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25th Annual
Milken Institute Global Conference
May 1-4, 2022 | Los Angeles, CA
Dates
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Saturday, April 30, 2022
Sunday, May 01, 2022
Monday, May 02, 2022
Tuesday, May 03, 2022
Wednesday, May 04, 2022
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Business & Industry
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Financial Markets
Health & Medical Research
Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Philanthropy & Social Impact
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Regions & Developing Markets
Security & Risk
Society & Culture
Sustainability & Environment
Technology & Innovation

Even before the pandemic shocked the US and global economy, the US labor force was undergoing tremendous changes. Today, 30 million Americans in low-paying jobs are judged to be eligible for up-skilling to tech jobs that are both in demand and pay higher salaries. As we continue to recover from the pandemic, we are looking for the best solutions to strengthen our workforce, keep America globally competitive, train people with the skills they need to match the jobs of the future, and engage young Americans and entrepreneurs. Join this interactive discussion on workforce initiatives that can make our nation's workers and companies more productive and inclusive.
In the wake of the pandemic, the connection between food and our health has never been clearer. At the same time we work to optimize human health through cutting-edge nutrition, our food and agricultural systems stretch the earth's resources beyond their limits. How can we feed our growing global population to promote health while protecting our planet for generations to come? During this private lunch, experts across nutrition and agriculture will discuss the innovations in nutrition and food production to treat and prevent diseases to shift our food system towards a more nourishing, sustainable future.
Health & Medical Research
As part of our Saturday lineup, the Milken Institute will be hosting a private brunch in partnership with Josh Friedman, Co-Founder of Canyon Partners, and his wife Beth. The event program will focus on a range of topics such as the current state of world "dis"order, national security, the war in Ukraine (including the economic impact of this conflict), and the humanitarian crisis we continue to confront across the world.
Policy, Politics, & Regulation Security & Risk
The age of prediction stretches far beyond the way we do business. With the emergence of new technologies, there are infinite ways to leverage data and technology to create positive outcomes. This can range from diagnosing illnesses with precision medicine or bridging the digital divide through skills training. Join us for an exclusive, off-the-record conversation presented by WorldQuant to hear from top executives and industry experts on how data-driven organizations are applying predictive tools to drive positive solutions in their businesses and communities at-large.
Technology & Innovation
Join us for an interactive lunch program with business and policy leaders who are promoting new initiatives to increase upward mobility for more people in America and around the world. Experts on economic development will engage in a conversation designed to amplify new research and identify promising, innovative solutions that can be replicated and scaled to increase access to opportunity and advance economic mobility.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
This private session will kick off the Milken Institute Future of Retirement Initiative, which identifies and advances strategies that enhance retirement security. Convened by the Institute's Center for Financial Markets and Center for the Future of Aging, participants will focus on public-policy and private-sector solutions to prepare all individuals for a financially secure future. Means to this end include making saving more equitable and accessible, as well as strategies that address the interconnections linking health, wealth, and work. To address the expanding retirement savings gap, participants will explore shifting trends in retirement plans, policy levers, and new approaches to support all individuals in preparing for retirement.
Financial Markets Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Future of Retirement Private Reception (Invite only)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Santolina

Global Conference Registration
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hilton Lobby
What Matters Now (Invite only)
12:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Wilshire Garden
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.
Business & Industry Financial Markets Philanthropy & Social Impact
Leaders in Finance (Invite only)
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Oasis Pavilion
This annual gathering of leaders at the Milken Institute Global Conference will focus on the importance of inclusive capitalism and strategic investments in underserved communities. As the nation moves beyond the pandemic and its economic impact, many underserved communities, rural and urban alike, face significant challenges. This off-the-record session brings together government officials and business leaders to discuss strategies that can drive access to capital and innovation across the United States. Their dialogue will highlight innovative public policy and private-sector solutions to encourage equity and inclusion in financial services, amplify the impact of community-based financial institutions, and ensure that place-based investments contribute to an equitable economic recovery in underserved communities throughout the US.
Business & Industry Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Financial Markets
Media Reception (Invite only)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Poolside - 2&3
Registered members of the press are invited to join the MI Media Relations team to kick-off Global Conference 2022.
Leaders in Health (Invite only)
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Oasis Pavilion
This annual gathering of leaders at the Milken Institute Global Conference will examine policies and investments to accelerate advances in health research, public health, and delivery of care. Since the onset of the pandemic, the need for expedited biomedical innovations and the expansion in the use of technology—including telehealth services—has altered the landscapes of health and long-term care. During this off-the-record session, government officials and health leaders will address barriers to health innovation—including innovations in tech-enabled health and home care—and will discuss federal investments to drive transformation in biomedical research and health-care delivery. This dialogue will highlight public policy and private-sector solutions to scaling access to services, fostering health equity, and supporting innovation.
Health & Medical Research Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Join us for an annual, exclusive gathering for Institute supporters, speakers, and special guests on the eve of the Global Conference. Admission is by invitation only.
Welcome Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Poolside - West
On the eve of its Global Conference, the Milken Institute invites members of the Young Leaders Circle for cocktails and conversation at the exclusive UTA Artist Space. Co-hosted by UTA's Chief Operating Officer and Board Member Andrew Thau, YLC member Julian Jacobs, co-head of UTA's entertainment consulting group, and LinkedIn Creator Manager, Jessica Oliveira, the evening will gather its global network of emerging industry leaders for a special reception at the agency's private gallery.

Regenerative Mind and Body Yoga
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Wellness Garden

For your first day at the conference, we have created a session to open your mind and awaken your senses to feel fresh and replenished. You'll slowly move through a handful of poses for minutes at a time to focus on your breath. This allows for a deeper focus on the surrounding muscles. You'll leave feeling awakened and ready for the day.

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Global Conference Registration
6:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Hilton Lobby
Workout with Dogpound
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
Dogpound - 627 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

This 45-minute workout led by Dogpound's elite trainers will address full body conditioning movements designed to improve performance, enhance mobility, and build strength. Each of Dogpound's daily sessions will leave you feeling strong, energized, and balanced within body and mind.

*A complimentary shuttle will leave the Beverly Hilton at 6:00am (SHARP) to the Dogpound West Hollywood location (627 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069) and return after the class.

By selecting and joining this session, you agree to Dogpound's Customer Liability Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement which can be viewed HERE.

Associates Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Wilshire Ballroom
Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Apollo Global Management CEO and Co-Founder, Marc Rowan. Hear from Marc on the current market landscape, delivering on the promise of "alternatives," and an innovative push to democratize finance.
Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wilshire Garden and Executive Center Foyer

The 25th annual Milken Institute Global Conference will open with welcoming remarks from Milken Institute CEO, Michael Klowden, followed by a presentation from Harris Poll CEO, John Gerzema on the release of The 2022 Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project, sharing insights from this year's research examining the role of business in accelerating social progress.

These opening remarks will be followed by a panel discussion led by Milken Institute Chairman, Mike Milken, on Health and Medicine in a Connected World.

One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that we were bound together globally in a common experience, interdependent to a degree that few appreciated, both in the spread of the disease and its resolution. Those who work in the public health and biomedical ecosystem have been reminded of why we do this work—to help and to heal—and that it's better when we do it together. We can more clearly see some of the man-made impediments we've put in our own way. What creative, innovative solutions to medical and health challenges emerged from the crucible of COVID-19? What are the most urgent global health burdens to which we should apply these innovations? How can we leverage the power of connection to improve health outcomes for all?

Health & Medical Research
Global Capital Markets
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
International Ballroom

The 25th annual Milken Institute Global Conference will open with welcoming remarks from Milken Institute CEO, Michael Klowden, followed by a presentation from Harris Poll CEO, John Gerzema on the release of The 2022 Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project, sharing insights from this year's research examining the role of business in accelerating social progress. 

These opening remarks will be followed by a panel discussion on Global Capital Markets.

The end of 2021 saw fiscal and monetary stimulus in the rear-view mirror and interest rates set to rise modestly. However, new challenges in the new year have put monetary policymakers in a corner. Interest rates are now expected to rise more aggressively to counter rates of inflation not seen since the early 1980s. On the other hand, aggressive rate hikes alongside a global energy crisis could lead to a recession. How are leading market participants thinking about these challenging issues? And what is the role of capital markets in responding to geopolitical crises?

Financial Markets
Meet the Author: Scott Gottlieb "Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic"
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Executive Center
Credit Outlook: Managing Inflation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Inflation now looks to be anything but transitory. Several waves of shocks to global supply chains coupled with pent-up consumer demand have created an inflationary environment that credit investors will have to contend with for a while. What factors should asset managers consider when choosing their portfolio allocations in the current environment? Is there a consensus on what the Fed will do to balance inflation and growth? Is there a risk of overacting in this climate? Join a timely discussion on the credit outlook in a time of high inflation.
Financial Markets
Cures on the Horizon
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Palm
Researchers, product developers, and even patient advocates are often hesitant to use the term "cure" for fear of setting unrealistic expectations or giving false hope. But recent years have seen the approval of a number of treatments that are "curative" for conditions such as hepatitis C and inherited retinal diseases, among others—and many more are on the way. What new therapies are in the pipeline? What risks and opportunities do they present for providers and patients? Will they challenge established business models? What changes in policy, financing and other areas might be needed to ensure that promising products make it to market and are accessible to patients?
Health & Medical Research
Disruptive Technologies: Catching the Next Hype
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilshire Garden
We are truly living in a time of immense technological progress and promise, with major advancements in AI, clean energy, and cures to deadly diseases. However, for early-stage investors the big question is always: What's the next big thing? What strategies do we have to identify the technologies that will be truly disruptive going forward? How do investors listen for the signal through the noise? Should the VC market be concerned about the recent decline in technology stock prices and a possible disconnect between public and private market valuations?
Financial Markets
Insiders' View on China
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whittier
Ongoing reforms are impacting China's economic and financial outlook. Years of light-touch regulation have propelled tremendous growth in numerous fields, including internet-enabled services and e-commerce, education, travel and hospitality, and finance. Over the last few years, however, the Chinese government has pulled back on the reins of private-sector-driven capitalism, imposing new regulations in an attempt to curb growing social and wealth inequalities. How are businesses realigning their strategies to remain competitive in the era of President Xi's "common prosperity?" How might continuing transformations impact business activities in the years ahead? And from which sectors might new opportunities come?
Business & Industry Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
Investment Opportunities for a Net Zero Economy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunset Pavilion
Investing in climate solutions across different industrial sectors is essential to society's collective mission to reach net zero emissions. Capital is quickly chasing opportunities in investments with a more straightforward path towards decarbonization, such as renewables and EVs. In the carbon-intensive industries, M&A activity has picked up between legacy businesses and new technology companies in an effort to keep pace with the global business transition toward sustainability. What sectors are poised to lead the net zero transition today? Which face the highest barriers? And what's the role of the capital markets in ensuring we keep the temperature from rising further?
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment

This session will open with a conversation featuring Eric Schmidt on the evolution of artificial intelligence, and the ethical implications of its development and deployment.

Breakthroughs in computer science and engineering are responsible for miraculous advancements across sectors. Entertainment, biotech, manufacturing, and medicine are among the industries growing from their innovative deployment of AI and machine learning. Join us for a discussion with cross-sectoral practitioners on how to adjust business models in a world where AI is integrated into our daily lives. How do ethics factor into the implementation of AI? Discover the opportunities that exist in the digital world and how tech companies navigate the innovative deployment of AI.

Business & Industry Technology & Innovation

Part 1:

  • Guest Mary Barra, Chair and CEO, General Motors Company
  • Moderator Brian Sullivan, Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC

Part 2:

Join us for a conversation with legendary investor, business leader, and philanthropist Ken Griffin. This conversation will cover a variety of topics, including financial markets and the economy, philanthropy, civic and political engagement, and his vision for America.

  • Guest Ken Griffin, Founder and CEO, Citadel
  • Moderator Erik Schatzker, Editor-at-Large, Bloomberg Businessweek
Business & Industry Financial Markets
The pandemic has changed consumer behavior dramatically and digital commerce has soared globally. Retailers are now relying on AI and technology both to customize the customer shopping experience and to manage their supply chains and inventory. Creating a successful e-commerce business has been about the technology behind the business as much as the products themselves. Panelists will discuss how the pandemic has transformed consumer behaviors and reinvented the brick-and-mortar experience. This session will explore shifts in consumer mindsets, trends in user experience, and the technology behind some of the most successful retailers today.
Business & Industry Technology & Innovation

High costs and a rapidly aging population are forcing the US health-care system to innovate. The Medicare program, under new leadership, has declared that all Medicare enrollees will be in value-based care models by 2030. Alternative payment models emphasize prevention, coordination, team-based care, and technology integration. What will be the tipping point in the transformation of care? What are the barriers to value-based care? Experts will discuss opportunities to reform and reshape how the US delivers health care.

