International Indirect Tax Summit 2019

International Indirect Tax Summit 2019


E-commerce tax reboot

Following on the recent success of our Brexit special summit in March we are pleased to announce that our next summit has been confirmed for the 15th October 2019. This time we are running an e-commerce special at the May Fair Hotel – London.

The focus will be on how EU and US governments are rebooting their e-commerce tax rules to close billions in missing revenues. Attend the summit and find out:

  • Why the EU is simplifying VAT obligations by rolling out a single EU VAT return Jan 2021
  • Which EU marketplaces facilitating non-EU merchants’ sales will have to collect the VAT
  • How the UK, Germany and soon Austria will bring forward early marketplace obligations
  • What US states are adopting 2018’s Wayfair, with almost 40 states with remote seller tax laws

Our e-commerce special will focus on these areas whilst also including some additional insight on the role of Brexit, Making Tax Digital and how other legislation changes are impacting businesses across the globe. We will cover:

  • Our popular Brexit trade panel will reassemble as we head towards the 31 Oct deadline
  • HMRC will provide and update on the progress of Making Tax Digital, and next steps for 2021

The International Indirect Tax Summit 2019 has been given official CPD accreditation by the CPD Service, delegates will be awarded points for attending.


Time Presentation Speaker Company
08:00 Registration & breakfast    
09:00 Introduction Richard Asquith Avalara Europe Ltd
09:15 Panel discussion: Brexit Allie Renison, Sam Lowe, Kate Andrews   
09:45 Brexit poll Richard Asquith Avalara Europe Ltd
10:15 MTD 2020 Verna Gellvear HMRC
10:45 Break    
11:30 Global marketplace VAT reforms Mike Cunningham HM Treasury
12:00 2021 Marketplace changes Ana-Maria Caraman European Commission
12:30 The subscription economy  TBC  
13:00 Lunch    
14:00 TBC Rob Minns Lofthouse
15:00 Sales tax update: Life after South Dakota v Wayfair Inc Rachel Le Mieux Peterson Sullivan LLP
15:30 Closing remarks Richard Asquith Avalara Europe Ltd

International Indirect Tax Summit 2019 Brexit special highlights


Allie Renison

Allie Renison

Head of EU & Trade Policy

Allie is Head of EU and Trade Policy, and leads on devising recommendations and representing the voice of members on EU policy matters both to Westminster and Whitehall and with European institutions. She provides the link between business and Government on increasing international trade as well as running a number of trade missions for IoD members around the world every year. 

Sam Lowe

Sam Lowe

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

Sam Lowe is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform. He works on trade issues, with a focus on Brexit, customs and regulatory barriers. Prior to joining the CER, he led work on trade, Brexit and environmental issues for Friends of the Earth and is a co-founder of the UK Trade Forum.

Kate Andrews

Kate Andrews

Institute of Economic Affairs

Kate is Associate Director at the IEA. Kate regularly features across the national media, including appearances on BBC’s Any Questions and BBC’s Question Time. She has written for the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Spectator Coffee House, and writes a weekly column on Fridays for City AM.

Verna Gellvear

Verna Gellvear


Verna joined HMRC from DWP in 1998. She successfully completed her VAT Technical training and undertook various compliance roles including that of VAT Assurance Officer. After having spent a number of years within Operational roles Verna now works on the Customer Readiness and External Stakeholder Team (CREST) and is responsible for external stakeholder engagement.

Rachel Le Meuix

Rachel Le Mieux

Partner, Peterson Sullivan LLP

Rachel has been practicing in state and local taxes since 1985, with experience as a legislation and policy specialist. As a partner at Seattle based local accounting and advisory firm Peterson Sullivan LLP, she leads the State and Local Tax Practice and consults with clients across a broad range of industries on state and local tax issues involving sales and use taxes, gross receipts taxes, income taxes, and other miscellaneous taxes. 

Richard Asquith

Richard Asquith

VP Global Indirect Tax, Avalara

Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.


The May Fair Hotel
Stratton Street,

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