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Welcome to the IRFA Annual Conference 2023 website!

As many of you know, the 2022 conference was a huge success with 1 100 delegates in attendance. Feedback on the conference and the content has been overwhelmingly positive.

In reflecting on the 2022 conference theme: “A Decade of Retirement Reform, Taking Stock and Shaping the Future”, we somewhat naturally and seamlessly arrived at our theme for 2023.

Having considered the reforms of the last decade and all that is still on the cards, we believed it to be obligatory to look at the practical and operational aspect of these reforms. With the considerable changes that has taken place it is imperative that the operational tools required by industry, trustees, funds and all other stakeholders, are matched to optimally execute these important changes. This sentiment is reflected in the theme of the 2023 IRFA conference which is “Making it Happen.”

Speakers and topics at the 2023 IRFA conference will be prudently selected to empower participants. Discussions around this “Making it Happen” will and must ask questions to help examine, identify and take action. As always, we will invite open, frank and sometimes controversial discussion to find innovative and the best practical solutions to create optimal tools around governance and leadership of retirement funds.

The discussions to be had does however not start and finish at conference. They are already taking place through our regular IRFA webinars, committee meetings, workgroups and interaction with the Regulators, Policy Makers, Tax Authorities and other stakeholders. We encourage you to participate where possible in preparation for the conference discussions.

We look forward to partnering with you as we make it happen, together, for the members of our funds and society at large. The future of retirement is in the hands of innovators.

Join us at the IRFA Annual Conference September 2023, and help us equip ourselves and our industry to align practices to regulatory reform and a changed world.

Warm wishes, 2023

Geraldine Fowler

President – IRFA
Johannesburg, February 2023