7th Regional Tax Conference


American Chamber of Commerce
in the Czech Republic


6.03.2012, 08:30 - 6.03.2012, 16:45


Radisson Blu Alcron, Štěpánská 40, Prague 1 Show on map


7th Regional Tax Conference, this year hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, will be held on March 6, 2012, in Prague, Czech Republic. The annual tax conference brings together experts from around the CEE region to discuss the results of past reforms and debate the merits of planned reforms at the national and European level. The conference will be attended by businesspeople and both public and private sectors’ tax experts working in Central Europe. Tentative program with the invitation is attached. Venue: Radisson Blu Alcron, Stepanska 40, Prague 1 (map) Agenda: 9.00 Introduction Weston Stacey, Executive Director, AmCham Czech Republic 9.05-9.25 Keynote speech Doug Brodman, Managing Director, Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s. 9.30-11.00 Government Panel Moderator: Peter Chrenko, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Czech Republic. Ádám Balog, Deputy State Secretary for Taxation, Ministry for National Economy of Hungary Ladislav Minčič, 1st Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic Artur Gostomski, Tax Administration Department, Ministry of Finance of Poland Viktor Novysedlak, Director, Dept. of Tax Revenues and Fiscal Analyses, Institute of Financial Policy, Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic Topic: How have reforms been affected by the financial crisis? Key questions: Has the ability to predict how reforms will influence economy decreased as markets have become more volatile? How elastic is household consumption and export industry to increased taxation? Coffee break 11.15-12.15 IMF Senior Representative for Central and Eastern Europe Mark Allen Topic: Perspective on the Region’s economies Lunch 13.30-15.00 European Tax Policy Moderator: William Morris, Tax Officer, GE Corporate Nikolaus Tacke, Director European Government Affairs, Coca-Cola Europe Tom Roesser, Global Tax Officer, Microsoft Tom Neale, Head of CCCTB Development, EU Commission Topic: What major trends and EU policies could reshape tax policy in the region? Key questions: Will there be a CCCTB? Should we be expecting more attempts to design taxes for certain products? Coffee break 15.15-16.45 Tax as an Economic Development Policy Moderator: Weston Stacey, Executive Director, AmCham Czech Republic Cherie Ford (PricewaterhouseCoopers d.o.o), Trade & Investment Committee, AmCham Croatia Botond Rencz (Ernst & Young Tanácsadó Kft.), Taxation Committee, AmCham Hungary Dan Schwartz (RSM Scot s.r.l. Romania), Taxation Commitee, AmCham Romania Renata Blahova (BMB Leitner), Tax Committee, AmCham Slovakia Jan Linhart (KPMG Czech Republic) , Tax Committee, AmCham Czech Republic Topic: How can tax make the region more prosperous? What are the benefits of investment incentives, and how should they be shaped? Can tax spur energy efficiency? How do taxes impact tourism? Can tax policy increase private investment into research and development? 18.00 (registrations from 17.30) Leadership Cocktail for conference participants and invited guests (Venue: Slovanský dům, Na Příkopě 22 (map)) Contact person: Katarina Bendikova, kbendikova@amcham.cz Hotel room reservation: Veronika Zavorova, vzavorova@amcham.cz

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