and CEO, MobiledgeX

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

How Drug Trafficking Is Fueling the Opioid Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we are now entering the "third wave" of the nation's opioid crisis, which involves staggering trends related to fentanyl and the global drug-trafficking trade. It is clear that these rises in illegal global drug activity aggressively diminish our nation's efforts to prevent substance abuse and protect our communities. How can the intersection of public safety and public health efforts proactively decrease the supply and demand for dangerous, illegal drugs in our communities? This panel will evaluate how drug trafficking and money laundering are fueling this crisis, while detailing the various approaches public-health officials are taking in our communities to reduce opioid misuse and save lives.

Moderator

Anita Gupta

Senior Vice President, Medical Strategy and Government Affairs, Heron Therapeutics

Speakers

Michael A. Davis

Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Los Angeles Field Division

Adriaan Louw

CEO and Program Director, International Spine and Pain Institute

Rita Noonan

Branch Chief, Health Systems Trauma Systems Branch, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

Finding Opportunities in India's Next Chapter

India hopes to take on a more prominent leadership role. Strong domestic growth can translate to greater global gravitas. What is the path forward when global forces are making business activity more challenging? Where are the silver linings? What will impact India's course to becoming a truly global economic power? Our panelists will separate the noise from the key insights, and they will discuss how business leaders can successfully navigate the way forward.

Moderator

Reuben Abraham

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

Speakers

Nisha Biswal

President, U.S.-India Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

S Jaishankar

President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Private Limited; Former Foreign Secretary, Republic of India

Ravi Kumar

President, Infosys Limited

Jayne Plunkett

CEO, Reinsurance, Asia, Swiss Re

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

New Models Shaking Up the Health-Care Value Chain

As the health-care industry grapples with high costs and system-wide complexity, new entrants and established players alike are shaking up a value chain ripe for disruption. In the biopharmaceutical ecosystem, organizations are creating new financial tools and business models to unlock alternative sources of capital and ensure that valuable science progresses for patients. Hospital systems and nonprofits are entering the arena, promising to reduce costs and shortages for medicine. For care delivery, large corporate employers are forming alliances to improve care and reduce costs—potentially upending traditional players such as payers and providers. Why so much change? Who will come out on top? And what changes are we likely to see in the next two to three years?

Moderator

Freda Lewis-Hall

Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President, Pfizer Inc.

Speakers

Patrick Edelmann

Managing Director, KBBO Americas

Dan Liljenquist

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Intermountain Healthcare

Josh Ofman

Senior Vice President, Global Health Policy, Amgen

Vivek Ramaswamy

Founder and CEO, Roivant Sciences

David Tapolczay

CEO, St. George Street Capital

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

Transforming Economies: Investment in MENA

Many MENA economies are prioritizing strategies to diversify away from hydrocarbons and are focusing more attention on advancing solutions that boost the private sector's role for an increasing labor force. This shift is creating further opportunities for foreign investors to be involved in shaping the future of the region. Establishing the right frameworks to ensure success for the region along with sound policies to encourage further private-sector development are of absolute importance. This panel will explore the key questions around this issue.

  • What will the future of investment look like in the greater MENA region?
  • What policies are required to support the development of the region as it diversifies away from hydrocarbons? 
  • How will shifts in oil prices and supply affect resource-rich MENA countries' commitment to economic diversification? 
  • How will MENA economies meet the human-capital demands from expanding non-oil industries? 
  • How can investment in soft infrastructure strengthen the innovation ecosystem for the region's talent to thrive and create solutions to their country specific challenges? 

Moderator

Hadley Gamble

Reporter and Anchor, CNBC

Speakers

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

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

His Excellency Khalid Al Rumaihi

Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board

Ibrahim Almojel

Director General, Saudi Arabia Industrial Development Fund

Hazem Ben-Gacem

Co-CEO, Investcorp

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

Achieving Social Impact Through Opportunity Zones (Invite only)

Opportunity Zones are an innovative way to address the lack of access to capital in low-income communities nationally. Philanthropists and the nonprofit sector have been active in underserved markets for years and could be well-positioned to help maximize the positive social impact of this policy initiative. In this discussion, philanthropists, foundations, and other impact investors will explore what tools and approaches could be most effective at steering Opportunity Funds toward a social mission, and how a place-based giving strategy could drive impact in the new Opportunity Zones market.

Moderator

Christopher Lee

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Lorenzo Bernasconi

Senior Associate Director, Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation

Diana Bucco

President, The Buhl Foundation

John Buley

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

Shirley Franklin

Executive Board Chair, Purpose Built Communities; Former Mayor, City of Atlanta

Simone Friedman

Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

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

How Asia Leads on FinTech: A Discussion with Industry Leaders (Invite only)

Nowhere in the world has the pace of FinTech innovation, growth, and adoption been as rapid as it is in Asia. Big markets, increasing wealth, greater mobile phone penetration and connectivity, and demand for financial services have provided tremendous opportunities for technology entrepreneurs and financial institutions to expand their customer base through digitization. These panelists discuss how they found success in their markets and how their innovations are changing the lives of their customers and communities by increasing access to financial services at the swipe of a finger.

