2019 IFA Conference

IFA Canada’s International Tax Conference will be coming back to Montreal in 2019!
 
 
The Conference will be held in Montreal at the Centre Mont-Royal in the heart of the city at 2200 Mansfield Street. The focus of the program will be international tax issues that are impacted by international cross-border transactions.
 

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:

Derek Chiasson, Norton Rose Fulbright, Montreal
Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Montreal


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Agenda - Tuesday, May 14, 2019


7:30am


Breakfast | Registration Desk Opens

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Pre-Conference Session
 

8:25am

YIN Welcome

 

8:30am

 

YIN In-Depth

Designed for Young Members but all are welcome

     


9:40am


Conference Registration

 

9:50am

Conference Welcome & Opening Remarks

 


10:00am

 


Cross-Border Financing

Moderator:


Presenters:

 

Marie Blanchard, SNC Lavalin Group Inc., Montréal


Pierre Bourgeois, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Montréal

Jim Samuel, KPMG LLP, Calgary

Paul Seraganian, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, New York

Louis Thomas, KPMG LLP, Luxembourg

 


11:15am


Refreshment Break

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11:30am

 


International Exchange of Information

 

Moderator:


Presenters:

 

Lynn Moen, LM Consulting, Calgary


Sue Murray, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa

Sébastien Rheault
, Barsalou Lawson Rheault, Montreal

Additional Speakers TBA

 

12:15pm

Luncheon


Keynote Address on the USMC Agreement


With special guest speaker
Raymond Bachand, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, Montréal

 


2:00pm

 


Recent Canadian Developments

 

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Moderator:


Presenters:

 

Elaine Marchand, National Bank , Montreal


Natalie Goulard, Department of Justice, Montreal

Nathalie Goyette, PwC Law LLP, Montreal

Angelo Nikolakakis, EY LLP, Montreal

Christopher Steeves, Fasken, Toronto

 


3:30pm


Refreshment Break

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3:45pm

 


MLI Implementation and OECD Developments

Moderator:

Presenters:

 

Michael Kandev, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Montreal

Sophie Chatel, Head of the Tax Treaty Unit in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD

Mark Dumalski
, Deloitte LLP, Ottawa

Julien Gayral, Bredin Pratt, France, Paris

Stephanie Smith, Department of Finance, Ottawa

 

5:00pm

Adjournment

 

5:30pm

Cocktail Reception

Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile Hotel

1155 Sherbrooke Ouest  |  Get Directions

 

 

6:30pm

Dinner

Sofitel Montréal Golden Mile Hotel

1155 Sherbrooke Ouest  |  Get Directions

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9:00pm

YIN After Party

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Agenda – Wednesday, May 15, 2019

7:30am

Registration & Breakfast

8:15am

IFA Canada Annual General Meeting

8:30am

 

IFA 2019 Congress Reports

Subject 1:

 

Interest Deductibility: The Implementation of BEPS Action 4

National
Reporter:

 

Amanda Heale, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto

Subject 2:

 


Investment Funds


9:00am

 


Tax Directors' Roundtable: Pressing Topics from the Front Lines

In-house tax professionals will discuss the issues that are foremost for their enterprises such as current audit issues, matters related to international structuring and how they are responding to the changing international environment.

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Moderator:

Presenters:

 

Brian Mustard, BCE Inc., Montreal

Patrick Bertrand, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Longueuil

Christine Couture, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval

Pierre Lafontaine, Bombardier Inc., Montreal

Jean-François Ratté, PSP Investments, Montreal

9:45am

 

Refreshment Break

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10:00am

 


Structuring of Cross-Border M&A

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Moderator:

Presenters:

 

Véronique Fauteux, Dorel Industries, Montreal

John Leopardi, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Montreal

Eric Lévesque, Stikeman Elliott LLP, Montreal

Christian Meighen, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Montreal


11:00am

 


Transfer Pricing

Moderator:

Presenters:

 

Katherine Kam, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Montreal

Hernan Allik, Deloitte LLP, Montreal

Emma Purdy, PwC Canada, Toronto

Scott Wilkie, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto

12:00pm

 


Buffet Lunch


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1:00pm

 

Select U.S. Legislative & Case Law Developments

Moderator:

Presenters:

 

Patrick Marley, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto

Gregg Benson, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, New York

William Cavanagh
, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, New York

2:00pm

 

Finance Roundtable

Moderators:


Presenters:

 

Claire Kennedy, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto
2nd Moderator TBA

Speakers TBA

2:45pm

 

Refreshment Break

3:00pm

 

CRA Roundtable

Moderators:


Presenters:

 

Kim Maguire, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Carrie Smit, Goodmans LLP, Toronto

Yves Grondin, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa

Yves Moreno, Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa


4:00pm

 

Adjournment

 

Delegate Notepad
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Conference WIFI
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Charging Station
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Pocket Program
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Registration Fees

 

   

REGISTRATION FEES $CAD
QST (14.975%) will apply to all registration fees

On or Before April 15

Beginning April 16

IFA Member

$675

$780

Young Member1

$625

$730

Non-Member

$765

$870

Students/Professors

$260

$315

Government

$260

$315

Special Offer2

$780

$885

Special Offer - Young Member 1,2

$645

$750

Registration includes access to all Sessions, Electronic Materials, 2 breakfasts, 2 luncheons and Tuesday cocktail/dinner + YIN After Party.

1 Young Member: Valid for members 29 years of age and under for the current membership year. Please provide DOB.

2 Special Offer | New IFA Canada Members Only: Discounted 2019 IFA Membership plus Member rate for Seminar

IMPORTANT: Your registration includes 1 Ticket for the Tuesday, May 14, 2019 dinner and access to the Tuesday YIN After Party following the dinner. Please make sure you RSVP as part of your registration if you intend to attend these events.

ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Binder
(Electronic materials will be available to all attendees via the App)

$50

Additional Dinner Tickets
(We must have guest names in advance)

$75

 


Accommodations

IFA Canada has reserved a small block of rooms at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile Hotel for out-of-town registrants and locals wishing to stay at the conference site. Please be sure to ask for the International Fiscal Association rate and book before Friday, April 12, 2019. Delegates should make their own hotel arrangements by phone or email, referencing the IFA rate.

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   Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
Sofitel Montréal Le Carré Doré

1155 Sherbrooke St W,
Montreal, QC H3A 2N3 
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RATE

Single/Double

$265

Available Nights: May 13 & May 14, 2019

Quote the International Fiscal Association Rate