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23 Sep Shanghai

Elderly Care Delegation to China: Ageing in an urban society

Business Sweden in cooperation with the Consulate of Sweden in China would like to invite you to participate in a delegation on the topic future elderly care and solutions for homecare in Shanghai September 23, 2014. The overall objective is to build a Chinese - Swedish platform for experience exchange.

In 2006 Sweden and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation within health care. During the Swedish Minister for Children and the Elderly visit to China in 2010 an Action Plan was signed specifying 7 areas of cooperation between China and Sweden of which one is elderly care. The Swedish Minister for Health once again visited his counterpart in China in April 2013 and discussions on the topicAgeing in an urban societys elderly care and homecare, infection control, primary care versus advanced hospitals as well as cancer management were held during seminars and meetings in Beijing and Shanghai. With this delegation in Shanghai we aim to continue the dialogue and cooperation around elderly care and homecare. The delegation is part of 2014’s Swedish Life Science cluster activity in China.

The purpose of the China – Sweden dialogue is to:

  • Increase awareness and visibility among decision makers,  key opinion leaders  and care providers and in Shanghai

  • This seminar will discuss and exchange ideas on how to respond to the demographic challenges; in Sweden and in China. We will discuss how to ensure quality ageing at an affordable cost and investigate new, innovative solutions for a quality ageing in an urban society as well as to further strengthen Sweden’s position within the area

  • Create a platform for inspiration and concrete outcome like business relations and network building

Ageing in an Urban Society

The world is currently experiencing two major demographic transitions: the ageing of populations and urbanization. In order to meet the needs of an aging urban population, both Sweden and China are facing great challenges. Housing and accommodation for elderly people is already a pressing issue, there is a constant increase in demand on social and healthcare systems and urban city planners need to adjust to find and create initiatives that foster active and healthy ageing. Furthermore equally important is preventive work to find ways for people with disabilities to live independent and in dignified lives. New and innovative solutions for smart health care systems and accessible cities are required to meet the needs of the city’s inhabitants.

China's population above age 60 reached 194 million by the end of last year, and China is the only country in the world with a senior population above 100 million. The figure is expected to exceed 300 million by 2025. The Chinese government wants to improve facilities for the elderly, develop the network of home-based services and promote the construction of related agencies. Policies concerning financing, land supply, tax, subsidies, personnel training and employment will be improved to facilitate the development of the industry. Shanghai is one of the leading provinces in this development in China.

China will celebrate its national Seniors' Day on October 2nd. The Chinese government has made the ninth day of the ninth lunar month a day to honor senior citizens since 1989, and the revised law on protection of the rights and interests of the elderly that went effective on July 1 2013 designated the day as Seniors' Day. The Swedish delegation on September 23 will coincide around this year’s national Seniors' Day.

Participation includes:

  • Visibility with logotype and in introductory text where applicable in all external communication such as catalogue and program

  • Personalized invitations from the Consulate  will be sent out to the target group

  • Presentation during the seminar

  • Influence the participation list (add up to 15 invitees to invitation list)

  • Participation in the complete program on September 23, 2014 (2 persons)

  • Networking lunch and evening reception (2 persons)

  • The possibility to set up a stand and showcase products and solutions in the auditorium during the coffee break

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Staxberg, Project Manager
Business Sweden Shanghai
E-mail: andrea.staxberg@business-sweden.se
Phone: +86 21 6218 9955

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Andrea Staxberg
Project Manager
Business Sweden Shanghai
T. +86 21 6218 9955
E. Andrea Staxberg

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