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Pacific Rim Tax Conference Agenda
(For the 2017 Event)

This Preliminary Agenda is subject to change.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast – Hosted by Thomson Reuters

8:30 – 8:45

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
  • Eric L. Johnson, President, Silicon Valley Chapter, Tax Executives Institute
  • Christopher Kotarba, President, San Francisco Foreign Tax Club

8:45 – 9:45

Challenges and Opportunities of BEPS

  • Larry Langdon, Partner, Mayer Brown [Moderator]
  • Carol Doran Klein, Vice President and International Tax Counsel, US Council for International Business
  • Theodore D. Setzer, Assistant Deputy Commissioner (International), Internal Revenue Service

9:45 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:15

Implementing Consistency: Base Erosion Treaty Abuse, Hybrid Utilization, CFC, Interest Payments, Accountability Monitoring, (Actions 2–4, 6)

  • Nathan Giesselman, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom [Moderator]
  • Carol Doran Klein, Vice President and International Tax Counsel, USCIB
  • Larissa Neumann, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Simon Webber, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

11:15 – 12:15

Competent Authority in Light of BEPS

  • Frank Ng, Executive Director, EY [Moderator]
  • Rajat Bansal, Joint Secretary, FT & TR – II, Ministry of Finance, India
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner International, Australian Taxation Office
  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business and International, Internal Revenue Service

12:15– 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker – Hosted by Vertex

  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, CTPA, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

1:30 – 3:15

Government Panel #1: China, Japan, Korea

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; Country and Regional Administrative Initiatives; Cross Border Disputes

  • Wendy Guo, Partner, PwC China [Moderator]
  • Ronald D. Dickel, Vice President, Global Tax and Trade, Intel Corporation
  • John Dryden, Senior Foreign Counsel, Yulchon
  • Atsushi Komori, Director, Mutual Agreement Procedures, National Tax Agency, Japan
  • Zhang Ying, Transfer Pricing Specialist, State Administration of Taxation, China

3:15 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Implementing Substance: Transfer Pricing, Digital Economy Tax Issues, (Actions 1, 7–10)

  • Gary Sprague, Partner, Baker & McKenzie [Moderator]
  • David L. Forst, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Samuel M. Maruca, Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Grace Perez-Navarro, Deputy Director, CTPA, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Sharon Porter, Director, Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations, Internal Revenue Service

5:00 – 6:30

Reception and Cocktail Party at Hotel Pullman – Hosted by Bureau van Dijk

   

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

7:45 – 8:15

Optional India Budget Update by BMR Advisors (Bordeaux Room)

8:00 – 8:30

Continental Breakfast (Bordeaux Room)

8:30 – 10:45

Government Panel #2: Australia, Canada, India

Transfer Pricing; Competent Authority; Country and Regional Administrative Initiatives; Cross Border Disputes

  • Bill Maclagan, Office Managing Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon [Moderator]
  • Rajat Bansal, Joint Secretary, FT & TR – II, Ministry of Finance, India
  • Mukesh Butani, Chairman, BMR Legal, India
  • Mark Konza, Deputy Commissioner International, Australian Taxation Office
  • Sue Murray, Acting Director General, International and Large Business, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Alpana Saksena, Chief Tax Officer, Oracle (India)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15

Tax Policy Panel: Two Sides of the Coin

  • Ed Kleinbard, I. & T. Johnson Professor of Law and Business, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • Pamela F. Olson, U.S. Deputy Tax Leader and WNTS Leader, PwC

12:15 – 1:30

Lunch and Keynote Speaker

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

1:30 – 3:00

Implementing Transparency: Administrative and Audit Focus — US and Foreign Perspectives, Including: CbC, Multilateral Instruments, Arbitration, (Action 5, 11–15)

  • C. Cabell Chinnis, Partner, Mayer Brown [Moderator]
  • Michael Danilack, Principal, PwC
  • Carol Dunahoo, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Thomas Vidano, Executive Director, Transfer Pricing Controversy Services, EY

3:00 – 3:30

Break

3:30 – 5:00

Re-Structuring in Light of Potential US Tax Legislation and European Scene

  • John Peterson, Tax Partner, Baker McKenzie [Moderator]
  • John Ryan, Tax Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Brockius
  • Brett Weaver, Tax Partner, KPMG