Past Events (2017)

IEBA-CH Seminar

When: 07/09/2017 at 13:00 to 17:30
Where: Basel, hosted by Roche, Venue: Building 92.1.01 (Auditorium), Grenzacherstrasse, Basel
Subject: "Getting more bang for your (benefits) buck" - Financial Wellbeing - Communicating Total Rewards - The intangible benefits of inclusion
Speaker(s): Chris Stoeckli, Bharat Parekh, Adrian Jones & Sue Johnson
IEBA-CH Seminar; please see the attached programme for further details

Pensions paired with Alsace Wines

When: 10/07/2017 at 17:00 to 19:30
Where: Criteo offices, 32 Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris (metro Blanche or Trinite)
Subject: Pensions across the globe plus wine tasting on the terrace overlooking Paris
Speaker(s): Emmanuel Chalandon, Eric van Effenterre, Associate Directors, Boracay; Adrien Granger, Actuary, Premium Consulting ; Hugh Gallagher, Marketing Director, IEBA

IEBA France is delighted to present our next topic on pensions followed by a wine tasting of 2015 Alsace wines on the rooftop terrace of Criteo's offices overlooking Paris.

Presentation: Pensions across the globe - a comparison of replacement ratios across the regions with special focus on Poland, Russia and Japan. The methodology and tool used to estimate multi-country pensions will be presented. 


  • Boracay : Emmanuel Chalandon, Eric van Effenterre, Associate Directors
  • Premium Consulting : Adrien Granger, Actuary

Wine tasting: following our meeting, we will head up to the rooftop terrace of Criteo, overlooking Paris, to sample some wines of Alsace. In December 1998 at the annual IEBA wine tasting in London, Hugh Gallagher presented the 1997 vintage of Alsace because the 1997 Alsace wines "were the best we had seen for some time." Nearly 20 years since then, it seems fitting to return to the wines of Alsace as the 2015 vintage is another "millésime qui fera date". Some compare it to the outstanding 1971, others cite a potential of being as great as that of the exceptional post-war vintage of 1947.

One of the revelations of the evening will be to witness how well a good gewurztraminer goes with a morceau of munster cheese and cumin!

Presenter: Hugh Gallagher, Marketing Officer IEBA, IEBA Wine Chair (for nearly 20 years)

The tasting will be conducted in French.


  • Welcome: 17:00 - 17:15
  • Pensions: 17:15 - 18:30
  • Wine tasting: 18:30 - 19:30

Please RSVP to Jean Kimmel at [email protected] In your response, please confirm if you will be staying for the wine tasting so that we can provide enough wine and cheese for all participants. 


IEBA USA / ABC Branch Meeting - Web Conference

When: 02/07/2017 at 14:30 to 16:00
Where: Web Conference
Subject: TBD
Speaker(s): TBD

Time is Eastern Daylight Time

Will focus on a global benefits topic that was highlighted as being of interest at our in person meeting in the fall of 2016. Format will consist of a presentation by a subject matter expert, followed by a case study from a company that has or is in the process of addressing the topic in question.

Alternative risk benefit financing approaches for multinationals

When: 27/06/2017 at 14:00 to 17:00
Where: JLT's offices The St Botolph Building 138 Houndsditch London, EC3A 7AW
Speaker(s): Stephen Chapman, JLT; Jayesh Patel, Allianz; Damian Ross, Generali; Wim Moldenaers, IGP; Stephen Tully, Maxis and Rob Brown, Zurich

Our longer session for June is taking a look at alternative financing approaches for multinationals.  Is multinational pooling right for all organisations?  What is a global underwriting solution or should I consider using my company's captive for employee benefits?  We have brought together experts from insurers, consultancies and corporates to share their knowledge on the alternative approaches available to multinationals.

Please join us for a discussion on the latest thinking on this topic.  At the end of the session refreshments will be available. 

We would be grateful if you would register using the button below to give us an idea of likely numbers attending, although all are welcome even if you haven't registered. 


