BrandArena: IBFD Holds First-Ever Africa Tax Symposium

Tuesday 16 June 2015

IBFD Holds First-Ever Africa Tax Symposium

IBFD is pleased to announce that its inaugural Africa Tax Symposium, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective, will take place on 18 and 19 June 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia. The two-day event will present a complete picture of international taxation in the BEPS era, with special focus on Africa, and will feature prominent speakers, including IBFD tax experts on Africa, and eminent tax practitioners and professors from Africa, the United States and Europe.

As the foremost provider of information on cross-border taxation, IBFD is uniquely placed to host the Africa Tax Symposium, which will welcome 130 delegates from 25 countries. The Symposium is sponsored by IBFD with support from KPMG Zambia and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants, and is fully endorsed by the Zambian Ministry of Finance. The comprehensive programme will cover top trends in international taxation, including base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), the taxation of natural resources and transfer pricing.

The initiative to hold the Symposium was led by Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre, and Kennedy Munyandi, IBFD Manager for Africa, Middle East & Latin America. “We are delighted with the high level of interest our inaugural Africa Tax Symposium has attracted and are looking forward to hosting what we are sure will be a very successful event,” said Mr. Munyandi.

"This initiative is a prime example of IBFD’s ongoing contribution in the area of tax and development,” explained Ms. Obuoforibo. “The Symposium will bring together an impressive group of respected tax professionals from all over the continent. Our speakers and participants are drawn from every pertinent sector from private practice and industry, from government agencies and non-governmental organizations, and from civil society. We look forward to two days of stimulating debate and knowledge-sharing."

A list of speakers and the full programme can be found at

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