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China-AID 2020 Elderly Care/Healthy Ageing Virtual Seminar

28-30 October 2020

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An opportunity for innovative UK elderly care/healthy ageing companies to virtually showcase their latest innovation and services at China's largest elderly care exhibition, attracting over 370 exhibitors and 45,000 visitors.

China-AID background

China-AID is the leading exhibition for the fast developing elderly care market in China, cementing its reputation as the most authoritative industry trade show in the country. Taking place annually in Shanghai, the show offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet with prospective clients and customers, partners and distributors, buyers and decision makers across China. China-AID is focused on six category areas, showing the latest service product and technology offerings in:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Senior care
  • Nursing care
  • Assistive devices
  • Age-friendly housing
  • Healthcare management

DIT at China-AID 2020

Department for International Trade will facilitate a virtual webinar showcasing the UK's strength in healthy ageing/elderly care, which will include keynote speeches and pre-recorded company pitches. There will be an online webinar channel open for Chinese audiences as well as a physical presentation screen located in China-AID's exhibition centre in Shanghai, with opportunities for business matching and marketing.

Register your interest. Deadline 20 September 2020.

Healthy Ageing in China - context

The Governments of both the UK and China have explicitly recognised ageing as a major societal challenge and have demonstrated commitment to and support for tackling the challenge and related issues.  The Chinese state has announced a comprehensive national policy response that places focus on advancement in science and innovation.

  • China is ageing much faster than other low- and middle-income countries. The proportion of the population aged 60 years and over will increase from 12.4% in 2010 to 28% in 2040. Women outlive men, and populations in rural areas have higher proportions of older people.
  • Social and economic transitions are changing traditional care arrangements for older people in China. In the future, for every younger couple there will be four or more older family members who require daily care and assistance.
  • A health transition from communicable to noncommunicable disease is well under way in China. Chronic noncommunicable disease prevalence will increase by at least 40% by 2030. Almost 80% of all deaths in people aged 60 years or over are attributable to chronic noncommunicable disease.
  • Timely and appropriate policy interventions based on the principles of equitable access and use of care services are imperative in order to address the care needs of older people in China and improve quality of life for both the care recipients and caregivers.

Source: World Health Organisation, https://www.who.int/ageing/publications/china-country-assessment/en/

“Technology is [also] an important part of China’s plans. That might include things like smart beds that can monitor sleeping patterns, and enable social connections via a screen that can be used for Skype and other communications; screening and rehabilitation equipment; and greater use of motion detectors and AI, to analyse how people walk, or facial analysis, to identify potential risks of falls or stroke.”  Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Register your interest. Deadline 20 September 2020.

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