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Session Listing

April 30-May 3, 2023
Milken Institute Global Conference
Advancing a Thriving World
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Saturday, April 29, 2023
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Monday, May 1, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
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AI, Innovation, & Technology
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

Entrepreneurs and middle-market companies drive economic growth, provide vital jobs in their communities and beyond, create products and services that enable a better standard of living, deliver outstanding returns to their investors, and are more resilient than large corporates during downturns. As we enter uncertain economic times, a financial system that enables the potential of those companies and their employees is more important than ever. Join a panel of financial leaders, investors and experts in entrepreneurial and middle-market companies for a discussion on how an inclusive financial system can continue to enable social and economic mobility and keep the American Dream alive.

On the Saturday prior to Global Conference, special guests, sponsors, and speakers are invited to private homes in the Beverly Hills area for exclusive brunches. Attendees to these brunches are based on a heavily curated list of thought leaders designed in a way to maximize effective networking and accelerate content-specific discussions. Topics range from art to health to finance to predictive technology and give a unique Los Angeles experience. Previous hosts include Josh and Beth Friedman, Sean Parker, and Jane and Marc Nathanson, among others.

Brunch: The Future of Venture Capital (Invite only)
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM PDT
Private Residence

Rising interest rates, fears of a recession, and falling valuations for technology companies have made for a challenging 2023 across the venture capital industry. After a short-lived post-pandemic boom, firms today are renewing their focus on capital discipline and generally preferring smaller, earlier-stage deals over the larger investments they made in more established companies in 2021. Meanwhile, U.S. venture capitalists have significant dry powder waiting to be deployed. Where will it go, and when? Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on how venture capital leaders are navigating turbulent economic conditions and positioning themselves for success.

Collecting art and supporting artists and institutions can transform the creative and cultural world for generations to come. At the intersection of art and philanthropy, what does innovation look like? How can donors, leaders, artists, and collectors support real change and ideas that will take hold? How can we help generate a new creative a vision—and see that vision take flight? Join renowned collectors, philanthropists, and museum leaders for an inspirational look at the power of art and giving. 

On the Saturday prior to Global Conference, special guests, sponsors, and speakers are invited to private homes in the Beverly Hills area for exclusive lunches. Attendees to these lunches are based on a heavily curated list of thought leaders designed in a way to maximize effective networking and accelerate content-specific discussions. Topics range from art to health to finance to predictive technology and give a unique Los Angeles experience. Previous hosts include Josh and Beth Friedman, Sean Parker, and Jane and Marc Nathanson, among others.

Join us for a conversation with leaders in the field of noninvasive medical treatments to discuss progress to date and the future of innovative and complementary treatments. New findings offer a remarkable array of clinical uses, including diagnosing and treating conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, epilepsy, stroke, and cancer. Several such treatments have been shown to be safe, efficacious, and effective. Yet more work is needed to raise awareness, accelerate the generation of evidence, and facilitate regulatory pathways to ensure that these treatments can achieve their promise of a potential to transform the standard of care and save lives. 

Lunch: The Geopolitics of Energy (Invite only)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PDT
Private Residence

As part of our Saturday lineup, the Milken Institute will be hosting a private lunch in partnership with Josh Friedman, Co-Founder of Canyon Partners, and his wife Beth. The event program will cover the current geopolitical climate, energy, and foreign policy.

Join us for a discussion on policy priorities that support financial innovation and economic growth. From digital assets to recent challenges in the banking sector to the art of the possible in Washington, DC, this wide-ranging conversation with US Senator Kyrsten Sinema will focus on what can be accomplished to bring greater prosperity to all Americans. 

Global Conference Check-In
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Lobby
Forum for Family Asset Management: Networking and Discussion (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion
Introductory Remarks
Alex Schueler
Senior Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Milken Institute Health Welcome Breakfast (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Waldorf Astoria – Sway Patio

This annual welcome breakfast is hosted by Milken Institute Health and brings together senior members and stakeholders across our aging/longevity, public health, biomedical innovation, and food-focused work.

What Matters Now (Invite only)
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

In this annual series of fireside chats, distinguished guests and C-suite representatives from the world’s foremost asset-owners and asset-management firms gather with attendees in a casual setting to engage in candid conversation.

Opening Remarks
Erin Lubitz
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Welcome Remarks
Christopher Ailman
Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System
Moderators
Niall Ferguson
Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Connie Loizos
Silicon Valley Editor, TechCrunch; Founder, StrictlyVC
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Gillian Tett
Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times
Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, S&P Global; Author, "The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations"
Speakers
Robert Bradway
Chairman and CEO, Amgen Inc.
Howard Fillit
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Natalie Jaresko
Managing Director, Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, EY-Parthenon; Minister of Finance Ukraine (2014-2016)
Brad Lightcap
Chief Operating Officer, OpenAI
Joe Manchin
US Senator, West Virginia; Chairman, US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Michael McCaul
US Representative, Texas; Chairman, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Darren Woods
CEO, ExxonMobil
Marie Yovanovitch
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Leaders in Health (Invite only)
12:30 PM - 02:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

This annual gathering of leaders at the Global Conference will examine opportunities for accelerating advances in health across the healthcare continuum and throughout the lifespan. Advancing health requires fostering alignment and collaboration among the sectors that influence health, addressing areas where innovation and impact are needed (e.g., public health, food systems, biomedical research, treatment, technology and data, health financing and investments), and spreading solutions that lead to sustainable, equitable, and transformed systems. During this off-the-record session, health leaders will discuss barriers to resolve, lessons learned, and novel steps that can be taken to improve the health of people and communities in the US and around the world. 

Moderator
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, MI Health, Milken Institute
Media Reception (Invite only)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Poolside East

Registered media are welcome to join the Milken Institute media relations team and other media colleagues at a reception to kick off Global Conference at Poolside East at The Beverly Hilton

Leaders in Finance (Invite only)
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

This annual gathering of leaders at the Global Conference will focus on policy priorities, approaches to regulation, and investments that can drive economic growth, strategic competitiveness, and financial innovation. This off-the-record session will bring together government officials and business leaders for an informative, candid dialogue focused on solutions to some of the most pressing economic challenges facing the United States. 

Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Private Welcome Reception Presented by Citadel Securities (Invite only)
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM PDT
Beverly Canon Gardens
Welcome Reception
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Poolside West

The Milken Institute invites its Young Leaders Circle to a private cocktail reception hosted by Pendry Residences West Hollywood by Montage Hotels & Resorts. 

Aligned and At Ease Yoga
06:00 AM - 06:45 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Slow flow, alignment-based Vinyasa yoga class designed to stretch out the travel kinks and leave you feeling refreshed and centered. Meditation and breathwork incorporated in this 45-minute practice. No experience necessary—we modify for all levels.

Speaker
Gillian Cilibrasi
Co-Founder, Aligned and at Ease
Global Conference Check-In
06:00 AM - 08:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Lobby
Workout with Dogpound
06:30 AM - 07:15 AM PDT
Dogpound - 627 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

This session will address full body conditioning movements designed to improve performance, enhance mobility, and build strength. You will leave each daily session feeling strong, energized, and balanced within body and mind. A complimentary shuttle will leave from the Wilshire entrance of the Beverly Hilton at 6:00am (SHARP) to the Dogpound, West Hollywood location (627 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069) and return to the Beverly Hilton after class.

Associates Breakfast (Invite only)
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Liberty Media Corporation CEO, Greg Maffei and RedBird Capital Partners, Founder and Managing Partner, Gerry Cardinale. Moderated by Andy Adler, Anchor, CBS 11, this discussion will focus on the intersection of sports, media and technology and latest trends and challenges facing these industries.

Opening Remarks
Moderator
Andy Adler
Sports Anchor, CBS 11; Co-Host of the Cowboys Pre and Post Game Show, CBS
Speakers
Gerald Cardinale
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, RedBird Capital Partners LLC
Greg Maffei
President and CEO, Liberty Media Corporation
Continental Breakfast
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT
Wilshire Garden and Executive Center Foyer
The State of the Global Financial System
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom
Part 1: A Conversation with IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom
Opening Remarks
Rich Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Moderator
Stephanie Flanders
Head of Economics and Government, Bloomberg News; Head of Bloomberg Economics
Speaker
Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Financial Markets
Part 2: Global Capital Markets
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

Policymakers and executives are striving to make sense of how the financial sector will differ in the coming decades. Business models and behaviors of key market players will evolve and determine future directions of global capital markets. Digital asset policy, regulation, supervision, and enforcement will also continue to be top of mind. How are industry leaders priming themselves for change and continued growth? With the current market facing higher and more volatile inflation and interest rates, along with smaller central bank balance sheets, are we seeing market fragilities and asset bubbles? How do we see the financial sector evolving in response? 

Moderator
Stephanie Flanders
Head of Economics and Government, Bloomberg News; Head of Bloomberg Economics
Speakers
David Hunt
President and CEO, PGIM
Rishi Kapoor
Co-CEO, Investcorp
Karen Karniol-Tambour
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates
Robin Vince
President and CEO, BNY Mellon
Financial Markets
Advancing A Thriving Future in Health
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion
Part 1: FasterCures: Accelerating the Future of Health
08:00 AM - 08:20 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

To mark the occasion of FasterCures entering its third decade, join the organization’s current and founding leadership to take a look back at how far medical research has advancedand to look forward to what’s ahead as we continue to break down barriers to progress and accelerate medical solutions. 

Moderator
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, MI Health, Milken Institute
Speakers
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Andrew von Eschenbach
President, Samaritan Health
Health & Medical Research
Part 2: Global Trends in Health Care: The Challenges of the 22nd Century, Today
08:20 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

Remarkable innovation in the last several years has addressed many health-care needs around the world. Technology platforms and scientific breakthroughs are enabling improvements in the development of medical products, public health measures, and the delivery of health systems and interventions. However, far too many people are still left behind. What’s the most efficient way to break down barriers and accelerate biomedical research? How can we strengthen public health? What are the most innovative solutions proposed to advance healthy longevity and create a healthier, more equitable future across society? Leaders in health care will discuss these topics, challenging the status quo and predicting likely progress for the coming decades. 

Moderator
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Francis Collins
Head, Molecular Genetics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute; Former Director, National Institutes of Health
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, MI Health, Milken Institute
Peter Sands
Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Renee Wegrzyn
Director, Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health
John Wigneswaran
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Health and Wellness, Walmart
Health & Medical Research
Simulcast | The State of the Global Financial System
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden
Strategic Philanthropy Around the World
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

From ubuntu in Southern Africa to sadaka enriching Swahili, to zakat and tzedaka among related terms for the same benefit in the cultures of the Near and Middle East, philanthropy around the world is anything but one-size-fits-all. The motivation to give depends on any number of stimuli—whether trust in government and institutions or tax structures that may, or may not, encourage charitable giving. Our panel will examine regional and cultural trends, including "go giving" by those who would rather contribute their time along with their treasure, and how open—or cautious—people are about giving publicly depending on where they stand in the world. 

Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, MI Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
James Chen
Chair, Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation
Laura Lauder
General Partner, Lauder Partners
Philanthropy & Social Impact
Building Trust in an Age of Distrust (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

While the past several years have been challenging across many dimensions—including human health, world economics, and geopolitics—they have also strained the trust individuals have for each other and for institutions. Whether public or private sector, nonprofit or for-profit, large or small, today’s organizations face a new set of challenges to build durable trust with their stakeholders. How are institutions navigating these uncertain times and balancing the needs of their communities with increased expectations of transparency and accountability? How can leaders across business, policy, and media work together to help overcome the division we’re facing as a society?

Moderator
John Gerzema
CEO, The Harris Poll
Speakers
Nazanin Ash
CEO, Welcome.US
Eric Gertler
Executive Chairman and CEO, U.S. News & World Report
Julianne Hughes-Jennett
Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
Judy Smith
Founder, President and CEO, Smith & Company

Against a backdrop of geo-political tensions and increasing energy demand in developing economies, this session will examine how oil and gas leaders committed to net zero by 2050, major institutional investors, and climate deployment modelers can begin productive and open dialogue around the investment challenges and inflection points ahead. Key questions include short- versus long-term perspectives on oil and gas profits and peak oil, who can best invest in climate tech, and how to produce realistic deployment models for 2030, 2035 and beyond. 

Moderator
Dan Carol
Senior Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Mara Abbott
Senior Manager, Oil and Gas, CERES
Olivia Albrecht
CEO, Aspiration
Tom Chapman
Chair of the Board, Wyoming Retirement System
Debra Granatstein
Managing Director, HOOPP Infrastructure, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
Christine Harada
Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council
The Risk and Reward of the Employer’s Role in Health (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Brighton

The role of the employer has been in a steady state of metamorphosis. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Business Roundtable changed the definition of the role of a corporation to include investments in their employees and the communities where they operate. The pandemic accelerated the transformation of the workplace and elevated the opportunity for employers to play a critical role in public health, take a stand for specific action, and find a voice in issues that were normally considered “outside their lane". This included critical issues like promoting the mental health and wellbeing of employees. This redesign also illustrated the importance of a “whole person" approach, coupled with empathetic leadership, to influence productivity, enhance engagement, and effectively address the needs of five generations in the workforce. 

So, what’s next? Could further investments in mental health mitigate costly risk and pave the way for a more engaged and productive workforce? How do we safeguard the lessons learned about the importance of mental health during the pandemic? 

The invite only discussion will focus on the learning and forecasting of what is needed and what will happen to optimize health for employees and organizations. We are experiencing a transformation of where and how people work together. Fostering a more productive, resilient and healthier workforce is not only the right thing to do, it ultimately makes business sense. 

Moderator
Sabrina Spitaletta
Senior Director, Milken Institute Center for Public Health
Speakers
Tia Hodges
Vice President, Corporate Giving, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism and President and CEO, MetLife Foundation
Shazzia Khan
Global Chief Talent and Innovation Officer, Havas Creative Group and Havas Health & You
DeAnna Minus-Vincent
Managing Director, The Outcomes Architect
Jennifer Velez
Executive Vice President, Health & Network Solutions, Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey

Leaders in corporate philanthropy face an evolving landscape of challenges. Their work requires finding strategies that balance competing demands, such as the need to respond to the unexpected without losing focus on strategic targets or matching the long-term thinking required for impact with the short-term demands of the corporate calendar. This session will kick-off the Philanthropic Leadership Collective for Corporate Philanthropy, convened by the Milken Institute and sponsored by the Visa Foundation. The goals of this invitation-only session will be to showcase success stories and hard-won lessons, to strengthen networks among peers, and to advance a more strategic shared vision for corporate charitable giving. 

Moderator
John Schellhase
Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Wellness Garden Healing Sessions
09:30 AM - 04:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Please visit the Wellness Garden for Immunity Boosts, Chair Massages, Relaxation Sessions, Reiki, and Aromatherapy.

Ukraine: Global Perspectives on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom
Part 1: A Conversation with NATO Admiral Rob Bauer
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom
Moderator
Matt Kaminski
Editor in Chief, Politico
Speaker
Admiral Rob Bauer
Chair, Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Security & Risk Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Part 2: The Ukraine War and Reconstruction Efforts
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

February of this year saw the Ukraine war enter a second year of hostilities. After repelling Russia’s initial invasion and its attempt to capture Kyiv, Ukraine’s army pushed Russian forces back. Ukraine’s resistance has been aided by Western arms and popular support for its future as a European state by publics in both America and across Europe, even in the face of much higher energy prices, cost of living increases, and a global food shortage. Could Ukraine be the start of an enduring unity of purpose in EU foreign policy? What will reconstruction efforts look like? And what does this mean for Ukraine in its fight to retake territory captured by Russia both during the war and earlier in Crimea? What are prospects of Ukraine realizing its ultimate hope to become, when the sound of the guns dies down, a European country? 

