Getting closer – Much more than just a slogan

The German Actuarial Association, in conjunction with the International Actuarial Association, were pleased to host the 31st International Congress of Actuaries 2018 in Germany. The congress was held from 4 – 8 June 2018 in Berlin, the vibrant and historic capital of Germany. Around 2,500 actuaries, academics and high-ranking representatives from the international insurance and financial industry as well as related institutions participated in the conference. For the first time in history, the traditional International Congress of Actuaries was also enriched by virtual formats online. The ICA 2018 was held under the theme “Getting closer”.

Getting closer to Berlin

“You are crazy, my child, you must go to Berlin” – the Austrian composer Franz von Suppé knew it decades ago: Berlin is hot, inspiring and internationally high-ranked. The metropolis is still one of the most popular travel destinations within Europe. Also as a congress location Berlin is sought-after. With 195 meetings for associations in 2015, Berlin has risen to the top of the annual International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) meeting city ranking.
The biggest city in Germany looks back on an eventful history of more than 750 years. Like no other metropolis in Europe, Germany’s capital Berlin symbolizes the breakdown of old structures and the opening of a new era of understanding and cooperation. The city has re-invented itself in recent decades.
Today Berlin is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and more than 170 museums. Impressive contrasts between historical buildings and modern architecture – from the Brandenburg Gate to the Federal Chancellery – will tell you memorable stories about an entire nation. We couldn’t have picked a better city to host the ICA 2018.

Getting closer to Germany

Before and after attending the ICA 2018 in Berlin, you will also have the opportunity to join organized tours and visit other interesting destinations. Discover Dresden with its outstanding skyline of historic buildings like the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), Royal Palace, Zwinger or Semper Opera House. Enjoy the idyllic setting of Neuschwanstein Castle or relax on a romantic trip through the Rhine valley. Stay tuned.

Getting closer to the future

The International Congress of Actuaries offers you an outstanding opportunity to meet, interact and share your experiences and expertise with thousands of colleagues from all over the world. Experience new concepts for the exchange of knowledge and ideas offered by the technical capabilities of the 21st century – anytime and anywhere. Networking will not come to an end after you return home from Berlin. Then you can benefit from many additional offers and services provided on an electronic platform. Discover the possibilities of access to the congress via streaming media, join virtual classrooms or be an active part of a user group in your personal field of research and practice. Open your mind to new ideas!



ICA 2018 is getting closer – play your part in this special event!