The Silver Economy

Event Details
  • June 9th, Friday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • President 1 and 2
Chang Liu

Chang Liu

Managing Director for Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong ACCESS Health International

Session Description

The emergence of an inverted population pyramid with large numbers of elderly people is creating far-reaching ramifications worldwide. This phenomenon is opening up a whole new market for many industries, which has been aptly dubbed the “silver economy”. Meanwhile, faced with rapidly ageing populations, many economies have embarked on the quest for optimal elder care solutions including integrating home-based care into the current healthcare systems. This session will discuss innovations in the field of elder care, challenges and lessons learned for building an effective elder care system.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Design thinking needs to be applied to create innovative services and products for improving the quality of life of the aging population, satisfying both physical social and sociological needs.
  2. In order to embrace aging society, focus needs to shift from building institutions to building communities.
  3. Co-industry innovations are possible to bring technology and solution providers and service providers together.
  4. Private sector can pay an important role to offer more diversified solutions to the elderly and to focus not only on the luxury market but middle class and mass market.
  5. Public and private partnership is crucial for aged care services.

Speakers

  • Stefan Schaefers

    Stefan Schaefers

    Head of European Affairs King Baudouin Foundation

  • Mari Kogiso

    Mari Kogiso

    Director, International Project Planning and Development Department The Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  • Aakash Ganju

    Aakash Ganju

    CEO Avegen

  • Eduardo Klien

    Eduardo Klien

    Regional Director HelpAge International Asia Pacific

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