Upcoming Events

المؤتمر العربي السادس للتقاعد والتأمينات الإجتماعية

6th Arab Pensions & Social Insurance Conference 


After more than 2 years of lockdowns, this is the first regional pension gathering with physical attendance, with around 500 delegates, and ample learning and networking opportunities.

We’re bringing the entire social insurance and retirement industry (both public and private pension sectors) and their associated service providers – asset managers, investment solution providers, actuaries, risk analysts, benchmarking, trustees, fintech and technology providers – all under one roof.


بعد أكثر من عامين من الإغلاق والإجتماعات الإفتراضية، يعد المؤتمر العربي السنوي للتقاعد 2022 أول تجمع إقليمي للتأمينات الإجتماعية وصناديق التقاعد بحضور شخصي، مع حوالي 500 مشاركا، وفرص وافرة للتعلم من تجارب الآخرين والتواصل مع الخبراء في هذا القطاع.

يجلب المؤتمر صناعة التأمين الاجتماعي والتقاعد بالكامل (قطاعي التقاعد العام والخاص) ومقدمي الخدمات المرتبطين بهم - مديري الأصول ومقدمي حلول الاستثمار والخبراء الاكتواريين ومحللي المخاطر ومعايرة الأداء الإستثماري وأمناء صناديق التقاعد ومقدمي التكنولوجيا الرقمية لأنظمة التقاعد، كلهم تحت سقف واحد .

Robo Advisors & Mass Affluent Savings in MENA - Webinar

Livestreamed from Bahrain
10:00 am (GMT+3) | 18 May 2022

Join Fintech Robos in an interactive webinar that explores the future of Robo Advisory in the realm of wealth management and savings. This webinar tackles the challenges associated with Robo Advisory as a business model, and how people’s trust and adaption of the services. The webinar will address the following areas:


  •  1. Is Robo Advising still the next game-changing innovation in the investment world? Or it’s just a passing fad that will soon run out of steam.

  •  2. Were the initial proponents a bit too optimistic about its future growth?

  •  3. How do financial regulators look at Robo Advisers in terms of regulation and social purpose?

  •  4. Why aren’t there many Robo Advisers operating in developing/ MENA countries yet?

  •  5. Can Robo Advisers find their place in the region side by side with the banks and private wealth providers?

  •  6. What does it take for Robo Advisers to become a serious competitor to the banks in household savings business?

  •  7. What’re the best ways for Robo Advisers to position themselves to their target segments?

Past Events

Arab Household Savings Conference 2022

29th - 30th March 2022

Join Fintech Robos for a two-day interactive conference to explore the MENA region's overlooked yet vitally important terrain of household savings and personal finance. This regional event tackles financial literacy, financial education, and financial inclusion, as well as household financial resilience across the Arab world, through long-term savings. The conference sessions will address the following themes:


  •  1. The Role of Financial Literacy in Households’ Financial Decisions
  •  2. Have Monetary Easing and Lower Interest Rates Hurt Savers?
  •  3. The Role of Governments in Protecting Workers from Income Shocks
  •  4. Digitizing Finance and Financial inclusion
  •  5. Towards Building a Regional Household Savings Index
  •  6. How to Build a Successful Investment Portfolio
  •  7. Wealth Transfer: Multi-generational Wealth Planning


Hosted by Fintech Robos

Tuesday 15 February 2022

For the first time in the MENA region, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – OECD - will present its bi-annual international pension report "Pensions at a Glance" from Bahrain. 'Pensions at a Glance' is a bi-annual pension report and index that uses 20 parameters to measure and compare pension systems in OECD member countries, including the G20. It focuses on pension reforms carried out by OECD countries in the last two years. The 2021 edition also includes forecasts of retirement income for today's workers and updated information on key features of pension provisions. The report includes indicators on pension system architecture, pension entitlements, the demographic and economic context in which pension systems operate, older people's incomes and poverty, retirement income systems finances, and private pensions.

MENA Pension Systems – Future Outlook
CEO’s Interview by Bahrain TV

Logo Aarab Pensions conference 2021

Virtual event live streamed from Bahrain
16 & 17 November 2021

Shaikha Mohammed Al Khalifa

Under the patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant Dr. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Health, and Chairman of Al-Hekma Retired Society.

