Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Agiou Nikolaou 10, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece

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Event Date Tue Jun 23 EEST (over 1 year ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Jun 23 1:00am - Tue Jun 23 10:00am
Location Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso
Agiou Nikolaou 10, Vouliagmeni 166 71, Greece
Region EMEA

The phenomenon of an ageing population and its impact on society shall be the main focus of the forthcoming Economist Summit entitled: “The Silver Tsunami: Overcoming the waves of an ageing population”. Systematically low birth rates and higher life expectancy levels are transforming the population to such an extent that we urgently need to address this important issue through an open and meaningful dialogue on the way forward.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Social security and pensions: shall we expect a higher financial burden on the shrinking working population?
• The role of the private sector in social security and pensions
• Climate change: how is a greying population related to global warming?
• Do we have the appropriate infrastructure to accommodate for an ageing population?
• AI – humanoid robots in an ageing society
• The other side of the coin: the positive impact of an ageing population
• Will the silver tsunami affect political thought?


2020 Speakers

John Andrews
Consultant editor, The Economist

Anna Diamantopoulou
President, "DIKTIO" network for reform in Greece and Europe, former European commissioner and former minister of development, Greece

Tassos Giannitsis
Emeritus professor, university of Athens, former minister of labour and social affairs (2000-2001)

Sarah Harper
Clore professor of gerontology, University of Oxford, founding director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

Maria Karagiannidou
Research assistant, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Kostas Karamanlis
Minister of infrastructure and transport, Greece

Louka Katseli
Former minister for labour and social security, Greece, chair, international advisory board, Athens Development and Governance Institute (ADGI-INERPOST)

Stavros Konstantas
CEO, Ethniki Insurance

Byron Kotzamanis
Professor, dept. of planning and regional development, University of Thessaly

George Leeson
Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, UK

Domna Michailidou
Deputy minister oflabour and social affairs, Greece

Miltiadis Nektarios
Professor, Chairman, University of Piraeus, Institute for the Economics of Ageing

Robert Riener
Professor for sensory-motor systems, department of health sciences & technology, ETH Zurich

Christophoros Sardelis
Chairman of the board of directors, Ethniki Insurance

Yannis Tountas
Professor of social & preventive medicine, University of Athens

Evangelos Venizelos
Former deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, Greece

Andreas Xanthos
Former minister of health, Greece

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Ethniki

• Affidea

• Alba Graduate Business School

• Aegean

• Pobuca


• Hanikian

• CNN Greece

• Artecniko
• Caffe Lantiko