Irish Pensions: A landscape in transition…

September 19th, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin


September 19, 2018, Croke Park, Dublin

Irish Pensions: A landscape in transition…

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About the 2018 National Pensions Summit:

The government have unveiled a major overall of how we plan for retirement. Mandatory pensions are to be introduced for employees under radical plans announced recently. From 2022, employees without private pensions will be enrolled automatically in a retirement savings scheme in an effort to address the significant pensions deficit looming over the country. Also planned is a move to a ‘total contributions approach’ for the State pension from 2020 replacing the controversial yearly approach. Such changes to the system have been welcomed by the pensions community in the hope that reforms will reduce unnecessary complexity. The change from defined benfit (DB) to defined contribution schemes has now placed more onus and responsibility on individuals and so it’s vital that the decision making involved is understood clearly. All told, Ireland’s pensions industry is in the midst of a massive shake-up. How will such radical reforms be implemented and managed? How will the benefits associated with all these reforms be best realised for employees and employers?

These and many other questions will be answered and debated at the Sunday Business Post’s 2nd National Pensions Summit. This Summit will include a comprehensive programme of carefully selected presentations, panel debates, exhibits and keynote presentations each with a focus on helping our audience learn more about how the pensions market is evolving. The agenda will combine the insights of national and international experts from industry leaders, government, regulation and international experts.

Through expert presentations, case studies, panel and roundtable discussions, we’ll explore:

  • Roadmap for pensions reform 2018-2023
  • Auto-enrollment and the DC Market
  • Trust and engagement
  • Collaboration of schemes
  • Tax relief
  • Reducing the administrative burden for employers
  • Challenges facing employers and trustees as they migrate to DC pension schemes
  • Streaming the market place
  • Women and pensions
  • What can we learn from the UK?
  • Pension Investors and Managers
  • Brokers
  • Trustees
  • Fund Managers
  • Consultants
  • Legal
  • CEO’s
  • HR Managers
  • Heads of Finance
  • Academia 

Past attendees included delegates from the following companies:

Age Action Ireland, Bartra Capital, Bank of Ireland, Statestreet, Goodbody, Key Capital, Zurich, Mercer, CPL Recruitment, Virgin Media, Investec, Tyco, Investec, Sheridan Insurance, Shortt Steal, Department of finance, UCD, Kinsale Capital, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, AIB, Accuvest, Rebruke, Pensions Authority, KPMG, Davy, Irish Life, The Reputations Agency, KPMG, Irish Association of Pension Funds, New Ireland, Finance One, TG4, UCC, Kerry Group, Siemens, Arthur Cox, Central Bank of Ireland, EY, ESB, Mason Hayes and Curran, Fitzwilliam Real Estate, Affidea, An Post, Ulster Bank, Trident, Aon, Grafton Recruitment, Innovation Value Institute, Royal Hibernian, APTI, Bespoke Trustees, Milliman, Mount Street Trustees…


Our leading speakers this year include:

Regina Doherty, T.D

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Professor Alan Barrett

CEO, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

Rose Leonard

Head of Customer Relationship Management, Zurich

Chris Curry

Director, Pensions Policy Institute, UK

Andrew Nugent

Head of Policy, The Pensions Authority of Ireland

Patricia King

General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Vera Miller

DC Member and trustee, ESB

John Moran

ex Secretary General, Department of Finance


Read below to see what some of the attendees from our previous events have to say:

Aisling Barrett


Excellent conference

Paul Dunne


The Summit was very good, lots of topics covered

Shane McInerney


It was a great idea. Very few events get brokers, investment advisors, trustees and insurance companies in the one room

Kevin Fitzsimons

Irish Life

Excellent conference, very informative, lunch was top-class

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan Conference Facilitator Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913 Email:

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The National Pensions Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300


Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park