Moderator

Donald Lacey

Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Ping An Global Voyager Fund

Speakers

Dennis Cong

Managing Partner, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund

Daisuke Iwase

Group Chief Digital Officer, AIA Group

Mohit Joshi

President, Infosys Limited

Aireen Omar

Deputy Group CEO, AirAsia Group; CEO, AirAsia

Simon Paris

CEO, Finastra

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

Evening Reception | Media Influencers as Agents for Social Change

Moderator

Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Senior Editor, Media and Entertainment, Forbes

Speakers

Scott Budnick

Founder and President, Anti-Recidivism Coalition; Film Producer; CEO, One Community

Sophia Bush

Actress; Activist

Caron Butler

Author, Analyst, Entrepreneur, and former NBA Champion/NBA AllStar

Chris Sacca

Founder, Lowercase Capital

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

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

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

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

Global Conference Registration

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

Rise and Flow Yoga

Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as you stretch your body, awaken your mind, and fuel your spirit. Salute the sun with Alexandra Schueler, and gracefully work out all of the kinks and tightness from your night's sleep. You'll feel energized, have amazing mental clarity, and will be ready to flow through your day with ease.

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

Sleep Strategies for Peak Performance Workshop

This session provides participants with an understanding of the basic science of sleep as well as an in-depth look at how elite athletes and C-level executives use sleep as their secret weapon, from how they deal with jet lag and catch up on sleep to how they reduce their need for sleep.

Speaker

Michael Breus

Owner, The Sleep Doctor

Wed 5/1
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Innovations for Infrastructure Financing & Regional Integration (Invite only)

In a shark-tank format, three teams of IFC-Milken Institute Alumni will pitch creative policy ideas for enhancing regional integration of capital markets, and for better tapping these markets to finance long-term infrastructure. This roll-up-your-sleeves working session will draw on the perspectives of 10 economies across East and West Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Caribbean. Could these policy proposals be game-changing? Join our sharks and our future capital-market leaders to find out!

Moderator

Carole Biau

Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

Wed 5/1
8:15 am - 8:45 am

Morning Meditation

Start your day with Gillian Cilibrasi and accessible meditation that is designed to still your mind and bring you into the present moment. Enhance self-awareness, lengthen attention span and get yourself prepared for the day. No experience needed. Chairs available.

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

Things That Will Blow Your Mind

Imagine the potential of programming organisms, and creating new novel biological forms, to solve the greatest problems in medicine and health, food and agriculture, and fitness and lifestyle. What if you could use the human microbiome like an organic kind of blockchain, to verify global transactions and processes? What would it feel like to take a virtual-reality tour of your own brain and body, using simulator technology developed for the military?

Three visionary entrepreneurs will let you in on their breakthrough technologies—and they will blow your mind.

Moderator

Richard Sandler

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

Speakers

Moty Avisar

CEO, Surgical Theater

Jessica Green

CEO and Co-Founder, Phylagen, Inc.

Jason Kelly

Co-Founder and CEO, Ginkgo Bioworks

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

Blockchain Technology: What Is It Good for, Really?

Blockchain solutions have promised to solve a huge range of problems, from back office to governance to asset tracking to identity. But despite all the hype, surprisingly few of these ideas are operational today at scale. This panel will survey the broad landscape of blockchain projects to assess where, and under what conditions, they are having a demonstrable disruptive impact and explore where the real opportunities are unfolding from a commercial, impact, and investor viewpoint.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Elad Gil

Chairman, Electric Capital

Sandra Ro

CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council

Stefan Schulz

Co-Founder and CEO, Bitfury Surround

Bill Tai

Venture Capitalist; Founder, ACTAI Global

Tomicah Tillemann

Co-Founder and Director, Blockchain Trust Accelerator, New America

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

Words That Work: A Workshop With Frank Luntz

Did you ever want to learn the definitive words to use and the words to lose? Pollster Frank Luntz will unveil the 50 words that matter most in business, economics, and politics ... and the 50 words you should never say again. You'll also hear about the best political speeches of the modern era.

Speaker

Frank Luntz

Founder and President, Luntz Global

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

Diabetes and Obesity: An Urgent Global Health Crisis

Despite many treatments and technological advances, the health of the US and global populations continues to decline. Chronic disease continues to increase and have a detrimental effect on personal health and health-care costs. Why is this and what can be done differently to find a solution? Public-health experts, providers, and those living with diabetes will discuss what should be done differently to reverse this trend.

Moderator

Edward Greissing

Executive Director, Center for Public Health, Milken Institute

Speakers

Ann Albright

Division Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hawaa Almansoori

Deputy Medical Director, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre Abu Dhabi; Chairman, Sonostik LLC

Kathy Higgins

CEO, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Deborah B. Horn

Medical Director, Center for Obesity Medicine and Metabolic Performance, University of Texas McGovern Medical School

Randy Jackson

Musician, Record Producer, and Entrepreneur

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

Unlocking the GCC Puzzle (Invite only)

The Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) is at a pivotal point in its evolution, and we are seeing increasing investor excitement with the economic transformation taking place and the opportunities it presents. Bahrain and other GCC governments are moving from the role of operator to regulator and are allowing the private sector to drive growth and innovation. Technology is a substantial part of this investment in the future. New mechanisms such as public-private partnerships and investments in technology and digitization are driving growth and innovation across the region.

