The German Actuarial Association, in conjunction with the International Actuarial Association, is pleased to host the 31st International Congress of Actuaries 2018 in Germany. The congress will be held from 4 – 8 June 2018 in Berlin, the vibrant and historic capital of Germany. Around 2,000 actuaries, academics and high-ranking representatives from the international insurance and financial industry as well as related institutions are expected to join the conference. For the first time in history, the traditional International Congress of Actuaries will be also enriched with virtual formats online. The ICA 2018 is held under the theme “Getting closer”.