Investing In India – The Changing Landscape

Monday, October 23 – 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

If you are currently doing business in India or are considering expanding your business operations there, you won’t want to miss Dinesh Kanabar’s morning briefing on “Investing in India – The Changing Landscape.”  Kanabar, CEO of Dhruva Advisors,, possesses over 40 years of sophisticated tax practice, management and leadership experience in India. Prior to forming Dhruva, Mr. Kanabar served as Deputy CEO of KPMG India, as well as Chairman of KPMG’s tax practice there.  In addition, he has broad experience interacting with Indian tax and regulatory authorities at every level.


RSVP for #AC17 Chief Tax Officer Breakfast

TEI’s CTO Breakfast Briefing is designed to provide an exclusive forum for our senior-most members to hear from and engage with thought leaders and experts in disciplines which affect their duties (at both strategic and practical levels), but who they may not regularly encounter. Thus, in the recent past, we have welcomed a former White House Counsel, a senior United States Attorney, an Academic Dean, a U.S. Trade Representative, among others to share their insights and expertise and engage with our CTOs.

As you well know, in-house tax professionals work in highly fact and data driven environments. Yet the larger world in which your companies operate has become far more complicated than “just the facts.” Developing strategies to help shape and manage the message are becoming increasingly more important, especially when they involve transactions or activities having their roots in the tax department. To help us gain insight into managing the message, we are delighted to welcome Jaime Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd, one of the leading global public strategy and communications firm.

If you are the CTO (or senior-most tax executive) at your company, we would be delighted to welcome you to TEI’s CTO Breakfast Briefing.

Eli J.Dicker
Executive Director
Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
(Tel) 202.464.8354
(Cell) 301.367.6874

Invitation to Participate in Thomson Reuters Advisory Boards

For over a decade, Thomson Reuters has been TEI’s exclusive affinity partner, a program that has yielded discounts on a range of tax research products and services for members and royalties for the Institute (which has allowed TEI to keep dues and registration fees low).

As part of this affinity partner relationship, we created the Checkpoint & ONESOURCE Advisory Board meetings which provide the opportunity for TEI members to offer comments on current developments affecting tax departments and potential products/enhancements.  Listed below are the missions of the two boards, plus a few details about the upcoming meetings of the advisory boards at the Midyear Conference.  Please let us know by Wednesday, October 18th if you are interested in participating.


TEI-Checkpoint Advisory Board allows corporate tax professionals at Thomson Reuters to review current developments as well as potential new products and enhancements to better serve the needs of corporate tax departments.

**For this year’s advisory board, the focus of our discussion will be on tools and resources that embed knowledge into workflow to meet the challenges and opportunities involved in planning and advisory work in today’s environment.

 TEI-ONESOURCE Advisory Board allows corporate tax professionals at Thomson Reuters to work directly with corporate tax executives.  Participants at this year’s advisory board will receive an exclusive preview of what is in store for our 2018 Indirect Tax platform release, including the new user interface and cloud functionality.


  1. WHEN:  The Advisory Boards will meet on Wednesday morning, October 25th, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Centre, Toronto. A full breakfast will be served.
  2. WHO &  HOW MANY:  Under the guidelines adopted by TEI and Thomson Reuters the size of each Advisory Board is limited to between 20 and 25 members, and TEI has a responsibility to ensure the diversity of the group in terms of geographic areas, industries, and subject matter and functional interests).  There is NO requirement that members be customers of Thomson Reuters, though there is an expectation that at least 50 percent of all members be customers (to permit feedback on how well Thomson Reuters is meeting corporate tax department needs).  Thomson Reuters reserves the right to exclude particular members (e.g., someone who works for a competitor), but no individual will be unreasonably denied membership on the Advisory Board.
  3. RSVP:  Responses are requested by Wednesday, October 18. In your message, please identify your company, industry, and contact information; whether you are a current or former user of Checkpoint or ONESOURCE products or services; and any special interests you may have in respect of the Advisory Board’s work.

QUESTIONS:  Please call me on 202.464.8354, or email.

Thank you for your consideration.

Eli J. Dicker

Executive Director
Tax Executives Institute, Inc.
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel  202.464.8354
Fax 202.638.5607
Cell 301.367.6874


Special Meal Requests

While TEI and the Sheraton Centre will do our best to accommodate dietary requirements for luncheons at the conference, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet all of your needs. We encourage you to identify your needs by checking off an option below. If you have already communicated your requirements to us on your registration form or by emailing us, there is no need to reply to this email. Everyone who identifies their requirements will receive a personalized ticket in their registration packet, which should be presented to your server.



We look forward to seeing you at the conference. Should you have any questions about the conference, please send them to

Speakers at #AC17

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Tax Executives Institute, I invite you to the premier educational and networking event for corporate tax professionals – TEI’s 72nd Annual Conference: Policy, Practice & Procedure at Home & Abroad, scheduled for October 22-25, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Register now or use the easy-to-complete registration form found on the back of the preliminary program.

Our program this year takes an interdisciplinary and cross-border approach to the technical tax, tax policy, management and technology-focused issues confronted by the in-house tax community around the world.  Led by a truly a global instructor cadre of jurists, practitioners and regulators, attendees will find a rich mix of content which directly relates to both their day-to-day roles as well as provides insight into key policy trends and initiatives on the horizon.

The preliminary program is now available.

We are delighted to welcome an outstanding array speakers including the following senior government officials:

  • The Honorable Robert Hamilton, Commissioner, Canada Revenue Agenda
  • Mike Williams, Director of Business and International Tax, HMRC
  • Brian Ernewein, General Director, Tax Policy Branch, Department of Finance
  • Pascal Saint Amans, Director, Center for Tax Policy Administation, OECD (invited)
  • Doug O’Donnell, Commissioner, Large Business & International Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Lisa Anawati, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, International (Large Business and Investigations Branch) CRA
  • Costa Dimitrakopolous, Director General, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Sue Murray, Director, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Ted Cook, Director, Tax Legislation Division, Department of Finance (invited)
  • Trevor McGowan, Senior Legislative Chief, Department of Finance (invited)
  • Danielle Laflèche Director General, Excise and GST/HST Rulings Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency (invited)
  • Sean Keenan, Director, Sales Tax Division, Department of Finance
  • Chief Justice Eugene Rossiter, Tax Court of Canada
  • Justice Patrick Boyle, Tax Court of Canada
  • Daniel Bourgeois, Deputy Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Justice

Finally, a couple new features of this year’s event:

  • One day registrations: can’t be out of the of office for 3 days? Pick the day or days that offer the best selection of content for your individual needs.
  • New tracks, highlighting the interdisciplinary technical tax, tax policy, management and technology-focused content – Direct, Indirect, International, Controversy and Corporate Tax Management
  • A festive reception on Tuesday night – a themed, casual social event, and
  • – your online source for current program/speaker info, planning your visit to Toronto, and general conference details.

And, there will be numerous opportunities for you to meet new colleagues, renew old friendships, and, of course, visit with our sponsors.

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!


Robert Howren
TEI International President