Moderator
Matt Kaminski
Editor in Chief, Politico
Speakers
Ian Bremmer
President, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
Natalie Jaresko
Managing Director, Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, EY-Parthenon; Minister of Finance Ukraine (2014-2016)
Orysia Lutsevych
Research Fellow, Head of Ukraine Forum, Chatham House
Yuriy Vitrenko
Former CEO, Naftogaz
Marie Yovanovitch
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Security & Risk Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
The Future of Asset Classes
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

According to McKinsey, “the past 18 months have planted multiple seeds of disruption which are setting a dynamic new horizon of growth for the industry in the coming decade". Investors are evaluating how traditional tools and portfolios may be evolving and identifying new opportunities to provide risk adjusted returns, while grappling with other challenges like more inclusive investment teams and impact investment solutions. This panel will examine how the gains of the previous market cycles were not shared equally: as in years past and how the tide of rising markets failed to lift all alternative managers’ boats. Firms showing improved growth were a mix of large, diversified managers playing across investment styles and asset classes, and specialists focused on a particular asset class or set of investment strategies.

Opening Remarks
Blair Carl Smith
Senior Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Moderator
Romaine Bostick
TV Anchor, Bloomberg News
Speakers
David Breach
President and Chief Operating Officer, Vista Equity Partners
Sherrese Clarke Soares
Founder and CEO, Harbourview Equity
Edwin Conway
Global Head, BlackRock Alternatives
John Koudounis
President and CEO, Calamos Investments
Kim Lew
CEO, Columbia Investment Management Company
Financial Markets

This year, the landscape of venture capital and innovation underwent a seismic shift. The fall of Silicon Valley Bank has challenged the assumptions that guided capital markets for the past decade. In this moment of uncertainty, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, banks, and regulators must work collaboratively to transform this reckoning into a reset—or risk the very foundations of innovation, industry, and competitive economies. How are VCs navigating the transformed banking ecosystem to bolster their portfolio companies, ensure strong returns for their investors, and enhance fundraising and investment strategies? How are portfolio companies and startups adapting to this new reality in a way that ensures fiscal responsibility but supports creativity and innovation? And ultimately, how can the public and private sectors work together to establish a new game plan moving forward? Join our expert panel of industry leaders as they explore the implications of these questions for the broader society and economy. 

Moderator
Jamie W. Montgomery
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, March Capital
Speakers
Ibrahim Ajami
Head of Ventures, Mubadala Capital
Anu Duggal
Founding Partner, Female Founders Fund
Raj Ganguly
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, B Capital Group
Arif Janmohamed
Senior Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lo Toney
Founding Managing Partner, Plexo Capital
Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Funding Real Estate: Win, Lose, or Draw?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Market uncertainties and apprehensions around the global economy are putting the debt exposures of real estate companies under a magnifying glass. Recent bank failures have sent shockwaves through an already fragile economy which may prompt a pause on rate hikes. As capital market participants pause to reset expectations, how are they adjusting to restructure their positions in face of current market dynamics? How does this impact the real estate industry, such as a changing US housing market? What are other nuances across property types that money managers are keeping an eye out for? Taking a step back, what real estate trends have normalized or permanently changed vis-à-vis a once-in-a-century global pandemic? 

Moderator
Carol Massar
TV and Radio Anchor, Bloomberg Media
Speakers
Sean Dobson
Chairman, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Amherst
Jonathan Goldstein
CEO, Cain International
Don Mullen
Founder and CEO, Pretium
Andrea Olshan
President and CEO, Seritage Growth Properties
David Steinbach
Global Chief Investment Officer, Hines
Financial Markets Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Emerging Market America
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom
Part 1: A Conversation with US House Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom
Moderator
Dan Carol
Senior Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speaker
Pete Aguilar
US Representative, California; Chair, US House Democratic Caucus
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Part 2: How 10,000 Communities Can Build Resilient and Equitable Economies
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

The federal government has recently approved an unprecedented amount of funding to support long-term economic resiliency through an alphabet soup of legislation from BIL to IRA to CHIPs. However, without a place-based investment approach to blend funding, under-served rural and urban communities will be unable to apply, receive, and absorb catalytic capital and capacity support. In this session, cross-sectoral leaders will discuss smart strategic interventions to better help under-served communities access public and private opportunity capital.

Moderator
Amy Cortese
Editorial Director, ImpactAlpha
Speakers
Clarence E. Anthony
CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities
Rachel Korberg
Executive Director and Co-founder, Families and Workers Fund
Olga Morales Pate
CEO, Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP)
Rip Rapson
President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation
Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation Capital Access & Economic Opportunity

Accounting for nearly half of the research dollars received by US academic and nonprofit research institutes, philanthropic capital has an outsized impact in scientific areas such as biomedical research, conservation, and technology innovation. These philanthropic dollars not only support research, but also accelerate timelines and improve the diversity of the scientific workforce to ensure innovations are impacting all communities. In this panel, prominent science philanthropists will discuss how their dollars have been agents of discovery and development while changing what we know about ourselves and the world around us.  

Moderator
Cara Altimus
Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Rui Costa
President and CEO, Allen Institute
Kent Dauten
Chair, Dauten Family Foundation
Nicola Mendelsohn
Head of Global Business Group, Meta
Chuck Ryan
President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Philanthropy & Social Impact AI, Innovation, & Technology
The Future of Work: Charting a New Course
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

In 2023, businesses and organizations across the public and private sector face unprecedented challenges as they chart a new course for the future of work. Changing attitudes towards work, the workplace, and workforce, paired with the rise of remote work, pose leaders with a unique opportunity to reimagine its future. How will emerging technologies—like AI—transform hiring, training, and retention? How can business executives and employees collaborate to create systems and an ecosystem that respect and honor the dignity of work, while prioritizing productivity and maximizing profit? Join us for this conversation with leading global executives as we contemplate the work transformation that lies ahead. 

Moderator
Brian Sullivan
Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC
Speakers
Rodney McMullen
Chairman and CEO, The Kroger Co.
Doug Sieg
CEO and Managing Partner, Lord Abbett
Ambereen Toubassy
Chief Financial Officer, Airtable
Igor Tulchinsky
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, WorldQuant
Business & Industry Society & Culture Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Innovation Versus Access to Medicines: Can We Have Both?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

The balance between medical innovation and access to the products of that innovation has always been challenging. It’s imperative to strike a balance as the cost of innovations such as cell and gene therapies climbs exponentially, more personalized medicine and prevention becomes possible, and the need to address inequities in access and outcomes rises to the global forefront. As science progresses towards cracking the codes of scourges such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and infectious diseases, who bears the responsibility to ensure that people in need are able to benefit? 

Moderator
Mark McClellan
Director, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University
Speakers
Louis DeGennaro
President and CEO, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Johanna Mercier
Chief Commercial Officer, Gilead Sciences
Jen Miller
Professor, Yale School of Medicine; CEO, Bioethics International
David Tapolczay
CEO, St George Street Capital
Andrea Willis
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Health & Medical Research Policy, Politics, & Regulation AI, Innovation, & Technology
Investing in a Resilient Food System to Build a Better Tomorrow
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

As part of our focus on doing well by doing good, this session will highlight investment opportunities to transform our food system into one that is resilient, just and supports our global environment, human health, and equitable financial return to all actors across the food system, from farmer to investor.

Moderator
Holly Freishtat
Senior Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Speakers
Jason Buechel
CEO, Whole Foods
Ertharin Cousin
Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
Dan Pathomvanich
CEO, NRF Public Company Limited
Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT
Sustainability & Environment Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
The Art of Aging: Humor and Other Ways to Age Well
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Many factors influence how we age and whether longer lives are experienced in good or poor health. Scientists believe that genetic factors explain only 15 to 30 percent of longevity, while lifestyle factors play a more significant role in why some of us live longer. Optimal sleep can slow biological aging and decrease the risk of dementia. Proper nutrition and when we eat can help prevent the development of disease and boost longevity. Even laughter has a role to play by triggering healthy physical changes, strengthening our immune system, and diminishing pain. This session will explore the science of laughter and its link to longevity, discuss the latest lifestyle behaviors to protect our brains, and give us ways to joke, sleep, and eat our way to better health.

Moderator
Nicholas St. Fleur
Science Reporter, Associate Editorial Director of Events and Host of Color Code Podcast, STAT
Speakers
Chip Conley
Founder and CEO, Modern Elder Academy
Dani Klein Modisett
CEO and Founder, Laughter on Call
Lauren Miller Rogen
Filmmaker; Co-Founder, Hilarity for Charity
Sarah Richardson
Chief Digital and Information Officer, Tivity Health
Global Investors’ View: ASEAN (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Brighton

The ASEAN countries are very competitive on a range of key indicators: labor and talent, ease of doing business, corporate leadership, manufacturing capabilities, and domestic consumption. This presents opportunities in business investment, partnerships, and cultural engagements that other countries and businesses can benefit from. What’s ahead for ASEAN that promises lucrative returns for investors? Can ASEAN buck the global economic slowdown and remain a region of robust growth? 

Moderator
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Aireen Omar
President, Investments and Ventures, Capital A
Christopher Po
Executive Chairman, Century Pacific Group
Cesar Purisima
Founding Partner, IKHLAS Capital; Milken Institute Asia Fellow; former Secretary of Finance, Republic of the Philippines
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets

Governments around the world are assessing and investing in their capabilities and capacities to protect global health security. Robust data and analytics are essential to preventing and preparing for future public health crises. Data that reside in the private sector—if combined with public sector data—could yield far more predictive and actionable insights than public sector data could alone. Much has been written about the challenges and risks of private sector data sharing, but what about the opportunities? In this session, we will discuss the emerging role of private sector data sharing in strengthening global economic resilience and mitigating systemic commercial risks, ways to mitigate the known risks of sharing such data, a range of incentives for data sharing, and illustrative models and use cases for how the private sector can derive value from it.

Opening Remarks
Sung Hee Choe
Senior Director, FasterCures, The Milken Institute
Moderator
Robert Kirkpatrick
Senior Advisor, FasterCures
Speakers
Dylan George
Director, Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics, CDC
William Hoffman
Director, Data Strategy, Flybits
Mariana Matus
CEO and Co-Founder, Biobot Analytics
Chris Moose
Partner, Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM
Meet the Author: Deepak Chopra “Living in the Light: Yoga for Self-Realization”
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Deepak Chopra
Founder, Chopra Foundation
Moderator
David Faber
Journalist; Co-Anchor, "Squawk on the Street", CNBC
Speakers
Joe Manchin
US Senator, West Virginia; Chairman, US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Darren Woods
CEO, ExxonMobil
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment AI, Innovation, & Technology
Stretch It Out!
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

A short session of stretches to breath to reset proper posture and alignment as Global Conference goes into full swing.


Speaker
Maya Jade Frank
Instructor, Mat Pilates
Evaluating Credit Market Dislocations
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

Credit markets have been steadily expanding through the last decade as part of a global hunt for yield. At the same time, banks—having learned the lessons of the global financial crisis—have invested in conservative residential mortgages and 30-year government bonds. Both strategies are showing significant cracks, though, after a year of the Fed's most aggressive monetary tightening in decades has caused those securities to fall in value. Credit markets have never been more dubious for investors in the face of the ripple effects of rising interest rates. What is the credit outlook for the short and medium term, and where are we in the longer-term credit cycle? Can we find a new normal in a higher interest rate environment, and if so, what will be the right set of investment strategies for savvy investors? What will be the broader macroeconomic implications of this, and how can investors position themselves for both the best and the worst possible worlds?

Moderator
Staci Warden
CEO, Algorand Foundation
Speakers
Michael Buchanan
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Western Asset Management Company
Richard Hunter
Chief Credit Officer, Fitch Ratings
Purnima Puri
Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners
Christian Stracke
Global Head, Credit Research, PIMCO
John Vibert
Managing Director and President, PGIM Fixed Income
Financial Markets
Inside the Growing World of Private Markets
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

The private markets industry has experienced significant growth in recent years—private equity continues to outperform public equities while private credit has attracted investors for the last decade by providing premium yields to liquid credit while retaining low risk. Beyond the growth, what are unique challenges faced by the industry? In navigating a dynamic global landscape, how are investors dealing with increasing regulatory complexities, continued market volatility, and changing investor preferences? Where is money being put to work? 

Moderator
John Bowman
Executive Vice President, CAIA Association
Speakers
Jeffrey Aronson
Co-Founder and Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
Bennett Goodman
Executive Chairman, Hunter Point Capital
Marc Lipschultz
Co-President and Co-Founder, Blue Owl Capital
Andrew Milgram
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Marblegate Asset Management
Molly Murphy
Chief Investment Officer, Orange County Employees Retirement System
Financial Markets
Transformational Technology
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion
Part 1: A Conversation with White House OSTP Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion
Moderator
Julia Boorstin
Senior Media and Tech Correspondent, CNBC; Author, "When Women Lead"
Speaker
Arati Prabhakar
Assistant to the President and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
Policy, Politics, & Regulation AI, Innovation, & Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we live, work, and play. From self-driving cars and voice-activated assistants to AI-guided medical diagnoses, financial forecasting, and ChatGPT—few technologies of the 21st century have greater potential to disrupt and transform human activity. What is the potential and promise of AI? How will it alter our social, political, and economic lives across sectors, industries, and geographies? Can it be responsibly developed to complement and enhance human intelligence? Join us for a conversation with the leading practitioners and developers of the next generation of artificial intelligence. 

Moderator
Julia Boorstin
Senior Media and Tech Correspondent, CNBC; Author, "When Women Lead"
Speakers
Elad Gil
Serial Entrepreneur and Investor; Co-Founder, Color Health
Ashton Kutcher
General Partner, Sound Ventures
Peter Lee
Chairman of the Board, WorldQuant Predictive
Nicola Mendelsohn
Head of Global Business Group, Meta
Alexandr Wang
Founder and CEO, Scale AI
AI, Innovation, & Technology
The Drive Toward More Non-Invasive Treatments for Patients
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Non-invasive medical treatments are highly desirable alternatives and supplements to traditional surgery, radiation, drug delivery, and immune therapy, with some having proven safety, efficacy, and effectiveness. They hold the promise of saving time and lives with lower costs and fewer side effects. However, everyday millions of people suffer from conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, epilepsy, stroke, and cancer that prevent them from living full and whole lives. What has been the progress to date in the application of non-invasive medical treatments? How can we raise awareness, accelerate clinical trials, grow human and financial capital, and foster collaboration to advance these treatments? What is the future for these treatments? In this session, innovators and disruptors in the development and use of non-invasive medical treatments will discuss these topics, elevating the promise for new standards of care to benefit patients.

Moderator
Sanjay Gupta
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Speakers
Maurice R. Ferré
CEO and Chairman, Insightec
Pejman Ghanouni
Associate Professor of Radiology, Stanford University
Neal F. Kassell
Founder and Chairman, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Chase Koch
Founder and CEO, Koch Disruptive Technologies; Founder, Stand Together Ventures and Stand Together Music
Zhen Xu
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
Reimagining Health through Prevention
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

Preventive care is acknowledged to be a critical component of the health-care ecosystem. Early detection and management are known to save lives. However, even large investments and strategies for prevention fade when compared to investments to develop post-diagnostic treatments and cures. Primary care systems must be strengthened. This session provides a forum for international leaders in the field to discuss the economic case for preventive health care and high-impact components of health care management. Experts in health care and finance will explore how best to finance crucial interventions and attract new investment while accelerating transformative changes in the health system. 

