Breakthrough scientific research and development and radical new approaches are being developed in the biotech and pharma industry to help eradicate age-related disease, and perhaps even ageing itself, through the development of novel therapeutics and precision medicine tools promising to further extend healthy ageing.
Furthermore, at the intersection of ageing and technology, we are witnessing the birth of a new trillion-dollar Age-Tech industry – focused on digitally enabling the longevity economy. The future of work, the future of financial services, the future of housing and built environments, the future of mobility and the future of leisure and retail industries, and of course the future of digital health are all ripe opportunities for this new industry.
At the heart of the longevity industry is the world of pension liabilities, longevity risk and insurance. We are facing a retirement security crisis as people live longer and healthier lives. Pension schemes and insurers must find better ways to create retirement savings programs, help as many people as possible achieve financial security, retirement readiness and peace of mind. Crucially, the insurance industry must find new and more effective strategies to de-risk pension funds from longevity or face ruin.
If we are to rise to the challenges and fully realise the opportunities of longevity, all the stakeholders must build connections, understanding, partnerships, and new commercial models. The congress is the vehicle and platform for this dialogue, partnership building and knowledge exchange.
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