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

Shaping the Workforce of the Future in California (Invite only)

As in many other places, the future of work in California is taking shape under the looming specter of automation and the spreading application of artificial intelligence. This has leaders around the country contemplating what role human labor will play, given unparalleled advancements in technology. Beyond this job-displacement anxiety, it is crucial to establish better partnerships between industry leaders and academics focused on programs that provide necessary skills to the state's incumbent and prospective workforce. During this session, hear best practices among established members of academia and employer upskilling initiatives from around the country, and learn how leaders can best prepare the state for the future of work.

Speakers

Noemi Donoso

Executive Vice President, Wonderful Education, The Wonderful Company

Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Chancellor, California Community Colleges

Maria Salinas

President and CEO, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce

Wed 5/1
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Puppy playtime has been shown to reduce blood pressure, promote focused interaction with others, stimulate problem-solving skills and lift mood. Come and play with puppies to reset your focus and elevate your mood.

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

AI's Next Chapters: What to Expect from A Transformative Technology

Artificial intelligence and deep learning have created vast opportunities on a global-scale: Think providing insurance for all by levering efficiency gains through AI or real-time analytics of national disasters. Concurrently, they continue to create challenges around the use of data and how organizations, as well as society, navigate the growth of big data, the rate of technological change, and inherent biases. What kind of AI future should we expect as these technologies evolve, and what steps must we take to ensure they create meaningful lives?

Moderator

Becky Peterson

Senior Reporter, Technology, Business Insider

Speakers

Erkin Adylov

Founder and CEO, Behavox

Vijay Doradla

Chief Business Officer, SparkCognition

James Golden

CEO, WorldQuant Predictive

Mark Johnson

Co-Founder and CEO, Descartes Labs

Robert Kirkpatrick

Director, UN Global Pulse

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

The Future of Europe: Security, Economy, and the Transatlantic Relationship

European nations and the union that binds their economies have cause for collective concern. Relations with the American administration are at a generational low point. Russian interference in continental elections seems only to grow with time. The enduring populism that forced the United Kingdom to leave is also shaking up France, Italy, and Poland, not to mention Germany, where GDP growth in 2018 declined by a third from the previous year. Even Deutsche Bahn can't seem to keep its vaunted trains running on time nowadays. Amid great and unvarnished uncertainty, how will European leaders respond to their electorates, plus a host of internal and external threats—economic, democratic and existential?

Moderator

Stephanie Flanders

Senior Executive Editor, Bloomberg News; Head, Bloomberg Economics

Speakers

Peter Beyer

Member, German Bundestag; Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, German Foreign Office

Niall Ferguson

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Lord Mandelson

Chairman, Global Counsel; former UK First Secretary of State and EU Trade Commissioner

Yascha Mounk

Author and Lecturer, Harvard University

Laura Rudas

Executive Vice President, Strategy, Palantir Technologies

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

Right or Left: Who's Best for Freedom?

For conservatives, "freedom" and "liberty" have long been powerful rhetorical ideas. But now, Left-leaning progressives make the argument that they are freedom's true defenders. Their argument is simple: poverty, discrimination and monopoly are among the greatest barriers to freedom, and a government that fights harder against these inequalities brings freedom and liberty to more people. As this struggle continues, conservatives' commitment to freedom from government restriction is increasingly in question, as Right-leaning politicians globally—vnot just in Washington—voice growing skepticism about the free movement of goods and people across borders. Which side is correct? In a live taping of KCRW's "Left, Right & Center" podcast, thinkers from across the political spectrum will debate who has the best concept of freedom, and who is most committed to delivering it.

Moderator

Josh Barro

Business Columnist, New York Magazine; Host of Left, Right & Center, KCRW

Speakers

Elizabeth Bruenig

Opinion Writer, The Washington Post; 2019 Finalist, Pulitzer Prizes (Feature Writing)

Kenneth Hersh

President and CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Rich Lowry

Editor-in-Chief, National Review

Felicia Wong

President and CEO, Roosevelt Institute

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

Stand in Your Power: The Mindful Way

Mindfulness practices are proliferating across a range of fields and institutions, both domestically and globally. These practices support us in addressing challenges in personal health, relationships, workplace effectiveness and in reducing pain, anxiety and depression. This conversation will explore how the mind and body connection is essential to cultivating a sense of serenity, presence and more powerful connections to ourselves and one another. Noted experts will discuss the benefits of a mindful approach to work, family and community—fostering key practices that enhance success and fulfillment.

