First International senior housing conference in Krakow – June 2013

Featured speakers include experts from the development community, sociologists, gerontologists, economists, city planners, housing professionals and members of the academic and investment communities.  


The conference will be on June 27 – 28, 2013 in Krakow, at the City Council Chambers.

Why is it worth discussing?

Within 20 years one of four citizens of Poland will be over 65 years old.  According to the Central Statistics Office, by 2060 the number of people over 80 years old will be four to five times higher. Caring for seniors will increase to 1.1% of GDP, and the total annual costs of health and social protection will amount to 15 billion EUR.

 Why is it worth attending?

During the coming decade Polish society will confront for the first time a situation where senior citizens will be the majority population. A significant portion of seniors will want to continue to live independently. These are the people who we will be focusing on at this conference.  

 Also on the agenda will be discussions regarding social, economic and investment issues and how best to handle or overcome these potential issues.  Some of the conference topics include:  reverse mortgages, what is currently missing in creating housing policies and changes in housing cooperatives.    

The goals of the conference include but are not limited to:

 Start discussions in Poland on senior housing choices

Formulation of conclusions for future senior housing development

Learning about international experiences

Working out solutions for the public and private sectors

Facilitating contacts among senior housing stakeholders

For more information about attending and sponsorship opportunities for this event, contact Monika Gawlik –  [email protected]