PROGRAM AT GLANCE

Full session descriptions and bios can be found here

 SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017
 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM Registration and Conference Information Desk Open
 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Pre-conference Tour open to Delegates and Guests
 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM First Timer Attendee Reception
 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Opening Cocktail Reception
 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Dinner
 
 MONDAY, MAY 29, 2017
 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Buffet Breakfast for Hotel Delegates and Guests

 7:30 AM – 3:15 PM

Registration and Conference Information Desk Open
 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM Guests – Private Full Day Tour with Lunch
 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session
Plenary 1: "Employee Benefits in the Czech Republic"
 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 1: "Executive Remuneration and Shareholder ‘Say on Pay’"

Workshop 2: What’s the Alternative? Legal Approaches and Risks with “Alternative” Investments; ESG (Environmental Social and Governance) Factors Revisited"

Workshop 3: "Developments and Issues in Decumulation for DC plan"

Workshop 4: "Legal Issues in Plan Administration (or, have you ever had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day?)"

 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Refreshment Break

 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 5: "Issues in International Stock Compensation "

Workshop 6: "Liability Issues in Relation to Member Investment Choice"

Workshop 7:"Liability of Pension Fund Decision Makers"

Workshop 8: "Plan Fees and Charges"

 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch break 

 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 9: "M&A - Employee Benefit Plan Liabilities and Transfer Issues; Advanced M&A: Explaining “Boilerplate” in Purchase and Sale Agreements"

Workshop 10: "Removing Obstacles to Global Mobility – The EU Portability Directive and Similar Initiatives"

Workshop 11: "Dealing with Claims Involving a Defined Benefit Pension Fund when a Financially Stressed Employer Group Seeks to Refinance/Establish a Turnaround Plan"

Workshop 12: "Regulatory Developments"

 6:30 PM- 10:00 PMOffsite Dinner 
 

 TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017

 6:30 AM - 8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast for Hotel Delegates and Guests
 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM Registration and Conference Information Desk Open
 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Guests - Private Half Day Tour with Lunch

 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Plenary Session

Plenary 2: Retirement Crisis: how to deal with it?"

 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 13: "Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and Tax Compliance – What Should a Plan Fiduciary Be Doing?"

Workshop 14: "Managing Pension Fund Trustees of the Target Company on a Public M&A Transaction / Post-Takeover Leverage of Refinancing by the Bidding Company"

Workshop 15: "Persuading Employees to Save for their Retirement: Auto-enrolment and other similar arrangements which rely on employee inertia to encourage employees to save more for their retirement"

Workshop 16: "Legal Issues Surrounding Under-Funded Defined Benefit Public Sector Pension Plans in the US and Other Relevant Jurisdictions" 

 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Refreshment Break

 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 17: "Pension Risk Management: How pension funds in various countries address risk"

Workshop 18: "Funding Defined Benefit Plans: Recent developments in rebalancing member security with sponsor stability"

Workshop 19: "Pension Landscape in Common Law Jurisdictions in Central & South America & the Caribbean"

Workshop 20: "Restructuring Pension and Benefit Plans of Insolvent Governments"

 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Lunch break 

 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker Hugh O’Reilly
 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM General Meeting
 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 21: "Health Check: Common approaches to welfare benefits in three jurisdictions"

Workshop 22: "Fit to Govern: Emerging pension plan/fund governance trends"

Workshop 23: "The Legal Fight for the Allocation of Nortel Assets"

Workshop 24: Responses to Troubled Multi-Employer Plans"


 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Offsite Reception and Dinner

 WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017
 6:30 AM - 8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast for Hotel Delegates and Guests
 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Registration and Conference Information Desk Open

 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM

Guests – Time at Leisure

 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Plenary Session

Plenary 3: "Brexit and Impact on Pension Plans in the UK, the EU and the US"

 9:30AM - 10:00 AM Business Meeting
 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Concurrent Workshops

Workshop 25: “Trends in Pension Litigation"

Workshop 26: “Getting there from Here"

Workshop 27: “Is There a Third way Between DB and DC?" 

 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM Delegate Luncheon 
 1:00 PMConference End

 

*Kindly note that speakers, topics, times and locations are subject to change.






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