Moderator

Jay Shetty

Award-Winning Host, Storyteller, and Filmmaker

Speakers

Laura Dern

Actress; Activist

George Mumford

The Performance Whisperer

Dan Siegel

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine; Founding Co-director, Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA

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

The Globalization of Sports

Moderator

Jim Gray

Sportscaster, Showtime, Fox and WestwoodOne Radio

Speakers

Kevin Demoff

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Los Angeles Rams

Carl Mergele

CEO, STATS LLC

Steve Tew

CEO, New Zealand Rugby

Casey Wasserman

Chairman and CEO, Wasserman; Chairman, LA 2028

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

The New Farmacy: Harnessing the Microbiome to Treat Disease

Why do some kids get allergies and not others? Why do some patients respond better to cancer treatment? Why do some men get erectile dysfunction while others are potent into their 90s? Why do some people have an easier time losing weight? The bridge between many 21st-century health epidemics may be found in the trillions of microorganisms that live harmoniously in your body. The biopharma and nutrition juggernauts are in a race to reveal how your gut bacteria can influence everything from your prostate cancer to your diabetes to your behavior. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, or just a concerned parent, gut microbes should be on your radar as the key to good health and disease treatment.

Moderator

Julie DiBiase

Chief Content Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Speakers

Robynne Chutkan

Founder, Digestive Center for Wellness; Gastroenterologist

Rob Knight

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego

Karen Sandell Sfanos

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Oncology, and Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Josh Stevens

President and Chief Commercial Officer, DayTwo

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

Enhancing Financial Health for All Generations through Technology

Financial challenges abound across generations: Millennials are saddled with student loan debt and baby boomers are inadequately prepared for retirement security. Among the potential solutions are new technologies that could improve financial security and make it easier for individuals and families to manage their finances and save for retirement. This panel will explore the promise and risks of emerging financial innovations and technology's role in enhancing financial health for Americans, both young and old.

Moderator

Rick Newman

Senior Columnist, Yahoo Finance

Speakers

Michael Calhoun

President, Center for Responsible Lending

Aaron Klein

Fellow, Economic Studies, and Policy Director, Center on Regulation and Markets, Brookings Institution

Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures

Elizabeth Loewy

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, EverSafe

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

Hail to the Chief: A Conversation With Presidential Insiders

Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat's unique career spans 40 years and three presidential administrations. He served in a variety of roles, including chief domestic policy advisor for President Jimmy Carter; ambassador to the European Union, under secretary of commerce for international trade, under secretary of state for economic business and agricultural affairs, and deputy treasury secretary for President Bill Clinton; and special advisor on Holocaust issues for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. In his most recent book, President Carter: The White House Years, Ambassador Eizenstat gives a forthright and in-depth analysis of the complexities faced by those fortunate enough to carry the title of president. Today, he serves as senior counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, where he heads the firm's international practice. The Milken Family Foundation's Executive Vice President, Richard Sandler, interviews the experienced statesman and Washington insider to get an objective view on the presidency and its impact on domestic policy and international relations.

Moderator

Richard Sandler

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

Speakers

Stuart Eizenstat

Author, "President Carter: The White House Years"; Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

Stewart McLaurin

President, White House Historical Association

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

From Aid to Investment: New Models in Development Finance

Fifty years ago, developing economies relied largely on foreign aid, through loans and grants to governments and NGOs, to facilitate growth. Not surprisingly, developed economies have moved from aid to investment models of financial diplomacy by combining development and investment models. The stability of developing economies has depended upon investments in social and human capital, as well as growth through investments in firms, infrastructure, and commerce by accelerating trade and development. This session will review cutting-edge models and discuss lessons learned through capital structures, financial policies, programs, and products that launch innovative finance models to address this dramatic convergence between developing and developed economies for the 21st century.

Moderator

Glenn Yago

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

Speakers

Richard Blum

Chairman, Blum Capital Partners L.P.; Founder, Blum Centers for Developing Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Michael Kashani

Global Head of ESG Portfolio Management, Fixed Income, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Jonathan Medved

Founder and CEO, OurCrowd

Julie Monaco

Global Head Public Sector, Banking Capital Markets and Advisory Division, Citi

Stephanie von Friedeburg

Chief Operating Officer, International Finance Corporation

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

A Population Behind Bars: Incarceration's Opportunity Cost (Invite only)

The FIRST STEP Act was a bipartisan first step to addressing the incarceration of 225,000 prisoners on the federal system. However, there are also 1.3 million prisoners held in state prisons who remain unaffected by this legislation.

Some studies show it costs an average of $31,000 per year to keep an individual incarcerated and can reach as high as $60,000 depending on the state. State and local governments combined spend about 89 percent of total correctional costs in the United States. Further, the unemployment rate for formerly incarcerated people is nearly five times higher than the unemployment rate for the general US population, and substantially higher than even the worst years of the Great Depression.

Are there economic gains in restructuring state and local incarceration systems? What could be sustainable alternatives to current practices at the state and local levels?

