digital conference

"Future in Tax and Economy"
2nd conference day

Future in Tax and Economy

Friday, 27 November 2020 (2nd day)

With "Future in Tax and Economy" , the European Tax & Legal Forum pursues the topic of taxation from an economic perspective with an international focus. The conference combines interdisciplinary dependencies of the economy and global technical developments with tax law. You will gain an insight into current tax law topics from international and foreign tax law as well as the areas of digitalisation, tax compliance and tax technology. Benefit from interdisciplinary and top-class discussion panels with academics, representatives from business, the tax authorities and the consulting community.

09:00 - 09:10

Opening

Oliver Holzinger of Tax & Legal Excellence Network

RA/StB Oliver Holzinger

CEO/Founder, Tax & Legal Excellence

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Germany's prospects as investment and Tax location

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld

Director Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg i.Br.

09:40 - 10:00

Impulse Talk

Digital innovations + Challenges for industry and tax departments

Prof. Dr. Key Pousttchi

Prof. Dr. Key Pousttchi

Director Institute for Information Systems and Digital Society, Potsdam

Varinia Bernau

Varinia Bernau

Head of Innovation & Digital and success at Wirtschaftswoche

10:00 - 11:00

panel discussion

Tax + Digitization

Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Institute for International Tax Law, WU Vienna and Head of Lounge Düsseldorf by Tax & Legal Excellence

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lars P. Feld

Director Walter Eucken Institute, Freiburg i.Br.

Prof. Dr. Heribert M. Anzinger

Prof. Dr. Heribert M. Anzinger

Institute for Accounting and Auditing, University of Ulm

Carmen Bachmann

Prof. Dr. Carmen Bachmann

Corporate accounting, Financing and Taxation, University of Leipzig

Dr. Rolf Möhlenbrock

Dr. Rolf Möhlenbrock

Head of tax department at the BMF, Berlin

Dr. Monika Wünnemann

Dr. Monika Wünnemann

Head of Tax Department and financial policy at the BDI, Berlin

Bettina Rodenberg

Bettina Rodenberg

corporate vice president Tax & Trade, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Olive walnut

Olive walnut

Global Head of Tax, BASF AG

11:00 - 11:10
Networking Break

11:10 - 11:35

Impulse Talk

Risks and political challenges existing trade conflict

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich

Prof. Dr. Stefan Fröhlich

Institute for Political Science, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

11:35 - 12:00

Keynote

Tax policy aspects of the trade war

Robert B. Koopman

Robert B. Koopman

Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division at the WTO

Moritz Koch

Moritz Koch

Senior correspondent in the political department of the Handelsblatt, Berlin

12:00 - 13:00

panel discussion

International tax law

Gerald Schachner

Moderation: Gerald Schachner

Partner bpv hills, Head of Lounge Vienna at Tax & Legal Excellence

Prof. DDr. Gunter Mayr

Prof. DDr. Gunter Mayr

Head of Taxes BMF, Vienna

Prof. DDr. Georg Kofler, LL.M.

Prof. DDr. Georg Kofler, LL.M,

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna

Prof. Dr. Joachim English

Prof. Dr. Joachim English

Director of the Institute for Tax Law at the WWU Münster

Dr. Achim Pross

Dr. Achim Pross

Head of Division International Cooperation, OECD

Felix Hierstetter

Felix Hierstetter

International Tax Director, General Electric

Christina Reichart

Christina Reichart

Vice President Tax Group, OMV AG

Ulrike Schramm

Dr. Ulrike Schramm

Global Head of Tax, Continental AG

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Break

Varinia Bernau

Variana Bernau

A word! Small Talk with Variana Bernau on the topic "Digital work in times of Corona"

14:00 – 14:30

Keynote

Overall economy and development of prosperity of the Switzerland under the sign the world economic crisis

Prof. Dr. Reiner Eichenberger

Prof. Dr. Reiner Eichenberger

Research Director of CREMA, University of Freiburg

14:30 – 14:50

Impulse Talk

International challenges for Switzerland

Stefan Flueckiger

Stefan Flückiger

Deputy State Secretary for International Questions from the Swiss Confederation SIF

Dr. Christoph Eisenring

Dr. Christoph Eisenring

Business editorial office of NZZ, Zurich

14:50 – 15:50

panel discussion

Economic and tax development | Safe haven Switzerland

Richard J. Wuermli

Moderation: Richard J. Wuermli

Managing Partner, Tax Expert International AG, Head of Lounge Zurich at Tax & Legal Excellence

Prof. Dr. Reiner Eichenberger

Prof. Dr. Reiner Eichenberger

Research Director of CREMA, University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bohrer

Prof. Dr. Andreas Bohrer

general counsel and Company Secretary of The Lonza Group

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaltegger

Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaltegger

Professor of Political Economy, University of Lucerne

Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg

Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg

Chair of Public Finance, University of St. Gallen

Ramona Giesen

Romana Giesen

Group Head Tax, Swisscom AG

Dr. Alexandra Perego

Alessandra Perego

Head of Tax, Sonova AG

15:50 – 16:00
Networking Break

"Future in Tax and Economy"
Insight Workshops

16:00 – 17:15

Session 1

Corporate sanctions law | areas of conflict

Practical experience and challenges in corporate organizations. Often there is only a small gap between error and opportunity! Best-case scenarios for risk avoidance show the optimal way.

Dr. Markus Adick

Dr. Markus Adick

Attorney at law and partner at the law firm Adick Linke, Bonn

Dr Hanno Durth

Dr Hanno Durth

Lawyer and partner in the law firm kipper+durth, Darmstadt

Dr. Patrick Teubner

Dr. Patrick Teubner

Lawyer and partner at Krause & Kollegen, Berlin

16:00 – 17:15

Session 2

Digitization of control processes | Example Blockchain

Challenges in the digital transformation of tax processes in companies. In the session you will receive examples and answers to practical questions on the strategic realignment of tax functions.

Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Prof. Dr. Robert Risse

Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU Vienna

Michael Tobai

Michael Tobai

Head of Technology and Digitalization, Siemens Tax

Karl Gürges

Karl Gürges

Tax Digitalization, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA.