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Das 13. European Resource Bank Treffen findet in Berlin statt

Internationales Free-Market Think-Tank-Treffen & Free-Market Road-Show

17.-19. März 2016, Berlin

Zum 13. Mal treffen sich internationale Free Market Think Tanks zum Austausch untereinander und mit interessierten Teilnehmern aus dem In- und Ausland.  

Mit dabei ist dieses Mal die World Taxpayers Alliance (WTA) die neben zahlreichen Mitgliedern auch zusätzliche Programmpunkte nach Berlin bringt.  

Neben der Präsentation von Erfolgskonzepten in der Wirtschafts-, Steuer-, Sozial- und Arbeitsmarktpolitik wird auch über erfolgreiche Migrationspolitk gesprochen.  

Programm: Mittwoch, 17. März

Free Market Road Show  

09:00 - 09:30 Registration for Free Market Road ShowRoom Kindlsaal 1 and 2  

09:30 talks by  

Peter Cleppe (Open Europe Brussels)  

Dr Barbara Kolm (Austrian Economics Center)  

Prof Dr Edward Peter Stringham (Trinity College New York)  

Anders Ydstedt (Scantech Strategy Advisors)  


interrupted by lunch break 11:00 - 11:30  


13:00 end of Free Market Road Show  




Opening Reception by German Taxpayers Association  

19:00 - 22:00  


Staffan Wennberg, President World Taxpayers Associations (WTA)  

Rolf von Hohenhau, President Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE)  

Reiner Holznagel, President German Taxpayers Assocation (BdSt)  

Dr Barbara Kolm, Chairman Austrian Economics Center (AEC), European Resource Bank  

Johannes Singhammer, MP, Vice President German Parliament  

Programm: Freitag, 18. März

9:00 Opening of the World Taxpayers' Conference  

9:00 - 09:10  

Opening Remarks  

Staffan Wennberg, President WTA World Taxpayers (WTA)  

Rolf von Hohenhau, President Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE)  


09:15 - 09:25  

Introductory Speech  

Prof Dr Pierre Garello, President of the Inst. for Economic Studies - Europe (IES)  


9:25- 09:45  


Prof Dr Helge Braun  

Minister of State Germany, Federal Government Coordinator for Bureaucracy Reduction and Better Regulation and Federal Government Coordinator for Relations between the Federation and the Länder  


9:50 - 11:10 Taxation - Growth and Prosperity  


Panel 1: How a Future Tax System can Boost the Economy  


Taxation and Economic Growth  

Prof. Richard Vedder, Ohio State University  

Limits of Taxation - Limits of Governmental Responsibility  

Prof Neville Norman, Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne  

Tax Competition versus Tax Harmonization  

MEP Luděk Niedermeyer, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of European Parliament  

Liechtenstein Tax Reform Model  

Prof Dr Martin Wenz, Chair for Tax Management and Laws of Liechtenstein and International Taxation  


Chair: Reiner Holznagel, President German Taxpayers Assocation (BdSt)  


11:10 - 11:40 Coffee Break  


11:40 - 13:00 Red Tape  


11:40 - 12:00 Keynote  

Norbert Barthle, MP, Parlamentray State Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany  


12:00 - 13:00  

Panel 2: Public Private Partnership (PPP)- Future Alternatives to Financing Infrastructure and Welfare  


Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Member of European Court of Auditors ECA  

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare of the Institute of Economic Affairs (iea)  

MEP Paul Rübig, Member of Committee on Budgets of European Parliament, President SME Global, President SME Europe  

hon. Laurent Picheral, CEO Hotel Services Central and Eastern Europe ACCOR HOTELS S.A.  


Chair: Rolf von Hohenhau, President Taxpayers Assocaition of Europe (TAE)  


13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break  


13:30 - 14:00 Lunch Speech  

Currency Transformation - The Collaps of the Soviet Empire and the View Ahead for Cross Country Currencies  

Richard Rahn, Senior Fellow of the Cato Institute and Chairman of the Institutefor Global Economic Growth  


Chair: Staffan Wennberg, President World Taxpayers' Associations (WTA)  


14:00 - 16:00 Good Governance  

14:00 - 14:20 Keynote Speech  

MEP Dipl.-Ing. Markus Ferber, Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of European Parliament  


14:20 - 16:00  

Panel 3: Good Governance in Practice- Tranparency, Bureaucracy and Deregulation - A Reality Check  

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Chanturia, Ambassador of Georgia in Germany  

Adam Andrezejewski, tbc CEO Open the Books, American Transparency Organization  

Aurelia Frick, tbc Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein  

Dr Peter Grünenfelder, State Chancellor Canton of Aargau, Switzerland and designated Director of the Think Tank Avenir Suisse  


Chair: Dr Ingo Friedrich, President European Economic Senate (EWS) Vice President European Parliament ret.  


