World Taxpayers Associations’

13th World Conference in Berlin, March 17-20th, 2016

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

The World Taxpayers Association cordially invites its members to its biennial worldwide conference in 2016, from the 17th to the 20th March in 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, to learn and be inspired and build relations of future importance for your organization.

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


Wednesday, March 16th

From 1 pm until morning of March 17th

TaxPayers Leaders Forum and Coalition Leaders Forum

Hosted by Americans for Tax Reform

Invitation only – please contact Lorenzo Montanari for more information –

Thursday, March 17th
From 9 am until 1 pm

Free Market Road Show – one of more than 30 presentations and discussions around Europe by economic experts, commenting on current issues and economic prospects.

From 1 pm –general meetings of WTA and Taxpayer’s Association of Europe and the Asia Pacific Taxpayers Association.
Members’ up-date and presentation of new members.

Thursday, 7 pm
Welcome reception in a special location in Berlin.

Friday, March 18th

Main themes – morning

  • International stability – low taxes for economic growth. Future alternatives.
  • Public-private partnerships. Alternatives to financing infrastructure and welfare.

Lunch presentation about currency changes and how the economies were stabilized in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union.

Main themes afternoon

  • The need for good governance and good governance in practice.
  • Interest policy, currency issues, cross boarder taxation and creating
    a growth climate.

Evening – Dinner with a typical Berlin variety show

Saturday, March 19th

  • Six workshops on themes like: Campaigning and fund raising, media coaching, alternative marketing and PR – trends and resources, styling and appearance, facts on the climate issue, up date on social media usage.
  • From 3 pm Tour of Berlin and visits to point of specific interest.

Gala dinner with special speaker, award-winning journalist and controversial climate-change critic, James Delingpole.

European Resource Bank will also be held in parallel sessions at the same location with the WTA Conference. You must register for that separately  – click here.

Practical Information and Application

To facilitate our planning, could you already now indicate your interest – this is without final commitment. We will then also send you more detailed information on speakers and seminars.

If you need help with visa applications, let us know immediately.




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Costs and Booking Information

Booking information: Conference fee €495, and get a €100 discount for a net fee of €395 for early bird registration (to be announced very soon!). There will be a reduced fee for accompanying persons of €200 to include all social events and dinners. The Conference fee includes all lectures and programs, lunches and transport to events, the welcome reception, the dinner Friday with a variety show, and the last night gala dinner. Registration site will be up and running very soon! Stay Tuned Here for Details!


Book for 100 discount by December 31st 2015!

We are getting close to the end of the year, and we urgently want an indication of your interest and the dates you want to participate. The hotel rates definitely go up January 1st, so we are trying to at least make preliminary books for all who are interested. This will save you money and make the planning easier.

Book your hotel room with a discount before December 31st!


Hermannstraße 214-216

D-12049 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 627 80 130

E-mail:   Use code WoConf  for your discount.

We advise you to arrive latest Thursday, March 17th mid-day. Arrive Wednesday if you want to participate in extra events Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning which include the Free Market Road Show and a special meeting with TaxPayers Leaders Forum, arranged by Americans for Tax Reform (invite only).

Do write to Sarah Elliott at with “Interest in WTA Conference” in the subject line.  Then we can catch your interest and can plan. Write as well if you have specific needs, are in need of some financial support to attend the conference etc. We have a few scholarship openings.

WTA Conference Scholarships

Please contact Sarah Elliott,, 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?

VISA Assistance for the WTA Conference

Don’t wait until the last minute!

Do a need a Visa?

Please visit the following link for a list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Germany.

How do I apply for a visa?

Please visit the German Immigration Service website for general information about the requirements for applying for a visa and the application process.

Important note: A registration confirmation letter from Taxpayers Association of Europe be required when applying for a visa. Please see who to contact below.

When and where do I apply for a visa?

Please be aware that the visa application process can take a considerable amount of time. You may submit your visa application 3 months before your departure date to Germany; however, all necessary application paperwork must be obtained and completed in advance to ensure that you are prepared to submit your application exactly 3 months prior to departure.

Please consult the website of the relevant German Embassy for information about how and where to apply for visa. A list of all German Embassies can be found here

If you need Visa assistance from the conference organizers – please email Daniel Junker –, and cc and with “VISA Assistance – WTA Conference” in the subject line, and what you need from the organizers in the body of the email. Be as specific as possible. Thank you.