R&D Tax Incentives to Stimulate Competitiveness, Jobs & Growth

European-Institute
Cosmos Club - Powell Room - 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Speakers:  Michela Ritondo, International Tax Expert, Fiscal Department for Foreign Investments, Federal Public Service Finance of Belgium
Moderator: Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

RSVP:                   events@europeaninstitute.org

Contact:               Erin Kelly – (202) 895-1670 or ekelly@europeaninstitute.org

On Tuesday, October 2nd, The European Institute, in cooperation with the Embassy of Belgium will host a special breakfast discussion with Michela Ritondo, International Tax Expert, Fiscal Department for Foreign Investments, Federal Public Service Finance of Belgium.

Belgium has been highly successful in reforming its corporate tax system in order to appeal to foreign companies, particularly those interested in research and innovation.   Ms. Ritondo will assess the changes Belgium has made in order to become more competitive in the growing global business world and how their corporate tax system is fostering jobs and growth, especially within the R&D sector, in this time of economic recovery.

Ms. Ritondo represents the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) Finance in different consultative bodies at the federal and regional level that are dealing with inbound investments and she takes an active part in Belgium’s economic missions abroad.  Before joining FPS, Ms. Ritondo was the founding head of the Transfer Pricing Audit Unit which enabled her to specialize in the fiscal treatment of cross border transactions within multinational enterprises.  She holds a master’s degree in Economics from the Université de Mons-Hainsut and a certificate of Public Management from the Solvay Business School at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

The meeting will be held at the Cosmos Club, located at 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Please RSVP to events@europeaninstitute.org.