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Indirect Tax Forum 2020

November 24, virtual event

Gold sponsor
Avalara
Silver sponsors
Taxamo
Thomson Reuters
Vertex

The ITR Indirect Tax Forum 2020 is now a virtual event

The ITR Indirect Tax Forum is now a virtual event taking place on November 24. Indirect tax and VAT professionals from across Europe will come together online to gain critical insight and advice on key indirect tax issues facing today's taxpayers.

Key topics to discuss will inevitably include the impact of Covid-19 on tax regimes, but there will also be focus on the increasing need for new technologies, digitalisation and automation of the tax department, as well as VAT regime changes. All of these aspects make for a challenging environment so join this one-day virtual event to deep-dive into these topics and gain actionable insights.


WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Virtual platform
Much like an in-person conference, a virtual conference is an online event that brings together top industry experts and industry peers. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups, can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Global audience

Valuable networking through AI matchmaking

Our event platform will suggest the best connections for you to meet with based on your profile interests that you input and through AI powered matchmaking. Growing your network with the right people has never been more efficient.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Sustainable conference

Same event, online venue

The online event platform means you can do all the things you would expect at an in-person event. Get full interaction from joining panel discussions with live Q&A and polling, taking part in breakout sessions, and downloading resources. Alternatively, watch all the content at a more convenient time to suit your needs.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
 
 
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
 
 
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
 

 

watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
 
 
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.
 
 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Keynote addresses, panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions will be hosted over two days. All session times are in CET unless stated otherwise.

November 24

Tuesday, November 24

Chair's opening comments
9.30 - 9.35 CET

Opening keynote: trends and developments in the VAT world

9.35 - 10.05 CET
David Hummel
Prof. David Hummel
European Court of Justice
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Networking break
10.05 - 10.20 CET

Regulation - international VAT regime changes

10.20 -11.20 CET
  • Update on VAT related actions in recent commission tax action plan and ongoing VAT reforms
  • Challenges of recent changes and compliance requirements for industry
  • The EU after quick fixes
  • Global updates on VAT regimes
Iman Deschatres
Iman Deschâtres
Head of tax, Taxamo (moderator)
Aicha Nianzou
Aicha Nianzou
Global indirect tax director, WABCO
Patrice Pillet
Patrice Pillet
Head of unit – VAT unit, European Commission
Ruud van der Hoeven
Ruud van der Hoeven
head of tax Europe and Middle East, Johnson Electric
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Networking break
11.20 - 11.35 CET

Presentation: indirect tax digitalisation

11.35 - 12.10 CET
  • Trends in indirect tax technologies and digitalisation
  • Difficulties - how to estimate the future development, complexity of planning procedures
  • Real time reporting requirements and the future of the in-house indirect tax function
  • Country specific measures on the implementation of e-invoicing and/or e-reporting
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Reece Duncan
Reece Duncan
Indirect tax technology specialist – enterprise EMEA, Avalara
Lunch and networking 
12.10 - 13.10 CET

VAT challenges for the digital economy

13.10 - 14.00 CET
  • Digital service tax developments
  • VAT challenges with development of digital economies
  • The new rules for payment service providers
  • VAT liability regimes for online platforms
  • e-Commerce regulation effective 2021
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Peter Boerhof
Peter Boerhof
VAT director, Vertex
StephenHodgson
Stephan Hodgson
head of indirect tax, GVC Group
Gorka Echeverria
Gorka Echevarria
global VAT leader, Lexmark
Erik Stessens
Erik Stessens
senior vice president, tax – Europe/APMEA, Mastercard
Networking break 
14.00 - 14.15 CET

Challenges for in-house VAT functions

14.15 - 15.05 CET
  • Focusing on the right priorities under heavy IDT regulation
  • Recent trends related to limited VAT deductions
  • VAT impact on bad debts or warranties
  • How will Brexit be managed?
  • Positive outcome for businesses from recent ECJ cases
Errol Bong

Errol Bong

Head of compliance & legal counsel, Noble Group
Martin Rock

Martin Rock

Director M&A, Commerzbank
Peter Wittman

Peter Wittmann

Managing director, Asia-IO
Eric Xin

Eric Xin

Senior managing director, managing partner, private equity, CITIC Capital
Claude Seynhaeve
Claude Seynhaeve
Group indirect tax manager, international tax manager Europe, Bekaert (moderator)
Torsten Sandkuhler
Torsten Sandkühler
Head of tax, Provinzial
Gunjan Tripathi
Gunjan Tripathi
Senior proposition manager, indirect tax, Thomson Reuters
CecileFournis
Cécile Fournis
global indirect tax specialist, ION Group
Closing remarks
15.05 - 15.10 CET
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, this will be one of Europe's largest virtual meetings of indirect tax professionals.
200+ tax professionals
tax executive audience
Industries
"The ability to network and speak with so many smart and talented women
"Course content, ability to network and emphasis on woman leaders
"Open discussion among stakeholders with different perspectives: regulators, corporates and advisors
"The substance and speakers were excellent
"Knowledgeable speakers and topics that keep us current.

SPEAKERS

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Lucy Huckle for corporate speaking enquiries or Jamil Ahad for tax advisories or service provider opportunities.
Nihan Mert-Beydilli
NERA
Nihan Mert-Beydilli
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Niraja Srinivasan
Dell
Niraja Srinivasan
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Harlow Higinbotham
NERA
Harlow Higinbotham
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Lorraine Eden
Texas A&M University
Lorraine Eden
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Dara Kasouaher
Mondelez International
Mondelez International
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Keith Brockman
Welbilt
Keith Brockman
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Dasantila Maksutaj
Terumo Medical
Dasantila Maksutaj
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Pat Dervin
Aon
Pat Dervin
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George Stasny
Halliburton
George Stasny
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Carmen White
Microsoft
Carmen White
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Nicole Williams
Celanese
Nicole Williams
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Yoshio Uehara
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa
Yoshio Uehara
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Amy Pinson
Bayer
Amy Pinson
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Tosin Akande
Citi
Tosin Akande
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Jason Wiegand
Procter & Gamble
Jason Wiegand
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Sadia Nazir
Clarios
Sadia Nazir
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Oscar Campero
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa
Oscar Campero
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Register your place today

Get access to the ITR Indirect Tax Forum below. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Watch all panel discussions and presentations live
Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS
Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you
Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING
Get access to an exclusive AI-driven networking platform online

TAX EXECUTIVES

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • Tax executives
  • Tax managers
  • Heads of tax

ADVISORS

Access to all sessions is £595 + VAT
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • Tax consultancy and advisories
Gold sponsor
Avalara
Silver sponsors
Taxamo
Thomson Reuters
Vertex

CONTACT US

Registration

Alicia Sprott
Email Alicia
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8334

Programme

Lucy Huckle
Email Lucy
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8577

Sponsorship

Jamil Ahad
Email Jamil
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8767
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