The 100 Year Life - The STIR Half Day Conference

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

February 13, 2019: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for this half-day conference arranged by BritishAmerican Business with distinguished guest speakers to discuss the topic 'It's not about getting older, it's about living younger longer'.


Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghgall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

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 as we could be working more than ten to fifteen years past the traditional retirement age.

As we say farewell to the traditional three life stages of education, work and retirement, the employer and the employee need to work together to prepare ourselves and our organisations for a world disrupted by technology, a shortage of STEAM educated and skilled talent alongside the huge demographic shift as the Baby Boomer generation fully retires from the workforce. Research stresses the importance of happiness, health, resilience and well-being to keeping ourselves energised, productive and able to live younger, longer.

Featured Speakers

  • A fireside chat between Vivian Hunt DBE, Managing Partner UK & Ireland, McKinsey & Company and Chair of BritishAmerican Business and Irene Dorner, Non-Executive Director, Rolls Royce and former CEO, HSBC USA – As two of the most influential female executives from the transatlantic business community, Vivian and Irene will be sharing insight and personal experiences from their respective roles, having led large teams within some of the most successful global organisations.
  • Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Employment, will make a key note address on the UK Government's decision to list 'the aging society' as one if it's Four Grand Challenges and explore what this means for UK society.
  • Dr Jon Finn, Managing Director, Tougher Minds will share scientific research and practical tips on how to reduce our stressful work habits – addressing head on the increasing importance of happiness, health, resilience and well-being in the workplace.
  • Our two expert panel sessions will debate the social and professional impact of the aging population and mental health & wellbeing in order to help us prepare for new opportunities in the workforce. We are delighted to be joined by Baroness Sally Greengross, Member of the Intergenerational Fairness and Provision Committee, House of Lords and Mary Bright, Senior Manager, Office of CEO UK Insurance, Aviva and Chris Lecatsas-Lyus, Director, Career Management, Chicago Booth, along with other representatives from business.

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to hear from experts from transatlantic business, academia, government and science on how we can practically harness a happier and more productive multi-generational work force who are living and working longer together.


No Charge


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Deadline: 2/13/2019


Jenny Eriksson