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The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and its Taxation Committee organized the 11th Athens Tax Forum, marked by great success and participation, under the title: Taxation versus the contemporary demands of the political, economic and social environment, on April 20, 2015 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel.

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Speakers shared and discussed with participants good governance proposals in view of planned tax measures, both temporary (radical) and structural, aimed to secure fiscal stabilization and trigger economic growth in Greece, entrenched in a deep and prolonged economic crisis.

The Athens Tax Forum 2015 was designed to offer delegates first-hand knowledge of crucial taxation issues and provided the decisive platform for high-level dialogue between the public and the private sectors in Greece. Delegates included distinguished State officials, taxation experts, accountants, consultants, professors, decision and policy makers, and members of the Greek business community.

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The Forum produced constructive dialogue, craft practical suggestions, and highlighted valuable proposals to overcome current weaknesses of the national tax system. The Forum, attended by over 350 delegates, focused on those tax policies to be followed that will lead to healthy fiscal positions and economic growth.

Speeches

INTRODUCTION
Stavros Kostas, Chairman Taxation Committee, American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce – speech

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SESSION A: SMART TAXATION POLICIES AND CHANGE OF TAX PAYERS CULTURE TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE TAX COMPLIANCE
Friedrich Schneider, Professor, Department of Economics, Johannes Kepler University of Linz – speech
Ioannis Stavropoulos, Managing Partner, Stavropoulos & Partners Law Firm – speech
George Samothrakis, Partner & Chairman, Audit Services SA-Member of the Executive Committee, ASnetwork – speech
Robert Van der Jagt, Head of KPMG EU Tax Centre – speech

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SESSION B: INDIRECT TAXES STRUCTURE AND MANAGEMENT CONSOLIDATION WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCIAL GOALS, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT
Evgenia Zontanou, Commercial Finance Director Diageo Hellas – speech
Eirini Gialouri, General Director, Customs and Excise Tax, Ministry of Finance – speech
Iakovos Kargarotos, Vice Chairman, Papastratos – speech
Gregory Tapinos, Senior Partner & General Manager, KEY Consultants – speech

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SESSION C: SEEKING THE IDEAL TAX SYSTEM PROFILE IN THE CRUCIAL PHASE OF GREEK ECONOMY RESTRUCTURE
Georgios Stamatiou, CPA, Vice Chairman, SOL S.A. – speech
Maria Trakadi, Partner, Tax Leader, Deloitte Greece – speech
Agis Moschovakos, Senior Manager, PwC – speech
Panagiotis Pothos, Partner, Kyriakides Georgopoulos Law Firm – speech
Effie Adamidou, Partner, Head of Transfer Pricing Services, KPMG – speech

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SESSION D: TAX GOOD GOVERNANCE REINFORCING DEVELOPMENT, ASSURANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND PUBLIC FINANCE
Nigel Pickard, Tax Partner, Deloitte UK London – speech
Mary Psylla, Partner, Tax Leader, PwC – speech
Giuliana Polacco, Partner, Studio Professionale Associato, Baker & McKenzie – speech
Theodoros Skouzos, Managing Partner, Iason Skouzos & Partners Law Firm – speech
Christiana HJI Panayi, Senior Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary University of London-Guest Lecturer, Altium Training in Athens – speech

 

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  • April 20, 2015
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Location

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 00800 3122 1211

Address:
Syngrou Avenue 89-93, Athens11745