Meeting of retirement experts

Pension professionals from over 40 countries are expected to share their knowledge and inspire sustainable reforms and solutions to current challenges in retirement systems. The summit will be hosted in the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ and Bimhuis. This Amsterdam concert hall is one of the leading cultural platforms for national and international talents

Some key speakers during the WorldPensionSummit 2013 will be:

  • Gerard Riemen, Managing Director Federation of the Dutch Pension Funds

  • Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General OECD

  • Elsa Fornero, Former Minister of Labour, Social Policies and Equal Opportunities in Italy

More information about the speakers and the programme can be found on the WPS 2013 website.

Amsterdam: A pension hub

The Netherlands has one of the most sophisticated pension systems in the world. It has the advantage of having a very well established retirement system with high benefit levels, a large industry-wide defined benefits scheme and, consequently, a low cost structure. Within the Netherlands and internationally, the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is a significant pension hub.

The Dutch pension sector is substantial, with approximately 600 pension funds managing a total of €700 billion, ranking the sector first among the European nations. Most of the funds operate from within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, making the region a hub of expertise in pan-European pension asset management.