What should MENA Pension Systems look like for the next 50 years?

The Arab Pensions Conference is an annual event that aspires to spread the word about the importance of pension planning. Hosted by Fintech Robos in the heart of the Arabian Gulf- Bahrain, it has adapted into a free virtual event that can be attended across the globe.


In the MENA region, many people rely on the government or their families to fund their retirement. While, a huge pension gap exists for expat workers and informal sector employees, although they make up most of the population. The Arab Pensions Conference aims to shed light on these growing issues in the economy, demographics, pension systems, and cultural mindset. The world is changing, and it is time to take initiative and start planning for your pension in an informed way.

Sponsored by

  • 25th & 26th May 2021
  • Live-streamed from Bahrain, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT+3)

Arab Household Long-term Savings Conference 2021


25th & 26th May 2021
Live-streamed from Bahrain, 11:00 – 13:00 (GMT+3)

Join us for two days of an interactive conference to navigate the neglected yet critical terrain of household savings and personal finance in MENA region. This brand-new regional event tackles financial literacy, financial education, and financial inclusion, as well as household financial resilience across the Arab world, through long-term savings. The conference sessions will address the following;


  • What’s the socio-economic imperative for household savings? What’s its economic power?
  •  To turn MENA into savings economies:  what culture and which products do we need to build?
  •  Why so much interest in financial literacy lately? What difference will it make?
  •  Where can households save? What’s the ideal vehicle?
  •  Will Fintech change the way people save? Will people make the shift to Fintech?



High-Level Virtual Event on the Future of Social Protection in MENA


  • from 3rd to 26th May 2021
  • A virtual conference

World Bank’s Month-Long Event


Social Protection Coverage & Recovering from Crises such as COVID-19

A virtual conference, from 3rd to 26th May 2021

For the first time, the World Bank is offering a global Social Protection & Jobs (SPJ) event at no cost, and with interpretation available both in Arabic and French.

This year, the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice will host a virtual Core Knowledge Exchange event (CKEx). While the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from meeting in person, we will bring together global experts, World Bank staff, practitioners, policymakers, and others for a month-long event beginning May 3, 2021, and running through May 26. 


Themes. The CKEx event will focus on two overarching themes:

  • Expanding Social Protection coverage to all:
  • Responding to and recovering from crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.


Joint Webinar by OECD and the Arab Pensions Conference on:

The OECD Pensions Outlook 2020 Report

Tuesday 19th January 2021, 1.30 – 3 pm Bahrain time (GMT+3)
Opening Remarks:

Ebrahim K Ebrahim

Chair, Arab Pensions Conference
Introduction & Significance of OECD Pensions Outlook 2020:

Pablo Antolín

Principal Economist, OECD
Chapter 1: Retirement savings and old-age pensions in the time of COVID-19.

Romain Despalins

Statistician, OECD
Chapter 2: A framework for assessing the adequacy of retirement income.

Diana Hourani

Policy Analyst, Private Pensions Unit, OECD
Chapter 3: Increasing the role of retirement savings plans for workers in non-standard forms of work.

Stéphanie Payet

Policy Analyst, Private Pensions Unit, OECD
Chapter 7: Communicating on retirement savings investment strategies to facilitate comparing options.

Elsa Favre-Baron

Policy Analyst, Private Pensions Unit, OECD

  • 16th & 17th November 2020
  • Live-streamed from Bahrain, 11:00 – 16:15 (GMT+3)

Arab Pensions Conference 2020


“Towards A Futureproof Regional Pension System”

16th & 17th November 2020
Live-streamed from Bahrain, 11:00 – 16:15 (GMT+3)

Join Fintech Robos for two days of interactive webinars to navigate the tough terrain in which global and regional Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes balance increasing short-term financial pressures with long-term survivability.

This conference will tackle the following questions:

  • Can Public Defined Benefit Pension Systems be Saved through Parametric Reforms? 

  • What do the actuaries say…
  • Can and should governments in the region finance the current deficits in Pension Funds? 
  • What do the economists think…
  • What Does it Take to Re-model Regional Pension Systems to a Multi-Pillar Structure?
  • What are the Financial Industry’s views…
  • How Should Pension Funds Allocate their Assets? 
  • What are the CIOs’ answers…