• 2018 Transatlantic Conference

    May 30 – June 1, 2018

    The 2018 Transatlantic Conference was held on May 30 – June 1, 2018 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    The highlight of the conference this year was the Global Pension Day, held on May 30, 2018. The Global Pension Day was a combined conference of four global organizations – the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST), the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP), the Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds, and the World Pension Alliance (WPA) including the NCCMP – presenting a consolidated agenda covering pension topics affecting pension plans throughout the world.

    The Transatlantic Conference also included a day devoted to global topics of interest on healthcare, and a day devoted to the state of labor/management relations and bargaining throughout the world.

    The Global Pension Dialogue on May 30, 2018 was held at the Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam. The Transatlantic Conference on May 31 – June 1, 2018 was held at the NH Amsterdam Centre Hotel.

    Download Global Pension Dialogue Agenda (Day 1)

    Download Transatlantic Conference Agenda (Days 2 and 3)

    Preliminary Agenda

    May 30, 2018 - Global Pension Dialogue

    Welcome and Opening

    9:30 - 9:45

    Olivier Guersent
    Director General – Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
    European Commission

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Plenary 1 - Setting the Scene

    9:45 - 10:45

    Nicholas Davis
    Head of Society and Innovation
    Member of the Executive Committee
    World Economic Forum

    Michael Jantzi
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sustainalytics

    Saker Nusseibeh
    Chief Executive Officer
    Hermes Investment Management

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Plenary 2 - Pension Technology: Harnessing the Power of Data and Technology

    11:05 - 12:00

    Jean-Claude Barboul
    Board Member
    Agirc-Arrco – France

    David Hudson
    Global Head of Markets Execution
    J.P. Morgan

    Martijn van Eck
    PensionTech Lead
    Holland FinTech

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Workshop 1A - Infrastructure

    12:05 - 1:05

    Brett Himbury
    Chief Executive
    IFM Investors

    Edward M. Smith
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Ullico Inc.

    Erik van de Brake
    Head of Infrastructure
    PGGM Investment Management

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Workshop 1B - What Retirement?

    12:05 - 1:05

    Nigel Aston
    Global Head of DC Proposition and Strategy
    State Street Global Advisors (UK)

    Amlan Roy
    Chief Retirement Strategist SSGA
    SMD (UK)

    Host: Harry Mitchell
    Chief Executive Officer
    Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

    Workshop 1C - Investment Management Fees

    12:05 - 1:05

    Colin Meech
    National Officer
    UNISON Capital Stewardship Programme

    Frits Meerdink
    Manager Fund Management
    PGGM Investments

    Dr. Benita von Lindeiner
    Senior Consultant
    c-alm AG

    Host: Sam Sicilia
    Chief Investment Officer
    Hostplus

    Workshop 1D - Special Interest Meeting: Responsible Business Conduct

    12:05 - 1:05

    Facilitator: Barbara Bijelic
    Legal Expert on RBC
    OECD

    Workshop 1E - Special Interest Meeting: Member Engagement Case Study

    12:05 - 1:05

    Facilitators:
    Joyce Augustus-Vonken
    Marketing Intelligence Specialist
    APG

    Ester Iking
    Senior Communications Advisor
    ABP

    Host: Richard Pauw
    Manager Public Affairs
    Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

    Workshop 2A - Putting the 'S' in ESG

    1:55 - 2:55

    Matt Christensen
    Global Head of Responsible Investment
    AXA Investment Managers

    Jessica Ground
    Global Head of Stewardship
    Schroders

    Claudia Kruse
    Managing Director Governance & Sustainability
    APG Asset Management

    April LaRusse
    Head of Fixed Income Product Management
    Insight Investment

    Host: Kristof Woutters
    Head of Pensions & Insurance Relations
    Candriam Investors Group

    Workshop 2B - Adequacy for Pension Fund Members

    1:55 - 2:55

    Marike Knoef
    Associate Professor, Leiden University
    Board Member, Netspar

    Christian Lemaire
    Head of Retirement Solutions
    Amundi

    Ettore Marchetti
    Policy Officer
    European Commission

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Workshop 2C - Engagement, Financial Literacy, and Education

    1:55 - 2:55

    Joyce Augustus-Vonken
    Marketing Intelligence Specialist
    APG

    Jonathan Bland
    Director
    Pension Geeks

    Matt Licheri
    Executive Manager, Strategy & Customer Experience
    TWUSUPER

    Anders Lundstrom
    Chief Executive Officer
    MinPension

    Host: Matti Leppälä
    Secretary General
    PensionsEurope

    Workshop 2D - Special Interest Meeting: Pension Policy Around the World

    1:55 - 2:55

    Facilitator: Theo Nijman
    Scientific Director
    Netspar

    Host: Gerard Riemen
    Managing Director
    Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

