Washington, D.C., May 10, 2016 – After three years of negotiations, the OECD/G20 project on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) designed to address corporate tax avoidance concluded last year with governments developing a framework for modernizing international tax rules. As the focus of this work shifts to implementation, in which the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will invite all interested jurisdictions to become part of a dialogue that will directly shape monitoring processes on BEPS issues, government officials, company executives and tax practitioners will gather June 6-7 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the challenges of BEPS implementation and the future of global tax policy.
The 2016 OECD International Tax Conference, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, will provide a unique opportunity for business experts to interact directly with key leadership from the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy and Administration (CTFA), as well as senior tax officials from the United States and other OECD countries.
The event is the eleventh in a series of sold-out annual gatherings convened by the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), in cooperation with the OECD and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, which officially represents private-sector views in the Paris-based body. Details on the event are available at www.uscibtax.org.
“As we move into the new territory of BEPS implementation, it is important how the BEPS reports are translated into national law. Global companies should be following these changes as carefully as they followed the development of the BEPS reports,” said USCIB Vice President and International Tax Counsel Carol Doran Klein. “Our conference is more valuable than ever as a resource to learn about and discuss a wide range of international taxation issues, and the OECD is of course a critical resource in this area.”
Keynote remarks at this year’s conference will be delivered by U.S. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. Other speakers will include:
- Pascal Saint-Amans – Director of the Center for Tax Policy & Administration, OECD
- Robert B. Stack – Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs, U.S. Treasury
- Mike Williams – Director, Business and International Tax, HM Treasury, UK
- Martin Kreienbaum, Director General, International Taxation, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
- Grace Perez-Navarro – Deputy Director of the CTPA, OECD
- Achim Pross – Head of International Cooperation and Tax Administration, OECD
- Jacques Sasseville – Head of Tax Treaty Unit, OECD
- Andrew Hickman – Head of Transfer Pricing Unit, OECD
- Jesse Eggert – Senior Advisor, BEPS Project, OECD
- Will Morris – Chairman, BIAC Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Affairs; Director, Global Tax Policy, GE International Inc. (United Kingdom)
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, including BIAC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More information is available at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, VP communications, USCIB
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