YOUR SPEAKERS!

Canada

Francois Auger is a Tax Partner with the law firm of Barsalou Auger in Montreal and specialises in tax and estate planning and international transactions. Francois is a frequent contributor/ speaker on tax related topics and is a lecturer at McGill University for the Graduate Diploma in Taxation Program.

Pierre Bourgeois is a Tax Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Montreal and is the Canadian E-Commerce leader for the firm. Pierre has presented at numerous seminars/conferences on the E-Commerce topic and is a member of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency technical advisory group dealing with e-commerce tax policy matters.

Stephen Bowman is a Tax Partner with Thorsteinssons in Toronto specializing in estate and trust planning and corporate finance. He has participated in forums in Canada, the US and Japan dealing with many issues including tax policy issues, tax planning strategies for both high net-worth individuals and Canadian business and foreign investment.

Mark Brender is a Tax Partner with Goodman Phillips & Vineberg in Montreal and specialises in domestic and international issues, corporate reorganisations, mergers, financings and estate planning. Mark has presented numerous papers to a broad range of professional and non-professional organisations.

David Mason is a Tax Partner with Arthur Andersen LLP in Ottawa and specialises in Canadian and international tax and estate planning. David is a frequent speaker for various tax conferences. David has worked with a number of high technology clients advising them on acquisitions, divestitures and international structuring.

John Ruffalo is a Tax Partner with Arthur Andersen LLP in Toronto and specialises in international tax matters for the technology, entertainment and communications industries throughout Canada. John frequently lectures on tax related topics.

Gregory Sanders is a Tax Partner with the law firm Soloway, Wright LLP in Ottawa and specialises in Canadian and international tax and estate planning for the owner-managed enterprise. He is an instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course and has participated in various legal education programs.





Barbados

The Hon. Reginald Farley, M.P. is the Minister of International Trade & Business, Barbados Government. He brings a wealth of business experience to the Ministry.

Ben Arrindell is a Tax Partner with Ernst & Young, Barbados and specialises in international and personal tax planning, corporate restructuring, cross-border transactions and interpreting taxation treaties. Ben frequently lectures on tax related topics and has been a regular speaker for past seminars of the Canada Barbados Business Association.

Dr. Trevor Carmichael, Q.C. is the Principal of Chancery Chambers, a Barbados law firm engaged primarily in international and domestic business law and international tax consulting. Dr. Carmichael has authored numerous articles in the areas of law, economics and public policy. He is an active committee member of numerous international legal and tax organisations.

Lynette Eastmond is the Director of International Trade & Business in Barbados and is an attorney-at-law specialising in international tax matters.

Penny Ettinger is Vice-President and Director of Trust Services with Bayshore Bank & Trust in Barbados. Penny is a Canadian lawyer with extensive experience in both tax and international private wealth planning.

Brandon Fahy is a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados and specialises in international tax and estate planning for offshore corporate clients and high net-worth individuals. Brandon frequently lectures on tax related topics and has been an instructor for CA and CGA tax courses.

Pauline Tully is an Investment Advisor and the Managing Director of RBC Dominion Securities (Caribbean) Ltd. Pauline specialises in managing offshore portfolios for high net worth individuals, trusts and corporate entities. Pauline is a frequent speaker on off-shore investing.

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