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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The 16th Annual International Tax Conference, sponsored by the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and the Institute for Global Business at The University of Akron, is designed to update practitioners in the accounting, legal, business and governmental sectors. International tax specialists will discuss new developments, tax savings ideas, current issues, and changes in the laws applying to international business taxation.

  • The $125 registration fee includes course materials, in-depth outlines, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. CPAs can earn 7 CPE credits. Attorneys can earn 6 CLE credits through the Ohio Supreme Court.
  • 0 hours Ethics, Substance Abuse, Professional Instruction


Embassy Suites
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, OH 44131
(Rockside Road E. at Interstate 77)
(216) 986-9900

The tentative schedule is as follows: 

7:40 - 8:20 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:20 -8:30 a.m. Welcome from The University of Akron
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. U.S. Tax Reform Prospects and International Tax Planning in the Current Environment –
Rohit Kumar, J.D., PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal
Michael Urse, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Planning in the Current Environment –
Michael Urse, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Alan Higgins, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. International Tax Technical Update – Currency and Lending Developments
Chip Harter, J.D., PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal
Dan McMann, CPA, Ernst & Young Partner
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. M&A Tax Update –
Tom Bottomlee, J.D., Ernst & Young Principal
Bradley Thompson, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Transfer Pricing Update – Operational BEPS, State Aid & Country-by-Country Reporting Regulations Overview –
Raoul Gonzalez, PricewaterhouseCoopers Principal
Ellen Bloch, CPA, Ernst & Young Senior Manager
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Foreign Tax Law Update –
Erwin Sieders, Ernst & Young Partner
Anne Bardopoulos, Ernst & Young Manager
Brandon Roytberg, J.D., CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director
2:45 – 3:30 pm International Tax Technical Update – Transactional Developments
Matthew Wallace, CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Brian Abbey, J.D., LL.M., Ernst & Young Executive Director
3:30 – 3:45 pm Closing Remarks & Questions

Hosted by:

The George W. Daverio School of Accountancy

The Institute for Global Business


Ernst & Young

Contact: Nancy Stott, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy
Phone: (330) 972-7588
Fax: (330) 972-8597

Planning Committee:

Brian Abbey
Thomas Calderon
James Cochran
Il-Woon Kim
Kristin Lux
Daniel McMann
Doron Narotzki
Michael Urse
Matthew D. Wallace

The International Tax Conference is an outreach event of the Masters of Taxation Program at The University of Akron, the premier MTax Program of Ohio. We offer the only online Master of Taxation degree in the USA with an International Tax emphasis. Visit the MTax Page for more information.