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 unique atmosphere of a city that has re-invented itself in recent decades, invites you to be an integral part of an inspiring and vibrant International Congress of Actuaries in 2018. Feel the spirit of colleagues working together at the event with no cultural or geographical barriers. Experience new concepts for the exchange of knowledge and ideas offered by the technical capabilities of the 21st century – anytime and anywhere. Getting closer to Berlin Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, the scars of a divided city have now almost healed. 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. Getting closer to Germany Before and after attending the ICA 2018 in Berlin, you will 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 or relax on a romantic trip through the Rhine valley. 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. Nowadays this means that 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 and satisfy your curiosity. ICA 2018 is getting closer – play your part in this special event!