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Women in Tax Forum - Europe 2020

September 17-18, virtual event

Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Avalara
Travers Smith
Caplin & Drysdale
Loyens Loeff
Cuatrecasas

The Women in Tax Forum - Europe is going virtual

The ITR Women in Tax Forum - Europe will be taking place virtually over two days on September 17-18. 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 over two days 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 over two days. Click through the dates below to plan your schedule.

September 17

September 18

Thursday, September 17

Opening comments
9:30-9:40 BST
Taking stock of the current tax landscape
9:40-10:30
BST
  • Hear from Heads of Tax on their key concerns for the year to come
  • Short-term and long-term impacts of Covid-19
Speakers
Janine Juggins, EVP global tax and treasury, Unilever
Karine Halimi Guez, managing director tax, FedEx
Networking break
10:30-11:00 BST
DAC6: Preparing for a new level of transparency
11:00-12:00
BST
  • Practical implications of the new EU mandatory disclosure rules
  • Working with your in-house team and advisers to prepare
  • Navigating different variations across jurisdictions
  • Impact of Brexit
Speakers
Margriet Lukkien, partner, Loyens & Loeff (moderator)
Patrycja Brzostowska, lead international tax and transfer pricing, Zalando
Sylvia Schmatz, head of tax, Prinzhorn Group
Lunch and networking
12:00-13:15 BST
Opportunities and applications of tax technology
13:15-14:15
BST
  • Making Tax Digital – will we have real-time transaction reporting?
  • Building your RPA strategy
  • How are emerging technologies being applied to different tax purposes?
  • What will the tax team of the future look like?
Speakers
Patricia Oakley, senior director VAT compliance, Avalara (moderator)
Catherine O’Hare, head of tax, Grosvenor
Global transfer pricing developments
14:20-15:10
BST
  • Will the OECD’s Pillar 1 proposal take us away from the arm’s-length principle? If so, to what?
  • TP documentation and CbCR: recent experiences
  • Key initiatives on dispute prevention
  • Latest OECD guidance on financial transactions
Speakers
Elizabeth Stevens, partner, Caplin & Drysdale (moderator)
Catherine Harlow, head of transfer pricing, AstraZeneca
Closing comments and close of day one
15.10 BST
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September 17

September 18

Friday, September 18

Opening comments
9.30-9.40 BST
Tackling structural racism within the tax sector
9.40-10.30
BST
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 Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME). Even at the associate level, BAME individuals accounted for less than a quarter of employees. This session will look at what steps are needed to tackle structural racism in the tax sector and how companies can support their employees who are facing racial discrimination within the workplace.
Networking break
10.30-11.00 BST
Breakout sessions
11:00-11:45
BST
Stream A: Managing the in-house tax department
  • Keeping up to date and handling increased workloads with limited resources
  • Managing remote employees
  • Collaborating with HR on recruiting, on-boarding and retaining talent
Speaker
Sarah Ng, regional tax director, AbbVie
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
Speakers
Sangini Sewmangal, global head of tax, Centrient Pharmaceuticals
Lesley Flowerdew, senior director, EMEA tax governance, Astellas Pharma
Closing comments and close of conference
11:45 BST
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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.

Register your place today

Get access to the ITR Women in Tax - Europe 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

Avalara
Travers Smith

Silver sponsors

Caplin & Drysdale
Loyens Loeff
Cuatrecasas

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