A two-day symposium titled “Symposium of Taxation: The Era of BEPS” was held on 3 and 4 August 2017 at HSMC. The event was organised by the School of Business, supported by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong and funded by the Research Grant Council of the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (grant number UGC/IIDS14/B01/16). It succeeded in bringing together business and tax practitioners, academics and government officials from Hong Kong, mainland China and other parts of the world, who exchanged ideas and thoughts on the theme Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS).
Distinguished overseas and local scholars and tax experts delivered talks on timely BEPS topics including digital economy, common reporting standard, harmful tax practices and transfer pricing. More than 200 guests and participants, comprising senior executives and tax professionals from public practices and industries, as well as faculty members from different universities and colleges attended for timely updates on the different BEPS topics.
The symposium was inaugurated by President Simon Ho while Ms Karmen Yeung, President of the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, delivered an opening remark. Mr Wong Kuen Fai, JP, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, HKSAR Government and Ms Caroline Malcolm, Counsellor to the Director and Deputy Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) attended as keynote speakers to share their views and insights on the latest development of BEPS.
Welcome speech by President Simon Ho
President Simon Ho presented souvenirs to speakers: (from left) Ms Karmen Yeung, Mr Wong Kuen Fai, JP, Mr Michael Olesnicky, Ms Caroline Malcolm, Professor Marie Lamensch and Professor Shi Zhengwen.
Opening remarks by Ms Karmen Yeung, President of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong
Keynote speech by Mr Wong Kuen Fai, JP, Commissioner of Inland Revenue Department
Keynote speech by Ms Caroline Malcolm, Counsellor to the Director of Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
Souvenir to Mr Roy Phan (left), Senior Tax Manager of Deloitte – Hong Kong
Souvenir to Mr Martin Richter (left), Transfer Pricing Partner of EY Greater China
Professor Bradley Barnes (1st from right), Dean of School of Business, presented souvenirs to speakers: (from left) Mr Benjamin Chan, Mr Bart Kosters, Mr Jeremy Choi and Ms Anita Tsang.