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Hindsight is 2020: What the TCJA and Global Developments Tell Us About the Future of Tax

February 13 - 14, 2020

Program Manager: KPMG

Program Description.

After years of effort, Congress finally enacted comprehensive tax reform in late 2017.  With Congress’s work done, the tax community then began the complex process of implementing the new domestic and international business tax system.

But, a lot has happened since 2017.  Plus, history tells us that the tax law is never “done” — it’s always evolving.  It evolves in response to both internal forces (such as economic and political developments, differing points of view and priorities, and other pressures within the United States) and external forces (such as tax, trade, economic, and political developments outside the United States).  Indeed, the current drive by some OECD countries to make massive changes to fundamental principles of business taxation seems virtually unprecedented and is moving at a surprisingly fast pace.

So even as the United States continues to work to put its new regime into place, internal and external forces might compel even more changes to the U.S. tax system in the new decade — possibly further shifting the landscape for both domestic and multinational businesses.

To evaluate and to anticipate these possible changes, they must be identified and evaluated relative to current law — that is, do they make the tax system better or worse, do they raise or lose revenue, and so on.

The 2020 program will review the current state of the U.S. tax law, as substantially modified by the 2017 tax reform legislation.  The internal and external pressures on the tax system will be examined to assess whether the policy choices reflected in the current Tax Code are still the right ones today, especially with regard to the taxation of domestic and multinational businesses.

In other words, the program will ask the question: what policy changes could, or should, be explored based upon what we know now about the functioning of the substantially modified U.S. tax system, given both recent worldwide developments and our two years of experience so far with the new U.S. tax rules?

After all, hindsight is “2020.”

Join business, government, and academic leaders at the 21st Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium as we consider how the U.S. tax system might evolve in response to internal and external forces.  Below are just a few of the critical topics that leaders of the tax community will explore over our two days together.

  • What are the real world effects of the TCJA and how has it changed thinking about global investment?
  • Innovation — does the new U.S. tax system strike the right balance to encourage high value activity in the United States?
  • How does the new interest deduction limitation (and the even lower “cap” scheduled to go in effect in 2022) change financing decisions and structures?
  • What’s the state of play of the OECD’s efforts to reform international tax standards — what’s really motivating these efforts and how might actions by other countries drive changes to U.S. tax policy?
  • With two years of experience, how are the GILTI rules working relative to other anti-base erosion proposals?
  • What might some of the significant changes to the U.S. system that have recently been proposed mean for the future of domestic and multinational tax?


The program also will introduce new features to make the Symposium particularly engaging and relevant — including expanded use of technology, as well as “mini-sessions” with lively debates on topical issues interspersed with more in-depth discussions.  Breakout sessions — with separate tracks for domestic, international, policy, and technical issues — will also drill down into key issues of interest to tax executives, practitioners, policy makers, advisers, and all others concerned with the tax policy process.


Continuing Education.

CPE: To be determined
CLE: To be determined

The Tax Council Policy Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.

When & Where

February 13 - 14, 2020
Annual Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC, Washington, DC

Program Manager


The Agenda.

Day 1

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    The agenda will be available in December. Stay tuned!

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  • Regular Registration (Register after COB January 17, 2020) - $1,100.00
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    Planning Committee.


    Scott Reents
    Vice President, Tax and Treasury


    Kevin Conway
    Senior Vice President, Tax

    Amgen Inc.

    Jacqueline Crouse
    Vice President, Tax


    Ellen MacNeil
    Managing Director
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Assurant Inc.

    Melissa Hall
    Senior Vice President - Tax

    Boeing Company, The

    Christopher Wolter
    Vice President, Taxes

    Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

    Russ Sullivan
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Carlyle Group, The

    Shannon Stafford
    Managing Director

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Chad Withers
    Chief Tax Officer


    Madeleine Barber
    Senior Vice President & Chief Tax Officer


    Saul Rosen
    Senior Tax Counsel and Managing Director

    Deloitte Tax LLP

    Jon Traub
    Managing Principal, Tax Policy Group
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Eli Lilly and Company

    Katie Lodato
    Vice President, Global Tax


    Barbara Angus
    Global Tax Policy Leader
    Program Manager Advisory Committee


    Alan Lee
    Head of Global Tax Policy


    Robert L. Brown
    Corporate Vice President Tax

    Ford Motor Company

    Ron Lang
    Chief Tax Officer

    Intel Corporation

    Sharon Heck
    Corporate Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Tax Officer

    Ivins, Phillips & Barker

    Hank Gutman
    Of Counsel
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Johnson & Johnson

    Louise Weingrod
    Vice President, Global Taxation


    Manal Corwin
    Principal in Charge, Washington National Tax
    Program Manager


    John Gimigliano
    Principal-in-Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services
    Program Manager

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Urvi Doshi Sood
    Vice President, Taxes & General Tax Counsel

    Loews Corporation

    Susan Becker
    Vice President, Chief Tax Officer

    Mars, Incorporated

    Anthony Gedeller
    Global Tax & Currency Director

    Martin Marietta Materials Inc.

