Ageingnomics at #Demos2020

Join us at this event where Foundations and society meet together

Join us at this event where Foundations and society meet together

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On 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December, professionals and experts from the third sector and from society will meet at the Demos Forum, an initiative of the AEF, Spanish Association of Foundations, to exchange opinions on the issues that most affect our environment and provide proposals to alleviate the urgent needs of our citizens.

As part of our commitment to promote the role of the foundational sector as an agent of transformation, we will be present on Wednesday 2nd December, from 13:00h to 14:30h with a talk entitled Ageingnomics. The economics of aging.

Technological advances offer a unique window of opportunity to convert longevity into employment and economic activity in sectors such as health and tourism, finance, urban planning, education and housing. This has led to the emergence of a new stage in life between the ages of fifty and seventy, people in good health and well prepared who can continue working, saving, creating and consuming. In this new scenario new industries will be born to serve them and new entrepreneurs will find opportunities where no one had thought before. This talk takes a positive look at the demographic change on the basis of economic and social opportunities brought about by the aging population.

Guest speakers: 

  • Iñaki Ortega (Professor at the Deusto Business School): Doctor of Economics and University Professor. He is currently the director of Deusto Business School in Madrid as well as a professor at the University of Deusto and the International University of La Rioja -UNIR-. He has been the General Director of Madrid Emprende, the public agency of reference for the promotion of entrepreneurship in Ibero-America, for eight years. He has lectured at many universities and forums in Europe and America. He is a regular contributor to Spain’s most renowned newspapers such as El Mundo, ABC, Expansión and Cinco Días. He is a researcher with studies on entrepreneurship and generational diversity that he has directed for companies as well as international institutions.
  • Elisa Aracil (Head of the Smart Management for Sustainability area): Doctor of Economic and Business Sciences. She is a professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences (Comillas ICADE). She has ten years’ investment banking experience at Morgan Stanley (SVB) in the Institutional Equities division. She completed a doctorate in Sustainable Banking at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. She has taught at several public and private universities, both at graduate and post-graduate levels. She currently works as a researcher at the Institute of Technological Research, where she is responsible for the area of Smart Management for Sustainability, and she is a collaborating professor in the Department of Economics at ICADE.
  • Rafael Puyol (Chairman of UNIR): Doctor in Spanish Geography and Doctor Honoris Causa from various Latin American universities. He has been President of the International University of La Rioja (UNIR) since 2019. He was president of the Board of Directors of the IE University of Segovia and vice-president of the Fundación Instituto de Empresa. He has been the Dean of the Complutense University of Madrid, of which he is still Honorary Dean and Professor of Human Geography.  Awarded with the “Cruz de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio” in 2014.

If you would like to know more, join us at #Demos2020 which will be held in an interactive and digital format. We would like to share this event with you. This year’s edition will be even more special due to the very difficult times we are all going through. Come and meet us, we want to tell you about our projects and identify ways to collaborate.

I’ll be at #Demos2020. Will you?