Emirates Ambassador to speak at Milken Global Conference

Los Angeles (April 19, 2017) The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference will bring the biggest names in world economics, international politics and global business to Los Angeles May 1-4 for“Global Conference ’17,” where leaders will tackle some of the world’s most stubborn challenges.

One of the most highly anticipated sessions will focus on the changing nature of the economies of the Middle East, a panel discussion featuring Yousef Al Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the United States. With oil markets weaker, all eyes are turning to the region to see how it will address the economic and structural reforms necessary to meet a shifting economy. Ambassador Al Otaiba and the U.A.E. are playing a leading role.

Ambassador Al Otaiba will join U.S. cabinet secretaries, other ambassadors, CEOs, philanthropic leaders, media figures and high-profile elected officials in Santa Monica for conference workshops and panels. Leaders will wrestle with topics such as global economics; the changing Middle East; the state of political and economic alliances around the world; agriculture; health care; robotics; climate; addiction and substance abuse issues; education and more.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will lead a delegation of high-level Washington insiders that includes Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Alphabet CEO Eric Schmidt and Goldman Sachs CEO Jamie Dimon will be joined by leaders from companies such as Cisco, E-bay, Gallup, Nasdaq, Accenture, Monsanto, Whole Foods and others.

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