Webinar: After COVID-19 – Driving economic growth in an ageing world and maximising the longevity dividend through international trade and investment

Date: Monday 7 September 2020
Time: 12.45pm – 2.30pm BST (7.45am – 9.30am EDT)

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC) during London Tech Week explored the potential for export and international investment for British companies interested in the economic opportunities of our ageing world.

ILC analysis suggests that in the UK alone, consumption by older consumers could drive growth by 2-7% over the next twenty years. Forthcoming ILC research will build upon this analysis and highlight the potential global longevity dividend. But how can we ensure that new products and services which seek to respond to our ageing society reach their potential?

This webinar has brought together experts to provide insight on the market potential for products and services targeted at older consumers. It provided insight for companies and organisations who are keen and ready for export or incoming investment. The webinar highlighted what Government is doing and debated what additional policy initiatives could support British businesses to understand and access the global market.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Mike Short CBE, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Trade
  • Amer Fasihi, Chief Executive Officer, Kraydel
  • John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General
  • Chris Born, Ageing Society Ambassador, Department for International Trade
  • Sharon McHale, Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Seqirus
  • Sophia Dimitriadis, Research Fellow, ILC

During the webinar we learned learn about DIT trade missions and incoming delegations as well as ILC’s work programme of events and research on the global longevity dividend.

This webinar has been made possible through the ILC Partners Programme. Find out more about how you can work with us.

You can download the slides and see the recording of the webinar below.