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When: Thursday, August 18, 2016
8:30 AM
Where: Sofitel San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Dr
Redwood City, California  94065
United States
Contact: Stewart Karlinsky

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Sofitel San Francisco Bay – Thursday, August 18, 2016

Join us for our first Country by Country Comparison conference on a variety of site selections topics from international finance, tax, and human resources.  This conference provides a unique opportunity for the business community to interact with key representatives from the following countries: Singapore, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Netherlands and Ireland.

The event is supported by the following organizations: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group, TEI Silicon Valley Chapter, San Francisco Foreign Tax Club and International Fiscal Association.

Space is limited so sign up early.  The cost is $300 for members of SVTDG, TEI, SF Foreign Tax Club and IFA and $350 for non-members.

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8:30 - 9:00    Welcome by Supporters and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00   Site Selection Matrix   
    • Ronald Dickel, VP, Global Tax and Trade, Intel Corporation    
    • Mathew Szuhaj, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

10:00 - 10:15    Break

10:15 - 11:15    Location - Singapore   
    • Simon Phua, Regional Director (Americas), Singapore EDB
(Sponsored by Singapore Economic Development Board)

11:15 - 12:15   Location - Northern Ireland   
    • Gary Hanley, US Operations, Invest NI   
    • Deborah Lange, Board Member, Invest NI   
    • Dan Filby, CEO, Highwire 
(Sponsored by Invest NI)

12:15 - 1:30   Lunch and Keynote Speaker 
Country Specific Pros and Cons vs. Evolving Criteria in a Post-BEPS World   
    • John Peterson, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

1:30 - 2:30   Location - Switzerland   
    • Sonja Wollkopf Walt, CEO, Greater Zurich Area   
    • Christoph Niederer, Partner, VISCHER
    • Thomas Linder, Partner, MME   
    • Warren DeSouza, CFO, Aimmune Therapeutics 
(Sponsored by Greater Zurich Area)

2:30 - 3:30   Location - Netherlands   
    • Alan Sankin, VP, Tax and Treasurer, Dolby Laboratories, Inc.   
    • Sebatiaan Boers, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

3:30 - 3:45   Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45   Location - Ireland   
    • Mark O'Sullivan, Partner, Matheson
    • Pat English, Corporate Partner, Matheson

    • Paraic Hayes, Senior VP West Coast Offices, IDA Ireland

    • Jonathan Grahmann, VP Tax Planning, Oracle
(Sponsored by Matheson)

4:45 - 5:45   Reception / Networking

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