Moderator

Nicholas Turner

President and Director, Vera Institute of Justice

Speakers

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Ken Sagynbekov

Economist, Health Economics Research, Milken Institute

Robin Steinberg

Founder and CEO, The Bail Project

John Studzinski

Vice Chairman, PIMCO

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

Pandemics vs. the Pipeline: Confronting New Global Health Threats (Invite only)

For almost 100 years, great strides were made in developing new vaccines and antibiotics to significantly reduce the global threat that deadly viruses and bacteria once posed to humanity. These "wonder drugs" offered the hope of beating or managing conditions once considered a death sentence, such as tuberculosis, influenza, and HIV. However, antibiotics are rapidly losing their effectiveness and few manufacturers are jumping in to develop new ones. Moreover, new vaccines face significant market and societal acceptance challenges, not to mention the lack of market incentives for vaccines to treat emerging pathogens. In order to stay ahead of the next global health threat, what innovative business models and financial incentives do we need to get new medications through the R&D pipeline and to those in need? Furthermore, how can we pool multi-sector resources and intellectual capital without reinventing the wheel?

Moderator

Peter Piot

Director and Handa Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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

Innovation Beyond the Valley: The Global Future of Venture and Growth Equity (Invite only)

The global investment landscape for growth and venture capital has changed substantially over the last decade. Unprecedented amounts of capital are pushing up valuations, and with big bets come bigger expectations. What is next for these asset classes, and how do institutional investors prepare themselves? Join Mark Suster of Upfront Ventures, along with a panel of sector exports, to explore this important topic.

Speakers

Michael Brown

Senior Advisor, Zum

Gerald Cardinale

Managing Partner and CEO, RedBird Capital Partners

Jonathan Hausman

Managing Director, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

Mark Suster

Founder, UpFront Ventures

Wed 5/1
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Meet the Author: Stuart Eizenstat

Speaker

Stuart Eizenstat

Author, "President Carter: The White House Years"; Former Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

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

Institutional Investors: Managing for the Long Term

While pundits move with the daily whims of market volatility, successful investors' main worry lies with their long-term return. But are their portfolios prepared for what is to come after a decade of search-for-yield, high valuations, and little volatility has lulled some markets into complacency? How can institutional investors manage the new risk challenges as interest rates, after more than a decade, are slowly moving up? Will the expected volatility in both equity and debt markets require investors to reallocate their portfolios substantially? And if the push into alternatives is expected to continue, what are the risks of increased dependence on private markets?

Moderator

Steven Goulart

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

Speakers

Christopher Ailman

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

Jerry Albright

Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas

Jingdong Hua

Vice President and Treasurer, Treasury, The World Bank

Kim Lew

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Amy McGarrity

Chief Investment Officer, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement System

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

The Chinese Economy in the Next 30 Years: Political Reform vs. Status Quo?

What's in the future for China? China has transformed from a closed-door society to a prosperous and progressive one in the past 40 years. Pragmatism and pro-growth policies in the reform era centered mostly on people's lives and building a nation with a modern economic system. With China at the threshold of entering the middle-income stage, how will the nation advance further in the coming decades? In light of sharply rising geopolitical challenges on the global stage and the declining prospect of consistent moderate expansion on the domestic front, how the new generation of Chinese leadership tackles these challenges—if they choose to do so—via social transformation and political reform will be critical. Through the lenses of scholars, business executives, and government officials, this panel will discuss the likely approaches the Chinese leadership will take to answer to the current challenges and opportunity. Along the discussion, the panel will touch upon the importance of foreign firms and capital in the future of China's success.

Moderator

Sheryl WuDunn

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

Speakers

Nicholas Lardy

Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Author, "The State Strikes Back: The End of Economic Reform in China?"

Michael Pillsbury

Director, Center on Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute; Author, "The Hundred-Year Marathon"

Sophie Richardson

China Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

Stephen Roach

Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University

Perry Wong

Managing Director, Research, Milken Institute

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

Fighting the Cycle of Poverty Through Industry Intervention: A Conversation With Lynda Resnick

While California is often associated with major coastal cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco, the state's Central Valley has long been one of the poorest places in the country. Today, many of the region's 6.7 million residents are struggling to overcome food insecurity, inadequate schools, and growing health risks. In response to these challenges, one of the region's largest employers, The Wonderful Company, has undertaken an ambitious and philanthropic effort to break the cycle of poverty. Under the leadership of Lynda and Stewart Resnick, the company has put an emphasis on creating better educational opportunities for the next generation, including an innovative Ag Prep program that enables students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and college degree. In this session, Mike Milken will be joined by Lynda Resnick, along with Ag Prep students, to discuss how the program is transforming the educational experience and empowering Central Valley students to succeed.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Noemi Donoso

Executive Vice President, Wonderful Education, The Wonderful Company

Victor Gomez

Student, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Lynda Resnick

Vice Chair and Co-Owner, The Wonderful Company

Logan Stout

Student, Wonderful College Prep Academy

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

Live Entertainment Embraces Immersive Technologies

Noted thought leaders will discuss the innovations that are changing the face of live entertainment from both experiential and business-model perspectives. The sector is a nexus of a number of trends: Gen Z prioritizing "experiences" over other needs, new technologies leveraging rich and immersive experiences, and innovative monetization opportunities. Media companies are reinventing themselves as they develop and deploy transformational technologies. Hear how they are changing the architecture of their businesses as they balance data-driven experiences with respect for personal privacy.

