Re-thinking the concept of ageing, the importance of cognitive health and opportunities for Australian businesses in Asia will be just some of the topics discussed when global experts on ‘Ageing Well’ converge on Adelaide for the inaugural Ageing Well Revolution Conference on 22-23 November 2017.
Designed to highlight opportunities for delegates to capitalise on the ageing Asia-Pacific demographic, the Conference will bring together an enviable list of speakers to provide the skills and know how to help businesses turn opportunity into economic prosperity.
Headlined by founder and executive director of Neuroscape Dr Adam Gazzaley, other globally noted presenters will include International Longevity Centre Co-President Dr Alexandre Kalache, The Impossible Institute’s Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory, IBM Watson Health’s Terry Sweeney, University of Michigan’s Victor Strecher, and social commentator Bernard Salt.
Chair of the Economic Development Board Raymond Spencer said the calibre of speakers was testament to the State’s commitment to ‘Ageing Well’ and the notion that opportunity could be found in what was traditionally viewed as a burden.
“We’re bringing together some of the world’s greatest thought leaders in the ageing sphere to inspire delegates to shift their mindset and truly realise the importance of ageing well,” Mr Spencer said.
“Delegates will learn from the best in the business about the role they can play in connecting consumers, products and communities for the greater good of the state, the nation and the demographic as a whole.”
The Impossible Institute’s Dan Gregory and Kieran Flanagan will call for a re-think of ageing and encourage delegates to redefine their notions about what it means to grow older.
They will highlight how cognitive biases about ageing affect us (and how to move beyond them); what modern generations are defining as the new rules of engagement; and trends across our society and values in our community that are making the ageing population such a critical economic opportunity.
IBM Watson Health Leader for Asia, Greater China Group and Japan, Dr Terry Sweeney, will feature on day one to discuss the forthcoming era of cognitive health, while Austrade’s China Adviser, Dr Chuyang Liu, will address delegates on day two to discuss access opportunities into Asia.
“Each speaker brings a unique piece of the puzzle to the understanding of opportunities in the ageing well sector,” Mr Spencer said.
“Entrepreneurs, providers, investors, not-for-profits, executive and business owners – from small business through to industry – will all find the Conference valuable to ensure they’re well-positioned to take advantage of new opportunities as they present themselves.”
The conference — an Economic Development Board initiative — forms part of the State Government’s effort to position SA as a key player in the multi-billion dollar ageing economy.
To register visit www.ageingwellrevolution.com.au