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18th World Taxpayers Conference May 23&24, 2023

The World Taxpayers Associations is pleased to welcome international delegates to join in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance the cause of limited and accountable government.

The 18th World Taxpayers Conference (WTC) and World Taxpayers Associations General Meeting will take place on May 23-24, 2023, in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Conference and General Meeting will take place in conjunction with the European Liberty Forum (May 25th and 26th) sponsored by the Atlas Network and a Coalition Leaders Forum (May 24th) sponsored by Americans for Tax Reform.

A welcome reception the evening of Tuesday, May 23rd will open the event followed by member presentations and board elections the following day Wednesday, May 24th.  The WTC will take place at the Grandium Hotel Prague. Other hotels close by are Elysee Hotel and NYX Hotel Prague by Leonardo Hotels.

Registration and fees:

Conference fees include opening reception, conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch.

The conference fee is waived for delegates from WTA organizations who have paid their 2023 Member fees. To inquire about fees and receive your code for complimentary access, please e-mail Everyone planning to attend this event must register in advance.

Only 25 spots left! Register here.


Tuesday, May 23, 2023

5:00 PM Registration Open
  Location: Ingarden Restaurant
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Reception
  Location: Ingarden Restaurant

Welcome: Troy Lanigan, Past Chair of World Taxpayers Associations

Sponsored by Tholos Foundation

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

8:00 AM Registration Open
Location: Venus I – III
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
Location: Venus I-III
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM World Taxpayers Associations General Meeting
  Location: Venus I-IIIWelcome and call to order:  Troy Lanigan, Past Chair of World Taxpayers Associations. Recording secretary assigned.
Review of member association statutes with right to vote (including proxies), and observer status without vote. See WTA Statutes, paragraphs 4 and 5: Melanie Harvie. Review and approval of General Meeting Minutes from May 23, 2019, in Sydney Australia.

Report of activities since May 2019 from WTA President:  John O’Connell (via video).

Report from Secretary General: Cristina Enache

Auditors’ report, including financial statements: Melanie Harvie and Alfred Gerauer.

Election of the Board of Directors for a term ending when the next General Meeting of the World Taxpayers Associations is convened. See WTA Statutes, paragraph 8. Chair: René Nour El Din, Director Bavarian Taxpayers Association.

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Introduction of new members and member reports
  Sweden, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, USA (ATR), USA (TPA), Canada, Argentina, and UK (TPA)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Introduction of new members and member reports (con’t)
11:45 AM  – 12:30 PM Keynote Speakers
  Location: Venus I – III

What Comes Next from Brussels?

Michael Jaeger, Secretary General. Taxpayers Association of Europe

Maryan Zablotsky, Member of Parliament Ukraine

Introduction: Chris Butler. Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
  Location: Ingarden Restaurant
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Coalition Leaders Forum Sponsored by Tholos Foundation
Location: Jupiter and MarsChair:  Chris Butler. Executive Director, Americans for Tax Reform/Tholos Foundation Co-chair: Lorenzo Montanari. VP of International Affairs, Americans for Tax Reform
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Introduction of new members and member reports (con’t)
Location: Venus I-III

Presentation from Ukraine, WTA founder Bjorn Tarras Wahlberg, China, Georgia, Japan, Nepal, Taiwan, USA (NTU), USA (TF)

Other Business

Motion to Adjourn General Meeting

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Break         
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM World Taxpayers Associations Board of Directors Meeting
  Location: Jupiter and MarsChair:  New WTA Chair
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Break
6:00 PM World Taxpayers Associations Reception
  Location: Venus I – III
7:00 PM Dinner
  Location: Venus I-III

Master of Ceremonies: Pete Sepp. President, National Taxpayers Union

Words from incoming WTA President

Dinner Speaker:  Hon. Giulio Centemero. Head of Lega Delegation at the Finance Committee – Italian Chamber of Deputies and Co-Chair, Economic Panel – Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean

Introduction: Lorenzo Montanari. VP of International Affairs, Americans for Tax Reform

9:00 PM Close

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