Tapping Into Asia's Longevity Market
Thursday, September 15, 2016 / 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Paul Irving, Chairman, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
Angelique Chan, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
Michael Hodin, CEO, Global Coalition on Aging; Managing Partner, High Lantern Group
Anna Hughes, Managing Director and Lead Analytical Manager, Sovereign and International Public Finance Ratings, Asia-Pacific, S&P Global Ratings
Peter Nicholson, Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Nestlé Skin Health
The term "demographic dividend" has often been used to describe the growth potential of societies with young populations. But another demographic dividend, the longevity dividend, will open massive markets for business growth, a potential long ignored by leaders in business, policy and other domains. A fast-growing cohort of healthier, more active, more mobile and wealthier older adults can power a new economy, both as consumers and productive workers. Innovations in healthcare, technology, banking, consumer goods, and other products and services focused on this demographic can generate large returns for forward-looking businesses. Often seen as a social and financial burden, population aging presents a significant source of future growth, and it's time for companies to capitalize on the opportunities. This panel will explore the exciting potential of the longevity economy for employers, entrepreneurs and wise investors.