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Regional Taxpayers Forum in Copenhagen Denmark May 28, 2018
The first WTA-sponsored Regional Taxpayers Forum of 2018 will take place in Copenhagen Denmark, May 28. The World Taxpayers Associations along with The Tax Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform are pleased to invite European and international delegates to join us for a discussion on tax policy.

Registration and fees:
If you have paid your 2018 Membership Fee to the WTA, there is no cost for you to attend this event. Please e-mail Melanie Harvie at for your discount code. The code is valid for two registrants within your organization up to April 30. After that, an administration fee of 50 USD per person will be charged.
For other individuals, the conference has a fee of 50 USD per person and it includes conference materials, coffee breaks, lunch and evening reception.
Please act soon, space is limited! You can register here.


Comwell Conference Center
Center Boulevard 5
DK 2300 Copenhagen S

Hotel reservations:

AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
Center Boulevard 5
2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark
Tel.: +45 32 47 30 00

Room rates at the AC Hotel Bella Sky are 1,450 DKK (about USD$245) for a single room and 1,650 DKK (about USD$280) for a double room. Room rates include breakfast.

Reservations must be provided to the hotel by Atlas Network. To make your room reservations, please email the following information to

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Room Type: Single or Double (If requesting Double, please provide # of guests and whether you will one bed or two in the room.)



9:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM 10:10 AM Welcome from Troy Lanigan. Chair, World Taxpayers Associations
10:10 AM  – 10:30 AM Launching a Global Tax Reform Movement in a World of Chaos
      Scott Hodge. President, Tax Foundation
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Panel Discussion: How Oxfam and Tax Justice Network Help Fuel
      the Tax Agendas of the OECD, EU, UN

Chair: Christopher Lingle. Professor of Economics, University Francisco Marroquin

Anders Ydstedt, Advisor at Scantech Strategy Advisors to major Swedish industry and business organizations

Martin Ågerup. President, CEPOS

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Governments’ Tax Attack on our Soda and Snacks
      Troy Lanigan. Chair, WTA and President, Canadian Taxpayer Federation

Mikael Bonde-Nielsen. Director of Economic Affairs, Coca-Cola, Copenhagen

Harry Fone. Grassroots Campaign Manager, The TaxPayers’ Alliance UK

12:00 PM 1:15 PM Lunch break
      The Impact of US Tax Reform, Christopher Butler. Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Governments’ War on Digital Commerce
      Chair: Christopher Lingle. Professor of Economics, University Francisco Marroquin
      Catherine Schultz. Vice President for Tax Policy, National Foreign Trade Council, U.S.

Matthias Bauer, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

2:00 PM 2:30 PM Tools to Sell Pro-Growth Tax Policy. Kyle Pomerleau. Director of
      The Center for Quantitative Analysis, Tax Foundation
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Coffee break
2:45 PM 4:00 PM Strategy Session on Advancing Global Tax Reform
Chair: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, World Taxpayers Associations.

What can groups like the Tax Foundation, ATR, Atlas, WTA do to advance tax reform?

How can we take the debate away from groups like Oxfam, and make the tax debate about pro-growth policies and raising living standards?

How can we develop a distribution system for getting rapid response material and research to the free-market groups across Europe and elsewhere, and how can we develop an “early alert system” to notify the network when threatening issues emerge from international organizations.

Christiana Stewart-Lockhart. Chief Executive, EPICENTER

Michael Jäger.  Secretary General, Taxpayers Association of Europe

Christopher Butler. Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform

Christian Ekström. CEO, Skattebetalarna

4:00 PM 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Welcome reception for WTA/Atlas Network Groups sponsored by
      the Tax Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform.

Only pre-registered attendees.



Regional Taxpayers Forum in Lima, Peru, October 12-14th 2018
The second WTA-sponsored Regional Taxpayers Forum of 2018 will take place in Lima, Peru, October 12-14th 2018. The World Taxpayers Associations along with Respect for Taxpayers(Contribuyentes por Respeto) are pleased to invite South-American and international delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance the taxpayer advocacy in South-America.


17th World Taxpayers Conference in Sydney, Australia May 23-26, 2019
In May 2019 The World Taxpayers Associations along with the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance and the support of Tax and Super Australia is pleased to invite delegates from across the world to join us in Sydney for four days exchanging ideas and best practices to advance the cause of limited and accountable government.
More information about the conference can be found here.


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