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2018 Energy Tax Symposium Agenda
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Energy Tax Symposium
February 21, 2018
The Houstonian Hotel, Houston


This event's speakers will include key energy tax people from around the globe. In addition, the event will include a luncheon keynote speaker, and will conclude with a networking cocktail reception. Following the Symposium on Thursday and Friday February 22-23, the USA Branch Annual Conference will be held. A special registration fee will be offered for those who wish to attend both meetings.



Wednesday February 21

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Seminar – Global Tax for Energy: Transfer Pricing, Global Trade, Indirect Tax, & Motor Fuels

Sponsored by Thomson Reuters


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Ed Osterberg, Co-Chair of Symposium

Jim Roach, Co-Chair of Symposium, and Regional Vice President, IFA USA Houston Region


8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040


Neil W. Duffin, President, Exxon Mobil Production Company (invited)


9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

US LNG Exports


Nicholas J. Fulford, Global Head of Gas and LNG, Gaffney Cline

Andrius Kontrimas, Norton Rose Fullbright

John Mauel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Gregory M Vesey, CEO, LNG Limited


10:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The Future of the North Sea


Peter Hiorth, Schjodt & Associates, Norway

Derek Leith, Ernst & Young, UK

Michiel Schul, Loyens & Loeff, Netherlands

Stig Sollund, Ministry of Finance, Norway

Mike Williams, Director, Business & International Tax, HM Treasury


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with Keynote Speaker


1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Brazil / Canada / Mexico / USA Energy Challenges


Greg Johnson, Bennett Jones, Calgary

Dion Legge, Norton Rose Fulbright, Calgary

Gabriel Ruiz, Thompson and Knight, Monterrey

Ivan Tauil, Tauil & Chequer Advogados Associado a Mayer Brown LLP

Salvador Ugalde Mancilla, Hydrocarbons Revenues Unit, Government of Mexico


3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Discussion: Carbon Tax vs Cap and Trade?


Introduction and Scene Set
Bret Wells
, UHLC, Tax


Carbon Tax:

Diane Kraal, Monash University

Tracey Roberts, Samford University

Michael Wara, Stanford, Environmental


Cap and Trade:

Victor B. Flatt, UHLC, Environmental

Brian Murray, Duke University Nicholas Institute


4:45 – 5:15 p.m.

International Considerations: Linkages and Border Adjustments


Reuven Ani-Yonah, US Irvine, Tax


5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks


5:30 onwards

Cocktail Reception



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