Marching into its fourth year, Silver Linings Global's Aging Innovation Week is growing strong. We are proud to announce that we will add a strong and special line-up to this year's program -- the Asia Pacific Summit on October 12 supported by Aging 2.0. The Summit will be an integral part of this year’s Aging Innovation Week taking place from October 11-14. On October 11, the day before the summit, we will host a networking event (By Invitation Only) for promising startups and industry leaders from around the region. More info to be part of the events.
The 2017 Asia Pacific Summit and the Aging Innovation Week will take place in Taipei, Taiwan, a hub for innovation and a culturally diverse city in the heart of Asia. Organized and supported by Aging 2.0 and Hondao Senior Citizen’s Welfare Foundation, the Summit will highlight:
The Summit is designed to educate, connect and inspire innovators in aging and senior care from across the Asia Pacific region. Entrepreneurs, providers, executives, investors and seniors themselves will benefit from rich networking, presentations on key trends and the new Aging 2.0 Grand Challenges as well as focus a spotlight on some of the most interesting new tech companies.
|9:00-9:25||Welcome Session||Ms. Hsin-ling Tsai
CEO | Silver Linings Global
|9:25-10:15||Keynote: Livable Communities
||Dr. Hans Becker
CEO | Residence Roosenburch
|10:35-11:25||Panel Discussion | Livable Communities
|11:25-11:45||Aging 2.0 Grand Challenges Overview||Mr. Stephen Johnston
Co-Founder & CEO | Aging 2.0
|12:00-13:15||Lunch & Networking|
|13:30-14:20||Fireside Chat: AP Regional Aging Innovation Landscape||Mr. Stephen Johnston
Co-Founder & CEO | Aging 2.0
||Prof. Hiroyuki Murata
President | Murata Associates
|15:30-16:20||Panel Discussion | Engagement/Purpose
Since its establishment in 2014, Silver Linings Global (SLG), a social enterprise, has been aiming to accelerate the development of innovative solutions for older adults. To achieve this goal, one of our efforts is to organize the annual event – Aging Innovation Week (AIW) as a regional platform to share best practices and facilitate dialogues and exchanges among key stakeholders in the aging sector. Over the past three years, we have invited more than 20 experts from countries such as United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Taiwan to share their perspectives and experiences with more than 2000 attendees at forums and workshops.
Through collaborating with other countries, introducing best practices, and interacting and learning from each other, we believe that we will find ways to positively address the opportunities as well as finding solutions for the challenges raised from the rapidly aging society in Taiwan and the world.
Each year, we introduced different themes for the Aging Innovation Week:
According to IMF 2016 report: overall for Asia, the demographic dividend, where a young, growing work force (aged 15-64) helped drive the region’s rapid growth in recent decades, is coming to an end. Fertility rates are declining and people are living longer. Now many countries, particularly in East Asia, will be the fastest-aging societies in the world in the next few decades. The region’s population growth, which is already negative in Japan, is slowing and projected to fall to zero by 2050. More than a third of the population in Singapore and South Korea are at least 50 years old; in Japan that share is close to half the population.
Does rapid growing aging populaton only bring negative impact? Or are there business and economic opportunities that we can tap into?
While human life expectancies have added 30 years over the past 100 years, longevity is no longer a curse but more of a blessing. The longevity economy can be realized through various investment that can be made at the individual, organizational, and governmental level. For example, the individual can adopt healthy behaviors and ensure they are financially secure and socially engaged while the government work closely with care organizations to invest in talent recruitment and retention for a strong support system. By investing in longevity, we can have “Fun Long Life” as we get older.
|10/11 (Wednesday)||Networking Event||Informal networking event for startups, industry leaders, corporate executives, government representatives, service providers and front line practioner from the region to exchange ideas and share vision.||TBD||By Invitation Only|
|10/12 (Thursday)||Asia Pacific Summit||Hear the latest trends and innovation in the global aging space from Aging 2.0 and regional experts. Meet the experts from the regions to present and lead the discussions on innovative ideas and service/business models focusing on the topics of "liverable communities" and "engagement/purpose," which will help us to take advantage of longevity economy and have a "Fun Lon Life".||Syntrend Creative Park 12F|
|Symposium||Building an effective support system is crucial in supporting fun long life. The symposium will focus on issues including dementia friendly care model, talent recruitment and retention.||Chang Yung-Fa Foundation 10F||Stay tuned for more information|
|10/14 (Saturday)||Round Table Discussion||Regional and international experts will sit down with key stake holders in Taiwan including government officials, corporate and NPO executives to conduct in-depth discussion on how to build a more effetive prevention and care delivery systems.||Chang Yung-Fa Foundation 10F||By Invitation Only|
|10/14 (Saturday)||Workshops I & II||Led by two expert intrustructors from Japan and United States, the workshop attendees will gain in-depth knowledge of Kaigo Cafe and Alzheimer Association's innovative models and apply the know-how to build the suitable models for Tawian||Chang Yung-Fa Foundation 10F||Stay tuned for more information|
Organizer: Silver Linings Global
co-organizer: Hondao Senior Citizen's Welfare Foundation
Global Supporter: Aging 2.0
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