Global Conference 2017

While population aging brings its challenges, the number of healthier, wealthier, and more active older adults is expanding rapidly across the globe. As consumers, they offer substantial returns for companies in health, technology, financial services, and other industries. As workers, they represent an experienced, creative resource for forward-thinking employers. This panel will explore the upside of the demographic wave and one of the great growth stories of our time.

  • What can businesses do to realize the financial potential of increasing longevity?
  • How can employers maximize the benefit of changing workforce demographics?
  • How does a longevity strategy benefit shareholders, customers, and employees?


Jim Mellon

Entrepreneur and Investor; Chairman, Burnbrae


Chip Conley

Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb

Joseph Coughlin

Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

Joan Ruff

Board Chair, AARP

Andrew Scott

Professor of Economics and Former Deputy Dean, London Business School

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