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Forum'08 "Ageing Society and Technology"


Saturday April 26, 2008

12:00 13:00

Registration and Welcome Lunch

13:00 13:50


Welcome remarks: Ko Takahashi, General Manager, Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe

Keynote Speeches : Ageing: Challenges and Opportunities ahead for European Society

13:50 14:30

Session I

Technology for Ageing Society

14:30 14:40

Q&A on Session I

14:40 15:40

Session II

Technology for Ageing Individuals

15:40 15:50

Q&A on Session II

15:50 16:10

Introducing the debates : Plenary Panel Discussion with Speakers and Moderators

16:10 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 18:30

Group Session 1



Mod.Vincent Rialle, Grenoble Hospital Center, University of Grenoble

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Group Session 2

Social Inclusion


Mod. Sandra Huning, Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities


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Group Session 3

Knowledge & Experience Sharing

Mod. Guido Bognolo, Confederation of European Senior Expert Services

Short Introduction: Yusuke Mishina, Hitachi, Ltd.


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Group Session 4

Productivity / Autonomy


Mod. Mariangels Fortuny, International Labor Organisation


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Group Session 5



Mod.Ann Frye, Ann Frye Ltd.



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19:30 20:00

Bus Transfer from Hotel to Downtown

20:00 22:00

Dinner Party


Sunday April 27, 2008

09:00 09:40

Session III

Ageing Society : Broader Views

09:40 09:50

Q&A on Session III

09:50 10:10

Coffee break

10:10 10:40


  • Summary Presentation by each Moderators

10:40 11:40


  • Plenary Discussion and Q&A for all Speakers & Moderators

11:40 11:55

Hitachi Group in Europe: Business and Strategy Update by Sir Stephen Gomersall, Chief Executive Europe for Hitachi

11:55 12:10


  • Conclusions by Dr. Jean Freymond, President and Director, D@G - Geneva Dialogues
  • Closing Remarks by Dr. Junzo Kawakami, Executive Vice President & Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.

12:10 13:10


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