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Indirect Tax Forum 2019


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08.30 Registration and refreshments

09:00 Welcome address
Joe Stanley-Smith
, editor, International Tax Review

09:10 Opening Address
Aldo Bisioli , tax partner, Studio Biscozzi Nobili, WTS Global

09:15 Keynote Presentation: Trends and developments in the VAT world
Jürgen Scholz
, global head of Indirect Tax, WTS Global

10.00: Presentation and discussion: Technology, data and VAT
This session will feature a mini presentation followed by a discussion

  • Experiences of artificial intelligence in VAT including the use of robotics and predictive analysis
  • How (big) data management in VAT is evolving
  • The VAT challenges arising from digitalisation

Moderator: Stephanie Kenfenheuer, senior manager vat technology processes controls, WTS Germany

Vanessa Just
, managing director, WTS AI
Kim Hau , senior proposition manager, Thomson Reuters
Aicha Nianzou
, global indirect tax director, Wabco

10.45 Post-panel group discussions
Delegates will take part in an informal group discussion with their peers to further discuss the issues raised during the panel.

11.00 Coffee break and networking

11.30 The practicalities of dealing with e-invoicing
This session will feature a mini presentation followed by a discussion

  • Live invoice reporting in Spain, Hungary and Italy
  • The next generation of electronic invoicing - an overview of the demands and requirements
  • Practical impacts of split payment procedures and further “innovations”

Kid Misso
, senior director, solutions consultant, EMEA, Avalara

Kid Misso , senior director, solutions consultant, EMEA, Avalara
Chiara Mejnardi , managing associate, WTS R&A Studio Tributario Associato , WTS Global
Francesca Farina , indirect tax specialist, Ariston Thermo Group

12.30 Lunch and networking

13.30 Global VAT management

  • Current updates on the EU Action plan
  • Skandia impacts and the EU decision on branches and headquarters
  • Managing the latest ECJ decisions
  • How non-EU changes in the legislation impact EU businesses
Moderator: Joseph Stanley-Smith , Editor, International Tax Review

Matthias Feldt
, head of vat, Vonovia SE
Greg Lockhart , head of indirect tax consultancy services, Matheson
Conceição Gamito , senior advisor, head of indirect tax (vat, customs and excise duties), Vieira de Almeida & Associados, WTS Global

14.30 The taxation of the digital economy

  • The digital service tax - navigating the unilateral proposals
  • The EU proposal for a Council Directive
  • The liability of online platforms
  • The taxation of cross border services
  • Wayfair electronics –how non-US companies are navigating the implications and impacts to fixed establishments in the EU

Moderator: Johan Visser , legal director at the indirect tax group, Atlas Tax lawyer, WTS Global

Aldo Bisioli
, tax partner, Studio Biscozzi Nobili, WTS Global
Aaron Meneghin
, head of group tax, Valentino
Bernardo Almeida , group head of indirect tax, Farfetch

15.30 Afternoon coffee break

15.50 Keynote presentation and discussion: VAT and customs duty post Brexit - Preparing for the unknown (including case study)

  • VAT and customs implications of a no-deal Brexit
  • Brexit and implications on VAT compliance
  • Preparing your company for a hard Brexit

Moderator: Kay Masorsky , head of customs, WTS Germany, WTS Global
Gooike van Slooten
, indirect tax lawyer , Atlas Fiscalisten N.V.
Jurgen Gevers
, counsel, Tiberghien, WTS Global

16:35 Closing remarks
Joe Stanley-Smith
, editor, International Tax Review

16:40 Drinks reception and networking


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