Joint AEIP-NCCMB-MEBCO Transatlantic Conference in Rome, Italy, 16-17 June 2016
AEIP, NCCMP and MEBCO on June 16 and 17 2016 jointly organize the 8th edition of the Transatlantic Conference, which will be held in Rome, Italy.
The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the U.S. National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) and the Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO) signed a protocol in 2008 with the purpose of better coordinating their lobbying activities where common interests are shared, and particularly to raise the voice of Paritarism.
The Transatlantic Conference will gather around 100 participants from America, Canada and Europe, touching upon an array of topics related to social protection with a transatlantic dimension. This event will bring together social protection institutions, government representatives, social partners and insurance representatives from both sides of the Atlantic, to exchange good practices and to discuss current issues in the USA, Canada and Europe and possible solutions.
The conference will address three main topics in the light of the challenges posed by the economic crisis and the ageing of the population in three different sessions: healthcare and social innovation, occupational pensions and social dialogue.
Session 1 will focus on the on-going North American and European reforms on healthcare. Two panel discussions will take place. The first will focus on the evolution of healthcare systems in US, Canada and Europe. The second will address the emerging trends in the context of social innovation, integrated welfare and social investments. Many European and North American speakers will present new strategies, concepts and ideas that meet the social needs of healthcare systems.
Session 2 will be dedicated to occupational pensions. Within this session, the first panel discussion will focus on innovative ideas and solutions for retirement schemes. These include flexible retirement schemes, alternative and innovative approaches in investments and the use of ITC by pension providers. The second panel discussion will consider the different rules on risk assessments in Europe, US and Canada. This panel will also take into consideration the recent opinion expressed by EIOPA that suggests to EU Institutions a common framework for risk assessment and transparency.
The third and last session will be dedicated to the social dialogue, and particularly to the trends and challenges the social partners are experiencing in jointly managing social protection plans.
The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) represents the social protection institutions jointly established and run by the Social Partners. Today, AEIP has 27 members (covering several social risks) in 19 European countries, and it covers, through its members, about 75 million European citizens and € 1.3 trillion in assets.
The National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) is an American advocacy organization of national, regional and local multiemployer pension and health and welfare plans, International and Local Unions, national and local employer associations, individual local employers, and multiemployer fund professionals.
The Multi-employer Benefit Plan Council of Canada (MEBCO) is a Canadian federal no-share capital corporation, operating on a not-for-profit basis. MEBCO represents the interests of Canadian multiemployer pension and benefits plans.