Coffee and Registration
Welcome from the Chair
Political Editor, The Sunday Business Post
DEPARTMENT ADDRESS: Pensions – The Wider Context
Secretary General, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
OPENING ADDRESS: Pensions and the broader economy
Professor Alan Barrett
CEO, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Auto-enrolment – The UK Experience
- Context prior to auto-enrolment
- Timeline and requirements
- Focus on outcomes
- Impact so far
Director, Pensions Policy Institute, UK
Q & A with Speakers
SOLVING THE RETIREMENT CHALLENGE TOGETHER
Panel Discussion: Closing Defined Benefit Schemes: A bitter pill?
What does the future hold for defined benefit schemes?
Head of Policy, The Pensions Authority of Ireland
General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
CEO, Irish Association of Pension Funds
Morning Break & Exhibition Viewing
The herd of elephants in the pension simplification room
Association of Pension Trustees of Ireland
Wellbeing to Retirement and Beyond
More and more employers are embracing the concept of Financial Wellbeing, and recognising that there are no areas of an employee’s life that cannot be supported – all the way through to retirement.
Head of Corporate Distribution and CRM, Zurich
Time to retire retirement? The future of savings in Ireland
DC & Consumer leader, Mercer Ireland
Mastering Master Trusts – Key Learnings from Abroad
President, Society of Actuaries Ireland (SAI)
Q & A with Speakers
FUTURE TRENDS AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
Welcome back from the afternoon Chair
Case Study: ESB
DC Member and trustee, ESB
What are Irish customers telling us about pensions and auto enrolment?
Over the last six years Insurance Ireland has run a series of workshops which have looked at key themes against the backdrop of international exemplars form countries who are further along the path to Universal Pensions such as New Zealand, Australia, the UK, America, Sweden and the Netherlands. As we now move towards implementation and roll out, Ireland has the benefit of learning form many of the issues encountered by other countries who were early adopters of Universal Pensions. Our speaker will draw on Insurance Ireland consumer research which throws a spot light on what customers want from their pension and an auto enrolment system.
CEO, Insurance Ireland
The Third Act In Life
Human longevity has added a new 25-30 years to our lives compared to our great-grandparents, which is the equivalent of a whole new adult lifetime. Yet we continue to operate as if nothing much has changed and then seem surprised when the World Economic Forum describes the looming pensions crisis as the financial equivalent to climate change. There is another way to think about this. Promoting the idea of a new Third Act in life, one that focusses on the opportunities that this extra time in life gives us will go a long way to addressing the challenges that human longevity has presented.
Dr Edward J Kelly
Founder, The Third Act