May 30, 2007 12:09 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: OECD Conference in Washington to Engage Top International Tax Officials

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - May 30, 2007) -

WHAT:  Conference, "New OECD Initiatives in International Taxation:
       Looking Ahead"

WHO:   Eric Solomon, assistant secretary for tax policy, U.S. Department
       of Treasury
       Constance A. Morella, U.S. ambassador to the OECD
       Thelma Askey, deputy secretary general, OECD
       Jeffrey Owens, head of OECD Center for Tax Policy & Administration
       Patrick J. Ellingsworth, executive vice president, Royal Dutch Shell
       Tax experts from the OECD secretariat, U.S. government and major
       multinational companies

WHEN:  Monday and Tuesday, June 4 and 5, 2007
       Keynote remarks by Assistant Secretary Solomon, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
       Full agenda at:

WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
       1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

       Contact: Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
       212-703-5043 (office), 917-420-0039 (mobile),

This conference will highlight the influential work of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the development of national tax policy and regulations governing cross-border trade and investment. Organized by the OECD, the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD, the conference will provide U.S. executives with the opportunity to interact directly with key representatives from the OECD's Center for Tax Policy and Administration. Also on the program are tax policy experts from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service, the OECD's Center for Tax Policy and Administration, private industry, and senior tax officials from the U.S. and other OECD countries.

The 30-nation OECD seeks to promote growth through coordination of economic and regulatory policies between its members, all of which are democratic market economies. BIAC, composed of major business federations from all OECD countries, provides policy guidance to OECD members and its Paris-based secretariat. USCIB is BIAC's representative in the United States and regularly fields American industry experts for BIAC and OECD activities. More information is available at

Supporting sponsors of the event include the International Fiscal Association-USA Branch, the International Tax Policy Forum, the National Foreign Trade Council, the Organization for International Investment, the Tax Council Policy Institute and the Tax Foundation.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jonathan Huneke
    212-703-5043 (office)
    917-420-0039 (mobile)
    Email Contact