EU Commissioner Michel BARNIER speaks at EIOPA Conference

12 September 2011 — Daniela GHETU
michel_barnier2Michel BARNIER, the EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, accepted the invitation of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), which replaced CEIOPS as of 1 January 2011, to speak at the organisation's first annual conference on 16 November 2011 in Frankfurt. The event takes places under the aegis of the EUROPEAN FINANCIAL WEEK and Mr. Barnier will hold a keynote speech titled "EU Insurance Regulation - Challenges and Opportunities".

There will also be three interesting panel discussions: "How will Solvency II will work in practice?", "Revision of the IORP Directive for occupational pensions by the European Commission", and finally "EIOPA's commitment to take a "leading role" in consumer protection". Among the speakers are Oliver Bate (Allianz SE), Susan Voss (NAIC), Patrick Burke (EFRP), Bernhard Wiesner (Bosch Group), Karel Van Hulle (EU Kommission), Sharon Bowles (Europaisches Parlament) und Michaela Koller (CEA).

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Further details about the EIOPA Conference are available on the congress website: www.eurofinanceweek.com/eiopa.

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