27-28 May 2021

Virtual Event


Constant technological developments, changes in tax regulations and lack of VAT harmonization and simplification make VAT rules too complex and inconvenient. Every day VAT experts have to deal with challenges coming from regulations: quick fixes, implementation of new VAT e-commerce rules, raised concerns from E-invoicing rules and changes in economic situation affecting action incentives. Lack of knowledge and experience leads to revenue losses and fraud issues.

Nobody knows how to combat the defects of the current VAT system, but VAT Management Summit provides an opportunity to discuss the latest VAT issues with a team of international experts and think about possible improvements and apply VAT management methods succeeded in leading companies. It is a chance to redesign operations and capitalize on potential indirect tax savings. The participants will be informed about the most recent developments in legislation and jurisprudence in the field. This event brings together the best VAT experts all in one location.

DAY 1 – 27 May 2021

Module 1
  • Reforms and proposals to harmonize and simplify VAT rules
  • Panel discussion: Quick Fixes: weakness of rules simplifications and practical problems
  • Brexit – how to get ready for the end of the transition period
  • Challenges of existing rules on administrative cooperation
  • Implementation of new VAT e-commerce rules and challenges coming from regulations
Module 1
Module 2
  • Tax clearance and e-invoicing revolution in the VAT compliance world
  • 2020 as a drive to use electronic VAT returns
  • VAT return & analysis software: analytics for operational excellence achievement
  • Transforming the VAT function through technology
  • Panel: Digitalization of VAT: main challenges faced and issues have to be considered
Module 2

DAY 2 – 28 May 2021

Module 3
  • Panel discussion: Achieving operational excellence in VAT Management
  • Coronavirus pandemic recovery: tax updates
  • Dealing with non-compliance and VAT gap
  • VAT compliance process: interaction between customs, TP and VAT
  • Digitalization of VAT operations: analytics for operational improvement and excellence
Module 3
Module 4
  • How diversity promotes innovation.
  • Internationalization of the Tax team
  • Make financial administration right
  • Shared service centers for VAT
  • Effective VAT management in the supply chain
  • Panel discussion: Costly errors in VAT: what not be done again
Module 4



Ruud van der Hoeven

Head of Tax Europe, Middle East & North America

Johnson Electric, Switzerland

Donata Koren

Global Head of Tax

Zalando, Germany

Andrew Daly

Lead VAT Team

Zalando, Germany


Robert Lejoly

VAT Manager

Johnson Electric International AG, Switzerland

Ksenija Cipek

Head of Tax Risks Analysis

Ministry of Finance Tax Administration, Croatia

Mark Houtzager

EMEA Tax Leader

Starbucks, UK


Piotrek Gaczyński

EMEA VAT Manager

HP Inc., Poland

Jiri Kiska

VAT Manager

HP Inc., Czech Republic

Tom Borec

Global Head of Tax

MTS Globe, Switzerland


Joe Power

VAT Director EMEA

Medtronic, Ireland

Maria Cambien

VAT Manager EMEA

Goodyear, Belgium

Nicoletta Petrosino

Global Indirect Tax Manager

Nestlé, Switzerland


Aleksandra Heinzer

EU VAT specialist

CFE’s Representative at the EU VAT Forum at European Commission

Abhishek Shah

Global Tax, Americas – Indirect Taxes

Caterpillar Inc., US

Liesbeth Coomans

VAT Manager

Agfa, Belgium


Laszlo Hosszu

Branch Director

KR Group, Poland

Gabor Farkas


PwC Hungary Ltd

Gunjan Tripathi

Senior Proposition Manager for Indirect Tax

Thomson Reuters, UK


Andrew Bohnet

Global Solutions Architect

Innovate Tax, UK

Andreas Fietz


TLI VAT Services, Germany

Sylvia Petkova

VAT Technical Manager

TMF Group, UK


Andreas Weidner

Tax Technology Innovation

eClear, Germany

Anita Richter

Vice President Tax Technology Innovation

eClear, Germany

Annett Schaberich

Vice President Tax Compliance

EClear, Germany


Ridvan Yigit

Partner & CCO

SNI, Turkey

Andy Spencer

Director of Consulting Services


Christiaan van der Valk

Christiaan Van Der Valk

VP of Strategy and Regulatory.



Paul Antunes

Vice President Technology

Taxera Technologies, Switzerland

Keval Hutheesing

Executive Director

Cygnet Infotech; India

Steve Smith

Senior Director, Propositions

Thomson Reuters, UK


Sascha Weyland

Tax Technology Manager

Thomson Reuters, Germany

Steef Huibregtse

CEO and Owner

TPA Global and e-Bright, The Netherlands

Roger Lindelauf

Business Development Director

Vertex, The Netherlands


Alex Ellis

Director, Key Accounts and Client Management

Thomson Reuters, UK

Niraj Hutheesing

Founder & Managing Director

Cygnet Infotech, India

Jacek Szufan

VAT Director

TMF Group, UK


Siegert Slagman

Director Global Tax Operations

PMI, Switzerland

Bart Caluwé

Indirect Tax Director

Expedia Group, Switzerland

Gorka Echevarría

Global VAT leader

Lexmark International Technology, Switzerland

Diana Balaban

Global Indirect Tax Director

Johnson Controls, Switzerland


“Very interesting! Key Points to take home”
— VAT Manager, Flex, Romania

“Very high quality of presentations and insightful discussions”.
— Global Tax Leader, TMF Group, UK

“I think the event war really useful. It was good to hear new points of news regarding the VAT regulation, technology solutions, etc”.
— Senior Consultant, KPMG, Hungary

“Very pleasant bright global view on current challenges in VAT and future of VAT function in the industry”.
— Tax Partner, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen Consultanta Fiscala Srl, Romania

Why Should Experts Attend Our Event?

  • VAT in-house experts
  • VAT Consultants
  • Software providers

Who Should Attend?

VAT Management Summit provides an opportunity to discuss the latest VAT issues with a team of international experts and think about possible improvements. It is a chance to understand and redesign operations to capitalize on potential indirect tax savings. The participants will be informed about the most recent developments in legislation and jurisprudence in the field.

Where and When?

1-2 June 2021

Virtual Event

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