2015 International Tax Conference Materials


2015 IFA International Tax Conference
Thursday May 28-Friday May 29, 2015
TELUS Convention Centre,
Calgary, Alberta

Lynn Moen, Walton International Group Inc.
Drew Morier, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jim Samuel, KPMG LLP

Agenda – Thursday, May 28, 2015
7:30 Registration/BreakfastSponsored by: DEL COL
8:30 Opening Remarks
8:40 IFA 2015 Congress Reports
Subject 1: Tax Incentives on Research & Development
Presenter: Paul Stepak, Blakes, Toronto
Subject 2: The Practical Protection of Taxpayers’ Fundamental Rights
Presenter: Salvatore Mirandola, BLG, Toronto
9:00 Foreign Affiliate and Canadian Inbound Update
Moderator: Drew Morier, Osler, Toronto
YIN Rapporteur: Colena Der, Osler, Calgary 
Panellists: Mark Coleman, EY, Calgary
Jason Durkin, PwC, Calgary
Phil Halvorson, Deptartment of Finance
Robert Nearing, McCarthy Tetrault, Calgary
10:15 Refreshment Break – Sponsored by: Felesky Flynn 2012
10:45 Recent M&A and Case Law Update
Moderator: Ron Durand, Stikeman, Toronto
YIN Rapporteur: Joanne Vandale, Osler, Calgary
Panellists: Edward Rowe, Osler, Calgary
Brian Bloom, Davies, Montreal
Nancy Diep, Blakes, Calgary
12:00 Luncheon and Address
Special guest speaker:
The Honourable D. Blair Nixon, the Court of Queen’s Bench, Calgary
Sponsored by: Bennett Jones190x52
1:30 Tax Considerations for the Next Frontier – LNG Projects on Canada’s West Coast
Moderator: David Keane, BC LNG Alliance
YIN Rapporteur: Sarah Chiu, Felesky Flynn, Calgary 
Panellists: Mary Hemmingsen, KPMG, Toronto
Chris Roberge, Deloitte, Hong Kong
2:30 Global Tax Developments
Moderator: Jim Samuel, KPMG, Calgary
YIN Rapporteur: Tim Fraser, KPMG Calgary
Panellists: Darice Henritze, KPMG, Denver
Albert Baker, Deloitte, Toronto
Marja de Best, Loyens & Loeff, Rotterdam
3:30 Refreshment Break – Sponsored by: Davies 186 Box1
4:00 Government Roundtables
Moderators: Steve Suarez, BLG, Toronto
Brian Mustard, SNC Lavalin, Montreal
YIN Rapporteur: Marie Blanchard, SNC Lavalin, Montreal 
Government Representatives & Panellists: Dave Beaulne, CRA
Olli laurikainen, CRA
Alex MacLean, Deptartment of Finance
Stephanie Smith, Deptartment of Finance
5:30 Close
6:00 Cocktail reception Fairmont Palliser
7:30 DinnerFairmont Palliser
Sponsored by: Blakes 170x53 BLG Logo150x62 RGB
KPMG  stikeman
9:00 YIN After Party – National on 10th – 341 10th Ave SW
Sponsored by:Osler 150x72
Friday May 29, 2015
7:15 Registration & Breakfast Symposium – Sponsored by: thomson250x64
8:00 IFA Canada Annual General Meeting
8:15 Ethical and Reputational Risk Considerations in International Tax Planning: The Industry Perspective
Moderators: Lynn Moen, Walton International Group, Calgary
YIN Rapporteur: Ian Caines, Blakes, Toronto 
Panellists: Brian Levitt, Chair, TD Bank Group
Jack Mintz, University of Calgary
Michael O’Connor, Tax, Sun Life Financial
9:15 US Developments and Implications for Canadian Tax Planning
Moderator: Siobhan Goguen, Felesky, Calgary
YIN Rapporteur: Christopher Montes, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary
Panellists: David Forst, Fenwick & West, Mountain View, CA
Adam Halpern, Fenwick & West, Mountain View, CA
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:45 Transfer Pricing Update
Moderator: Stephen Bowman, Bennett Jones, Toronto
YIN Rapporteur: Jeffrey Shafer, Blakes, Toronto 
Panellists: Dale Hill, Gowlings, Ottawa
Marc-André Séguin, Rio Tinto 
Govindaray Nayak, Canada Revenue Agency
11:45 Buffet Lunch/Close

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