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46th Annual Conference of the USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association
February 22-23, 2018
The Houstonian Hotel, Houston

 

The event includes two full days, Thursday and Friday, of substantive sessions on international tax topics, featuring prominent speakers from private practice, industry, and government. In addition, the event will include two luncheons and a gala dinner at the Asia Society. Preceding the conference on Wednesday February 21 an Energy Tax Symposium will be held. A special registration fee will be offered for those who wish to attend both meetings.

 

AGENDA

Thursday February 22
 

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Registration Opens

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

IFA USA Branch Council Meeting

 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Ed Osterberg, Co-Chair of Conference

Jim Roach, Co-Chair of Conference, and Regional Vice President, IFA USA Houston Region

Peter Blessing, President, IFA USA

Murray Clayson, President, International Fiscal Association

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Income Taxation of the Energy Industry
 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Partnerships, Tax Reform and International Tax Planning

 

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Tax Reform and other Current International Tax Developments

 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch with Speaker

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Supply Chain Planning in the Changing Global Tax Environment

 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Replaced by Robotics: Emerging Technologies in Tax Practice

 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Future of the Corporate Tax Department, Including the GE/PwC Relationship

 

5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Special Receptions:
• YIN (Young IFA Network)
• WIN (Women of IFA Network)
 

6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception & Annual Banquet

Venue: Asia Society Texas Center. Asia Society Texas Center is an architectural marriage of east and west. Designed by Japan-born, Harvard-educated Yoshio Taniguchi, it combines contemporary international design with an understated elegance and serenity one associates with Asia.

 
Friday February 23
 

7:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Seminars

 

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Global Mobility and Tax Reform in the World Economy

 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break

 

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Current Developments in Permanent Establishments and the Multi-Lateral Instrument

 

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Cross Border Financing and Tax Reform

 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

• Annual Business Meeting of the IFA USA Branch

• IFA USA Writing Prize Presentation

• Lunch Speaker

 

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

What Every Tax Executive Should Know About State, Local and Excise Taxes

 

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

New U.S. Offshore Tax Regime, Including Repatriation

 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break
 

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

International Tax Controversies and the Effect of Tax Reform

 

5:30 p.m.

Adjourn

 


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