Tax Day 2017: Embracing change!


Tax Day 2017: Embracing change!

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Tax Day:Embracing change! addressed the challenges of a reshaping tax landscape with a focus on:

  • technology and increasingly digitalised economies
  • international tax cooperation and global efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion
  • political developments in the EU and beyond, including anticipated US tax reforms


Invitation from Accountancy Europe’s CEO to join the Tax Day 2017: Embracing change!




  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Registration and welcome coffee

    Event moderated by James Crisp, Euractiv, Political Editor

  • 00:00 - 00:00


    Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe, President

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Opening address

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Leaks: what is the new normal?

    Jeppe Kofod, European Parliament, MEP, S&D/Denmark

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Business case study: tax policy in the 21st Century

    John Connors, Vodafone Group plc., Group Tax Director

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Tax tapas: technology for the benefit of tax systems

    Rivo Reitmann, EMTA/ETCB - Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Deputy-Director General

    Martin Villig, Taxify, Co-Founder

    Eelco van der Enden, Accountancy Europe, Chair of Tax Policy Group

  • 00:00 - 00:00


  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Tax tapas: how to tax the future?

    Prof. Marie Lamensch, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Research Professor in Tax Law, Institute for European Studies

    Femke Groothuis, The Ex’tax Project, Founder and President

    Paul Tang, European Parliament, MEP, S&D/Netherlands

    Delphine Siquier Delot, Institut Friedland, Tax Analyst

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Coffee break

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Keynote speech and Q&A

    Pierre Moscovici, European Commission, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    The elephant in the room: tax reform in the US

    Harold Hancock, McGuireWoods, Partner

    Mark Peterson, AICPA, Executive Vice President – Advocacy

    Howard Liebman, Jones Day, Senior Partner and American Chamber of Commerce Belgium, President

  • 17:17 - 17:17

    Fireside chat: embracing change

    Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Director

    Valère Moutarlier, DG TAXUD, European Commission; Director - Direct Taxation, Economic Analysis and Evaluation

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Closing Remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • 00:00 - 00:00

    Networking cocktail