Program for the Alternatives to Tax Wars Conference

Forum of Federations: An International Network on Federalism www.forumfed.org Forum des fédérations : un réseau international sur le fédéralisme Sao Paulo, Brazil 21-22 June 2001 Thursday, 21 June 2001 Session I Forum of Federations: An International Network on Federalism www.forumfed.org Forum des fédérations : un réseau international sur le fédéralisme International Seminar of Modernization and Fiscal Federalism — Alternatives to Tax Wars: Sustainable Economic Development In Brazil PROGRAM Sao Paulo, Brazil 21-22 June 2001 Thursday, 21 June 2001 13:30 Registration 14:00 – 14:20 Opening (Authorities Address) Session I 14:20 – 14:45 Keynote Introduction: • Fernando Dall’Aqua, Secretary of Finance, state of Sao Paulo • Céline Auclair, Vice President, Forum of Federations 14:45 – 15:30 Keynote Address: The Right Mix for Economic Development: A Cooperative Strategy for Foreign Investment • Fernando Rezende, Federal Ministry of Industrial Development and Foreign Trade 15:30 – 15:45 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion 15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break Session II 16:00 – 17:15 Panel Session: The Role of Taxes in The Corporations’ Strategies for Investment – Corporations’ Perspective (TBC) 17:15 – 17:45 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion 19:00 Cocktail and Dinner Friday, 22 June 2001 Session III 9:15 – 10:15 Panel Session: Regulatory and Taxation Reform • Canadian Perspective: François Vaillancourt, Université de Montréal • USA Perspective: William Fox, University of Tennesse • European Perspective: Magali Verdonck, Université Catholique de Louvain • Brazilian Perspective: Clovis Panzarini, Coordinator of Tax Administration of Finance Secretary, State of Sao Paulo • International Discussant: William Dillinger, The World Bank 10:15 – 10:45 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break Session IV 11:00 – 11:45 Non tax incentives : Economic Entreprise Zones and Infrastructure Development • Canadian Perspective: François Vaillancourt, Université de Montréal • USA Perspective: William Fox, University of Tennesse • European Perspective: Magali Verdonck, Université Catholique de Louvain • International Discussant: William Dillinger, The World Bank 11:45 – 12:15 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion 12:15 – 14:00 Lunch Session V 14:00 – 14:45 Intergovernmental Coordination: Institutional Capacity • Richard Simeon, University of Toronto • Celina Souza, Federal University of Bahia 14:45 – 15:15 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion Session VI 15:15 – 16:00 The Way Forward: Sustainable and Equitable Economic Development – Yoshiaki Nakano, former Secretary of Finance of the State of Sao Paulo 16:00 – 16:30 Q & A from the floor and panel discussion