Taipei – November 10, 2023

The expo marked a significant expansion from the success of Elder Care Asia, now in its tenth year. Taking a bold step forward, the event launched the inaugural Ageless Summit, aimed at delivering the core value of “Healthy & Smarter Silver Well-being” while engaging experts and professionals from industry, government, academia, and research fields.

With Taiwan’s population of individuals aged 65 and above projected to exceed 4.8 million by 2026, entering a super-aged society, the Ageless Expo aimed to tap into new business opportunities within the emerging silver economy. The three-day event not only presented a comprehensive display of high-quality senior life but also fostered a positive perspective on aging, solidifying its position as the largest business and edutainment platform for the aging industry.

The Ageless Summit featured notable speakers such as Kayo Otaka, Director of the Hakuhodo DY Matrix Institute of Life and Living from Japan, and David Lee, Chairman of the Taiwan Elderly Care Industry Association. These experts shared insights on adapting to evolving trends in senior lifestyle and consumption. Moreover, experts like Dr. Sohyun Im from South Korea’s Seoul 50 Plus Foundation and Ya-Chi Juang, Project Manager of the Senior Workforce Resources Center, addressed issues concerning mid-to-late career employment. Case studies from initiatives like Seoul’s “50+ Talent Revival Plan” and discussions on re-entering the job market for middle-aged and older individuals opened up new possibilities for aging societies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Interplan Group, the event organizer, showcased its commitment to the elderly industry by transforming Elder Care Asia into the 2023 Ageless Expo and hosting the Ageless Summit to inspire society with new inputs. City pavilions promoting senior interaction were set up by Kaohsiung City and Penghu County, while collaboration among major social welfare organizations and international elderly care promotion units sparked the future of aging well-being in Taiwan.