The 9th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) 2018 that took place from 15-16 May in Singapore brought together 800 top business executives, thought leaders and government leaders from 20 countries to discuss trends, share insights and ideas that are shaping the future of the region’s ageing landscape.
Themed, ‘Rethinking aged care: Health longevity, sustainability & affordability’, some of the highlights at AAIF2018 included, World renowned innovator in seniors living and elder care, Geriatrician, Founder of the Eden Alternative, The Green HouseTM and Minka Homes - Dr Bill Thomas, sharing with our attendees his latest innovation MAGIC (Multi-ability/ multi-generational inclusive communities) housing model that looks to transform mindset on eldercare. We are also honoured to have Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources & Ministry of Health, Singapore graced the opening of the conference.
This year is also the first time AAIF opened the Ageing Innovation Exhibition to the public. Over 700 active agers turned up to visit the Exhibition and attended the inaugural Future of Active Ageing Seminar that was curated to inspire active agers to take charge and be responsible for their future health outcomes.
According to the 3rd Asia Pacific Silver Economy Business Opportunities Report, the silver economy continues to show high market growth, and the economic boom on the silver economy is expected to happen by 2020. By 2020, the Asia Pacific’s ageing market is expected to hit US$3.3 trillion.
The annual Ageing Asia Innovation Forum aims to create platforms to showcase opportunities in Ageing Asia, to encourage private sector investment, motivate private- public partnerships and to drive a more positive perception of ageing in the region by focusing on economic opportunities as opposed to social challenges.
AAIF and its activities will continue to strive to showcase best practices in housing, health and eldercare from around the world and bring together innovative products and solutions that will change the future of ageing in Asia Pacific.
Next year marks our 10th year anniversary where we celebrate 10 years of transformation in aged care. AAIF returns to Singapore on 14-15 May 2019.
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