27-28 SEPTEMBER 2016

WorldPensionSummit Africa Special

The only platform 'for and by' Pension Professionals, exchanging knowledge and innovative ideas on securing sufficient pension provision. 


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For and by Pension Professionals

The WorldPensionSummit is THE platform for & by pension professionals and the only truly global learning and networking experience. The first Summit was organized in 2010. The mission of the Summit is to offer a global platform to pension experts to learn from innovative ideas and new strategies. Discuss the future of pensions with global thought leaders. Get fresh perspectives on how to tackle the pension challenges and how to achieve sustainable pension provision. Since early 2016, WorldPensionSummit is part of Pensions & Investments, which is part of Crain Communications.

With people living longer, the relative and absolute number of retirees is growing while the contribution to pension funds is declining. A challenge for all pension stakeholders to secure an adequate pension provision. New roles in structuring pensions, securing best practices and balancing risk-return. New responsibilities for the pension services industry, regulators, employers and employees, governments and above all citizens who should be more in control of their personal financial planning.

Theme 2016 | Managing Rising Risks
The WorldPensionSummit 2016 program will focus on ‘Managing Rising Risks’. Key risks are on the rise. Increasing life expectancy and the ageing population are a true challenge for many governments. Along with new economic realities and a rapid changing investment climate, Pension Funds and insurers have to rethink their strategies to secure adequacy, sustainability and integrity for their participants. The present rock-bottom interest rates brings about the question how to generate adequate investment returns. The need to step into more volatile investments might be conflicting with promises made to policyholders and pensioners. But eventually more diversification will be needed. At every aspect of “pensions” new perspectives on risk management are needed. The move from DB to DC has transferred the risk more to participants. Base Social Security and first pillar pensions are losing their importance with a retreating government. A growing number of self-employed workers do have to plan for their own financial continuity and thus their old age. Personal Financial Planning and thus risk management has to become top of mind for the next generation.

The WorldPensionSummit provides exactly the information you need to keep abreast of emerging global pension trends. This summit is the only event that addresses all relevant pension issues in one comprehensive program tailored for senior professionals and is completely organized for and by professionals, ensuring the highest quality program in all aspects. See our online program for more information at www.worldpensionsummit.com.

Who's Attending?

Since the start in 2010 of the WorldPensionSummit, we have welcomed over 2000 pension professionals from over 40 countries. Delegates are C-level professionals from a wide range of organizations, all key players in the pension sector; ranging from academics and international organisations to CEO’s and CFO’s of global corporations. WorldPensionSummit is THE global platform not to be missed!

Your Conference Chairmen

Chris Battaglia
CEO WorldPensionSummit & Vice President / Group publisher of Pensions & Investments (P&I)

Harry Smorenberg
CEO of Smorenberg Corporate Consultancy         

Eric Eggink
CEO of Eggink Van Manen
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About Pensions & Investments
Since its founding in 1973, Pensions & Investments, a publication of Crain Communications Inc., has consistently delivered news, research and analysis to the executives who manage the flow of funds in the institutional investment market. Written for pension, portfolio and investment management executives at the hub of this market, Pensions & Investments provides its audience with timely and incisive coverage of events affecting the money management business. With a worldwide network of reporters and correspondents, Pensions & Investments’ coverage includes business and financial news, legislative reports, global investments, product development, technology, investment performance, executive changes, corporate governance and other topics crucial to the people who drive the world of professional money. www.pionline.com

About Crain Communications
Crain Communications Inc. is a privately held media company producing trusted and relevant news publications, lead generation, research and data products, custom publishing and events with uncompromising integrity. Reaching more than 3.5 million business decision makers and consumers across the United States and in select markets in Europe and Asia, the company's portfolio includes many of the most influential media properties in the verticals they serve including Automotive News, Autoweek, Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, Business Insurance and Pensions & Investments. Headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the company's more than 800 employees in 13 locations currently publish 34 news print and online publications and the multimedia content and product extensions related to each, contributing to the success of its readers and clients. www.crain.com



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