Pre-CES Workshop & AgeTek Annual Meeting January 5th, GrandCare Speaks!

Silvers Summit Pre-CES Workshop and AgeTek Annual meeting Information
Sponsored by Silvers Summit, AgeTek, AARP & Best Buy

Date: January 5, 2011
Location: Mirage Hotel and Casino
Room: Montego A
Address: 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV

Workshop 1:00pm – 5:00pm (GrandCare’s Laura Mitchell speaks on the HOW-TO of Social Networking)
(Light Lunch will be available for registered attendees starting at 12:30pm)

AgeTek Networking Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 Montego F
AgeTek Annual Meeting: 6:30 – 8:00pm Montego A

Silvers Summit and AgeTek Combine Expertise;
Hosts Workshop on the Coming Silver Tsunami
World’s leading aging-focused technology consortium and conference educates companies of the value of creating products and services for today’s aging society
Silvers Summit @ CES will celebrate the one-year anniversary of The Aging Technology Alliance (AgeTek), a non-profit organization that promotes the awareness, benefits and value of products and services for our aging society, by hosting an educational pre-CES workshop. The Silvers Summit – AgeTek half-day education program will bring together unique industry expertise to show companies how to position products for boomers and their aging parents with take-always on how to reach this powerful and influential market through today’s social and mobile channels.
The fast-paced half day workshop, on the day before CES opens, will address a handful of unique market issues faced by companies intent on providing quality-of-life solutions for the older adult, but trying to reach the attention of caregivers and families who purchase or recommend these products.
Attendees will learn what works and what doesn’t, in branding and social messaging, how to get the attention of retail and advertisers who prefer a younger demographic, and explore the many facets of finding the right strategic partners in this industry, including:
 Finding partner solutions that work.
 Leveraging the retail, catalog and VAR channels to maximize presence and sales.
 Knowing how to navigate institutional vs. private channels
 Creating a compelling web experience.
 Using social media to target your key audience.
 Examine how today’s leading retail stores think about older customers.
 Understanding your audience – who makes the purchase decisions and how to market to that consumer (i.e. talking to caregivers vs. care recipients).

It’s not too late to sign up – - ONLY $99 for AgeTek Members, $149 for regular attendees
Questions? contact Susan Ayers Walker at summitinfo@silverssummit.com or call 650-854-1146 (Pacific).

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