Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at Allianz Forum (Pariser Platz 6, Berlin)

19:00 h:

Official Opening of the Population Europe exhibition

“How to get to 100 – and enjoy it”

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schoen, Vice President, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Stefan Mueller, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education
and Research

Prof. James W. Vaupel, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

19:30 h:

Evening reception with opportunity to meet the “Young Experts”


Ambassador WolfgangIschinger, Chief representative for government relations,
Allianz SE

Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior

Prof. Jutta Allmendinger, PhD, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung

Prof. Axel Boersch-Supan, PhD, Munich Center for the Economics of Aging


Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at the ESMT (Schlossplatz 1, Berlin)

10:30 h:

Welcome address by Prof. Joerg Rocholl, PhD, President und EY Chair
in Governance and Compliance, ESMT European School of Management and

10:45 h:

Opening of the 3rd Berlin Demography Forum: Michael Diekmann, CEO, Allianz SE

11:00 h:

Keynote address: Manuela Schwesig, Federal Minister for Family, Seniors, Women

and Youth Affairs

11:20 h:


11:40 h:

International Scientific Panel
Demographic Change as a Global Challenge

Opening statement: Prof. Dr. Ursula M. Staudinger, Director of the Columbia
Aging Center, Columbia University, New York

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Francesco Billari, University of Oxford

Prof. Dr. Banu Akadli Ergoecmen, Head of Institute of Population Studies,
Hacettepe University, Ankara

Prof. Dr. Gian Carlo Blangiardo, Department of Statistics and Quantitative
Methods, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Vatican

Alexandre Kalache, PhD, President, International Longevity Centre, Brazil

Byongho Tchoe, PhD, President, KIHASA Korea Institute for Health and Social
Affairs, Seoul

13:00 h:
Flying Lunch

14:00 h:
Young Experts Panels

Introduction: Dr. Mark Speich, Managing Director Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland

1. Panel: Sustainability and Integration

Ali Bargu DE, Ellen von den Driesch DE, Martina Lizarazo DE, Ralina Panova BG
andFaruk Tuncer DE discussing with Prof. Dr. Rita Suessmuth, retired President
of the German Federal Parliament

2. Panel: Equality

Anastasie Dutel FR, Mi-Seon Kim KR, Monika Kokstaite LT and Junayd Mahmood
US discussing with Prof. Dr. Elsa Fornero, Università di Torino and former Italian

15:30 h:

16:00 h:
Berlin Panel

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Oxford University

Part 1: Where do we stand in Germany?

Prof. Dr. Renate Koecher, Managing Director, Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach

Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer, President, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie e.V.

Prof. Dr. Norbert Schneider, Director, Bundesinstitut für Bevoelkerungsforschung,


17:00 h:
Part 2: Ethical questions

Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Droege, Bishop, Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek, Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics

17:30 h:
Political conclusions: Pre-Dinner Speech

Dr. Gregor Gysi, Die Linke, Chairperson of parliamentary group
18:00 h:
Evening Reception

Friday, April 11th, 2014

08:00 h:
Breakfast for speakers and BDF advisory board

08:30 h:
Interactive Executive Panel Trust and Solidarity and plenum discussion

Introduction and Moderator: Prof. Dr. Anne Gauthier, Netherlands Interdisciplinary
Demographic Institute, The Hague

Statement: Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Insurance Group, and Chairman, The Geneva

M. Michele Burns, Stanford Longevity Center, and Marsh & McLennan

Nur Ger, Board of Turkish Industry Association TÜSIAD Gender Equality Working
Group, Istanbul

Timothy Ma, JP, City University of Hong Kong

Prof. José Marcos Pinto da Cunha, Institute for Population Research (Nepo), Brazil

10:30 h:

11:00 h:
Government Statements onInternational Demography Policies
Demography Policies in China
Dan He, Director-General, National Health and Family Planning Commission,

Demography Policies in Germany
Dr. Guenter Krings, MdB, Parliamentary state secretary, Federal Ministry of the
Interior, Germany

Moderator: Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chief representative for government
relations, Allianz SE

12:00 h:
Concluding remarks by the conference chairmen, ambassador Wolfgang
Ischinger, Allianz SE, and Prof. JoergRocholl, PhD, President ESMT

Farewell Lunch Buffet
Seated Lunch for Government officials

Organizational matters:

Venue: The evening event on April 9 will take place at the Allianz Forum at Pariser Platz, the
program on April 10/11 at the ESMT European School of Management and Technology at
Schlossplatz 1 in Berlin.

Entrance: A BDF invitation and online registration are required.

Languages: All sessions will be simultaneously translated into German and English.

Costs: The Berlin Demography Forum (BDF) as an NGO cannot cover participants’ expenses.


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