Programme 2018

The annual IPE Conference highlights and explores the most essential topics and challenges facing Europe's highly diverse pensions industry.
Leading industry players raise solutions and open the debate in keynote presentations or specially designed panels during the thought-provoking comprehensive two-day agenda, which now features dedicated sponsor-led investor workshops. 
"I would like to thank IPE most sincerely for an excellent conference. As usual, it was organised superbly and with such care.  It was a wonderful conference with very key speakers, John Coates, Mary Robinson and Al Gore. It was an enormous credit to you that you were able to attract such great speakers. 
Thanks again for everything. Prague was lovely. See you in Dublin next year."

Sessions and Timings

(Subject to change)
Monday, December 3, 2018
11:00 AM
4:00 PM
  • Market conditions and end-of-cycle investing;
  • Portfolio considerations to prepare for the downturn;
  • Asset class case studies from experienced pension fund peers;
  • Manager selection and using the IPE Quest platform.
Paul Droop - Group Pensions Chief Investment Officer, Bank of Ireland
Joanna Kennilä - Relationship Manager, European Investment Fund
Garvan McCarthy - Partner, CIO Alternatives, Europe, Mercer
Discussion led by Carlo Svaluto Moreolo - Senior Staff Writer, IPE
Attendance is subject to approval. Please contact Jayna Vishram at to register, for further roundtable details, or for travel and accommodation information.
6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
9:30 AM
Amy Kessler, Head of Longevity Risk Transfer, Prudential Financial (PFI)
Amin Rajan - CEO, CREATE-Research interviewed by Carlo Svaluto Moreolo - Senior Staff Writer, IPE
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
11:10 AM
11:30 AM
12:10 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:30 PM
5:20 PM
Senior Former Security Services Leader: Identity will be confirmed prior to the session
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:15 PM
11:00 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:05 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
12:15 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM