Wilbu Ross
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Official photo

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California, the chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, are among the scheduled participants Tuesday at the 21st annual Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills.

Ross will field questions from Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer and conduct a “fireside chat” two days before he is to be on an official U.S. delegation to China to discuss the trade relationship between the two nations

Royce, R-Fullerton, will be part of a panel discussion on “Navigating a World in Transition,” the conference’s theme.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be part of a panel discussion titled “The Gun Discussion in American Culture”

Tuesday’s other panelists include Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, who will field questions from Michael Milken, the one-time junk bond king who is chairman of the Milken Institute; former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who will be part of a panel discussion titled “How the New Tax Cuts Are Shaping the U.S. Economy and Our Fiscal Future”; Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn, who will be part of a panel on “The Power of Mindfulness”; and retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez, who will be on a panel titled, “How to Be a Man in 2018.”

More than 4,000 people from more than 60 nations — a conference record — are set to attend the parley, which will feature discussions with current and former senior U.S. government officials and international policymakers about such issues as trade, technology, national security and the opioid crisis.

CEOs, philanthropists, investors, innovators and medical researchers will tackle topics ranging from artificial intelligence to blockchain, financial regulations, global markets and breakthroughs in health.

The conference concludes Wednesday.

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