Pre-registration has now closed.
If you have not yet booked onto a breakout session, there are still places available.
If you head to the Breakout area 10 minutes before the session, if there is still availability you will be able to join the session.
Location: Breakout room 1
This session is run by Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester’s population is ageing. By 2032 the proportion of people over 65 is expected to increase by 29%. While this raises social issues in terms of healthcare, housing and employment, it also presents a broader economic opportunity as globally this demographic will generate around 50% of urban consumption growth in developed countries by 2030. Businesses need to consider the impact of technology, design and innovation on older people as they become an important and active set of consumers.
The workshop will give an opportunity to understand the work underway to make Greater Manchester the UK’s best age-friendly city. To discuss the opportunities from older consumers and how to engage with the market around good and services and a chance to understand the available business support to target this developing market.
Paul McGarry, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Combined Authority