10th Regional Tax Conference


American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic


15.04.2015, 09:00 - 15.04.2015, 16:00


Budapest Marriott Hotel, Apáczai Csere János u. 4., Budapest, Hungary Show on map


We are very pleased to inform you that on April 15, 2015 AmCham Hungary, in cooperation with three other AmChams of CEE (Czech Republic, Poland and Slovak Republic) will organize the 10th Regional Tax Conference. The full-day conference will bring together tax experts from the governmental and business communities throughout the CEE region to review best practices and to highlight problems and outline possible solutions. Through this, the conference aims to help create the best possible business climate for the region and enhance its competitiveness. Draft agenda 08:30-09:00 Registration and welcome coffee 09:00-09:05 Opening Remarks by Ferenc Pongrácz, President, AmCham Hungary 09:05-09:10 Official Opening by Botond Rencz, Tax Committee Chair, AmCham Hungary 09:10-09:30 “Challenges in projecting tax revenues for governments; new initiatives and experiences against VAT evasion in Hungary” by Zoltán Pankucsi, Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry for National Economy 09:30-10:35 The Governments’ View - Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (and any other "hot issues") Panelists: Zoltán Pankucsi, Deputy Secretary of State, Ministry for National Economy Tomas Balco, General State Counsel, Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic Monika Laskowska, Deputy Director, Department of Income Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Poland Moderator: Botond Rencz, Partner, Head of Tax, EY; Chair of the Tax Committee, AmCham Hungary Q&A session 10:35-10:55 Coffee Break 10:55-12:00 The Business Sector’s View on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Panelists: András Lénárd, Head of Tax Department, Magyar Telekom Péter Havai, Regional Tax Manager, Robert Bosch Company Representative to be confirmed Moderator: Dr. Balázs Békés, Practice Leader, Hungarian and Central and Eastern European Operations, Ryan Tax Services Q&A session 12:00-13:30 Lunch Break 13:30-13:50 Regional Economic Outlook by Marcin Petrykowski, Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management Europe Middle East & Africa Regional Head for Central & Eastern Europe, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services 13:50-14:50 EU VAT Developments EU Commission update; ECJ – major VAT cases; VAT Fraud, a society issue – striking the right balance – practical issues and best practices across the EU Panelists: Julia Humphris, Global Indirect Tax Planning Lead, IBM Jarosław Neneman, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Finance, Poland Ben Terra, Professor at Universities of Amsterdam and Lund David O'Sullivan, VAT Policy Officer, European Commission Moderator: Karl-Heinz Haydl, Global VAT/GST Leader Technical & Policy, GE Corporate Q&A session 14:50-15:50 Regional tax directors’ experiences Panelists: Zoran Dautovic, Head of Group Tax Planning, MOL Group Robert McCafferty, VP Financial Supply Chain Design, Flextronics Farkas Bársony, Europe & MENAT Tax Director, GE Energy Management Moderator: Csaba LÁSZLÓ, Senior Partner, Advisory, KPMG and Former Minister of Finance Q&A session 15:50-16:05 Summary and closing remarks by Farkas Bársony, Managing Director, GE Hungary 16:05-17:15 Cocktail Reception The event will be held in English without translation. How to register To guarantee your seat, please register online or by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Monday, April 13. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please be informed that from non-members we accept payment in advance only. Written cancellations made by April 10 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues and those who might be interested in participating at this event.

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