    Pam Kelly
    Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Masco Corporation

    Lawrence Leaman
    Vice President - Global Taxes

    MasterCard Worldwide

    Scarlet Pereira
    Interim Head of Tax

    McCormick & Company, Inc.

    Paul Nolan
    Vice President, Tax & Government Affairs

    McDermott Will & Emery

    David Noren
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Microsoft Corporation

    Thomas Roesser
    Senior Director - Tax Affairs

    Miller & Chevalier Chartered

    Patricia Sweeney
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    PepsiCo, Inc.

    Jeffrey Coniaris
    Senior Vice President, Tax Planning

    Phillips 66

    Heather Crowder
    General Tax Officer

    Procter & Gamble

    Amy Roberti
    Director, US Federal Government Relations Leader and Global Tax Policy


    Pam Olson
    US Deputy Tax Leader and Washington National Tax Services (WNTS) Leader
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

    Armando Gomez
    Program Manager Advisory Committee

    Squire Patton Boggs

    Matthew Cutts
    Program Manager Advisory Committee


    Chris Miller
    Senior Vice President, Tax


    Francois Chadwick
    Vice President, Tax & Accounting

    United Technologies Corporation

    Ross Kearney
    Corporate Vice President, Tax

    Walt Disney Company, The

    John Stowell
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Hotel Information.

    The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC
    1150 22nd Street NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    +1 202 835 0500

    $355 per night plus tax and fee

    Reservation Method (choose one):

    1. Call 202-835-0500 or 800-241-3333 and reference “2020 TCPI Symposium”
    2. Reserve online – click here

    All reservations should be received by no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  After this date, room availability and pricing cannot be guaranteed.

    ** There is a limited number of rooms available three days prior to and three days after the conference dates.  If you would like to add to your stay, please contact Marcia Gomes at Marcia.Gomes@ritzcarlton.com.

    Check-in and Check-out

    • Check in: 3:00 PM
    • Check out: 12:00 PM

    Room Cancellation Policy:

    72 hours prior to arrival

    Additional Information.

    Who should attend?

    The program is designed for CFOs, VPs of Tax, VPs of Finance, corporate tax directors, government tax professionals, tax counsels, attorneys, and managers. The method of delivery will be group-live at an intermediate to advanced level. Participants should possess an advanced knowledge of tax policy and practice.

    Does the registration cost include hotel reservation?

    No. You must make your own hotel reservation. A limited number of rooms has been put on hold at The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC (1150 22nd Street NW) for the evenings of Feb 12th and 13th for $355 per night (plus tax and fees). Check out the "Hotel" section for additional information.

    Can I obtain continuing education credits (CLE or CPE) by attending this conference?

    Participation in the Symposium will allow you the opportunity to receive continuing education credits. TCPI is registered with NASBA, and in accordance with its policies, up to 12 CPE credits can be earned. (NASBA Field of Study: TAXATION.) TCPI will also apply for CLE accreditation post-conference from those states that require it, which participants list on their registration forms. The total amount of earned CLE credits varies by states.

    How do I become an exhibitor?

    To obtain a copy of the exhibitor prospectus, which includes the pricing and benefits of becoming an exhibitor, please email us at general@tcpi.org. Note that spots are limited and we do sell out!

    Should I bring a laptop/tablet to this conference?

    YES, especially for those seeking continuing education (CE) credits. An event app and a web-version of the app will be available for the sole use of registered attendees. Submitting questions for speakers, tracking of attendance for CE accreditation, participating in polling questions, accessing conference documents (presentations and article) and many functions will be conducted through the event app. There will be wifi and writing surface available in the conference room.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Fees are refundable, less a $100 processing fee, if written notice is received by TCPI prior to COB Friday, January 17, 2020. There will be no refunds after January 17, 2020; however, a substitute for the original registrant will be accepted. For more information regarding registration, refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please call TCPI at (202) 822-8062 or email symposium@tcpi.org.

    Join us for an amazing event full of industry insights and knowledge.

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