7:45

Coffee and Registration

8:30

Welcome from the Chair

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

Political Editor, The Sunday Business Post

8:40

DEPARTMENT ADDRESS: Pensions – The Wider Context

John McKeon

John McKeon

Secretary General, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

9:00

OPENING ADDRESS: Pensions and the broader economy

Professor Alan Barrett

Professor Alan Barrett

CEO, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)

9:25

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Auto-enrolment – The UK Experience

  • Context prior to auto-enrolment
  • Timeline and requirements
  • Focus on outcomes
  • Impact so far
Chris Curry

Chris Curry

Director, Pensions Policy Institute, UK

9:55

Q & A with Speakers

SOLVING THE RETIREMENT CHALLENGE TOGETHER

10:05

Panel Discussion: Closing Defined Benefit Schemes: A bitter pill?

What does the future hold for defined benefit schemes?

Andrew Nugent

Andrew Nugent

Head of Policy, The Pensions Authority of Ireland

Patricia King

Patricia King

General Secretary, Irish Congress of Trade Unions

Jerry Moriarty

Jerry Moriarty

CEO, Irish Association of Pension Funds

10:50

Morning Break & Exhibition Viewing

11:20

The herd of elephants in the pension simplification room

Jim Connolly

Jim Connolly

Association of Pension Trustees of Ireland

11:45

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.

Rose Leonard

Rose Leonard

Head of Corporate Distribution and CRM, Zurich

12:10

Time to retire retirement? The future of savings in Ireland

Mairéad O’Mahony

Mairéad O’Mahony

DC & Consumer leader, Mercer Ireland

12:30

Mastering Master Trusts – Key Learnings from Abroad

Maurice Whyms

Maurice Whyms

President, Society of Actuaries Ireland (SAI)

12:50

Q & A with Speakers

1:00

Lunch

FUTURE TRENDS AND EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

2:00

Welcome back from the afternoon Chair

Ralph Benson

Ralph Benson

Co-founder, Moneycube

2:05

Case Study: ESB

Vera Miller

Vera Miller

DC Member and trustee, ESB

2:30

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.

Kevin Thompson

Kevin Thompson

CEO, Insurance Ireland

2:55

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

Dr Edward J Kelly

Founder, The Third Act

3:20

Q & A with Speakers 

3:30

Conference Close