    Workshop 2E - Special Interest Meeting: The Best Practice Board

    1:55 - 2:55

    Facilitator: Roos Vermeij
    Executive Board Member
    PME

    Plenary 3 - Mercer Global Pension Index

    3:00 - 4:15

    Jaakko Kiander
    Chief Communications Officer
    Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

    Per Bremer Rasmussen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Forsikring & Pension Denmark

    Gerard Riemen
    Managing Director
    Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

    Eva Scheerlinck
    Chief Executive Officer
    AIST

    Facilitator: David Knox
    Senior Partner
    Mercer

    Plenary 4 - Climate Change: More Than Just the Weather

    4:35 - 5:15

    Sharan Burrow
    General Secretary
    International Trade Union Confederation

    Fiona Reynolds
    Managing Director
    PRI Association (UK)

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    Closing Remarks

    5:15 - 5:30

    Susan Bird
    Chair
    World Pension Alliance

    Michel Dieu
    President
    AEIP

    Kick van der Pol
    Chairman
    Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

    Eva Scheerlinck
    Chief Executive Officer
    AIST

    Host: Liam Kennedy
    Editorial Director
    Investment & Pensions Europe

    May 31, 2018 - Global Focus on Healthcare

    Opening the Day

    9:30 - 10:00

    Michel Dieu
    President
    AEIP – France

    Alex McKinnon
    United Steel Workers
    MEBCO – Canada

    Michael D. Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP – the USA

    Session I: The future of healthcare – policy objectives from the US, Canada, Europe

    10:00 - 11:30

    Keynote speech: The Honorable Earl Pomeroy
    Senior Counsel
    Alston and Bird

    Keynote speech: Bertrand Boivin-Champeaux
    Director
    French Technical Centre of Provident Institutions

    Frido Kraanen
    Principal Director Societal Impact
    PGGM

    Earl Pomeroy
    Senior Counsel
    Alston and Bird

    Hugh C. Hart
    Vice President
    NexgenrX

    Moderator: U.S. Representative
    NCCMP

    Session II: Occupational Mental Health – expected impacts, trends and innovative approaches on promotion and prevention

    11:45 - 1:15

    Key note speech: Bonnie Summers
    Executive Director
    Blue Cross Blue Shield National Labor Office

    Key note speech: Martin Jefflen
    President
    Eurocadres (TBC)

    Richard Lavergne
    Direction du Développement
    Directeur PSYA

    Joseph Rucciuti
    Co-founder of Mental Health International

    Bonnie Summers
    Executive Director
    Blue Cross Blue Shield National Labor Office

    Moderator: Dutch Association of Mental Health and Addiction Care

     

    What Future for Health Spending?

    2:30 -3:00

    Christine de La Maisonneuve
    Economist
    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    Session III: Addressing the New Challenges of an Ageing Society

    3:00 - 4:45

    Keynote Speech: Douglas Anderson
    Founder of Club Vita

    Menno Aarnout
    Director
    International Association of Mutual Benefit Societies

    Freek Lapré, PhD
    Member Board of Directors, European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA)
    Member of the European Working Group LTC 2030

    Katja Bjerstedt
    Chief Economist
    Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

    US Representative, NCCMP

    Closing Remarks

    4:45 - 5:00

    Susan Bird
    MEBCO

    Morning of June 1, 2018 - Social Dialogue/Collective Bargaining

    Opening of the Day

    9:30 - 9:45

    Alex McKinnon
    United Steel Workers
    MEBCO

    Social Dialogue - State of Play

    9:45 - 10:00

    ETUC

    Sustainable Social Protection - The Role of the Social Dialogue/Collective Bargaining and the Steps Ahead

    10:00 - 12:00

    Keynote speech: Bernd Merz
    BG BAU
    ISSA Construction Section
    AEIP member

     

    Enrique Corral Álvarez
    Director General
    Labour Foundation for Construction / The Fundación Laboral de la Construcción

    Dana Schaefer
    SOKA BAU

    Alex McKinnon
    United Steel Workers

    Allen Spears
    National Director
    Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund

    Moderator: Bernd Merz
    BG BAU
    ISSA Construction Section
    AEIP member

     

    Werner Buelen
    EFBWW European Secretary Construction

    Domenico Campogrande
    Director Social Affairs
    European Construction Industry Federation

    Closing Remarks

    12:00 - 12:30

    Michel Dieu
    President AEIP

    Alex McKinnon
    United Steel Workers
    MEBCO

    Michael D. Scott
    Executive Director
    NCCMP

    Past Events

    2017 Transatlantic Conference

    May 10-12, 2017 The 2017 Transatlantic Conference was held May 10-12, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Download Event Program

    2016 Transatlantic Conference

    June 16-17, 2016 The 2016 Transatlantic Conference was held June 16-17, 2016 in Rome, Italy. Dowload Program Agenda

    2015 Transatlantic Conference

    The 2015 Transatlantic Conference was held May 20-22, 2015 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.