27-28 SEPTEMBER 2016

WorldPensionSummit Africa Special

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PenCom to Host 2nd Edition 'Africa Special'

9/8/2015 10:00:00 PM

Nigeria will host the second edition of the World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’ (WPS-AS) on 5 - 6 October, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The Summit is an annual event organized by the National Pension Commission, Nigeria and the World Pension Summit, the Netherlands to bring together leading players and decision makers in the pension industry in Africa, as well as key figures in finance and pensions from across the world. The maiden edition of the Summit, which held in July 2014 was adjudged a great success and had in attendance over 400 participants from across Africa.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Building Sustainable Pension Systems in Africa" and aims to focus on how to entrench enduring pension systems across Africa with particular emphasis on channeling pension funds towards addressing the huge infrastructure deficit in Africa. Global experts and thought leaders, together with key practitioners, will debate and exchange ideas on developing and structuring sustainable pension systems for African nations. A unique addition to this year’s summit is the introduction of high level regional reports on the advancement of pension systems within the regions. This novel concept seeks to highlight developments within the pension space in Africa and how takeaways from the inaugural edition of the Summit had assisted the various African countries in improving their pension uptake and the quality of services rendered by administrators and regulators of pension in their jurisdictions.

The highpoint of the Summit would be the Africa Pension Awards ceremony, which was initiated to encourage good and innovative practices in pension administration in Africa. The awards would recognize excellence and commitment to the development of pensions in Africa.

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, the Director General of PenCom, said: “Indeed, the Summit would provide a platform for pension regulators and operators in Africa to brace up to the challenge of positively contributing to the socio-economic growth of the continent, whilst also ensuring that retirement benefits are paid as and when due”.

Harry Smorenberg, Founder & Chairman of the World Pension Summit, said “Africa’s growth story, particularly Nigeria as its largest economy, has been well documented. But with such growth comes a responsibility, expectation and opportunity to leverage capital growth, using pension funds as an instrument for further economic and social development”.

WorldPensionSummit ‘Africa Special’ is the platform for pension stakeholders in Africa to build stronger relationships and exchange ideas as well as provide pension professionals an opportunity to network and share experiences on global developments in pensions administration.




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