The ageing population feature increasingly in literature, cinema, cartoons and advertising. This is not surprising because our country has now joined the “ageing countries club”. This transition can properly be described as a demographic transition and it is different from the transition to a “greener way of living”, which people have to be encouraged to do (and we can see in our daily lives that this is no simple matter). This demographic transition is forcing itself upon us and we must help to smooth the way and rise to the challenges it presents us with. Organisations traditionally involved in the seniors’ industry (both public and private) and new innovative businesses are keen to show that they are up to the challenge.
Silver Economy Expo has been showcasing developments in the seniors‘ industry since 2013. It is the annual event which helps those working in the sector to find about creative and innovative approaches and experiments and to assess the effectiveness of solutions which have been tested. This enables them to take informed decisions.
At the Silver Economy Expo, 64 start-ups will display their innovative new ideas for our elders: maintaining social links, stimulating cognitive processes, reducing risks, personal assistance, home adjustments and security, products and services for health, solutions for residences for seniors or care homes.
Ever since 2013, Silver Economy Expo has been contributing to the promotion of the ageing population economy sector. For visitors, it has become an annual event where they can discover both mature products and services and innovations not yet on the market. They benefit from feedback on experiments and success stories to gain a better understanding of the sector.
helping seniors, the French economy and employment
Given an official launch in April 2013, the Silver economy industry (the sector for ageing) has a promising future.
From 24th-26th November for the 3rd year running Silver Economy Expo will be the meeting point for those engaged in the sector wanting to hook up with others.
The French population is ageing: according to demographic forecasts, 20 million French people will be over 60 by the year 2030 (compared with 15 million today) i.e. almost a third of the population in France. The ageing of the population is having an effect on many economic sectors such as health, accommodation, transport and food…. and the Silver Economy market as a whole is expected to exceed 130 million Euros in France by 2020(1) i.e. an increase of 41 % in only 7 years. So the future is bright for the industry which was given a formal government launch in April 2013 by Arnaud Montebourg and Michèle Delaunay.
(1) 2013 Seniors’ market study.com
With 15 million people over the age of 60 and the population of over-75s due to double by 2050(1), the future is bright for the seniors’ industry, which was given a formal launch just over a year ago. To help support the sector, Silver Economy Expo, the B to B ‘ Technology and services for seniors’ tradeshow, will be held for its second year at the Porte de Versailles on the 4th and 5th December this year.
‘By holding the Silver Economy Expo and working together with the most of the organizations which have a role in the seniors’ sector, we aim to hold an event which will boost the sector and help to develop a wide range of first class competitive services and products’ explains Alain Bosetti , manager and organizer of the show.
(1)INSEE (National institute of statistics and economic studies) 2011
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With 15 million French people over the age of 60 and a population of over-75s due to double by 2050, the future is bright for the new seniors’ industry, launched last April by the Government ministers Arnaud Montebourg and Michèle Delaunay.
Against this background, the Silver Economy Expo, a B to B tradeshow for technology and services for seniors, is being held in Paris from the 5th to the 7th December 2013. Alain Bosetti , President of the trade show says ‘ Our aim is to help to showcase the French initiatives in the Silver Economy and to promote the exchange of ideas amongst the those involved in this ecosystem’.