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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda 2023

The agenda for the upcoming conference in 2023 will be posted when available.

The following is the agenda for the past event.

BEPS’ GloBE Implementation

Draft Agenda: subject to change
All sessions are held in the Sequoia Room unless noted.
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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2023

7:30 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45

Registration, Welcome by Supporters and Continental Breakfast

  • Dr. Stewart Karlinsky, Executive Director; Pacific Tax Policy Institute
  • Kirsten Nordlof, Co-Chair; Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group

8:45 – 10:15
(Press Welcome)

Pillar 1, Amount A & B: Nexus, Profit Allocation, Market Jurisdiction, Safe Harbors, Withholding Taxes, DST, Multi-Lateral Convention

  • Michael Bowes, Tax Partner; EY [Moderator]
  • Robin Hart, Principal; Charles River Associates
  • Alistair Pepper, Managing Director; KPMG
  • Will Skinner, Partner; Fenwick & West
  • Bob Stack, Managing Director; Deloitte

10:15 – 12:00 (Press Welcome)

Pillar 2: US Corporate Minimum Tax vs Pillar 2 Minimum Tax; Safe Harbors; Tax Incentives/Credits and ETR; Standard Tax Return; Share Based Compensation

  • Gary Sprague, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie [Moderator]
  • Robb Chase, Tax Partner; Eversheds-Sutherland
  • Ty Kanaaneh, Tax Partner; PwC
  • Danielle Rofles, Tax Partner; KPMG
  • Jason Yen, Principal; EY

12:00 – 1:30
(Press Welcome)

Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Acacia Room

  • OECD

1:45 – 2:45
(Press Welcome)

Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution

  • Jennifer L. Best, Director, Deputy Commissioner (Acting); LB&I; Internal Revenue Service
  • Mark Roche, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Julia Ushakova-Stein, Partner; Fenwick & West
  • E. Miller Williams, Jr., Senior Counsel; Eversheds Sutherland

2:45 – 3:15

Coffee Break

3:15 – 4:30
(Press Welcome)

Inter-Government Cooperation: MAP, APA, Information Exchange, MLI, FTA, Round Table Discussion

  • Amanda Leon, Associate; Caplin & Drysdale [Moderator]
  • Jennifer L. Best, Director, Deputy Commissioner (Acting); LB&I; Internal Revenue Service
  • Lars Haverkamp, Partner; Eversheds Sutherland
  • Evelyn Lio, Assistant Commissioner; International Tax and Relations Division; Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
  • Nicole Welsh, Director, Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations Practice Area (Acting); LB&I; Internal Revenue Service

4:30 – 5:30

Reception

   

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023

7:30 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 10:00
(Press Welcome)

Restructuring and Reacting to International, BEPS, and Domestic Tax Law Changes, Stock
Buybacks and Impact on ETR

  • Liz Chien, Head of Global Tax, Protocol Labs
  • Angela Evans, Tax Partner EY
  • Gabe Gartner, Principal National Tax Services, PwC
  • Greg Hartker, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Gary Wilcox, Partner, Mayer Brown

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30
(No Press)

Government Panel 1A & 1B: Breakout Sessions and Round Table Discussions Including Status of BEPS
Within Their Country and Region

1A: Canada

  • Michael Jennings, Competent Authority Service Director; Canada Revenue Agency
  • Jeffrey Shafer, Partner; Blakes

1B: India

  • Mukesh Butani, Founder and Managing Partner, BMR Legal
  • Rasmi Ranjan Das, Joint Secretary – Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry
    of Finance, India

12:30 – 2:00
(Press Welcome)

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

2:00 – 4:30
(No Press)

Government Panel 2: Breakout Sessions and Round Table Discussions Including Status of BEPS
Within their Country and Region

2A: Korea, Singapore, and Japan

  • Michael Quigley, Partner; Kim & Chang [Moderator}
  • Sung Geul Lee, Director of International Cooperation Division, National Tax Service, Korea
  • Evelyn Lio, Assistant Commissioner; International Tax and Relations Division; Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

2B: Australia

  • Michael Quigley, Partner; Kim & Chang [Moderator}
  • Hector Thompson, Deputy Commissioner, International; Australian Taxation Office