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BritishAmerican Business's The STIR Conference 2019: The 100 Year Life

  • The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 25 Basinghall St England, EC2V 5HA United Kingdom (map)

It’s not about getting older, it’s about living younger longer

 Global life expectancy is on the rise.  It is imperative to plan for the impact on our professional and personal lives. Individuals today have the potential to work ten to fifteen years past the traditional retirement age and it is important that we understand its effect on the economic, social and professional factors of our lives.

The Employer and the Employee need to work together to adapt and prepare for a world disrupted by technology, a shortage of STEAM educated and skilled talent alongside the huge demographic shift with the Baby Boomer generation approaching retirement. Increasingly, individuals are choosing to delay retirement and younger generations are opting out of the traditional three stages in life: education, work and retirement. Aging is one of the UK Government’s 4 Grand Challenges. Reskilling the over 50s, shortage of new skilled talent. However, as we work longer, research continues to stress the importance of happiness, health, resilience and wellbeing in the workplace.

Join BAB’s ‘The Stir’ for this half day conference as we explore the century-long life and how the future workforce will be impacted.  BAB brings together experts and leaders from transatlantic business, academia, government and science who will provide us with a 360 degree overview of what to expect and how we can harness a happier and more productive multigenerational work force who are living and working longer together.

We are proud to confirm the participation of Dame Vivian Hunt, Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company and recently appointed Chair of BritishAmerican Business in this highly anticipated programme. Joining her for a fireside chat to kick off the morning session, will be leading female executive Irene Dorner, Chairwoman, Virgin Money, former CEO of HSBC USA and Non-Executive Director of Rolls- Royce and AXA Holdings.

Additional speakers featured in the day’s lineup include Dr Jon Finn, Managing Director, Tougher Minds, Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, Baroness Sally Greengross, Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, House of Lords and Chris Lecatsa-Lyus,  Director, Career Management, Chicago Booth, all of whom will directly address the challenges of UK employment and the aging population.

Full lineup of speakers to be announced shortly