VUZF University is organizing second international conference „Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP) – regulation and technical standards towards market realization

Laboratory for Applied Scientific Research (VUZF Lab) to the VUZF University is organizing second international conference on PEPP (Pan-European Personal Pension Product). The topic of the event is “PEPP – regulation and technical standards towards market realization“

Conference is organized under the patronage of Mr. Boyko Atanasov, the Chair of the Financial Supervision Commission. It will be held on 29-30 October 2020 at VUZF University, Main Ceremonial Hall, 1 Gusla Str, Sofia.

The International Conference is the second step of VUZF’s initiatives after the organization of the large international conference „Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP – Regulation, Effects and Problems“) within the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, held in May 2018.

The introduction of this unified regime in EU raises many questions for resolution as at the EU level, as well as at the level of every Member State. In addition, this regime raises another question whether there will be any changes at the long-term savings market. The issue is especially topical because the PEPP Regulation came into force in 14 August 2019. August 2020 is expected to be delivered advice and technical standards to COM.

The initiative under the line of establishment of Capital Market Union, CMU is to provide better opportunities for savers. One of the aims of the European Commission (ЕC) with the implementation of PEPP is additional accumulation of fixed assets for investment in the economies of the EU Member States. This will enable the creation of work places and income growth of the Community population. According to the European Commission, PEPP has the potential to accumulate additionally EUR 700 billion by 2030.

The event will take place on two consecutive days and is structured in four panels. The aim is to have an open scientific and expert discussion on the problems of the forthcoming market realization of the Pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP).

The first panel will be dedicated to the role of technical standards and Level 2’ legislation for the marketing of PEPP. The focus of the second panel is the characteristics of PEPP in the context of achieving the goals and role of a personal pension savings product. The third panel will put the client at the center of the discussions. The focus of the fourth panel is the evaluation of results and the risk management of long-term savings and investment products.

Main presentations at the forum will be delivered by Sandra Hack, Chief Expert, Financial Stability, EIOPA, Prof. Claudio Tebaldi, Bocconi University, Milan, Prof. Pierpaolo Marano, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart – Milan and University of Lithuania, Prof. Andrea Minto, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, Prof. Michele Siri, University of Genoa,  Prof. Hans van Meerten, University of Utrecht, Ralph Richards, M&R Partners GmbH, Switzerland, Prof. Nicolas Raschauer, University of Lichtenstein, Prof. Virginia Zhelyazkova, Deputy Rector for Academic Activity and Quality, VUZF University and Director of research unit “Finance and Financial Management”, VUZF Lab, Assoc. Prof. Radostin Vazov,  Deputy Rector for European Projects and Further Education, VUZF University and Head of „Insurance“ Department ”, Assoc. Prof. Stanislav Dimitrov,  Director of research unit  “Insurance and pensions”,VUZF Lab, etc. Prominent scientists and experts, such as Prof. Jordan Hristoskov, Prof. Grigor Dimitrov and Assoc. Prof. Biser Petkov will take part in the work of the forum.

Representatives of the Association of Bulgarian Insurers, Bulgarian Association of Supplementary Pension Security Companies (BASPSC), Financial Supervision Commission, Ministry of Labor and Social Policy, Ministry of Finance,  National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria – Committee on Labor, Social and Demographic Policy; Committee on Budget and Finances, National Social Security Institute,   will participate in the forum, EIOPA /European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority/, Pensions Europe, Insurance Europe, EFAMA, Association of Actuaries in Europe will participate in the forum, along with specialized  organizations and state institutions, market participants, financial experts and analysts, experts in the field of long-term savings products, capital pension funds, representatives of the academic and scientific area from Bulgaria and Europe.

Preliminary agenda of the conference is available HERE.

Annotation of the event is available HERE.

Deadline for registration for the conference: October 20, 2020 by e-mail: info@vuzflab.eu

Materials from the conference will be reviewed and published by the VUZF publishing house “St. Grigorii the Theologian“.

Papers will not be presented during the event.

Participation with papers in the conference is free of charge.

Deadline for submitting requests to participate with papers: 1 September 2020 at https://vuzflab.eu/registration/

Guidelines for publishing papers are available HERE.

Deadline for submitting full papers: 15 September 2020 by е-mail: pepp2020@vuzf.bg

Working language of the conference: English.


PROGRAM COUNCIL
OF THE CONFERNECE:

Co-Chairmen:

Prof. Dr. Grigorii Vazov
, Rector of VUZF University
Boiko Atanasov, Chairperson of the Financial Supervision Commission

Members:

Gabriel Bernardino, Chairperson of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, EIOPA
Prof. Dr. Grigor Dimitrov, Lecturer at VUZF, Chief Director of “Insurance Relations”, Bulgarian Economic Chamber
Prof. Dr. Yordan Hristoskov, Institute of Economic Studies to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Biser Petkov, lecturer at the University of National and World Economy, UNWE, Sofia
Prof. Dr. Hans van Meerten, lecturer at the University of Utrecht
Konstantin Velev, Chairperson of the Managing Board of the Association of Bulgarian Insurers
Evelina Miltenova, Chairperson of the MB of the Bulgarian Association of Supplementary Pension Security Companies (BASPSC)
Matti Leppala, Secretary General of Pensions Europe

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL

Chairperson:

Prof. Dr. Virginia Zhelyazkova, Deputy Rector for Academic Activity and Quality, VUZF

Members:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radostin Vazov, Deputy Rector for European Projects and Further Education, VUZF
Ass. Prof. Dr. Stanislav Dimitrov, Director of research unit „Insurance and Pensions“, VUZF Lab, member of BD and Executive Director of LIC “Saglasie” АD
Prof. Dr. Hans van Meerten, lecturer at the University of Utrecht
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yakim Kitanov, Dean of the Academic Program, VUZF

 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE

Chairman:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stanislav Dimitrov, Director of research unit „Insurance and Pensions“, VUZF Lab, member of MB and Executive Director of LIC “Saglasie” АD

Members:

Prof. Dr. Virginia Zhelyazkova, Deputy Rector for Academic Activity and Quality, VUZF
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radostin Vazov, Deputy Rector for European Projects and Further Education, VUZF
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jelyo Hristozov, Lecturer at VUZF
Mirena Shileva, Head of Rector’s Cabinet, VUZF
Mario Kamenov, Director of Center for Vocational Training, VUZF
Yuliana Georgieva, Manager Communications and Carrier Development, VUZF
Gergana Genova, Office Manager, VUZF

For contacts and additional information: tel. +359 2 40 15 803, mob. tel.: +359 884 591 822, е-mail: info@vuzflab.eu

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