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Disruption and opportunity in the era of global tax transformation

February 15 - 16, 2018

Program Manager: Deloitte Tax LLP

Program Description.

The pace of change in tax laws and regulations may wax and wane, but shifts in the global economy, advancements in technology, and the expectations of traditional and emerging stakeholders continue to accelerate at a dizzying rate.

Join us at the 19th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium as we examine the legislative, administrative, economic, talent, and marketplace disruptions in play today, as well as those to come. We’ll explore how tax executives are anticipating and responding to the conflicting demands and opportunities and what these disruptions present.  Over our two days together we will examine several crucial issues, including:

  • The C-suite perception of tax disruption and its short- and mid-term impact on key decisions and operations
  • The state of US tax reform, including an exploration of how it may change future tax and business decisions for domestic and global enterprises
  • Global tax legislative and enforcement trends and predictions, including the upheaval stemming from OECD, EU, and G20 actions and proposals
  • Strategies and tools to meet these challenges within an evolving tax workplace

Join the dialogue with other tax executives, legislators, regulators, administrators, economists, service providers, and academics as we come together to explore emerging policy considerations, share insights, and exchange practical strategies for managing and mitigating the disruptions that changes in tax policy create.

Continuing Education.


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 15 - 16, 2018
Annual Symposium
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC, Washington, DC
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Program Manager

Deloitte Tax LLP


  • Regular Registration (Register after January 19, 2018) - $975.00
  • Select Number of Tickets
    Early Bird Registration$875.00 per ticketRegister by COB January 19, 2018

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    Government employees and Academia (full-time faculty and students)$300.00 per ticket

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    Speaker Registration$0.00 per ticket

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    Media Registration$0.00 per ticket

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    Exhibitor Registration$0.00 per ticket

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    * Event is open to the media *

    Media interested in attending the event should register using the “Media Registration” option.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Fees are refundable, less a $100 processing fee, if written notice is received by TCPI prior to COB Friday, January 19, 2018. There will be no refunds after January 19, 2018; 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.

    Planning Committee.

    AbbVie Inc.

    Scott Reents
    Vice President, Tax

    AmerisourceBergen Corporation

    Kevin Conway
    Senior Vice President, Tax

    Amgen Inc.

    Jacqueline Crouse
    Vice President, Tax

    Andersen Tax

    Ellen MacNeil
    Managing Director
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)

    Assurant Inc.

    Melissa Hall
    Senior Vice President - Tax

    Boston Scientific Corporation

    Douglas Cronin
    Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Chad Withers
    Director, Global Tax Operations


    Madeleine Barber
    Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer


    Saul Rosen
    Senior Tax Counsel and Managing Director

    Deloitte Tax LLP

    Jonathan Traub
    Principal in Charge, Tax Policy Group - - Washington National Tax
    Program Manager

    Deloitte Tax LLP

    Banks Edwards
    Managing Partner, Washington National Tax
    Program Manager

    Eli Lilly and Company

    David P. Lewis
    Vice President, Global Taxes; Chief Tax Executive & Assistant Treasurer

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Tim C. Raymond
    Assistant General Tax Counsel


    Eric Solomon
    Co-Director, National Tax
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)

    Facebook, Inc.

    Alan T. Lee
    Head of Global Tax Policy

    FedEx Corporation

    Robert L. Brown
    Corporate Vice President Tax

    Ford Motor Company

    Diane Dossin
    Chief Tax Officer

    Hess Corporation

    C. Martin Dunagin, Jr.
    Vice President, Corporate Tax

    Intel Corporation

    Ronald D. Dickel
    Vice President, Global Tax

    International Paper Company

    Kevin G. McWilliams
    Vice President Tax

    Ivins, Phillips & Barker

    Hank Gutman
    Of Counsel
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)

    Johnson & Johnson

    Louise Weingrod
    Vice President, Global Taxation

    John Gimigliano

    Principal-in-Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    David A. Heywood
    Vice President, Taxes & General Tax Counsel

    Loews Corporation

    Susan Becker
    Vice President, Chief Tax Officer

    Mars, Incorporated

    Anthony Gedeller
    Global Tax & Currency Director

    Masco Corporation

    Lawrence Leaman
    Vice President, Global Taxes

    MasterCard Worldwide

    Timothy G. Berger
    Executive Vice President - Tax

    McDermott Will & Emery

    David Noren
    Program Manager Advisory Committe (PMAC)


    Russ Sullivan
    Program Manager Advisory Committe (PMAC)

    Miller & Chevalier Chartered

    Patricia Sweeney
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)

    PepsiCo, Inc.

    Jeffrey Coniaris
    Senior Vice President, Tax Planning

    Procter & Gamble

    Amy Roberti
    Director, Global Tax & Fiscal Policy


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

    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

    Armando Gomez
    Program Manager Advisory Committee (PMAC)


    Chris Miller
    Vice President, Tax

    The Boeing Company

    Christopher Wolter
    Vice President, Taxes

    The Walt Disney Company

    John Stowell
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Taxes

    Tupperware Brands Corporation

    Josef Hajek
    Senior Vice President, Tax & Government Affairs

    United Technologies Corporation

    Ross Kearney
    Vice President, Tax

    Vertex Inc.

    Bernadette Pinamont
    Chief Tax Officer - Income Tax


    Lisa Wadlin
    Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer

    Hotel Information.


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

    Rate for Feb. 14 and 15**:

    $350 per night plus tax and fee

    Reservation Method (choose one):

    1. Call 202-835-0500 or 800-241-3333 and reference “2018 TCPI Symposium”
    2. Reserve online – click here

    All reservations should be received by no later than Monday, January 22, 2018.  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 14th and 15th for $350 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 to this conference?

    Up to you. All conference materials, including the agenda, speaker bios and PowerPoint presentations, will be made available on the password-protected TCPI Symposium website (accessible to attendees only). There will be wifi and writing surface available in the conference room. In the past, some attendees have chosen to bring their laptops to the conference or print everything beforehand.

    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 19, 2018. There will be no refunds after January 19, 2018; 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.