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PrimeGlobal EMEA Annual Conference 5-8 july

Stefaan Kindt, Alaska, heeft het genoegen om op maandag 7 juli mevrouw Marlies De Ruiter (OESO) te introduceren op de EMEA Tax meeting van Prime Global in Birmingham.

I have the Honor to introduce to you Marlies De Ruiter of the OECD.

The agenda of this conference announces Mr. Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary -General of the OECD as speaker. But a sudden career move decided otherwise. From July on Mr. Leterme will be working for IDEA, the Internatonal Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. IDEA is helping emerging democracy’s.

His choice can be inspired by his place of birth.

Just like me Mr. Leterme is Belgian and we do know each other because we come from the same city in Belgium called Ypres. Ypres is very well known in the UK because it was the centre of World War I. Being totally destroyed and rebuilt it became a symbol of the insanity of warfare. The number of Commonwealth casualties was approximately 1 mio. Many of them are burried in my region.

To try to avoid such insanity helping developing democracy’s all over the world can only be encouraged.

After the little slice of history back to business. Mr. Leterme is not here so I can speak freely: with Marlies we may even have a yet better speaker!

Marlies de Ruiter is Head of the Tax Treaty, Transfer Pricing and Financial Transactions Division at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the OECD.

Marlies’ division is responsible for the Action Points in the BEPS Action Plan relating to Tax Treaties and Transfer Pricing and with that directly responsible for 7 of the 15 Action Points in the BEPS Action Plan. Marlies also participates in the BEPS Management Team steering the BEPS project.

BEPS stands for: base erosion and profit shifting

Before coming to the OECD in 2012, Marlies worked in the fields of direct taxation and international tax issues in the Dutch Ministry of Finance, first as an expert and later as the Deputy Director of the International Tax Policy and Legislation Directorate.

so in one word: she will tell us how to realize a more fair worldwide taxation. And who knows this can contribute to a better world.”

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