Silver Economy Forum

High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy on July 9-10, 2019. The Finnish Government and the Global Coalition on Aging are convening the first-ever High-Level Forum on the Silver Economy for government and business leaders this summer in Helsinki, Finland. The Forum is part of the official program of the Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Watch the Forum LIVE, starting at 9:00 Finland/2:00AM EDT on July 9th, 2019 through the player on this page.

Longevity is the all-encompassing megatrend and success of the 21st century. Coupled with the parallel trend of declining birthrates, this resulting shift of more old than young across global society makes ageing truly transformational. A shift of this magnitude challenges business and government responses that shatter conventional thinking. Turning ageing into an asset for society cannot wait.

Also, please join the discussion on Twitter: #SilverEconomy2019 and #EU2019FI

Watch the recording of the Day 1 – The New Silver Future here.

Watch the recording of the Day 2 – The Silver Economy in Action here.

Photos of the Forum are available here. Copyright Lehtikuva. Please credit also the photographer.

Watch the recording of the Day 1 - The New Silver Future.

Watch the recording of the Day 2 - The Silver Economy in Action.


For the first-time ever, this high-level Forum brings together business and government to illuminate the progress and challenges inherent in this global demographic change. The program features innovative, thought-provoking and action-oriented conversations with, and between, leading policy makers, NGOs, academics and the private sector operators of best-in-class commercial entities.

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Werner Baumann

Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer AG

Vytenis Andriukaitis

Health Commissioner of the European Commission

Jeff Huber

President and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care

Lorna Sabbia

Managing Director and Head of Retirement & Personal Wealth Solutions at Bank of America

Amy Khor

Senior Minister of State for Health of Singapore

Stefano Scarpetta

Director for Employment of Labour and Social Affairs, OECD