SMU-IFA David R Tillinghast Global Taxation Conference 2022

Date & Time: February 17-18, 2022, 07:00 AM – 05:00 PM (Singapore Time)


SMU-IFA Tillinghast Global Taxation Conference 2022

The SMU Law School Centre for AI and Data Governance and IFA are proud to present the SMU-IFA David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Webinar on February 17-18, 2022. This follows the success of the inaugural global Digital Economy Symposium in Singapore in 2016 and subsequent international taxation conferences which brought together leading regional and international tax, business industry leaders and tax administrators in a top-level forum to discuss cutting edge issues on international taxation.

AMRO is one of the supporting institutions for this year’s webinar, which will focus on the impact to Asia of the OECD-G20 global consensus (BEPS 2.0) and the rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), with international experts providing a comparative angle, the OECD updating on the latest initiatives and Asian leaders giving insights on unique Asia-Pacific perspectives.

AMRO Group Head and Lead Economist Dr. Seung Hyun (Luke) Hong will be participating as a speaker and will deliver a presentation on the use of tax incentives in ASEAN to promote growth on Day 2 of the program, February 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Singapore time) in the session ‘Tax Policy as a Means to Achieve Fiscal, Climate Sustainability and economic growth enroute to COVID recovery’.

Please join through the registration page.

DAY 1 PROGRAM – February 17, 2022

07:00 Conference Opening and Introduction of Program
07:10 Opening Address by Singapore VIP
07:25 Opening Address by OECD VIP
07:45 Taxation at the Cutting Edge – Twin Impact of BEPS and ESG
08:45 Converge or Decouple? Navigating Biden (reforms) and BEPS in Asia
10:00 Interval
14:00 Official Conference Address by Guest of Honour
14:30 The International Tax System after the Global Tax Agreement: An Assessment
15:00 Multilateralism in Asia: Rolling out BEPS and level playing field across Asia
17:00 End of Day 1

DAY 2 PROGRAM – February 18, 2022

07:00 Opening by IFA International/Singapore presidents
08:05 Inaugural Asia Lecture in commemoration of David R Tillinghast
08:15 Dispute Prevention and Resolution in Asia in a Digital Age – Possible Special Panel of Tax Judges, Arbitrators from the Association of International Tax Judges and Arbitration chambers – Forum and Alternative Dispute Resolution
09:00 Digital Taxation No Longer in the Cloud – Dealing with the New Reality post BEPS 2.0
10:00 Interval
14:00 Tax Policy as a Means to Achieve Fiscal, Climate Sustainability and economic growth enroute to COVID recovery
15:15 Keynote on Aligning Tax Policy with ESG/Climate Goals
15:30 Taxation at the Cutting Edge- Aligning Tax to ESG in Asia
16:55 Special Closing Remarks on upcoming initiatives of the OECD

Speakers include:

  • Dr Seung Hyun (Luke) Hong, Group Head and Lead Economist, AMRO
  • Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration
  • Prof Dr. Robert Danon, Chairman, IFA Permanent Scientific Committee
  • Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens, Director, WU Global Tax Policy Center (WU GTPC)
  • Cara Griffith, President & CEO, Former Writer/Editor in Chief/VP Editorial
  • Prof H. David Rosenbloom, James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation and Director of International Tax Program, New York University School of Law
  • Prof Zhu Yan Sheng, Vice Dean, Associate Director, Centre for International Tax Law & Comparative Taxation
  • Mukesh Butani, Founder & Managing Partner, BMR Legal Advocates
  • Georg Kofler, Chair for Fiscal Law, Tax Law and Tax Policy, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria
  • Tatiana Falcao, Leading Coalition of Finance Minsters, World Bank
  • Masako Hikota, Regional Tax Advisor, Kyndryl