8th Zurich Regional and Global Headquarters Conference

Wednesday, 31.10.2018 | Renaissance Tower Zürich Hotel

Digital Economy, the evolving role of Swiss-based HQ's

About this event

We are very pleased to invite you to the 8th Zurich Regional and Global Headquarters Conference that will focus on the increasing opportunities and challenges created by technology developments.

During our half-day conference, various subject matter experts will present their in-depth knowledge and expertise. Our keynote speaker Jim Fanning from Amazon Web Services will highlight the importance of being innovative as a firm and how to leverage the public cloud to move even faster. It needs to be in the DNA of the company. In two further plenary sessions, we will put the spotlight on disrupting factors in the tax area and on the impact of the «new world» on the operating model.

In our interactive break-out sessions one and two, we will discuss robotics and artificial intelligence around the finance function and the tax environment. Should you be interested in a more thorough look at the workforce or the latest international tax developments, we offer you to participate in the break-out session three or four.

After the panel discussion, you are invited to join the business lunch for further networking.


Break-out sessions

Topic 1: Digitalisation of the finance function
“Digital” is not just about technology, it is about changing the entire operational approach. Reporting 5.0 will change the way planning and reporting is done. During the interactive session we will present our client use cases around predictive analytics and next generation reporting, and will discuss the first learnings.

Topic 2: Tax disruption - are you ready for the new world of tax?
Tax authorities are investing in digital technologies and this investment will deliver a huge productivity dividend over the years to come. As subjects of their supervision, we will undoubtedly feel the heat of this disruption. In this session, we will pinpoint some of the technologies that companies can use to prepare themselves for this new world of tax.

Topic 3: The human story of automation – preparing your workforce for the digital age
Automation and “thinking machines” are replacing human skills, changing the skill set that employers are looking for in their employees. Learn more about how to find the right talent to shape your organisation’s future.

Topic 4: Reinventing the public good – an outlook to international tax developments
The concept of good tax policy has changed and is continuing to change significantly and rapidly; as a result, tax regulations and the tax landscape globally are changing too. This session aims to give you an understanding of some of the moving blocks and trends by looking at a series of relevant international tax developments.


Date and location:

Wednesday, 31.10.2018
8.00 am to 2.00 pm, including light business lunch and networking

Renaissance Tower Zürich Hotel
Turbinenstrasse 20
8005 Zurich


Early bird fee CHF 200.- (registration before 13 September 2018).

From 14 September 2018 CHF 250.- per participant

All prices above include VAT, documentation, lunch and refreshments

In addition to the event in Zurich, we’ll be running an HQ Conference in Geneva for the 9th time on 1 November 2018. For those who are unable to attend the Zurich event, you can join us to discuss these topics at our Geneva HQ conference on 1 November. Find here more information about the event in Geneva.

Contact us

Maire Walsh

Partner Tax & Legal Services, Zug

+41 58 792 68 80


Pamela Bissig

TLS Senior, Zug

+41 58 792 69 06