European Retirement Week — launch event

Europe’s first ever Retirement Week is organised from 29 November to 3 December at the initiative of 11 European associations. The purpose of European Retirement Week is to provide a platform for a wide range of stakeholders to debate the future of pensions in Europe and raise citizens’ awareness of the need to save for retirement. It opens with a keynote speech by European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness and quick-fire contributions from the participating associations on the key priorities for pensions and trends shaping the pensions landscape. 

The launch event takes place at 12h00 CET on 29 November. 


Mairead McGuinness was appointed European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability & Capital Markets Union in late 2020, having previously been a first vice-president of the European Parliament, where she had served as an MEP for Ireland since 2004. She previously spent 24 years as a journalist, broadcaster and commentator.

Liam Kennedy is editor of Investment & Pensions Europe (IPE) and editorial director of IPE International Publishers. Based in London, he has nearly 20 years’ experience as a financial journalist and editor, specialising in institutional investment and pension funds. Prior to joining IPE in 2007, he spent nearly seven years at the Financial Times Group.