The Future of Ageing 2018

Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Time: 08.30am to 5.30pm (approx)
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, Scarsdale Place, Kensington, London W8 5SY

We are pleased to announce that our next Future of Ageing Conference will take place on Thursday 29th November 2018.

Our annual Future of Ageing conferences have been described by delegates as ‘one of the best conferences I have ever attended’. The conferences assemble experts from the fields of health, housing, finance and business to identify the challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing society.

We expect over 250 attendees to join us at the conference, including policy-makers; business leaders; charity sector experts; public sector decision makers; local authority staff; academics; and senior journalists. Last year we had journalists attending from 8 national (UK) newspapers including the FT, Times, Daily Mail, and The Guardian.

Future of Ageing 2018 conference agenda

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 Care Minister
Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care

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 Jeannie Bristow, Canterbury Christ Church University

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

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

12:15 – 12.45pm
Professor Sir Malcolm Grant, Founding Chair, NHS England (2011-2018)

12:45 – 13:00
Professor Alexandre Kalache, President, ILC Brazil; Co-President, ILC Global Alliance

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
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
Professor Alexandre Kalache, President, ILC Brazil; Co-President, ILC Global Alliance

Infrastructure: Is the social care green paper good for the future of housing and care?
Baroness Greengross OBE, ILC (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, ILC
Anita Charlesworth, The Health Foundation

Closing Keynote Speakers chaired by Professor Martin Green, 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 – 5.30pm What happens next…
David Sinclair, ILC

Conference tickets

Get-in-there-quick Rate – SOLD OUT

Members of the ILC-UK Partners Programme
You are eligible for a discount on all rates excluding the ‘Get-in-there-quick’ Rate. For the Partners Programme discount code, please contact us at


You are entitled to cancel your ticket at any point. However, please note there is a £50 non-refundable charge on all bookings in order to cover costs already incurred in facilitating your attendance at the event.

Further cancellation costs:

Within 14 days of the event – 50%
Within 7 days of the event – 100%

You are welcome to transfer your ticket to a colleague if you are no longer able to attend the event. To do so, please contact us at confirming your name and the email address used to register for the event, along with the name, job title, organisation name and contact email address of the colleague who will be attending in your place.

Copthorne Tara Hotel, Kensington are offering Future of Ageing guests a discounted accommodation rate for Wednesday 28th November and/or Thursday 29th November. This rate will only be available to registered delegates. If you would like more information about this rate, please contact Lyndsey on 0207 340 0440 or This offer will expire on the 28th October 2018.

We have a range of sponsorship, advertising and promotional opportunities to suit your company’s objectives and budget. Our team are dedicated to understanding your aims and will help to put together a bespoke package to suit your needs. Please contact Lyndsey on 0207 340 0440 or for more information.

If you have any further queries, please contact us at

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


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