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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?

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria
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

Array Pravin GORDHAN

Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Finance, Pretoria

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

Dr. LL.M Bernhard GRÖHS

Managing Partner, Deloitte Österreich, Vienna

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

Array Gerhard HÜTZ

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

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

Mag. Heinz ZOUREK

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

Director, Economic Policy Department, Confederation of Austrian Trade Unions, Vienna Member of the College, EFTA Surveillance Authority Deputy Director General, Directorate General for the Internal Market, European Commission, Brussels Deputy Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels Director-General, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels 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
1993-1995
1995-2001
2001-2005
2005-2012
2012-2016

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

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

Financial Market Symposium

show timetable

31.08.2017

12:00 - 12:20OpeningPlenary
12:20 - 13:30The “new normal”: deregulation?Plenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the artist: Christin LahrPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Kristalina GeorgievaPlenary
13:30 - 14:00Meet the speaker: Pravin GordhanPlenary
14:00 - 15:30The Alpbach Debate: the future of the EuroPlenary
16:00 - 17:30Banking without bankers?Plenary
19:30 - 20:30Special Lecture: Evgeny MorozovPlenary

01.09.2017

06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 01: Distributed ledger technologies – a “silver bullet” for compliance and regulation?Breakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 02: Low interest and growth rates revisited: learning from JapanBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 03: New business models for banksBreakout
06:30 - 08:00Breakfast Club 04: Tax havens: the beginning of a new era?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 05: Conflict or cooperation through Brexit?Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 06: Artificial intelligence for compliance and regulationBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 07: The future of saving(s)Breakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club 08: The regulator’s challenge to get hold of FinTechs and InsureTechsBreakout
08:30 - 10:00Breakfast Club Special: Scaling up social impact investment to the next level – emerging opportunities in EuropeBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Maximilian TayenthalBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Ruben VardanyanBreakout
13:00 - 15:00Alpbach Hike: hiking with pioneers – Rupert StrachwitzBreakout
19:00 - 21:00ReceptionSocial