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6 June 2018

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Drinks Reception (location: Bip, House of the Capital Region)

Guest speaker – Fausto Parente, Executive Director, EIOPA 


7 June 2018

08:30 – 09:00

Registration open – refreshments served

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome address

Janwillem Bouma, Chair, PensionsEurope

09:10 – 09:35

The international perspective on the future of work

Automation and the ‘gig economy’ are changing the nature of work. How will these trends affect labour markets and social security systems and what should be the policy response?

Stijn Broecke, Senior Economist, OECD

Moderator: Matti Leppälä, CEO, PensionsEurope

09:35 – 10:00

The adequacy of pensions in Europe, now and in the future

Do European pension systems deliver adequate pensions and how do they cope with the self-employed and non-standard work?

Ana Carla Pereira, Head of Unit for Modernisation of Social Protection Systems, European Commission

Moderator: Matti Leppälä, CEO, PensionsEurope

10:00 – 11:00

If work is changing, what about pensions?

More flexible patterns of employment, the rise of self-employment and the gig economy are reshaping work as we know it. How do pensions fit into this new landscape? Can a looser relationship between employers and employees still deliver sustainable and adequate pensions? Is the PEPP part of the solution?

Sophie in ‘t Veld, Member of European Parliament

Jacqueline Lommen, Senior Pensions Strategist, State Street Global Advisors

Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Guillaume Cravero, Senior Advisor, Businesseurope

Moderator: Matti Leppälä, CEO, PensionsEurope

11:00 – 11:25

Refreshment break

11:25 – 11:45

The EU’s strategy on sustainable finance

What can pension schemes do to build a more sustainable finance system?

Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit for Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA

Moderator: Pierre Bollon, General Representative, AFG and Vice-Chair, PensionsEurope

11:45 – 12:45


Finance, sustainability, action

The EC’s Action Plan on sustainable finance sets out ambitious plans, but can they be achieved without hurting returns? What do policy-makers expect ESG investments to deliver? And how will this affect relations along the investment chain, from members to funds to asset managers?

Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit for Insurance and Pensions, DG FISMA

Josina Kamerling, Head of Regulatory Outreach EMEA, CFA Institute

Daniel Summerfield, Co-Head Responsible Investment, USS

Moderator: Pierre Bollon, General Representative, AFG and Vice-Chair, PensionsEurope

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Developments in cross-border pensions

What are the challenges and solutions for managing pension plans across borders?

Christian Lemaire, Global Head of Retirement Solutions, Amundi

François Barker, Partner and Head of Pensions, Eversheds Sutherland

Moderator: Klaus Stiefermann, Managing Director, aba

14:30 – 15:00

Learning from experience: auto-enrolment in the UK – a case study

What have been the challenges in rolling out auto-enrolment, is it a success and what should be the next steps?

Zoe Alexander, Director of Strategy, NEST

Moderator: Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF

15:00 – 15:30

Refreshment break

15:30 – 16:15

Making the most of DC pots

As more DC savers approach retirement, the debate about helping them make the right decisions on using their pension pots is getting more urgent. How do we give people freedom to manage their own money while also ensuring they take appropriate and informed decisions? What is the role of default options?

Tim Gosling, Policy Lead DC, PLSA

Valdemar Duarte, Director General, Ocidental Pensoes

Martijn Vos, Managing Director Pensions & Insurance, Ortec Finance

Moderator: Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF

16:15 – 16:45

What will the financial landscape post-Brexit look like?

The largest financial sector in Europe will soon be outside the EU, while it is all but clear whether or what type of market access rules will end up in the Brexit deal. What does this mean for institutional investors?

Karel Lannoo, Chief Executive Officer, CEPS

Moderator: Matti Leppälä, CEO, PensionsEurope

16:45 – 16:50

Closing remarks

Janwillem Bouma, Chair, PensionsEurope