Next week Montreal will host the 9th Global Conference on Ageing . The focus of this year’s conference is on ageing and design. The conference has been organized by the International Federation on Ageing. IFA’s President and Co-Chair of the Conference, Irene Hoskins, has said about this year’s programme that “it reflects the importance of ensuring enabling and supportive environments, a key priority set out in the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA)”.
The three-day conference will also include an exposition on ageing featuring some of the latest products and services being developed in the area of enabling environments. Arup’s Director for Global Foresight & Innovation, Chris Luebkeman, will be speaking at the pre-conference event with senior government officials as well as at the Conference’s Opening Plenary session entitled “The New Paradigm: Ageing and Design” on the evening of September 4th.