Moderator
Eugene Daniels
Playbook Author and White House Correspondent, Politico
Speakers
Camilla Cavendish
Baroness Cavendish of Little Venice, Member of the House of Lords; Senior Fellow, Harvard University
Ralph de la Torre
Founding Chairman and CEO, Steward Health Care
Clive Fields
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, VillageMD
Lynn Goldman
Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
Health & Medical Research
Game Changers: The New Business of Sports
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

Investing in professional sports teams is often viewed as nontraditionally profitable—with prestige often taking priority over financial gain. The sector has seen the emergence of a wave of new investors—sovereign wealth funds, private individuals, supporter groups, and private equity funds. There has also been a cultural shift as fans shifted to their devices to watch their favorite matches, which led to the rise and influence of streaming services, providing investors with new avenues for value creation. The current state of play reflects an environment in which team and athlete investments have proved themselves exceedingly profitable. Join our discussion on the world of sports from the viewpoints of multiple key stakeholders. 

Moderator
Rachel Michele Nichols
Host and Co-Executive Producer, Headliners with Rachel Nichols
Speakers
Cliff Crown
Chairman, Brentford FC and FC Midtjylland
Michele Kang
Founder and CEO, Cognosante; Majority Owner, Washington Spirit
Kara Nortman
Founder, Angel City and Monarch Collective
Jerry Reinsdorf
Chairman, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls
Business & Industry
China and the Global Economy: Insights on the Ground
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Is China still a favorable destination for multinational companies and investors? There’s no doubt its onshore capital markets’ potential and demographic and sector-specific trends remain tremendously attractive to numerous industries, especially given China’s and Hong Kong’s recent re-opening. But China is not without lingering operational challenges and political headwinds. How are business leaders and investors navigating these challenges? What key considerations are top-of-mind in assessments of deeper engagement opportunities in China? What economic and financial policies can business leaders and investors expect in the year ahead? 

Moderator
Robin Hu
Vice Chairman, Asia and Operating Partner, Temasek; Chair Asia, Milken Institute
Speakers
Fred Hu
Founder and Chairman, Primavera
Lindsay Lin
Managing Director and Head of Americas Region, CICC
Yichen Zhang
Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital
Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets
Corporate Philanthropy: Connecting Profits and Purpose
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

Last year, the authors of the Edelman Trust Barometer declared, "Societal leadership is now a core function of business". As trust slips away from government and the media, society is demanding more from the corporate sector. To win over consumers and to ensure employees understand that they are part of something greater, businesses are increasingly called upon to "walk the walk"—to demonstrate that their actions and culture match the values they claim to hold. This panel brings together industry leaders to discuss how corporate philanthropy is becoming central to corporate purpose, how engagement has evolved, and where the space is heading. 

Moderator
Melissa Stevens
Executive Vice President, MI Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Greg Curtis
Executive Director, Holdfast Collective
Damien Huang
President and CEO Elect, Cotopaxi
Graham Macmillan
President, Visa Foundation
Saadia Madsbjerg
Vice President of Global Community Affairs; President of The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company
Society & Culture Philanthropy & Social Impact
What's Next for Impact Investing in Africa?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

An estimated $4 trillion is needed annually from private investors to help finance development priorities and accelerate sustainable, inclusive growth around the world. It is commonly said that the money is in the global financial system, and that investors have a unique opportunity to generate yield in emerging and developing economies while potentially financing development impact. But despite the talk, Africa has so far struggled to attract and effectively absorb impact investment flows. Is Africa truly an attractive investment destination for investors looking to have impact? What are the opportunities, and how does risk measure up against reward? Scale is often cited as the reason for an apparent lack of investor interest—so how can impact investing be scaled to create appealing investment sizes? Can public markets play a role, as they are increasingly doing in more developed markets? What more is needed—and from whom—so that Africa can meaningfully seize on the impact investing opportunity? 

Moderator
Mary Ellen Iskenderian
CEO and President, Women's World Banking
Speakers
Clare Akamanzi
CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Matt Christensen
Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing, Allianz Global Investors
Jake Cusack
Managing Partner, CrossBoundary
Mohammed Dewji
President, MeTL Group
Rekha Unnithan
Global Head of Impact Private Equity, Nuveen
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
The Future of Impact Strategies in Asset Management (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

For the past several decades, although the demand for women and underrepresented groups in the institutional investment industry has remained high, despite a few notable exceptions, there has been little progress on sustaining top talent from the analyst seat to the C-suite. As a profession, asset management is still far from having equitable representation among its decision makers. Less than 1.6 percent of the $87 trillion in U.S. assets under management are managed by women and Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). In this session, panelists will reconfigure the conversation around DEI and discuss how public and private stakeholders can ensure that high-performing women and BIPOC asset managers are properly valued and included across all levels of top investment firms.

Opening Remarks
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Moderator
Blair Carl Smith
Senior Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Troy Duffie
Associate Director, Milken Institute
Philip Gaskin
Vice President, Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Nancy Wheeler
Instructor and Strategic Partner, ViableEdu
Contributor
Bhakti Mirchandani
Managing Director, Responsible Investing, Trinity Church Wall Street
Closing Remarks
Jarvis Hollingsworth
Board Chair, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Vice Chairman, Irradiant Partners, LP
Asset Management—Navigating the Storm (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

The asset-management industry is facing uncertainty amid inflationary concerns, interest rate ambiguity, and banking shakeups across the globe. What opportunities are managers exploring in the face of the recent actions taken by the Federal Reserve? What strategies are they employing to manage inflation risk in their portfolios? Is the possibility of a recession looming more imminently than ever and how are investors readjusting their portfolios to prepare? How are new technologies impacting the industry, and what openings do they present? Please join an off-the-record conversation to hear our expert panelists’ views. 

Moderator
Jason Klein
Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Speakers
Steve Brown
Chief Investment Officer, Total Return and Macro Strategies, Guggenheim Investments
Jon Fox
Partner and President, Värde Partners
Nickol Hackett
Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, The Joyce Foundation
Barbara Jesuele
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, J. Paul Getty Trust
Tim Reese
CEO, Pennsylvania Municipal Retirement System

While states make war, war totally remakes states. The Ukraine and Russia that finish the war will be radically changed from those before hostilities started. While we cannot know the nature of any military settlement between Russia and Ukraine, policymakers and investors will be debating and weighing the likelihood of various political and economic scenarios that will subsequently emerge: will a united Ukrainian state emerge with greater capacity to enact change than before war started? Learning the lessons of Russia in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, how can any Ukrainian political regime work together with outside actors to forge a lasting postwar legacy and cement a truly resilient social and physical infrastructure to secure its own future? Even after formal hostilities have ended, can political and economic influence be brought to bear to secure a just peace and demonstrate that such an enormous sacrifice was not in vain?

Moderator
Simon Radford
Associate Director, Milken Institute
Speakers
Robert English
Director, USC School of International Relations
Natalie Jaresko
Managing Director, Turnaround and Restructuring Strategy, EY-Parthenon; Minister of Finance Ukraine (2014-2016)
Yuriy Vitrenko
Former CEO, Naftogaz
Andrew Weiss
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Marie Yovanovitch
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Sleep Strategies for Peak Performance
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

This 30-minute talk provides participants with an understanding of the basic science of sleep as well as an in depth look at how elite athletes and C-level executives use sleep as their secret weapon, including how they deal with
jet lag, catch up on sleep, nap, and reduce their need for sleep.

Speakers
Michael Breus
PhD, DABSM, FAASM, The Sleep Doctor
Daniel Costello
Managing Partner, Participant Capital
Boxed Lunch Pick-Up
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer and Executive Center
Making Meaningful Connections
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Let’s put social media and technology aside and connect on a human level and build authentic relationships beyond securing a new job or a new investor for your next big idea. This lunchtime session will teach you how to, get back to human basics, and make real networking contacts.

Speakers
Scott Lazerson
Chairman of the Board, The Freedom Child Foundation
Susan McPherson
Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies
Global Overview: Shifting Tensions, Divergence, and Convergence (Invite only)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

The history of the global political-economic order is one of constant change; sometimes this change is imperceptible, at others, abrupt. Over two decades into the 21st century, the world has experienced a global pandemic, heightened tensions around re-globalization, a land war in Europe, and increasing political polarization, which threaten to accelerate international divergence. This comes at a time of looming global challenges—including extreme poverty, economic migration, public health, and climate change—that can only be solved through greater convergence towards shared responsibility and action. Join our panelists as they examine these tensions and challenges, and look to the opportunities that will shape our world in the decades ahead. 

Welcome Remarks
Sarah Sandler
Executive Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Moderator
Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times
Speakers
His Excellency H.E. Khalid Al-Falih
Minister of Investment, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Mark Carney
Chair, Head of Transition Investing, Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
Niall Ferguson
Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Michael Froman
Vice Chairman and President, Mastercard Strategic Growth; Incoming President, Council on Foreign Relations
Jane Harman
Board Chair, Freedom House; former US Congresswoman
Security & Risk Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets
CEO Roundtable: Building a Resilient Business (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion with global leaders from some of the largest companies in finance, health, technology, and other industries to explore trends and challenges unfolding for 2023. Moderated by Milken Institute CEO, Richard Ditizio, with remarks by Chairman Michael Milken, this conversation will examine the experiences of corporations that have navigated turbulent times and discuss strategies to foster culture, build resilience, and drive growth. 

Moderators
Rich Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Simulcast | Global Overview: Shifting Tensions, Divergence, and Convergence
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

Every year, nearly 650,000 people leave prison and face a new set of consequences when they return home—from constant surveillance to denied access to employment, education, voting rights, and so much more. The reality of life after incarceration begs the question, “what does it truly mean to be free"? We have the power and responsibility to create support systems that enable formerly incarcerated citizens to reenter society as free and full members of their communities. This panel will explore the collective role that advocates, legislators, industry leaders, and everyday people can play in helping formerly incarcerated citizens come home free. 

Welcome Remarks
Conrad Kiechel
Executive Director, Events and Global Programming, Milken Institute
Introductory Remarks
Karen Bass
Mayor, Los Angeles
Moderator
Jonathan Capehart
Host, The Saturday Show and The Sunday Show, MSNBC
Speakers
John Legend
Artist and Activist
Sheena Meade
CEO, Clean Slate Initiative
Deepti Rohatgi
Executive Director, Slack for Good
US Energy Markets in Transition: Who Will Invest the Smartest?
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Over the past two years, all eyes have been on energy. The US government and regional utilities are pouring in billions to shore up the country’s energy generation and distribution networks, and major investments are being made in new climate technologies and resilient infrastructure. While there has never been a more exciting time for organizations to invest in this sector, approaches vary dramatically. Hear from leaders across oil and gas, clean tech, and government to better understand where the opportunities lie.

Moderator
Brian Sullivan
Anchor and Senior National Correspondent, CNBC
Speakers
Scott Jacobs
CEO and Co-Founder, Generate Capital
Doug Kimmelman
Founder and Senior Partner, Energy Capital Partners
Rebecca Kujawa
President and CEO, NextEra Energy Resources LLC
Colin Parfitt
Vice President, Midstream, Chevron
Sustainability & Environment AI, Innovation, & Technology
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01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom
Governing America: A Conversation with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom
Moderator
Gerard Baker
Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal
Speaker
Glenn Youngkin
Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Moderator
Gerard Baker
Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal
Speaker
Makhtar Diop
Managing Director, International Finance Corporation
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment Regions & Developing Markets

There is a mighty but invisible kingdom of microbes present within your body. Small yet incredibly powerful, these thousands of species and trillions of inhabitants live in all parts of your body and make up the diverse human microbiome. These microbiomes support and maintain your health, but also, when the microbiome is disturbed in some fashion, they have been linked to hundreds of ailments such as cancers, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases. More than a decade ago, little was known about the myriad of microorganisms that live happily inside and on our bodies. Now researchers believe they could change the future of human health. Scientists have been focused on research connecting nutrition, the microbiome, and the immune system axis as a significant contributor to health and the future of personalized medicine. After a decade of uncertainty, a trio of clinical trial successes in 2020 is spurring enthusiasm about the potential for effectively treating disease via manipulation of the gut microbiome. Biopharma and nutrition companies have revved up their investments to reveal how gut bacteria can influence everything from cancer treatments to mental health. Whether you're an entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist, or just want to understand more about this new "farmacy", gut microbes should be on your radar as the key to good health and disease treatment. 

Moderator
Marc Hurlbert
CEO, Melanoma Research Alliance
Speakers
Amanda Eilian
Founding Partner, Able Partners
Manuel Fankhauser
CEO, Seerave Foundation
Jack A. Gilbert
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Sandrine Miller-Montgomery
Co-Founder, Board Member, President and CEO, Micronoma Inc.
Chidozie Ugwumba
Managing Partner, SymBiosis Capital Management
Health & Medical Research
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01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden
Lifestyle Medicine for the Brain: A Conversation with Deepak Chopra and Seth Rogen
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

While some dream of a long life, having a sense of purpose and being intentional in one’s life choices—especially early on—can lead to more than a long life. It means an increased "healthspan", the part of one’s life where a person enjoys good health. This conversation will explore a range of habits and practices to adopt now to optimize your physical and emotional well-being as you age, from a focus on brain health and exercise to the benefits of practicing mindfulness. 

Moderator
Alex Witt
Anchor, "MSNBC Reports with Alex Witt"
Speakers
Deepak Chopra
Founder, Chopra Foundation
Seth Rogen
Writer; Actor; Co-Founder, Hilarity for Charity
Society & Culture Health & Medical Research Philanthropy & Social Impact

Professional success and personal fulfillment in life can be powerfully furthered by a wise mentor who is committed to helping a friend or colleague to develop, as the mentee discovers undreamt-of capabilities. For a young Alex Rodriguez, White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf was that mentor. Join us as Frank Luntz interviews mentor and mentee, illuminating the cherished connection between the two, and the relationship that enriches them both.

Moderator
Frank Luntz
CEO, FIL, Inc.
Speakers
Jerry Reinsdorf
Chairman, Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls
Alex Rodriguez
Chairman and CEO, A-Rod Corp; 2009 World Series Champion, New York Yankees
Business & Industry
Global Leaders’ View: Japan (Invite only)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Brighton

How are global executives responding to Japan’s efforts to boost inward investments? From reforming and internationalizing corporate governance frameworks to adjusting regulations related to investment screenings, foreign ownership, and financial incentives, Japan has been proactively seeking to enhance the country’s position as a global business and financial hub. How are companies responding to these reforms? How might these changes provide new and attractive opportunities for global business and investors? In what areas could Japan provide resiliency against greater global economic transformations? 

Introductory Remarks
Yuka Shimokawa
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Moderator
Yumiko Murakami
Co-Founder and General Partner, MPower Partners
Speakers
Tomoko Amaya
Vice Minister for International Affairs, Japan’s Financial Services Agency
Kiyotaka Fujii
Senior Executive Vice President, Konica Minolta; Executive Chairman of the Board, REALM IDx, Inc.
Ken Hokugo
Director, Head of Corporate Governance, Pension Fund Association
Merit Janow
Chair of the Board of Directors, Mastercard
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
Leveraging Private Market Investments (Invite only)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

Interest in private market investments across the infrastructure, private debt, venture capital, and private equity categories has continued to boom in 2023. Investors seeking protection from inflation, a high potential for return enhancements, and diversification away from public markets are driving the focus on various alternative investment strategies. Do private markets help insulate investors from the wild swings of public markets? Do heightened returns in the private market come at the cost of liquidity? Is the $10 trillion global market for private investing too large? Will the rage for private investing sustain itself in the coming decade? Join our panelists for an off-the-record discussion on these key considerations as investors navigate and leverage the benefits of private market allocations. 

