The Future of Ageing 2018

Date: 29 November 2018
Time: 09.00am to 5.30pm
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, London W8 5SY

The fourth Future of Ageing Conference took place on Thursday 29th November 2018. The conference assembled experts from the fields of health, housing, finance and business to identify the challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing society.

Over 250 attendees joined us at the conference, including policy-makers; business leaders; charity sector experts; public sector decision makers; local authority staff; academics; and senior journalists.

Future of Ageing 2018 conference agenda

  • View full conference programme here

09.20am – 09.25am Welcome
Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, ILC

9.25am – 9.30am The Future of Ageing: A Global Challenge
Penny Mordaunt MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities (by video)

09.30am – 10.20am The Future of Poverty
Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, ILC (Chair), Baroness Lister, Loughborough University; Dr Paul Dornan, University of Oxford; Ashwin Kumar, JRF

10.20am – 11.00am The future of social care
Professor Martin Green OBE, Care England
Janet Morrison,
Independent Age

11.00am – 11.15am Comfort break
Refreshments will be available

11.15am – 12.15am Workshops

Productivity: Will robots steal our jobs?
Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, ILC (Chair)
Caroline Waters OBE, Vice Chair, Equality and Human Rights Commission; Vice President, Carers UK
Professor Andrew Scott, London Business School
Dan Holden, Research Fellow, ILC
Shri Rengasamy, Senior Consultant, Mercer

Culture and Society: Youthquake. How can we engage young people in politics/society in an ageing world?
Phil Cowley, Queen Mary University of London (Chair)
Femi Oluwole, Our Future; Our Choice
Marie Le Conte, Freelance Reporter
Dr Jennie Bristow, Canterbury Christ Church University

Finance and Wealth: Should we automate financial advice?
Lawrence Churchill, ILC Trustee (Chair)
Tim Fassam, Prudential
Michelle Cracknell,
Alistair McQueen, Aviva

Health and Care: Menopause Café
Yvonne Sonsino, Mercer (Facilitator)

12:15 – 1:00pm
Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Founding Chair, NHS England (2011-2018)

1:00pm – 2:00pm LUNCH
Refreshments will be available

2:00pm – 2:50pm EY Sponsored Debate: How will data drive the scientific and innovation agenda for ageing?
Kate Jopling, ILC (Chair); Daniel Matthews, EY; George Freeman MP; Daniel Ryan, Swiss Re

2:50pm – 3:00pm The Open Slot – Corporate Social Responsibility in an Ageing Society
Liad Ortar, Department of Gerontology, University of Haifa

3:00pm – 3:15pm Comfort break
Refreshments will be available

3:15pm – 4:15pm Workshops

Health & Care: How can we best prevent ill health in old age? How do we value Prevention?
Kate Jopling, ILC (Chair)
Sally Bowell, ILC
Professor Les Mayhew, Cass Business School
Louise Ansari, Centre for Ageing Better
Suzanne Moffatt, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

Culture and Society: Are you coming out to play?
Janet Morrison, Chief Executive, Independent Age (Chair)
Paul Cann, Chair of Entelechy Arts
Ben Spencer, Oxford Brooks University
Kenny Butler, Active UK

Infrastructure: Is the social care green paper good for the future of housing and care?
Professor Martin Green OBE, Care England, ILC Chair (Chair)
Caroline Abrahams, Age UK
John Godfrey, Legal & General
Paul Teverson, McCarthy and Stone
Nick Sanderson, Audley Group

Finance and WealthWhat is the best way of Paying for ageing?
Norma Cohen, Ex-FT Demography Correspondent, PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London (Chair)
Jolyon Maugham QC, Devereux Chambers
Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, ILC
Lindsay Cook, Financial Times

Closing Keynote Speakers chaired by Professor Martin Green OBE, Care England, ILC Chair

4.45pm – 5.05pm
Åse Michaelsen
, Minister for the Elderly and Public Health, Norway

4.25pm – 4.45pm Ageing: It’s everyone’s business
Michael Kreft von Byern
, Europa Park

5.05pm – 5.25pm What happens next…
David Sinclair, ILC

5.25pm – 5.30pm Closing comments from chair

We are grateful to the following for their sponsorship of this year’s conference:



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