Health & Medical Research
Colleges and universities have long been considered the equalizers of opportunity and upward mobility in the US. Before the pandemic, challenges facing universities included rapidly escalating tuition, equitable recruitment and admissions policies, workplace preparedness, and doubts regarding return on student and family investment. The pandemic magnified discrepancies between the "haves" and "have nots," with impact on both traditional and nontraditional students and institutions. Nontraditional educational opportunities—e.g., online education, part-time certification programs—emerged as supplemental tools for upskilling and reskilling new and returning students. How are educators leveling the playing field to equalize educational opportunities? What is the role of the private sector in upskilling its employee base to meet the needs of tomorrow's jobs? Is it time to reimagine fundamentally how the higher education system can better meet the nation's economic, social, and workplace needs?
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education

The last decade was a goldilocks period for investors—while low interest rates depressed fixed income returns, both public equities and private markets delivered steady performance against a low-inflation backdrop. This calm world has suddenly become more turbulent. Inflation is at record levels, and might stay elevated for longer. Supply chain disruptions, geopolitical risks and labor shortages threaten economic growth, and any wrong move by central banks might create a recession or period of stagflation. At the same time, social security is still projected to be insolvent by 2033, long-term care and healthcare costs are rising rapidly, and pensions will be expected to deliver high net-of-inflation returns to make up the shortfalls.

How are long-term investors expected to navigate those rapids, and deliver on their mandate? In this new world, what is the right balance between public and private markets? What paradigms for portfolio construction need to be revisited? What are the best strategies to drive returns and mitigate an ever-evolving landscape of risks?

Financial Markets
Few human endeavors have the power to inspire like athletic excellence. For this reason, competitions, tournaments, and championships claim the attention of billions around the world—and bring riches in revenue for the sports industry and individual athletes. How can philanthropic sports leaders best leverage their inspirational power and massive bankrolls to make a better world? This private session at the Milken Institute Global Conference will convene 30 to 40 senior-level participants, including leaders in sports philanthropy as well as others who are eager to get into the game. This group will explore the strategies sports leaders have pursued to make a difference, the lessons they have learned, and the varied opportunities for meaningfully expanding sports philanthropy, including prize competitions, funder collaboratives, and other joint efforts.
Philanthropy & Social Impact
The US is facing a number of extraordinary challenges—from increased urgency over addressing climate change, to navigating the puzzling labor market, to managing supply-chain woes, to addressing racial inequities, and more. Amid some of the biggest disruptions of our lifetime, we're at a pivotal moment in shaping the direction of this country for years to come. If leaders take action today, we can see broad benefits to society and a more prosperous economy with opportunity for all in the years to come. This conversation will explore the barriers that prevent economic inclusion and delve into measures business leaders can take to drive sustainable, inclusive growth for everyone.
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Sustainability & Environment
Wellness Garden Healing Sessions
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wellness Garden
Please visit the Wellness Garden for immunity boosts and relaxation chair massage, reiki, aromatherapy, Kaatsu sessions for jet-lag and peak performance, and Upgrade Lab's cryo facials, infra-red therapy, and PEMF.
Meet the Author: Amy Webb "The Genesis Machine"
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Center
Meet the Author: Daniel Markovits "The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite"
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Center
Join us for a conversation with Gianni Infantino as we cover his tenure as President of FIFA and long-standing leadership in sports management. We'll discuss his work to promote equality in professional sports, on and off the field, and reflect on efforts to create inclusive spaces in the industry. Considering the rising role of technology in global sporting events, we'll invite discussion on groundbreaking tools of the trade. Finally, we'll unpack traditions of competition and sportsmanship and explore the power of sports in unifying people across the globe.
Business & Industry Society & Culture
The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the critical role and shortage of caregivers. An estimated 29.2 million Americans are employed while providing on average 24 hours of care for an aging family member each week. Because women provide two thirds of unpaid care, they are more likely to experience workforce interruptions, leading to lost benefits and promotions at work. Both care workers and family caregivers struggle with burnout, health challenges, and financial insecurity. How should we support those caring for loved ones? How can we ensure that care workers are rewarded for their service and afforded lives of dignity? Our speakers will discuss strategies and solutions to support American caregiving.
Human Capital, Jobs, & Education Policy, Politics, & Regulation Society & Culture
Common Sense from Uncommon Investors
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oasis Pavilion
Join Chairman Michael Milken as he sits down with some of the leaders who have shaped financial markets for decades. As global markets yet again face volatility and uncertainty, we look to our panelists for guidance and insight into how they are leading their firms through trying times. What market opportunities are they currently most enthusiastic about? And what industry trends do they see as the most important in the coming years?
Financial Markets
Harnessing the Power of Digital Transformation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
The pandemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation and pushed us faster and further into the Digital Era. With increased interconnectedness and the proliferation of advanced and predictive technologies, businesses of all industries need to adapt. But while technology is affecting every company, not every enterprise can be a tech company. How are leaders across sectors adapting to the proliferation of and demand for elevated technological capabilities? How can leaders narrow the digital skills divide? And ultimately, how is the digital transformation changing the way we live, work, and play?
Business & Industry Technology & Innovation
One of the lessons learned from COVID-19 is that the healthcare and public-health infrastructure in the US—let alone globally—was inadequate for the scale of the emergency, and the costs in lives and wealth have been astronomical. Are we truly learning the lessons that will drive investments in resilience for the next time? What are the urgent priorities that will help us detect and prevent outbreaks before they take hold? Do we have the resources to develop and manufacture needed products rapidly and at scale, and ensure that all people have access to diagnostics and care? What are the opportunities for more private as well as public investment, or for novel financing mechanisms that could be important?
Health & Medical Research
Mega-Trends Shaping Asset Management
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunset Pavilion
Like all industries, asset management is in a constant state of development, with firms competing to find new ways to set themselves apart from their peers and attract investment. In recent years, we have seen firms prioritize passive management vehicles, make fees more transparent, and emphasize ESG investments. The big questions are: What mega-trends should we expect to see for asset management in 2022? How are firms competing to attract stable and illiquid capital? What working model will catch on the most, as pressure builds to cut costs in a rising-rate environment? Will we see greater consolidation as large firms look to capture high-performing midmarket managers? What will come of recent allegations of "greenwashing" across the industry? And what role will technology have in driving these mega-trends?
Financial Markets
Depression, isolation, and burnout now at an all-time high, have further contributed to the addiction crisis, resulting in unprecedented overdose deaths in 2021. According to the CDC, depression is estimated to cause a loss of 200 million workdays each year at a cost between $17 billion and $44 billion. At a time when shareholders increasingly analyze companies' ESG metrics to identify risks and opportunities, it's imperative to make a human capital investment in employees' mental health. Integrating mental health into ESG priorities would encourage employers to invest in, prioritize, and destigmatize evidence-based mental health resources for their employees. Providing mental health support at the employee level could lead to knock-on benefit within communities worldwide. Supporting employees' mental health could help organizations retain talent, increase economic impact, and bolster performance while keeping the workforce healthier and more satisfied.
Health & Medical Research
Strengthening Democracy in the 21st Century
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilshire Garden
In the last year democracies of the West watched Russia invade Ukraine and the Taliban's forces capture Kabul. As authoritarian regimes attempt to spread and reinstate rule, it brings into question the conditions that have enabled bad actors to exert control. How can democratic nations and alliances push back their influence and set the stage for more stable democracies in the future? While democratic countries focus on spreading their values abroad, they cannot take for granted their citizens' trust in institutions and faith in the democratic process. The spread and accessibility of misinformation has shined a light on the role of media and consumption of information in shaping societal values at home and abroad. This panel will address tensions between democratic and authoritarian values, how global leaders are rethinking alliances, and what it all means for the future of democracy.
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Technology giants made fortunes by disrupting their fields and creating life-changing innovations. Increasingly, they want to use their new personal wealth for good. These leaders have established foundations and are using philanthropic opportunities to inform their giving by leveraging the insights gained from their success in business. Their disruptive funding goals have contributed to innovations and far-reaching impacts. This session, featuring some of the disruptors, will explore the unique systems change that accompanies disruption-established philanthropic frameworks. The panelists will discuss opportunities to make a mark on our scientific ecosystems beyond the dollars invested.
Philanthropy & Social Impact Technology & Innovation
Trillions of dollars were gained in personal wealth in the US and abroad throughout the pandemic, though this was not the case for the many least-wealthy billions worldwide facing worsening economies. Further, the racial wealth gap, which was eightfold in the pre-pandemic year, only widened. The Positive Economy is economic activity that directly improves society. This encompasses all the economic activity, both private and professional, that improves the common well-being, an economy that offers meaningful solutions to the greatest societal challenges. As demographics shift and the global economy evolves into a new COVID reality, it is imperative that key stakeholders are fully engaged to drive economic prosperity. In this session, global thought leaders will discuss how public and private institutions can address these challenges and facilitate solutions to ethically unlock the next trillion dollars of both US and global positive economic productivity.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Global investors are split about China's investability. Investors are on edge because of depressed global and domestic demand, income inequality, China's aging population, high corporate debt levels, energy shortages, greater regulatory involvement in businesses, and increasing geopolitical tensions with the West. How are investors thinking about their China strategies in the year ahead? If there are still bright spots, in which industries can they be found? How may recent government regulations make an impact on foreign investments and local-international partnerships?
Business & Industry Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets

This private salon will convene executives across industries for an intimate, data-driven conversation focused on how leaders are responding to global challenges and accelerating social progress. Leveraging robust and exclusive global data from the Milken Institute-Harris Poll's Listening Project and insights from a survey conducted amongst Global Conference participants, this session will focus on business approaches to topics such as geopolitical events, ESG, hybrid work, corporate culture, technology, and more.

The session will kick off with Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema unveiling new insights generated from the Global Conference peer-level survey and global data from the partnered report; followed by peer-based discussion illuminating where our leaders, thinkers, and policy makers believe the world is headed and what of the world's challenges can be solved through the power of convening, connection, and collaboration. Participants will be given exclusive global business insights and copies of the 2022 Listening Project report to inform their discussion.

Business & Industry Society & Culture
Cryptocurrency's role as a store of value is a matter of debate. Has crypto reached a gold standard, worthy of investors view as a long-term strategy? This panel will assess investment opportunities in the crypto ecosystem today—the risks and the rewards. Investments can be in form of direct purchases of cryptocurrency, shares of cryptocurrency trusts and exchange-traded funds that specifically invest in shares of companies with exposure to blockchain. We will discuss the value of the crypto ecosystem and its potential to decentralize finance with leading crypto exchange and financial service executives.
Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
Decompress and Stretch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Wellness Garden

Maximize your day by tuning into your breath and your body with this short but powerful stretch session. This yoga-inspired flow is perfect to decompress and reset your mind and body to enjoy the rest of the conference.

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Boxed Lunch Pick-up
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer
Boxed lunches will be available in the Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer and Executive Center Foyer.
Simulcast| Unlocking Trillions: Leaders Align on Climate Change
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Climate change took center stage in 2021 at the UN COP26 conference. While a list of commitments was compiled throughout the year, perhaps most notable was the immense volume of capital committed to address the world's environmental challenges. Participants from the global financial system have pledged trillions to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net-Zero, acknowledging their role in accelerating a transition of the global economy. Some of the most recognized corporate leaders have committed their companies and their personal assets to solving the problem. This panel will highlight those leading the charge and discuss what happens next, now that commitments have been made.
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
Join us to explore how personal journeys of health and wellness are undeniably connected to others—near and far. This can be seen in our homes, our communities and even across the world. The power of connection can lead to ethical and sustainable sourcing of products, philanthropic global solutions, intergenerational understanding, and natural healing.
CEO Roundtable (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Santolina
Join us for an invitation-only session with some of the world's largest employers, and the private equity funds that invest in them, to discuss a variety of topics ranging from hiring, retention and training to supply chain challenges, the digitization of businesses, the growing importance of ESG, geopolitical trends and more.
Business & Industry
Education Lunch (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Sunset Pavilion
Hosted by Lowell Milken, this interactive lunch will focus on solutions to challenges in the K-12 and higher education ecosystems. Milken, founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and co-founder and chairman of the Milken Family Foundation, will facilitate a dynamic dialogue between the foremost leaders in business, philanthropy, education and government.
Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Creating a People-Centered Housing System
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Citi Terrace
US housing and mortgage markets are often viewed with envy by policymakers worldwide. But the complicated truth is that our housing system is failing large portions of our society. And those failures are deepening. Not only low-income families and other underserved communities, but the broad middle-class is also increasingly at risk of being priced out of homeownership and spending more and more of their budgets on housing. How did we get here, and what can be done to make our housing system serve everyone in America more fairly?
Business & Industry Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Upending Paradigms: What Leading Looks Like Now
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oasis Pavilion
Over the past decade, women—previously often passed over due to sexism and ageism—have risen to the top to lead powerful institutions, from General Motors to Oracle to UPS. The advent of COVID-19, however, has meant that a disproportionately high percentage of women, many of them small business owners or in mid-level corporate positions, have had to put their careers on hold to care for family or other responsibilities. What needs to happen to reverse the COVID-19 "shecession" in the workplace, and how might C-suite women help to restore the momentum of women in business leadership and board positions in the years ahead?
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Society & Culture
The American Rescue Plan Act and the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act approved unprecedented funding to strengthen communities and support long-term economic resiliency. The ultimate success of this investment will hinge on the ability of local leaders to deploy the capital effectively to build equitable community-led infrastructure projects. In this session, cross-sectoral leaders, including impact, institutional investors and philanthropic investors, will discuss strategic interventions to help under-served communities access public and private capital, create new community businesses, and develop local entrepreneurs and workforce opportunities.
Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
Projected expectations of returns for most asset classes are much lower than they have been over the last 18 months. In light of this, many investors are turning to private markets to boost expectations for future overall portfolio returns. Private markets now play a pivotal role in institutional portfolios and are vital sources of equity and debt financing for companies, real estate, and infrastructure. In addition, with the economic backdrop appearing to provide a solid foundation for credit performance, there are opportunities for investors to improve portfolio outcomes proactively, with active allocation decisions across the various private market strategies. This session is your opportunity to join leaders from the private market space in a discussion of trends, opportunities, and potential risks.
Financial Markets
Strengthening Economic Opportunity in America
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Wilshire Ballroom

Economic dynamism and opportunity have enabled the United States to build the most innovative, resilient, and prosperous economy in the world. As we continue to confront pandemic-era economic challenges, our nation has an imperative to drive a widespread recovery that lifts individuals and communities across the country. Join us for this discussion on the current state of the economy as we explore public policy and business-led solutions to promote greater opportunity for all Americans.

Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Since the start of the pandemic the importance of global trade, and how it is an essential part of our lives, has been readily apparent. Recent disruptions caused by conflict in Ukraine, COVID lockdowns in China, and changing political pressures have only served to highlight how important trade and commerce are to thriving economies and rising prosperity. This session will feature an intimate look at the pressures facing global trade and commerce, and how the future can look in a real recovery.
Business & Industry
Meet the Author: Reshma Saujani "Pay Up: The Future of Women and Work"
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Executive Center
Puppy Playtime and Adoption
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wellness Garden
In this session, we encourage your inner child to come out and play with puppies! Paw Works' mission is to Lead, Protect, Heal, Comfort, and Shelter those who cannot speak for themselves. Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. Through pet adoption and community programs, we focus on responsible pet ownership and solutions that address animal overpopulation and abandonment.
With wide applications in biomedicine and health care, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have the potential to expand our understanding of the risks of specific diseases and their potential therapies at the cellular and systems (or "whole person") levels. The impact of AI-based medical advances will be seen in diverse areas—from predicting preterm birth to diagnosing cancerous skin lesions to fast-tracking the development of drug therapies. Major challenges in the field include identifying datasets with equipoise to diverse populations, developing unbiased algorithms and methods, and deploying AI-assisted methodologies in clinical practice. The panel will focus on the myriad uses of AI in health care—a market forecast to grow from $10.2 billion today to more than $120 billion by 2028.
Health & Medical Research
Conversations with Crypto Pioneers
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Oasis Pavilion

Join us for back-to-back conversations with pioneers of the crypto world. This panel promises to be an unmatched opportunity to learn about the latest trends and opportunities for digital assets and blockchain technology.

Part 1:

  • Guest Brian Armstrong, CEO and Co-Founder, Coinbase
  • Guest Cathie Wood, Founder, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer, ARK Invest
  • Moderator Michael Piwowar, Executive Director, Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets

Part 2:

  • Guest Silvio Micali, Founder, Algorand; Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Moderator Joe Weisenthal, Co-host of the Odd Lots Podcast, Bloomberg News
Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
Do Investors Finally Understand ESG?
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilshire Garden
ESG is far from the niche investment strategy it once was. But do investors really understand ESG? Often used as a catch-all term for sustainable investing, ESG is the integration of environmental, social, and governance risk factors into investment decisions. Investment managers on this panel will discuss how their firms incorporate ESG metrics into their portfolios to mitigate risk and will offer their assessment on where they see the market going from here.
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
Global Investment Outlook: The Big Picture
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilshire Ballroom
Unprecedented monetary and fiscal support during the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with supply shocks and pent-up demand, has led to rapid inflation. Just as central banks look to raise interest rates, violent conflict has broken out in Europe on a scale not seen for 80 years. As a result, the price of oil and other commodities has risen sharply and looks to trend this way for some time. What will the next 12 months look like for the global economy, and what should policymakers do in response? What investment opportunities are there in such turbulent and uncertain times?
Financial Markets
Digitization and connectivity have given rise to tremendously innovative companies that are empowering the lives of billions of people. From expanding gig and e-commerce activities and SME participation in bigger markets to providing more personalized financial products and faster services, there is no shortage of companies improving livelihoods and enabling new opportunities. Where are these leaders looking next to unlock even greater productive potential? What does the future look like for digitally enabled activities in a globalized market?
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Human Capital, Jobs, & Education Technology & Innovation
Global leaders face an increasingly uncertain geopolitical environment. As the unipolar, post-Cold War paradigm becomes a historical reference point, a new, multipolar moment has emerged. Despite economic interdependence and long-established platforms for coordination and cooperation, the world's largest nations and regional organizations, including China, the European Union, Russia, and the United States, appear to be entering a new era of great-power rivalries. Economic and technological changes seem set to unleash fragmentation and extreme competition in international economics, security, and culture. Yet incentives for coordination remain strong, particularly in the areas of transnational crime, climate change, and nuclear deterrence. This panel will focus on the cooperation and competition among world powers, international security, and the current state of evolution in global affairs.
Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
Leadership in a Time of Change
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
The COVID-19 pandemic forced enterprises of all sizes and industries to react to concurrent challenges to their business models. Confronted with trials from a supply chain-induced consumer crisis to a sprawling reliance on the internet to unprecedented labor shortages, business leaders were compelled to adapt in order to meet the dynamic challenges of the day. The confluence of major industrial shifts has led to numerous innovations in manufacturing, logistics, retail, and technology. As we continue to navigate the crises, it's critical that business leaders learn to harness the power of technology, and draw on resilience to combat setbacks and thrive against all odds. Panel members will explore the insights business leaders have gained from two years of pandemic pressures on the market. They will examine opportunities on the horizon for big business. And their discussion will reveal some of the secrets to leading in times of change.
Business & Industry
Business as we knew it has been transformed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid uncertainty over the last two years, companies strove to create secure environments for their employees. Opportunities for fully remote and hybrid work facilitated a world of new possibilities in the workplace. Resilient innovation in technology and leadership strategies have opened channels for support between employees and employers. Still, there are ongoing challenges to leading during a global health crisis. With supply-chain disruptions ramping up consumer pressures and an increased demand for workers across sectors, how can corporate leaders navigate among pandemic pressures on the workforce? What are the lessons learned? And how will human capital grow as we exit the pandemic?
Business & Industry Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
The Case for Inclusive Capitalism
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Citi Terrace
Demand for women and underrepresented groups in the institutional investment industry has accelerated in the past two and a half years. Investing in the American Dream is predicated on equitable representation in asset management and among decision makers. Less than 1 percent of $80 trillion in US assets under management is managed by women or BIPOC. The state of inclusion in the wider world of asset management is similar: Of industry professionals, fewer than 20 percent and 5 percent, respectively, are women or BIPOC. The broader trend matters: Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above the respective national industry medians. Panelists will explore how public and private stakeholders can parse challenges and solutions to ensure that diverse emerging asset managers are seamlessly considered by institutional investors and that diverse investment professionals are valued at all levels of top investment firms.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Financial Markets Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
Global leadership is defined by the ability to look beyond the present toward the innovations of tomorrow. Historically high CO2 emissions, global supply-chain disruptions, and consumer dissatisfaction have driven world leaders to reassess how to build for an increasingly mobile future. The drive to innovate and invest in new mobility technologies and sustainable solutions has become a priority for both public and private sector actors. How can companies, investors, and even consumers continue to push the mobility industry into the future?
Business & Industry Technology & Innovation
The asset management industry remains resilient and robust through two years of pandemic turmoil, however there are increased headwinds in the markets and macroeconomy. Many of the winning investments of 2020 and 2021 are facing challenges in 2022 and asset managers have to continue to remain nimble in the search for alpha. Which types of firms are best positioned to capitalize on future trends and how are they adapting to meet the needs of investors? Which asset classes hold the most promise and what innovations in the financial markets will prove the most disruptive to the status quo? How can asset managers form an alignment of interests with asset owners to their mutual benefit?
Business & Industry
The Future of Work (Invite only)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Brighton
How can the United States maintain its innovation, excellence, and dynamism in an increasingly competitive global landscape? How can we approach the future of work with deep understanding and a willingness to adapt? This session will explore what corporate, nonprofit, and government leaders can do today to prepare young people to enter the labor market with the skills they need to succeed. We will discuss innovative educational tools and actionable strategies to increase opportunity.
Business & Industry Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Meet the Author: Jane Harman "Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe"
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Executive Center
Meet the Author: Jill Popelka "Experience, Inc.: Why Companies That Uncover Purpose, Create Connection, and Celebrate Their People Will Triumph"
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Executive Center
Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Be Crystal Clear Sound Bath and Guided Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wellness Garden
A sound bath is a deeply relaxing and healing experience where we use specifically tuned vibrational instruments. These sounds create different tones and frequencies that rebalance your physical body, clear your chakras, and activate your higher states of consciousness. Healing benefits of a sound bath are to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Couple this sound meditation with a spacious guided meditation, you will be left feeling relaxed, restored, rejuvenated, and completely Crystal Clear.
Weakening social cohesion and a climate of distrust between groups and in institutions has had a dramatic, harmful impact on the nation. How can we build bridges across what divides us? What lessons can be drawn from our history to motivate us to create a stronger America? Restoring civility, mutual understanding, and respect will require effort by all Americans. How can we advance beyond our divisions? Who will lead that charge?
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policy, Politics, & Regulation Society & Culture
There has been no shortage of controversy over the past two years about the state of K-12 education, ranging from the effectiveness of virtual learning to what approaches are best to help students catch up. However, one result of the pandemic seems indisputable: There has been a tragic widening of the pre-pandemic achievement gap and a loss of grade-level skills, especially among students from underserved communities. Education leaders will convene for our 25th annual K-12 education panel to assess the state of education, define challenges, and explicate programs that have demonstrated high levels of success.
Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
With longer lives and cultural shifts, the future of retirement will look very different. For some, retirement will provide security and new opportunities for work, learning, engagement, and travel. For others, the picture is darker. In the US, only half of adults over age 50 have more than $100,000 saved for retirement, while one out of four workers have no retirement savings at all. Women and people of color too often find themselves on the wrong side of this growing retirement gap. Public policies, private sector practices, and individual behaviors must change to address the challenges and realize the opportunities. This panel of leaders will discuss ideas and actions to ensure better futures for the current generation of retirees and the generations to come.
Financial Markets Human Capital, Jobs, & Education Society & Culture

This session will begin with pre-recorded remarks by Meena Seshamani, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Medicare, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, followed by a panel discussion on How Can We Ensure Access to Health Innovation for All?

So much exciting innovation is coming down the pipeline, ranging from powerful and potentially preventive cancer diagnostics to possibly curative cell and gene therapies. But innovation means nothing without access, and barriers to access for many patients—particularly for communities already underserved and lacking access to high-quality care—are real. What policy and payment changes must be made to ensure we all have access to the best that medicine has to offer?

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Health & Medical Research Technology & Innovation

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, 2021 made a long-overdue down payment of $550 billion in federal funding. This investment will repair roads, bridges, and rails, fix water systems, and provide broadband access for millions in the rural US. Studies estimate that the nation will need to leverage public-private partnerships and other innovative solutions to close the $10 trillion resilient infrastructure gap predicted for 2050. How can we unlock such innovations and investments at scale? Bridging the infrastructure gap will require public and private-sector collaboration to accelerate inventive infrastructure financing, catalyze a pipeline of next-generation infrastructure investments, and incentivize private investment in shovel-ready projects. Panel members will discuss creative solutions that compound the effect of federal infrastructure investment to meet the demands of climate resilience and needs of US communities.

Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Key to Pandemic Recovery: Restoring Career Pathways
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Employers across the US and abroad have been dealing with a historic shift in labor thanks to the pandemic, which numerous observers have entitled "the Great Resignation." Workers have been leaving the labor force at an unprecedented rate. Many are urging employers to adopt more flexible work models that include better working hours, more productive meetings, and the ability to work remotely more than once per week. Much attention has also been paid to semi-skilled, low-wage jobs that do not allow for such flexible work arrangements and hence continue to see dramatic turnover. This panel will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workforces, demographic groups which are disproportionately affected by the trend, and how we can address these deficiencies and prevent them from permanently harming our social fabric. More importantly, how can organizations navigate their way through this unique pandemic-era labor trend?
Business & Industry Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Private Capital as a Tailwind for Social Impact
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International Ballroom
The influx of capital into private markets over the last 18 months has had a lot to do with the likelihood for attractive returns. But when this trend is examined further, it becomes clear that a significant part of the appetite for private markets stems from the view that they are uniquely effective vehicles for achieving social-impact goals. Private markets represent an incredible source of value creation. From our expert panelists we will hear a range of perspectives on how private markets are performing in the post-pandemic economy. What socioeconomic challenges are best addressed by private capital? How do LPs differentiate among the various levels of commitment to social impact? With the possibility of slowed economic growth and corporate cost-cutting, how will companies and investors ensure the longevity of impact programs? Panelists will also look toward other trends we may expect to see in private markets in the near future.
Financial Markets

Europe is facing its largest refugee crisis since World War II. In the weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine, more than 5 million* people have fled to the European Union, and flight has not abated. Afghans and Syrians remain the largest recent global displacements with more than 8 million registered refugees forced to relocate. In the face of multiple conflicts, mass displacements, challenges to asylum, and funding gaps between needs and resources, relief efforts are further complicated by racial discrimination and scarcity of food and heated shelter. While national responses vary, the business community has mobilized to deliver more immediate relief, but significant challenges remain. How are public-private partnerships addressing immediate and long-term solutions for both refugees and internally displaced populations? Is there a coherent vision for social and economic integration into host communities? Panelists will survey the shifting landscape of refugee crises in the face of conflict, climate change, and complacency worldwide.
*as of 4/27 - UNHCR/IOM

Human Capital, Jobs, & Education Policy, Politics, & Regulation Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
The Sports Industry: Team-Building in a New Era
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunset Pavilion
Professional athletics engages the world across a plethora of leagues, star athletes, dazzling teams, and billions of dollars from ads and sponsorships. Pressure is mounting increasingly for athletes to live up to expectations far beyond entertainment, both on and off the field. Frequently, athletes are on the cutting edge of advocacy and philanthropy, bringing attention to key causes by using their platforms and armies of publicists. There are also renewed demands for representation both vertically and horizontally. With the rise of all things digital, athletes also enjoy burgeoning opportunities for greater engagement with fans. Taken together, a new class of powerhouse athletes is changing the state of play as we used to know it, under the guidance of managers, owners, investors, and other experts.
Business & Industry Society & Culture
The societal and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic show how urgent it is that we invest in public health infrastructure to anticipate and respond to emerging infectious diseases. Growing threats include, especially, the "silent pandemic" of antimicrobial-resistant diseases—from hospital-borne infections to STIs. This private session will discuss how we can mobilize public and private financial tools to boost our preparedness and resiliency to head off these threats.
Financial Markets Health & Medical Research
Meet the Author: Emmanuel Acho "Illogical: Saying Yes to a Life Without Limits"
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Executive Center
Meet the Author: Jonathan Greenblatt "It Could Happen Here"
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Executive Center
General Reception
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wilshire Garden
The Milken Institute cordially invites you to an exclusive reception for our speakers, sponsors, and distinguished guests. We hope you will join us for this reception.
Late Night: An Evening with David Foster, Katharine McPhee, and Friends
9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom

Meditation: Recalibrate and Replenish
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Wellness Garden

This session will offer participants a chance to integrate conscious relaxation and meditation techniques into their second day at the conference; learning a variety of accessible ways to improve deep levels of relaxation, concentration, and self-awareness.

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6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Hilton Lobby
Workout with Dogpound
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
Dogpound - 627 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

This 45-minute workout led by Dogpound's elite trainers will address full body conditioning movements designed to improve performance, enhance mobility, and build strength. Each of Dogpound's daily sessions will leave you feeling strong, energized, and balanced within body and mind.

*A complimentary shuttle will leave the Beverly Hilton at 6:00am (SHARP) to the Dogpound West Hollywood location (627 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069) and return after the class.

By selecting and joining this session, you agree to Dogpound's Customer Liability Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement which can be viewed HERE.

Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wilshire Garden and Executive Center Foyer
Representing more than $28 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 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 and address the most pressing questions they face. How is the relationship between asset owners and asset managers evolving? In what ways are allocators adjusting their portfolios to account for rising inflation and future Federal Reserve actions? How are institutional investors considering Fintech innovations such as cryptocurrency and blockchain in their portfolios? What geographies have the greatest investment potential, and how are investors approaching the current geopolitical climate?
Financial Markets
The advisory board members of the Milken Institute's Center for Strategic Philanthropy will convene on topics pertaining to the Center.
Philanthropy & Social Impact
Global M&A is Chasing Records
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Wilshire Ballroom
M&A transactions in 2022 look set to chase the record levels achieved in 2021 despite increased headwinds. Driving this trend are vast amounts of private equity dry powder and hundreds of SPACs without a merger that will need to close in the next year. However, with all this competition comes higher multiples and the need to seek out more complex and potentially riskier deals. What other trends should we expect for the global M&A market this year? How will the deal-making environment be impacted by the proliferation of economic sanctions?
Financial Markets
The lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrate that public health measures touch nearly all levels of society, creating a shared sense of mission with a partnership point of view. The private sector has already confirmed its role as an agent of public health in times of emergency. The new model of Partnerships for Public Purpose (PPP) evolves beyond traditional Public-Private Partnerships, emphasizing sustainable, systemic impact with aligned goals and clearly defined roles to ensure the public good. This new PPP model is poised to prepare for, and respond to, future emergencies while strengthening our public health system in times of nonemergency. Panel members will explore the value proposition, the investment impact, and the role private-sector leaders might play as we rebuild public-health infrastructure and sustainably tackle system-level priorities in the US and the world.
Health & Medical Research
One of the primary innovations that occupied the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic has been mRNA technology, which is the platform on which the most effective vaccines have been built, and which has many potential applications within and far beyond infectious disease. The pandemic also accelerated the creation and adoption of platforms for data analytics and digital health that enabled rapid learning and patient-centric care. What is the future promise of platforms such as these? What platforms could have a significant impact on medical product innovation and the healthcare ecosystem?
Health & Medical Research
Private Credit Comes of Age
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Private credit has been on a roll. Last year asset managers raised record sums, with allocations to private credit increasing significantly. With the Fed expected to tighten throughout 2022, we should expect this trend to continue, given the protection these assets offer in a rising rate environment. However, recent supply chain issues have led some to raise concerns over the possibility of slowed growth and even a recession. Has the risk calculus fundamentally changed? Should we expect deals to become more issuer friendly with added covenants? What impact will this have on the public debt market?
Financial Markets
Russia and Ukraine: What's Next
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
International Ballroom
Russia's invasion of Ukraine unleashed a level of suffering that Europe has not seen in decades and presented global leaders with significant multifaceted challenges. The scale of the humanitarian crisis has been immense, with thousands dead and wounded, millions more forcibly displaced, as Ukraine fights for its independence. Western sanctions have halted significant amounts of Russia's international commerce, yet European dependence on Russian energy resources has complicated the multilateral response to the invasion, with soaring energy prices helping to temporarily prop up segments of the Russia economy. New questions have arisen over the durability and legacy of Putin's authoritarian regime. This session will discuss the crises brought about by the invasion, Ukraine's response, the disruption to the energy sector, markets and the global economy, as well as what the invasion could portend for the future of Russia itself.
Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
How big can the national debt go? Trillions in spending to respond to the COVID-19 economic and health crisis have revived old debates about deficit spending, investment and economic dynamism. With 2020 and 2021 federal deficits the largest since 1945 as a percentage of GDP, and inflation on the rise, policymakers face increasingly difficult choices related to the federal debt and the solvency of government programs. What is the proper balance between monetary and fiscal policies for making these choices? Do policymakers currently have the tools needed, or do more heterodox approaches like Modern Monetary Policy suggest a fundamental rethink is at hand? How much, if any, importance should be placed on the exorbitant privilege of the American dollar? Join us for this conversation on the role of fiscal and monetary policy in helping achieve post-COVID economic recovery and financial security for all Americans.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Where Values Meet Value: Doing Well by Doing Good
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Wilshire Garden
Today’s most successful businesses are judged not only by their fiscal performance, but by their social impact. That impact is measured by the positive externalities generated by the business model and by the words and actions of the company’s leadership. These leaders model exemplary leadership in the causes they champion, the stories they tell, and the values they amplify. Join a conversation on impact, innovation, and the intersection where values meet value.
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Sustainability & Environment
How have recent global events and geopolitical challenges in the Asia-Pacific region impacted economic and financial integration, and changed investor sentiment on ASEAN? Although total investments into the region fell from pre-pandemic levels, partners in the pact still attract a strong percentage of the total investments flowing into and around the region. How are investors rethinking their ASEAN strategies as countries reopen, consumer demand returns, and the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) comes into force this year? Where are the opportunities for expansion as well as the lingering challenges hampering deeper engagements?
Business & Industry Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
The Power of LGBTQ+ Representation
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Whittier
Over several decades, the LGBTQ+ community has made tremendous gains in representation—from public figures and sports professionals to community leaders. Visibility matters, affirming the self-worth of individuals and expanding the understanding and empathy of society. But what happens after the trailblazers have broken down barriers and shown what's possible? Even in socially advanced countries like the US, profound systemic challenges persist for the most marginalized in the community. In some countries, LGBTQ+ people still lack not only representation but fundamental human rights. When is representation not enough, and where are action and investment still needed? In this panel, an inspiring group of stakeholders joins LGBTQ+ luminaries who laid the foundation for the next generation. The dialogue will explore their personal stories, how they pushed through adversity, and how they continue working to improve the fortunes of others.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
In 2019, the Business Roundtable "redefined the purpose of a corporation to promote 'An Economy That Serves All Americans.'" In 2020, responding to a renewed focus on racial injustice and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some companies pledged to give hundreds of millions of dollars to address these pressing issues—the top 50 US corporations alone pledged a total of $49.5 billion. This panel will ask, what is driving corporate philanthropy now, in 2022? What strategies can help ensure meaningful positive impact for communities? What changes are needed to ensure more effective and accountable corporate giving? And how will corporate philanthropy continue to evolve?
Business & Industry Philanthropy & Social Impact
Finding Value in Data
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Few verticals have been more successful than big data. As we transition into the digitization of our daily lives, there is an endless flow of datapoints, and subsequently a race to monetize them. Use cases span from health databases that are allowing for real-time, data-driven decisions for personalized patient care to platforms that create automatic business insights and revenue streams. How does data inform our daily lives? Can we commoditize it in a way that continues to drive value while simultaneously upholding our values?
Financial Markets
The impact of imprisonment reverberates through many levels, from incarcerated individuals to their families and communities. Incarceration drastically alters millions of lives and thousands of communities. More than 78 million Americans—a quarter of the entire US population—have a record of an offence that could impinge on the chance of a job. A history of imprisonment—with the incarceration system itself—has long-term adverse impacts on the employment outlook of incarcerated individuals, their prospects for a career, the stability and mobility of their families, and their overall earning potential. Large employers are increasingly adopting second-chance employment programs to tap this overlooked source of talent and deliver for their companies and the communities where they operate. Numerous Fortune 100 companies are successfully implementing second-chance employment programs to open the talent pipeline, deliver DEI (diversity, equity, inclusion) goals, and strengthen communities.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policy, Politics, & Regulation
The global energy industry is evolving. While fossil fuels continue to meet the bulk of global energy demand, the move is on to market-scale electrification, batteries, industrial hydrogen, and clean innovation at scale. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions, supply shortages, and increasing energy demand, this panel will examine how corporates and investors are thinking through this complicated inflection point with market risk and stranded assets on the line. Can emissions be reduced within the existing construct? How are renewable fuels and hydrogen being used to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation and aviation sectors? What is a reasonable timeline for transition?
Financial Markets
Public Markets: Trends and Opportunities
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whittier
Persistently higher allocations to private markets, tighter monetary policy, and a gloomy economic outlook have painted a negative picture for public markets. But for investors with experience and the right skillset, these conditions create new opportunities to generate alpha. During this panel, we will discuss recent trends and future opportunities for investors in public markets. Which sectors will be most affected by continued inflation and which look the most attractive right now? How has ESG data been incorporated into investment decisions and will the value of ESG increase further as market conditions favor a more hands-on and selective approach? What is happening with growth companies and are we seeing a return of favor for fundamentals and value?
Financial Markets
Real Estate Outlook: A Supply Crisis
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunset Pavilion
Real estate continues to run red hot. While interest rate hikes are expected to cool the market somewhat, the severe shortage of inventory—exacerbated by supply chain issues—could mean that demand will remain strong. Will prices for residential properties spike higher as buyers rush to beat the rise in mortgage rates? In the commercial real estate market, what impact is the return-to-office work having, and what will the future of hospitality look like? What other trends should we expect in the coming year? Join us as our panelists map out the most important trends across the real estate market.
Financial Markets
Reconstructing Finance: Digital Assets and Smart Contracts
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
International Ballroom
2021 was a watershed year for digital assets and the broader alternative-finance movement. Buy-in from major institutional investors led to record market valuations for popular cryptocurrencies and stablecoins. At the same time, a flurry of new blockchain networks and smart-contract offerings were made available, giving consumers greater access to alternative financial applications. As the alternative financial system continues to grow rapidly, regulators and policymakers must provide clarity to fundamental questions. For market participants and investors, what are the biggest opportunities and challenges for digital assets and blockchain technology in 2022?
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Financial Markets
Pandemic-driven expansion in virtual care revealed the potential of homes as hubs for health. The spectrum of opportunities is rapidly growing—from the now-familiar telehealth appointment to cutting-edge passive monitoring technologies that can collect and transmit physiologic data and information about well-being to providers and caregivers. Projections estimate that up to $250 billion in US health-care spending could shift to virtual care. As record numbers of health plans and systems develop technology partnerships and acquire startups for the delivery of home-based clinical care, the lines between conventional health-care delivery and home-based care are blurring. Panelists will look at how we can build on this momentum to improve systems of care as we look to the future.
Health & Medical Research Technology & Innovation
Emerging from a global pandemic, the world is met with escalating geopolitical tensions in Europe, persistent instability in the Middle East, enduring poverty across Africa, and the impacts of climate change around the world. As current crises grow more urgent, global development organizations are tackling today's most pressing challenges head on, but not without debate. How is the United States prioritizing the deployment of humanitarian aid alongside investment in global development? How are public and private institutions responding to concurrent global emergencies? How can multilateral cooperation best improve global health, alleviate poverty, and promote economic growth around the globe? Can innovation and collaboration help deliver stronger results? Panelists will share insights on how development policy is being leveraged as the source of immediate, life-saving aid in the short-term, and as a mechanism to promote resilient, democratic societies all over the world in the long-term.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
The Future is Employee Owned
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oasis Pavilion
Overcoming persistent inequities in society requires bold solutions. Lack of access to wealth creation opportunities disproportionally impacts racial minorities and has become even more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a number of major financial firms have recently put support behind a bold solution to increase workers' access to wealth creation opportunities—employee ownership. By giving lower-level employees ownership in their companies, a win-win outcome emerges whereby employees can build wealth and employers are left with a workforce more engaged and aligned with the interests of shareholders. This timely panel promises to be an invigorating opportunity to hear from some of the leading figures pushing for employee ownership.
Business & Industry Financial Markets
Expected losses from extreme weather and poor infrastructure maintenance could total $10 trillion by 2050 in the US alone, unless next generation, resilient infrastructure investment systems are put in place through public and private sector initiatives. Can international experience help inform the creation of new climate resilience banks in the US and the creation of a better pipeline of investable projects? Can new grid electrification and broadband investments anchor a shift to infrastructure as service (IAAS) financing models? This private session will bring together cross-sectoral innovators to map out the most promising financing pathways, policies, and sectoral products.
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
Private Markets Outlook (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Santolina
Low interest rates have for decades acted as the tailwind for private equity investors. With inflation kicking in and interest rate hikes on the horizon, what is the industry's outlook? With more companies held by private equity than listed on the US stock exchanges, how can private equity managers play a role to promote sustainability and integrate ESG in their long-term strategies? How are LPs and GPs collaborating and coinvesting more effectively and with greater transparency? This roundtable of leading asset owners will be an opportunity for frank exchange about the future of the private markets industry.
Financial Markets
Wellness Garden Healing Sessions
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wellness Garden
Please visit us for immunity boosts and relaxation chair massage, reiki, aromatherapy, Kaatsu sessions for jet-lag and peak performance and Upgrade Lab's cryo facials, infra-red therapy, and PEMF.
Meet the Author: Jim Gray "Talking to GOATs"
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Center
Join us for a conversation with the leading star of the Halloween Kills series, Jamie Lee Curtis, and series producer Jason Blum. We'll explore their latest venture and discuss the power of cinema, for both entertainment and social change. The conversation will cover their work together and ask the stars what it means to pursue creativity on both sides of the camera.
Society & Culture
Asset Management: Don't Stop Me Now
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Global asset managers ended 2021 on a high fueled by an economic reopening surge. While the worst of the pandemic looks to be behind us, there are new issues for investors to contend with in both the near and medium term. Do the rising rate environment and inflation increase the value proposition for active asset management? How will passive management vehicles such as ETFs fare? What information are investors using to model their decisions during geopolitical crises? Join a fascinating discussion with some of the leading figures in asset management to hear their perspectives on the market outlook.
Financial Markets
Food Rx: Prescriptions for Your Plate
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dayton
The COVID-19 pandemic has destabilized food access across the world and the nation. More than 38 million Americans today face food insecurity. Access to nutritious food plays a pivotal role as a social determinant of health. People experiencing food insecurity have an increased risk for various negative health outcomes—including more serious COVID-19 complications—which increases strains on our health-care system. Nutrition-related health disparities underscore the need for health insurers, retailers, NGOs, and governments to partner in developing innovative, hybrid solutions. Advances in partnership with Food Is Medicine interventions—such as produce prescriptions and medically tailored meals—can improve access to healthful foods for people confronting food insecurity. Panelists from health insurance, government, and food retail will discuss how their sectors are experimenting to scale Food Is Medicine programs and shift eating patterns to healthier options.
Health & Medical Research Sustainability & Environment
Investing Trends in Biotechnology
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Oasis Pavilion
The pandemic has brought us all a renewed appreciation of biomedical innovation, so it was good to see 2021 emerge as such a big year for biotech investment and IPOs. In addition to more money directed to this space, financial and technological innovations, more commonly found outside the biomedical sphere, are tapping into larger capital flows and improving business efficiencies. What trends should investors be tracking, and how can more funds be directed toward underinvested but high-need areas of research?
Business & Industry Health & Medical Research Technology & Innovation

