III INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE «Planning of International Business: Experience of Russia, Europe and Asia»
2-3 June 2011, Saint-Petersburg
2 Invitation to the conference
We are happy to invite you to participate in the 3-d Annual International Business Conference “Planning of International Business: Experience of Russia, Europe and Asia”. The aim of the event is to create an opportunity for discussion the business development between Russia, Europe and Asia.
Organizers: – IMPEX CONSULT GROUP(Russia) – Management & Bookkeeping Services (Tallinn, Estonia) IMPEX CONSULT is one of the leading firms on the Russian market of international tax planning providing registration services in more than 20 jurisdictions of the world. The company helps its clients open bank accounts in foreign banks as well. IMPEX CONSULT is the member of the following organisations: – The International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) – The Association of European Business (AEB) – Asia Offshore Association Management & Bookkeeping Services is the part of IMPEX CONSULT GROUP and provides auditing and accounting. The company is located in Tallinn (Estonia).
3 Conference brief description
Some people say the recession is over, others still face difficulties doing their business in Russia and other countries. But we can surely claim that business is looking for new opportunities for growth and development and the ways to increase its value. The objective of this conference is to provide an opportunity for professional advisers and business representatives to meet and discuss new waves and tendencies in the area of international tax planning, raising finance, and capital investment. Participants will learn much about recent changes in Russian tax law regarding international taxation and find out the advantages of doing international business through corporate structures registered in Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, Slovakia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Singapore and others. Besides that, great attention will be paid to the opportunities for capital investment and raising finance.. IBCPIBŃ‚Đź 2011 is a great possibility to establish dialogue between the leading Russian, European and Asian consulting firms, banksâ€™ representatives, business owners, and top management who are interested in their business improvement and establishing new useful contacts. The conference attendees will get maximum of useful information on all aspects and share their experience.
Highly-qualified specialists of leading European and Asian banks, legal and accounting firms, financial institutions and business sector are invited to perform as conference speakers. More than 100 delegates: chief executive officers, top-managers, owners of trade, investment, industrial companies, specialists in the sphere of law and financial consulting from Europe and Asia will take part in the conference. We are happy to invite you to become a delegate on the 3-d International Business Conference â€œPlanning of International Business: Experience of Russia, Europe and Asiaâ€? which will take place in an amazing city SaintPetersburg which is called northern capital of Russia.
5 Conference timetable* Wednesday, 1 June 2011 (delegates arrive)
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Boat excursion along the rivers and canals accompanied by Russian and English speaking 2 guides
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Welcome cocktail in honor of the participants at Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Thursday, 2 June 2011 (the first day of the conference)
9.00 am – 9.40 am
Delegates registration, morning coffee
9.40 am – 10.00 am
RUSSIA AND INTERNATIONAL TAX RELATIONS. EXPERIENCE OF ASIA
10.00 am–10:30 am
Recent Changes in Tax Legislation of Russia Regarding International Taxation
Rustam Vakhitov, head of the International Tax Practice (Russia)
10.30 am–11:00 am
Tax Risks While Structuring Assets in Russia: The Review of Recent Court Rulings in Russia with the Participation of Foreign Companies
Kirill Bondarenko, head of Moscow office of Impex Consult Group (Russia)
11.00 am–11:30 am
Case Study: Tax Liability of Non-Resident Entities to Source-Based Income From Debt Transactions in Russia
