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2023 CPTS Annual Conference

June 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

$150

Topics and Speakers:

Keynote Speaker – The Honourable Jason Kenney
Transactions of Interest – panel from Blakes & Norton Rose
ESG Carbon Tax and Decarbonization Incentives:  Comparing Canadian and US Carbon Regimes and Tax Incentives – panel from Deloitte
Managing Complex and Aggressive Audits: Panel Discussion – panel from PricewaterhouseCoopers, McCarthy Tétrault, Border Ladner Gervais
Hot Topics in Transfer Pricing – panel from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and KPMG
Current International Tax Topics – panel from Felesky Flynn

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Format: One Day, In-Person Event
Location: Hudson (6th Floor, 200 – 8th Avenue SW)

AGENDA:

8:15 AM – 9:00 AMRegistration
9:00 AM – 9:05 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks

Chris Montes, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary (President of CPTS)

9:05 AM – 10:00 AMManaging Complex and Aggressive Audits

The panel will discuss recent trends in CRA audits and provide practical guidance  on how to manage complex and aggressive audits.

Introduction: Matthew Kraemer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Calgary

Speakers:

Patrick Lindsay, PwC, Calgary

Laurie Goldbach, Border Ladner Gervais, Calgary

Anu Koshal, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Toronto

10:00 AM – 10:45 AMTransactions of Interest

The presenters will provide an overview of recent transactions and M&A issues of particular relevance to the Calgary market.

Speakers:

Dion Legge, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Calgary

Dan Jankovic, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Calgary

10:45 AM – 11:00 AMRefreshment Break

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

11:00 AM – 11:45 PM Transfer Pricing Dispute Trends and Issues

The panel will discuss recent issues and trends in transfer pricing, including preventing and resolving transfer pricing disputes with the CRA and Competent Authority.

Speakers:

Michelle Sledz, KPMG, Calgary

Shane Beirnes, KPMG, Calgary

Amanda Heale, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto

Kaitlin Gray, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary

11:45 PM – 12:45 PM

 

Lunch

Sponsored by Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

12:45 PM – 1:30 PMKeynote

Speaker: The Honourable Jason Kenney

Topic: Will Government Policy Help or Hurt Alberta’s Economic Future

Moderator for Q&A Session: Chris Montes, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary

Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

 

Current International Tax Topics

The speakers will canvass current international tax topics including the proposed excessive interest and financing limitation rules, cross-border stock buy backs, structuring in light of the multilateral instrument and other current or proposed legislation of interest.

Speakers:

Sarah Chiu, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary

John Farquhar, Felesky Flynn LLP, Calgary

2:15 PM – 3:15 PMRecent Cases

The panelists will discuss recently released tax cases, which are of particular relevance to the Calgary market.

Speakers:

Erica Hennessey, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Calgary

Shaira Nanji, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary

Jared MacKey, Bennett Jones LLP, Calgary

3:15 PM – 3:30 PMRefreshment Break

Sponsored by Stikeman Elliott LLP

3:30 PM – 4:15 PMESG Carbon Tax and Decarbonization Incentives:  Comparing Canadian and US Carbon Regimes and Tax Incentives

The speakers will briefly canvas recent global developments on carbon reduction and net-zero commitments and then focus the majority of the presentation on a comparison of the Canadian and US carbon regimes and tax incentives for supporting these climate change objectives.

Speakers:

D’Arcy Schieman, Deloitte LLP, Toronto

4:15 PM – 4:20 PMClosing Remark

Colena Der, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Calgary

Matthew Kraemer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Calgary

4:30 PM – 6:00 PMNetworking Receptions

Sponsored by McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Registration Fees

  • Members: $100
  • Non-Members: $150
    Registration fee includes break refreshments, lunch and cocktail reception.

Details

Date:
June 6, 2023
Time:
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$150
Event Category:

Organizer

CPTS
Email
info@cpts.ca

Venue

Hudson
Hudson (6th Floor, 200 – 8th Avenue SW)
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B5 Canada
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