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Tax day 2011: FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE

Conference

Tax day 2011: FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE

Representatives from businesses, tax administrations, legislators and policy makers from all over Europe discussed tax policy and practice on the FEE Tax Day 2011. More than 200 stakeholders from over 30 countries registered for the conference. Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner, Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Fraud European and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Institutional Reforms, Belgium delivered outstanding keynote speeches.

Related files:

document pdf text 1. Programme
document pdf text 2. Speaker list
document pdf text 3. Speech of Carmine Rotondaro
document pdf text 4. Speech of Prof. Dr. Frans Vanistendael
document pdf text 5. Speech of Eduard Rosianu
document pdf text 6. Speech of Theo Keijzer
document pdf text 7. Speech of Prof. Dr. Claus Staringer
document pdf text 8. VAT Session Opening and Closing Key Messages

Related links:

Speech of Commissioner Semeta

Speech of Didier Reynders

 

Program

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Registration

  • 00:00 - 19:36

    Opening and welcome

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, FEE CEO

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Session I Policy – Where do we stand today?

    Member States’ tax policy in difficult times
    Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Institutional
    Reforms, Belgium

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Session I Policy – Where do we stand today?

    What issues for taxation of large multinationals and SMEs?
     Carmine Rotondaro, Worldwide Tax, Real Estate and Insurance Director, Gucci
    Group, Italy
     Prof. Dr. Frans Vanistendael, Academic Chairman IBFD, Amsterdam and prof.
    em. KULeuven
     Eduard Rosianu, Chief Financial Officer, Eurojet Romania S.R.L.

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Keynote speech on European Commission’s policy and projects

    Algirdas Šemeta, EU Commissioner, Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and
    Fraud

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Coffee break

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Session II Practice – Changes on the way

    Tax and corporate governance: What is acceptable tax planning nowadays?
    Moderator: Jonathan Beckerlegge, Director, York and North Yorkshire Credit Union,
    UK
    The Business’ perspective:
     Theo Keijzer, Chair, Tax Commission, International Chamber of Commerce
    Tax administration’s perspective:
     Chris Davidson, Head of Anti-Avoidance Group, HMRC, UK
    The advisers’ view:
     Prof. Dr. Claus Staringer, Principal Consultant, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer,
    Austria
    Discussion, Q & A

  • 00:00 - 19:36

    Lunch

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    DEBATE

    Is the VAT system becoming more efficient?
    Moderator: Prof. Alex McDougall, Senior Tax Partner, HW Edinburgh, UK; Deputy
    Chair of FEE Indirect Tax Working Party
     Mag. Elisabeth Kraus, Bundesministerium für Finanzen, Austria
     Dr. Caroline Philipp, BMW Group, Head of Indirect Taxes, Germany
     Arthur Kerrigan, European Commission, Head of sector, VAT policy and
    legislation

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Session III Vision – Destination anywhere?

    DEBATE
    High demands and expectations from stakeholders
    Moderator: Olivier Boutellis-Taft, FEE CEO
     Friedrich Rödler, Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Austria; Chair of FEE
    Direct Tax Working Party
     Ralph Korf, Lawyer and Tax Advisor, Germany; Chair of FEE Indirect Tax
    Working Party
     Philip Kermode, European Commission, Director, Direct Taxation, Tax
    coordination, Economic analysis and Evaluation
     Donato Raponi, European Commission, Head of Unit, VAT and other turnover
    taxes

  • 00:00 - 19:36

    Close