Task Force to Host Annual Conference on Economic Transparency

August 31st, 2009

The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development has released a draft agenda for its upcoming conference, “Increasing Transparency in Global Finance: A Development Imperative” which will be held at the Hilton Embassy Row in Washington, DC on Septemeber 16 and 17.

The current global financial crisis marks a rare moment when the interests of developing and developed countries are closely aligned. This conference will highlight how a common approach to greater financial transparency can benefit rich and poor nations alike. Speakers will address country-by-country reporting of income and tax paid by multinational corporations, listing beneficial ownership of subsidiaries , automatic exchange of tax information between governments, curtailing trade mispricing, harmonizing predicate crimes for money laundering charges among FATF countries, and other issues of transparency that continue to hamper development in poor nations. Among the list of leading experts slated to speak are U.S. Senator Carl Levin and scholars Dr. Francis Fukuyama and Dr. Paul Collier.

Find out more about the conference and RSVP here.

Written by Clark Gascoigne

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