The future of European taxation in a global context

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Date / Time
Wednesday April 25
9 h 00 - 17 h 00


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Conference :
The future of European taxation in a global context

The digital transformation of our economies, the US corporate tax reform and the post-Brexit UK tax competition are becoming major issues of competitiveness for Europe and its enterprises.

On April 25th, Institut Friedland will organise, in partnership with Confrontations Europe, an event bringing together decision makers, business leaders, policy makers, regulators and experts to debate the future of European taxation in a global context.

This event is organized in partnership by Friedland Institute and Confrontations Europe.


The debates will be moderated by Institut Friedland and Confrontations Europe

  • 9.00: Registration and coffee
  • 9.30: Welcome address / Introductory remarks 
  • Didier Kling, Chairman of the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Marcel Grignard, Chairman of Confrontations Europe
  • 9.45 – 11.00: Viewpoints: CCCTB in a changing international context

How will the European Union respond to the US tax reform and the OECD’s anti-BEPS project?  Is the CCCTB the effective answer? What are the consequences of the US tax reform for European groups and subsidiaries? What are the prospects opened by CCCTB for businesses? How will tax competition develop between Member States and with third countries?

  • David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
  • Gaëtan Nicodème, Head of the Economic Analysis Unit, DG Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission

Moderator: Thierry Philipponnat, Director of Institut Friedland

  • 11.00 – 11.30: Break
  • 11.30-12.45: Round Table 1: Pros and cons of CCCTB for enterprises and implementation

What are the advantages and limitations of such a project? What will implementing CCCTB mean for enterprises? What new challenges will companies be confronted with? Risk and opportunity analysis of the CCCTB.

  • Alfred de Lassence, V.P. Tax, Air Liquide
  • Sune Hein Bertelsen, Leading Senior Tax Policy Adviser, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Patrick de Cambourg, Chairman, Autorité des Normes Comptables (ANC)
  • Delphine Siquier-Delot, Senior Tax Analyst, Institut Friedland

Moderator: Anne Macey, Chief Executive of Confrontations Europe

  • 12.45 – 14.00: Buffet lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.15: Round Table 2: Taxation of the digital economy in the context of CCCTB

What solutions to adapt our taxation systems to the digital economy? Can CCCTB be part of the solution? Is the concept of significant digital presence the way forward?

  • Paul Tang, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of the CCTB directive
  • Eelco van der Enden, Chair of Tax Policy Group, Accountancy Europe
  • Stéphane Pallez, CEO, La Française des Jeux
  • A Representative of a digital business or a tax expert (to be confirmed)

Moderator: Edouard Simon, Head of Confrontations Europe Brussels Office

  • 15.15 – 16.30: Round Table 3: Dynamics of adopting CCCTB

Will CCCTB be adopted by the European Union? Are we heading towards an unregulated tax competition between Member States? Will tax harmonisation within the EU be driven by CCCTB? Will the Franco-German bilateral cooperation project be a game changer?

  • Alain Lamassoure, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur of the CCCTB directive
  • Grégory Abate, Deputy Director – Tax policy department, Public finances general directorate
  • Wendelin Staats, Head of Division, ‎German Federal Ministry of Finance, International Business Taxation
  • A Treasury Representative of another Member State (to be confirmed)

Moderator: Anne Macey, Chief Executive of Confrontations Europe

  • 16.30 – 17.00: Keynote speech: Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
  • 17.00 – 17.10: Closing remarks