Moderator
Kristina Koutrakos
Director, Portfolio Strategy, Virginia Retirement System
Speakers
Anthony Maniscalco
Head of Strategic Capital Group, Investcorp
Andrew Milgram
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Marblegate Asset Management
Kimberly Reed
Partner, One Rock Capital Partners
Peter Teti
Executive Managing Director, Head of Private Equity and International, Alberta Investment Management Corporation

Philanthropy is a powerful force within the health and medical research ecosystem, but funding biomedical research can have a steep learning curve. How do you learn where to begin? Who should you work with to implement your philanthropic goals? And how can you tell if your investments are achieving their intended impact when medical research doesn’t have immediate payoffs? Philanthropy is uniquely positioned to play the long game, but this can make it difficult to know when you’re on the right track or if you should course correct. This session will focus on peer-to-peer learning between private funders and sharing of lessons learned from those at various stages of their giving journeys. 

Moderator
Cara Altimus
Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Global Conference Puppy Playtime Presented by PGIM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

In this session, we encourage your inner child to come out and play with puppies! Paw Work’s 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.

Meet the Author: Marie Yovanovitch “Lessons From the Edge: A Memoir”
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Marie Yovanovitch
Former United States Ambassador to Ukraine
Advancing a Thriving World through Digital Transformation
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

We live in an era of unprecedented technological innovation and digital transformation. These innovations are disrupting and transforming the way we live, work, and play—from the proliferation of new technologies like artificial intelligence, to new cases for data that will transform how we think about our health and community. How are industry leaders navigating this disruption? How are they harnessing the power of disruption to reimagine their businesses, industries, and societies for the better? Can this era of disruptive technology usher forward a new vision for collaborative free market enterprise that advances a thriving world for all?

Moderator
Andy Serwer
Editor At Large, Barron's
Speakers
Greg Brown
Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions
Carmine Di Sibio
Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Scott Havens
CEO, Bloomberg Media
Kevin Mayer
Co-CEO and Founder, Candle Media
Caryn Seidman-Becker
Chairman and CEO, CLEAR
Business & Industry AI, Innovation, & Technology
Deal or No Deal in Private Equity
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

2022 was one of the most dynamic years for PE firms in the last decade. The first six months resembled 2021—record high number of deals, fundraising, and exits. The second half saw activity by every metric peter to a grinding halt. Despite the decrease in deals announced overall in the year, deal values in 2022 closed above pre-pandemic averages. With uncertainty abounding, where are private equity investors seeking niche opportunities? Where are industry experts exercising creativity to generate value for investors? Will the growth in private lending continue to be a reliable source of financing in today’s volatile climate? Join our panel to understand whether to deal or remain on the side-lines.

Moderator
Erik Schatzker
Editor at Large, Bloomberg Businessweek
Speakers
Alicia Gregory
Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Future Fund
Jacob Kotzubei
Co-President, Platinum Equity
Scott Spielvogel
Managing Partner, One Rock Capital Partners, LLC
David Tayeh
Head of Private Equity North America, Investcorp
Wilson S. Warren
Partner and President, Lexington Partners
Financial Markets
Making Net-Zero Possible
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

Corporate net-zero commitments are coming due. With 2030 on the horizon, the private sector will need to strategically invest capital to meet their emissions targets on time. Which promising climate technologies are key to the net-zero transition and how will they be paid for? Against mounting criticism around how companies can focus on sustainability without negatively impacting shareholder returns, will increase demand for sustainable technologies change how companies are valued? And is reaching net-zero even enough to prevent the most detrimental consequences of climate change? This expert panel will assess whether industry leaders are prepared to achieve their sustainability pledges and what steps must still be taken to make net-zero a reality.

Moderator
Leslie Kaufman
Senior Reporter, Bloomberg Green
Speakers
Dan Barclay
CEO and Group Head, BMO Capital Markets, BMO Financial Group
Will Jackson-Moore
Global Sustainability Leader, PwC
Zimi Meka
CEO and Managing Director, Ausenco
Derek Rozycki
Executive Director, Head of Responsible Investing, Mubadala Investment Company
Rossitsa Stoyanova
Chief Investment Officer, Investment Management Corporation of Ontario
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
Moving Digital Assets Forward
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion
Part 1: A Conversation with CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam
02:30 PM - 02:50 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

After a tumultuous year, comprehensive legislation and regulation of the digital assets industry is at the forefront of policymakers’ agendas. Join us for a conversation with Rostin Behnam, Chairman of the CFTC, about the regulatory challenges and opportunities in the fast-evolving world of digital assets. In this session, Chairman Behnam will share his insights on the current state of digital assets regulation and derivatives markets.

Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Speaker
Rostin Behnam
Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Business & Industry
Part 2: Digital Assets: From Creative Disruption to Market Adoption
02:50 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Waves of innovation are nothing new. Since the crypto economy burst onto the scene, it has shifted our expectations of capital. To believers, crypto is inevitable in the future of finance. To skeptics, crypto is vulnerable, volatile and a passing fad. Under this spotlight, it is important to understand the market forces driving the development of a responsible digital assets industry and what blockchain technology has to offer. This session will explore what it will take to move the digital assets industry forward from the perspectives of asset managers, industry executives, investors, and regulators.

Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Speakers
Matt Halstead
Director, Real Estate Investments and Digital Assets, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Caroline D. Pham
Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Faryar Shirzad
Chief Policy Officer, Coinbase
David Siemer
CEO, Wave Digital Assets
Financial Markets AI, Innovation, & Technology
The Future of Democracy
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

The state of global democracy is complex and nuanced. Over the past fifteen years, more countries have seen democracy decay than have seen democratic progress. The resilience of democracy has been tested following the rise of authoritarianism, the crises of disinformation and misinformation, recent military coups, and full-scale invasions. However, in 2022, a renewed sense of urgency and cautious optimism arose in support of the cause of global democracy. Peaceful transfers of power followed contentious elections and international support poured out for those defending freedom in Ukraine, El Salvador, and Iran. This session will discuss the urgent and ongoing need to protect free and fair elections, to defend human rights and safeguard freedoms, and to ensure a thriving future for global democracies. How can the world’s democratic societies ensure not just the spread of rule by the people, of the people and for the people—but their own survival?

Moderator
Mike Allen
Co-Founder, Axios
Speakers
Michael Abramowitz
President, Freedom House
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Founder, AHA Foundation; Author
Sebastian Kurz
Former Chancellor, Republic of Austria
Moisés Naím
Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Author "The Revenge of Power"
Salil Shetty
Vice President, Global Programs, Open Society Foundation; Former Secretary-General, Amnesty International
Security & Risk Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Modernizing Global Supply Chains
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapidly evolving geopolitical landscape revealed profound fragilities in cross-border supply chains, which pushed them to the forefront of global concerns. Widespread and sustained disruptions opened a rare opportunity to reconsider investment strategies, modernize supply chain management, and reform the archaic paper-based system on which international trade still depends. How will companies simultaneously increase supply chain resilience and sustainability? What are the benefits of the digitization of international trade and what efforts are underway to accelerate wholesale adoption? What role could an improved trade finance ecosystem assume in creating new opportunities for SMEs and emerging-market economies? 

Moderator
Pamela Mar
Managing Director, Digital Standards Initiative, International Chamber of Commerce
Speakers
Keyvan Esfarjani
Executive Vice President and Chief Global Operations Officer, Intel Corporation
Samuel García Sepúlveda
Governor of Nuevo León
Kevin Klowden
Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute
Phil Levy
Chief Economist, Flexport
Marna Ricker
Global Vice Chair – Tax, EY
Stephen Shaya
Managing Director, Akkad Holdings
Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
A View from the Top: Leaders on Energy and the Environment
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

Now, more than ever, corporate leaders are focused not only on the productivity and profitability of their businesses, but their impact on the communities in which they operate and the world writ large. Leaders across industries have stepped up to make unprecedented environmental commitments, in a matter that is data-informed and solutions-oriented. How are leaders across industries decarbonizing their businesses to get to net zero and what is the impact on local communities? How can we collectively find the balance between energy reliability, affordability and low carbon and implementing data-informed solutions? How can environmental commitments and climate pledges be transformed into tangible action with measurable impact? The Inflation Reduction Act has made the single largest investment in climate and energy. What are governments doing to accelerate the energy transition and what more do we need to see? Join us for a view from the top on energy, and the environment.

This session is one of a three part series focused on corporate leadership around E, S, and G. 

Moderator
Rich Lesser
Global Chair, Boston Consulting Group
Speakers
Giulia Chierchia
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Sustainability, bp
Hiromichi Mizuno
Founder and CEO, Good Steward Partners; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute
Ronald O'Hanley
Chairman and CEO, State Street
Daniel Yergin
Vice Chairman, S&P Global; Author, "The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations"
Business & Industry Sustainability & Environment
A Functional Approach to Healing
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. People must consider the food they eat, their lifestyle, their habitat, and their daily rituals of mindfulness and exercise. Functional medicine addresses the root causes of disease by treating the whole body. This panel will discuss tips to live a long and healthy life.

Moderator
Dan Harris
Author, Journalist and Podcast Host, "Ten Percent Happier"
Speakers
Jeffrey Bland
Founder and President, Big Bold Health
Dan Buettner
Founder, Blue Zones, LLC
Jill Carnahan
Founder and Medical Director, Flatiron Functional Medicine; Author, "Unexpected Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith"
Missy Larsen
Vice President of Philanthropy, doTERRA International
Satya _
Consciousness Activist; Founder, Working With Satya, Ancient Wisdom and Modern Therapy
A Roadmap for Biosecurity
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Many experts refer to climate change as a "threat multiplier" because it can exacerbate such global stressors as poverty, food insecurity, and political instability. Climate change is also linked to an increased risk of infectious diseases, as rising temperatures enable more pathogens to survive and spread. That risk is compounded as we encroach ever more on the natural habitat, creating more opportunities for human-animal interaction, thus increasing the risk for zoonotic spillover. To mitigate these risks, there must be greater coordination across and within government agencies, but the public sector cannot and should not do it alone. In this panel, experts will lay out a path to enable broader multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration in responding to the threats to global biosecurity. 

Moderator
Yong-Bee Lim
Deputy Director of The Converging Risks Lab, Council on Strategic Risks
Speakers
Nita Madhav
Head of Epidemiology & Global Risk Analytics, Ginkgo Bioworks
Mariana Matus
CEO and Co-Founder, Biobot Analytics
Robert Nelsen
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Arch Venture Partners
Raj Panjabi
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense, National Security Council, The White House
Peter Sands
Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Security & Risk Health & Medical Research
Inclusive Capitalism
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace
Moderator
Troy Duffie
Associate Director, Milken Institute
Speaker
Maxine Waters
US Representative, California; Ranking Member, US House Committee on Financial Services
Financial Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Part 2: The Path to Inclusive Capitalism
02:50 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

For the past several decades, the demand for women and under presented groups in the institutional investment industry has remained high, although there has been little movement on sustaining top talent from the analyst seat to the C-Suite with some notable exceptions. Investing in the American Dream for All is predicated on equitable representation within asset management and among its’ decision makers. Less than 1.6% of the $87 trillion in U.S. assets under management are managed by women and black and indigenous people of color (BIPOC). In this session, panelists will reconfigure the conversation around DEI and 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.

Moderator
Troy Duffie
Associate Director, Milken Institute
Speakers
Margaret Anadu
Senior Partner, Head of Real Estate, The Vistria Group
Ruulke Bagijn
Head of Global Investment Solutions, Carlyle
Saira Malik
Chief Investment Officer, Nuveen
Marcos A. Rodriguez
Chairman and CEO, Palladium Equity Partners, LLC
Neal Wilson
Co-CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer, EJF Capital, LLC
Financial Markets Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Future of Active Fund Management (Invite only)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

The rise of passive investing at the expense of active has been a major theme in fund management for years. With growing geopolitical uncertainty, inflation, and continued interest hikes, volatility seems to be here to stay. Will higher cost of borrowing and cost of equity shift asset owner allocations back into fixed income? Will stock picking regain its allure? How is geographical allocation shifting market dynamics? How can strategic partnerships improve the LP/ GP relations? This roundtable of leading asset owners will be an opportunity for frank, unfiltered discussion about the future of the industry. 

Moderator
John Claisse
CEO, Albourne
Speakers
Harshal Chaudhari
President and Chief Investment Officer, GE Investment Management
Ann Marie Griffith
Managing Director Global Fixed Income, APG Asset Management US
Charmel Maynard
Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer, University of Miami
Pontus von Essen
Head of Strategy, AP7

With rising interest rates, an uneven stock market, and broader variability in financial markets, liquidity is at a premium for asset managers and asset owners. Some investors are facing over-allocation challenges resulting in the denominator effect and need to rebalance portfolios. How have liquidity needs changed for asset owners and how are asset managers navigating the markets? How are investors evaluating the macroeconomic environment and which asset classes and investment strategies are best positioned for the moment? What financial innovations and new trends are emerging that might help ensure that investors are able to meet their return targets in the long term while maintaining near-term flexibility? 

Moderator
Ted Seides
Founder and Host, Capital Allocators
Speakers
Patrick Fleming
Chief Investment Officer, State of Wyoming
Natalie Jenkins Sorrell
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, The Employees' Retirement Fund of the City of Dallas (ERF Dallas)
Edward Sheng
Head of Asset Allocation, Pacific Life
Catherine Ulozas
Chief Investment Officer, Drexel University

As we look at 2023, generative AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in various fields, including health, technology, and finance. With the growing availability of powerful computing resources, it is likely that we’ll see even more applications for generative AI in everyday life as the years unroll. While generative algorithms show great promise, they also raise important questions. It is critical that we begin to address these questions now and work towards developing responsible frameworks. Join leaders across this industry as they consider the ethical implications of generative AI, including concerns about data privacy, bias, and potential disinformation. 

Moderator
David Steinberg
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Zeta Global

The past few years have raised awareness of a series of challenges facing the healthcare sector—and in many cases, these challenges intensified under the strain of the pandemic. Sporadic breakdowns in the medical supply chain have affected everything from equipment to vital medicines. Workforce issues in healthcare predate the pandemic, but between 2020 and 2021 more than 100,000 RNs left the workforce—the largest drop of the past four decades, according to a Health Affairs study. Many of them were under age 35 and working in hospitals. But the pandemic also highlighted for many people the awesome capability of our healthcare systems to adapt and innovate under intense stress, and many of the tools developed are ushering in new approaches to healthcare delivery. Where do we go from here? Join leaders from various segments of the medical ecosystem for a wide-ranging and solutions-focused conversation about the future of healthcare.

Meet the Author: Dan Harris “10% Happier”
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Dan Harris
Author, Journalist and Podcast Host, "Ten Percent Happier"
Be Crystal Clear Sound Bath and Guided Meditation
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - 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.

Speakers
Shekar 'Sugar' Panbehchi
Founder, Be Crystal Clear Wellness and Sound Healing Center
Paula Throckmorton
Writer and Meditation Teacher
Common Sense from Uncommon Investors
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

With the emergence of rapidly rising interest rates and the resultant global recession fears, now is the time to remind investors about the cyclical nature of financial markets. Should managers batten down the hatches? Will the savvy stay the course on a longer time horizon? Will allocations fundamentally change, and if so, where is the liquidity coming from? Most importantly, how do we make capitalism work for everyone and drive shared prosperity? Join our panel of seasoned investors as they reflect on the nature of capital markets, tough lessons picked up over the years, and sage advice for the untested.

