The Guernsey Institute of Director’s (IoD) 2022 Mid-Term event, which will explore the island’s ‘demographic dilemma’, will also be live streamed thanks to JT, the IoD’s Annual Digital Sponsor.
The event, which will be taking place at St Pierre Park Hotel on Friday 25 March from 8am-10am, will focus on Guernsey’s demographic challenge, more specifically a shrinking number of young people and the growing proportion of older, post-retirement citizens.
It is hoped that through making the thought-provoking event available to view online it will be accessible to more people who can also participate through Sli.do.
Wendy Dorey, Chair of IoD Guernsey said: ‘We understand that some individuals may not be comfortable with attending an in-person event or may not be able to attend for other reasons but would still like to be a part of the discussion. Thanks to our new digital sponsor, JT, we have been able to add this option for participants.’
The event will welcome Dr Matthew Agarwala back to Guernsey. Dr Agarwala is an economist at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge University, and was the keynote speaker at the IoD’s Annual Convention. He is one of the founders of the Wealth Economy Project which seeks to transform economic measurement to better reflect sustainability, inequality and human wellbeing.
Following Matthew’s keynote speech, he will join a panel of local experts as part of a Q&A session. The panel will tackle the topic from different perspectives, considering the island’s current population position, what is possible, what is achievable and how we might move towards resolving the Bailiwick’s demographic challenges.
Other panel guests include:
- Deputy Mark Helyar, a member of the States of Guernsey’s Policy & Resources Committee
- Elaine Gray, Partner at Carey Olsen
- Chris Brock, former States of Guernsey Deputy and Principal Consultant for Critical Economics
The event is being supported by a principal event sponsor, Carey Olsen, breakfast sponsor, Intertrust, speaker sponsor, BWCI, and digital sponsor, JT. In-person and streaming tickets can be purchased here.
Participants can engage with the event via social media and ask questions to the panel via Sli.do by using the #IoDMidTerm22 code.