This session will open with a conversation with Alexis Ohanian on the future of internet and how the next generation of internet entrepreneurs are building Web3, shifting culture, and creating more equity and opportunity in the infrastructure and experience of Web3.

Part 1:

  • Guest Alexis Ohanian, Founder, Seven Seven Six; Co-Founder and former Executive Chairman, Reddit
  • Moderator Sara Eisen, Co-Anchor, "Closing Bell", CNBC

Part 2:

Web3 is predicted to be a $10 trillion industry by 2026. In contrast to Web2, this new generation of the internet promises open infrastructure, equal opportunity, transparent technology, and a shift from power held by a few to ownership by many. Web3 promises a more democratic, equitable, and inclusive ecosystem. Can Web3 truly achieve a decentralized financial structure? Or is Web3 a centralized entity with a different label? Is Web3 the answer to the distribution of internet wealth for creators, consumers, and internet users? Or is Web3 an experiment: a proxy for new economic ideas on how the Internet should be designed and structured? And will it offer a new model for how individuals should share in this value creation?

  • Moderator Nicole Valentine, FinTech Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
  • Speaker Ric Edelman, Founder and Chairman, Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals
  • Speaker Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Speaker Jaime Schmidt, Founder and Entrepreneur, BFF, Color Capital, and Schmidt's Naturals
  • Speaker Mohammad Shaikh, Co-Founder and CEO, Aptos
  • Speaker Sheila Warren, CEO, Crypto Council for Innovation
Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
High-profile prize competitions have become a major mechanism for accelerating innovation and driving forward change and even new markets. Prizes can take many forms and are effective for ventures ranging from space exploration to medical cures to humanitarian efforts. Choosing the right mechanism, operating the competition, and elevating winners takes an immense amount of strategic planning and collaboration. Hear from funders and operators on what it takes to run a successful prize competition, the challenges, and the returns.
Philanthropy & Social Impact
Since the start of the pandemic, long shipping delays and rising freight rates have pushed many corporations to consider prioritizing secure access over cost through relocation of their manufacturing activities. Meanwhile, the incentives for bringing manufacturing back to North America have also been influenced by new trade rules under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). This session will evaluate the future of manufacturing and trade on the North American continent. Which industries are best prepared to improve supply chain resilience through on-shoring or near-shoring? Are additional policy reforms needed to guarantee stable cross-border supply chains? And how are these developments likely to affect employment and inflation?
Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Events that define generations shape values, attitudes toward the future, and approaches to debates over the allocation of public resources. Baby Boomers came of age during a time of prosperity and opportunity; Gen X experienced the dotcom era and housing crashes; Millennials lived through 9/11 and the Great Recession; and Gen Z's new normal is COVID-19. Now, polarizing debates over climate, racial and social justice, and rising inequality elevate concerns about intergenerational clashes and competition. Panelists will explore opportunities to develop intergenerational solutions rooted in unity and social innovation to address the most pressing issues of our time.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Health & Medical Research Society & Culture
We are currently in a period of high volatility and uncertainty, which have historically favored private markets over their public equivalents. However, with record amounts of capital waiting to be put to work in private equity and debt, how can investors properly evaluate dislocations? Is the risk premium provided by private markets still attractive in the current environment? How will sectors favored by private equity—technology and health care—fare with tighter monetary policy?
Financial Markets
For years, leaders across sectors, institutions and industries have talked about the importance of prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Some, but not all, have supplemented their words with actions. Those whose actions match their words are actively building out the pathways, platforms, and pipeline to ensure that the workforce of the future is more inclusive, more sustainable, and more representative than the workforce of today. How can educational institutions, regional and national economies, diversified capital sources, public companies and private corporations work together to implement systemic approaches to expanding opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students and workers from diverse geographies and identities? What are the practical steps we can take to diversify the workforce pipeline? What can we do to ensure the underrepresented are no longer underserved or underestimated?
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Public pensions have been challenged by a low-rate environment and increasing obligations for more than a decade now. To produce high yields and manage risk effectively, board trustees and investment staff must be thoroughly aligned and execute a well-coordinated strategy. How has "good governance" for public pensions evolved in recent years? What best practices have we learned that helps boards and investment teams help each other succeed? What lessons can American public pensions learn from peers around the world? What can boards and investors do together to maximize returns, uphold fiduciary obligations, and achieve other long-term goals?
Financial Markets
Incorporating ESG data into investment decisions has become a best practice. Investors are increasingly looking for options that allow them to meet data demands with greater efficiency. By leveraging available datasets and platforms, corporations, financial institutions, and investors can assess their risk exposure to ESG factors and track progress toward desired outcomes. This session will discuss how market participants can use existing technology tools to maximize their efforts. What ESG metrics should be considered mandatory to ensure capital is being invested towards a sustainable future? Where can alternative datasets be used to fill gaps, and how can existing data be standardized across sectors? And what would a shared marketplace for this data look like?
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
This invitation-only session brings together corporate and private-equity stakeholders to discuss the need for and strategies to implement employee equity ownership programs on a larger scale as a way of reducing the wealth gap for both lower-income and minority employees. Equity ownership programs are also often designed to provide financial literacy mentoring, improve corporate culture and drive greater employee engagement.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Financial Markets
Power Stretch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Wellness Garden

A dynamic short session created to allow each joint and muscle to reveal their complete range of motion after spending several hours of physical inactivity.

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Boxed Lunch Pick-up
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer
Boxed lunches will be available in the Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer and Executive Center Foyer.
Meet the Author: Theodora Lau "Beyond Good: How Technology is Leading a Purpose-driven Business Revolution"
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Executive Center
Simulcast | Breakthrough Technologies Redefining Our Energy Future
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom

This session will open with a conversation with Larry Culp, CEO and Chairman of the Board, General Electric followed by a panel discussion on Breakthrough Technologies Redefining Our Energy Future.

The recent findings of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that climate change is hitting the planet harder and much more quickly than previously assessed, and new geopolitical realities painfully underscore the importance of transforming our approach to energy sourcing and production. As we look to scale carbon-free technologies, it is clear that wind and solar will not suffice on their own. What other, newer means of energy generation are available? What other energy resources remain to be tapped, and when are they likely to be developed at scale? Experts in energy production, investment, research, and public policy will share developments that are critical to leaving the carbon economy in the rearview mirror.

Sustainability & Environment
Lunch and Learn | The Power of Intimacy
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Wellness Garden

We tend to think about intimacy as something that happens in the bedroom—or maybe with a close friend in a moment of vulnerability. We think of intimacy as special, personal, and somewhat scary. In actuality, our ability to connect deeply can be leveraged to our advantage in all parts of our lives. Zoë Kors, author of Radical Intimacy: Cultivate the Deeply Connected Relationships You Desire and Deserve, shares her powerful methodology for getting comfortable with being intimate with yourself and others.

2022 CEO Roundtable (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Santolina

As the acute crisis of COVID-19 wanes and companies emerge from the pandemic changed in many ways, their CEOs are faced with new leadership risks, challenges, and opportunities. The quickly evolving geopolitical landscape and inflationary pressures add to the complexity of attracting and retaining talent in the midst of the Great Resignation. What is top of mind for leading CEOs, and what lessons have CEOs learned about leading over the past two years?

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with global leaders from some of the largest companies in finance, health, technology, and other industries to identify developing trends for 2022. Moderated by Milken Institute President Richard Ditizio, with remarks by Chairman Michael Milken, this conversation will explore how CEOs are preparing to solve a new equation.

