INTERNATIONAL TAXATION CONFERENCE – 2019

A JOINT CONFERENCE BETWEEN
FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXATION (FIT) MUMBAI AND
INTERNATIONAL BUREAU OF FISCAL DOCUMENTATION (IBFD) AMSTERDAM AND
IN COOPERATION WITH THE ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, PARIS

DECEMBER 5-7, 2019, ITC MARATHA HOTEL, MUMBAI
Former Honorary President: Professor Klaus Vogel
Conference Directors: Professor Roy Rohatgi (FIT) & Belema Obuoforibo (IBFD)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Mukesh Butani (India)
Robert Danon (Switzerland)
Nishith Desai (India)
Gautam Doshi (India)
Hitesh D Gajaria (India)
Sorrel Hidding (IBFD)
Shanker Iyer (Singapore)
Dinesh Kanabar (India)
Milind Kothari (India)
Sunil Moti Lala (India)
T P Ostwal (India)
Jeffrey Owens (Vienna)
Sol Picciotto (UK)
Pasquale Pistone (IBFD)
Jairaj Purandare (India)
Rajesh Ramloll (Mauritius)
Pascal Saint-Amans (OECD)
Kiran Umrootkar (India)
Victor van Kommer (IBFD)
Girish Vanvari (India)
Uday Ved (India)

 

OUR SESSION CHAIRMAN
Porus Kaka, Senior Advocate, India; Belema Obuoforibo, IBFD, The Netherlands; Sol Picciotto, Lancaster University, United Kingdom; Dinesh Kanabar, Dhruva Advisors LLP, India; Nishith Desai, Nishith Desai Associates, India; Mukesh Butani, Trustee, FIT, India; Vijay Mathur, PwC, India; Clive Baxter, A P Moller -Maersk A/S, Denmark; Ola Ostazewska, IBFD, The Netherlands; T P Ostwal, T P Ostwal & Associates LLP, India; Rachel Saw, IBFD, Malaysia

 

GLOBAL TAX REFORM: AN AMBITIOUS DREAM
“PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF GLOBALTAXING RIGHTS OVER DIGITAL INCOME UNDER BEPS ACTION ONE (2019)”
KEYNOTE SPEAKER — PASCAL SAINT AMANS, OECD, PARIS

 

Our 24th Annual Conference in 2019 is making a major shift in our focus from Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to a wider topic dealing with Use of Computers and Digitalisation of the Global Economy. The theme for 2019 conference is “GLOBAL TAX REFORM: AN AMBITIOUS DREAM?” Our keynote topic remains NEW TAXING RIGHTS : PILLAR I – NEW NEXUS AND NEW ALLOCATION OF TAXING RIGHTS.

As in previous year, our first speaker is Murray Clayson, the Current Worldwide President of the International Fiscal Association, with Porus Kaka, our Past President, as the Session Chairman. Our Keynote Speaker in this session is Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy, based in Paris. He heads the BEPS Project and reports regularly to a Committee of G20 Finance Ministers on its progress. He plans to submit the latest draft proposals on Taxation of Digital Economy to G20 Committee for their comments in November this year. Our December Conference is perfectly timed for the announcement of their recommendation on the subject in early December. We plan to invite several global experts from around the world as speakers to support him.

Our other eminent speakers this year on Digital Taxation include Robert Danon, Professor at Lausanne University in Switzerland – Mike Williams from the UK Treasury in the United Kingdom – Sol Picciotto, Emeritus Professor from Lancaster University, United Kingdom – Jeffrey Owens, Professor &Director, Global Tax Policy Center at Vienna University – Akhilesh Ranjan, Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes, India.

As last year, the conference will be held jointly with IBFD, Amsterdam, and in co-operation with OECD, Paris. IBFD is the sister organization of International Fiscal Association. It was set up as its publications, research and training arm in 1938. It is the largest institution of its kind in this field.

Foundation for International Taxation is also a charity and today runs one of the leading conferences annually on international taxation in India