International Conference "Pan-European Personal Pension Product"

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

from

30.05.2018

14:30

to

30.05.2018

18:00

National Palace of Culture

The international conference “Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – Regulation, Effects and Problems” will take place on 30 May 2018 in Sofia.

The event is organised by the Higher school of insurance and finance (VUZF University) Sofia in partnership with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018 and Investor.bg. More than 140 participants from Bulgaria and Europe are expected to attend.

The conference will be opened by the chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), Gabriel Bernardino. Among the keynote speakers is Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit Insurance and Pensions, DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission.

The participants will discuss aspects of the forthcoming introduction of a unified product for personal capital pension insurance in the European Union (EU) that will be implemented through an EU Regulation.

The agenda is composed of two panels:        

FIRST PANEL – Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – essence of PEPP, legal aspects, time frame, consensual characteristics, open issues, expectations for reactions of the Member States to the Regulation, problems.

SECOND PANEL – Market Effects of the Introduction of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – target effects, opinion of experts, positions of market participants, expected impact of PEPP on the market of capital pension insurance, providers of PEPP, product passport, rendering activity of registered provider from one Member State in other Member States, issues.

The conference is organised with the institutional support of the Deputy Prime Minister for economic and demographic policy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Valeri Simeonov, the  Ministry of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Finance, the Committee on labour, social and demographic policy and the Committee on Budget and Finance at the 44th National Assembly, the National Social Security Institute, the Association of Bulgarian insurers and the Bulgarian Association of Supplementary Pensions Companies.

The forum will also involve representatives of the EIOPA, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Financial Supervision Commission, Pensions Europe, Insurance Europe, the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA), the Actuarial Association of Europe, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, other specialised bodies and organisations, market participants, academics, and experts in the field of capital pensions and capital markets.

More about the event here.

Agenda

30 May 2018 | Wednesday

13:30

Registration and welcome with coffee

14:30

Opening

15:00-16:15

FIRST PANEL – Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council on the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

16:35-17:50

SECOND PANEL – Market Effects of the Introduction of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

17:50-18:00

Conclusions of the conference

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