Brazil Tax Virtual Forum 2020

September 9-10, virtual event

Sponsors
Ayres Ribeiro
Lefosse Advogados
Loyens & Loeff
Machado Meyer
TozziniFreire

Due to overwhelming demand, the event is now closed for registrations. To be added to the event's mailing list, please email us at registrations@itrinsight.com.

The ITR Brazil Tax Forum is now a virtual event

The forum comes at a challenging yet opportune time for Brazilian tax professionals. Brazil has been facing an uncertain political and economic environment, with a possible tax reform in 2020.
 
With our expert panel of speakers, the Brazil Tax Forum will provide a platform for taxpayers and advisors to share best practice, hear exclusive insights and discuss the impact of international tax regimes on the Brazilian tax landscape.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

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.

 

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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 inpuy 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.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online event platform means you can do all the things you would expect at an in-person event, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms for on-to-one networking.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

APPLY TO ATTEND ONLINE
 
 
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions
 
 
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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, and access to the delegate networking and matchmaking features.

 

 

 

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 BRT unless stated otherwise.
September 9
September 10

Wednesday, September 9

Opening remarks
09.10-09.20 BRT

Keynote interview: The economics and politics of Brazil in 2020

09.20-09.50 BRT
An overview of Brazil’s current economic and political position and delve into key macro issues in the Brazilian tax market.
  • The possible tax reform and the political and economic environment
  • Pension reform and the changes regarding PRL/Prêmio payments and opportunities for more efficient remuneration programs
Vanessa Rahal Canado

Vanessa Rahal Canado, Speical advisor, Ministry of Economy

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

The impending tax reform – a unique moment for Brazilian tax professionals?

11.20-12.00 BRT
  • The future of tax litigation considering the tax authorities’ intention to simplify the system
  • Is there further clarification on the proposals? Will tax reform be approved by congress in 2020?
  • What is the in-house tax professional’s view of the proposed changes - how will it impact your business and role?
  • Tax compliance post the reform and managing your relationship with the Brazilian tax authorities
Duarte Baber
Duarte Baber
Head of tax for Latin America, Accenture (moderator)
Paula Dias
Paula Dias
Latam tax director, Diversey
Pedro Custodio
Pedro Custódio
In-house tax executive 
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

The tax challenges for MNEs

09.50-10.50 BRT
  • Managing international tax in multinational service companies including import of services and country consolidation
  • Good will and tax assessments for global companies
  • Tax planning through holding companies and corporate tax structures
  • Challenges of restructuring and moving all or part of your company operations overseas; challenges of cross border M&A
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
Fernando Colucci
Fernando Colucci
Partner, Machado Meyer (moderator)
Willem Bon
Willem Bon
Partner, Loyens & Loeff
Ricardo Bolan
Ricardo Bolan
Partner, Lefosse Advogados
Augusto Flores de Flores
Augusto Flores de Flores
Vice president – tax South America, Volvo Group
Maíra Braga Oltra
Maíra Braga Oltra
Tax director, The Heineken Company
Networking break
10.50 - 11.20 BRT
Lunch and networking
12.00-13.00 BRT

Litigation and the future of Brazilian tax disputes

13.00-13.50 BRT
  • An overview of the key recent tax cases in Brazilian courts
  • Alternative disputes resolution methods implemented in Brazil
  • Experiences of alternative dispute resolution vehicles from around the world
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
Adriana Brito
Adriana Brito
National tax planning manager; Kuehne + Nagel
Phelippe Oliveira
Phelippe Oliveira
Deputy attorney general fo the national treasury, Ministry of Economy
Sergio Rocha
Sergio André Rocha
Professor of tax law and public finance, Rio de Janeiro State University
Sergio Rocha
Gisele Bossa
Judge, Administrative Tax Court of Appeals
Rafael Barbosa de Sousa
Rafael Barbosa de Sousa
Head of appellate & legal services; City of São Paulo Bureau of Revenue
Networking break
13.50-14.20 BRT

Tech and the digitalisation of the Brazilian tax practice

12.20-15.05 BRT
  • How are companies using technology, especially use of robots and AI, as part of their strategic tax plan?
  • The use of technology to confront data on returns and to control the use of tax credits
  • Compliance, technology and RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
  • Applying current tax legislation as consumption evolves and the IoT becomes more and more relevant
  • Evolving customer behaviour, digitalisation and the tax implications on the automotive industry
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
Érica Morena
Érica Morena
Head of tax, AES Corporation (moderator)
Luis Fabiano Alves Penteado
Luis Fabiano Alves Penteado
Superintendent of legal, compliance and integrity, Volkswagen Participações
Cristina Correia Firmiano
Cristina Correia Firmiano
Head planejamento estratégico & tributário, Grand Cru Importadora
Aloisio Ferrerira
Aloisio Ferreira
Tax general manager , ArcelorMittal
Closing remarks and close of day one
15.05 BRT
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September 9
September 10

