Under the high patronage of the European Parliament, CFE Tax Advisers Europe celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a series of events, including a General Assembly, the inaugural Global Tax Advisers Platform conference and technical committee meetings held over three days in Torino, Italy, between 2 and 5 October 2019, hosted by the Italian member organisations of CFE – Associazione Nazionale Tributaristi Italiani (ANTI) & Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (CNDCEC). CFE President Piergiorgio Valente welcomed the delegates and high-level guests, and thanked the Member Organisations of CFE, the Italian host Member Organisations, and the delegates for their commitment and continuous support in achieving the goals and objectives of CFE Tax Advisers Europe over the many years.

Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration addressed the General Assembly, highlighting the long-standing collaboration between the CFE and the OECD. Mr Saint-Amans said that CFE has been an active contributor to OECD’s work since its inception in 1959 – only a few years before the publication of the 1963 OECD Model Tax Convention. Mr Saint-Amans welcomed CFE’s recent contributions to OECD’s public consultations and presented the upcoming OECD agenda on the taxation challenges of the digital economy. Representing the European Commission, Bert Zuijdendorp, Head of Company Taxation Initiatives, DG TAXUD, thanked CFE for its contribution to the taxation policy work of the European Commission over the years and discussed the important role that stakeholders play in the taxation policy initiatives of the EU. Mr Zuijdendorp also reflected on the synergy of the work undertaken by the OECD and the EU.

We invite you to read the Press Release for further information about the CFE 60th Anniversary Events.