Next Events:

Taxpayers Regional Forum Manila, Philippines, September 27-28, 2022

The World Taxpayers Associations is pleased to invite Asian and international delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices in Manila.

The event will coincide with Atlas Network’s Asia Liberty Forum.

 

Diary details are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 27th September – Wednesday, 28th September 2022
  • (Atlas Asia Liberty Forum will follow on 29 and 30 Sept)

Draft Agenda

Tuesday, September 27th

Venue: Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Conference room: Narra (TBC)

2:00 PM 2:30 AM Registration
2:30 PM 2:45 AM Opening Remarks
      John O’Connell, Chair and President of World Taxpayers Associations
2:45 PM 3:45 PM Updates from WTA Members
      This session provides taxpayer leaders the opportunity to make 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.

Groups that are planning to attend already include:

Liu Fengjiang. Executive President, Chinese Taxpayers Association Alliance (Virtually)

TBC. India Taxpayers

Raymond Ho. President, Hong Kong   Momentum 107 (Virtually)

Gobinda Sharma. Chairman, Nepal Taxpayers Welfare Society (NTWS)

Jordan Williams. Executive Director, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Raza Ullah. Honorary President, Alternate Solutions Institute (Pakistan)

Sumith Jayawickrama Executive Committee Member. Sri Lanka Taxpayers’ Association

Nonoy Oplas. President, Minimal Government Thinkers (Philippines)

3:45 PM 4:00 PM Coffee break
4:00 PM 5:00 PM Panel I continues: Updates from WTA Members
7:00 PM     Offsite group dinner

 

Wednesday, September 28th

Venue: Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Conference room: Narra (TBC)

9:00 AM 9:20 AM Keynote address
      Ben Diokno. Secretary of Finance and former Prof. at The University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE) (TBC)
9:20 AM 10:30 AM Tools for tax reform
      Chair: John O’Connell
Panelists:

Daniel Bunn. Executive Vice President, Tax Foundation (virtually)

10:30 AM 11:00 AM Coffee break
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Communication in Changing Times
      Chair: John O’Connell, with presentation
      Panelists:

Raymond Ho. President, Hong Kong Momentum 107, (virtually)

Scott Hennig. President, Canadian Taxpayers Federation (virtually)

OthersTBC

12:30 PM 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM 3:15 PM Fundraising
      Chair: John O’Connell
      Panelists:

Jordan Williams. Founder, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Others TBC

3:15 PM 3:30 PM Coffee break
3:30 PM 4:45 PM Coalition Leaders’ Forum
      Philip Thompson. Americans for Tax Reform
4:45 PM 5:00 PM Closing remarks
      Nonoy Oplas. President, Minimal Government Thinkers

John O’Connell

Venue

Shangri-La The Fort, Manila

Address: 30th Street corner 5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Philippines

 

Taxpayers Regional Forum in Kyiv Ukraine May 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the WTA Taxpayers Regional Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine, has been postponed. The Forum will be rescheduled. No date has been set. 

The first WTA-sponsored Taxpayers Regional Forum of 2020 will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine, May 16th.

In May 2020 World Taxpayers Associations along with the Atlas Network and the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation is pleased to invite delegates to join us in an exchange of ideas and best practices to advance taxpayer advocacy in Europe.

The WTA Taxpayers Regional Forum will take place immediately after the Atlas Network’s 2020 Europe Liberty Forum in Kyiv on May 14-15.

 

Registration and fees:

Conference fees include conference materials, coffee breaks and lunch and dinner on Saturday.

If you have paid your 2020 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 April 25th, 2020. After that, a fee of 50 USD per person will be charged.

For other groups, the conference has a cost of 110 USD per person.

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

Hotel Reservations:

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv

1 Naberezhno Khreshchatytska Str.

Kyiv, Ukraine, 04070

Learn more about the hotel here.

The discounted rate at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv is €150 (single room), €170 (double room), €300 (one-bedroom suite). This rate is inclusive of a 20% VAT, complimentary Wi-Fi, access to fitness area and swimming pool, and full buffet breakfast. City tax is not included into the room rate. City Tax for non-residents is equivalent to €1.7

To make your room reservations please email the following information to Sherry.Romello@AtlasNetwork.org.

First Name:

Last Name:

Organization:

Company:

Country of Residence:

Check-in Date & Time:

Check out Date & Time:

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

Agenda:

May 16th

8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Taxpayers Regional Forum

 

 

Taxpayers Regional Forum in Accra Ghana August 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the WTA Taxpayers Regional Forum in Accra, Ghana, has been postponed. The Forum will be rescheduled. No date has been set. 

The second WTA-sponsored Regional Taxpayers Forum of 2020 will take place in Accra, Ghana, August 22nd.

In August 2020 World Taxpayers Associations, along with the Atlas Network and IMANI Center for Policy and Education, is delighted to host its first event on the African continent.

The WTA Regional Taxpayers Forum will take place immediately after the Atlas Network’s 2020 Africa Liberty Forum in Accra on August 20-21.

 

 

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