TTIP, Tax and Technology – Emerging Issues in Transatlantic Trade

Date: 3/20/14


Thursday, March 20, 2014
Registration and Breakfast 8:30am
Program 9 AM– 12:30pm

The Auditorium @ Globe House
Hosted at British American Tobacco
4 Temple Place, London, UK WC2R 2PG

Media note: Event Closed To Press

Speakers and Detailed Agenda


Panel 1: Trade: The State of The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
The opening session will discuss the ongoing Transatlantic trade negotiations (T-TIP), why they matter and what they could mean for both sides of the ocean. The panelists will assess where the talks stand today, and what issues will need to be overcome to reach a successful conclusion.

  • Bill Reinsch, President, National Foreign Trade Council (Moderator)
  • The Honorable John Healey MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on EU-US Trade & Investment
  • The Honorable Ben Wallace, MP for Wyre and Preston North
  • Peter Chase, Vice President, Europe, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Simon Moore, Director, International, Confederation of British Industry

Panel 2: Tax: The OECD BEPS Project
The Base Erosion/Profit Shifting (BEPS) project of the OECD could be the biggest development in international tax law in a generation. This session will explore the intent and current status of the BEPS project, its potential impact on companies on both sides of the Atlantic including transfer pricing documentation, country-by-country reporting, hybrid mismatch arrangements and the digital economy issues.


  • Catherine Schultz, Vice President, International Tax, National Foreign Trade Council (Moderator)
  • Will Morris, Senior International Tax Counsel & Director, Global Tax Policy, GE; and Chairman of BIAC Committee on Taxation and Fiscal Policy
  • Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director, Corporate Tax, HM Revenue and Customs
  • David Blair, Partner, Crowell and Moring
  • Jesse Eggert, Senior Advisor, Base Erosion & Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, OECD
Panel 3: Technology: The Impact of the Internet on Transatlantic Trade and Innovation
The internet and digital technologies are fundamentally changing who trades and how businesses trade across international borders. This session will assess the impact of the Internet on trade to date, with a particular focus on transatlantic businesses, and explore the appropriate role of regulation on global flows of digital information.


  • Jake Colvin, Vice President, Global Trade Issues, National Foreign Trade Council (Moderator)
  • Eddie Copeland, Head of Digital Government Unit, Policy Exchange
  • David Galbraith, Founder, Swig Flasks
  • Maya Ross, Business Development Manager, GoCardless
  • Alasdair McGowan, Director GR (UK & IE) and EMEA Policy Counsel, eBay UK Ltd.

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