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Towards harnessing the opportunities of an aging population: Regional Seminar focused on the silver economy

6 June 2024|Briefing note

On June 18 and 19, 2024, the Regional Seminar “Challenges and opportunities of population aging: the silver economy”, organized by CELADE - Population Division of ECLAC, will be held at ECLAC Headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

This Regional Seminar aims to discuss, reflect and dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of population aging, with a focus on the “silver economy”. During the event, the main findings of a new study on the future scenarios of consumption growth of the older persons will be presented. This will allow reflection on the study's dimensions of analysis and its implications for public policy.

In addition, the event will be an opportunity for participants to exchange experiences, to discuss the design and management of specific public policies, including the needs to strengthen national capacities to respond to population aging, covering areas such as care, social protection systems, socio-labor inclusion of the older people.

The meeting will be held in a hybrid format (face-to-face and virtual) and simultaneous interpretation will be provided from Spanish to English. The connection link to participate virtually in the Seminar is as follows:

To facilitate your in-person attendance and ensure your admission to ECLAC, we kindly request that you confirm your participation to María Ester Novoa at, with Margot Rovira in CC at