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VAT Forum International School on Indirect Taxation

  • Aug 17, 2015 | Richard Asquith

VAT Forum International School on Indirect Taxation
In collaboration with at least 25 VAT experts from about 17 European countries who will lead the workshops, discussions and seminars.  This year's 16th School is sponsored by Avalara.

Content covered

  • In-depth VAT analyses
  • VAT seminars
  • discussion sessions
  • focused workshop sessions

When are where?

28, 29, 30 September, 1 and 2 October 2015

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Antwerp

Direct express bus from Brussels airport to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Antwerp.

Who should attend the International School on Indirect Taxation?

The School is designed for people who already have experience in international VAT and have sufficient knowledge of their national VAT system.

What is the aim of the International School on Indirect Taxation?

The aim of the International School on Indirect Taxation is to provide a forum for people who are responsible for international VAT within a company or group of companies.

During the International School Summit, participants can meet and talk to VAT experts from different European countries and other people responsible for VAT in major companies. The International School Summit is a premier networking event. All participants will receive extensive documentation and an information binder.

Participation options

It is possible to attend the International School Summit from Monday to Friday, from Monday to Wednesday, or from Wednesday to Friday.

Single day or half-day registrations are also possible.

Who are the workshop and seminar leaders?

The following VAT experts will lead workshops and seminars at the international school:

Austria: Thomas Pühringer (Pühringer Tax Consulting GmbH)

Belgium: Patrick Wille, Heidi Deschacht, Els Meynendonckx, Frank Borger, Peter Raes (THE VAT HOUSE), Katrien Robberechts (VAT House Services), Katia Delfín Diaz (OmniVAT)

Czech Republic: Jan Kaucký (RNDr Jan Kaucký)

Germany: Eveline Beer (küffner maunz langer zugmaier)

Greece: Stamatis Papahimonas (A&P - Tax and Finance)

Hungary: Ranetta Petrovácz (Petitum Kft)

Italy: Alessandro Portale (Studio Portale)

Luxembourg: Christophe Plainchamp (Atoz)

Poland: Dorota Baczewska (Independent Tax Advisors Poland)

Portugal: Conceição Gamito (Vieira de Almeida)

Romania: Alina Zarzu (TaxSense)

Slovakia: Milan Vargan (TAX systems)

Spain: Pablo Luján (IVA Consulta), Fernando Matesanz (Spanish VAT Services Asesores SL)

Sweden: Pär Sundberg (Skeppsbron Skatt)

Switzerland: Felix Geiger (VAT Consulting AG)

The Netherlands: Marja van den Oetelaar (Het BTW Advies Kantoor), Raymond Feen (VAT)

VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.