Moderator

Arjun Metre

Co-Founder, Pragya Ventures; Senior Managing Director, Sapinda

Speakers

Erik Anderson

Executive Chairman, Topgolf Entertainment Group

James Carwana

Vice President, Intel Capital; General Manager, Intel Sports

Cary Granat

CEO, Immersive Artistry

Assia Grazioli

CEO and Co-Founder, Muse Capital; Board of Directors, Juventus Football Club

Lauren Selig

Founder, Shake and Bake Productions

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

Is Retirement Extinct?

The increase in longevity is disrupting the 20th-century retirement model. Our longer lifespans, though a blessing in many respects, has been a shock to the collective system. While Social Security and Medicare provide cushions, too few people have adequate savings and investment to support lifelong needs. The shift away from pensions and defined benefit plans has exacerbated insecurity. People need to work and earn longer to survive and thrive in a world of rapid change. As we come to grips with the opportunities and challenges of longer lives, what will 21st-century retirement look like? What policies and practices should be implemented to enhance wealth, health, and engagement for a better future?

Moderator

Paul Irving

Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute; Chairman, Encore.org; Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology

Speakers

Arthur Bilger

Founder and CEO, WorkingNation

Teresa Ghilarducci

Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research; Director, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis and The New School Retirement Equity Lab

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Director, Retirement Security, Economic Policy Institute; Senior Advisor, Rock Creek Group; former Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland

Penny Pennington

Managing Partner, Edward Jones

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

Housing Finance Reform: Will We Finally Get the Stone Up the Hill?

After a decade of debate, the post-crisis US housing finance system seems poised for major reform. What needs to change and why? Who has the power to decide and act? Will change be incremental or far-reaching and what will drive the answer? Expert panelists will discuss what policymakers need to get right, and why getting it right is so critical to the American economy and the American family.

Moderator

Eric Kaplan

Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute

Speakers

Robert Broeksmit

President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association

Jeb Mason

Partner, The Cypress Group

Lisa Rice

President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

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

Resilient Response: How Can We Better Help Communities Recover from Disasters?

With the frequency and intensity of natural disasters on the rise, there's an urgent need for a more thoughtful approach to how we respond and help impacted communities recover. Up to 60 percent of unsolicited goods donated during disasters end up in landfills or otherwise go to waste, and 70 percent of all giving happens within the first two months after a disaster, often inhibiting long-term recovery.

Recently, a coalition of disaster-relief and -recovery organizations—All Hands and Hearts-Smart Response, Good360, and Global Citizen—teamed up with several high-profile corporate donors, such as Airbnb, to devise a more strategic and long-term post-disaster playbook. Petra Nemcova, founder of All Hands and Hearts-Smart Response, and Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, will share their early findings as this coalition looks to engage more thought leaders to change how giving is done in post-disaster situations.

Speakers

Joe Gebbia

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb

Petra Nemcova

Founder, All Hands and Hearts

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

Open Data, Open Banking: Creating a More Competitive Financial Services Ecosystem

Technological advancement and the proliferation of mobile devices has led to an explosion of data that is driving FinTech innovation. In an effort to increase competition in financial services, governments around the world are implementing data access and portability regimes to make banking more inclusive, competitive, and transparent. What can the US learn from such "open banking" efforts? In order to remain both innovative and internationally competitive, what type of data governance should American policymakers consider? What does this mean for banks, FinTechs, and Big Tech platforms?

Moderator

Melissa Koide

Founder and CEO, FinRegLab; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute

Speakers

Gilles Gade

Founder, President and CEO, Cross River

Sima Gandhi

Head of Business Development and Strategy, Plaid

Sahil Kini

Co-Founder and CEO, Setu

Craig Schachter

Global Head of Fintech Ecosystem, Finastra

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

eSports: The Bumpy Ride to ROI

The eSports industry continues to enjoy explosive growth in many dimensions—revenue growth, a cadre of increasingly popular influencers and social media stars, an expanding and diversified audience, and innovative programming within gaming platforms. However, eSports is still experiencing the growing pains of a nascent industry: Many organizations remain unprofitable, audience preferences seem to shift with great velocity, and game developers largely monopolize control over their respective ecosystems. What has to happen for the industry to maintain its authenticity among fans, but also derive benefits for game publishers, team owners, advertisers, and athletes? Can eSports become a source of sustained and growing enterprise value for team owners and investors? Industry veterans will address topics ranging from the value of team ownership and content platforms to team/talent management, venue operations, and publishing.