Business & Industry
Feeding Change Private Lunch (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Sunset Pavilion
Feeding Change Director Holly Freishtat will facilitate a dynamic dialogue between Feeding Change programming participants representing food retailers, insurance, minority-owned businesses, and related sectors.
Health & Medical Research Sustainability & Environment
The idea of the metaverse—a virtual world or reality—has been around for decades, but in 2021 it went mainstream. Opinions on the metaverse range from euphoric to dystopic, but what does the word really mean? What are its implications for society? How big is the technological gap that we need to close to make the metaverse a reality? And does it represent an opportunity to create a more functional, more productive, more person-focused internet?
Technology & Innovation
Adapt or Die? News Media at a Crossroads
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wilshire Garden
A robust news media is essential to a vibrant society and a healthy democracy. But technological, political, and cultural changes have disrupted the media ecosystem, challenging traditional models and causing new ones to proliferate. Concerns around objectivity, "fake news," and diversity of thought abound in both old media and new. Are the new market and cultural forces producing a media that is imbalanced in viewpoint and focus, or are we seeing healthy and creative adaptation at a time when mass conversations are more diverse than ever? What are the challenges and opportunities for media in the years ahead? Will new media force old media to adapt or die?
Business & Industry Technology & Innovation
Like corporate and institutional investors, the $4 trillion dollar municipal bond market is increasingly grappling with how to account more accurately for ESG goals. This panel will unpack the key issues surrounding "ESG for Munis" by highlighting practical efforts and high-impact issuances that both bond investors and bond issuers can learn from to move from ESG frameworks to actual outcomes. This panel will explore emerging models and case studies where public finance practitioners have leveraged muni market tools to amplify impact and mitigate risk for issuers and investors.
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
The demand for women and under presented groups in the institutional investment industry has only accelerated within the past two and a half years. Investing in the American Dream for All is predicated on equitable representation within asset management and among its' decision makers. Less than 1 percent of the $80 trillion in US assets under management are managed by women and black or indigenous people of color (BIPOC). Further, the state of inclusion in the greater universe of asset management is not much different; less than 20 percent and 5 percent of industry professionals are women or BIPOC. The broader trend matters for all; companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. In this intimate session, attendees will discuss how public and private stakeholders can address challenges and enable solutions that ensure high-performing and diverse emerging asset managers are valued and seamlessly considered by institutional investors and that diverse investment professionals are valuably included across all levels of top investment firms.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Financial Markets
As the Federal Reserve is set to increase rates for the first time in three years amidst surging inflation, global conflict, and post-pandemic implications, investors will have to continue adjusting to the new normal. With heightened volatility and increased dispersion across markets coupled with an ever-changing global environment, what are the most attractive opportunities in credit right now? What impact will potential slowed economic growth have? What trends will we see in disruptive sectors and emerging markets?
Financial Markets
Yoga On the Go
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Wellness Garden
Feeling stuck between sessions? Come to this short class to breath in and let go. You will learn to get out of your mind and get grounded in your body.
Meet the Author: Deepak Chopra "Abundance: The Inner Path to Wealth"
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Executive Center
Nearly 80 percent of health outcomes are due to social determinants—the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age. Child poverty alone costs the US more than 1 trillion dollars a year in increased health-care expenditure, lost productivity, and other social costs. Improving health outcomes by extending the social and economic policies enacted to meet the COVID crisis could be a powerful mechanism to achieve greater health equity. Expanding such social supports as direct payments and the child tax credit, and improving access to health services, SNAP, and WIC would reduce health disparities among communities most impacted by the pandemic and pay off in the long run. Panelists will provide multiple perspectives on policies needed to reach health equity, examining the important roles played by community context, dignity, and sustainable funding mechanisms.
Health & Medical Research Policy, Politics, & Regulation
All Eyes on Europe: Global Markets Responding to Crisis
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Russia's attack on Ukraine has shocked the world and rattled global markets. Governments and multinational corporations have responded with crippling sanctions that have further dislocated supply chains and exacerbated global energy and food security challenges around the world. While Ukraine and its European neighbors are currently bearing the immediate effects of the war, its impact will continue to be global. How are investors viewing the war's impact and are they differentiating their outlook for Europe versus other developed markets? Will the energy crisis spur a green spending boom, or will it derail the green energy transition? What other long-term investment trends could result from the current situation? How will the global business community fare as a result of this crisis?
Financial Markets Security & Risk
The Milken Institute Executive Circle is an invitation-only group of women CEOs, founders, and presidents from a diverse array of businesses and industries. During the 2022 Global Conference, the Institute will host a conversation with CEOs from a variety of sectors for a discussion on the particular challenges and opportunities facing leaders in these volatile times, including fostering connection in an increasingly disparate workforce.
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Credit Is a Cycle
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sunset Pavilion
After a year of record debt issuance, falling yields, and low default rates, has the credit cycle started to turn? Investors entered 2022 expecting interest rates to rise to tackle higher-than-expected inflation, but otherwise optimistic about the broader economic outlook. However, events in Ukraine and the resulting dislocation of global supply chains seems to have led to a repricing of risk. With a panel of leading credit experts, this session promises an illuminating discussion on the current credit market outlook.
Financial Markets

Even before Squid Game became the most watched Netflix series, or Parasite became the first foreign film to win the Oscar for Best Picture, or BTS packed US stadiums, the billion-plus dollar wave of Korean pop culture, or hallyu, was already sweeping markets around the world. The stars and products of Korea's creative economy are making their mark and having a big impact on businesses and entertainment from East to West. Whether through musical artists, media and television executives, or academia, there are lessons to be learned from the world's embrace of Korean culture. Why is hallyu so successful among non-Korean-speaking audiences? What role has the American entertainment industry and its cultural power played in expanding Korean content around the world? Beyond entertainment, how can hallyu be a force that empowers greater Asian awareness, representation, normalization, and positive social change to upend racism, bigotry, and social inequality?

Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Society & Culture
Leading with Trust: Business at the Forefront
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wilshire Garden
The results of research show that more than half of people default to distrust and skepticism around new information, which creates a deep culture of mistrust globally. As the Milken Institute-Harris Poll Listening Project found, business is again the most trusted of institutions, but has been criticized for not stepping up enough to address and mitigate societal problems including climate change and economic inequality. Faced with growing global distrust and disinformation, how can businesses build and maintain confidence with consumers? If established trust is questioned, how can companies—or even industries—recover and rebuild credibility? How can the private sector continue to exemplify transparency and accountability in their core business while meeting consumer and workforce expectations of addressing the most pressing global issues of our time?
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

This session will open with remarks by Kasey Altman, Founder, Kasey Altman Research Fund, followed by a panel discussion on Making the Case for Patient Engagement.

The idea of user-centered design is well accepted in virtually every area of business innovation—designing and building new products with the insights and engagement of end users all along the path from concept to market. As in many areas of business innovation, however, product development in health care seems to lag behind. Researchers and developers are beginning to engage with patients in a more regular and meaningful way, but questions persist about the best approaches to design development and the likely return on investment on all sides. Panelists will examine the state of the art and explore the science of user-centered design in healthcare and product development.

Health & Medical Research
Private Markets: The Opportunity Continuum
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
International Ballroom
For private markets, 2021 was a standout year. Private equity deal value and volume reached record highs, and private credit instruments attracted investors looking to protect against looming interest rate hikes. The question is: Can we expect more of the same for the duration of 2022? Or, with the number of unicorn companies recently reaching 1000, can we finally say that private markets have become overheated? With seemingly unlimited PE dry-powder reserves and increased competition from hedge funds, what strategies are investors using to find value in this market?
Financial Markets
The JOBS Act of 2012, which eased many securities regulations, was intended to improve access to capital and job creation by small businesses in the United States. This panel discussion will explore various aspects of the JOBS Act: What were its origins? Which measures worked as intended? And what did not work as intended? What have we learned about where most job creation has occurred in the past 10 years? What are possible opportunities to improve the JOBS Act and/or enact new legislation that goes even further to improve access to capital and job creation?
Financial Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Decades of advocacy have paid off with wins in equality for the LGBTQ+ community, but barriers remain, particularly economic challenges. Poverty rates are high and wage gaps wide for LGBTQ+ workers, who make 90 cents on the dollar of typical US workers. LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs are less able to access capital for business growth. How can public and private stakeholders join to improve economic outcomes for the LGBTQ+ community? This private session will explore ways to widen access to education and training, workplace equality, and a level playing field for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Solutions such as LGBTQ+-focused scholarships, fellowships, and mentoring can boost career trajectories, but what is the most effective way to address equity in corporate pay and benefits? Diversity riders in venture capital can improve funding access for businesses, but can they scale? Open dialogue will indicate where innovative collaborations and blended capital can best improve outcomes for LGBTQ+ communities.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
It is a long-held belief that commercial enterprises must have one clear objective: profit. Two years ago the Business Roundtable challenged that belief with a statement on the importance of stakeholder capitalism, that maximizing shareholder value should not be the ultimate goal: Businesses must also invest in their employees, protect the environment, and deal fairly and ethically with their suppliers. Some critics suggested that capitalism itself was under attack. Others countered that the Business Roundtable didn't go far enough, because profit without purpose is shortsighted. After a global pandemic that highlighted deep inequities and the growing perception that underserved communities will suffer the most from climate change, is an exclusive focus on profit still sustainable? Should 2022's business philosophy center on the mutually beneficial and not exclusive relationship of profit and purpose; namely, how maximizing stakeholder capitalism leads to sustainable shareholder returns? Panelists will share stories from the field on the true and false tradeoffs of profit and purpose, and public- and private-sector experts will debate the merits of what is necessary to drive sustainable post-pandemic growth.
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
The Center for the Future of Aging Advisory Board is comprised of the Leadership Council and the Academic and Policy Council, leaders and experts working to ensure that individuals, institutions, and societies are prepared for the realities of population aging. The Center's Global Conference Advisory Board meeting will focus on technology and innovation and feature speakers at the forefront of transformation. The discussion will elevate new ideas and opportunities across the healthy longevity and financial security landscapes.
Business & Industry Human Capital, Jobs, & Education Policy, Politics, & Regulation Technology & Innovation
Be Crystal Clear Sound Bath and Guided Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wellness Garden
A sound bath is a deeply relaxing healing experience where we use specifically tuned vibrational instruments. These sounds create different tones and frequencies that rebalance your physical body, clear your chakras, and activate your higher states of consciousness. Healing benefits of a sound bath are to relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Couple this sound meditation with a spacious guided meditation, you will be left feeling relaxed, restored, rejuvenated, and completely Crystal Clear.
Opportunistic credit offers outsized returns, yet it is also more sensitive to credit cycles, which means that it requires investors with experience and a unique skillset. With interest-rate hikes imminent and economic growth expected to slow because of a variety of global supply chain issues, how are distressed-debt and special-situations investors navigating these market conditions? What strategies are they using to minimize their exposure to defaults? Is there a risk of overreacting?
Financial Markets
Big Ideas to Invest In and Heal the Planet
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oasis Pavilion
Net-zero by 2050 is a simple statement. How we achieve it is not. To keep the earth's temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius, we need a suite of new technologies to help us live with a lower impact. No one sector or technology will solve climate change, and these leaders have developed "blow your mind" technologies to help the world clean up its act. Climate tech targets both mitigation and adaptation. In 2021, the climate tech sector received $32 billion of venture capital funding and $25 billion of private equity investments. It is one of the fastest-growing areas, and some of the world's most well-known philanthropists and investors are playing a significant role. Join this session to hear from companies trying to change our climate future.
Sustainability & Environment Technology & Innovation
Finance's New Frontier
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
International Ballroom
In recent years, financial institutions of all sizes have been investing heavily in new technologies and personnel in hopes of gaining an analytical and operational edge against their peers. While this trend is hardly new, the availability, adaptability, and scalability of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and big-data has led finance to an exciting new frontier. Many seemingly non-digital markets, such as real estate and commodities, have been redefined by data-driven insights and technology platforms. Join this panel to hear a range of perspectives on how new technologies are transforming both financial markets and individual firms.
Business & Industry
For many years now, there has been widespread recognition that attracting more private capital to developing and emerging economies will be crucial in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. At the heart of the call to move from "billions" to "trillions" in development finance is the need to refine the role that multilateral development institutions play on the one hand, while enhancing the involvement of private investors and business on the other. To date however, most concessional finance being provided to blend with private money has gone to middle-income rather than low-income countries. Annual blended finance volumes moreover stagnated between 2015 and 2019, before dropping significantly in 2020 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this panel we will examine the current state of play, the challenges and the newest opportunities for multilateral institutions, governments and the private sector to work together in rethinking the promise of "billions to trillions" and turning the SDGs into reality across Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
Funding Women Entrepreneurs
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Citi Terrace
Women seeking to start their own businesses still struggle to access the capital they need. Not only do many entrepreneurs lack access to networks of equity investors and venture capital, but they also receive less than 6 percent of bank loans—even though 43 percent of SMEs are led by women. What steps are financial institutions taking to support women entrepreneurs? Are there new strategies yet to be explored, and what policies may be needed to support them?
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
While many funds grew their assets significantly last year, there remains a persistent need to future-proof pension systems. As retirees live longer and fewer workers enter the workforce, pension funds are moving into riskier asset classes to generate better returns and consolidating to become more efficient. What other notable trends are there among global pension funds? How are funds adapting to volatile market conditions to safeguard their portfolios? What is the long-term outlook for pension systems, and will it be consistent across geographies? Join us to hear a global perspective on the future of pension funds.
Financial Markets
The past two years challenged us to find new ways to come together, even while we were kept physically apart. People across the globe used technology to create and sustain communities as the global pandemic disrupted life and business as we knew it. Join a unique conversation with the CEOs of the leading companies and platforms that are enabling us to reimagine community and commerce in the wake of unprecedented disruption.
Business & Industry
The current era of globalization has been defined by advances in technology that have reduced the costs of transportation and communication. Around the world, corporations took advantage of these trends to construct intricate and lucrative supply chains built on the efficiencies offered by just-in-time production strategies. In recent years, however, political tensions, conflicts, the global pandemic, and rising costs have pushed many businesses to consider relocating their operations as well as making a more radical shift to just-in-case strategies that maximize flexibility and resilience. As the world emerges from the pandemic, it's time to look at how these dynamics are reshaping supply chains around the world. Which countries and industries are likely to thrive? And how should the current global trade regime respond to calls for more sustainable supply-chain management?
Business & Industry Security & Risk
What to Watch Out for in India
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunset Pavilion
Is India's economy out of the woods yet? While inflation has been high and new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) mutations could undo the recent recovery, low interest rates have made capital quite readily available, private markets had a bumper year in 2021, and recent commitments to digital transformation and climate change mitigation could prove opportune for businesses and investors. What's the outlook for these and other trends? What are investors' views on emerging markets? And where does India play in their strategies?
Business & Industry Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
The Milken Institute explores a discussion on decentralizing data and Web 3.0. The Internet—decentralized and commercialized—embodies the Web 3.0 paradigm of cryptocurrencies, NFTs, blockchains, smart contracts, and DeFi. Featuring remarks by leaders bringing data from the real world into the metaverse, we will ask: How do we promote an innovative digital reality while addressing real world challenges? How can blockchain aid in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? And are there any blind spots we can anticipate in building the architecture of the next generation of the Internet?
Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
Passive investing has undergone tremendous growth in the past decade as the stock market rallied to highs. Yet geopolitical uncertainty, growing inflation, and rising interest rates have led to significant volatility and will continue to impact the performance of smart beta strategies. Will AI be able to project and beat the global uncertainty or will active fund management return? Will stock picking regain its allure? How can strategic partnerships improve LP/GP relations? This roundtable of leading asset owners will offer an opportunity for frank, unfiltered discussion about the future of the industry.
Financial Markets
General Reception
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lobby Bar
Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle Program (Invite only)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fairmont Century Plaza - Rooftop Pool - 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
Please join the Milken Institute and its Young Leaders Circle for an exclusive fireside chat with Yakir Gola, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Gopuff.
The Milken Institute cordially invites you to an exclusive reception for our speakers, sponsors, and distinguished guests. We hope you will join us for this reception.
Since 2016 the IFC-Milken Institute Capital Markets Program has trained over 160 Scholars from finance ministries, central banks, stock exchanges, and financial regulatory bodies across more than 45 developing and emerging economies. This year, we are delighted to be hosting the graduation ceremony for our seventh class of Scholars at Global Conference. In addition to our graduating Scholars, the ceremony will be attended by leadership of the Milken Institute, the International Finance Corporation, and the George Washington University School of Business, and by key program supporters including the Motsepe Foundation. The ceremony will provide inspiration and drive to the class as they head back to their home countries, to lay the ground-work for economic development, job creation, and business opportunity across Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Rise and Flow Yoga
6:00 AM - 6:45 AM
Wellness Garden

