Come Together Now

Registration is now open for AAA Congress 2019, which will once again be hosted by NatWest at 250 Bishopsgate EC2M 4AA May 14 & 15.

By 2035, many of us will have racked up our fair share of years. If the status quo goes unchallenged, there will be a serious shortage of decent living space for an ageing population.

The purpose of this event is to enable stakeholders to coalesce around a common cause, learn about a new programme of connected Neighbourhoods of the Future demonstrators and find out how to get involved. Working in partnership with RICS, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, this event will also inform development of a new Reference Framework for Age-friendly Housing.

With far-reaching, potentially life changing technological breakthroughs on the cusp of entering the mainstream, by acting together now we can pave the way to navigate the seismic shifts to come.

To set the scene AAA invited some of the brightest minds from a wide range of fields to think collectively about what, in an ideal world, our homes and neighbourhoods could look like in 2035 and the steps that must be taken now to realise this vision.

Commissioned by Tata Steel, these scenarios were collated in Neighbourhoods of the Future 2019, a 350 page report jam packed with exciting ideas and concepts.

In his introduction, Tata Steel UK CEO Bimlendra Jha explains how we aim to intend to translate wishful thinking into physical reality: “Key to this idea is the necessity of demonstrating, at scale, how such a community will work.”

“Our ambition, as a collective, is to build a prototype Neighbourhood of the Future, the first of many, to prove the concept.”

The good news is there is no shortage of innovation and good will in the UK. What’s missing is a collaborative framework and a better understanding of the tools required to help government and local authorities support the needs of an ageing population - at scale.

A New Social Framework

Individually, our contributors offer unparalleled insight, and, crucially, solutions to the sector-specific challenges they face. Collectively, we are driving towards a common goal, one that demands collaboration in a spirit of open innovation.

May 14th & 15th we’ll look at a number of ambitious residential housing projects, in various stages of readiness and explain how you can get involved. We will consider what best practice should look like, and discuss how this initiative dovetails with UKRI’s Healthy Ageing and Ageing Society Industrial Strategy Challenges.

We will also consider:

How to build a scalable, secure and sustainable technological infrastructure to facilitate data flow and support health and social care.

  • Business opportunities associated with “Cognitive Homes”.
  • The need for a robust evidence base to drive investment.
  • Retrofit: Potential values of a large scale pilot demonstrator.
  • Creation of a Reference Framework and related standards for Age-friendly Housing.
  • New forms of finance and business models.
  • Funding and other forms of support for SMEs.   
  • Engagement of older adults in co-creation.     

Presented in partnership with Regents Modular, participants include: 

Sue Adams, CEO Care & Repair England; Mike Basquill, UK Residential Associate Director RICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; Simon Bayliss, CEO, HTA; Yael Benvenisti Co-CEO Mediterranean Towers Ventures; Chris Brown, CEO Igloo Regeneration; Mike Catt, Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing; Martin Clark, Deputy CEO, Allia; Jonathan Clemens, Head of Marketing – Construction & Infrastructure, Tata Steel Europe; Seb Conran, CEO, Consequential Robotics; Shirley Cramer, CEO, Royal Society for Public Health; George Crooks, Director, Digital Health and Care Institute; Catherine Davies, Deputy Director, Ageing Society Grand Challenge, Department of Health and Social Care; Steven Ellis, CEO, Legal & General Home Finance; Marta Fernandez, Director, RMIT Europe; Sarah Haywood, CEO, MedCity Digital Health London;  Karen Holden, Managing Director, A City Law Firm; Olivier Horbowy, Head of Marketing STMicroelectronics + Steering Board ACTIVAGE large scale pan European demonstrator; Nick Howe, Enterprise Team Lead, NatWest Commercial & Private Banking; Jon Johnson, Founder, National Federation for Affordable Building; Sam Mauger, CEO University of The 3rd Age; Paul McGarry, Director Greater Manchester Ageing Hub; Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, RCA; Jonathan Parnes, Director Regents Modular; Paul Priestman, Chairman, PriestmanGoode; Terry Stocks, Director and Head of Public Sector and Education, Faithful+Gould; William Wu, Innovation Lead, Cisco EMEAR

Thanks to Regents Modular & NatWest, participation is by invitation only (i.e.no charge). With plenty of room for networking we intend to make this our most productive meeting yet. So if you believe you can add value please register here.