IFA 2019 Full programme

Wednesday, 22 May

16.00-20.00   Registration

18.00-19.30 Satellite Symposium 1 (Room Opera)
                     Satellite Symposium 2 (Room Hemisphere)                 

20.00-21.00 Welcome Reception

 

Thursday, 23 May

08.00-18.00 Registration

08.45-10.15 Satellite Symposium 1 (Room Opera)
Satellite Symposium 2 (Room Hemisphere)                 

10.30-11.00 Opening of the conference             Murray Clayson, President of IFA 
and Welcome Speech (Room Opera):               Prof. Guglielmo Maisto, Chairman of the Board, European Region  of IFA                                                                                                     

11.00-12.00  Digital economy: How will the untaxed be taxed? | Plenary Session 1 | Part 1 (Room Opera)

Latest developments in taxing highly digitized business models – review of unilateral measures in selected Member States, the status of EU initiatives and responses from the US as well as position of OECD.

Chair: Scott Wilkie
Vice-Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA

12.00-13.00 Light lunch

13.00-14.00 Digital economy: How will the untaxed be taxed? | Plenary Session 1 | Part 2 (Room Opera)

Latest developments in taxing highly digitized business models – review of unilateral measures in selected Member States, the status of EU initiatives and responses from the US as well as position of OECD.

Chair: Scott Wilkie
Vice-Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA

14.00-14.30 Coffee-break

14.30-16.30 The future of tax collection in the sharing economy: who, what, where and how? | Breakout Session I (Room Opera)

The role of platform operators and its impacts on traders and consumers – discussion of selected CIT and VAT policy, regulatory and compliance issues.

Chair: Prof. Joachim Englisch

14.30-16.30 Managing tax compliance in multiple jurisdictions: only increasing the burden, or leading to more legal certainty in the future?  | Breakout Session II (Room Hemisphere)

New challenges in the effective management of tax compliance over multiple jurisdictions - new EU Directive on reportable cross-border arrangements, new OECD-driven initiatives - ICAP, joint audits, joint rulings, possible impact of the EU Arbitration Directive’s implementation on prevention and effective resolution of double taxation disputes, etc.

Chair: Murray Clayson
President of IFA

16.30-17.00 Coffee-break

17.00-17.45  Summary and conclusions of all day 1. Discussions | Plenary Session 2 (Room Opera)

Co-chair 1: Prof. Robert Danon
Chair of the Permanent Scientific Committee of IFA
Co-chair 2: Prof. Włodzimierz Nykiel

All Chairs of all sessions

20.00-21.00 Welcome drink and keynote speech

21.00-23.00 Dinner

 

Friday, 24 May

08.00-14.30 Registration

09.00-11.00 EU CIT -  combatting tax avoidance: challenges of translating policy objectives into practice | Breakout Session III – part I (Room Opera)

ATAD implementation in selected Member States, recent European case law

Co-chair 1: Prof. Fernando Serrano
Co-chair 2: Robert Van Der Jagt

09.00-11.00  EU VAT - sealing off the system: current status and possible future developments | Breakout Session IV – part I (Room Hemisphere)


Current status of initiatives for combatting VAT fraud - implementation of the VAT Quick Fixes Directive, the Split Payment and VAT Voucher Directive, as well as the plan for next steps in creating a single EU VAT area

Co-chair 1: Karl-Heinz Haydl
Co-chair 2: Tomadz Michalik

11.00-11.30 Coffee-break

11.30-12.30  EU CIT -  combatting tax avoidance: challenges of translating policy objectives into practice | Breakout Session III – part II (Room Opera)

ATAD implementation in selected Member States, recent European case law

Co-chair 1: Prof. Fernando Serrano
Co-chair 2: Robert Van Der Jagt

11.30-12.30 EU VAT - sealing off the system: current status and possible future developments | Breakout Session IV – part II (Room Hemisphere)


Current status of initiatives for combatting VAT fraud - implementation of the VAT Quick Fixes Directive, the Split Payment and VAT Voucher Directive, as well as the plan for next steps in creating a single EU VAT area

Co-chair 1: Karl-Heinz Haydl
Co-chair 2: Tomadz Michalik

12.30-13.00  Summary and conclusions of all day 2.  Discussions | Plenary Session 3 (Room Opera)

Co-chair 1: Maarten Van Der Weijden
Co-chair 2: Guglielmo Maisto
Chairman of the Board, European Region of IFA

All Chairs of all sessions

13.00-14.00  Closing Lunch

14.00-16.00  Young IFA Network

Jeff is Global Direct Tax Advice Manager at Shell where he heads up the team dealing with cross border direct tax matters.   Jeff is based in London and has been with Shell over 17 years, during which time he’s had various roles including Group Tax Reporting Manager, Head of UK Tax and Regional Tax Manager for UK, Africa and Middle East.   Prior to joining Shell Jeff qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a small London firm before spending 3 years in an international tax team at PwC.   Jeff has been Chair of the committee of the UK Branch of IFA since April 2017, having served on the committee for the previous 5 years.