SMU-IFA David R Tillinghast Global Taxation Conference 2022

The SMU Law School Centre for AI and Data Governance and IFA are proud to present the SMU-IFA David R Tillinghast Global Digital Taxation Webinar on February 17-18, 2022. This follows the success of the inaugural global Digital Economy Symposium in Singapore in 2016 and subsequent international taxation conferences which brought together leading regional and international tax, business industry leaders and tax administrators in a top-level forum to discuss cutting edge issues on international taxation.

AMRO is one of the supporting institutions for this year’s webinar, which will focus on the impact to Asia of the OECD-G20 global consensus (BEPS 2.0) and the rise of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), with international experts providing a comparative angle, the OECD updating on the latest initiatives and Asian leaders giving insights on unique Asia-Pacific perspectives.

AMRO Group Head and Lead Economist Dr. Seung Hyun (Luke) Hong will be participating as a speaker and will deliver a presentation on the use of tax incentives in ASEAN to promote growth on Day 2 of the program, February 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Singapore time) in the session ‘Tax Policy as a Means to Achieve Fiscal, Climate Sustainability and economic growth enroute to COVID recovery’.

Please join through the registration page.





Conference Opening and Introduction of Program


Opening Address by Singapore VIP


Opening Address by OECD VIP


Taxation at the Cutting Edge – Twin Impact of BEPS and ESG


Converge or Decouple? Navigating Biden (reforms) and BEPS in Asia




Official Conference Address by Guest of Honour


The International Tax System after the Global Tax Agreement: An Assessment


Multilateralism in Asia: Rolling out BEPS and level playing field across Asia


End of Day 1

DAY 2 PROGRAM – February 18, 2022


Opening by IFA International/Singapore presidents


Inaugural Asia Lecture in commemoration of David R Tillinghast


Dispute Prevention and Resolution in Asia in a Digital Age – Possible Special Panel of Tax Judges, Arbitrators from the Association of International Tax Judges and Arbitration chambers – Forum and Alternative Dispute Resolution


Digital Taxation No Longer in the Cloud – Dealing with the New Reality post BEPS 2.0




Tax Policy as a Means to Achieve Fiscal, Climate Sustainability and economic growth enroute to COVID recovery


Keynote on Aligning Tax Policy with ESG/Climate Goals


Taxation at the Cutting Edge- Aligning Tax to ESG in Asia


Special Closing Remarks on upcoming initiatives of the OECD


  • Dr Seung Hyun (Luke) Hong
  • Group Head and Lead Economist, AMRO

    Pascal Saint-Amans

    Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

    Prof Dr. Robert Danon

    Chairman, IFA Permanent Scientific Committee

    Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Owens

    Director, WU Global Tax Policy Center (WU GTPC)

    Cara Griffith

    President & CEO, Former Writer/Editor in Chief/VP Editorial

    Prof H. David Rosenbloom

    James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation and Director of International Tax Program, New York University School of Law

    Prof Zhu Yan Sheng

    Vice Dean, Associate Director, Centre for International Tax Law & Comparative Taxation

    Mukesh Butani

    Founder & Managing Partner, BMR Legal Advocates

    Georg Kofler

    Chair for Fiscal Law, Tax Law and Tax Policy, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria

    Tatiana Falcao

    Leading Coalition of Finance Minsters, World Bank

    Masako Hikota

    Regional Tax Advisor, Kyndryl