ECA 2024: Registration is open!

On 6 and 7 June 2024, the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) will hold the 5th European Congress of Actuaries (ECA 2024) in Rome, Italy.

Over 350 experts and executives from Europe and beyond are anticipated at this year’s congress. The onsite program will showcase inspiring keynote sessions by renowned speakers, alongside parallel sessions covering the full spectrum of actuarial subject areas.


Book your ticket now!

Registration for ECA 2024 has just opened!

Make sure to save your spot and do not miss this extraordinary conference. Admission for delegates and academics includes access to the congress sessions and the evening event on June 6, 2024.

Please note that the attendance fee is per person and subject to VAT at the applicable rate.

Find further information  here.


Fee Early Bird  Regular
Delegates 700 € 850 €
Academics 650 € 750 €
Accompanying Persons 120 € 140 €

Early Bird deadline: 15 March 2024


Guided by the theme ‘Managing uncertainty in a changing world – Assessing risks sustainably for the well-being of society,’ the Program Committee received a great amount of interesting submissions from all over Europe on the following topics:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
  • Sustainability
  • Accounting
  • Products and product development
  • Emerging risks
  • Supervision
  • Actuarial profession

View the full program here.


Find all information on the ECA2024 website.



Get to grips with inflation risks

Jason Wiebe

Member of the AAE Risk Management Committee


Inflation at 6.8% in Germany… 9% in Estonia… 19.9% in Hungary… 6.4% for the EU as a whole*. These unfamiliar conditions in the macroeconomic environment have been in the headlines for some time, but what do the changes signal? What can be done to mitigate negative impacts? What inflation scenarios should we keep in mind?

With inflation rates in some European countries hitting levels not seen for 40 years, entire generations of practicing actuaries have no experience of a high-inflation environment. Given that inflation is a factor which can be expected to affect every part of the economy, this represents a critical gap in knowledge. With this in mind, and to support the actuarial community in effectively understanding the specific uncertainties that arise from inflation risks, the AAE has published A Primer on Inflation Risk Management. This is a discussion paper which serves as a comprehensive introductory explainer on this key topic.

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In memoriam Ad Kok

Dear Members of the Actuarial Community,


It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Ad Kok.


Ad was a longstanding and esteemed member of the AAE (formerly Groupe Consultatif), where he held various pivotal roles, including Chairperson in 2007-2008 and Chairperson of the Freedoms Committee (now the Professionalism Committee) from 2002-2006.

Serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the AAE from 2013 to 2019, Ad’s dedication to the development of the actuarial profession was exemplary.


In recognition of his unwavering commitment, he was elected as an AAE Honorary Member in 2021.


Ad’s influence extended well beyond our organization; he was widely respected in the international actuarial community and earned honorary memberships from IFoA (Hon FIA) and the Royal Dutch Actuarial Association (erelid).


We extend our deepest condolences to Ad’s family and loved ones as they navigate this profound loss.


Ad will be remembered as a gentle and capable man, and his absence leaves a void that will be deeply felt.

Welcoming our new chairperson, Giampaolo Crenca

Giampaolo Crenca

Chairperson AAE


After a term as Vice-Chairperson, Giampaolo Crenca has now been appointed Chairperson of the AAE, with Inga Helmane stepping into the role of Vice-Chairperson. In his first address to the General Assembly, the new Chairperson promised continuity alongside evolution, outlined a 3-year strategic plan and spoke about how an actuary is like an artist.

Giampaolo Crenca lives and works in Italy, where he has been deeply involved with multiple national actuarial organisations over many years. During his 30-year career he has been a valued consultant actuary, lectured at universities on the subject of actuarial and financial mathematics, and authored a number of books and articles, as well as gaining a PhD in Actuarial Science. More recently he has actively taken up various roles in AAE, including as Membre Titulaire, a member of the editorial board of The European Actuary and of the Communication Panel, and seats on a number of task forces – so while his qualifications are clear, one may need to read between the lines to understand that he is also a truly passionate advocate for the profession.

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