2021 Coverage: Opening Plenary | Charting a New Course

Milken Institute | 2021 Global Conference

October 18 at 8:00 am PDT/11:00 am EDT

Ending as it began, 2021 presents unique, wide-ranging challenges. The 2021 Milken Institute Global Conference will open with welcoming remarks from Milken Institute CEO, Michael Klowden, followed by a presentation from Harris Poll CEO, John Gerzema on the release of The Milken Institute Harris Poll 2021 Listening Project: Charting a New Course For Global Leaders, examining priority issues of global citizenry and identifying the types of business leaders we need to both drive growth and foster a more just world.

The Listening Project is a research program developed by the Milken Institute and The Harris Poll to understand the most urgent needs and challenges people are facing globally. For our second edition of our annual study, we asked nearly 17,000 people in 27 countries to identify priority issues of global citizenry while identifying the characteristics of business leaders we need to both drive growth and foster a more just world.

Welcome Remarks

Michael Klowden
CEO, Milken Institute


John Gerzema
CEO, The Harris Poll


Scarlet Fu
Anchor, Bloomberg Television


Elizabeth Burton
Chief Investment Officer, Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii

Martin Flanagan
President and CEO, Invesco, Ltd.

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

Scott Minerd
Chairman of Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners

Emmanuel Roman

See the full video at Milken Institute.