The Pension Lawyers Association/IPEBLA 2020 Conference will be held from Thursday 19th March – Friday 20th March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

2020 Conference Hotels – Special rates have been arranged at the nearby hotels – The Cullinan, The Southern Sun Waterfront (Opposite the CTICC), The Westin, Cape Town (Next to the CTICC) and the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

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The 2020 conference will include not only papers and workshops on the current South African pension law issues and additionally have papers and workshops involving, through IPEBLA, eminent pension lawyers from around the world.  This will be a special conference in the history of the PLA, as delegates will receive the benefit of the typical annual PLA conference with the addition of inputs from expert international pension lawyers. This will be a unique occasion and the plenary sessions and multiple workshops will focus on both local and international pension law developments.

This conference will examine issues facing our industry not only in South Africa but worldwide and expert speakers will provide you with technical and practical analysis and discussions on topical legal issues affecting the financial services and retirement funds industry. In addition, we will bring you up to date on relevant judgments and decisions from the courts, the Adjudicator and the regulators. Speakers are currently being finalized and the programme will be published on this website when finalized.

Delegates will have many opportunities to network and connect with the local and IPEBLA speakers and delegates both at the conference itself as well as at the cocktail party on Wednesday 18th March 2020 and gala dinner on Thursday 19th March 2020 at elegant venues in Cape Town.

Who should attend:

All pension lawyers, attorneys, advocates, retirement fund boards of management, fund officers, consultants, actuaries, administrators and other interested persons are invited to attend this professional conference.


The 2020 Conference will be held in Cape Town at the Cape Town International Convention Centre


The cost of attendance for delegates is:

Early Bird Fees

Register by Friday 13th December and pay by Friday 20 th December 2019
PLA and IPEBLA Members R 6 000.00
Non-Members R 7 000.00

Standard Registration Fees

PLA and IPEBLA Members R 6 500.00
Non-Members R 7 500.00

The conference fee will cover attendance at the conference, the cocktail party and the gala dinner.

The PLA is a non-profit organisation and does accept or rely on sponsorship to subsidise the costs of its conferences.

Tours of popular Cape Town sights have been arranged for delegates, partners and family and the cost of these tours will be charged additionally.


Early Bird Registration is open from Monday 11th November 2019 until Friday 13th December 2019.

Registrations will close on Friday 28 th February 2020 or earlier when the conference is fully booked. Capacity is limited. Payment must be received by no later than Friday 6 th March 2020.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 2020 Conference.