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Retirement Week 2024 | Future-Proofing Pensions: Creating Sustainable and Adequate Private Retirement Systems in Europe

November 25 - November 29


future proofing pensions - european retirement week 2024


European Retirement Week, taking place annually in the last week of November, provides a platform for a wide range of stakeholders to debate the future of pensions in Europe and raise citizens’ awareness of the need to save for retirement and achieve pension adequacy.

This year, the European Retirement Week will be held from 25-29 November 2024. As part of the week’s activities, on 28 November BETTER FINANCE will host an insightful and forward-thinking conference titled “Future-Proofing Pensions: Creating Sustainable and Adequate Private Retirement Systems in Europe.”

This event will bring together leading experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss the future of private retirement systems in Europe, with a focus on sustainability and adequacy.

For further information, refer to the programme below.


Date | 28 November 2024  

Venue | TBD  

08:30 | Registration and Coffee  

09:00 | Welcome Speech: TBD  

09:10 | Keynote Address: TBD

09:30 | Keynote Speech:  TBD  

09:50 | Panel 1: Golden Years on a Green Planet: Maximising Financial and Environmental Returns Through Pension Investments  

  • – Dynamic asset allocation and life cycle: What obstacles to investing more pension savings into equity?   
  • – Sustainability risk in pension investment: Climate-related financial risks and pension investments; How can saving for my pension impact climate change?  

11:00 | Keynote Speech: TBD

11:20 | Coffee Break  

11:40 | Presentation: Will you afford to retire? | The Real Return of Long-term and Pension Savings | 2024 Edition    

12:00 | Panel 2: We All Want to Retire (Someday): Can Private Plans Secure Adequate Pensions for Everyone?  

Gender gap:   

  • – How can we avoid earnings-based pension systems to reproduce and worsen in retirement the gender gap in labour income?   
  • – What compensation can be offered to carers for the loss of pension rights resulting from care-related leave?  

Financial inclusion:   

  • – How can we increase the coverage of occupational pensions in an uberized world?   
  • – How to save for you pension when you live on minimum salary?  

13:10 | Closing Speech: Aleksandra Mączyńska, Managing Director, BETTER FINANCE  

13:15 | Networking Lunch

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