IEBA Italy - Meeting

When: 22/06/2017 at 17:15 to 19:15
Where: Europ Assistance Piazza Trento, 8 20135 Milano
There will be two presentations on subjects related to international employee benefits. We will confirm nearer the time.

German branch meeting // Essen

When: 31/05/2017 at 14:00 to 17:30
Where: Evonik Industries AG Rellinghauser Strasse 1-11 45128 Essen
Event speakers / topics:
  • Kai Deharde, Evonik on "Global share plans"
  • Martin Nuninga , Aon on "Global employee benefits Management"
  • Tobais Neufeld of Allen and Overy on "Brexit & employee benefits"
  • An introduction to IEBA's Certified Practitioner qualification.

Talks are Held in German and English.


After the event a dinner will be held. 

Event Documents

IEBA Nordic Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner

When: 31/05/2017 at 15:00 to 18:30
Where: SPP Head Office, Vasagatan 10, Stockholm
Subject: Global Employee Benefits seen from different perspectives
1. Global Benefits Governance - From the perspective of a Swedish Multinational. 
Tomas Nilsson Rofes, VP Compensation and Benefits Sandvik

2. Expatriate products and challenges in a changing world.  
 Henrik Höök from Scania, Paul Cutter from Euroben, Vigdis Haug from ScanRisk.

3. Global insurance and risk issues. The world map seen from the insurance side.
Why the understanding of global risk is important for multinational employers?
Mauro Dugulin, CEO Maxis Network 

Annual Dinner - Grand Hotel - IEBA members only


When: 18/05/2017 at 15:30 to 19:00
Where: Deloitte Wilhelminakade 1 3072 AP ROTTERDAM
Subject: Be there on May 18 to share experience on Reward Plan design and drivers!

Deloitte and ABN AMRO will share their approach and experience on reward design and drivers.

We focus on how to build a strategic framework and create custimization and segmentation and we will share 7 tips on porduct segmentation leaving you with some hands-on material.

As design and innovation is a continuous effort, we expect to have a highly interactive workshop with active participation of everyone. 

Before finishing the session with drinks, Deloitte will show us how innovation within benefits could look like.

Session details:

Registration from 15:30-16:00

Start at 16:00, finishing around 18:30 

Venue: Deloitte - Wilhelminakade 1 - 3072 AP  ROTTERDAM

Please register by sending an e-mail to Huub Olthof ([email protected] ) and state your licence plate in case you require a parking space.

Joint IEBA-CH & GEM Event

When: 04/05/2017 at 13:00 to 17:30
Where: JT International SA, 8, Rue Kazem Radjavi, 1202 Geneva
Subject: This will be another joint event between IEBA Switzerland and the Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales (GEM). The topic of the event is "Benefits - Why, how and for whom?". Please find the detailed agenda as well as directions attached.
Speaker(s): See attached agenda

Joint event between IEBA Switzerland and the Groupement des Entreprises Multinationales (GEM). The title is "Benefits - Why, how and for whom?".

Agenda and directions are attached.

IEBA UK Branch : Breakfast Meeting

When: 25/04/2017 at 08:00 to 09:30
Where: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Subject: Global Pension Solutions for Globetrotters
Speaker(s): Carl Hansen: BWCI Group


For this meeting we are delighted to welcome Carl Hansen, International Director of BWCI Group in  the Channel Islands, to talk about international pension plans for mobile employees.  What makes for a successful pension solution for this important group of employees, what opportunities and risks might international pension plans present for companies, and what are the alternatives? 

The session will focus on practical considerations, including case studies, and cover the challenges and latest thinking for companies with mobile employees.  The session will also be an opportunity to consider some of the tax issues, including recent UK tax changes affecting foreign schemes arising from the Autumn Statement and Spring Budget. 

Please join us for an interesting and informative update on this topic.  No registration is required.

