The China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (CAGG) and The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) are partnering to convene the 2020 China Silver Economy Forum (SEF), built on the CAGG Silver Economy Readiness Index and the GCOA first-ever Global Silver Economy Forum held in Helsinki, July 2019.
The goal of the Forum is to explore China’s CAGG Index and its power to advance growth for China’s Silver Economy, and show it as an example for all aging societies in promoting sustainable economic growth. Lessons from the Forum will inform ongoing policy dialogues for China and around the WHO/UN Decade of Healthy Ageing as well as strategic guidance to G20 Aging Societies.
The Agenda for the September forum is as follows:
Opening Panel: High Level Dialogue on China 2020 Silver Economy Forum: Engine for Healthy Aging and Economic Growth
Tuesday September 22, 8 AM EDT / 2 PM CEST / 8 PM CST (75 minutes)
Global leaders will discuss the principal platforms that define the Silver Economy and the continuity between these insights and the Silver Economy Forum held in Helsinki, July 2019.
Welcome from Jeff Huber, CEO, Home Instead Senior Care
Esko Aho, Chairman of the Board, Cinia Oy and Adven Group, Former Prime Minister, Finland
Professor BA Shusong, Deputy President of CAGG
Dr. Victor J. Dzau, President, U.S. National Academy of Medicine; James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Päivi Sillanaukee, MD, PhD, eMBA, Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing of Finland
Panel II: How Addressing Conditions of Aging Supports Healthier Aging Across the Life Course
Wednesday September 23, 8 AM EDT / 2 PM CEST / 8 PM CST (75 minutes)
A cross-sector panel from the business community and Chinese health system will discuss how more effective and efficient approaches to aging health challenges contribute to quality of life and cost management. Included in the dialogue will be the role of ageism as a barrier to healthier aging. Osteoporosis and related fragility fractures and heart failure serve as examples where better awareness, treatment, can better predict and, with predictive analytics, prevent health decline to transform functional ability as we age. The panel will also discuss critical tools of earlier detection and diagnosis, prevention and wellness and more effective treatments, for example nutrition, technology and elder care.
Moderated by John Beard, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales; Adjunct Professor, Peking University, Beijing; Former Director Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO
Andy Cachaldora, General Manager, Digital Service N. Europe, GE
Professor DU Peng, Vice President, Renmin University
Penny Wan, Regional VP and General Manager, JAPAC, Amgen
Ninie Wang, Founder and CEO, Pinetree Care Group
Ming-hui YANG, MD, FRCSEd(Ortho), FHKCOS, MRCS(Edin)
These sessions will build from CAGG’s Silver Economy Index’s three core pillars – Healthy Development, Demographic Dividend and Old Age Security — as models for healthy and active aging in China and with our participants from all global societies.