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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda 2018

Post-BEPS & MLI Tax World

Preliminary Agenda (subject to change)
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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast — Bordeaux Room (Hosted by Thomson Reuters)

8:30 – 9:00

Registration, Welcome by Supporters and Continental Breakfast

  • Dr. Stewart Karlinsky, Executive Director, Pacific Tax Policy Institute
  • Jeffrey K. Bergmann, Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
  • Sol Coffino, Executive Vice President, International Fiscal Association, USA
  • Christopher Kotarba, President, San Francisco Foreign Tax Club
  • Ricardo Samaniego, President, Silicon Valley Chapter, Tax Executives Institute

9:00 – 10:15

Overview of MLI: PE, Dispute Resolution and Choices

  • Larissa Neumann, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Robert Stack, Managing Director, Deloitte Tax (former Deputy Assistant Sect’y Int’l, US Treasury)
  • Dirk Suringa, Tax Partner, Covington & Burling

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Corporate Restructuring in Light of MLI, BEPS and Tax Legislation

  • Gary Wilcox, Tax Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Gabe Gartner, Tax Partner, PwC
  • Barton Bassett, Tax Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

12:15– 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker (Hosted by Vertex)

  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business and International, Internal Revenue Service

1:30 – 2:30

Country Panel #1: China

Transfer Pricing

  • Timothy C. Seitz, Vice President Tax, Delphi [Moderator] (invited)
  • Jon Eichelberger, Senior Counsel, Baker McKenzie

2:30 – 3:15

Government Panel #2: Singapore

Dealing with BEPS

  • Gary Sprague, Partner, Baker McKenzie [Moderator]
  • Allen Tan, Principal, Baker McKenzie
  • Stephen Bonovich, Vice President of Tax, Agilent Technologies
  • Siau Yan Tang, Assistant Commissioner (Tax Policy and Int’l Tax Division), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Digital Economy Tax Issues, TFDE

  • Jesse Eggert, Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG
  • Stephen Bates, Principal, National Tax Practice, EY
  • Nathan Giesselman, Tax Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom
  • Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

5:00 – 6:30

Reception and Cocktail Party at Hotel Pullman

   

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast — Bordeaux Room

8:30 – 10:15

Government Panel #3: Australia, Canada, India

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; MLI; Cross Border Disputes

  • Bill Maclagan, Office Managing Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon
  • Pragya S. Saksena, Joint Secretary, FT&TR-I, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, India (invited)
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner International, Australian Taxation Office
  • Ted Gallivan, Assistant Commissioner International, Large Business and Investigations Branch, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Anuj Khorana, Tax Partner, EY India

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15

Inter-Government Cooperation: MLI, Bilateral Agreements, Treaties, Competent Authority, MAP Peer Review

  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business and International, Internal Revenue Service
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner International, Australian Taxation Office
  • Arlene Fitzpatrick, Principal, National Tax Department of EY

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

  • Michael Lennard, Chief of the International Tax Cooperation and Trade in the Financing for Development Office, United Nations

1:30 – 3:00

Implementing Transparency: Country by Country Reporting Implementation and Government Reactions, Transfer Pricing

  • Ronald Dickel, Vice President, Global Tax and Trade, Intel
  • Jennifer Best, Director of Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations, LB&I, Internal Revenue Service
  • Wade Owen, Director, Duff & Phelps
  • Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

3:00 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Country Panel #4: Professional Perspective on Doing Business in Indonesia, Korea, Mexico

  • Sergio Perez, Tax Partner, PwC
  • Corporate, Vice President of Tax
  • Y.J. Park, Advisor, Kim & Chang
  • John Dryden, Senior Foreign Counsel, Yulchon