Tax Day 2017: Embracing change!

30 May 2017, 10:30 Rue du Trône 1, Brussels, Belgium View on Google Maps

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Accountancy Europe’s Tax Day 2017 will discuss international tax cooperation and global efforts to combat tax avoidance and evasion with particular focus on:

  • technology and increasingly digitalised economies
  • political developments in the EU and beyond, including anticipated US tax reforms

Where: ING Auditorium, 1 Rue de Trône, Brussels


  • Moderated by James Crisp, Freelance journalist
  • Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Taxation, European Commission
  • Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
  • Valère Moutarlier, Director for Direct taxation, DG TAXUD, European Commission
  • Jeppe Kofod, MEP, S&D/Denmark, European Parliament
  • Kaja Kallas, MEP, ALDE/Estonia, European Parliament
  • John Connors, Head of Taxation, Vodafone
  • Prof. Marie Lamensch, Research Professor in Tax Law, Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Rivo Reitmann, Deputy Director-General, EMTA, tax administration of Estonia
  • Martin Villig, Co-Founder, Taxify
  • Howard Liebman, Senior Partner, Jones Day and President, American Chamber of Commerce Belgium
  • Mark Peterson, Executive Vice-President for Advocacy, AICPA
  • Femke Groothuis, President & Wavemaker, Ex’Tax Project
  • Harold Hancock, Senior Advisor, McGuireWoods
  • Eelco Van Der Enden, Chair of Accountancy Europe’s Tax Policy Group
  • More to be confirmed…

***Accountancy Europe’s events are free of charge***


  • Registration and welcome coffee

    Event moderated by James Crisp, freelance journalist

  • Welcome

    Edelfried Schneider, Accountancy Europe, President

  • Opening address

  • Leaks: what is the new normal?

  • Business case study: tax policy in the 21st Century

  • Tax tapas: technology for the benefit of tax systems

  • Lunch

  • Tax tapas: how to tax the future?

  • Coffee break

  • Keynote speech and Q&A

    Pierre Moscovici, European Commission, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

  • The elephant in the room: tax reform in the US

  • Fireside chat: embracing change

  • Closing Remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • Networking cocktail

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