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Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?

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Hotel Alpbacherhof
Breakout / Breakfast Club
english language

Starting with the Panama Papers, countless leaks have put the spotlight on the role of offshore financial centres in the international financial system. What do tax havens mean in today’s financial environment, where offshore and onshore financial centres are competing for business? What impact does offshore non-compliance have on different actors?

Speakers

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria Introduction
Managing Partner, Deloitte Österreich, Vienna
Director General and Group Chief Compliance Officer, EIB - European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris Chair

Pravin GORDHAN

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria

1973 B.Sc. Pharmacy, University of Durban-Westville
1974-1981 Pharmacist, King Edward VII Hospital, Durban
1977-1990 Member, African National Congress
1990-1994 Chairperson, Convention for a Democratic South Africa
1991-1994 Co-chairperson, Transitional Executive Council, Pretoria
1994-1998 Member, African National Congress, Parliament of South Africa, Pretoria
1995-1997 Council Member, University Council, University of Durban-Westville
1998-1999 Deputy Commissioner, South African Revenue Services, Pretoria
1999-2009 Commissioner, South African Revenue Services, Pretoria
2000-2006 Chairperson, World Customs Organisation
2007 Doctorate, Commerce honoris, University of South Africa and Doctorate, Law honoris causa, University of Cape Town
2009-2014 Minister, South African Ministry of Finance, Pretoria
2014-2015 Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Pretoria
2015-2017 Minister, South African Ministry of Finance, Parliament of South Africa, Pretoria
since 1994 Minister of Parliament, African National Congress, National Assembly
since 1996 Chairperson, Constitutional Committee, Parliament of South Africa
since 2008 Chairperson, Forum on Tax Administration

Dr. LL.M Bernhard GRÖHS

Managing Partner, Deloitte Österreich, Vienna

 Degrees in Law and Business Administration, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), University of Vienna and University of California, Berkeley
1983-1985 University Assistant, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
1985-1993 Tax consultant, later authorised signatory and tax advisor
since 1993 Partner, Deloitte Austria, Vienna
since 2000 Managing Partner, Deloitte Austria, Vienna

Gerhard HÜTZ

Director General and Group Chief Compliance Officer, EIB - European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

1978-1980 Bank apprenticeship, Deutsche Bank AG
1988 1st and 2nd law degrees, Universities Münster and Bochum, OLG Hamm
1988-1990 Assistant Professor, Fernuniversität Hagen
1990 PhD, Faculty of Law, Fernuniversität Hagen
1990-1992 In-house lawyer, Deutsche Bank AG
1992-1999 Counsel in Legal Department-Operations, EIB - European Investment Bank
1999-2005 Head of Division, Legal Department-Operations, EIB - European Investment Bank
2005-2009 Director, Legal Department-Operations, EIB - European Investment Bank
2009-2012 Deputy General Counsel and Head of Department, Legal Directorate, EIB - European Investment Bank
since 2012 Director General and EIB Group Chief Compliance Officer, EIB - European Investment Bank

Mag. Heinz ZOUREK

Former Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels

 Studied Economics, University of Vienna
 Started his professional life in the Chamber of Labour in Vienna, where he became Director of the department for External Trade and European Integration
1990-1993 Director, Economic Policy Department, Confederation of Austrian Trade Unions, Vienna
1993-1995 Member of the College, EFTA Surveillance Authority
1995-2001 Deputy Director General, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels
2001-2005 Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2005-2012 Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels
2012-2016 Director-General, DG TAXUD - Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission, Brussels
since 2016 Retired, Special Advisor for Commissioner Moscovici

Dr. Jeffrey P. OWENS

Director, Global Tax Policy Center, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna; former Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris

1962-1966 Intermediate Examinations of the Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom
1966-1969 Honours Degree in Economics and Law, University of Wales
1969-1973 Ph.D, Department of Economics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
1973-1980 Economist, Tax Division, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris
1980-1990 Senior Economist, Fiscal Affairs, OECD, Paris
1984-1990 Senior Lecturer, American University in Paris
1991-2001 Head of the Fiscal Division, OECD, Paris
1991-2011 Guest Lecturer at the International Development Programme, Harvard Law School, Boston
2001-2012 Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD, Paris
since 2012 Director WU Global Tax Policy Center and Professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law
since 2012 Senior Policy Advisor to the Global Vice President Tax, Ernst & Young
since 2013 Advisor to the European Tax Commissioner
since 2014 Panel Chairperson of the Technical Advisory Panel of the Singapore Managament University
since 2015 Senior Advisor UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable

31.08.2017

14:00 - 14:20OpeningPlenary
14:20 - 15:30The "new normal": deregulation?Plenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
15:30 - 16:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
16:00 - 17:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
21:30 - 22:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary

01.09.2017

08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies - a "silver bullet" for compliance and regulation?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator's challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
10:30 - 12:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level - emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
15:00 - 17:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers - Ruben VardanyanBreakout
21:00 - 23:00ReceptionSocial