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PensionsEurope Annual Conference 2024

April 25 @ 10h00 - 17h00 CEST



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The PensionsEurope Annual Conference ‘’Good Future For Funded Pensions’’ is taking place on 25 April 2024 at the AG Campus in Brussels.


The PensionsEurope Annual Conference brings together leading experts in pensions, as well as pension professionals and EU officials to exchange views and best practices on the most topical issues in the pension landscape.

The theme of this year is ‘’Good Future for Funded Pensions’’. In recent years, pension funds have faced increasing challenges stemming from economic shifts, geopolitical changes, and heightened regulatory demands. With the upcoming European elections on the horizon, the future of funded pensions stands at a crossroads.

What lies ahead amidst these changes? How can we ensure a resilient, prosperous, and sustainable future for funded pensions?

This year’s conference will evaluate the recent regulatory reforms impacting pension funds, especially on sustainability issues, focus on new investment opportunities for growth, and navigate the challenges and priorities awaiting pension funds with the new European Parliament and Commission.


Main themes

  • IORPs in Action: Charting a Course to Sustainable Horizons
  • Capitalising on Growth: Private Equity and Venture Capital in Pension Funds’ Portfolios
  • EU’s Next Chapter: Priorities for the Incoming European Commission and Parliament
  • Pathways for Funded Pensions in Europe



Confirmed Speakers

  • Francois Barker – Head of Pensions, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Eric Bergamin – Partner (Pensions), Eversheds Sutherland
  • Michael Brehm – Founding Partner, Redstone
  • Nicolò Brignoli – Member of Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commission
  • Jan De Smet – CEO of Pensioenfonds Metaal OFP and Chair, PensioPlus
  • Uli Grabenwarter – Director-Equity Investments, European Investment Fund
  • Diane Griffioen – Head of Private Equity, PGGM  
  • Petra Hielkema – Chairperson, EIOPA
  • Steven Janssen – General Director, Sigedis  
  • Barbara Janta Principal Consultant, Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd 
  • Liam Kennedy – Editorial Director, IPE (moderator)
  • Claudia Kruse – Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance, APG Asset Management
  • Matti Leppälä – CEO/ Secretary General, PensionsEurope (moderator)
  • Dejan Malesic – Senior Manager, International Clients, Previnet
  • Jerry Moriarty – Chair, PensionsEurope
  • Hansjoerg Muellereile – CEO, MetallRente GmbH
  • Martin Špolc – Head of Unit, Sustainable Finance, DG FISMA, European Commission
  • Yves Stevens – Professor, University Leuven
  • Wim Vermeir – Chief Investment Officer,  AG Insurance & Ageas
  • Matthies Verstegen – Head of Brussels Office, Pensioenfederatie (moderator)
  • Dr Kai Wallbaum – Managing Director, Head of Asset-Life Business, Allianz Global Investors



You can download the agenda here.



PensionsEurope Annual Conference 2024 – PensionsEurope




PensioPlus represents the Belgian institutions for occupational retirement provision (IORPs) and industry wide occupational pension plan providers. Belgian IORPs or “pension funds” manage occupational pensions that result from a collective pension commitment. They are linked to an economic activity and are organised by a company, a sector or a public institution. They apply to the benefit of employees or the self-employed. More information on







AG Insurance is a Belgian company offering life insurance, health insurance, and pension plans. They help people financially prepare for retirement and live comfortably afterwards. Founded in 1824, they are the market leader with over 3 million customers.


The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank Group. Since last 30 years, its central mission is to support Europe’s micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. The EIF designs and deploys financial instruments in the form of venture capital, private equity, and portfolio guarantees which specifically target this market segment. It carries out its activities using either its own resources or those provided by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission, by EU Member States or other third parties and institutional investors. In this role, the EIF pursues EU objectives in support of innovation and digitalisation, competitiveness and growth, climate action and environmental sustainability, social impact, skills and human capital. For further information please visit


KBC offers various pension plans to its employees and has won awards for its pension fund management. KBC is a large integrated bank-insurance company with a strong focus on employee empowerment and social responsibility. Its core culture is summarized by the acronym PEARL: Performance, Empowerment, Accountability, Responsiveness, Local embeddedness.


If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, you can find out more about our sponsorship offer here.



PensionsEurope Members, Pension Fund Members of PensionsEurope Members, and Pension Funds

  • Free in-person-tickets

Corporate & Support Members of PensionsEurope

  • 1 free in-person-ticket

All others

  • EUR 500 per ticket


Terms and conditions

In-person tickets include access to the AG Campus, drinks & coffee, a light lunch and snacks during the afternoon break.

Tickets can be reallocated to another colleague working for the same company. Should this be the case, we ask the participants to inform us by email (







April 25
10h00 - 17h00 CEST
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