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.

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

Speakers

 

2016 WTA Conference in Berlin, Germany

16th Biennial World Conference in Berlin, 17th-19th March 2016

Conference theme:

Good Governance and Low Taxes – Necessities in an Uncertain World?!

The World Taxpayers Associations cordially invites its members to its biennial worldwide conference in 2016, from the 17th – 19th March at the Mercure Hotel in Berlin.

Key stakeholders and globally acclaimed experts will discuss a wide range of important aspects of economic growth and growth of freedom and democracy. You will have a unique chance to meet with like-minded persons from all parts of the world (200-250), to learn and be inspired and build relations of future importance for your organization!

We hope you can attend!

Location:
Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof
Hermannstrasse 214-216, D-12049 Berlin, Germany

Keynote Speakers
http://www.taxpayers.events/keynote-speakers/

Conference Agenda
http://www.taxpayers.events/program/

Hotel
Book your Hotel at a Discount – Extended deadline to 15th January 2016!
Use code WoConf  for your discount

E-mail: h1894-re@accor.com

Registration
Until the 15th January 2016 we are offering an Early Bird Special!

After 15th January 2016 the regular price will apply. REGISTER TODAY!
€395 – Early Bird, €495 – Regular, €250 – Partner ticket (social events only)

Visa Information
http://www.taxpayers.events/visa/

If You Need Visa Support from Conference Organizers – please email Daniel Junker, d.junker@steuerzahler.de and cc Michael Jaeger, michael.jaeger@steuerzahler-bayern.de, and Sarah Elliott at sarah.elliott@worldtaxpayers.org.

WTA Conference Scholarships

Please contact Sarah Elliott, sarah.elliott@worldtaxpayers.org, with “WTA Scholarship Application” in the subject line, answering these questions in the email: 1. Why are you interested in attending the WTA Conference? 2. What are your biggest goals for your organization in the upcoming year? 3. How much would you be able to contribute to your attendance?

For more information: 2016 WTA Conference

2014 World Taxpayers Conference in Vancouver, Canada

WTC – Program

WTC – Taxpayer Magazine Feature – 14 March