In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) of Vietnam and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2016 was held in Hanoi, Vietnam during 6-8 September 2016.


The topic of the 2016 HelpAge Asia-Pacific conference is “The Economic Implications of Ageing, that is, how the demographic transition will impact the region’s economies, considering macroeconomic performance, equitably shared growth and fiscal sustainability. Also considered will be the adaptations that governments, civil society and the private sector need to anticipate in areas such as health and care, labour market, pensions, savings and consumption.

Expected outcomes:

  • Shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities for economic growth, equity and fiscal sustainability arising from the demographic transition in Asia-Pacific
  • Greater appreciation by governments of the critical adaptations needed in public policies, structures and services to respond to population ageing
  • Fresh perspectives within civil society and international actors on how to shape policy advocacy and programmes to support societal adaptation
  • Wider and deeper networking among a range of organisations interested in ageing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Please find visit the conference website for more details on the speakers and contributors and participant list.