TaxCOOP 2017
Preliminary program

facing the challenges of tax competition

Day 1
16 Oct 2017
9:00-9:30

Arrival of participants

Welcome and opening remarks

Michael Lennard
ALEPIN,Brigitte

THE IMPACTS OF TAX COMPETITION ON MNEs, SMEs AND INDIVIDUALS

This panel will provide an oversight of the impacts of tax competition and discuss developments with regard to the taxation of MNEs, SMEs and individuals, such as policies to attract...
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Gervais Rufyikiri
Xavier Oberson
Guy Mettan
Martin Hearson
Annette Alstadsaeter

TAX COOPERATION : EXPERIENCES AND CHALLENGES IN AFRICA

In collaboration with l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie This panel will feature an analysis of the impacts of tax competition on the economy and the development of african countries and...
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Ismaïla Diallo
Matthew Martin
Mamadou Makhtar Diagne
11:25-11:40

Break

DEBATE
TAX TRANSPARENCY : AN EFFECTIVE SOLUTION ?

The debate brings two tax heavyweights, to discuss tax transparency allowing each debater to address the expectations and benefits of tax transparency measures as well as the obstacles, costs or...
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Michael Lennard
Dominic Belley
Manuel Montes
OTIS, Louise
Jay K. Rosengard
13:00-14:15

LUNCH

Keynote speech

Darius Rochebin
Pascal Saint-Amans

HOW IMPORTANT IS TAX COMPETITION IN THE POLICYMAKING PROCESS?

Tax competition contributes to increased income inequalities and infrastructural deficits. During this session, panelists will offer their insight on how tax competition is or should be dealt with in the...
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Aart Roelofsen
Stephanie Smith
Darius Rochebin

WHAT ABOUT GREAT ENTREPRENEURS? WHAT DO THEY THINK ABOUT TAXES?

Why pay taxes? What do they consider fair?
Anjana Haines
Erick Rajaonary
Nick Hanauer (video)
15:35-16:00

BREAK

LET’S START PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

This panel will address possible solutions, tools or alternative taxes that can help support tax systems’ effectiveness within the context of tax competition and their possible implementation at the global...
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Edwin Visser
Alexandra Readhead
Paul Morton
Stéphane Pallage
Mohamed Djouldem
LATULIPPE, Lyne

Closing remarks

Manuel Montes
OTIS, Louise
18:20-19:15

Networking cocktail