20 - 22 May 20206th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium
- IBFD attended event, Conference/Seminar
- Arusha - Tanzania
- 6th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium
Important Notification - 12 March 2020
After careful consideration, IBFD has decided to postpone the 6th Africa Tax Symposium.
With the World Health Organisation’s declaration that the COVID-19 virus is now a pandemic, combined with the fact that many countries worldwide are closing borders, placing travellers in quarantine, and restricting travel, we feel that the risk to conference delegates is too great in the current health climate. For this reason, we are postponing the symposium to a later date.
Once a new date has been confirmed, we will update this page accordingly.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Symposium. We look forward to reuniting with you soon.
Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape. In addition to being in the topographic centrepiece of the Arusha National Park, the hotel is conveniently situated approximately 50km from Kilimanjaro Airport.
The hottest topics in international taxation will be discussed, such as current issues in international taxation impacting the taxation of multinational enterprises, effective anti-avoidance measures, the trends and recent practice in transfer pricing in Africa, and much more.
Held over 3 days, the symposium will provide a world-class original programme accompanied by our not-to-be-missed social events. We do expect record numbers, so avoid disappointment and please register as soon as possible.
Please note that the nearest airport to Arusha is Kilimanjaro International Airport. The transfer time to Arusha takes about 1 hour. Transfers can be arranged via your hotel.
The Africa Tax Symposium is an outstanding platform for your business to grow its market understanding and brand presence in Africa.
IBFD Masterclass: Tax Planning in Africa – Selected Critical Issues
As a prelude to the 6th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium, we are delighted to present the third edition of our international tax and transfer pricing-focused Masterclass on African taxation providing a unique learning platform for African tax practitioners. This two-day advanced-level course will provide participants with a platform to be able to learn, share and debate the most pressing issues in international taxation and transfer pricing including permanent establishment and transfer pricing cases, capital gains taxation of immovable property and natural resources, withholding tax planning and substance considerations.
A French translation service will be available during the symposium.
Un service de traduction simultanée sera mis à disposition des participants pendant le symposium.
The 5th Africa Tax Symposium Highlights
Tuesday, 19 May 2020Pre-Symposium - Arrival, Registration and Cocktail Reception
Day 1: Wednesday, 20 May 2020Registration and Opening CeremonyRegistration and accreditationOfficial Welcome and Goodwill Messages by Cooperating PartnersKeynote SpeechConference PreviewRefreshments & Photo SessionSession 1: Recent Developments in International TaxationUN Initiatives: Insights for AfricaOECD Recent Developments: An Overview
Significant Developments in Domestic Law and Tax Treaties: Perspectives from Selected Jurisdictions Outside AfricaSignificant Developments in Domestic Law and Tax Treaties: Perspectives from AfricaSession 2: Recent Developments in International Taxation: Towards a Global Standard?Panel Discussion on the following Selected Issues:The Proposed New Taxing Right: Potential Impact on Developing CountriesAn Analysis of the Proposed Nexus RulesThe Proposed Global Base Erosion Rules: Challenges and Prospects for AfricaLunchSession 3: The New Era of Anti-Avoidance Measures: Practical ConsiderationsOverview of Recent Global DevelopmentsCombating Aggressive Tax Planning in Africa through Effective Anti-Avoidance MeasuresCombating Aggressive Tax Planning: Lessons from Selected JurisdictionsCombatting Aggressive Tax Planning: Recent Case Law from around the Globe
