The Government Employees Pension Fund on an annual basis hosts a Thought Leadership Conference, whereby there is a gathering of the leading pension funds, experts in pension funds, investment, and economic policy decision-makers in Africa and across the globe.

It is a platform that is created to promote knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership in the global pension funds industry as well as a platform to enable participants to connect with new and existing pension networks.

Since its inception in 2018, the conference has hosted more than 1000 delegates, over 90 speakers who are change makers, reformers, leaders, and visionaries in their respective industries. About 20 countries  globally have been represented at the conference since its inception.

The 2024 Conference will take place in Century City, Cape Town from 23– 25 October 2024.

Conference Host

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is responsible for managing the pensions and other benefits on behalf of government employees in South Africa. It is Africa’s largest pension fund with more than 1.2 million active members, in excess of 499 726 pensioners and beneficiaries and assets under management worth more than R2.24 trillion.

The GEPF is one of the largest investor in the South African economy including being the single largest investor in Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed (JSE) companies. Established in May 1996, the GEPF is a defined benefit pension fund, with more than 320 participating employers. The GEPF sole purpose is to protect the interests of its members and pensioners while ensuring that the pension funds under its administration is responsibly invested and accounted for.