Launch Event & Keynote "Don't retire - REFIRE"

South Africa
Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 5:30 PM (EET)

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South Africa

We are excited to introduce the "Aging2.0 Cape Town" chapter - part of the Aging2.0 global innovation network on a mission to accelerate innovation around Longevity & Aging.

Aging2.0 is international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational - focused on changing the conversation from 1.0 (focused on local, clinical, siloed approaches) to 2.0 (collaborative, lifestyle-oriented, opportunity-driven) - hence the name: Aging2.0.

WHERE: The Stack, Leinster Hall, 7 Weltevreden Street, Gardens, Cape Town.

WHEN: 27th March 2018, starting at 5.30pm with Canapés and Drinks.

WHATThis is the first of our series of networking events connecting with industry leaders, innovators and change-makers, discussing the opportunities and challenges around Longevity & Aging.

You can expect fantastic Canapés and Drinks, mingling in a relaxed and beautiful setting & a thought-provoking talk by Lynda Smith "Choices, Don’t retire- REFIRE" - targeted to the "Babyboomers Generation" but also to innovators wanting to improve their understanding of the Babyboomers - with subsequent QnA. 

Lynda Smith is the CEO of The Refirement Network. She is a thought leader in South Africa on the subject of longevity and positive aging. She has worked and studied this subject in South Africa and has engaged with many global leaders on this subject. Her passion as a social entrepreneur is to educate, inspire and engage with those wanting to see positive change in this field.

Over the next 30 years, Africa will have one of the largest aging populations in the world and we need to build solutions to educate individuals, business and civil society about how longevity is impacting our lives.

The challenges that this trend brings can be solved with technology as an enabler for many current problems we face.

Her talk called Choices- Don’t retire- REFIRE will cover how technology and longevity are converging and offering society a new way to think about the future of the 50+ generation.

She will also cover what the South African picture currently looks like and the projections and opportunities that will exist in the future.

DRESS CODE: Put in some effort whilst staying comfortable, probably translates to smart casual :)

Keynote Speaker

  • Lynda Smith

    Lynda Smith

    Refirement Network


    Lynda is the CEO of Refirement Network, a business involved in helping organisations and Individuals 50+ to understand the opportunities and challenges that the future holds for this demographic group. She is a thought leader in South Africa on the subject of longevity and positive aging. She has worked and studied this subject in South Africa and has engaged as a thought leader with many glob…

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Tuesday, Mar 27
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EET)


The Stack, Leinster Hall
7 Weltevreden St, Gardens Cape Town8001

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