This early morning session is designed to be practiced before your hectic day starts. Enjoy a vigorous vinyasa flow that will energize you for your day by building heat, enhancing endurance and flexibility. With modifications and variations for everyone, this session is suitable for all levels and includes standing and seated poses, twists, backbends, and core work.

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Global Conference Registration
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Lobby
Workout with Dogpound
6:30 AM - 7:15 AM
Dogpound - 627 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

This 45-minute workout led by Dogpound's elite trainers will address full body conditioning movements designed to improve performance, enhance mobility, and build strength. Each of Dogpound's daily sessions will leave you feeling strong, energized, and balanced within body and mind.

*A complimentary shuttle will leave the Beverly Hilton at 6:00am (SHARP) to the Dogpound West Hollywood location (627 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069) and return after the class.

By selecting and joining this session, you agree to Dogpound's Customer Liability Waiver, Release, and Indemnity Agreement which can be viewed HERE.

Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wilshire Garden and Executive Center Foyer
Over the coming decade, a wave of innovative, high-impact agricultural technologies will have the potential to increase productivity, raising yields and incomes. As they come online, these climate-smart technologies will help repair the currently disrupted food, energy, water and health supply chains, helping to promote a more inclusive and regenerative economy. Or not. Building a pipeline of investable projects is key to sustainable development. How can we screen and validate investment opportunities in the agricultural sector? How can impact investing and outcome-based financing be productive when new, high-value technologies are few and far between?
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Technology & Innovation
Music is powerful. Music instruction accelerates brain development in young children and can provide emotional and behavioral benefits for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Repeated listening to music benefits brain plasticity—the ability of its neural networks to change through growth and reorganization. How can we harness the power of music to keep our brains engaged throughout our lives? This panel will showcase music's profound effects on memory, reasoning, speech, and emotion.
Health & Medical Research Society & Culture
Tech and Finance for an Inclusive Future
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Citi Terrace
Our reliance on the digital economy during a global pandemic accelerated many trends, including the pace of innovation in finance. Technology-driven innovation is transforming how we offer, access, and benefit from financial services and markets. Experts on this panel will discuss some of those benefits, such as improved efficiency and transparency; broadened equity, access, and inclusion; reduced costs; and increased choice and opportunities for consumers and businesses. They will also discuss what role the government should have in regulating this rapidly evolving sector.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Financial Markets Technology & Innovation
The Return of Travel
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Wilshire Garden
After battling through two years of the pandemic and a cycle of tightening and loosening restrictions, travelers are keen to explore destinations as far away as local jurisdictions will allow. With dynamic restrictions and mandates spanning geographies, leaders across the travel ecosystem have been forced to adapt to the changing dynamics of the day. How quickly are consumer appetites shifting back toward once-commonplace travel needs? What will be the new normal for travel etiquette and expectations? Are recent innovations, such as contactless check-in or vaccine passports, temporary fixes or here to stay? Ultimately, what's the future of travel?
Business & Industry Society & Culture
Things that Will Blow Your Mind
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
The old adage goes, "necessity is the mother of invention," and never in recent memory has there been greater need for invention than during the past two years of crises brought on by COVID-19. The pandemic has brought to the fore long-standing fissures and deficiencies in our medical research, our public health systems, our infrastructure, and our systems of commerce. Luckily, innovators have stepped into the breach, creating new technologies, platforms, and processes to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow—and many of them may just blow your mind! Join us for a unique showcase situated at the intersection of health, technology, and innovation.
Technology & Innovation
With their eyes upon every aspect of customer behavior, the burgeoning omnipresence of the Chief Marketing Office (CMO) signifies a changing atmosphere in all things customer experience. While the nuance of brand culture remains a top priority for CMO's, these experts will discuss how adapting corporate marketing strategies lies at the forefront of our increasingly digital world, explore the craft of marketing, and identify the skills necessary to maintain brand relevance in an ever-changing marketplace.
Business & Industry
Drop the Mic: The Business of Music
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilshire Ballroom
The music business has expanded beyond playing records and attending live concerts. It is about downloads, catalog buys, creative NFTs that serve as souvenirs, virtual experiences, and a whole lot more. Experts in the business gather to discuss the complexities of fallout the music industry has endured from the pandemic, the silver lining, and how music as a business is prospering in this digital age.
Business & Industry
Oaktree Capital Co-founder Howard Marks and Milken Institute Chairman Mike Milken examine more than 50 years of financial history—the structures, securities, and events that have changed the world. What have we learned from these market innovations and the events they shaped? What are the lessons for market participants and policymakers in the quest for financial tools that drive economic prosperity?
Financial Markets
Institutional Investors: Long-Term Strategic Thinkers
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
For some investors, recent asset allocation decisions have been heavily influenced by volatile geopolitical developments and levels of inflation that many predicted would be transitory. Managers of pension funds and endowments, and other institutional investors are required to make strategic decisions to ensure that obligations can be met decades ahead. In an environment where short-term investing can be rewarded generously, how do long-term investors keep their capital patient? What asset classes and geographies are the most attractive? What roles do ESG concerns such as sustainability, diversity, and inclusion play in their organizations and investment processes?
Financial Markets
Our global food system is both a cause and a cure for multiple crises the world is facing around climate, health, and loss of biodiversity. One-tenth of the global population experienced hunger in 2020, and diet-related chronic diseases account for one in five deaths. Right now, no country is on course to meet the UN 2025 global nutrition targets, and global food systems contribute one-third of total human-caused GHG emissions. If we continue to ignore these challenges in the food systems, the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C goal to limit future warming will be out of reach. We must capitalize on consumer demand, business innovation, and ESG-focused investment collectively to change both production and consumption practices that increase access to affordable, sustainable, and nourishing food. Panelists will review how global leaders are accelerating these necessary changes.
Health & Medical Research Sustainability & Environment
Today's Indigenous leaders and artists are experiencing much-needed representation in industries that have often overlooked and excluded them. For too long, negative and misleading stereotypes have been portrayed on screen and in various media, with few Indigenous role models to offer inspiration to younger generations. How do Indigenous Americans commemorate and honor their forebears who suffered injustices in the past, acknowledge the issues of today, and tell a new story to coming generations? Our panel of Indigenous talent and thought-leaders will share how they are building a new narrative for themselves, their community, and the wider audience.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Society & Culture
For all its benefits to building global prosperity, globalization has in recent years revived a period of great power politics. Nowhere is this jostle for economic, cultural, and security influence more prevalent than in the Asia-Pacific region, where countries must find the balance between competing geopolitical push and pull factors. Will politics or economics be the main driver of US-Asia relations in the years ahead? What impacts might President Biden's Indo-Pacific framework or newly formed security blocs have in reshaping relations among Asia's increasingly wealthy and interconnected countries? Can countries remain politically neutral and still reap the economic benefits of deeper multilateralism throughout the Asia-Pacific region?
Policy, Politics, & Regulation Regions & Developing Markets Security & Risk
The effects of COVID-19 have highlighted the woeful lack of sufficient housing in California. In communities across the state, construction of new and affordable housing units has historically been limited by economic zoning restrictions as well as gaps in funding and political resistance from local residents. The failure to add appropriate housing options has made it ever more difficult to improve social and economic mobility and turned many residents' hopes of achieving the Californian dream a distant one. What steps can leaders take to induce and incentivize equitable housing development at the local level as part of a sustainable economic recovery post-COVID?
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Global investors are turning to Latin America, now a record-breaking venture capital hub and a region ripe with opportunities across multiple sectors. LatAm's very young and highly tech-adaptive population is underserved across almost every consumption category, including financial services, e-commerce, real-estate, and health, to name just a few. Major global investment funds have allocated massive chunks of cash to the region, but political, economic, and legal considerations always loom in the background, given its history of instability and turmoil. Will Latin America remain the land of unrealized potential, or will it finally become what it has long promised to be—the world's next multi-sector investment frontier.
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets

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How do we find calm in the midst of present-day chaos? How do we empty our minds in such complicated times? It is only when our minds are empty of life's daily noise that we can see clearly. And we can only silence our thoughts if we achieve a measure of stillness. Experts will discuss the important benefits of meditation, breath, and finding peace within.

  • Moderator Dhru Purohit, CEO, Dr. Hyman and The UltraWellness Center; Host, Dhru Purohit Podcast
  • Speaker Seane Corn, Yoga Teacher; Activist; Co-Founder, Off the Mat, Into the World
  • Speaker James Nestor, New York Times Bestselling Author, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art"
  • Speaker Atman Smith, Co-Founder, Holistic Life Foundation
  • Speaker Ellen Vora, Psychiatrist; Author, "The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body's Fear Response"

Part 2:

Join Goldie Hawn and Dr. Deepak Chopra for a powerful conversation about brain fitness and how to take charge of your mental health and stability.

