Calibrate your tax compass

Tax Forum 2017

The right navigation instruments can help you reach your destination quickly and safely. Our tax pilots at the Tax Forum 2017 will guide you clear of the shallows and help you steer a course for your business targets.

Below you’ll find details of all the speakers, dates and venues. In Geneva and Zurich we’ll also be venturing into international waters and plumbing the depths of the US tax reform and Brexit.

Tap into the insights and experience of our experts and keep moving ahead. We look forward to seeing you at the Tax Forum 2017!

Here you’ll find various dates and venues to choose from.

Invitation Webcast: US Tax Reform and Impact on Companies Investing in the US

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm.- 2:00 pm ET

Online registration

Whatever your resolutions, the start of a new year offers opportunities for new beginnings and improvements. As you look at 2017 and what’s ahead for your business, PwC’s Doing business in the United States can help guide you through the US tax system as you invest or expand your investments in the United States.

Wondering what’s the outlook for the US tax system this year? Join PwC for a closer look at tax reform and other tax policy issues specific to global companies investing in the United States.

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 pm.- 2:00 pm ET


  • How is the US tax system unique?
  • What is the process of transforming tax reform into US law?
  • What are the option for tax reform and how do they compare and contrast (Camp plan, Trump proposal, Republican Blueprint)
  • What are the consequences for US inbound companies, from interest
    educibility, treatment of intangibles, state taxes, and border adjustability?


  • Chris Kong, US Inbound Tax Leader
  • Peter Merrill, US National Economics and Statistics Principal
  • Pam Olson, US Deputy Tax Leader & Washington National Tax Services Leader
  • Oren Penn, US Inbound Tax and International Tax Services, Principal

For further details please refer to our registration page.

The Philippines – the gateway to South East Asia


The Philippines is among the world’s most promising emerging economies– and it is the top provider of shared services centres, call centres and process outsourcing facilities! The new free trade agreement between EFTA and the Philippines will take effect in 2017. And the country’s new leader regularly makes the global headlines.

Will the new government impact a 15-year-old success story that has catapulted the Philippines to becoming a global player in the digital economy? Will new policies and areas of economic focus like the ‘farm to table’ industries help support investment and boost exports of Swiss technologies such as machinery and equipment? Join our tailor made business mission to find the answers to the questions that are relevant to your company.

Experts on Switzerland and the Philippines at PwC will put you in contact with local economic experts, business players, relevant institutions, government officials and decision-makers. Visits to the Swiss embassy in Manila, branches of international companies already established in the Philippines and B2B with business allied with the Philippine-Swiss Business Council will enable you to gain valuable experience and insights into good practice from local entrepreneurs, identify concrete business opportunities, and familiarise yourself with the relevant regulatory frameworks and how to kick-off successful market entry. You’ll also be able to get an idea of what services you can expect from government agencies and PwC.

Form your own impression of the Philippines as a promising gateway from Europe to Southeast Asia and back − and register now!


Dates: Sunday, 12 March 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017
Invitation: Please find here the invitation.
Programme: Here you can find further information about the trip.
Travel and accommodation: Please find here some travel and hotel options.

IASB announces IFRS 16 new Leases standard

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) finished its long-standing project on lease accounting and published IFRS 16, “Leases”. This standard replaces the current guidance in IAS 17. This will require far-reaching changes in accounting by lessees in particular. The standard applies to annual periods beginning on 1 January 2019 or later. An earlier application is permitted if IFRS 15 (Revenue from Contracts with Customers) is also applied. Ensure that you have implemented systems and processes to identify all lease contracts, to capture the information needed to determine the measurement of the right-of-use asset and the lease liability, and to prepare the new disclosures. Find more detailed information in this In brief”: A look at current financial reporting issues.

Get in contact with our experts

Our experts from the Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services team are happy to support you. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

Christophe Bourgoin
Daniel Knechtli
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The Gamechangers: Regulatory sonic boom

PwC invites you to the next event in our Gamechanger series:

“The regulatory sonic boom – breaking through to the other side”
on Wednesday, 13 January 2016.


More Information and Registration here.

Much has been said of late in regards to FIDLEG and MiFID I and II, but what do these as well as other developing regulations really mean in terms of impact to the financial services sector? What is the bigger picture? Important questions need to be addressed such as –

  • What is the impact on your current as well as future operations?
  • What is the impact on your clients?
  • What is the Impact on your current way of doing business?
  • What options do you have?
  • What are the tax implications?
  • How have others in the EU responded?

Feedback so far tells us that there hasn’t been a great deal of clarity given on these as well as other questions in the wake of several regulatory waves.

During this seminar, we will not only provide valuable updates on key regulations such as FIDLEG, MiFID II, FinFrag and the revised AML rules, but also provide perspectives from clients implementing, operationalising and living day to day with these regulations.

Poland – One of Europe’s Most Dynamic Economy

Get to know about Poland and upcoming changes


23.11.2015, Zurich

Is your business growing fast? Do you want to expand into new markets? Are you already in Poland? Are you prepared for upcoming changes and country by country reporting?

Stable political and economic situation (EU and NATO)
GDP growth rate higher than in euro zone
High ratio of people enrolled in higher education
Shared Service Centers
Developing R&D Centers
Poland offers you this and much more.

During our meeting we will discuss:

    • Geopolitical situation of Poland after parliamentary elections
    • Poland as a place for setting up a Business
    • Swiss-Polish study case during experience panel discussion
    • Incentives for Investors
    • Legal and tax Environment
    • Polish tax changes 2016

We will be ready to answer your questions and look forward to meeting you in person.

Online Registration

Beyond the tipping point: private wealth in a transparent world

“Tax transparency? Information exchange? White money? What does this mean for me and my family’s wealth?” These are the all too familiar questions and concerns being voiced by private clients. How should you respond to these concerns? How do changes impact your relationships with clients?

To address these crucial questions, we are pleased to invite you to our seminar Beyond the tipping point: private wealth in a transparent world on 22 September 2015. This practical seminar focuses on the transition of private clients to a tax compliant environment. This workshop is intended for practitioners dealing with Swiss and foreign international private clients, including private bankers, relationship managers, asset managers, trustees, wealth planners, fiduciaries and lawyers who want to discuss the impact of changes from a client’s point of view.

In addition to hot topics such as automatic information exchange and tax transparency, we have structured, individual deep-dive sessions dedicated to specific issues in focus countries, which include Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, China, Turkey, Greece and Switzerland. In these sessions we will cover topics such as restrictions applicable to current and prospective private clients, specific threats in selected markets, as well as strategies for ensuring your clients remain tax compliant.

We look forward to welcoming you on 22 September 2015.

Please register here.