9th Africa Tax Symposium

29 - 31 May 2024
Nairobi, Kenya

Registration opening soon

We are proud to announce that the 9th Africa Tax Symposium will be held in the vibrant city of Nairobi, Kenya, 29-31 May 2024!

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Registration opening soon

The upcoming 9th Africa Tax Symposium anticipates thought-provoking examination of crucial issues shaping the fiscal landscape. Our programme will explore international tax intricacies, analyzing recent developments and emerging issues. 

During the symposium we will shine a spotlight on the pressing issues surrounding Africa’s response to the Global Minimum Tax, tax treaty and transfer pricing developments within the continent demanding adept navigation through the complexities of legislation and policy shifts. We will also discuss trade, investment, and domestic resource mobilization in Africa, exploring opportunities, obstacles, and practical perspectives pivotal for fostering economic growth. The symposium will conclude with a reflection on Africa's capacity to shape the international tax agenda in an era of evolving fiscal paradigms.

The symposium promises once again to be a crucible of thought leadership and practical insights, propelling Africa towards a more resilient and equitable tax future.

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Pre-Symposium Masterclass
Enhance your tax expertise by participating in our exclusive Masterclass on 27-28 May, titled "Selected Issues on International Taxation and Transfer Pricing." Immerse yourself in focused sessions that will offer you a platform to learn, share, and debate the most pressing issues in international taxation and transfer pricing from an African taxation perspective. This unique opportunity will be delivered by world-leading experts.

Keep an eye on our Masterclass Calendar 2024 for registration opening.

Event Programme

14:00–17:00 Arrival & Registration  

18:00–21:00 Welcome Reception

08:00–09:00 Registration of Participants

09:00–09:50 Opening Ceremony  

  • Welcome Addresses
  • Goodwill Messages
  • Keynote Speech

09:50–10:30 Photo Session & Tea Break        

10:30–12:00  Session 1
An Overview of the Current International Tax Landscape – Recent Developments and Emerging Issues 

12:00–13:30 Lunch Break

13:30–15:00 Session 2 
Implementing the Global Minimum Tax: Challenges and Prospects for Africa 

15:00–15:30 Tea Break 

15:30–17:00 Session 3 
Tax Treaty Developments in Africa: Navigating Current Complexities   

17:00–17:10 Day 1 Closing Remarks    

09:00–09:05 Opening Remarks 

09:05–10:35 Session 4 
Transfer Pricing in Africa: Recent Developments – Cases, Legislation, and Policy Issues

10:35–11:05 Tea Break

11:05–12:35 Session 5 
VAT on Cross-Border Digital Trade: Overcoming Practical Hurdles in Africa

12:35–14:00 Lunch Break

14:00–15:30 Session 6 
Trade and Investment in Africa: Opportunities, Obstacles, and Practical Perspectives

15:30–16:00 Tea Break

16:00–17:30 Session 7 
Host Country Focus: Effective Dispute Prevention and Resolution in Kenya

17:30–17:40 Day 2 Closing Remarks    

19:30 Symposium Gala Dinner 
Dress Code: Evening Dress / Traditional African Dress

09:00–09:05 Opening Remarks    

09:05–10:35 Session 8 
Building a Sustainable System for Domestic Resource Mobilisation

10:35–11:05 Tea Break

11:05–11:20 Special Address 
Tax Administration in Africa – Past, Present, and Future    

11:20–12:50 Session 9 
Global Tax Governance: A Stronger Voice for Africa?  

12:50–13:30 Closing Ceremony 

  • Vote of Thanks
  • Closing Remarks by the Chair, IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation

13:30 Post-Symposium Activities

  • Lunch
  • Collection of Attendance Certificates
  • Tours (privately arranged)