IEBA 20th Annual Conference Update

August 2020

Provisional dates 19-20 May 2021

We have decided not to hold the conference in September, as too many potential delegates would not be able to, or want to, travel to an international conference.  Our hope is that it will be possible in 2021. The provisional dates are 19-20 May 2021 trying to avoid the various public holidays in May that happen in some countries. We hope to see you there.

05 March 20

We are pleased to announce that the 20th IEBA Annual Conference will be held on Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September 2020, with the welcome reception on Monday 21 September, at The Hotel in Brussels. We are letting you know at this early stage in case you are able to rebook your travel arrangements that you had made for next week.

We are planning to give delegates who have already paid for the March conference a credit against the delegate fee for the September conference, and we would appreciate if you could indicate at this stage whether you would be likely to be able to attend in September. We will be opening registration in due course at which point we will contact you again. (Please note that we are not yet able to offer refunds on delegate fees/payments already made, until we have more clarity over the outcome of negotiations with our various suppliers.)

03 March 20

It is with much regret that I am announcing a postponement of the annual IEBA conference in Brussels on March 11-12 due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

The Conference Organizing Committee has been monitoring developments closely; our first cancellations due to COVID-19 only happened last week, and now we are in the position that a large percentage of the total attendees is unable to attend due to internal travel restrictions or concerns over personal safety. In light of this, and our concern for the health and safety of the IEBA membership, the 2020 annual conference will not be able to take place in March. We reviewed in depth the possibility of going ahead as a virtual conference, but decided as a committee that much of the value of the conference is in bringing people together; depending on further developments with COVID-19, we would very much like to hold the conference later in the year.

Norman Dreger
IEBA Chairperson, 2019-2021 term


The International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA) is the world’s leading association providing education, information and professional development opportunities in the constantly evolving world of International Employee Benefits. Our annual conference attracts industry experts from multinational companies, as well as advisers and suppliers;  we restrict attendance from advisers and suppliers in order to maintain a good balance of delegates.


We have a wide programme covering the dos and don’ts, best practices and trends in international employee benefits. This is a great opportunity to get the latest insights, along with new approaches and inspiration.

Who Attends

Over 150 delegates involved in international employee benefits attend. This includes personnel from human resources, risk management and finance departments, as well as their advisers and suppliers of services. See who attends


There is ample opportunity to meet your Employee Benefit peers for informal networking during the breaks at The Hotel Brussels.

You will also be able to discuss the day’s events in a relaxed manner at the Reception and Gala Dinner at the magnificent Château Sainte-Anne.


Taking part in the two day programme will qualify as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for many organisations including the UK’s Pensions Management Institute and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

Membership Benefits

Shared Interests

Our aim of bringing together like-minded practitioners clearly has resonance in today’s world, with employee benefits increasingly high on the agenda of employers in all corners of the world.

Large Membership

We have over 700 members from some 30 countries.

International Coverage

Local branches of IEBA are now operational in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the Nordic Region, the UK and the USA. Each running a regular programme of seminars, discussions and informal events including our always oversubscribed Annual Wine Tasting in London.

Education and Networking

Access to educational and networking member activities in different countries.
Discounted attendance at the IEBA Conference, held in Brussels each year and attended by over 150 fellow practitioners.

Professional Support and Development

Professional support and development through the Diploma in International Employee Benefits (Dip. IEB), supported by the Pensions Management Institute in the UK with examination centres throughout the world.
Professional support and networking opportunities in the area of International Employee Benefits.

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“A worthwhile conference with a good balance of subjects and great networking”