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Forthcoming Events

IEBA London Meeting

When: 29/04/2014 at 18:30 to 19:30
Where: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Subject: Evolving benefits in Turkey
Speaker(s): Cengiz Gurleyik

Cengiz leads Aon Hewitt’s operations in Turkey. He also sits on the board of the Management Consultants Association. He graduated from Boğaziçi University in 1981 and has more than 30 years of experience in the market working with both multinational and local companies in Turkey and the Middle East.

Cengiz started his career as an auditor and subsequently moved to consulting. He worked in the Riyadh and Istanbul offices of Arthur Andersen where he started up and lead the consulting divisions. He also assumed management responsibility as a member of the executive committee of a large white goods manufacturing and sales company with more than 10.000 employees. He was part of the management team that transformed the company to an international organization while achieving its goal of becoming the fifth largest producer in Europe.

Cengiz will focus on the impacts on benefits and compensation  inTurkey as the economy shifted from high to low inflation since 2005. He will also explain the local framwork for retirement, healthcare and LTIs, and cover trends in flexible and other benefits that are provided commonly in Turkey.

IEBA London Meeting

When: 20/05/2014 at 18:30 to 19:30
Where: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Subject: Priorities for 2014/15
Speaker(s): tbc

IEBA Nordic annual meeting and dinner

When: 21/05/2014 at 17:00 to 22:00
Where: SPP offices, Vasagatan 10
Subject: to be confirmed
Speaker(s): to be confirmed


As a year of IEBA Nordic meetings come to a close and the Annual Meeting is fast approaching, IEBA Nordic has the distinct pleasure of inviting you to its annual meeting followed by inaugural dinner as previously announced on the evening of May 21, 2014.
At the meeting we will have the opportunity to listen to Dorothee Gnaedinger who work for Mercer’s in Stockholm. She recently transferred from their London operation and consults Nordic clients on their global pension and benefit strategies.
Pension in emerging markets has been a true passion of hers. She has been a member of Mercer’s Eastern European strategy group, and is pursuing a Part-Time PhD at Warwick University on workplace pension provision in emerging markets.
She is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide and contributor to the press.

Date and time: May 21, 17.00
Venue: SPP offices, Vasagatan 10, Stockholm


Annual meeting commences
"Navigating and conducting business in emerging and developing markets". Dorothee Gnaedinger,
Having an emerging and developing market strategy in place has been high on corporates’ agendas. Large European firms have made one-third of their sales in emerging and developing markets, which has supplied firms with 60-90% of growth in recent years. According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest economic research, growth rates in emerging and developing markets are expected to reach 4.9% in 2014, compared to 1.2% in the Eurozone. There is no doubt that these figures sound like music to an FD and CEO’s ears….
But what does this mean for us – the pensions and benefit industry? Well - it’s time to wake up!
Emerging and developing markets certainly provide a wealth of opportunities for pension professionals. The pensions market is growing – and there is an imminent need for adequate old-age income.
The aim of the presentation is to highlight the importance of providing adequate workplace pensions in emerging markets, and to reveal the opportunities for a pensions manager as well as for the wider pensions industry.
Departure for annual dinner (members only)

IEBA Belgium: Managing Employee Benefits in the Middle East and Africa

When: 22/05/2014 at 18:00 to 21:00
Where: Brussels
Speaker(s): Joella Cortois, Benefits Leader EMEA Ingersoll Rand

IEBA NL: Is 75 the new 65?

When: 05/06/2014 at 15:30
Where: Towers Watson Amstelveen
Subject: Increase of Retirement age: Reality and Practice
Speaker(s): See below


The trend of international movements in labor markets is clearly visible: Production has moved to Asia, with recent a reverse trend back to the US.

Southern Europe faces an ageing workforce and struggles increasing the flexibility of their labor markets.


Both North and South Europe face increasing social security, pensions and healthcare costs, mainly because of an ageing population.


Social partners and politicians have yet acknowledged there is an issue, but starting to implement ways of dealing with it is still far away; at best at the level of brainstorming. However something must be done which cannot wait much longer. Also, social responsibility on employers is pushing them towards a more active role –something from which you can’t escape from.


This increasing awareness is confirmed by a recent study from the Economist Intelligent Unit rapport “Is 75 the new 65”

Besides this study among employers we note that scientific institutes have already invested much research in the subject of sustainable employment of elderly employees.

16.00 – 16.30    Is 75 the new 65, highlights from the Economist report, John Smolenaers, Towers Watson

16.30 – 17.00    Trends and Developments, Paulien Bongers, Director Innovation Labour at TNO and Professor by Special Appointment at VU Medical Center

17.00 – 17.30    In Sight of Future, Jessika de Waijer, Senior Consultant Human Capital Group, responsible for executing the Expended Employability program for ABNAMRO  Bank

17.30 – 18.00    Employability for Older Workers – International Developments, Ruud Muffels, Professor Labour Market and Social Security, Tilburg University

18.30 – 20.00    Networking, drinks and buffet, courtesy of Towers Watson and IEBA NL


IEBA London Meeting (afternoon event)

When: 10/06/2014 at 15:00 to 18:00
Where: Towers Watson - Midcity Place, 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6TP
Subject: IORP II Directive - update and opportunities for cross-border pension provision
Speaker(s): tbc

IEBA Germany meeting

When: 26/06/2014
Where: Allianz Global Investors, Seidlstraße 24-24a 80335 München
Subject: to be confirmed

IEBA Belgium Meeting

When: 18/09/2014 at 18:00
Where: Brussels
Subject: TBC
Speaker(s): TBC

IEBA NL: An Auditer's Point of View in Managing Benefits

When: 25/09/2014 at 15:30
Where: TBD
Subject: An Auditer's Point of View in Managing Benefits
Speaker(s): TBD

IEBA Germany meeting and Annual Dinner

When: 16/10/2014
Where: Frankfurt
Subject: to be confirmed

Annual Dinner

When: 27/11/2014 at 18:00 to 22:00
Where: Brussels

IEBA/DCC London Annual Dinner 2014

When: 03/04/2015 at 18:45
Where: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Subject: IEBA/DCC London Annual Dinner 2014
Speaker(s): Nigel Simpson

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to our 39th Annual London Dinner.  This will take place on Thursday 3 April 2014 at the Law Society, Chancery Lane, at 6.45pm for 7.30pm.

IEBA has once again agreed to subsidise the Dinner so that more members and guests may attend, reducing the charge to members from £90 to £50 per head without compromising on the quality of the five-course meal or of the wine.  The wine will be supplied, as in recent years, by Michel Mallard of Burgundy.  A free bar is provided before dinner.

This year we are pleased to welcome Nigel Simpson, Head of Zurich Corporate Savings International, as Guest Speaker.

To book and pay for yourself and your guests, please click on the link below. (If you have received this by email and cannot see a link, please click "View in your browser" above.)  You do not need to enter your membership number.

If you have any special requests (seating arrangements, dietary requirements, etc) please put them in the "Guest Names" box.

If you are having difficulty paying by credit card or have any other questions, please email

We look forward to seeing you at the Dinner!

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