Moderator
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Joshua Friedman
Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC
Jenny Johnson
President and CEO, Franklin Templeton
Jonathan Sokoloff
Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Steven Tananbaum
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, GoldenTree Asset Management LP
Tony Yoseloff
Executive Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer, Davidson Kempner Capital Management
Financial Markets
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04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom
Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Speaker
Patrick McHenry
US Representative, North Carolina; Chairman, US House Committee on Financial Services
Financial Markets
A Conversation with Citadel Securities CEO Peng Zhao
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

Join us for a conversation with Peng Zhao, CEO of Citadel Securities, one of the world’s leading market makers. The discussion will cover a range of topics, including his personal story, the future of markets, and technology in business and beyond.

Moderator
Erik Schatzker
Editor at Large, Bloomberg Businessweek
Speaker
Peng Zhao
CEO, Citadel Securities
Financial Markets
Town Hall: Healing a Divided America
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Our society and politics are clearly fragmented along party, social, racial, and economic lines. From election outcomes to pandemic responses to social justice movements to gun control—how can Americans build a greater sense of unity when it seems we’re confronted with one divisive issue after the next? This interactive Town Hall will contemplate how we can work toward bridging the partisan divides that most threaten our nation’s future. Leaders from both sides of the aisle will engage the audience in a reflection of how this country has bounced back from social rifts in the past and identify areas where Americans can find common ground. 

Moderator
Frank Luntz
CEO, FIL, Inc.
Speakers
Clarence E. Anthony
CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities
Jonathan L. Jackson
Representative of Illinois District 1, US House of Representatives
Rick Klein
Political Director, Washington Bureau, ABC News
Maria Teresa Kumar
President and CEO, Voto Latino
Mick Mulvaney
Former White House Chief of Staff; Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget; Co-Chair, Actum Global Advisers
Francis Suarez
Mayor, City of Miami
David Wolpe
Max Webb Senior Rabbi, Sinai Temple
Colin Woodard
Director, Nationhood Lab, Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy, Salve Regina University
Asset Management in Incalculable Times
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

The asset management industry is faced with persistent inflation and an increasingly bearish market as we approach the unspoken open secret of a recession. In face of uncertain times ahead, companies have had to remain flexible in the way they manage assets for long-term investment success. How are successful managers responding to volatility, shifts in product demand, digital transformation and the evolving regulatory and environment? As we enter a new interest rate regime, what are asset managers paying attention to? What opportunities are they capitalizing on early on? 

Moderator
Sara Eisen
News Anchor, CNBC
Speakers
Kamal Bhatia
Global Head of Investments, Principal Asset Management
Mike Gitlin
Head of Fixed Income and Incoming President and CEO, Capital Group
Yie-Hsin Hung
President and CEO, State Street Global Advisors
Harvey Schwartz
CEO, Carlyle
Financial Markets
A Roadmap to Rejuvenation: Rewiring the World Economy
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier
Moderator
Kevin Klowden
Chief Global Strategist, Milken Institute
Speaker
His Excellency H.E. Faisal Alibrahim
Minister of Economy and Planning, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Business & Industry
Part 2: Globalization 2.0: New Paradigms in Innovation and Integration
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

Globalization is in a period of reconfiguration. The last several decades saw the deepening interconnectedness of value chains, trade flows, financial markets, digitalization of systems, and migration of labor and skills. More recent history, however, has recorded disruptions to the flow of goods, products, and services across borders, together with increased protectionist measures. As globalization transforms into its next iteration, how might institutions adapt their operational models and organizational systems to maintain cross-border innovation and economic efficiencies? How can technology and digitalization help address new macro-challenges and unlock opportunities for more segments? How can leaders ensure that this next iteration of globalization is more sustainable and reduces environmental impact? 

Moderator
Tracey Woon
Member, GIC Investment Board; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
His Excellency H.E. Faisal Alibrahim
Minister of Economy and Planning, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Ridwan Kamil
Governor of West Java Province, Indonesia
Pat Patel
Executive Director, Elevandi
Peter Pernot-Day
Global Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, SHEIN
Business & Industry Capital Access & Economic Opportunity Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
A View from the Top: Leaders on the Roles and Goals of Corporate Boards in 2023
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

Corporate boards are often the first and easiest way to sense the priorities and values of a corporation, especially as they relate to diversity, investment, management, and growth opportunities. While no two boards look or act identically, the issues they grapple with are often the same: leadership, ethics, compensation, and risk, to name just a few. Ultimately, the buck stops there. What are the greatest challenges and opportunities facing corporate boards—and more importantly, board members—today? How are board members balancing continuous pressures to let their businesses grow and scale, while working to empower their C-suites to establish and maintain cultures of excellence that align with the organization's priorities and values? Join this searching conversation on the changing role and goals of board members.  


This session is one of a three-part series focused on corporate leadership around ESG issues. 

Moderator
David Faber
Journalist; Co-Anchor, "Squawk on the Street", CNBC
Speakers
Betsy Atkins
Board Member, Wynn Resorts and GoPuff; Chair, Google Cloud
Ursula Burns
Chairman, Teneo; Co-Founder, Integrum
Jarvis Hollingsworth
Board Chair, Teacher Retirement System of Texas; Vice Chairman, Irradiant Partners, LP
Christopher James
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Engine No. 1
Bill McDermott
Chairman and CEO, ServiceNow
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Brand Evolution: Building Community, Identity, and Legacy
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

The power of brand identity is undeniable. The world’s most reputable brands must strike a delicate balance between constantly transforming to stay relevant to cultural shifts and consumer demographics and maintaining their identity to create a sense of belonging and brand loyalty. How do tenured brands define their legacy while holding true to both their current principal and long-standing principles? As purchasing power moves from one generation to the next, how are companies remaining nimble to their evolving consumer base? This executive panel will provide valuable insights from leaders of global brands that have managed to build communities, connect with customers, and stay relevant in an ever-changing industry landscape. 

Moderator
Jennifer Prosek
Founder and Managing Partner, Prosek Partners
Speakers
Tony Fernandes
CEO, Capital A
Aditi JaveriGokhale
Chief Strategy Officer, President of Retail Investments, Head of Institutional Investments, Northwestern Mutual
Ynon Kreiz
CEO, Mattel
Jamie Salter
CEO, Authentic Brands Group
Dirk Van de Put
Chairman and CEO, Mondelēz International, Inc.
Business & Industry Society & Culture
Building the Health Data System of the Future
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Despite years of effort, health data remains fragmented across institutions, sectors, and companies. There is no standardized way to collect or store non-individualized patient data; potentially useful information from personal devices often goes unleveraged. Lacking a clear framework, researchers and regulators are uncertain how to integrate real-world data into their work. With the data siloed, inaccessible, and unintegrated, advanced technologies and analytics can’t be translated into innovative treatments and improved patient outcomes. How can we overcome this fragmentation so we can appropriately collect and analyze health data in a way that will drive innovation and improve outcomes for all? 

Moderator
Rick Berke
Co-Founder and Executive Editor, STAT
Speakers
Michelle Longmire
CEO, Co-Founder, Medable, Inc.
Hon Pak
Head of Digital Health, Samsung
Micky Tripathi
National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services
Anne Wojcicki
Co-Founder and CEO, 23andMe
Health & Medical Research AI, Innovation, & Technology
The New Vanguard: Scaling Climate and Resilient Solutions
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

A new wave of investors and project developers is scaling up the sustainable infrastructure and climate-tech investing market. In the US, significant federal capital commitments to de-risk the market through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act have enticed investors to pay attention. With more than 30 percent of the world’s largest public companies targeting net zero, new solutions must be capitalized. This session will highlight firms and investors generating top-flight returns and growing rapidly towards $500M+, fueled by the smart deployment of existing and new tech along with public- and private-sector demand for a resilient and disaster-proof built environment. 

Moderator
Nayeema Raza
Journalist, New York Magazine
Speakers
Andrew Beebe
Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
Amy Francetic
Managing General Partner, Buoyant Ventures
Nikhil Garg
Co-Founder, Spring Lane Capital
Dawn Lippert
CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Financial Markets Sustainability & Environment Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Aligning Capital with Net-Zero Promises (Invite only)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

The road to net-zero has ushered in increased demand for investment opportunities that will slow down the effects of climate change. As the range of market opportunities multiply, so will concerns around reporting, transparency and standardized metrics. What are the enablers—and barriers—to sufficient investment capital flowing to the right places to achieve net zero fast enough? Are green investors overlooking communities with policies and political will to achieve rapid green transition? How can improved data and disclosures lead to more effective allocation of capital, especially for sectors that are under-invested relative to their importance to reaching net zero? Join this session of C-suite level and senior executives as they discuss concrete solutions to overcoming the challenges and embracing the opportunities to better analyze and disclose climate action, and to direct capital to its most productive ends in achieving net zero. 

Moderator
Will Jackson-Moore
Global Sustainability Leader, PwC
Speakers
Brandon Freiman
Partner and Head of North American Infrastructure, KKR
Derek Rozycki
Executive Director, Head of Responsible Investing, Mubadala Investment Company
Robert Schultz
Partner, Capricorn Investment Group
Elizabeth Small
General Counsel and Head of Policy, North America, CDP

Board compositions are under increasing scrutiny worldwide when it comes to diverse representation. In the context of economic uncertainty and instability, executives are feeling pressure from shareholders to maintain high returns while simultaneously being advocates for social change. Recent years and global challenges have shown that more diverse boards and leadership are strong assets for both immediate and long-term performance, yet marginalized communities remain underrepresented in these roles today, with only 32% of S&P 500 board directors being women and only 22% total from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, according to Spencer Stuart. Out Leadership found that only 19 Fortune 500 companies explicitly include LGBTQ+ people in their definition of board diversity, resulting in only 26 of those 5,670 board seats—less than 1%—being held by members of the LGBTQ+ community. What is the future of improved board representation for driving social and economic returns as we acknowledge these shortcomings?

Welcome Remarks
Brian Carandang
Associate Director, Center Advancement, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Moderator
Rich Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Speakers
Kourtney Gibson
Chief Institutional Client Officer and Senior Executive Vice President, TIAA
Ken Hokugo
Director, Head of Corporate Governance, Pension Fund Association
Fabrice Houdart
Founder and Executive Director, Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors
Bahiyah Robinson
Founder and CEO, VC Include and Include Ventures
Geena Rocero
Author, Producer, Director and Trans Rights Advocate
Mark A. Weinberger
Director, Johnson & Johnson; MetLife; Saudi Aramco
Global Leaders’ View: Hong Kong (Invite only)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Boardroom

For the many financial institutions and businesses that call Hong Kong home in the Asia Pacific region, its re-opening was a long-awaited celebration. This post-lockdown period is an opportune moment to re-engage with some of Asia's largest capital markets, increasingly active and wealthy consumers, and creative and budding entrepreneurs. At the same time, the administration, just under one year into its tenure, continues to advance structural reforms and economic development through policies supporting sustainable growth and entrepreneurial innovation. What opportunities might investors and business leaders find in Hong Kong going forward? Can Hong Kong regain a top spot as a global financial hub? What level of engagement might international financial institutions expect from the current administration, and what challenges remain? 

Moderator
Laura Deal Lacey
Executive Director, Global Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Goodwin Gaw
Chairman, Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Gaw Capital Partners
Fred Hu
Founder and Chairman, Primavera
Ben Way
Group Head, Macquarie Asset Management, Macquarie Group
Samson Wong
Chief Investment Officer, Private Markets, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize Program is a collaboration between the Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation advancing technological progress towards the UN SDGs. The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech challenged global innovators to increase economic value to smallholder farmers in Africa, from seed to sale. Join us for the announcement of the final awards, including the $1 million grand prize, with additional prize money distributed among Second and Third Place winners, and bonus prizes for the Most Creative Use of 4IR Technologies and People’s Choice. 

Moderator
Emily Musil Church
Senior Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute
Speakers
Tendai Chitapi
Co-Founder and CEO, Kuronga; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
Otaigo Elisha
Founder, NovFeed; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Patrice Motsepe
Executive Chairman and Founder, African Rainbow Minerals; Co-Founder, Motsepe Foundation
Sandra Namboozo
CEO, Karpolax; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
Venuprasad Ramaiah
Head, International Rice Genebank, IRRI-AfricaRice; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
Richard Seshie
Founder, COOL LION; Milken-Motsepe Prize Winner
Sustainability & Environment Philanthropy & Social Impact AI, Innovation, & Technology
Reception for Speakers and Sponsors (Invite only)
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 2023 Milken Institute Asia Summit in Singapore. 

Opening Remarks
Keith Tan
Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
Welcome Remarks
Michael Klowden
Executive Vice Chairman, Milken Institute
Late Night with Chris Tucker and Friends!
09:00 PM - 10:15 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Please join us for a fun-filled night of laughter, music and a few surprises! with our host, Chris Tucker, and an array of performers, including: Francis Collins, Chris Austin, Conner Youngblood, Austin Lewis, Brissa Magallanes, and special guests from the Wildlife Learning Center.

Speaker
Chris Tucker
Actor and Comedian; Founder, Chris Tucker Foundation
Performers
Christopher Austin
CEO-Partner, Vesalius Therapeutics, Flagship Pioneering
Francis Collins
Head, Molecular Genetics Section, National Human Genome Research Institute; Former Director, National Institutes of Health

Go Long, Go High Pilates
06:00 AM - 06:45 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Body feeling tight from sitting? Join us for the Mat Pilates class focusing on legs and posture. You'll leave feeling taller, stronger, and ready to face the day! Class will end with ten minutes of breathwork for grounding. No experience necessary—we modify for all levels.

Speaker
Maya Jade Frank
Instructor, Mat Pilates
Global Conference Check-In
06:00 AM - 07:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Lobby
Workout with Dogpound
06:30 AM - 07:15 AM PDT
Dogpound - 627 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood

This session will address full body conditioning movements designed to improve performance, enhance mobility, and build strength. You will leave each daily session feeling strong, energized, and balanced within body and mind. A complimentary shuttle will leave from the Wilshire entrance of the Beverly Hilton at 6:00am (SHARP) to the Dogpound, West Hollywood location (627 N. Robertson Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069) and return to the Beverly Hilton after class

Philanthropy has the power to transform lives when investing in the education and career advancement of young leaders who are at the forefront of fields such as medicine, education, technology and engineering, amongst others. Researching incurable diseases, fighting inequality, eradicating poverty and tackling environmental challenges are just some examples of issues that need talented next generation leaders. Through their work, many lives will be touched for generations to come, while solutions to our most pressing problems are found, allowing us to continue advancing a thriving world. This session will feature programs that are providing resources and creating communities for young leaders who have committed their lives to innovation, solutions and results. Join a dynamic dialogue on the post-pandemic role of philanthropy in investing in next generation leaders.

Moderator
Richard Sandler
Executive Vice President, Milken Family Foundation
Speakers
Nicholas Nickols
Associate Professor-in-Residence, Radiation Oncology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Chuck Ryan
President and CEO, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Evelyn Torres
Senior Director, Milken Scholars Program, Milken Institute
Jenny Tsang-Quinn
Chief Medical Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President of Population Health, Rendr
Continental Breakfast
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT
Wilshire Garden and Executive Center Foyer
Global Capital Markets Advisory Council Roundtable (Invite only)
07:00 AM - 09:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

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 interest rates, the denominator effect, bank failures, and Federal Reserve actions? How are institutional investors considering energy transition and ESG in their portfolios? What geographies have the greatest investment potential, and how are investors approaching the current geopolitical climate? 

