Thursday August 18, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM PDT
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Sofitel San Francisco Bay 
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

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Barbara Phalen 
Pacific Tax Policy Institute 
(831) 465-8204 

SITE SELECTION IN LIGHT OF BEPS Country by Country Comparison Conference 

Join us for our first Country by Country Comparison conference on a variety of site selections topics from international finance, tax, and human resources.  This conference provides a unique opportunity for the business community to interact with key representatives from the following countries: Singapore, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ireland.

The event is supported by the following organizations: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group, TEI Silicon Valley, San Francisco Foreign Tax Club, and International Fiscal Association.

Space is limited so sign up early.  The cost is $300 for members (SVTDG, TEI, IFA and SF Foreign Tax Club) and $350 for non-members.


8:30 - 9:00   Welcome by Supporters and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 Site Selection Matrix  
    Ronald Dickel, VP, Global Tax and Trade, Intel Corporation   
    Mathew Szuhaj, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
     • Gabe Gartner, Principal National Tax Services, PwC

10:00 - 10:15   Break

10:15 - 11:15   Location - Singapore  
    • Wai Yee, CHOW, Assistant Commissioner, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
     • Doreen, TAN, Chief Tax Policy Officer, Ministry of Finance of Singapore
     • Jillian, LIM, Executive Director, Business Environment, Singapore Economic               Development Board
     • Simon PHUA, Regional Director, Americas, Singapore Economic Development Board
      Gary Sprague, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
(Sponsored by Singapore Economic Development Board)

11:15 - 12:15 Location - Northern Ireland  
    Gary Hanley, US Operations, Invest Northern Ireland    
    Deborah Lange, Board Member, Invest Northern Ireland    
    Dan Filby, CEO, Highwire
(Sponsored by Invest Northern Ireland)

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Country Specific Pros and Cons vs. Evolving Criteria in a Post-BEPS World  

   John Peterson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

1:30 - 2:30 Location - Switzerland  
    Sonja Wollkopf Walt, CEO, Greater Zurich Area  
    Christoph Niederer, Partner, VISCHER
    Thomas Linder, Partner, MME  
    Warren DeSouza, CFO, Aimmune Therapeutics
(Sponsored by Greater Zurich Area)

2:30 - 3:30 Location - Netherlands  
    Alan Sankin, VP, Tax and Treasurer, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.  
    Sebastiaan Boers, Executive Director ITS, Dutch Tax Desk, Ernst & Young LLP
      • Roeland Bavinck, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP
(Sponsored by Ernst & Young and Baker & Mckenzie)

3:30 - 3:45 Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45 Location - Ireland  
    Mark O'Sullivan, Partner, Matheson
     • Pat English, Corporate Partner, Matheson
     • Paraic Hayes, Senior VP West Coast Offices, IDA Ireland
     • Steve McElfresh, Vice President, New Relic
(Sponsored by Matheson)

4:45 - 5:45 Reception / Networking