Event Details


22/10/2014 at 8.30am to 1.15pm


The Convention Centre, Dublin


Pension Scheme Representatives: Free of Charge
Members: €375
Non Members: €550


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The 2014 IAPF Annual Benefits Conference will look at recent developments in pension provision in Ireland and DB schemes in particular. It will hear from the Pensions Authority regarding DB funding, consider what trustees should now do in the wake of the Element Six and Omega Pharma judgements. It will also discuss new research on  DB schemes, how the Irish pension system ranks worldwide, and global retirement provision development. We will hear about the practical issues UK schemes and employers had to deal with in the introduction of Auto-enrolment. We will discuss issues trustees have to deal with arising from the Budget the week before and developments in Europe.

The IAPF Annual Benefits Conference will bring together over 250 trustees, pension schemes, HR and finance managers, policymakers and investment practitioners to consider and discuss issues facing pension schemes today. 

CPD: This Conference has been accredited 4 CPD hours by the LIA & IOB under Category 2. Pensions. (LIA Ref: O-5267)(IOB Ref: 2014-1912). It has also been accredited 4 CPD hours from the IIPM.



Time Subject Speaker
8.30 Welcome, Conference Chair Sinead Ryan, Independent Newspapers

Opening Address

Rachael Ingle, IAPF
The Long and Short of It: Retirement in Flux
Kristi Mitchem, State Street Global Advisors

Ireland's World Ranking
Peter Burke, Mercer

Panel Discussion Rachael Ingle, Kristi Mitchem, Peter Burke
Update from the Regulator

Pat O'Sullivan, The Pensions Authority

Pension Quality Standard Presentation

10.30 BREAK

IAPF Update - Budget 2015, European Pensions Directive, Trustee Education

Jerry Moriarty, IAPF

What do Trustees Do Now? Lessons From Element Six and Omega Pharma

Brian Buggy, Matheson
Auto-Enrolment Case Study
Colin Hately, Associated British Foods

What do our employees think of their pension scheme?
Eóin McMahon, Lindsay Smith, Hewlett Packard

The Ageing Workforce: Challenges & Opportunities

Dr. Jean McCarthy, University of Limerick

13.15 Lunch


Colin Hately
Associated British Foods plc
Lindsay Smith
Hewlett Packard
Eóin McMahon
Hewlett Packard
Sinead Ryan
Pensions Council
Kristi Mitchem
State Street Global Advisors
Peter Burke
Dr. Jean McCarthy
University of Limerick
Pat O’Sullivan
The Pensions Authority
Jerry Moriarty
Rachael Ingle
Aon Hewitt / IAPF Council
Brian Buggy

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