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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 Americans for Tax Reform and Peruvian Taxpayers Association (Asociación de Contribuyentes del Perú) are pleased to invite delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance taxpayer advocacy in Latin America.

Registration and fees:

Conference fees include conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches.

If you have paid your 2018 Membership Fee to the WTA, you are entitled to free access to this event. Please e-mail Melanie Harvie at melanie.harvie@worldtaxpayers.org for your discount code. The code is valid for two registrants within your organization until September 12, 2018. After that, a fee of 50 USD per person will be charged.

For other groups, the conference has a cost of 120 USD per person.

Please act soon, space is limited! You can register here.

Location:

Hotel Dazzler Lima

Av. José Pardo 879, Miraflores, Lima, Peru
www.dazzlerlima.com

+(511) 634 4000

To book your room fill out this form and e-mail it to Sandra Pinglo Carlin at spinglo@dazzlerlima.com

Agenda:

 

Friday, October 12th

Peruvian Taxpayers Association’s Conference

Venue: Dazzler Lima

Conference room: Buenos Aires and Montevideo

8:30AM     Registration
9:00AM 9:10AM José Beteta. President, Peruvian Taxpayers Association
Welcome to the First Taxpayer’s Forum in Peru
9:10AM 10:20AM The Challenge of Innovation, Property Rights for Prosperity
  Lorenzo Montanari. Executive Director, Property Rights Alliance: “Where Peru stands in the International Property Rights Index”.

Javier Coronado. General Manager, INDECOPI: “The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for the Peruvian Economic Growth”.

Manuel Mayorga.  Executive Director, ILD: “Property Rights and Blockchain”.

10:30AM 11:45AM Tax Reforms for the Citizens
  Keynote:  Christopher Butler, Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform: “The US Tax Reform and its Impact in the US and Worldwide”.

Ana Requena. Superintendent Deputy at Internal Taxation: “Pro Business Tax Reforms Promoted by SUNAT”.

Ramón Gálvez. Founder, Gálvez, Risso, Zegarra & Asociados, and member of the Fiscal Committee at the Peruvian Entrepreneurs’ Organization: ”The Expectations of the Productive Sector Regarding Fiscal Policy”.

11:45AM 12:00PM 2018 Taxpayer’s Award
12:00PM 12:20PM Final Remarks and Coffee Break

 


Saturday, October 13th

Taxpayers Regional Forum

Venue: Dazzler Lima

Conference room: Buenos Aires and Montevideo

8:30AM 9:00AM Registration
9:00AM 9:15AM Troy Lanigan, Chair of World Taxpayers Associations :
Welcome and Introduction to Advocacy via Skype
9:15AM 10:45AM Activity and Blue Sky Session
Chair: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, WTA.

This session provides taxpayer / invited think tanks leaders the opportunity to introduce themselves. Also, leaders are encouraged to present new ideas, with an emphasis on collaboration, that have the potential to advance taxpayer advocacy.

Special Presentation about IGOWatch.org by David Williams. President, Taxpayers Protection Alliance (USA)

10:45AM 11:15AM Group Photo and Coffee Break
11:15AM 12:30PM Organizing a Taxpayer Movement in Latin America
      Chair: José Beteta. President, Peruvian Taxpayers Association

Christopher Butler, Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform

Diego Macera. General Manager, Peruvian Institute of Economics

Jonas Torrico. Director of Institucional Relations, Nosotros los Contribuyentes (Argentina)

Andrés Barrientos. Executive Director, Ciudadano Austral (Chile)

12:30PM 1:00PM How to Build a Coalition Meeting in Latin America.
      Introduction by Lorenzo Montanari. Director of the International Advocacy & Affairs, Americans for Tax Reform.

Coalition Meetings from Latin America:

Coalition Meeting in Caracas by Andres Guevara, Senior Fellow, CEDICE

Coalition Meeting in Rosario by Franco Martín López, Director of Research, Fundación Bases

1:00PM 1:45PM Lunch Break
1:45PM 2:00 PM Short Break
2:00PM 3:30PM Fundraising
      Chair: Christopher Lingle. Professor of Economics, University Francisco Marroquin

Chris Godbey. Senior Grassroots Coordinator, Leadership Institute

John O’Connell. Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance

José Beteta. President, Peruvian Taxpayers Association

3:30PM 3:50PM Coffee Break
3:50PM 5:00PM Social Media: gaining supporters for your campaigns
      How to use them to grow your organization and build public awareness.

Chair: John O’Connell. Chief Executive, TaxPayers’ Alliance

Scott Hennig. Vice President, Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Via Skype

Chris Godbey. Senior Grassroots Coordinator, Leadership Institute

Franco Martín López. Research Director at the Urban Observatory, Bases International Foundation

7:00 PM     Meet in Lobby to depart for dinner
7:30PM     Off-Site Dinner. No Host. Cala Restaurant, Circuito de Playas, Barranco, Lima. Visit http://www.calarestaurante.com/english/menu.html for menu (around 30-35 USD for main course, one drink and dessert).

 

 

Sunday, October 14th

Taxpayers Regional Forum

Venue: Dazzler Lima

Conference room: Buenos Aires and Montevideo

10:00AM 10:10AM Opening remarks. Wrap up of Saturday. José Beteta, Peruvian
      Taxpayers Association and Cristina Berechet, WTA
10:10AM 11:20AM Tax Reforms
Chair: Cristina Berechet. Secretary General, WTA

Scott Hodge. President, Tax Foundation: Tax Competition for Growth. Via Skype

Gonzalo Schwarz. President, Archbridge Institute (USA):  Taxes and Social Mobility: Facts and Tradeoffs

Juan José Garcia. Head of Research, Peruvian Taxpayers Association

11:20AM 11:40AM Coffee break
11:40AM 12:50PM How to  Implement  Free-Market  Public Policies in Latin America
      Chair: Lorenzo Montanari, Director of the International Advocacy & Affairs, ATR

Javier Albán. Executive Director, CpR (Peru)

Andres Guevara. Senior Fellow, CEDICE (Venezuela)

Christopher Lingle. Professor of Economics, University Francisco Marroquin

Pablo Viana. President, Institute of Civic Studies (Uruguay)

12:50PM 1:00PM Closing remarks. Cristina Berechet and José Beteta.
1:00PM 2:30PM Final Lunch

 

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.

Check-out for updates on the conference here.

 

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