2nd European Congress of Actuaries

Thursday - Friday 21 - 22 April 2016


The second European Congress of Actuaries will discuss the professional challenges and opportunities in the areas of new technologies, big data and cyber risks, behavioural finance, consumer protection, independence, capital standards, implementation of Solvency II, IORP, actuarial skills in wider fields and much more - all within the overall theme of The Actuarial Profession spreading its Wings.
There will be three parallel streams covering the seven subthemes of the congress. These will include a variety of technical presentations, sessions on soft skills and scientific papers. The congress offers an ideal environment to update on the latest developments in key areas, and is an excellent opportunity for networking with other professionals. Plenary sessions and smaller discussion groups on current and emerging issues will include actuarial experts as well as officials from various EU and global institutions, with influential figures from the financial services industry and regulatory authorities among the speakers. All speakers have confirmed their presence. To name a few: Katja Würtz (EIOPA), Jules Gribble (IAIS), Ulrich Stellman (ERGO), Kurt Lambrechts (Milliman), Irene Paterson (STAR Actuarial Futures, UK), Daniel Smith (Taylor Fry, Australia), Colm Fitzgerald (Keele University, UK), Jochen Ruß (IFA, Germany), Prof. Mario Wüthrich (ETH, Zurich). Please subscribe to our regular updates. Click here for a list of currently registered participants.
The target group audience includes actuaries and risk managers working in industry; other financial professionals, decision makers and other professionals interested in the future of risk management in Europe. The various subthemes are:
  • Added value of actuaries outside the financial industry
  • Development of the actuarial profession
  • Ethics / Independence
  • Consumer Protection
  • Behavioural finance and non-actuarial attitudes to risk
  • Big data and modern technology / cyber risk
  • Scientific presentations
Website of the Actuarial Association of Europe: www.actuary.eu


DAY 1: Exploring the work field and the opportunities DAY 2: Creating and facilitating the opportunities
9.30 - 09.50 AM

Plenary session E

Plenary session E: Start of day 2 by Rens de Jong

09.50 - 9.55 AM

Transfer to meeting rooms

Transfer to meeting rooms

09.55 - 10.35 AM

Parallel session 16 – 18

10.35 - 11.05 AM



11.05 - 11.45 AM

Parallel session 19 – 21

11.45 - 11.50 AM

Transfer to meeting rooms 2

Transfer to meeting rooms

11.50 - 12.30 PM

Parallel session 22 – 24

12.30 - 13.15 PM



13.15 - 13.20 PM

Plenary session F1

Plenary session F1: Welcome back by Rens de Jong

13.20 - 13.50 PM

Plenary session F2

Plenary session F2: Mick McAteer: Consumer Protection in the Financial Sector

13.50- 14.30 PM

Plenary session F3

Plenary session F3: Panel discussion on the Roles of Actuaries in Solvency II (Actuarial Function) and beyond. Panelleader: Karel van Hulle. Panelists: Karel Goossens, Emmanuel van Grimbergen and Karel Tanghe

14.30 - 15.00 PM



15.00 - 15.30 PM

Plenary session F4

Plenary session F4: Key-note address: Ms. Nathalie Berger, European Commission, DG FISMA: "Overview of the EU initiatives in the area of insurance and pensions" .

15.30 - 16.15 PM
16.15 - 16.30 PM

Plenary session F6

Plenary session F6: Closing session

16.30 - 17.15 PM

Drinks reception

Drinks reception

9.15- 10.00 AM

Welcome and registration

Welcome and registration

10.00 - 10.10 AM

Plenary session A

Plenary session A: Welcome by Philip Shier, Chairperson AAE

10.10 - 11.10 AM

Plenary session B

Plenary session B: Introduction of the theme by Rens de Jong, moderator of ECA2016 and Nicky Hekster, IBM

11.10 - 11.15 AM

Transfer 1 thursday

Transfer to meeting rooms

11.15- 11.55 AM

Parallel session 1 – 3

11.55 - 12.00 AM

Transfer 3 thursday

Transfer to meeting rooms

12.00 - 12.40 PM

Parallel session 4 – 6

12.40 - 13.25 PM

Lunch thursday


13.25 - 13.55 PM

Plenary session C

Plenary session C: After lunch session with Rens de Jong

13.55 - 14.00 PM

Transfer 3 thursday

Transfer to meeting rooms

14.00 - 14.40 PM

Parallel session 7 – 9

14.40 - 14.45 PM

Transfer 4 thursday

Transfer to meeting rooms

14.45 - 15.25 PM

Parallel session 10 – 12

15.25 - 15.55 PM

Thursday break


15.55 - 16.35 PM

Parallel session 13 – 15

16.35 - 16.40 PM

Transfer to plenary session in Royal

Transfer to plenary session in Royal

16.40 - 17.10 PM

Plenary session D

Plenary session D: End of the day session with Rens de Jong

18.50 PM

Transport by bus

Transport by bus to dinner venue

19.30 - 22.30 PM

Congress dinner

Congress dinner at Abattoir (former Cureghem Cellars)

1 Added value of actuaries in wider fields (outside financial sector)
2 Development of the actuarial profession
3 Ethics / Independence
4 Consumer protection
5 Behavioural finance and non-actuarial attitudes to risk
6 Big data and modern technology / cyber risk
SC Scientific papers

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