Thursday, September 10

Opening remarks
09.15-09.25 BRT

Taxation of the digital economy

09.25-10.15 BRT
  • Managing digital reporting requirements and ensuring compliance
  • What are the main challenges with digital economy taxation in Brazil?
  • How does digital economy taxation differ in Europe and Asia?
  • Brazil and DSTs – experiences and challenges
  • How will tax reform impact digital businesses in Brazil?
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
Gilberto Ayres Moreira
Gilberto Ayres Moreira
Partner, Ayres Ribeiro Advogados (moderator)
Luiz Guilherme de Medeiros Ferreira
Luiz Gulherme de Medeiros Ferreira
Head Brazil tax department, IBM
Rodolfo Araújo
Rodolfo Araújo
Head of tax, IFood
Carolina Rodrigues Archanjo
Carolina Rodrigues Archanjo
Tax director Latam, Microsoft
Leonardo Meller
Leonardo Meller
Head of tax,legal & compliance, Puratos
Networking break
11.15-11.30 BRT
Networking break
10.15-10.30 BRT

Brazilian indirect tax – the most complicated system in the world?

10.30-11.15 BRT
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
  • Exploring VAT taxes - exclusion of ICMS from PIS/CONFINS tax basis
  • Model complexity and the risk of different rule application from tax authorities when it comes to ICMS on cross border operations
  • European insight on the transition into VAT system and OECD guidelines
Jerry Levers de Abreu
Jerry Levers de Abreu
Tax partner, TozziniFreire Advogados
Paulo Nobrega
Paulo Nobrega
Head of tax, Ontex
Ana Yurgel
Ana Yurgel
Tax manager, Yara International

The evolving role of the Brazilian tax manager

11.30-12.15 BRT
  • The tax professional as a business partner – what is required to aggregate value to company decisions?
  • How has the recent uncertain political and economic environment and possible tax reform impacted the role of corporate tax professionals?
  • The relationship between integrity programs, compliance and tax teams
  • The impact of the macro environment and possible tax reform on tax managers
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
Thiago Figo
Thiago Figo
Head of tax and legal, C&A Brasil (moderator)
Valdineide Simoes da Silva
Valdineide Simões da Silva
Corporate tax director, Voith Group
Gustavo Pagliuso Machado
Gustavo Pagliuso Machado
Tax manager,
AstraZeneca
Meily Franco
Meily Franco
Tax director Latam, Alstom
Closing remarks and close of conference
12.15 BRT
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

The Forum is open to tax professionals from across Latin America with a particular focus on the tax issues affecting today's in-house tax manager. ITR hosts senior-level events in New York, California, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, India and Singapore. With 30+ years of expert journalistic content focused on tax and transfer pricing, ITR events provides an exclusive knowledge sharing platform to generate actionable insights for all attendees.
 
See below for a snapshot of the type of audience an ITR event attracts.
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tax executive audience
Industries

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.
Vanessa Rahal Canado
Ministry of Economy
Vanessa Rahal Canado
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Paula Dias
Diversey
Paula Dias
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Duarte Baber
Accenture
Duarte Baber
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Pedro Custódio
Pedro Custodio
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Aloisio Ferreira
ArcelorMittal
Aloisio Ferreira
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Cristina Correia Firmiano
Grand Cru Importadora
Cristina Correia Firmiano
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Érica Morena
AES Corporation
Érlca Morena
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Fernando Colucci
Machado Meyer
Fernando Colucci
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Willem Bom
Loyens & Loeff
Willem Bom
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Ricardo Bolan
Lefosse Advogados
Ricardo Bolan
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Gilberto Ayres Moreira
Ayres Riberiro Advogado
Gilberto Ayres Moreira
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Luiz Gulherme
de Medeiros Frreira
IBM
Luiz Gulherme de Medeiros Ferreira
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Rodolfo Araújo
IFood
Rodolfo Araújo
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Thiago Figo
C&A Brasil
Thiago Figo
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Valdineide Simões da Silva
Voith Group
Valdineide Simoes da Silva
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Gustavo Pagliuso Machado
AstraZeneca
Gustavo Pagliuso Machado
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Jerry Levers de Abreu
TozziniFreire Advogados
Jerry Levers de Abreu
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Paulo Nobrega
Ontex
Paulo Nobrega
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Meily Franco
Alstom
Meily Franco
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Augusto Flores de Flores
Volvo Group
Augusto Flores de Flores
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Luis Fabiano Alves Penteado
Volkswagen Participações
Luis Fabiano Alves Penteado
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Rafael Garabed Moumdjian
Syngenta
Rafael Garabed Moumdjian
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Maíra Braga Oltra
The Heineken Company
Maíra Braga Oltra
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Adriana Brito
Kuehne + Nagel
Adriana Brito
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Rafael Barbosa de Sousa
City of São Paulo Bureau of Revenue
Rafael Barbosa de Sousa
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Carolina Rodrigues Archanjo
Microsoft
Carolina Rodrigues Archanjo
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Leonardo Meller
Puratos
Leonardo Meller
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Ana Yurgel
Yara International
Ana Yurgel
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Gisele Bossa
Administrative Tax Court of Appeals
Gisele Bossa
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Phelippe Oliveira
Ministry of Economy
Phelippe Oliveira
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Sergio André Rocha
Rio de Janeiro State University
Sergio André Rocha
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