Moderator

Ben White

Chief Economic Correspondent, POLITICO

Speakers

Sam Englebardt

Co-Founder and Partner, Galaxy Digital

Rick Fox

Co-Owner, Echo Fox; Founding Partner, Vision Venture Partners; Three-time NBA Champion

Peter Levin

President, Interactive Ventures, Games & Digital Strategy, Lionsgate

Kristen Salvatore

Vice President Commercial Director, Esports, Twitch

Ari Segal

CEO, Immortals Gaming Club

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

Beyond Crypto's Wild Ride

Both the promise and peril of investing in cryptocurrencies has been amply demonstrated over the last year, but beyond the headline-making proliferation of crypto coins and the general volatility of the asset class, the crypto ecosystem as a whole has matured in important and impressive ways. This panel will look beyond questions of short-term valuation to assess the state of the crypto ecosystem today and its potential to decentralize finance.

Moderator

Staci Warden

Executive Director, Global Market Development, Milken Institute

Speakers

Meltem Demirors

Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShares

Kathryn Haun

General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Elizabeth Rossiello

Founder and CEO, BitPesa

Elizabeth Stark

Co-Founder and CEO, Lightening Labs

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

Gut Microbiome and Cancer Immunotherapy (Invite only)

Could the key to your health be contained in the trillions of microorganisms that live harmoniously on your body and in your gut? Research is beginning to reveal that intestinal bacteria can influence your body's ability to respond to cancer treatment, fight infection, and even prevent disease ever from happening. The body's microbiome could represent the missing link between why immunotherapy treatments, like that which won the 2018 Nobel Prize for medicine, can cure cancer for some people and not others.

Moderator

Jonathan W. Simons

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

Wed 5/1
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Stiff Guy/Girl Stretch

This chair-based practice helps you safely create greater range of motion and ease by strategically working deeply into the muscles and joints while calming your mind if you are feeling tight, tense or not as flexible as you'd like. You will walk out refreshed with a new spring in your step and a few tools to take back to the office!

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

Lunch Program | The Future of the Free-Enterprise System

Some argue that the free-enterprise system has been the greatest engine of economic development the world has ever known, lifting more people out of poverty and providing a higher standard of living than any other economic model. Free-enterprise detractors argue that the system contributes to income and wealth inequality and is therefore inferior to models where the fruits of human innovation and labor are shared more equitably. This longstanding debate is particularly relevant today as voters in nations around the world are often being asked to choose among candidates with strong convictions—and agendas—in one direction or the other. This year's final lunch plenary will explore the future of the free enterprise system.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Niall Ferguson

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Paul Hawken

Founder, Project Drawdown; Author, "Drawdown"

His Excellency Paul Kagame

President of Rwanda

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

Global California (Invite only)

California has the world's fifth-largest economy, led by its signature industries of trade, technology, entertainment, and tourism. While California continues to profit in the post-recession economy, the state's long-term economic foundation is threatened by the high cost of living, increased competition from domestic and international markets in technology, global threats in cybersecurity, and volatility in the trade environment.

To keep the Golden State's economic future bright, leaders in business and government must leverage opportunities for increasing investment in communities and higher education in order to support the jobs of the future and spur continued innovation and growth. How can state leaders best leverage California's economic, trade, and cultural advantages, and also collaborate with world leaders to keep the state's economy vibrant and growing in the 21st century?

Introduction By

Kevin Klowden

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

Moderator

Matthew Spence

Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners

Speakers

Steven Ciobo

Former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia

Nina Hachigian

Ambassador, Deputy Mayor, International Affairs

Lenny Mendonca

Director, California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Wed 5/1
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Sound Bath

Each instrument is tuned to a specific frequency which opens the body's entire energetic system. The experience will diminish insomnia, release blocked emotions, promote deep meditation, alleviate anxiety and stress, and heighten clarity while improving the ability to concentrate. In this sound bath, listeners simply relax, fall asleep and/or stay present with what they are experiencing.

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

Pushing the Boundaries of the Final Frontier

Space travel was once nothing more than a dream. Today, dozens of astronauts explore in and around Earth's orbit every year. Space is also becoming the next frontier in closing the gender gap, and is the latest sector to experience significant business development and investment. What is it like to travel to space? What is the future of space travel? And how far off are we from vacations to the moon and beyond?

Moderator

Anousheh Ansari

CEO, XPRIZE

Speakers

Peter Diamandis

Founder and Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation

Bernard Harris, Jr.

CEO, National Math and Science Initiative

Steve Isakowitz

President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Leland Melvin

Former NFL Football Player, NASA Astronaut and Author of “Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances”

George Whitesides

CEO, Virgin Galactic

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

Envisioning the Future of Media and Entertainment

Media and entertainment have evolved exponentially in the last three decades, shifting from mass media production to carefully curated content. With the proliferation of vertical integration and the shift toward direct-to-consumer content, leading executives are redefining the parameters of the industry. What is the future of media and entertainment? How will independent studios fare in competition with traditional media conglomerates? What is the impact of this most recent wave of mergers and acquisitions? And what will this shift mean for actors, studios, production, and consumption?

