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29 - 31 May 20195th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium

During the last 4 years, our symposium has proudly travelled across Africa and quickly gained momentum as Africa’s key tax event. In 2019, we are delighted to celebrate our fifth anniversary in Stellenbosch, South Africa's world-famous wine region. 
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Stellenbosch - South Africa
5th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium
Against the magnificent backdrop of Stellenbosch Mountain and amongst some of the most famous vineyards in the world, we look forward to covering the most discussed tax issues of today.
A change from our usual beach setting, the Hotel Spier is located in the Western Cape, conveniently situated approximately 50 km from Cape Town (15 minutes from the airport), and is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, steeped in history dating back to 1692. 


The hottest topics in international taxation will be discussed, such as the impact of the Multilateral Instrument on bilateral tax treaties within Africa, challenges of the digital economy in an African taxation context, transfer pricing and indirect tax challenges in Africa, global exchange of information and tax transparency in the post-BEPS era, and much more.
Held over 3 days, the symposium will provide a world-class original programme accompanied by our not-to-be-missed social events. We do expect record numbers, avoid disappointment and please register as soon as possible.
A French translation service will be available during the symposium.
Un service de traduction simultanée sera mis à disposition des participants pendant le symposium. 

Early bird offer!

Until 1 March 2019, we are pleased to offer a special rate of ZAR 7,762.50
Africa tax authority officials ZAR 5,175
Please use this code when registering: ATS2019 early bird
Expires 28 February 2019.
The regular contribution fee from 1 March 2019 is ZAR 9,056.25. Officials from an African tax authority are entitled to a reduced fee of ZAR 6,037.50. Please send an email to to receive your promo code.
NOTE: If your company is located in South Africa please provide your VAT identification number when registering.
Registration now open: IBFD Masterclass - Managing Risks and Harnessing Opportunities in International Taxation and Transfer Pricing in Africa

27-28 May 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa​
As a prelude to the 5th IBFD Africa Tax Symposium, we are delighted to once again offer a Masterclass focused on the Africa region.  


Preliminary programme 

Day 1  

Session 1 - Recent Developments in International Taxation: A Two-Dimensional Perspective
  • The UN
  • The OECD
Session 2 - Revisiting the OECD Multilateral Convention and the Impact of Tax Treaties in Africa
  • The MLI Thus Far: Policy, Legal and Practical Considerations for Africa
  • The Middle East’s Expanding Tax Treaty Network in Africa: Prospects and Challenges
Session 3 - Current Issues in International Taxation
  • International Tax Structuring and Planning Post-BEPS
  • Global Trends
  • An African Perspective

Day 2  

Session 1 - Transfer Pricing
Transfer Pricing Post-BEPS: Experiences
  • Transfer Pricing: Comparables and the Not-So-Comparable!
  • Transfer Pricing: A Case Study
Session 2 - Taxation of Service Sector in Africa
  • South Africa's Tax Policy, Key Rules and Experiences
  • Taxation of Funds in Africa
  • VAT on Foreign Suppliers of Electronic Services
Session 3 - Investing in Africa
  • Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)
  • China's Investment in Africa
  • Tax Incentives and Their Role in Domestic Resource Mobilization

Day 3  

Session 1 - Taxation in a World of Technology
  • Taxing the Digital Economy
  • Tax Technology and Tax Administration: Insights
  • Industry Impact: Extractives
Session 2 - Tax Enforcement and Transparency in Africa
  • Exchange of Information: Africa's Perspective
  • Mutual Agreement Procedure under the OECD Inclusive Framework: Experiences in Africa
  • Securing Taxpayer Rights
  • Un service de traduction simultanée sera mis à disposition des participants pendant le symposium.

Symposium prelude:

IBFD Masterclass: Managing Risks and Harnessing Opportunities in International Taxation and Transfer Pricing in Africa
27-28 May 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa​
To be announced
The Africa Tax Symposium is an outstanding platform for your business to grow its market understanding and brand presence in Africa.
The symposium takes place at the Hotel Spier, Stellenbosch,South Africa. Confirmed symposium delegates are entitled to special conference rates, subject to availability. Hotel information and rates can be found in the registration form.
Spier is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, with a recorded history dating back to 1692. Whilst rooted in heritage, there is a vibrant and conscious energy, and it is also home to one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art. The hotel features breathtaking views of the majestic Stellenbosch Mountain, rolling vineyards and free-range livestock.