Seizing the Opportunity of the Longevity Economy

By February 16, 2017 Announcement

As we put together the puzzle of our 14th Annual What’s Next Boomer Business Summit, I am thrilled with the amazing group of speakers we have assembled. Together they represent the unique players in the business ecosystem of the longevity market. As we have built this community of entrepreneurs, investors, corporate, and nonprofit partners, we are always discovering how to go to market, how to scale a business, and how to get a deal done.

All that should happen on March 23rd in Chicago this year— with insights from the many new leaders who are pivoting into the longevity market. You will learn the latest in search from Google as well as the future of health care, senior housing, home health care, and aging in place. There is a $20 billion market to discover.


What is happening to 2017? January is already over and we’re a 12th of the way through the year. Are you where you expected to be? You know, February is a short month and March will be here before you know it. Where will you be then? I’m hoping that where you expect to be on March 23rd is in Chicago at the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit. Register today and use the discount code: FOM.

The theme of this year’s summit is Seizing the Opportunity of the Longevity Economy. Leading the charge are keynotes Joe Manseuto, Founder and Executive Chairman, Morningstar Inc. and Lilian Myers, IBM Industry Academy Aging Initiative – Global Co-Leader, IBM. Mansueto will share his insights on trends in finance, technology and media relevant to the 50+ market, including the tectonic shift to passive investing, fiduciary-driven holistic financial advice, and robo-advice. Myers brings to the summit her 25+ years of growth stage experience in founder, senior management, executive, and other leadership or consulting roles in established technology companies and startup enterprises. We are also proud to announce keynote speakers David Weigelt, Vice President of Innovation, Home Instead Senior Care and Gabe Zichermann the CEO of Onward who will discuss how to increase our capacity to both care and play.

We have a superior lineup of experts and thought leaders for you this year, including Nancy LeaMond EVP & Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer, Communities, States and National Affairs of AARP, who will discuss her recently released eBook, Where We Live: Communities for All Ages, and tell us about the advantages of living in a diverse community. David Inns, Founder and CEO of GreatCall, Inc. will be leading a panel on the future of senior care. AARP SVP of Market Innovation, Jody Holtzman will give us his take on the Political Economics of the Longevity Economy and the huge market opportunity. It’s HUGE.

For a full list of speakers and lunch table hosts go to

There are several breakout sessions, including the fast paced and popular, Speed Dealing. It’s like speed dating in business. This session allows new entrepreneurs and business owners to have a quick one-on-one conversation with several experienced entrepreneurs, VCs, and business owners. You have a limited amount of time for your face-to-face and then you move on to the next mentor. It’s exciting, noisy, and intense.

We have a few spaces left in our exhibit area, right outside the main conference room. If you are interested in having an exhibit at the #BoomerSummit you can sign up for a space when you register for the conference on the What’s Next website. There is an Early Bird special going on right now until February 23rd. Signing up early also gives you the best chance of having lunch with the expert of your choice. 

After the summit, you will have a chance to unwind and network with speakers, sponsors, and fellow summit attendees at the Networking Reception. Enjoy a beverage and some canapes while you trade business cards and insights of the day. There are also several auxiliary events for MFA private clients, sponsors, and conference speakers including the Speaker/Sponsor Awards event, the Learning Journey, a co- lab, and a boot camp.