Opening Remarks
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Introductory Remarks
Erin Lubitz
Associate Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Speakers
Christopher Ailman
Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System
Jase Auby
Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Kim Lew
CEO, Columbia Investment Management Company

This working session will dive into the opportunities and barriers for channeling multiple forms of investment into the food system, especially from and to actors who have historically been left out of the conversation. Participants will explore such questions as: How do we engage more venture capital funding in the food system? What gaps in the investment landscape need to be filled? How can we shape the narrative around food system investments leading up to COP28?

Moderator
Danielle Nierenberg
President, Food Tank
Speakers
Ertharin Cousin
Founder and CEO, Food Systems for the Future
Tim Crosby
Principal, Thread Fund
Rini Greenfield
Founding Managing Partner, Rethink Food
Gunhild A. Stordalen
Founder and Executive Chair, EAT
Noor Sweid
Founder, Global Ventures
Credit Outlook
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

Though the future is largely uncertain, we know the credit markets underpin all activities across global capital markets. While interest rate hikes may shake confidence across many sectors, the resulting market adjustments can provide investors with great opportunities. Companies of all sizes will eventually need to refinance, adjusting for capital needs in a pervasive and persistent inflationary environment. As some market players experience a liquidity crunch, how will debt financing evolve? Will lenders seek ownership through conversion to equity, cash out early, or engage in the secondary markets for liquidity? Where are tomorrow’s opportunities today? If credit is a cycle, where in the history textbook can we reference as a playbook for what is ahead?

Moderator
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Speakers
Victor Khosla
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Strategic Value Partners
Lee Kruter
Partner and Head of Performing Credit, GoldenTree Asset Management
Michael Patterson
Governing Partner, HPS Investment Partners
Anastasia Titarchuk
Chief Investment Officer, Deputy Comptroller, New York State
Anne Walsh
Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners Investment Management
Financial Markets
Russia: Present Tense, Future Uncertain
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

Russia’s geopolitical future remains unknown. Facing economic and investment fallout from former partners in the West due to its invasion of Ukraine, will Russia devolve into a junior partner to a Chinese superpower seeking hegemony in the East? Or will the costs of the invasion force the Russian public to question both its ruling elite and the assumptions of nationalist revival, leading to an eventual rapprochement with the West? This panel will bring together voices fluent in Russia’s history and current political scene to debate the future trajectory of Russia’s domestic politics, its economic development options, and its place in a changing world order. 

Introductory Remarks
Petra Freddi
Senior Director, Europe, Milken Institute
Moderator
Gillian Tett
Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large, US, Financial Times
Speakers
Garry Kasparov
13th World Chess Champion; Chairman, Renew Democracy Initiative
Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Founder, Russian Anti-War Committee; Former Political Prisoner
Odessa Rae
Film Producer, "Navalny"
Maria Snegovaya
Senior Fellow, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Andrew Weiss
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Security & Risk Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Venturing into Tech
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

The tech industry is disruptive by nature. As a result, tech companies must constantly evolve and innovate to stay ahead. While technological advancement has propelled our lives forward in many ways, erosion of trust, regulatory scrutiny, data privacy, security issues and most recently the mass layoffs have shaken market sentiments. Where exactly are we in the market cycle? In a space characterized by high value deals and at times fast transaction speed, what part can the tech investment portfolio play in asset owners’ diversification of their portfolios? What are the values investors have maintained through years of volatility and market cycles?

Moderator
Leon Kalvaria
Chairman, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
Speakers
David Craver
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Lone Pine Capital
Anton Levy
Co-President, Managing Director, Chairman of Global Technology Group, General Atlantic
Monti Saroya
Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of Flagship Fund, Vista Equity Partners
Dana Settle
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Greycroft
Marc Stad
Founder and Managing Partner, Dragoneer Investment Group
Financial Markets
Better, Faster, Stronger: The Future of Travel and Leisure
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Following several years of stagnation, travel and leisure are back—better, faster, and stronger than ever. With greater flexibility as to how and where we live, work, and play, people are embracing opportunities to travel the globe for business and pleasure. Leaders across the travel and leisure ecosystem are implementing lessons from the past—and reimagining a future—that will maximize profit and enhance customer experience. How have consumer priorities changed the post-pandemic world travel and leisure? How have technological innovations transformed the sector and its ability to deliver for its customers? Join us for an insightful discussion on the future of this vital economic sector. 

Moderator
Diane Brady
Assistant Managing Editor, Forbes Media
Speakers
Craig Billings
CEO, Wynn Resorts
Caryn Seidman-Becker
Chairman and CEO, CLEAR
Keith Tan
Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board
Josh Weinstein
President, CEO, and Chief Climate Officer, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Business & Industry
The Future of Global Trade
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

The rapid expansion of international trade has served as a principal driver of economic growth and prosperity since World War II. However, the rules-based multilateral trading system underpinning the explosion in global commerce now faces an unprecedented set of challenges caused by dynamics including geopolitical tensions, macroeconomic imbalances, changing economic paradigms, and climate change. The experts on this panel will reflect on the future of global economic integration, the prospects for collaborative reforms, and the role of the private sector in building a sustainable, inclusive, and expanding global economy. 

Moderator
Gerard Baker
Editor-at-Large, The Wall Street Journal
Speakers
Darrell Issa
US Representative, California
Eugenio Madero
President, Rassini
Peter Mandelson
Chairman, Global Counsel
Shannon O'Neil
Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations
Olivia White
Senior Partner and Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Can Biotechs Bounce Back?
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

After a historic sell-off with stocks plummeting by more than 50 percent, can biotech bounce back? What might be driving this disinvestment despite increased new drug approvals by the FDA and generally higher interest in the sector? Is the disinvestment a result of the increased focus on platform technologies and trends such as artificial intelligence? These may be short-term setbacks, so what does the near future look like for this critical sector? Will innovation continue to drive growth? Where are the areas of greatest opportunity and unmet need?  

Moderator
Lisa Suennen
CEO, Venture Valkyrie Consulting
Speakers
Christopher Austin
CEO-Partner, Vesalius Therapeutics, Flagship Pioneering
Luciana Borio
Venture Partner, ARCH Venture Partners
Wei Fu
CEO, CBC Group
Pablo Legorreta
Founder and CEO, Royalty Pharma
Jim Tananbaum
Founder and CEO, Foresite Capital Management, LLC
Business & Industry Health & Medical Research AI, Innovation, & Technology
Cultural Institutions as Agents of Change
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

With fundamental shifts under way in the physical and digital spaces of culture and life, what should a new generation of cultural institutions look like? How can they embrace the diverse and evolving communities they serve? How can impact-driven organizations reimagine existing spaces and remain relevant? In a post-pandemic world, cultural institutions can act as cornerstones of cultural and financial resurgence. They can build community, spark prosperity, and help solve some of the most pressing issues—from tackling the climate crisis to raising visibility for underrepresented communities to forging the type of empathy that shifts public opinion. Join some of the most influential leaders in the field for a look at the new paradigms driving social change. 

Moderator
Rachel Goslins
Executive Director and Chief Creative Officer, Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream
Speakers
Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Michael Govan
CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Jill Tiefenthaler
CEO, National Geographic Society
Joana Vicente
CEO, Sundance Institute
Society & Culture
Democratizing Capital for Energy and Sustainable Growth Transitions
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

If COP 27 proved anything, it is that pledges to achieve sustainable development, resilience, and technology solutions will not be met by unfunded pledges at international conferences, but by rational financing. In short, what gets measured gets financed. When developing countries must borrow at 11 to 20 percent (wealthy countries pay about few less, the cost of money constitutes an insurmountable barrier to development, especially to middle- and low-income countries in Asia and Africa. Just as hard-hit countries were given access to concessionary borrowing to meet Covid-related costs, so too must developing economies be offered the creative financing needed to create sustainable solutions in the fields of energy, transport, construction, agriculture, and health care. Experts in the fields of international development and finance will discuss how capital structure matters now more than ever in building a regenerative and inclusive global economy for sustainable stability and growth.  

Moderator
Glenn Yago
Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute
Speakers
Julie Becker
CEO, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
Yaniv Tepper
Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Angeleno Group
Simon Winter
Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainability & Environment Regions & Developing Markets Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
Progress and Innovation: The Dawning of a New Day in Treating Mental Health
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

According to UN data, nearly one billion people worldwide are affected by the mental health conditions sometimes referred to as “diseases of despair". During the pandemic, about four in every 10 US adults reported feeling anxiety or depression, an increase over the one in 10 adults who reported these symptoms in 2019. There is high demand for innovative, comprehensive treatments and medications that could alleviate many mental health conditions in the broad-spectrum impacting society. The mental-health treatments and medications currently available do not match the growing demand. Experts on this panel will describe opportunities for innovative care to reclaim the enjoyable quality of life that so many have lost due to the impact of mental health conditions. There is hope for new drug therapies, and a need for more expansive thinking about approaches to treatment. 

Moderator
Freda Lewis-Hall
Managing Director, INTELMED, LLC
Speakers
Kelly Clark
Founder, Addiction Crisis Solutions
Anita Gupta
Chief Executive Officer, President, Strata Group
Suzanne Kunis
Founder, President, and CEO, NovaWell Health
Health & Medical Research
Global Investors' View: China (Invite only)
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

Are global investors more cautious or optimistic about China’s investment prospects? While the potential to generate returns across various sectors, booming wealth, and its large markets remain lucrative, there continues to be lingering structural and policy challenges that are making some investors think twice about their China investments. How are global investors thinking about and restructuring their China strategies given the current operating climate? Which sectors are particularly tricky, and which might be open to greater investments in the year ahead?

Moderator
Wenchi Yu
Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Host, TVBS News
Speakers
Goodwin Gaw
Chairman, Managing Principal and Co-Founder, Gaw Capital Partners
Jingdong Hua
Vice Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board
Ming Liao
Managing Partner, Prospect Avenue Capital
Annabelle Yu Long
Founding and Managing Partner, Bertelsmann Asia Investments
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
Meet the Author: Andrew Weiss “Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin”
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Andrew Weiss
Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Wellness Garden Healing Sessions
09:30 AM - 04:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Please visit the Wellness Garden for Immunity Boosts, Chair Massages, Relaxation Sessions, Reiki, and Aromatherapy.

US Overview: Advancing through Uncertainty
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

The future—and even the present—of the US economy is murkier than it has been since the COVID-19 pandemic started three years ago. After the steep acceleration of inflation and the Fed’s newfound determination to bring it down with aggressive monetary policy, many experts waited for the customary other shoe to drop: recession. Yet so far, with unemployment still low and wage growth still healthy, the effect of higher interest rates has not led to a slowdown in the US economy. With innovation in business and technology still strong and "animal spirits" mainly intact, can the US economy skirt the risk of recession and emerge in a stronger expansion? What roles can both private and public sectors enact to hasten this outcome? And with healthy labor markets, are we on the threshold of a new phase of extending prosperity—and the American dream—to ever more US citizens? A panel of high-level experts will share their insights. 

Moderator
Stephanie Ruhle
Senior Business Analyst and Host, The 11th Hour, MSNBC
Speakers
Elizabeth Burton
Managing Director and Client Investment Strategist
Steven T. Mnuchin
77th US Secretary of Treasury; Founder and Managing Partner, Liberty Strategic Capital
Peter Orszag
CEO of Financial Advisory, Lazard
Asutosh Padhi
Senior Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company
Charlie Scharf
CEO, Wells Fargo
Financial Markets Business & Industry Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Private Markets Rallying to New Heights
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

The private markets industry continues to attract significant interest from investors seeking higher returns and portfolio diversification. Over the past three decades, the number of public companies have declined nearly 40 percent while the number of private companies have grown more than 50 percent, in part driven by low interest rates, a surge in tech startups, as well as changing investment philosophies With so much uncertainty in the markets today, where is the room for growth? Is the private markets industry perhaps replacing public markets as the new traditional asset class? And if alternatives are the growing mainstays in modern portfolio construction, how are managers differentiating themselves from their peers?

Moderator
Cate Ambrose
CEO and Board Member, Global Private Capital Association
Speakers
Jase Auby
Chief Investment Officer, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Brendan Dillon
Head of Capital Formation, Co-Head of Credit and Capital Markets, Veritas Capital
Peter Gleysteen
CEO and Chief Investment Officer, AGL Credit Management
David Layton
CEO, Partners Group
Ranji Nagaswami
Chief Strategy and Chief Commercial Officer, Co-Head of ESG Committee, Strategic Value Partners. Founder, Aspen Finance Leaders Fellowship
Financial Markets
The M&A State of Play
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

On the surface, 2022 was a solid year of M&A deals. But on closer look, shifting macroeconomic conditions stalled the roaring growth of the industry in the second half of the year. Momentum was lost when deal announcements went downhill, and the reality of surging inflation set in. Midway through 2023, are industry leaders keeping their feet on the accelerators or slamming their brakes in the face of eminent turbulence? With the tech world seemingly waning in attractiveness given regulatory scrutiny on data privacy, security issues, and, most recently, the great tech layoffs, is it finally time for non-tech companies to step into the spotlight? What is the scope for companies to rethink their strategic direction and further intensify their focus on tech capabilities and acquisitions? Importantly, where are industry leaders anticipating industry-defining deals in this M&A cycle?  

Moderator
Dan Primack
Business Editor, Axios
Speakers
Candice Choh
Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP
Andrea Guerzoni
EY Global Vice Chair, Strategy and Transactions, EY
Mark McMaster
Global Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, LAZARD
Chris Roop
Head of America’s Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking Group, Jefferies LLC
Financial Markets
Governing AI: Ethics, Regulation, and Practical Applications
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

Artificial intelligence is an immensely powerful technology that has the potential to transform life as we know it. But as is the case with most digital technologies, its potential for harm exists alongside its potential for good. What are the practical use cases for an AI that meets the social, economic, and political needs of our everchanging society? How are organizations understanding and implementing ethics into their development, practice, and deployment of AI? Ultimately, can the public and private sectors collaborate to establish mutual "rules of the road" to maximize AI’s benefits and minimize its potential for harm? Join us for a conversation with leaders in AI on how to govern this remarkable tool. 

Moderator
Gadi Schwartz
Correspondent, NBC News
Speakers
Paula Goldman
Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce
Paul Kedrosky
Managing Partner, SK Ventures
Kai-Fu Lee
Chairman and CEO, Sinovation Ventures
John Quinn
Chairman and Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
AI, Innovation, & Technology
The State of US Public Capital Markets
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Deep, liquid, transparent public capital markets are vital to long-term economic growth and resiliency. In a challenging global economy, the strength of public markets takes on added importance. They allow small and emerging companies to raise capital cheaply and efficiently from a large, diverse investor base to build their businesses and hire new employees. Public markets provide everyday investors with opportunities to share in the success of emerging growth companies as they build wealth for lifetime financial security. What is the state of public capital markets? How should lawmakers make public capital markets more attractive for small and emerging companies raising capital? What should regulators and market participants do to make trading in public capital markets more fair, orderly, and efficient? 

Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Speakers
Joseph Mecane
Head of Citadel Execution Services, Citadel Securities
Jeff Meli
Head of Research, Barclays
Jeffrey Solomon
President, TD Cowen
Mark Uyeda
Commissioner, US Securities and Exchange Commission
Ashley Walker
Global Head of Equity Syndicate and Privates, Jefferies
Financial Markets Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
Emerging Markets: Clearer Skies Ahead
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

As emerging economies in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, many emerging market economies look better positioned than they were during the Global Financial Crisis. After a year of slower global growth, rising borrowing costs, persistent supply chain issues, surging prices, and geopolitical tension, projections now indicate that the economic slowdowns in many regions may have ended thanks in part to China reopening, a resilient India, and unexpected growth in Russia. How do investors adjust their strategy to these new opportunities? What will be the new trends in disruptive sectors? 

Moderator
Angela Rodell
Chair of the International Advisory Board, Delphos
Speakers
Fabianna del Canto
Co-Head, EMEA Capital Markets, MUFG
Jorge Familiar
Vice President and Treasurer, World Bank and Pension Finance Administrator, World Bank Group
James McCormack
Managing Director and Global Head of Sovereign and Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings
Raymond Sagayam
Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Equity Partner Pictet Group, Pictet Asset Management
Wolfgang Schwerdtle
Head, Direct Investment Group, Latam; Co-Head, Sustainability Solutions Group, Private Equity, GIC
Financial Markets
A View from the Top: Leaders Prioritizing People, Policy, and Potential
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

A powerhouse company is built not by the products it makes or services it provides, but by the people who make and provide these goods. Human capital not only informs, but determines, a company's ultimate success. The confluence of crises from 2020 to today has underscored the changing dynamics between—and expectations of—employer and employee: At the end of the day, both are invested in the company's success and their own. How are leaders across industries navigating these changing dynamics to uphold the dignity of work and human potential, while also maximizing profit and returns? How have ongoing programs and policies around diversity, equity and inclusion—as related to race, gender, geography, and viewpoints—transformed the workforce and workplace? Join this discussion to examine how leading CEOs understand their responsibilities to the communities they serve and operate in, as well as to the greater society.  


This session is one of a three-part series focused on corporate leadership around E, S, and G. 

Moderator
Sara Eisen
News Anchor, CNBC
Speakers
Chip Bergh
President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Erika James
Dean, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Rashida Jones
President, MSNBC
Greg Shell
Head of Inclusive Growth Strategy, Goldman Sachs
Business & Industry Society & Culture
Digital Defense and Diplomacy: Enhancing Global Cyber Coordination
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

Ongoing friction around the globe underscores the new reality of international conflict: it takes place on the ground, in the air, and in our digital systems and servers. Cyber cooperation—across companies, industries, sectors, and geographies—has enhanced our collective effectiveness in thwarting bad actions and bad actors. How are leaders across sectors working together to proliferate the latest and greatest technologies and implement best cybersecurity practices across the public and private sectors? As international conflicts continue to weaponize data and threaten global information systems, how are leaders creating and sustaining alliances to protect our shared values and minimize our shared risk? Ultimately, what is the future of defense and diplomacy in an increasingly digital world?

Moderator
Richard Fontaine
CEO, Center for a New American Security
Speakers
Seth Boro
Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo
Yasmin Green
CEO, Jigsaw
Jeff Greene
Senior Director, Cybersecurity Programs, Aspen Institute; former Chief for Cyber Response and Policy, National Security Council
Zohar Palti
International Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Former Director, Mossad Intelligence Directorate
Clint Watts
General Manager, Digital Threat Analysis Center (DTAC), Microsoft
Security & Risk Policy, Politics, & Regulation
How Do Drugs Get Approved Faster Using RWE and AI?
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

Real-world evidence (RWE) and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to accelerate drug development via multiple mechanisms, providing valuable insights into drug safety and efficacy in the real-world setting. For instance, RWE may better identify patients most likely to benefit from a drug, enabling more efficient and targeted recruitment for clinical trials. Also, RWE is useful in monitoring drug safety and efficacy after approval, enabling earlier detection of adverse events and insight into broader indications. RWE can help identify patient subgroups most likely to respond to a particular treatment in diseases such as cancer, where targeted therapies are becoming the norm. Finally, RWE addresses gaps in knowledge of drug activity in populations historically under-represented in randomized clinical trials. However, important concerns remain to be addressed, including patient privacy, data quality, and regulatory acceptance of RWE. 

Moderator
William K. Oh
Chief Medical Officer, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Speakers
Paul Boutros
Director, Cancer Data Science, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Human Genetics and Urology, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Mei Sheng Duh
Managing Principal and Chief Epidemiologist, Analysis Group, Inc.
Jack Hidary
CEO, Sandbox AQ
Susan Winckler
CEO, Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration
Health & Medical Research Policy, Politics, & Regulation AI, Innovation, & Technology
Women’s Leadership and the Face of the Modern C-Suite
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

As the face of executive management evolves, it is necessary to cultivate innovative workplace systems to meet the diversification of a global modern workforce. The Milken Institute Executive Circle assembles our members with the mission to collaborate on solutions to current challenges that women leaders face in the professional world. We gather, and now seek to apply, insights from this group to promote the elevation of women into prominent positions across sectors and to brainstorm inclusive policies that can be applied in the real world to achieve this goal. Please join select members of the Milken Institute Executive Circle in a conversation focused on the current challenges faced by women in the workplace, the ongoing lack of gender equity in leadership roles across industries, and the innovative solutions driving the promotion of women to top positions within their organizations. 

Moderator
Katie O'Reilly
Managing Director, Prosek Partners; Senior Advisor, Milken Institute
Speakers
Cheryl Alston
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Dallas Employees' Retirement Fund
John Gerzema
CEO, The Harris Poll
Judith Monroe
President and CEO, CDC Foundation
Sophie Shulman
CEO, Queers Uplifting Queers
Hanneke Smits
CEO, BNY Mellon Investment Management
Business & Industry Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
The Fed's Balancing Act: Managing Inflation and Growth (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

The Federal Reserve continues to grapple with the challenge of achieving a 2 percent inflation target while inflation persists. As the US economy gradually recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, pressure to maintain growth while keeping inflation in check becomes increasingly intense. Against this backdrop, the recent fallout from the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure highlights the importance of effective regulation and risk management in the financial services industry.

With interest rates on the rise, panelists will examine how the Fed's monetary policy is affecting the economy and the implications for investors. How should the Fed manage interest rates moving forward? What steps can be taken to ensure a healthy balance between economic growth and combatting inflation? How are investors adjusting to a higher-rate environment and where do they see opportunity and risk? What are the potential ripple effects of the SVB failure on the broader financial markets, inflation, and future Fed actions? 

Moderator
William Lee
Chief Economist, Milken Institute
Speakers
Cameron Black
Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona Inc.
Arancha Cano
Senior Managing Director, Partner, Wellington Management
Phil Levy
Chief Economist, Flexport
Kelli Washington
Managing Director of Research & Investment Strategy, Cleveland Clinic Investment Office

For over a year, the crypto industry bull horn has been calling out for regulatory clarity, transparency, and engagement as new rules are being crafted to meet the new digital asset paradigm. The next step is to realize and execute this collective bipartisan call to action. It is our goal in this session to create a blueprint for a regulatory framework that is going to move beyond this conversation and inform our FinTech program as we engage with policymakers. Join us and our fellow thought leaders and experts as we map out a blueprint for the future of finance. 

Moderator
Nicole Valentine
FinTech Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Dawn Harflinger
President and CEO, Lili'uokalani Trust
Caroline D. Pham
Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Mo Shaikh
Co-Founder and CEO, Aptos Labs
Kristin Smith
CEO, Blockchain Association
Emil Woods
Partner, Liberty City Ventures
Investing in the Age of Longevity (Invite only)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

Longevity, a relatively new investment category, had a breakthrough year in 2021, attracting more than $40 billion globally, a figure projected to grow to $600 billion by 2025. While research funding has traditionally targeted chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and Alzheimer’s, where risk increases with age, the field of aging science is focused on how we might prevent these chronic conditions in the first place. Longevity companies are leveraging emerging research on the underlying mechanisms of aging to develop products that extend health to match increased lifespans. With the current fragmentation and competition in this field, this invitation-only event will highlight the opportunities and challenges of investing in scientific longevity solutions, and identify where investment capital could accelerate progress and ensure access for the greatest number.

Moderators
Raj Ahuja
Associate Director, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute
Paul Irving
Senior Fellow and Founding Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute
Speakers
Alexandra Bause
Co-Founder and Head of Venture, Apollo Health Ventures
Kristen Fortney
CEO, BioAge Labs
Eric Verdin
President and CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
A Conversation with "Extrapolations" Creatives: Perspectives on the Future of Climate
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

Join award-winning creator and executive producer Scott Z. Burns, executive producer Michael Ellenberg, executive producer Dorothy Fortenberry, and actor/filmmaker Edward Norton in a conversation inspired by the Apple TV+ limited series “Extrapolations". How will upcoming changes in the climate impact our families, politics, and work lives on an individual and societal scale? Join this conversation to learn about the importance of weaving climate in creative storytelling and the inspiration behind the series. 

Moderator
Cynthia Littleton
Co-Editor in Chief, Variety Magazine
Speakers
Scott Z. Burns
Filmmaker, Creator of Extrapolations
Michael Ellenberg
CEO, Media Res Studio
Dorothy Fortenberry
Co-Writer and Executive Producer, Extrapolations
Edward Norton
Actor, Activist and Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, United Nations
Stretch Out the Kinks!
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

A dynamic short session created to allow each joint and muscle to reveal their complete range of motion.

Speaker
Sandra Smith
Assistant Director, CONNECT Research Center for UCLA GSEIS; Yoga Teacher, Yogaworks; Clinical Coordinator, Urban Zen
Asset Management: Constructing Portfolios for the Future
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

Businesses continue to face another tumultuous year, marked by inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions, and geoeconomic tensions. Despite fervent efforts at slowing inflation, little progress seems to have been achieved. Persistently rising costs threaten consumer confidence, corporate earnings, and profit margins. With inflation here to stay, asset managers are pressed to find safe and reliable investment opportunities, and recession-resistant sectors. Asset managers have been put into a position where they now must be careful in managing not only the future of their overall portfolios, but also the future of what they are investing in and the effect that inflation will have on each industry. The pressure is on; who will emerge the winner?

Moderator
Sonali Basak
Global Finance Correspondent, Bloomberg
Speakers
David Blake
Global Head of Public Markets, Principal Asset Management
Alexis Halaby
Executive Committee Member, The D. E. Shaw Group
Ida Liu
Global Head, Citi Private Bank
Vivek Mathew
Head of Asset Management, Antares Capital
Alex Roepers
Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Atlantic Investment Management
Financial Markets
The Only Way Forward—Leading through Global Turbulence
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

The world has met with crisis upon crisis in recent years; it seems like the only way forward is through. Yet with crisis always comes opportunities. With the goldilocks era of global economy coming to an end, businesses, financial systems and instruments are being put through their next stress test. Is there a silver lining? What are the basic values that leaders in the finance and business world are falling back on? How are they thinking to address the pressures being put on the global financial system, and issues arising? Where can we still see innovation and growth? Importantly, what is the next frontier in business, finance and the global economy?

Moderator
Rich Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Speakers
Christopher Ailman
Chief Investment Officer, California State Teachers' Retirement System
Emilie Choi
President and Chief Operating Officer, Coinbase
Andre Esteves
Chairman and Senior Partner, BTG Pactual
Jean Hynes
CEO, Wellington Management Company LLP
Jo Taylor
President and CEO, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Financial Markets
From Asian Excellence to Creative Excellence
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion

The talent and entertainment are hard to miss; from Hollywood blockbusters like "Everything Everywhere All At Once" to top-rated TV shows and chart-topping music, the world is witnessing an unprecedented surge in Asian creative excellence. With a diverse array of talented Asian and Asian-American voices breaking through, audiences are experiencing dynamic, thought-provoking stories and story-telling that are empowering communities and sparking conversations. A panel drawn from both in front of and behind the camera will discuss the secrets behind this seismic shift and what it could mean for the future of the entertainment industry, businesses, and economies. Why have these movies, TV shows, and music enjoyed such wide success? How can this success and representation be sustained? What opportunities does this entertainment hot streak present for investors, production houses, talent agencies, distributors, and platforms?

Moderator
Curtis S. Chin
Chair Asia Fellows and Senior Advisor, Global Markets, Milken Institute; Former US Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank
Speakers
Daniel Dae Kim
Actor, Director, Producer, Activist, 3AD
Padma Lakshmi
Producer, Television Host and Best-selling Author
Eric Nam
Singer; Co-Founder and Creative Director, Mindset
Janet Yang
President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Business & Industry Society & Culture Regions & Developing Markets
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom
Governing America: A Conversation with Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

In March 2023, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed sweeping education legislation to expand options for school choice through Education Freedom Accounts, raise teacher salaries, improve literacy and focus on career readiness. She hopes this legislation will serve as a blueprint for other states around the country. Join us for a unique dialogue on the state of K-12 education in the United States and innovative leadership that puts students and teachers at the center of the legislative agenda, facilitated by Lowell Milken, Founder of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Milken Family Foundation.

Moderator
Lowell Milken
Chairman, Milken Family Foundation; Chairman, National Institute for Excellence in Teaching
Speaker
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Governor, State of Arkansas
Policy, Politics, & Regulation Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
Moderator
Nicholas Kristof
Columnist, The New York Times
Speaker
Anne Milgram
Administrator, US Drug Enforcement Administration
Society & Culture Policy, Politics, & Regulation
The FinTech Movement: Social Economic Mobility Strategies
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Whittier

Economic inequality, volatile financial markets, and global economic crises catalyze social movements that focus stakeholders and leaders to prioritize solutions to the difficulties assailing most vulnerable in our societies. In the face of widening wealth gaps, founders are building FinTech solutions that reach the unbanked, underbanked, undercapitalized, and underestimated. Join this panel session to hear views from industry leaders, community leaders, and policymakers on innovative ways to close the wealth gap in banking deserts in the US and across the globe. 

Moderator
Nicole Valentine
FinTech Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Wemimo Abbey
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Esusu
Yoni Assia
Co-Founder and CEO, eToro
Jay Brown
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Roc Nation, Partner of Marcy Venture Partners, Roc Nation
John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE
Tingting Peng
Chief Capital, Strategy, and Impact Officer, Moove
Shivani Siroya
CEO and Founder, Tala
Financial Markets Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Capital Access & Economic Opportunity AI, Innovation, & Technology
Access, Outcomes, and Value: Envisioning the Future of Higher Education
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

Leaders of colleges and universities face unprecedented challenges today. Tuition has more than doubled over the past two decades as state and federal funding has decreased. Renewed debates about affirmative action and legacy admissions are roiling many campuses and confusing students about what it takes to get accepted. Growing numbers of administrators are matched by declining student enrollment, placing new financial pressures on institutions of higher learning. And many prospective students and their parents are losing faith in the ROI of such an expensive investment and asking the simple question: Is it all worth it? Join distinguished leaders from public and private institutions for this panel discussion on how they are navigating these shifts and how they see the future of higher education.

Moderator
Jeff Selingo
Contributor, The Atlantic; Author, "Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions"
Speakers
Gene Block
Chancellor, UCLA
Jim Gash
President, Pepperdine University
Eric Gertler
Executive Chairman and CEO, U.S. News & World Report
Nicole Hurd
President, Lafayette College
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Human Capital, Jobs, & Education
A Psychedelic Journey to Health
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - California Terrace

Psychedelic drugs have captured the attention of health-care providers and patients alike for their increasingly apparent potential to effect long-lasting improvements in the mental health of people suffering from conditions such as treatment-resistant depression. Controlled trials to arrive at objective results are limited by current regulations, but evidence is mounting to suggest a place for psychedelics in the pharmacopeia for emotional and mental disorders. Experts will review the evidence to date and assess the potential of psychedelics in the care of many patients whose mental suffering is resistant to treatment. 