  • Guest Deepak Chopra, Founder, the Chopra Foundation
  • Guest Goldie Hawn, Actress; Founder, MindUP; Founder, The Goldie Hawn Foundation
  • Moderator Alex Witt, Anchor, "MSNBC Reports with Alex Witt"
Health & Medical Research Society & Culture
Take a deep dive into the multi-trillion-dollar opportunity at the intersection of the emerging "metaverse", web 3.0, and the gaming application layer across both: learn what it looks like, how it's being built, and most importantly, encounter the VR gaming slice of the metaverse for yourself. You'll start your journey in the cloud with your March Gaming hosts, and then descend together into virtual reality via Oculus headsets to experience the cutting edge of persistent, social, immersive, and decentralized applications that are paving the way toward the "metaverse" future.
Technology & Innovation
The California Alzheimer's Prevention and Preparedness Task Force released ten big, bold ideas in November 2020, collaborating with the state's Master Plan for Aging. As the most populous state in the US, California is uniquely positioned to model a statewide approach to provide comprehensive dementia care to its citizens. Building on similar recommendations of the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care and AARP, this private session will convene experts from government, philanthropy, health care, and research to discuss the core elements of a standard for dementia care and develop a strategy to implement it statewide.
Health & Medical Research
Wellness Garden Healing Sessions
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wellness Garden
Please visit us for immunity boosts and relaxation chair massage, reiki, aromatherapy, Kaatsu sessions for jet-lag and peak performance and Upgrade Lab's cryo facials, infra-red therapy, and PEMF.
Meet the Author: Parag Khanna "Move: The Forces Uprooting Us"
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Executive Center
Meet the Author: Ellen Vora "The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body's Fear Response"
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Center
Meet the Author: James Nestor "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art"
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Executive Center
Disrupted: Leading the Digital Transformation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Technology has undoubtedly disrupted and transformed life as we know it—and continues to do so. In most ways, that disruption has contributed to the advancement of our society as a whole. However, that disruption has also worked to further reinforce divisions between "haves", "have nots" and "have lots." From banking to governance to security to consumerism—new digital pathways have increased communication, enhanced productivity and enable us to create a prosperous future. In what ways have technological developments of the past decade helped to usher forth the digital transformation? How can we build upon the advancements of yesterday to reimagine digital and physical infrastructure that ensures greater connectivity and access to opportunity for all?
Business & Industry
Global Industry Titans on Finance's Great Transition
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
International Ballroom
Unrelenting forces are driving change in finance right now. Rapid digitalization, ESG goals becoming mainstream, and calls to make finance more democratized are just a few of the trends that were supercharged by the global pandemic. As leaders of some of the world's largest and most influential investment firms, what are our panelists doing in response? How are fundamental responsibilities, such as generating excellent returns, impacted by these additional priorities? What role do investment professionals play? What trends will be the most impactful on their industry longer term?
Business & Industry
Necessity begets ingenuity, an adage incontrovertibly proved by the technology and Fintech landscapes of Latin America. In just four years, the region has gone from producing two to 34 unicorns, and the innovation ecosystem continues to expand exponentially. Investors are taking notice. Latin America has seen venture capital grow from $2.2 billion in 2017 to $13.1 billion in 2021. Brazil has taken the lead, with an astounding 17,987 start-ups in 2021 (according to Latin America Business stories [LABS]) and as home to Nubank, now the world's largest digital bank with more than 40 million customers and a $30 billion valuation. The untapped opportunity in LATAM is hard to ignore, driven by a young and sizable population of more than 650 million, one of the highest adoption rates of mobile technology worldwide, favorable regulatory environments, and a growing, and increasingly better developed investor ecosystem aided by a strong culture of corporate responsibility.
Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Regions & Developing Markets Technology & Innovation
Living on Clouds: Navigating the New Cloud Reality
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilshire Ballroom
More and more businesses are transitioning from traditional data centers to "the cloud"—and for good reason. But with the opportunity to speed innovation, increase efficiency and decrease costs, come the challenges of changing features, new services, reliability, performance, and security. How are cloud providers creating a host of benefits and meaningful business outcomes for companies no matter where they are in their cloud journey? Join leading hyperscalers for a discussion on the future of the cloud.
Technology & Innovation Security & Risk
Since 1999, the Milken Institute’s Best-Performing Cities Index has provided a tool for evaluating the impact of high-tech job and wage growth on metro areas across the United States. During the pandemic, the results of the index illustrated the unique challenges presented by economic disruption. Some cities saw thousands of workers relocate due to high costs of living and limited job opportunities, while others benefited from uniquely resilient local industries. Beginning last year, the Best-Performing Cities Index incorporated new measures to account for the inclusiveness of local economic growth. It’s time to examine how these trends influenced the rankings in 2022. What lessons can the best-performing cities offer to others in their wake? And what issues should be the focus for metro-area leaders who want to improve their cities’ performance?
Business & Industry Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Policy, Politics, & Regulation
The Milken Scholars Program was founded in 1989 by Lori and Michael Milken to honor exceptional young people on the basis of their scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Thirty-three years later, the program—now a partnership between the Milken Family Foundation and the Milken Institute—includes more than 520 highly talented scholars and alumni making an impact in fields including medicine, education, finance, engineering, public service, media, and entertainment, among others. Selected as seniors in high school, Milken Scholars are awarded an academic scholarship and invited to join a lifelong community that supports them through college and into their careers. What is the impact of the scholarships? What is the impact of the work that they catalyze? How can we continue to invest in the scholars and stories that connect us and inspire impact? Join us with four Milken Alumni Scholars for a conversation on the power of connection.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Growth capital, whether equity or venture, has rallied around the theme of sustainable business transition investment over the last year. In 2021, the number of investors in the space almost doubled from the year before. Although in 2022, investments in cleantech options such as electric vehicles seem mainstream, companies founded in the early 2000s did not have such a clear runway. For participants in the cleantech 1.0 market of 20 years ago, it was a bumpy ride; what's different about the cleantech 2.0 rally of this decade? Experts in this session will review lessons learned by early adopters and highlight how investors should be thinking beyond the headlines to identify the best opportunities for today's transition.
Sustainability & Environment
Regional integration, through energy transition enabled by sovereign wealth funds and growing interregional trade, offers great promise in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum (France, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority) is an intergovernmental organization enabling regional collaboration to lower upstream costs and make gas exports viable, thus monetizing natural resources for regional energy transition in the next two decades. The goal is to unlock the potential of blending offshore gas wealth, carbon sequestration and storage, and renewable energy. Can members work together to promote Egypt's viability as a natural gas hub and LNG exporter? Will to the coalition implement solutions for the Gaza Strip and Lebanon's economic collapse, while also addressing energy poverty in the region? Will it accelerate conversions from "dirty" fuels? Will it act as a regional catalyst, facilitating transition to net-zero economic growth by mid-century?
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment
Rising Allocators (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Santolina
The Milken Institute Rising Allocators will convene their inaugural meeting to foster the growth of future CIOs and senior investment officials within the allocator community. From pension plans, endowments and foundations, sovereign funds, insurance companies, and single-family offices, young investment professionals will gather to discuss investment trends and share best practices.
Financial Markets

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For generations, peoples across time, space, and geographies have sought to answer the age old question of how to build a meaningful life. Join us for a unique conversation with social scientist, academic, musician, and writer, Arthur Brooks, and Rabbi David Wolpe on identifying and implementing the roadmap for purpose, meaning, and success—from strength to strength—throughout our lives.

  • Guest Arthur Brooks, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School; Author, "From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life"
  • Moderator David Wolpe, Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple

Part 2:

Discover the secret to a decades-long partnership in the world of entertainment with a conversation between award-winning actor Don Cheadle and long-time agent and UTA Partner Jeremy Barber. We'll pull back the curtain on this creative relationship and discuss the role of trust and empathy in artistic collaboration.

  • Guest Don Cheadle, Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer
  • Guest Jeremy Barber, Partner, United Talent Agency
  • Moderator Alex Witt, Anchor, "MSNBC Reports with Alex Witt"
Society & Culture
Gentle Reset Stretch
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Wellness Garden

Let's take it slow as we wind down the conference. This final mini-session links stretches to breath to reset proper posture and alignment in just 20 minutes.

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Meet the Author: Arthur Brooks "From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life"
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Executive Center
Boxed Lunch Pick-up
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer
Boxed lunches will be available in the Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer.
A Conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
Join us for a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop, a lifestyle and wellness brand dedicated to empowering women, embracing vulnerability, and eliminating shame around female sexuality. We'll discuss Paltrow's current venture in the entertainment industry with a partnership at Netflix, producing a docuseries for goop that highlights the company's mission to promote health and wellbeing, and deconstruct common wellness taboos. The conversation will also cover her early investing in various start-ups centered around women's health, technology, design, and sustainability.
Business & Industry
Meet the Author: Richard Lui "Enough about Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness"
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Executive Center
On August 25, 2021, 63 young Afghan women attempted to enter the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul following the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. These women, aged 20-25, faced a dangerous and chaotic scene as people desperately tried to flee from the impeding Taliban rule. After two unsuccessful attempts to pass the Taliban checkpoints, two busses carrying the women finally entered the airport and they were evacuated on US military planes to parts yet unknown. On September 1, they arrived in Wisconsin among 14,000 other Afghans fleeing their country, again not knowing what was to come next. Finally, at the end of December 2021, they found themselves in Tempe, Arizona with an opportunity to study at Arizona State University as part of a resettlement program in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. In this session, we hear stories from five of those young women; of the family and friends they left behind, of the uncertainties of their futures, and of their service to fellow Afghans as interpreters, service volunteers, and educators, and to hear what they hope to achieve in their new life in the US.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Regions & Developing Markets
Sports and Entertainment: The Impact of Inclusion
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Wilshire Ballroom
Sentiment is growing among leaders in sports and entertainment industries that they could contribute more to underserved communities through alternative financing such as FinTech, Web 3.0, and Venture Capital. The last two years have planted seeds of industry disruption that sets a dynamic new growth horizon for sports and entertainment. Owners, C-suite executives, and talent are seeking guidance to direct their efforts. Entertainment leaders, closer to audiences, are evaluating how traditional (real estate, banking) and innovative (Fintech, crypto) financial tools can effect change. These organizations have a rare opportunity to drive change by engaging specific financial services groups in devising and implementing creative community programs. In this public session, panelists will discuss drawing on new resources to engage sports and industry in providing opportunities for underserved communities, while meeting challenges of equity and inclusion.
Business & Industry Financial Markets
Health & Medical Research
Stream On: The Cutting Edge of 21st Century Entertainment
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Beverly Hills Ballroom
In the wake of the first global pandemic in a century, the $2 trillion media and entertainment sector has grown exponentially. The primary driver of this seismic shift is the migration to the use of in-home digital services and the launch of streaming platforms across traditional and new media companies. Streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) revenues are projected to grow 10 percent annually through 2025, becoming an $81.3 billion industry. Competition among the big players has reached break-neck intensity, with media companies spending freely to build up large libraries of content. As the global audience returns to "normal", what does that mean for consumption trends? How are streamers keeping their content fresh? How are content creators, including production companies, thinking creatively about properties that will attract audiences? This session brings together Hollywood's top executives, producers, and creatives to weigh in on the future of the industry.
Business & Industry Society & Culture Technology & Innovation

Jedi Master Yoda once said, "A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind." Yoda teaches us that training our mind is just as important as physically training our body. Join Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, as she shares some mindful lessons and exercises that the characters and stories of Star Wars have taught us. Here is your chance to become one with the Force!

In 2014, California and Israel entered into an applied research and development partnership to drive innovation across a range of sectors, create value for both economies and become a catalyst for partnerships with developing economies. This session will review a recent report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. The report, Silicon Valley to Silicon Wadi: California's Economic Ties with Israel, concludes that while cooperation led to new opportunities during the past eight years, neither government funded the MOU and that "strengthening these exchanges calls for a deeper level of investment, and consideration should be given to broad-based funding for a widened range of cooperative initiatives that can advance California-Israel research and technology agenda and potentially produce deeper benefits for both sides." Public funding blended with private initiatives would drive a joint research and technology agenda to accelerate impact on global challenges. We shall discuss next steps for this program.

Regions & Developing Markets
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine underscores the new reality of war—it takes place on the ground, in the air—and in our digital systems and servers. Like businesses and banking networks, the rules of engagement for national defense have been revolutionized by emerging technologies, including FinTech. Moreover, these new technologies are crystallizing a new frontier for global competition as international superpowers compete for dominance over global financial systems. With growing tensions between the US, China and Russia, how will the adoption of new technological capabilities shift superpowers' influence on a global scale? Will crypto and blockchain currencies allow state and non-state actors to evade the impact of economic sanctions? Does the current state of world affairs make the US more vulnerable to cyberattacks, and if so, what preventative measures can be taken to reduce harm?
Policy, Politics, & Regulation Technology & Innovation Security & Risk
The (R)evolution of Entertainment, Media, and Technology
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
International Ballroom
The entertainment and media industries as they existed at the turn of the 21st century are utterly unrecognizable just 20 years later. What was once a more-traditional business landscape dominated by three TV networks and six main creators of content has become a consumer's smorgasbord of seemingly endless options driven by accelerating technologies, prescient leadership, and a diverse and growing array of disruptive content providers. Come listen to the innovators who built the foundations for progress and those who have led the charge in more recent years.
Business & Industry Society & Culture Technology & Innovation
Closing Concert: The Beach Boys with Special Guest John Stamos
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Oasis Pavilion