Agenda - please see enclosed document
Agenda - please see enclosed document
PLEASE NOTE THIS A BREAKFAST BRIEFING: 8AM SHARP START, WITH FOOD / ROOM AVAILABLE FROM 7:30AM
While M&A activity overall typically ebbs and flows, for some organisations, it is a constant activity, taking multiple forms.
GE is one of these organisations that is constantly reviewing its business portfolio through M&A activity. We are very privileged to have Michelle Newton, European Benefits Specialist in the European Compensation & Benefits COE of GE Corporate, to come and talk with us on how GE navigates multiple transactions at the same time, engages with all the necessary stakeholders, avoids the traps and "red herrings”, but doesn’t miss the red flags / deal breakers.
Michelle has been with GE Corporate for 11 years and has been involved in over 7 acquisitions over 10 countries totalling 8000 employees and 8 dispositions over 27 countries totalling 12000 employees during 2017/2018 alone. Michelle has a background in European pension and benefits, employee value proposition and flexible benefit platforms.
We look forward to you joining the session and actively participating in the discussion.
European collective defined contribution plans
Marco Arteaga - DLA Piper
Financial wellness as an international corporate benefit
Marco Reiners - Aon
Case study: "Buying out pension liabilities via a CTA structure"
Dr. Markus Sengpiel - Luthers Law
This event will take the form of a telephone presentation and discussion, to maximise the number of people who can participate.
As in previous years, IEBA subsidises the Dinner so that more members and guests may attend, reducing the charge from £100 to £50 per head (for members and guests) 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.
We are pleased to confirm our Guest Speaker, Peter Bowler, who will update us on what employers are doing as a result of Brexit. Peter is Head of Group HR for the Renishaw Group, one of the world’s leading engineering and scientific technology companies, with expertise in precision measurement and healthcare. The company has nearly 5000 employees in 35 countries and supplies products for use in applications as diverse as jet engine and wind turbine manufacture, 3D printing, dentistry, and brain surgery.
We hope you and your guests will be able to attend!
The role of the risk manager is an increasingly important role in the management of employee benefit risks. These include company reputation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Key Persons risk, employee wellbeing, employee turnover, employee costs,...in which of these should the risk manager intervene?
Jean-Paul Thionier, Senior Consultant at MX Conseil will present the different employee benefit risks that multinationals must manage. A panel discussion will follow with views presented by both Group HR and Risk management on the challenges of managing employee benefits risk and which risks should lie completely within the responsibility of HR and which can be tackled also by the risk manager.
Pascal Prevost, Deputy Head of Group Risk Services (Nestlé Group) and General Manager of Intercona (Nestlé Group Reinsurance Captive) and Marie Noelle Arrigault, Compensation and Benefits Consultant who has held both Corporate Benefits Director and Coporate Risk Manager roles in her career, will animate the panel discussion.
The timing is as follows:
8h30 - Welcome with coffee and croissants served
9h00 - Introduction to subject
9h20 - 10h45 - Panel discussion
We look forward to your active participation in this discussion.
We held another very successful Annual Conference on 14 and 15 March 2018. This was the 12th time we have held our Annual Conference in Brussels; it has proved to be the ideal location where we can easily replicate and build on the previous highly successful Conferences, where we have enjoyed consistently high levels of attendance from a wide variety of countries, and also received very positive feedback ('A very worthwhile conference' - 'A good balance of subjects' - 'Great and smooth overall organisation' - 'Great opportunity for networking' - 'Fantastic dinner' - etc.).
We had a record number of delegates (over 180) and our efforts to balance the proportion of employers to service providers (consultants, insurance companies, etc) paid off. Almost 50% of the delegates were from employers.
Copies of the presentations are available below for members who are logged in.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the next Annual Conference in Brussels in March 2019!
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It’s with great regret that we need to cancel our IEBA Belgium meeting of Thursday February 8. Unfortunately we received a number of cancellations, especially from our corporate members. As a result the remaining participants would be mostly insurers and a few consultants. We feel that a limited group of participants and the absence of our target audience (i.e. the corporate Compensation & Benefits professionals) does not justify to invite 2 quality speakers who have prepared a presentation focusing on this specific group.
We wish to apologize for any inconvenience that this cancellation may cause. We hope to see you soon at the IEBA conference in Brussels or at another IEBA Belgium event later this year.
The IEBA Belgium Committee