BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bill Gates, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis will be among the participants today as the three-day Milken Institute Global Conference concludes in Beverly Hills.
Blair will join Gates, a co-founder of the software giant Microsoft, and Rwandan President Paul Kagame in a discussion on “Investing in African Prosperity,” moderated by Michael Milken, the one-time junk bond king now chairman of the Milken Institute, which organized the conference at The Beverly Hilton.
Blair is now the Quartet representative to the Middle East, representing the United States, United Nations, Russia and the European Union in the search for an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.
Gretzky will be joined by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Jimmy Connors and Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly in a panel on the business of sports.
Davis, the chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women, will be on a panel on “Is gender parity possible in the 21st century?” along with Ann McElaney-Johnson, the president of the Brentwood-based Mount St. Mary’s College, and Virginia Treasurer Manju Ganeriwala.