Annual Conference & Awards 2018
Pensions out of the Box
Seeking innovative solutions to the issues facing the Dutch pensions industry. 
6 June 2018
Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Please note that this is a draft programme and therefore subject to change.
Workshop  (For pension funds only)
10:45-11:30 Workshop Investing for the Future: The Energy Transition 
Investors can help accelerate the shift to a low-carbon economy, financing the clean technologies which are making rapid progress every day, and develop innovative new products. But in order for companies to withstand and benefit from the on-going energy transition, we believe that consequential company engagement is imperative.
          Speaker: Meryam Omi, Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy, Legal & General Investment Management
From 11:30 Registration and lunch
Plenary Session
12:20 Welcome by Pensioen Pro editor in chief,Mariska van der Westen and introduction of event host Greg Shapiro
12:25-12:55 Presentation Thinking out of the Box: Innovation in Pensions
How can the pensions sector break the impasse and come up with creative solutions to the challenges facing pension provision in The Netherlands? EJ Lugt, nicknamed ‘the Dutch Mark Zuckerberg’ shares his insights.
          Speaker: Evert Jaap Lugt, Innovation Management expert and Managing Director at tech incubator YES!Delft 
12:55-13:20 Presentation Looking across the Border
Thinking out of the box also means: looking beyond the borders. The Netherlands is not the only country struggling to future-proof its pension provision; what can we learn from other countries?
          Speaker: Stefan Lundbergh, Director Cardano Insights and non-executive board member of the Fourth Swedish National Pension
          Fund AP4
13:20-13:55 Panel Political Panel Debate
As social partners struggle to reach consensus on the way forward, politicians debate whether – and how – to take action.  Where do SER talks stand and what should the role of politics be in the next few months?
          Moderated by Bibi de Vries, Head of Benelux, Willis Towers Watson
          With among others panel members: Robin Fransman, Head of Financial Sector, Argumentenfabriek; Gijs van Dijk, Labour MP (to be
          confirmed); Peter Verhaar, among others board member at Brightpensioen, advisory role at APG en SVB
13:55-14:15 Presentation Innovation in Practice
While the debate about the system overhaul continues, innovative solutions are already being developed. from sophisticated lifecycle investments to smart pension solutions. A look at the latest innovations and their practical implications.
          Speaker: Gerard Roelofs, Director Client Solutions, Kempen Capital Management
Breakout Sessions
  • Stream A: PensionTech & Blockchain​

    With among other speakers: Boris Spremo, Operations Director of Emerging Business & Architecture, BNY Mellon, Otto Hulst,
              Innovation Lead, Kas Bank, Hidde Terpoorten, Blockchain Lead, APG
  • Stream B: ESG from evolution and integration to implementation: sustainable investing ‘IRL’

              With speakers from: Mitch Reznick, Hermes Investment Management, Pieter Furnée, Global
              Head of Responsible Investing, Head of Benelux, DWS, and Niamh Whooley, ESG Engagement Analyst, Pimco
  • Stream C: Innovation: From here, to China

              With speakers: Mark Tinker, Head of Framlington Equities Asia & Aidan Yao, Senior Economist - China, AXA Investment
              Managers, Bryan Collins, Head of Asian Fixed Income, Fidelity,  Daan Tettero, Concept Ontwikkelaar Zorgvastgoed, Syntrus
              Achmea Real Estate & Finance 
Plenary Session (Continued)
15:50-16:15 Refreshment Break
16:15-16:35 Interview A New Look at Tomorrow 
How does the country’s largest pension manager harness its innovative and creative power to tackle the problems facing Dutch pension funds and plan participants? APG shares some of its deepest concerns and brightest ideas.
          Greg Shapiro speaks with Gerard van Olphen, ceo of APG
16:35-16:55 Presentation The Future of Responsible Investing
What are the trends in Responsible Investing, where is the market headed and what is the role of innovation in this field?
          Speaker: Gareth Davies, Head of Responsible Investment Solutions Columbia Threadneedle
16:55-17:25 Joint Interview Champions of Innovation
Regulators have an important role in policing new and disruptive technologies, but they also serve as champions of innovation. How do AFM and DNB view innovation in the pensions sector – is the industry doing enough to innovate and nurture creative thinking?
          A joint interview with: Jan Boerboom, acting  Head of Suprervisory Department Insurance and Pensions Toezicht Verzekeren en
          Pensioenen, AFM en Arnoud Vossen, Departmental Director Supervision Large Pension Funds, DNB
17:25-17:45 Closing Address Taking the Next Step
          Speakers: Angela Peters, Bestuurslid Centraal Beheer Algemeen Pensioenfonds; Eveline Smeets, Head of Atuarial at Shell
          Pensioenbureau Nederland and two pension fund board members
17:45 – 18:30 Guided Tour of World Press Photo Exhibition 
In De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam
18:30-19:15 Drinks Reception at the Beurs van Berlage
>>> Evening programme: Pensioen Pro Awards Dinner
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