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Brussels-based lobby CBBA-Europe in October 2019 announced its Annual Conference, to be held on November 13 and 14, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s conference theme is “The New Social and Employee Benefits’ Environment between Challenges & Innovation”. November 13 is about Pensions and Investments (9am – 5pm) November 14 will deal with Healthcare, mental health and other benefits (9am – 12 noon). Participants include E.U. Institutions, EIOPA, OECD,

The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), in October 2019 announced the final program of its Annual Conference. The 2019 edition of the event is devoted to the Interaction of the Social Dialogue with the Paritarian Model: Added Value in a Changing Labor Market. The event will take place in a convenient half-day format in the morning of 06 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The venue is the Square

Representatives from Europe and North America met for the 11th Transatlantic Conference from Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21, 2019 in the small hamlet of Bolton Landing in the Adirondack Mountains region of upper New York state. This edition of the annual Transatlantic Conference was hosted by the U.S. National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and co-organized jointly by the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO), and the World Pension Alliance, chaired by PensionsEurope for the day devoted to pension topics.

For its landmark 50th edition, the 2020 IBIS Academy will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 11 to May 15, 2020. Further details will be announced shortly and in the meantime a contact form is provided for any inquiries.   Looking forward to covering the event, this publication cannot resist the temptation to list all 49 previous venues: 2019 Milan, Italy 2018 Berlin, Germany 2017 Cannes, France 2016

Save the date ! Europe Day of the German construction industry 2019 The German provident fund for the construction industry, SOKA-BAU, on the afternoon of Tuesday 5 November 2019 organizes its “Europe Day 2019”, a half-day conference on “Vocational training for a digital labor market”. In addition to the requirements for sustainable vocational training, the reorientation of the European Social Fund (ESF) program will be a focus of the

The 2019 edition of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions‘ (AEIP) annual conference will be held in the morning of 6 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. This year’s topic is: Social Dialogue and the Paritarian Model: Added Value in a Changing Labor Market. Panel 1: European labor market trends and the future of work – What implications for social protection systems? Panel 2: Re-thinking existing models for social change

The 2019 Annual Financial Alliance For Women (FAW) Summit will be hosted by AXA from June 17-19 at its headquarters in Paris, France. The theme of the summit is “Building Resilience Through Inclusion” and will focus on highlighting  ways of building women’s economic reliance and growth through inclusivity and empowerment. The summit will commence on the morning of June 17th with a CEO forum, bringing together CEOs from leading

8th  WPC Forum, Brussels 23 & 24 May 2019: Pension and Insurance in the ‘Age of Geoeconomics’ Nicolas J. Firzli is Director-General of the World Pensions Council (WPC), a Paris, France-based international association of public and private pension institutions, and an Advisory Board Member for the World Bank Group Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF). GBV: Nicolas, you are one of the original coiners of terms such as ‘The New Silk

The 2019 edition of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions‘ (AEIP) annual conference will be held on 6 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference venue and agenda will be announced soon. Contact: info@aeip.net  

The 11th Annual Transatlantic Conference will take place in upstate New York near the state capital Albany, on 19-21 June, 2019. The conference is hosted by the U.S. National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and co-organized jointly by the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO), and the World Pension Alliance (WPA). PensionsEurope will chair the day devoted to pension topics.

Conference Organizers, please send information about your events by email to the Editor. Publication is free at this time and remains at the discretion of the publisher. For the avoidance of doubt, the date format is Day/Month/Year. Organized by Event Begins Location Click here AEIP AEIP Annual Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 6 November, 2019 06/11/2019 Brussels, Belgium Link Lockton Lockton Global Forum, Singapore, 4-5 July 2019 04/07/2019 Singapore, Singapore Link

The agenda of the 8th World Pensions Forum, held at The Brussels Grand–Place, 23-24 May 2019, and organized in association with the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) now is finalized. The forum will focus on pension and retirement governance, pension law and regulation, long-term investment and risk management in the “Post-Brexit Era”. Plenary panels include: a discussion of the latest advances in the field of ESG and Impact

The 8th edition of the World Pensions Forum will be held in Brussels on 23 and 24 May 2019. The forum will focus on pension investments, financial regulation, and risk management in the post-Brexit era. It also will address the evolving fiduciary role of pension executives and trustees – notably corporate governance, green growth, and women’s economic empowerment. Furthermore, UK, US, Canadian and European Union policy makers, financial regulators

Gallagher in February 2019 announced the expansion of the IBIS Academy conference with an Employment Law Symposium. The new track is in addition to the 2-day Conference, the 5-day Institute, and the 3-day Mobility modules. It is designed specifically for employment law practitioners and HR professionals with a particular focus on global employment law. Topics include: Is the law up-to-date with today’s flexible workplaces and forms of work (i.e.,

The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP); pension funds PFZW and PGGM from the Netherlands; the Finnish Pension Alliance TELA from Finland; and social protection group Humanis from France on January 24, 2019 organize a conference on the topic of “Retire Vitally” in the European Union. To kick off forthcoming discussions on “vital retirement”, i.e. retirement in a state of good health, the conference will analyze the current situation; discuss

The 2018 edition of the annual event of the Cross Border Benefits Alliance-Europe (CBBA-Europe) will deal with both pensions (November 27) and healthcare (November 28 in the morning) at cross-border and pan-European level. High-level speakers including representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission, multinational companies, social partners, pension funds, insurance companies, national and international trade associations and academic experts will discuss these topics, against a backdrop of the most

IGP will host its annual global employee benefits seminar in Dublin, Ireland, 21-23 May 2019. Registrations will open in December 2018. In the course of 2.5 days,  the network will be offering a mix of country panels by local experts from all around the globe (a choice out of more than 30 countries), regional Q&A sessions and plenary sessions with guest speakers. Plenty of peer-to-peer networking opportunities are available

The Cross-Border Benefits Alliance (CBBA) will hold the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship conference on 27 and 28 November 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The first day is dedicated to pension funds. The second day will address healthcare and other social benefits. We will publish a detailed agenda as it becomes available. Register your interest and request more information by emailing info@cbba-europe.eu.

The Cross-Border Benefits Alliance (CBBA) will hold a half-day conference focusing on the “Swiss viewpoint on Cross-border and pan-European pensions” on 25 October 2018 in Zurich, Switzerland. The program includes three sessions: Cross-border solutions: experiences and opinions of plan sponsors, with Jacqueline Lommen, State Street Global Advisors; Ron Steijn, Global Head Compensation & Pensions, ABB; Daniel Cervantes, Global Head Total Rewards, DSM; Olga Ruf-Fiedler, Dow Chemical Cross-border solutions: experiences

Industry lobby, the Cross-Border Benefits Alliance (CBBA) will hold a half-day conference focusing on “The French perspective on Cross-border and pan-European pensions” on 8 October 2018 in Paris, France. The program includes six timely discussions: New EU regulatory initiatives to promote cross-border and pan-European pensions, with Carine Pilot-Osborn, Senior Pension Expert, European Securities and Markets Authority Insurance and Pensions (EIOPA) ESG investments of pension funds, with François-Guy Trebulle, Director

The 10th edition of AEIP’s Annual Conference will focus on the adequacy and sustainability of social protection in the years ahead. The conference program includes keynote speeches by Ms. Ruth Paserman from the European Commission; Ms. Ulrika Hall from the Social Protection Committee of the EU; and Ms. Flavia Micilotta, from the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. Panel discussions will address the issues of access to social protection

Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hougaard, authors of new book, “The Mind of the Leader”, published by Harvard Business Press in March 2018, will be on hand and present their key messages at the launch event supported by Generali Employee Benefits – GEB. According to the authors’ research, organizations and leaders are not meeting employees’ basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work. Furthermore,

Employee retention and recruiting are hot topics in Germany today. But exactly which long-term benefits should be offered by employers to attract new employees in times of acute shortages of skilled workers? The August 7, 2018, “Zurich Employee Benefits Dialog” seminar will focus on these issues. Topics include the Income Protection Gap Study together with Oxford University, Brexit and the impact on HR, current trends in occupational pension provision

IBIS Academy organizer Gallagher in March 2018 published updates to the conference agenda, particularly significant to the IBIS Mobility track running 7-9 May 2018. Three sessions are of particular interest to global mobility managers. Important Updates in the World of Mobility Tax Managing Risk, Managing Compliance Roundtable “I don’t know – Send it to HR:” Employment Essentials for the Global Mobility Professional

Conference Organizers, please send information about your events by email to the Editor. Publication is free at this time and remains at the discretion of the publisher. For the avoidance of doubt, the date format is Day/Month/Year. Organized by Event Begins Location Click here Lockton Lockton Global Benefits Forum, London, 13-14 June 2018 13/06/2018 London, UK Link ABA/CBA/IPEBLA CBA/ABA/IPEBLA Global Pension and EB Lawyers Conference, Boston, 10-12 June 2018

IBIS Academy organizer Gallagher in February 2018 announced two key sessions for the 48th edition, to be held in Berlin, Germany on May 7 – 11 , 2018. Global Family Leave Fred Thiele, general manager, global benefits and mobility for Microsoft, will discuss Microsoft’s “monumental effort to expand and enhance its global family leave benefits”. Fred will offer practical advice for organizations interested in leading the way in this

It’s a globalized world, and corporations are increasingly multinational, with multiple locations and ever-more-mobile employees. As pension burdens increasingly weigh on public finances, retirement is not only the responsibility of the state, but also of employers. The time has come for a more global HR policy on pensions.