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ITSG Conferences



Every year ITSG holds two conferences: a European conference and the worldwide annual conference.

Above is the group photograph from the 2016 world-wide conference held in Munich.

Below is the conference programme.

The conference is open only to ITSG members and a limited number of invited guests.

Here is a summary of the program for the latest conference that took place in .

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP DAY
09:00 - 10:30 Transfer Pricing
BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 International Entertainers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (For those attending morning or afternoon sessions)
Afternoon INTRODUCTION TO CHINA, TAX AND BUSINESS ISSUES
13:00 – 15:00 Overview of personal and corporate tax system; Forms of business organization; International tax issues
15:00 - 15:30 BREAK
15:30 – 16:15 Exchange controls; China VAT; Non-resident ownership; Tax disputes and Transfer Pricing
16:15 – 17:00 Special Address
Who has the right to practice tax in China
17:00 – 18:30 Steering Committee Meeting
19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION AND DINNER
Thursday, October 25, 2018
08:45 Conference Commences
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
09:00 – 10:00 Host Country, China
Tax reform priorities in China.
10:00 – 10:30 High Profile Families
Special issues in advising famous people or political figures.
12:00 – 13:00 Anti-Abuse Rules: Part I
A look at anti-abuse rules in various forms and places, such as the E.U, the U.S., and China.
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH
14:10 – 14:40 Anti-Abuse Rules: Part II
A look at anti-abuse rules in various forms and places, such as the E.U, the U.S., and China.
14:40 – 15:30 Unusual Entities
Isle of Man hybrid company, protected cell company, purpose trusts.
15:30 – 15:50 BREAK
15:50 – 16:30 CRS in China
China's recent practices; challenges and solutions.
16:30 – 17:00 Open Session
A chance for any delegate to raise a question or speak on a matter.
17:00 Group Photo
Buses depart
18:00 – 18:30
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
For the early buses there is a short temple visit and walking tour. Dress code is smart casual.
Friday, October 26, 2018
08:45 – 10:00 European Tax Update
The always popular update on European tax developments.
10:00 – 10:30 India's Big VAT Experiment, success or failure
A look at India's way to control VAT refunds. Could this be done in other countries?
10:30 – 11:00 BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 Asian Focus
Tax systems in certain countries in Asia region (such as Korea, Japan, Philippines).
12:00 – 12:30 Taking China Companies Public
12:30 – 13:40 LUNCH
13:40 – 14:40 U.S. Tax Update
What you need to know about U.S. tax reform.
14:40 – 15:10 Agile Service – Tax Outsourcing
15:10 – 15:50 The Great Debate
Continuing the traditional ending to the conference. The Right to Privacy v. Need to Know in the context of big data and data security.
15:50 – 16:00 Closing Remarks / Conference Adjourns
17:00 nformal Dinner and Walking Tour
(Dinner at 19:30)
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