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Women in Tax Forum - Americas 2020

September 16, virtual event

Gold sponsors
Baker McKenzie
Fenwick & West
Mazars

The Women in Tax Forum - Americas is going virtual

The ITR Women in Tax Forum - Americas will be taking place virtually on September 16. Welcoming junior corporate tax professionals all the way through to managers, directors and heads of tax, and newly admitted lawyers through to managing partners (both men and women). The forum aims to support the advancement of women in tax through a one-day programme and provide a professional development opportunity.


There has now never been a more important time to keep up to date. This virtual event provides women in tax the opportunity to network and learn from industry thought leaders. Subjects will include: tax reform changes and international tax developments; digital taxation; transfer pricing; managing tax controversy; and much more

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Much like an in-person conference, a virtual conference is an online event that brings together top industry experts and industry peers. All content, presentations, and panel discussions 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.
Online meetings
Global audience

Meet a truly global audience

Network with a global audience of Tax professionals via chat function and virtual networking rooms. Choose to share your professional details on this secure platform and experience a new way of building your network like never before.
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

Sustainable event

In addition to being able to attend due to global travel restrictions, you can access all of the event content without travel and accommodation expenses and support an environmentally friendly event.

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

Panel discussions, presentations and more will be hosted.

September 16

Wednesday, September 16

Opening comments
8:40-8:50 PDT
Keynote address
8:50-9:10
PDT
The keynote address will cover current trends in tax certainty and the latest OECD initiatives in this area
Sandra Knaepen

Sandra Knaepen, Head of unit, OECD

Impact of US Tax Reform and other international tax developments
9:10-10:00
PDT
  • BEAT - risk in a down economy
  • GILTI/FDII update
  • FTC income tax treaty analysis
  • CARES Act
Lariss Neumann
Larissa Neumann
Tax partner, Fenwick & West
Anne Maher
Anne Maher
Senior counsel for global tax planning, policy & controversy, Coca-Cola
Autodesk
Kirsten Nordlof
Global head of tax & VP of finance servcies, Autodesk
Brookfield
Sara Beugelmans
Managing director - tax, Brookfield Asset Management
Lariss Neumann
Julia Ushakova-Stein
Tax attorney, Fenwick & West
Networking break
10:00-10:30 PDT
Managing global tax controversy
10:30-11:15
PDT
  • Use of dispute resolution and mutual agreement procedures (MAP)
  • Advance pricing agreements (APAs) and the potential advantages
  • The OECD International Compliance Assurance Programme (ICAP 2.0)
  • Establishing positive external relations, including with tax authorities
  • The trend towards greater exchange of information - what has the affect been?
  • Managing your organisation’s risk profile
Microsoft
Terri Ziacki
Director transfer pricing, Microsoft
Synopsys
Jill-Marie Harding
VP corporate tax, Synopsis
ebay
Anitha Chakravarthi
Global head of indirect tax, eBay
Latest OTA appeals process for the state of California
11:15-11:45
PDT
The Office of Tax Appeals (OTA) is a newly created pre-payment form for hearing tax appeals in the state of California. OTA has been in operation since 2018 and since then has published over 600 opinions, many of which have been designated precedential for California tax law purposes. This session will provide updates on OTA’s evolving regulations, new legislation that will impact the agency, and recent decisions of interest, and how a case proceeds through the appeals process in California.​
OTA
Kristen Kane
Chief counsel, Office of Tax Appeals
Networking break
11:45-12:00 PDT
Tackling structural racism within the tax sector
12:00-12:35
PDT
Racism is an enduring problem within the tax sector, with a distinct lack of representation of minorities in senior positions. Recent research conducted by ITR of 26 law firms across 12 jurisdictions showed very few individuals who could be identified as being part of the Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) community. Even at the associate level, BIPOC individuals accounted for less than a quarter of employees. This session will look at what steps are needed and how to tackle structural racism in the tax sector and how companies can support their employees who are facing racial discrimination within the workplace.
Tifphani White-King
Tifphani White-King
US national tax practice leader, Mazars
Lunch and networking
12:35-13:35 PDT
Breakout sessions
13:35-14:10
PDT
Stream A: Being heard – developing your influencing skills
  • Techniques to ensure your voice is heard and respected
  • Conveying confidence in your daily role
  • Importance of active listening and critical thinking
Lisa Li
Lisa Li
Director of transfer pricing and speical projects, Ubers
Grace Chu
Grace Chu
Vice president tax and treasury, Dolby Laboratories
Stream B: Career progression – growth and advancement in the field of tax
  • Mentorship and the importance of good role models in upper management
  • Building an effective CV and LinkedIn profile
  • Recognising and capitalising on key opportunities
Coinbase
Savilla Kaltner
Director of tax reporting and compliance, Coinbase
Paypal
Marcela Lopez
Director - global transfer pricing and controversy, Paypal
Networking break
14:10-14:25 PDT
Managing the in-house tax department
14:25-15:10
PDT
  • How tax departments can partner with finance, HR and sales to have a voice
  • Increased collaboration between tax lawyers and tax accountants internally
  • Early engagement of disruptive tech of new business models
  • Scaling a tax department with a lean team
Sharell King,
Sharell King
Tax senior manager, Segment
Tesla
Li Zhang
Tax operations lead, Tesla
Gilead Sciences
Teri Weilenga
Vice president tax, Gilead Sciences
Autodesk
Kirsten Nordlof
Global head of tax & VP of finance services, Autodesk
The Knot Worldwide
Elena Madrigal
Global tax director, The Knot Worldwide
Closing comments
15.10 PDT
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Kirsten Nordlof

ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, the region's largest meeting of tax professionals is set to welcome a truly global audience.
200+ tax professionals
tax executive audience
build an international network of women in tax
"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.
Sandra Knaepen
OECD
OECD
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Larissa Neumann
Fenwick & West
Fenwick
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Julia Ushakova-Stein
Fenwick & West
Fenwick
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Anne Maher
Coca-Cola
Anne Maher
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Kirsten Nordlof
Autodesk
Kirsten Nordlof
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Sara Beugelmans
Brookfield Asset Management
Brookfield
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Terri Ziacki
Microsoft
Microsoft
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Jill-Marie Harding
Synopsis
Synopsis
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Anitha Chakravarthi
eBay
ebay
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Kristen Kane
Office of Tax Appeals
Kristen Kane
Learn more ›
Tifphni White-King
Mazars
Tifphani White-King
Learn more ›
Lisa Li
Ubers
Lisa Li
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Grace Chu
Dolby Laboratories
Grace Chu
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Savilla Kaltner
Coinbase
Coinbase
Learn more ›
Marcela Lopez
Paypal
Papal
Learn more ›
Sharell King
Segment
Sharell King
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Li Zhang
Tesla
Tesla
Learn more ›
Teri Weilenga
Giled Sciences
Gilead Sciences
Learn more ›
Elena Madrigal
The Knot Worldwide
The know worldwide
Learn more ›

Register your place today

Get access to the ITR Women in Tax - Americas 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 networking platform online

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

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

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Access to all sessions is $495
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • Tax consultancy and advisories

Gold sponsors

Baker McKenzie
Fenwick & West
Mazars

CONTACT US

Registration

Kevin Pragas
Email Kevin
Call: +44 (0)20 7779 8938

Programme

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

Sponsorship

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