Regional Taxpayers Forum Zagreb Croatia April 24-25, 2017

 

The World Taxpayers Associations along with Lipa and the Free Market Road Show are pleased to invite European and international delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance the cause of limited and accountable government.

The regional conference will be held April 24 & 25 in Zagreb Croatia where you will enjoy a host of dynamic speakers, and networking opportunities.

 

Registration and fees:

If you have paid your 2017 Membership Fee to the WTA, you are entitled to free access to this event. Please email Melanie Harvie at melanie.harvie@worldtaxpayers.org for your discount code. The code is valid for two registrants within your organization up to March 31st. After that, an administration fee of 50 euros per person will be charged.

For other groups the conference has a cost 120 euros per person and it includes conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches.

Tickets are now on sale. Please act soon, space is limited! You can register here.

 

Location & Hotel reservation:

Hotel Dubrovnik

1 Gajeva ulica, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Book your Hotel at a Discount – deadline March 31st 2017!

  • Double room single use –105 EUR daily, bed & breakfast
  • Double room double use  –115 EUR daily, bed & breakfast
  • Extra charge city tax 1 EUR per person daily

Download form here. E-mail: pbaloban@hotel-dubrovnik.hr

 

Visa information:

http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview

 

Agenda:

Monday, April 24th 

Taxpayers Regional Forum

Venue: Hotel Dubrovnik

Conference room: Ban Frankopan

8:15 9:15 Registration
9:15 9:30 Welcome from Troy Lanigan and Zoran Low
9:30 10:00 Keynote: Tax Competition, Scott Hodge. President, Tax Foundation
10:00 11:00 Strategic Planning (for campaigns, for fundraising and for your organization)
      Chair: John O’Connell. Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance
      Panelists:
      Troy Lanigan. President, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Aneta Vaine. Director of Development and Programs, Lithuanian Free Market Institute

11:00 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 12:45 Fundraising
Chair: Staffan Wennberg. Former President, World Taxpayers Associations
Panelists:
Michael Jäger. Secretary General, Taxpayers Association of Europe  and Vice President, Bavarian Taxpayers Association

Tanja Porčnik. President, Visio Institute

Aneta Vaine. Director of Development and Programs, Lithuanian Free Market Institute

12:45 14:15 Lunch break
Chair: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, WTA and General Manager, Spanish Taxpayers Union

The Human Freedom Index: A Tool for Policymakers and Statesmen, Tanja Porčnik. President, Visio Institute

14:15 15:45 Social Media and List Building
Chair: TBA
Panelists:
Scott Hennig. Vice President, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

David Williams. President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance

Adam Radman.  Grassroots Campaign Manager, Americans for Tax Reform

15:45 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 17:30  

Taxpayer Campaigns to Join or Replicate. How to use them to grow your organization and build public awareness.

Chair: Troy Lanigan. President, Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Panelists:
Debt Clock, Zoran Low. Executive Manager, Croatian Taxpayers Association

Tax Freedom Day, Scott Hodge. President, Tax Foundation

World Intellectual Property Day, Lorenzo Montanari. Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance

Open the Books. Every Dime. Online. In Real Time. Matthew Tyrmand. Deputy DirectorOpen the Books.

Debt Campaign, Michael Jäger. Secretary General, Taxpayers Association of Europe  and Vice President, Bavarian Taxpayers Association

20:00 22:00 Dinner at Bistro Fotic
Gajeva 25, 10000 Zagreb

No Host.  Visit www.bistrofotic.com for menu and pricing.

 

Tuesday, April 25th

Taxpayers Regional Forum

Venue: Hotel Dubrovnik

Conference room: Ban Frankopan

9:15 9:45  

Taxpayers Associations and the Government: lessons learned, Davor Huić. Founder and Board Member, Croatian Taxpayers Association

 10:00  –  11:30 Activity and Blue Sky Session.
This session provides taxpayer leaders the opportunity to present short (10 minute) presentations on their current activities or taxpayer-related developments in their respective countries that would be of interest to the group. Also, taxpayer leaders are encouraged to present new ideas, with an emphasis on collaboration, that have the potential to advance taxpayer advocacy. Several groups have already asked to speak and we encourage others to do the same in what will be a free flowing discussion amongst participants.
 

Moderator: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, WTA and General Manager, Spanish Taxpayers Union

 11:45    13:00  Lunch break

13:10 Transport from the hotel to the University

Free Market Road Show

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb

For more information: http://freemarket-rs.com/event/fmrs-zagreb/

13:30 14:30 A Major Economic Reconfiguration: The End of the Free Trade Era?
Moderator: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, WTA

Scott A. Hodge, President, Tax Foundation, Washington DC

Dr. Robin Harris, Historian

Velimir Šonje, Arhivanalitika

Michael Jaeger, European Taxpayers Association, Munich

14:30 15:30 Troubled Times in a Divided World
Moderator –  Daniel Kaddik, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung

Karl-Peter Schwarz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Lorenzo Montanari, Americans for Tax Reform, Washington DC

Prof. dr. Robert Murphy, Texas Tech University

15:45 Transport from the University to the hotel

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