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Event Date Mon Mar 22 +08 - Thu Mar 25 +08 (7 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Mar 21 10:00pm - Thu Mar 25 4:15am
Location Virtual Event
Region APAC

Generations born today and tomorrow can look forward to 100 years of life. Yet we are ill-prepared both for the opportunities such longevity brings and for the challenges it poses to our societies. How should we reorganise ourselves for this changed world? How can we prepare for healthy lives that last 90 years or longer? How should we revamp healthcare and finance to provide services for ever-larger cohorts of the elderly? How do we transform education and employment so those aged over 50 stay active and productive? How should we rethink longevity and ageing?

In the coming decades Asia will lead efforts to answer these questions. The United Nations Population Fund estimates that Asia will contain around 1.3 billion people over the age of 60 by the middle of the century. This demographic shift will not only strain care systems, but also provide the chance for governments, businesses and societies to make fundamental changes so as to harness older people’s accumulation of experience, wisdom and wealth.

The Economist’s Ageing Well Summit Asia, part of a global initiative, provides a unique platform for exploring how exactly Asian societies can flourish as they mature. Leaders in government, healthcare, finance, insurance, innovation, urban planning and technology will share insights on the nature of the social infrastructure so urgently needed for the coming age of ageing.


2021 Speakers

Ying-Wei Wang
Director General, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare

Takuma Inamura
Director, Health-Care Industries Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Esko Aho
Former prime minister, Finland

Alex Zhavoronkov
Chief Longevity Officer, Deep Longevity, Inc

Alice Law
Deputy Chair and Managing Director, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority

Alizakri Alias
Chief EPF Officer, Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia

Andrew Parker
Founder and Chief Executive, Papa

Aubrey De Grey
Chief Science Officer, Sens Research Foundation

Chandra Schaffter
Founder, Janashakthi Life and Janashakthi General

Chiu Wen Tung
Group Director, Research & Development, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore

Diah Saminarsih
Senior Adviser on Gender and Youth to the Director-general, World Health Organisation

Hervé Boulhol
Head of Pensions and Population Ageing, Social Policy Division, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Oecd

Janice Chia
Founder and Managing Director, Ageing Asia, Singapore

John Piggott
Director, Arc Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and Scientia Professor of Economics, University of New South Wales

Keizo Takemi
Member, House of Councillors, Japan; Goodwill Ambassador for Uhc, Who

Keren Etkin
Founder of, Co-founder of

Lam Ching-choi
Member, Executive Council, Hong Kong and Chairman, Elderly Commission, Hong Kong

Michael Holdin
Chief Executive, Global Coalition on Aging

Naoki Ikegami
Emeritus Professor, Keio University

Nick Hird
Founder and Chief Executive, Aikomi

Nir Barzilai
Director, Institute for Aging Research, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Rahul Malhotra
Head of Research, Centre for Ageing Research and Education, Duke-nus Medical School

Ryoji Noritake
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute

Seiko Adachi
Representative for Shinkokai Corporation; Former Executive Director, Social Welfare Corporation Shinko Fukushikai

Stephen Johnston
Founding Partner, Ageing2.0

Supratim Bandyopadhyay
Chairperson, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)

Xue Bai
Director of Institute of Active Ageing, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Charles Goddard
Editorial director, The Economist Group

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors


• EU-Asian Business Council