SOURCE: Milken Institute

October 07, 2015 03:00 ET

Milken Institute Holds London Summit

Meeting Brings Together Leaders From the Region -- and the World

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - On October 12-13, the Milken Institute will bring together CEOs, major investors, philanthropists and other leaders from around the world for its fifth annual London Summit. Like the Institute's annual Global Conference -- but on a more intimate scale -- these leaders will focus on some of the world's most pressing challenges. Panel topics include Europe's refugee dilemma, creating an enabling environment for growth in Africa, harnessing big data to cure disease, and the future of finance.

"We are delighted to return to London, bringing with us the Milken Institute's unique ability to convene leaders, and to extend our work addressing the core issues of access to capital, improving health, and spurring job creation," said Institute CEO and President Mike Klowden. "The range and complexity of the world's challenges is unprecedented. At the Milken Institute London Summit, we expect our speakers and participants will generate ideas that lead to solutions."

Held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden, the London Summit is an invitation-only event but is open to registered media. Press may apply at and use code MEDIA-LS2015-MED.

Speakers include, among others:

  • Paddy Ashdown, Politician, Former Diplomat and Humanitarian
  • B. Bonin Bough, Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement, Mondelēz International
  • Willem Buiter, CBE, Global Chief Economist, Citi
  • Richard Byrne, President, Benefit Street Partners, Providence Equity Partners
  • Sir Paul Collier, CBE, Senior Fellow, Milken Institute, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • John Fallon, CEO, Pearson
  • Nigel Farage, Leader, UK Independence Party; Member, European Parliament
  • Katherine Garrett-Cox, CBE, CEO, Alliance Trust PL
  • Mehdi Jomaa, Former Prime Minister, Tunisia
  • Anna Jones, CEO, Hearst Magazine UK
  • Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute
  • Zanny Minton Beddoes, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
  • Helena Morrissey, CBE, CEO, Newton Investment Management; Chair, Investment Association; Founder, 30% Club
  • Kimbal Musk, Co-Founder, The Kitchen; Board Member, Tesla Motors
  • Jamie Oliver, Chef, Global Campaigner and Restaurateur
  • Ana Palacio, Member, Spanish Council of State
  • Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal; Author, "Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning"
  • Matt Ridley, Journalist and Author; Member, House of Lords
  • Sir Richard Shirreff, Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • Howard Shore, Executive Chairman, Shore Capital
  • Paul Taylor, President and CEO, Fitch Group

Complete information about the Milken Institute London Summit, including a full program and the list of speakers confirmed to date, is available at

About the Milken Institute
The Milken Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank determined to increase global prosperity by advancing collaborative solutions that widen access to capital, create jobs and improve health. It conducts data-driven research, convenes action-oriented meetings and promotes meaningful policy initiatives.

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