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11th Regional Tax Conference

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05. 05. 2016
Organized by AmChams of CEE (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic), hosted by AmCham Slovakia.

AmCham Regional Tax Conference 2016

 

 




Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 9:10 Official opening
  • Jake Slegers, Executive Director of AmCham Slovakia
9:10 – 9:50 Keynote speeches
  • Dana Meager, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic
  • Christiana Serugova, AmCham Slovakia Tax Committee Chair; PwC Partner, Tax and Legal Services Leader
9:50 – 10:00 Short break

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: Attractiveness of Tax Systems within the Visegrad group
During a short introduction into each Visegrad group country tax system the panelist will try to respond to the question: “What are the features that make our country tax system more attractive for investors?” The discussion will focus on sharing best practices on a wide range of issues such as Corporate tax rate/total tax rate, Capital gains taxation, Deductibility of expenses (general), Utilization of tax losses, R&D expenses deductibility/patent box regime, Binding rulings practice, Adoption of GAAR (general anti avoidance rules) and many more
  • Dana Meager, State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic
  • Alena Schillerova, Deputy Finance Minister, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
  • Zoltán Pankúcsi, Deputy State Secretary for Taxation, Ministry for National Economy, Hungary
  • Cezary Krysiak, Director of Tax Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Poland
  • Todd Bradshaw, President of AmCham Slovakia; PwC Country Managing Partner (Moderator)
11:30 – 12:45 Lunch & Networking for conference participants

11:45 – 12:45 VIP Lunch – on invitation only

12:45 – 14:15 Panel 2: BEPS/EU ATAD answer to Panama Papers: CFC rules

12:45 – 13:15 Keynote by
  • Will Morris, Tax Chair of the Business Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to OECD, Chair of AmCham EU Tax Committee
13:15 – 14:30 Discussion focusing on current issues related to OECD BEPS Action plan, EU ATAD Directive, as well as experience with controlled foreign corporation (CFC) rules from OECD/EU, status of implementation of CFC across V4, issues and challenges, etc.
  • Will Morris, Tax Chair of the Business Industry Advisory Committee to OECD, Chair of AmCham EU Tax Committee
  • Tibor Palszabo, Tax Partner, EY, AmCham Hungary
  • Romero Tavares, Researcher and Lecturer at the Global Tax Policy Center, Vienna University of Business and Economics
  • Robert McCafferty, VP Financial Supply Chain Design, Flex
  • Tomáš Balco, General State Counsel, Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic
  • Cezary Krysiak, Director of Tax Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, Poland
  • Richard Panek, AmCham Slovakia Tax Committee Vice Chair; EY Tax Partner (Moderator)
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:00 Panel 3: EU Tax outlook in light of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU

14:45 – 15:05 Keynote by
  • Tomáš Balco, General State Counsel, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
15:05 – 16:00  Discussion panel focusing on Tax deductibility of financing costs, especially the application of EBITDA based thin-cap rules - practical implementation issues (e.g. gross vs net interest, related vs unrelated debt, Slovak and regional experience with EBITDA based thin-cap, etc.)
  • Mark Johnson, Senior Adviser, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
  • Ľubica Adame, Head of the International Tax Department, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
  • Marek Sásik, Head of Project Finance and Syndications, Slovenská sporiteľňa, Member of Erste Group
  • Romero Tavares, Researcher and Lecturer at the Global Tax Policy Center, Vienna University of Business and Economics
  • Tomáš Balco, General State Counsel, Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic (Moderator)
16:00 – closing remarks
  • Todd Bradshaw, President of AmCham Slovakia, PwC Country Managing Partner
16:15 – networking cocktail



Please register by May 2, 2016

The attendance is free of charge for AmCham members and invited guests.

Attendance fee for non-members is 150,- EUR.



BECOME OUR PARTNER IN SHAPING THIS CONFERENCE!

Get more information from the attached sponsorship proposal or contact michal.krcmery@amcham.sk.
 

 
 

Documents

Connection Magazine Report   Format: .pdf, size: 0.65MB Download  
Presentation of Alena Schillerova   Format: .pdf, size: 0.22MB Download  
Presentation of Lubica Adame   Format: .pdf, size: 0.08MB Download  
Presentation of Marek Sasik   Format: .pdf, size: 0.03MB Download  
Presentation of Mark Johnson   Format: .pdf, size: 0.68MB Download  
Presentation of Todd Bradshaw   Format: .pdf, size: 0.65MB Download  
Presentation of Tomas Balco   Format: .pdf, size: 0.08MB Download  
Presentation of Will Morris   Format: .pdf, size: 0.25MB Download  
Presentation of Zoltan Pankucsi   Format: .pdf, size: 0.64MB Download  
RTC2016_Brochure   Format: .pdf, size: 0.98MB Download  
 

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Date

May 05, 2016  

Time

From 08:30 until 16:15  

Venue

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
 

Golden Sponsors

Procter & Gamble  

Bronze Sponsors

 
 
 
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