The digital transformation of our economies, the US corporate tax reform and the post-Brexit UK tax competition are becoming major issues of competitiveness for Europe and its enterprises.

On April 25th, Institut Friedland will organise in Brussels, in partnership with Confrontations Europe, an event bringing together decision makers, business leaders, policy makers, regulators and experts to debate the future of European taxation in a global context.


The debates will be moderated by Institut Friedland and Confrontations Europe

9.00: Registration and coffee

9.30: Welcome address / Introductory remarks
Hervé Jouanjean, Vice President of Confrontations Europe, former Director General, DG Budget, European Commission

9.45 – 11.00: Viewpoints: Corporate taxation in a changing international context
How will the European Union respond to the US tax reform and the OECD’s anti-BEPS project? Is the CCCTB the effective answer? What are the consequences of the US tax reform for European groups and subsidiaries? What are the prospects opened by CCCTB for businesses? How will tax competition develop between Member States and with third countries?

David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
Gaëtan Nicodème, Head of the Economic Analysis Unit, DG Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission
Moderator: Thierry Philipponnat, Director of Institut Friedland

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30-12.45: Round Table 1: Pros and cons of CCCTB for enterprises and implementation
What are the advantages and limitations of such a project? What will implementing CCCTB mean for enterprises? What new challenges will companies be confronted with? Risk and opportunity analysis of the CCCTB.

Alfred de Lassence, V.P. Tax, Air Liquide
Sune Hein Bertelsen, Leading Senior Tax Policy Adviser, Confederation of Danish Industry
Patrick de Cambourg, Chairman, Autorité des Normes Comptables (ANC)
Delphine Siquier-Delot, Senior Tax Analyst, Institut Friedland
Moderator: Anne Macey, Chief Executive of Confrontations Europe

12.45 – 13.45: Buffet lunch
13.45 – 14.00: Keynote speech: Didier Kling, Chairman of the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry

14.00 – 15.15: Round Table 2: Taxation of the digital economy in the context of CCCTB
What solutions to adapt our taxation systems to the digital economy? Can CCCTB be part of the solution? Is the concept of significant digital presence the way forward?

Paul Tang, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of the CCTB directive
Stéphane Pallez, CEO, La Française des Jeux
Eelco van der Enden, Chair of Tax Policy Group, Accountancy Europe
Valentina Ion, Director Government Industry, Microsoft Europe Middle East and Africa
Moderator: Edouard Simon, Head of Confrontations Europe Brussels Office

15.15 – 16.30: Round Table 3: Dynamics of adopting CCCTB
Will CCCTB be adopted by the European Union? Are we heading towards an unregulated tax competition between Member States? Will tax harmonisation within the EU be driven by CCCTB? Will the Franco-German bilateral cooperation project be a game changer?

Alain Lamassoure, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of the CCCTB directive
Grégory Abate, Deputy Director, Tax policy department, Public finances general directorate
Wendelin Staats, Head of Division, German Federal Ministry of Finance, International Business Taxation
Moderator: Anne Macey, Chief Executive of Confrontations Europe

16.30 – 17.00: Keynote speech: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs

17.00 – 17.10: Closing remarks

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