Kirill Petrov, expert of TaxArt Group (Russia) + representative of Russian company from the real sector
11.30 am–12:00 pm
6 Conference timetable Time
12:00 pm-12:40 pm
The Specificity of International Taxation while Investing into ASEAN countries: Experience of Vietnam and Indonesia
Chor Ghee Lim, partner of VIETVALUES Audit and Consulting Group (Vietnam)
THE ADVANTAGES OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN COMPANIES: CHOOSING THE RIGHT JURISDICTION WHILE STRUCTURING ASSETS IN RUSSIA AND ABROAD Erich Baier, owner and general manager of Bilanz-Data (Austria)
12:40 pm-1:20 pm
Austria: How to Successfully Blend the Interests of Russian Family and its Business in a Cross-Border Environment
1:20 pm-2:00 pm
Swedish Companies as an Efficient Instrument While Structuring Investments into Russia and Overseas
Jacob Hoogenboom, Managing Director, Intertrust Group (Russia)
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
3:00 pm-3:30 pm
3:30 pm-4:00 pm
4:00 pm-4:30 pm 4:30 pm-4:50 pm
Opportunities of IPO on AIM of London Stock Exchange with a Help of Cyprus Companies: Tax Review
Stelios Gregoriou, director of Baker Tilly Klitou (Cyprus)
The Advantages of Doing Business in Malta and through Malta, Opportunities for Tax Planning
Francis J. Vassallo, owner and managing director of Francis J. Vassallo & Associates (Malta)
Coffee break Run Your Business from Slovakia
Andrej Filanda, PF/ACT, s.r.o. (Slovakia)
7 Conference timetable Time
4:50 pm-5:20 pm
Singapore as an Attractive and Reliable Basis while Structuring International Investments into Russia and Asia
5:20 pm-6:30 pm
6:30 pm-7:00 pm
Transfer to the restaurant “Russkiy Kitch”
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Dinner in the “Russkiy Kitch” restaurant, courses of preparing samogon (home distilled vodka)
10:00 pm–11:00 pm 11:00 pm–1:00 am
Joe Cheung, Sovereign Trust (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Walking excursion to the Bronze Horseman Boat cruise along the Neva and to the Gulf of Finland
Friday, 3 June 2011 (second day of the conference)
Time 9:30 am-10:00 am
Event Registration, Morning coffee (continued)
Session 2 10:00 am-10:30 am
Liechtenstein: Financial Center and Gateway to International Markets
Daniel Hess, director of ARTHA TRUST REG. (Liechtenstein)
10:30 am-11:00 am
The Netherlands: New Posibilities
Rene van den Outenaar, director of Molade Trust Management (the Netherlands)
11:00 am-11:30 am
Lithuanian Companies: Opportunities for Tax Planning, Investing and Asset Protection
Jaroslavas Lukoševicius, The Prospera Group (Lithuania)
Event Coffee break
11:30 am-11:50 am 11:50 am-1:00 pm
Round Table Discussion (1): The Issues of the Concept of Beneficial Ownership in Russian and Foreign Taxation
11:50 am-1:00 pm
Round Table Discussion (2): Transfer Pricing Issues in Russia and Overseas Lunch
1:00 pm-2:00 pm 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Round Table Discussion (3): Fund-raising Opportunities and Ways of Attraction of International Investments for Russian and Foreign Business
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
4:30 pm-5:00 pm
Transfer to Peterhof by Meteor
5:00 pm-18:30 pm
Excursion of the Lower Gardens of Peterhof, visiting the Grotto
7:00 pm-12:00 am
Gala dinner at the restaurant “Russkaya Versaliya” (Konstantin Palace)
Saturday, 4 June 2011 – departure from the hotel
*The conference organizers have the right to make changes in conference timetable and list of speakers without prior notification. However, the possible changes will not affect the conference objectives.
9 Terms of Participation
Standard Package - 1200 Euro • Participation in all sessions and round tables according to the conference program; • Coffee breaks and lunches; • Handout of the conference materials; • Simultaneous translation; • Sightseeing tour of Saint-Petersburg by river & canal; • Welcome cocktail in honor of the opening of the conference ; • Evening events: Dinner in a traditional Russian restaurant, foot walk with the guide, sightseeing tour of the Neva & Gulf of Finland, visiting of Lower Park & Grotto (Peterhof), gala banquet at the restaurant “Russkaya Versaliya” in honor of the closing of the conference; • Invitation from our part to obtain visa to Russia (if required).