Moderator

Julia Boorstin

Senior Media and Entertainment Correspondent, CNBC

Speakers

Jeffrey Hirsch

Chief Operating Officer, STARZ

Gale Anne Hurd

CEO and Producer, Valhalla Entertainment

Charles D. King

Founder and CEO, MACRO

Asif Satchu

Co-CEO, Valence Media and Media Rights Capital

Jeremy Zimmer

CEO and Co-Founder, United Talent Agency

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

Part 1: A Conversation With Calvin Klein | Part 2: A Conversation with Michael Govan

Long before the age of social media, Calvin Klein caught and kept the world's attention not only through his fashion but also with his groundbreaking and often provocative marketing campaigns. Milken Institute Chairman Mike Milken leads a wide-ranging conversation with the man behind the brand: entrepreneur, fashion icon, and marketing pioneer Calvin Klein.

Part 1:

  • Moderator Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
  • Guest Calvin Klein, Designer and Founder, Calvin Klein Inc.

Founded in 1961 LACMA is a relatively young museum but its growth and reach have been astonishing. Michael Govan, its director since 2006, will be talking about the museum's local and global expansion and why it is important for Los Angeles' communities. Under his leadership the museum has enacted pioneering partnerships and initiatives, which have challenged traditional outlook on art and culture.

Part 2:

  • Guest Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Guests

Michael Govan

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

Calvin Klein

Designer and Founder, Calvin Klein Inc.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

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

The Sustainable Investing Challenge

The Kellogg Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge (SIC), brings together 50+ graduate business schools, globally, and more than 100 teams to create innovative impact investing strategies, funds, and instruments. The winner of the 2019 SIC will present and the panel will discuss the trends in our graduate schools.

Moderator

Dave Chen

Chairman and Head of Product Development and Research, Equilibrium

Speakers

Thomas Elliot Fields

Co-Founder, Carbon Yield Fund

David Mallett

Co-Founder, Carbon Yield Fund

Claire Elizabeth Pluard

Co-Founder, Carbon Yield Fund

Samuel Max Schiller

Co-Founder, Carbon Yield Fund

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

Hollywood + Silicon Valley: The Next Form of Storytelling (Invite only)

Quibi Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman explore the market trends that have opened the gates to Quibi, a new form of storytelling delivered through a technology platform optimized for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing. They will discuss how they are bringing together the best of Hollywood and Silicon Valley to create the future of entertainment

Speakers

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WndrCo; Founder and Chairman of the Board, Quibi

Meg Whitman

CEO, Quibi

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Disaster Preparedness and the Role of Philanthropy (Invite only)

This extended private session will pick up where the Disaster Preparedness and Response roundtable at the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit (October 2018 in Washington, DC) left off. It will expand the conversation to incorporate the critical role that philanthropic capital can play in helping communities survive, recover, and rebound from disasters. The session will take advantage of the fact that there are numerous overlapping priorities in preparing for natural disasters and health emergencies, which can contribute to determining the best way to prepare for success in mitigating or preventing long-term public-health impacts.

Disaster preparedness is an age-old challenge that heeds neither borders nor barriers. Two of the Milken Institute's Centers (Public Health and Strategic Philanthropy) have been working with a range of partners to convene a cross-sectoral and multidimensional dialogue on ways to coordinate and optimize resilient response to disasters. In a moderated discussion, invited participants will be asked to define action steps, form working groups, and identify additional partners and potential alliances in the long-term effort to foster a culture of preparedness. We hope you will be able to join us for this important dialogue.

Moderators

Maura Donlan

Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Lynn Goldman

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

Speaker

Petra Nemcova

Founder, All Hands and Hearts

Wed 5/1
2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

DevTech: Meeting SDGs through Disruptive Technologies (Invite only)

Given the demographic destinies shaping global aggregate demand and productivity, emerging and frontier markets offer the greatest promise to become sustainable global growth drivers. Creating jobs and bridging capital gaps require new ways to maximize finance that harness new technologies to pioneer innovative solutions for development challenges in those countries. Debt overhang of many developing economies leads to the market failure of underinvestment in critical technologies that can spur growth. How can project finance structures overcome those gaps focusing on critical development needs in water, food, energy, and health technologies and their adaption and diffusion in new growth economies?

Moderator

Glenn Yago

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

Speakers

Danielle Abraham

Executive Director, Volcani International Partnerships

Sean Hinton

CEO, Soros Economic Development Fund; Director, Economic Justice Program

Daniel Martinez-Valle

CEO, Mexichem; Chairman, Netafim

Tamar Pashtan

Head of ESG, Vital Capital

S. Shankar Sastry

Director, Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies; Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

Chetna Sinha

Founder and Chair, Mann Deshi Bank and Mann Deshi Foundation

Tally Zingher

Co-Founder and CEO, Dawsat

Alix Zwane

CEO, Global Innovation Fund

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

Keeping the American Dream Alive

In 1931, James Truslow Adams—a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian, and the son of a Venezuelan immigrant—coined an iconic idea: "The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement." Nearly a century later, the American Dream endures and it has taken hold in nations around the world, but there are signs it is at risk. This session will explore what the American Dream means, what challenges it faces today, and what can be done to ensure that it lives on and inspires future generations.

Moderator

Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute

Speakers

Raymond Dalio

Founder, Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates

Robert Smith

Chairman and CEO, Vista Equity Partners

Wed 5/1
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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