The Panama Papers,
the effort to resolve
Tax Compliance & the need to create
Financial Registries & Transparency Tools

Conference 2016

  1. Overview
  2. Programme
  3. Gallery
  4. Delegates
  5. Exhibitors
  6. Exhibition Opportunities
DAY ONE (27 June 2016)
08:30 Registration
09:00 Introduction
09:15 An overview of what the Panama Papers is about and the immediate disturbing lessons as well as towards a global initiative to enforce a well-functioning tax system
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 Using tax amnesty data to have a sense of who evades taxes and resolving tax evasion problems
11:00 Reconsidering taxpayer confidentiality and what should be disclosed?
11:45 Understanding offshore tax havens and framework for managing the effectiveness of tax amnesty
12:30 Lunch
14:00 The Panama Papers and the reality of growing depressing tax revenues that could have been made available for infrastructure and economic growth
14:45 How big is the problem of offshore assets?
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 Discussion on the necessary steps toward transparency in order to stop tax evasion
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Day 1
DAY TWO (28 June 2016)
09:00 Introduction
09:15 Resolving tax compliance and setting a mechanism to uncover hiding vast sums of wealth from taxation
10:00 Morning Refreshments
10:15 The importance of inventing new modern transparency tools
11:00 Creating financial registries as a pre-requisite to mitigate tax evasion issues and creating a global financial audit
11:45 Reviewing the common reporting standards and information sharing programmes, the Automatic Exchange of Bank Information: is it enough to create laws to combat tax evasion?
12:30 Lunch
14:00 What that we do not know about tax havens, who really uses these and who really evades taxes
14:45 Understanding the prevalence of tax evasion that varies by income group and wealth group: key issues to take note
15:30 Afternoon Refreshments
15:45 The need for global efforts to tackle tax haven issue
16:30 Panel Discussion
17:00 End of Conference

The revelation from the Panama Papers, the shocking findings of tax avoidance and the urgent need for an effective efforts to resolve global tax compliance problems in order to account for the effect of money missing from the balance sheets and creating financial registries and modern transparency tools

As the Panama Papers story unfolds, the most important issue that everyone should understand is about tax havens and why the need to have a well-functioning tax system is critical in order to prevent the future attempt to hide vast sums of wealth from taxation. As such, delegates will have an opportunity to discuss the necessary steps toward transparency in order to stop tax evasion including the availability of new modern transparency tools as well as creating financial registries. In addition, discussion will also review the importance of Automatic Exchange of Bank Information that involves countries around 2017 and 2018, as an alternative platform and progressive effort to manage tax evasion issue, including taking a closer look at the need for fair tax systems, and most critically to review the need to invent new modern transparency tools as well as creating financial registries to manage the problem of tax evasion, in order to develop a well-functioning tax system.