Moderator
Shoshana Ungerleider
Host, TED Health; Founder, End Well
Speakers
Marcus Capone
Founder and CEO, TARA MIND
Rick Doblin
Founder and President, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Bob Parsons
CEO and Founder, YAM Worldwide and PXG; Co-Founder, The Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation
Rachel Yehuda
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai Health System
Health & Medical Research
Hacking Aging: The Quest for Longevity
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Palm

The dream of longevity science is to enable people across the planet to live longer, healthier lives. By studying the biology and psychology of aging, researchers are finding pathways that may allow us to prevent age-related diseases in the first place or reverse them when they arise. Emerging science also provides new insights into how we can boost our brain power and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. In this session, experts will explore the latest in aging science and the possibilities of developing interventions that improve brain health and extend healthful life expectancy. 

Moderator
Phyllis Ferrell
Executive-on-loan Davos Alzheimer's Collaborative, Eli Lilly and Company
Speakers
Howard Fillit
Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation
Morgan Levine
Founding Principal Investigator, San Diego Institute of Science, Altos Labs
Valter Longo
Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, Edna M. Jones Chair in Gerontology at the University of Southern California
David Sinclair
Co-Director, Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology and Aging Research, Harvard University
Health & Medical Research
Is Indonesia the World's Best-Kept Secret?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Dayton

When the BRICS group became popularized among economists and pundits, many were surprised by Indonesia’s omission from the group. Today, Indonesia seems to be the world’s best kept secret; a rapidly expanding emerging market economy with a young and entrepreneurial labor force, improving business environment, deep digitalization, and a progressive government. As some of the other large emerging markets stagnate, what opportunities does Indonesia present for global businesses and investors? What challenges remain? What’s needed for greater market internationalization and economic liberalization that would boost confidence from the global investment and business communities? 

Moderator
Dino Patti Djalal
Founder, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Arief Budiman
Deputy CEO, Indonesia Investment Authority
Caesar Indra
President, Traveloka
John Riady
CEO, Lippo Group; Managing Partner, Venturra Capital
Raline Shah
Actress and Entrepreneur
F. Chapman Taylor
Partner, Capital Group
Business & Industry Regions & Developing Markets Capital Access & Economic Opportunity
The Evolving Business of Private Equity (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

Weathering a changing finance landscape influenced by geopolitical tensions, a global pandemic, and ever rising interest rates, business as usual is no longer the case for the private equity industry. Sitting on record high dry powder and watching thin margins from difficult business environment, private equity firms are innovating beyond traditional LP-GP models for success. Besides buying low and selling high, the private equity business has seen new trends emerge: democratizing access to retail investors, returning ownership to employees for greater financial inclusion and mergers with insurance companies, among others. Join us for a conversation to discuss the future of the business of private equity, beyond investments. What impact will these business transformations have for investors and the ripple effects across the industry and financial services? What further changes we see in the private equity business’ mode of operation? Where is there still room for innovation and disruption?

Moderator
John Bowman
Executive Vice President, CAIA Association
Speakers
John G. Danhakl
Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners
Tawfik Hammoud
Chief Client Officer and Industry Practices Chair, Boston Consulting Group
Jennifer McGrew
Managing Director, Global Private Investments, Liberty Mutual Investments
Matthew Nord
Partner and Co-Head of Private Equity, Apollo Global Management Inc.
Africa in the Driver’s Seat: The New Rush for Africa (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Brighton

With increasing trade and financial flows across the "global South," rising food and resource insecurity in more developed markets, and the growing scramble for cobalt, lithium and other "rare earths", African countries are being courted on many sides for infrastructure and natural resource deals—with the newer entrants, China, the Middle East, Israel, and Russia, supplanting longer-term players from Europe and the United States. What are the costs and benefits of these new partnerships? How can African governments ensure they set the agenda and are firmly in the driver’s seat—to prioritize investments that are sustainable (both environmentally and fiscally), and advance local job creation, innovation, and growth? This panel will explore the opportunities and risks for African countries navigating this new geopolitical landscape, examine ways they can work together to seize the initiative—and suggest steps the US and other Western powers can responsibly take if they are to catch up. 

Moderator
Paul Hinks
Chairman and CEO, Symbion Power; Chairman, Invest Africa US
Speakers
Clare Akamanzi
CEO, Rwanda Development Board
Mimi Alemayehou
Managing Partner, Semai Ventures; Senior Advisor, Three Cairns Group
Diana Fox Carney
Chair, CLEAR Climate Fund, Helios Investment Partners
Cheryl Mills
CEO and Founder, BlackIvy Group
Hilda Suka-Mafudze
Ambassador, African Union to the US
Keeping up with the Real Estate Market (Invite only)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

The real estate industry has always been subject to change, but the combination of COVID-19 and recent rising interest rates have made the past few years particularly dynamic. In this private discussion, we'll explore the latest trends and opportunities in the real estate market, including its latest developments and what they mean for industry professionals. We’ll discuss the current state of the housing market, including supply and demand, interest rates, and housing affordability. What are the challenges facing homebuyers and sellers in 2023, and what strategies are needed to succeed in this ever-changing industry?

Moderator
Eric Kaplan
Executive Vice President and President of Financial Literacy for All, Operation HOPE; Senior Advisor, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Speakers
Vanessa Grout
CEO, Aman Property
Alisa Mall
Chief Investment Officer, DFO Management, LLC
Josh Pristaw
Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate, Pretium
Soultana Reigle
Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, PGIM Real Estate
Victor Rodin
Principal, RREI LLC
The Gratitude Game of Life
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

Enjoy this memorable lunchtime playdate. Bring your curious mind and beautiful heart and pull up to a table of fun-loving people like you. You will learn how to create playful experiences to connect friends in gratitude, abundance, and total meditation.

Speakers
Samuel Sokol
Inventor, Graticube
Terry Torok
Co-Founder, Creative Intelligence Agency and Graticube
Boxed Lunch Pick-up
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hills Ballroom Foyer and Executive Center
Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

We all know meditation is good for us. It lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, and literally rewires key parts of the brain. But so many of us tell ourselves that our minds are too distractible to meditate or that we are simply too busy. Come to this lunch and be disabused of those notions—by a guy who was more skeptical than anybody but is now an evangelist for the practice.

Speaker
Dan Harris
Author, Journalist and Podcast Host, "Ten Percent Happier"
Meet the Author: John Hope Bryant “Up From Nothing: The Untold Story of How We (All) Succeed"
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Operation HOPE
Meet the Author: Padma Lakshmi “Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir”
12:30 PM - 01:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Padma Lakshmi
Producer, Television Host and Best-selling Author
The United States and China: Navigating Strategic Competition (Invite only)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

The relationship between Beijing and Washington is increasingly competitive, as both nations strive towards achieving different global orders. This competition, driven in part by values and economics, will shape the rest of the 21st century. Yet China and the United States remain economically interdependent for the foreseeable future. This panel will examine the economic and security tensions at the core of the relationship, how decision makers are adapting to this dynamic, and the pursuit of strategic objectives shaped by this competition. 

Welcome Remarks
Courtney Lyman
Senior Director, Business and Program Development, Milken Institute
Moderator
Sheryl WuDunn
Co-Founder, FullSky Partners
Speakers
Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Michael McCaul
US Representative, Texas; Chairman, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Christopher Miller
Associate Professor of International History, Tufts University; Author, "Chip War"
Seth Moulton
United States House of Representatives, Massachusetts
Kevin Rudd
Ambassador of Australia to the US; 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Security & Risk Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
CEO Roundtable: Trends and Challenges in the Global Economy (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Santolina

Join leaders in finance for a roundtable discussion on trends and challenges confronting our global economy. This conversation will explore macro investment themes, increasing inflation concerns, rising energy costs, disruptions across supply chains, evolving workforce dynamics, accelerated digital transformations, and more. 

Moderators
Rich Ditizio
CEO, Milken Institute
Michael Milken
Chairman, Milken Institute
Feeding Change Private Lunch (Invite only)
12:45 PM - 02:15 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Pavilion
Simulcast | The United States and China: Navigating Strategic Competition
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom
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01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion
A Conversation with California Governor Gavin Newsom
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion
Moderator
Stephanie Ruhle
Senior Business Analyst and Host, The 11th Hour, MSNBC
Speaker
Gavin Newsom
Governor, State of California
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Tech Titans: A Conversation with Reid Hoffman and Eric Schmidt
01:20 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Oasis Pavilion

Join us for a conversation with Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn and Partner at Greylock, and Eric Schmidt, Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; Former CEO & Chairman, Google for a wide-ranging conversation on the future of technology. Where have we come from, where are we going, and what does the world look like with technologies literally at the tips of our fingers?

Moderator
Stephanie Ruhle
Senior Business Analyst and Host, The 11th Hour, MSNBC
Speakers
Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock; Co-Founder, LinkedIn
Eric Schmidt
Co-Founder, Schmidt Futures; Former CEO and Chairman, Google
Policy, Politics, & Regulation
Risk and Regulation: The State of US Banking
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Ballroom

Over the past few months, we have witnessed multiple failures and near-failures of banks. In response, the US Government has supported the banking sector in ways not seen since the 2008 global financial crisis. Were the vulnerabilities unique to banks already identified, or are they symptomatic of wider problems within our banking system? What changes need to be made to laws, regulations, and oversight of banks? 

Moderator
Michael Piwowar
Executive Vice President, MI Finance, Milken Institute
Speakers
Nicole Elam
President and CEO, National Bankers Association
Eugene Ludwig
27th Comptroller of the Currency; Founder and CEO, Ludwig Advisors
Brent McIntosh
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citi; former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs
Jelena McWilliams
Founding and Managing Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP; former Chairman, FDIC
Financial Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation
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01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden
Speaker
Yasmin Green
CEO, Jigsaw
Regions & Developing Markets Policy, Politics, & Regulation Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Content is Queen: A Conversation with Issa Rae and Sherrese Clarke Soares
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wilshire Garden

As we have seen with the rise of technology and innovative media platforms, content has the extraordinary power to influence the world. Join Issa Rae and Harbourview Equity’s Sherrese Clarke Soares, active investors in underrepresented communities, for a discussion moderated by Ari Melber of MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber" on how storytelling can empower underrepresented communities. This fireside chat will shed light on how the creative industry has the opportunity to have more inclusive spaces.

Moderator
Ari Melber
Host of “The Beat with Ari Melber”; Chief Legal Correspondent, MSNBC
Speakers
Sherrese Clarke Soares
Founder and CEO, Harbourview Equity
Issa Rae
Writer, Producer, Actress and Entrepreneur
Society & Culture

For 8 months, the people of Iran, led by women, have risked life, liberty, and livelihood to protest flagrant government-sponsored and facilitated infringements upon their human rights. Simultaneously, people across Russia have also risked life, liberty, and livelihood to protest ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. Thanks to the power of the internet and social media platforms, their bravery—both in Iran and in Russia—has been heard and seen around the world, prompting their respective regimes to restrict and even cut off access to essential communication tools and platforms. Leaders across the public and private sectors have banded together to amplify the voices of these Iranians and Russians and to ensure that their protests are not in vain. What is the role of the internet and technology in ensuring the rights of people around the world? How are these women combatting the criminalization of connectivity and using the internet to fuel their resistance? How can we, as individuals and institutions abroad, best utilize our social and financial capital to center the voices of the oppressed? Will their calls reverberate to empower a rising generation of women across the globe? 

Introductory Remarks
Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh
Associate Director, Global Programming, Milken Institute
Moderator
Moj Mahdara
Founder and Managing Partner, Kinship Ventures, LLC; Founder, Iranian Diaspora Collective
Speakers
Yasmin Green
CEO, Jigsaw
Nadya Tolokonnikova
Creator, Pussy Riot
Society & Culture AI, Innovation, & Technology
Global Investors' View: Korea (Invite only)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Maple

Korea made its mark on the global stage building numerous leading industry and high-tech companies. But if Korea is to continue to experience strong growth in the years ahead, it needs to address structural and regulatory challenges in order to unlock more investment capital and support the next generation of entrepreneurial-led innovation. With the Korean government's current efforts to join the various indices, including the MSCI Developed Markets Indexes and the FTSE World Government Bond Index, investors can expect positive changes in the investment environment. What additional changes and opportunities can global business and finance executives expect in the years ahead? 

Introductory Remarks
Junghee Oh
Associate, Business and Development, Milken Institute
Moderator
Heenam Choi
Visiting Fellow, Korea Capital Market Institute; Milken Institute Asia Fellow
Speakers
Seoungho Jin
Chairman and CEO, Korea Investment Corporation (KIC)
Jhinyoung Shin
President, Korea Capital Market Institute
Byungdoo Sohn
Chairman and CEO, Korea Exchange
Financial Markets Regions & Developing Markets
Private Markets Outlook (Invite only)
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Brighton

After many years of prosperity, growth, high valuations, and unlimited dry powder, private markets now face serious challenges from geopolitical uncertainty, inflation, and rising interest rates. What are the consequences and who are the benefactors of stricter market policies and regulations on the global flows of capital and returns? How can GPs and LPs collaborate and co-invest more effectively and with greater transparency, as well as incorporate impact into their risk-adjusted return analyses? How are Continuation Vehicles affecting companies and fund dynamics? This roundtable of leading asset owners will be an on opportunity for frank exchange about the future of the industry. 

Moderator
Scott Hart
CEO, StepStone Group
Speakers
Andre Hakkak
CEO, White Oak
Elena Manola-Bonthond
Chief Investment Officer, CERN Pension Fund
John Skjervem
Chief Investment Officer, Utah Retirement Systems
Asaf Zentler
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, University of Miami
Global Conference Puppy Playtime Presented by PGIM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Wellness Garden

In this session, we encourage your inner child to come out and play with puppies! Paw Work’s 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.

Meet the Author: Chris Miller “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology”
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Sunset Room
Speaker
Christopher Miller
Associate Professor of International History, Tufts University; Author, "Chip War"
Macroeconomy: Finding Checks and Rebalances
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - International Ballroom

Multiple wars and conflicts around the world, alarming extreme weather events, a global pandemic, trade tensions between major economies, rising levels of public and private debt, slowing global trade and economic growth—it’s no wonder everyone is bracing themselves for a recession. Yet China’s reopening has provided some optimism for global growth. What might be the likely path of the economy going forward? In an increasingly multi-polar world, what does it mean for investors and money managers seeking diversification? What key market signals should we look for across geographies? And what macroeconomic conditions will have the greatest impact on financial markets and the relative appeal of different asset classes? 

Moderator
Josh Barro
Author, "Very Serious" Newsletter; Host, "Very Serious" Podcast
Speakers
John Bellows
Portfolio Manager, Western Asset Management Company
Michael Buchanan
Head, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Group; Head, Macro Strategy; Head, Australia and New Zealand, Temasek
John Gallo
Head of Global Markets Americas, BNP Paribas
Seema Shah
Chief Global Strategist, Principal Asset Management
Financial Markets
Credit Markets: Pressures Abound
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM PDT
Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills Ballroom

The credit market has long been a source of stability in investors’ portfolios. But pressures have started building up with continued market volatility and monetary tightening. Inflationary pressures and wider macroeconomic uncertainty have made the market trickier to navigate than ever. How are credit investors showing resilience under pressure? What’s in their playbook to expect the unexpected?  

Moderator
Ted Seides
Founder and Host, Capital Allocators
Speakers
Patrick Dennis
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