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Country by Country Comparison Conference Agenda
(For the 2016 Event)

This Preliminary Agenda is subject to change.

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8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Welcome by Sponsors and Continental Breakfast

  • Dr. Stewart Karlinsky, Executive Director, Pacific Tax Policy Institute
  • Barry Slivinsky, Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
  • Eric L. Johnson, President, Silicon Valley Chapter, Tax Executives Institute
  • Chris Kotarba, President, San Francisco Foreign Tax Club

9:00 – 10:00

Site Selection Matrix: Human Resource; Transportation; Physical Resources, Taxation, Customs, Financial

  • Ronald Dickel, VP, Global Tax and Trade, Intel Corporation
  • Mathew Szuhaj, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Gabe Gartner, Principal National Tax Services, PwC

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:15

Location: Singapore — Sponsored by Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)

  • Wai Yee Chow, Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • Doreen Tan, Chief Tax Policy Officer, Ministry of Finance of Singapore
  • Jillian Lim, Executive Director, Business Environment, Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Simon Phua, Regional Director (Americas), Singapore Economic Development Board
  • Gary Sprague, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

11:15 – 12:15

Location: Northern Ireland — Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland

  • Gary Hanley, US Operations, Invest Northern Ireland
  • Deborah Lange, Board Member, Invest Northern Ireland
  • Dan Filby, CEO, Highwire

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Country Specific Pros and Cons vs. Evolving Criteria in a Post-BEPS World

  • John Peterson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

1:30 – 2:30

Location: Switzerland — Sponsored by Greater Zurich Area (GZA)

  • Sonja Wollkopf Walt, CEO, Greater Zurich Area
  • Christoph Niederer, Partner, VISCHER
  • Thomas Linder, Partner, MME
  • Warren DeSouza, CFO, Aimmune Therapeutics

2:30 – 3:30

Location: Netherlands — Sponsored by EY and Baker & McKenzie

  • Alan Sankin, Vice President, Tax and Treasurer, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
  • Sebastiaan Boers, Executive Director ITS, Dutch Tax Desk, EY
  • Roeland Bavinck, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

3:30 – 3:45

Coffee Break

3:45 – 4:45

Location: Ireland — Sponsored by Matheson

  • Mark O’Sullivan, Partner, Matheson [Moderator]
  • Pat English, Corporate Partner, Matheson
  • Paraic Hayes, Senior VP West Coast Offices, IDA Ireland
  • Steve McElfresh, Vice President, People, New Relic

4:45 – 5:45

Reception / Networking