The third European Congress of Actuaries will discuss the professional challenges and opportunities in traditional work areas as well as in new areas of activity of actuaries: new technologies, data science and cyber risks, behavioral finance, consumer protection, independent advice, capital standards, implementation of Solvency II, IORP, actuarial skills in wider fields and much more. The target audience includes practitioners, actuaries and academics, risk managers working in industry, decision makers and other professionals interested in the future of risk management in Europe.

The overall theme of the ECA 2019 is “Actuary 2020 – A profession on the move”. The program will consist of four plenary sessions with outstanding guest speakers, such as Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), Jan-Hendrik Erasmus, Vice-Chair of the CRO Forum, and Paul Embrechts, Professor of Mathematics at the ETH Zurich, as well as over 30 presentations on topics ranging from guarantees in life insurance products over IFRS 17 to actuarial data science.

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Confirmed speakers at the ECA 2019

Gabriel Bernardino

Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)

Paul Embrechts

Professor of (Insurance) Mathematics at the ETH Zurich

Jan-Hendrik Erasmus

CRO NN Group, Chair CRO Forum

Darrel Scott

Board Member of the IFRS Foundation

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The ECA is the European event in 2019 to discuss current challenges, approaches and strategies facing the actuarial profession.

Around 250 experts, decision makers and other professionals from all over Europe are expected as participants.

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The ECA 2019 will be held in the Altis Grand Hotel located downtown of Lisbon, Portugal.

How to get to the ECA

As ECA 2019 delegate you can profit from an exclusive discount of up to 15% on your regular ticket when flighing with the offical carrier of the ECA 2019  – TAP Air Portugal. Further information can be found here.

If you wish to reach the ECA 2019 by car, select the origin of your trip and consult the instructions (via Google maps) | Lisbon airport | Porto | Faro

Route from airport

Lisbon airport (Humberto Delgado Airport) is located only 7 kilometres away from centre and is served by main international airlines. You can reach the hotel by car, taxi or public transportation. Please consult Google maps for instructions to reach the Altis Grand Hotel from Lisbon airport.

About the hotel

The Altis Grand Hotel is located in the downtown area of Lisbon on Rua Castilho, in the middle of the main business district and some of the most exclusive boutiques and stores that line the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade, set in one of the most fashionable parts of the city. We have reserved a room block at the congress venue Altis Grand Hotel for the participants of the ECA 2019. The contingent is limited. The rooms can be booked until 4 May 2019, subject to availability, under this link.

Please note that the city tax has been increased in the beginning of 2019 to 2,00 € per person/night.

For booking alternative hotels, please contact Mr. Nuno Pinto, Abreu Events: nuno.pinto@abreu.pt (please always refer to the booking code “ECA 2019”) or directly contact the hotels listed below.

Tourist information

Lisbon is the largest and vibrant capital city of Portugal offering plenty of interesting sights and attractions for frequent visitors as well as those first time travelling to Lisbon.



What is the deadline for Early Bird registration?

Please register before 28 February 2019 to receive the Early Bird tariff.

What are alternative hotels to stay during the ECA 2019?

Alternative Hotels to Altis Grand according to walking distance

Less than 5’

  • Ibis Lisboa Liberdade** [Link]
  • Holiday Inn Express Lisboa*** [Link]
  • Porto Bay Liberdade***** [Link]
  • TURIM Marques Hotel**** [Link]
  • Hotel Marques De Pombal**** [Link]
  • TURIM Av Liberdade Hotel**** [Link]

Walking Distance: 10 to 15’

  • Hotel Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade***** [Link]
  • SANA Lisboa**** [Link]
  • ibis Styles Lisboa Centro Marquês de Pombal*** [Link]
  • SANA Capitol*** [Link]
  • HF Fenix Music*** [Link]
  • HF Fenix Garden*** [Link]
  • HF Fenix **** [Link]

Walking Distance: 15’ to 20’

  • Hotel ibis Lisboa Liberdade** [Link]

Who will be guest speaker?

Confirmed invited speakers are:

  • Gabriel Bernardino, Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
  • Jan-Hendrik Erasmus, Vica-Chair of CRO Forum
  • Paul Embrechts, Professor of (Insurance) Mathematics at ETH Zurich
  • Darrel Scott, Board Member of the IFRS Foundation

How many CPD points can I get?

An attendanceat the ECA 2019 will earn you 10 hours of CPD.

Please note: The number of CPD points/hours granted for your participation at the ECA 2019 depends on multiple factors and varies from one country to another. A general form to apply for individual CPD credits will be provided.

What will be the leading language for the congress?

The leading language for the entire congress will be English.

When can I submit papers?

The Call for Papers is closed.

How ist the congress organised?

Hosts of the ECA 2019 are the Actuarial Association of Europe and the Instituto dos Actuários Portugueses (IAP). The congress is organized by the European Actuarial Academy (EAA).

Where were the former ECAs taking place?

The first and the second ECA took place in Brussels, Belgium, in 2012 and 2016 (website of ECA 2016).

You still have a question? Write a mail to info@eca2019.org


  • Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE)
  • 1 Place du Samedi
  • B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
  • info@eca2019.org