Seminar on second pillar pensions

FTFEGThe Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism (FTFEĠ) would like to invite you to an evening seminar on Second-pillar Pensions entitled “12 Years of Hemming and Hawing – Why has Journalism not made an Impact?” This is being held at the Dolmen Room of the Dolmen Hotel, Qawra, on Friday, 8 April, 2016, at 6.30 p.m.

Second-pillar Pensions are a highly topical subject and, as the subject of the seminar implies, has been on the national agenda for more than a decade.

The programme for the evening is as follows:

18:30                Welcome

19:05                Introductory address by the Hon. Prof. Edward Scicluna, Minister for Finance

19:15                Presentation by David G. Curmi on Workplace Savings – an alternative to voluntary second-pillar pensions ?

19:45                Presentation by David Spiteri Gingell on From Gehenna to Damascus to…?

20:15                Questions from the floor

20:30                Closing address by the Hon. Dr Michael Farrugia, Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity

20:40                Reception


David G. Curmi, who is speaking in his personal capacity, is Chief Executive Officer of MSV Life plc, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Growth Investments Ltd, Director of Middlesea Assist (a Mapfre company), Director of Plaza Centres plc, Director of Midi plc, Council Member of the Malta Insurance Association, Director of the Protection and Compensation Fund, and Chairman of L.B. Factors Ltd.

He is a former President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the United Kingdom and a Chartered Insurer. Mr Curmi lectures regular on various insurance topics at the University of Malta and at the Malta Insurance Training Centre.

David Spiteri Gingell has held senior positions in government and the private sector, and has worked with international institutions overseas. In 2004, the Prime Minister tasked him to lead pension reform. In 2008, the Minister for Social Policy tasked David to draw up a framework for Second- and Third-pillar Pensions. In 2010, the Minister for Pensions invited David to draw up the first strategic review report on the health of the pension system demanded by the Social Security Act. In 2013, the new administration invited David to form part of the core team on pension reform and in 2015 he was tasked to lead the design of a draft national strategy on retirement income and financial literacy.

Participation in this seminar organised by the FTFEĠ is free of charge.Kindly advise the Hon Secretary General of FTFEĠ Malcolm J. Naudi on with any intention to attend by Wednesday, 6 April, 2016, at noon so that catering arrangements can be made.