IEBA Launch Meeting of Italian Branch

When: 20/04/2017 at 17:00 to 20:00
Where: Sala Farini Generali Via Ugo Bassi 8/A, 20159 Milano
Subject: Generali's International Employee Benefits strategies: challenges & opportunities
Speaker(s): Giovanni Lanati, Head of Group Reward, Generali, and others
We will start at 17:00 with the following agenda: 
1. Introduction to IEBA (Marco Giacomelli, Chairman)
2. Why will IEBA Italy be valuable to our organisations? (Prof. Gennaro Olivieri, Studio Olivieri & Associati;  Laurence Duretz, Psya Italia; Gabriella Franco, Mercer)
3. The way forward for IEBA Italy (Francesco Briganti, Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute)
4. Generali's International Employee Benefits strategies: challenges & opportunities (Giovanni Lanati, Head of Group Reward, Generali)
The presentations will be followed at about 18:30 with a networking reception with cocktails and food provided.
All IEBA members and anyone with an interest in international employee benefits is welcome to attend.  Please indicate here if you would like to attend (there is no charge, but we need to know how many to expect for the catering).

IEBA Belgium: 2nd pillar pensions: Guarantees or Unit Linked?

When: 20/04/2017 at 16:00 to 19:00
Where: Allianz Benelux Lakensestraat 35 1000 Brussels
Subject: Belgian 2nd pillar pensions: Guarantees or Unit Linked? Opportunities, threats and impact on financing and accounting: issues related to the guaranteed interest rate of Belgian pension plans.
Speaker(s): Hans De Schrijver and Jeroen Spinoy, Allianz Benelux

IEBA France : Brexit - HR and benefit issues for multinationals

When: 20/04/2017 at 08:30 to 11:00
Where: Zurich offices 112 Avenue de Wagram, 75017 Paris, Metro Wagram
Subject: Impact of Brexit on employee benefit plans for multinationals with business in the UK
Speaker(s): Tim Reay, Mercer

Tim Reay of Mercer will present the anticipated impact of Brexit on HR and employee benefits for multinationals with business in the UK.


8:30 - Coffee and croissants

9:00 - Presentation starts

10:30 - Q&A

11:00 - Session ends

IEBA UK Branch - Annual Dinner

When: 30/03/2017 at 18:45 to 22:00
Where: The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Subject: IEBA UK Annual Dinner
Speaker(s): Alastair Sutton, Brick Court Chambers (London and Brussels)

We are pleased to invite you and your guests to our 42nd Annual London Dinner. This will take place on Thursday 30 March 2017 at the Law Society, Chancery Lane, at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.

We are pleased to welcome Alastair Sutton as our guest speaker.  Alastair is a barrister with Brick Court Chambers, London and Brussels, and is a former Head of the EU Insurance Division.  He recently addressed our Annual Conference on the subject of Brexit and the future of Europe, and his presentation was very highly regarded.

As in previous years, IEBA subsidises the Dinner so that more members and guests may attend, reducing the charge to members from £100 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.

We hope you and your guests will be able to attend.


Event Documents
Alastair Sutton - Biography

IEBA USA / ABC Branch Meeting - Web Conference

When: 08/03/2017 at 14:00 to 15:30
Where: Web Conference
Subject: TBD
Speaker(s): TBD

Time is Eastern Daylight Time

Will focus on a global benefits topic that was highlighted as being of interest at our in person meeting in the fall of 2016. Format will consist of a presentation by a subject matter expert, followed by a case study from a company that has or is in the process of addressing the topic in question.

IEBA 17th Annual Conference - March 2017

When: 01/03/2017 at 09:00 to 16:00 on 02/03/2017
Where: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Subject: IEBA 17th Annual Conference


We held another very successful Annual Conference on 1 and 2 March 2017.  The programme is attached below.

This was the 11th time we have held our 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.).

Copies of the presentations are shown below for members who are logged in.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the next Annual Conference on 14 and 15 March 2018!

Event Documents
Conference programme

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