for the International Tax Dialogue (ITD) Global Conference on
‘Financial Institutions and Instruments – Tax Challenges and Solutions’,
Beijing, China, 26-28 October 2009.
Hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, the conference will provide an opportunity to share experience and learn lessons on a host of issues of tax policy and administration that can powerfully affect the functioning of financial markets—with implications for both economic development and macroeconomic and financial stability that recent events have highlighted.
Join senior policy makers and administrators and their colleagues from over 100 countries for in-depth exploration and open-minded debate of financial sector taxation, to share their country’s assessment of recent developments and help generate forward looking solutions for how tax can best support a healthy financial environment. Up to four participants from each country are welcome.
Following an overview of changes to the financial landscape following the crisis, topics covered will include: special challenges in the taxation of banks, insurance companies, and collective investment vehicles; the taxation of innovative financial instruments and Islamic finance; and issues in the tax treatment of private equity and hedge funds. Administrative issues will also feature prominently, including: dealing with aggressive tax planning, managing risk, ensuring compliance, international co-operation and building relationships with industry.
The conference will be opened by a Chinese Higher Level Leader of the State Council, the Minister of Finance and, on behalf of the ITD, the OECD Secretary-General. The First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF and the President of the Asian Development Bank will also address the conference. Speakers will include Ministers of Finance, Tax Commissioners, prominent academics and leading industry experts.
The ITD is a joint initiative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), European Commission (EC), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Kingdom Department for International Development (UK-DFID) and World Bank Group.
The ITD and the Ministry of Finance are also pleased to have active support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Programme and registration
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