Globalization in the Crosshairs?

Global Overview: The Milken Institute Global Conference 2017

Oct. 24, 2017 | By: Jim Altenbach, CFA

In May of this year, over 4,500 attendees and 700 thought-provoking panelists from around the world gathered in Los Angeles, California, USA, for the 20th annual Milken Institute Global Conference. Speakers included Nobel Prize winners, top industry leaders, scientists and heads of state, including Treasury Secretary of the United States Steve Mnuchin, former Vice President Joe Biden, former President George W Bush, Eric Schmidt, Tony Blair, Bill Gross, and Stephen Schwarzman. Almost 200 panel sessions offered a global overview of pressing questions facing investors and decision-makers. There were numerous panels on technologies that are fundamentally changing not just society, but business and investing. We present topics of interest to those with an eye toward growth, progress, and innovation, including an expanded section previewing the backlash to globalization, and the future to come.

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