Information Package - 800 Euro • Participation in all sessions and round tables according to the conference program • Coffee breaks and lunches; • Handout of the conference materials; • Simultaneous translation; • Sightseeing tour of Saint-Petersburg by river & canal; • Welcome cocktail in honor of the opening of the conference; • Invitation from our part to obtain visa to Russia (if required). Attendant Package - 400 Euro • Sightseeing tour of Saint-Petersburg by river & canal; • Welcome cocktail in honor of the opening of the conference; • Evening events: Dinner in a traditional Russian restaurant, foot walk with the guide, sightseeing tour of the Neva & Gulf of Finland, visiting of Lower Park & Grotto (Peterhof), gala banquet in restaurant “Russkaya Versaliya” in honor of the closing of the conference; • Invitation from our part to obtain visa to Russia (if required). Additional service packages to the participants: • Individual transfer «Airport - Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya - Airport»; • Evening events: Dinner in a traditional Russian restaurant, foot walk with the guide, sightseeing tour of the Neva & Gulf of Finland, visiting of Lower Park & Grotto (Peterhof), gala banquet in restaurant “Russkaya Versaliya” in honor of the closing of the conference.
10 The venue
About Saint-Petersburg Saint-Petersburg is located on Golf of Finland of the Baltic Sea and is called the “The Russian gates to Europe”. The city is the strategic Russian center which boarders with European Union. Today Saint-Petersburg is one of the fastest developing cities in Russia which has a great investments potential. Saint-Petersburg is surely considered one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Its historical center and numerous palaces and parks in suburbs are included in the list of the World Heritage of UNESCO. The “city of white nights” is ranked one of the first in the world by the number of waters and bridges. All these make Saint-Petersburg extremely attractive for so many tourists from all of the parts of the world who come here every year.
11 Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya
Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya Boasting a prime location on the Gulf of Finland, this hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia is conveniently located in a 15-minute drive to the city center. The largest conference hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Park Inn Pribaltiyskaya is ideal for business and leisure travellers, offering easy access to public transport and nearby attractions like the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress and the Russian Museum. Relax in one of the 1,200 newly renovated rooms overlooking the city or the Gulf of Finland. Address: 14 Korablestroiteley Street St. Petersburg 199226 Russia
12 Entertaining program First day 1 June 2011
Boat excursion along the rivers and canals This is not only a great time to spend but the real opportunity to get the unforgettable impressions, admire a lot of amazing views, make photos, visit historical places.
Welcome cocktail Get acquainted with other quests, find someone you might already know and simply relax after a trip to SaintPetersburg.
13 Entertaining program Second day 2 June 2011
Dinner in «Russkiy Kitch» Russian traditional dishes are prepared in real Russian stoves in this restaurant. And the worlds most popular dishes are served with Russian “accent”.
A walking excursion to Bronze Horseman A walk around the historical center will become a great opportunity to feel the mood of the city.
Boat trip along the Neva and to the Gulf of Finland You will see a unique architecture of the historical center of the city, northern islands, the great spaces of the Gulf of Finland at amazing white nights.
14 Entertaining program Third day 3 June 2011
Visiting the Lower Garden of Peterhof and the Grotto The former emperor residence is remarkable for its majestic fountain cascades and parks. This is a trip to a children fairytale which will remain in your heart for long.
Gala Dinner at â€œRusskaya Versaliaâ€? (Konstantin Palace)
The restaurant is located far from the city noise near Konstantin Palace and serves Russian and European dishes.
Fireworks is the great way to finalize the Gala Dinner and the entire conference.
Organizers partners IBCPIB™ 2011 IMPEX CONSULT LTD.
Bol’shaya Semenovskaya str., 40, build. 27, office 2 Russia, Moscow Tel. +7 812 309 39 86 Tel. +7 495 411 91 34 WWW: www.impexconsult.ru
MANAGEMENT & BOOKKEEPING SERVICES OÜ
Toompuiestee 35, Tallinn,Estonia, 101 Tel. +372 6 640 344 WWW : www.mbs.co.ee
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