EC's directive on retirement provision will be the main subject for discussion
The central theme for the bi-annual autumn conference of the European Federation for Retirement Provision (EFRP) and the NAPF will be to assess the implications of the European Commission's draft directive on retirement provision.
To be held in October, the conference, entitled European Pensions at the Crossroads, will discuss the implications of the report by the European parliament on the Commission's draft directive. The conference will look into the Commission's role in being the motor for European-level action on the removal of tax obstacles in occupational pension provision. The role of tax will also be important to discussions on the development of pan-European pensions.
Another important theme of the conference will be the future structure of the European Union. The effect of changes to the EU, and in particular enlargement, will be looked at, together with how these changes will affect pensions law in the region.
The conference will address the factors that will affect private retirement provision across the continent but will also look at issues affecting pension provision across the world, such as demographic imbalance, international accounting standards, corporate governance, securities markets and consumer protection.
The conference will be attended by more than 300 senior professionals. Speakers at the three day event will include the chairs of NAPF and EFRP.
The prime minister of Belgium, the Belgian minister for social affairs and pensions and the US ambassador to the EU have also been invited to speak, as well as a number of officials from the European Commission
Contact: Suzanne Porton on 020 7808 1303.
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