16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break  


16:15 - 17:30 Economic and Fiscal Policy  


16:15 - 16:30 Opening Remarks  

MEP Elmar Brok, Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of European Parliament  


16:30 - 17:30  

Panel 4: Euro and Governmental Interest Policy - Blessing or Curse? How to Develop a Sustainable Common European Economicand Fiscal Policy?  

Dr. Joachim Nagel, Member of of Board of the German Central Bank  

Prof Juraj Sipko, Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences  

Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, Chairman of the Board Geopolitival Information Service AGHongliang QIN, tbc  

Minister Counsellor and Head of Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China  


Chair: Michael Jaeger  

Secretary General Taxpayers Association of Europe (TAE), CEO European Economic Senate (EES)  


17:30 - 18:30 Dragon's Den CompetitionEuropean Think Tank Competition of ERB  


18:30 Shuttle Pickup  


Friday 18th of March 2016 Evening Event  

Venue: tba  

Programm: Samstag, 19. März

09:00 Coffee Reception  


09:00 - 09:45 Subsidies - Effective promotion of business or waste of taxpayers' money? What is required by law to combat fraud and waste more effectively. Short presentation of a new, comprehensive study  

Prof Dr Marco Mansdörfer, Chair of Criminal Law, Law Relating to Economic Offences and Criminal Law at the University of Saarland  


Chair: Pete Sepp, President National Taxpayers Union's (NTU's)  


09:45 - 13:15 Promote Your Interests presented by tba  

09:45 - 10:45 Workshop 1: Kindlsaal 1  

Success Stories, Campaigning and Fundraising  

Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform  

Troy Lanigan, President and CEO of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation  

Kerry Halferty Hardy, Member of Board of Directors of theCompetitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), Non-Profit Fundraiser  


Workshop 2: Room Kindlsaal 2  

Media CoachingCrisis PR and Non-Profit Organization - well prepared in the media and speeches  

Dr. Ralf Schneider, CEO rs Medienberatung GmbH,Member of Board of TAE  


10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break  


11:00 - 12:00 Workshop 3: Kindlsaal 1  

A Protection of Intellectual Property rights - Reality and Needs  

Andrew Kolvalcin, Senior Director of Advocacy and External Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC)  

Speakers tba  


Workshop 4: Kindlsaal 2  

Styling and AppearanceDoes your appearance work for you? The nonverbal communication of clothes and style  

Jasmin Leheta, Personal Style and Shopping Coach  


12:00 - 12:15 Break  


12:15 - 13:15 Workshop 5: Kindlsaal 1  

International Tax Trends, Cross Border Taxation  

Speaker tba  


Workshop 6: Kindlsaal 2  

Social Media  

Jag Singh, Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and digital innovator  

Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of TaxPayers' Alliance  


13:15 - 14:00 Lunchbreak  


14:00 - 16:15 ERB Workshops  


14:00 - 15.00 ERB Workshop 1: Immigration speakers: TBA  


15:00 - 16:00 ERB Workshop 2: Full Atlas workshop on media  


16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break  


16:15 - 17:30 Libertarian Marketplace  


16:15 - 17:30 Libertarian marketplace (interactive afternoon)  


17:30 - 19:30 Evening Break  


19:30 - 23:00 Gala Dinner  

Room: Kindlsaal 1 and 2 presented by tba Opening Remarks  

Staffan Wennberg, President World Taxpayers Assocations (WTA)  


Dinner Speech: Global Warming Myth, Taxes and other political Attacks on Liberty, Economoic Growth and Wealth  

James Delingpole, Journalist, Author and Broadcaster, Winner of the Bastiat Prize for Journalismon the Topic:  


ERB Dragon's Den winner announcement  

Dr Barbara Kolm  


Closing Remarks  

Troy Lanigan, President and CEO of Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Vice Chairman of World Taxpayers Associations  


23:00 - till late  


Mercure Hotel Berlin Tempelhof Airport  

Hermannstraße 214-216  

D-12049 Berlin  


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