Day 2: Thursday, 21 May 2020Session 4: Transfer Pricing in Africa: Recent Trends and PracticeThe UN Practical Manual on Transfer Pricing: Analysis and InsightsA Synopsis of the Arm’s Length Principle in Transfer Pricing: The Now and the FutureAttempting Certainty in an Uncertain World: A Case Study on the Search for ComparablesPanel DiscussionCoffee BreakSession 5: Special Industry Focus: ExtractivesHost Country Focus: The Mining Industry in Tanzania – Tax and Regulatory IssuesTaxation of the Extractives Industry in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities (Panel Discussion)LunchSession 6: Trade and Investment in Africa: Selected IssuesThe Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement: the Journey to date, and Future ProspectsAfrica's Bilateral Investment Treaties: Perspectives from Critical JurisdictionsDoing Business in Africa: Reflections from IndustrySession 7: Tax Dispute Avoidance and ResolutionRecent Developments in the International Tax Dispute Resolution FrameworkDispute Avoidance and Resolution in Africa: Current Policy Challenges (Panel Discussion)Symposium Gala Dinner
Day 3: Friday, 22 May 2020 (Half day)Session 8: Tax Policy Formulation: Perspectives on AfricaFormulating Robust Tax Policy in Africa: Experiences and LessonsThe Role of Regional Tax Bodies in Shaping the Global Tax AgendaPanel Discussion: Addressing Challenges in Tax Administration – Selected Issues:Illicit Financial FlowsTaxation of the Informal EconomyCoffee BreakSession 9: Domestic Resource Mobilization: Examining the Capacity DimensionDomestic Resource Mobilisation in Africa: the 2020 ScorecardCapacity Deficits in Taxation in Africa (Panel Discussion)Closing CeremonyOptional Tours
- Ameya Kunte, Founder, Globeview Advisors, India
- Annet Wanyana Oguttu, University of Pretoria, South Africa
- Babatunde Oladapo, Executive Secretary, West African Tax Administration Forum (WATAF), Nigeria
- Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the Knowledge Centre and Member of the Executive Board, IBFD, The Netherlands
- Boniphace Luhende, University of Dar es Salaam School of Law, Tanzania
- Chief Mark Anthony C. Dike, Tax Appeal Commissioner, Tax Appeal Tribunal, Nigeria
- Christine Kahema Muthui, Tax Manager, Coca-Cola Central East and West Africa, Kenya
- Craig West, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Dame Gladys Olajumoke Simplice, President, Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria, Nigeria
- Daniel Ngumy, Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K), Kenya
- David J. Bakibinga, Makerere University, Uganda
- Duncan Onduru, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), London
- Edwin Visser, Tax Policy Leader Europe and EMEA , PwC, the Netherlands
- Emily Muyaa, Managing Principal, Sub-Saharan Africa & Project Manager, Centre for Studies in African Taxation, IBFD, the Netherlands
- Eric Mensah, Assistant Commissioner, Ghana Revenue Authority, Ghana
- Ferdinand Nji Tanji, Associate Director, EY Cameroon, Cameroon
- Jan van Koningsveld, Director, Offshore Knowledge Centre, The Netherlands
- Johann Hattingh, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Kennedy Onyonyi, Director of Institutional Development and Capacity Building at the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF), South Africa
- Liesl Fichardt, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, United Kingdom
- Michael Hewson, Director, Graphene Economics, South Africa
- Mukesh Butani, Managing Partner, BMR Legal, India
- Nana Afua Okoh, Manager of Taxation & Corporate Finance, Tarkwa & Damang mines
- Ndanga Kamau, Founder, Ndanga Kamau Law, the Netherlands
- Rajesh Ramloll, Deputy Solicitor General, Mauritius
- Ridha Hamzaoui, Managing Principal, Middle East and North Africa, IBFD, the Netherlands
- Sebastine Odimma, Head of Tax, Maersk Group Nigeria
- Victor Adegite, Senior Manager, Tax and Transfer Pricing, KPMG, Nigeria
- Walter Andreoni, Tax Partner, Mercanti Dorio e Associati, Italy
The Africa Tax Symposium is an outstanding platform for your business to grow its market understanding and brand presence in Africa.Supported by
Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha’s famous hotel and Africa’s largest and most exciting conference destination. An oasis of tranquillity on Tanzania’s gateway to major tourist destinations, the Mount Meru Hotel blends stylishly elegant African architecture with supremely luxurious accommodation; sparkling water gardens with beautifully landscaped gardens and a wide choice of international restaurants.