6th Arab Pension Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh gets great momentum


Manama, Bahrain: Several Ministers of Finance, Social Solidarity, Labor and Governors and Managing Directors of most public pension funds in the MENA region, as well as the Secretary General of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) were confirmed to attend the 6th edition of the Arab Pensions & Social Insurance Conference “APSIC”, which will be held on September 28-29, 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

In addition to the Egyptian Ministers, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament, HE Mr. Adel bin Abdul Rahman Al-Assoumi, will be present, as well as HE Lieutenant General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health and President of The Society Al-Hekma for Pensioners will deliver a keynote address on behalf of the company that has partnered in organizing this annual event.

The one-of-a-kind regional event created by Bahrain is organized this year in partnership with the Egyptian government represented by its Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Solidarity, Financial Regulatory Authority, National Insurance Organization Social and Insurance Federation of Egypt. The event is organized by Fintech Robos, a Bahrain-based savings and retirement technology provider.

Under the theme “Arab Pensions Outlook 2050 – Change and Opportunity”, the conference will feature 50 global and regional speakers who will discuss the long-term components of a vital “social insurance and pension framework” as the world makes facing social and economic problems. crossroads. The conference is sponsored by a distinct group of asset managers, pension service providers and financial institutions including AON, Smart Pensions, Islamic Development Bank, BlackRock, Lazard, SSGA, UN Capital Development Fund, CEM Benchmarking, FNZ Group and Equevu.

Ebrahim K Ebrahim, chairman of the conference, said the world is facing accelerating retirement challenges for the first time in history: there are more people over 65 than under 5 . Pensioners outnumber children in a growing number of countries, including much of Europe, China and Japan. By 2030, there will be over 1 billion people over 65 and over 200 million over 80. The number of elderly people will double in 20 years.

“With topics spanning demographic trends and longevity, social protection policies, pension reforms, coverage expansion, pension modelling, actuarial assumptions, investment strategies, funding and sustainability , and risk management, along with the growing use of technology and fintech platforms APSIC will equip, inform and encourage participants to bring about the change they want to see,” he explained.

The World Bank, OECD, International Monetary Fund, International Social Security Association (ISSA), Islamic Development Bank, Arab Monetary Fund, ESCWA, United Nations Capital Development Fund and Cairo University are among the speakers this year.

The aim is to raise institutional and public awareness of the dynamics, structures and issues of pensions that affect the resilience, adequacy and sustainability of private and public pension systems and their infrastructure.

Mr. Ebrahim explained that what really makes this event significant among global pension conferences is the participation of all key players in the sector, including public and private pension funds, international economic institutions, asset managers, actuary and audit firms and the financial sector. It also links pensions to human resource management in terms of benefits, employee engagement and use of technology (Pension-Tech).

Registration for the conference is free at: https://events.fintechrobos.com


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