Schedule

october 1, 2020

8:15am - 5:00am
THROUGHOUT THE DAY

BARISTA COFFEE BAR


8:15am - 9:00am

REGISTRATION, MEET THE SPONSORS AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


9:00am - 9:30am

OPENING REMARKS

Welcome to STEP LatAm 2020!  We are delighted to be in Buenos Aires.


9:30am - 10:30am

OECD UPDATE - A REVIEW OF THE PAST AND A GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

Guided by a senior OECD officer, we will look at the results of the OECD tax policies for the past decade and ahead to what is on the table for the 2020/2030 decade.


10:30am - 11:10am

MEET THE SPONSORS AND COFFEE BREAK


11:10am - 11:50am

THE USE OF LOCAL STRUCTURES (FIDEICOMISOS) FOR ASSET PROTECTION AND TAX EFFICIENCY

Our distinguised panel will review the current onshore structures for asset protection and tax efficiency. The local fideicomisos settled in the country of residence of the settlor are becoming a useful planning tool.


11:55am - 12:35pm

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF LATIN AMERICA -- POISED FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE

Join star economist, Javier Milei, for a historical review of Latin America and his predictions for its future. Javier will provide us with his political and economic views on the past events in the region and give us his insights on the conditions for growth and development in the region that is ready to take off.


12:35pm - 2:00pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:00pm - 2:40pm

MDR - PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE UNDER THE NEW REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

OECD and EU mandatory disclosure rules are spreading from Europe into LatAm. What do LatAm advisors need to know to advise their clients of this likely future landscape.


2:40pm - 3:20pm

COMPARISON OF WEALTH TAXES IN LATAM; TRENDS AND WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON

An analysis of the trend of "redistribution of wealthness" driven by THE OECD and adopted by some LATAM governments. What will be the impact of this trend (and others) on the wealth planning sector both onshore and offshore?


3:20pm - 4:00pm

MEET THE SPONSORS AND COFFEE BREAK


4:00pm - 4:40pm

TAX REFORM IN THE REGION - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Our esteemed panelists will address the most important changes affecting families in Latin America including; BEPS implementation, changes in income tax, CFF and wealth tax as well as exploring the new planning alternatives for LATAM.


4:40pm - 5:20pm

SUCCESSFUL FAMILY ENTERPRISES IN LATAM

The success of a Family Enterprise is greatly enhanced by building a bridge to the next generation with a "Founder to Family Philosophy" that embraces good governance. The age old challenge of establishing an enduring plan is often in conflict when families go to war!


5:20pm - 6:00pm

SPONSOR DRAW AND 2021 LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Winners must be in attendance!


6:00pm

FREE EVENING

Enjoy beautiful Buenos Aires!


8:30am - 9:00am

REGISTRATION, MEET THE SPONSORS AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


8:30am - 5:00pm

BARISTA COFFEE BAR


9:00am - 9:40am

THE DIASPORA OF THE 21ST CENTURY

More and more mobile, HNW and UHNW families are increasingly becoming 'residents of the world', as these families are now chosing multiple domiciles based entirely on their desirability for residency and the ease of doing business.


9:40am - 10:00am

STEP UP

What is STEP doing around the world?


10:00am - 10:10am

PRESENTATION OF THE FOUNDERS AWARD


10:10am - 10:50am

MEET THE SPONSORS AND COFFEE BREAK


10:50am - 11:30am

CASE LAW OF LATAM FAMILIES WITH TRUSTS UNDER ATTACK

Lawyers from the region have had challenges in balancing the domestic legal and tax implications of common law trusts and how they operate in practice. This panel will run through case law jurisprudence regarding common law trusts established for Latam families that have been challenged in court.


11:30am - 12:10pm

TAX PLANNING AND CRIMINAL CONSEQUENCE - AML PREDICATE

The crime of tax evasion is increasing an AML predicate offence and advisers are becoming targets, even for past or historical advice given. In the light of this trend, what increased precautions should the industry be adopting?


12:10pm - 12:20pm

THESIS COMPETITION RECOGNITION

Join us as we congratulate the winner of the second annual STEP LatAm Thesis Writing Competition.  The top three papers are available for review on the conference website.


12:20pm - 1:30pm

LUNCH AND NETWORKING


1:30pm - 2:10pm

ECONOMIC SUBSTANCE - ALL THE FACTS AND ALL THE IMPLICATIONS

In the last few years, the OCDE and the European Community have been working with various zero and low tax jurisdictions to introduce economic substance rules in their legislations. Is there a standard approach as to when sufficient substance is actually achieved? What has been the effectiveness of such rules and the impact in our client´s lives? This presentation shall cover how various jurisdictions have introduced these rules, offering statistics and practical applications.


2:10pm - 2:20pm

THE BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF FINANCIAL SERVICES


2:25pm - 3:05pm
BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SELECT ONE
SESIONES SIMULTÁNEAS - ESCOJA UNA
2:25pm - 3:05pm

SMART CONTRACTS

Smart contracts are computer based protocols intended to digitally facilitate, verify or enforce agreements among two or more parties. These contracts are reported to have the potential to improve all types of economic exchanges and to open new ways to do business. This presentation will explore how the legal and advisory business are transitioning in the use of such exponential technologies.


FUNDS AND PLANNING NIRVANA

As an increase for economic substance and rules over controlled foreign corporations indicate disadvantageous tax consequences, planning strategies utilizing funds may indicate a better alternative to offer adequate economic substance requirements.


TAXATION & REPORT OF BENEFICIARIES AND UPDATE ON BO REGISTRIES

There is a movement towards not just beneficial ownership registries, but making these public as the future global standard. Will this come to pass and what will be the impact?


3:05pm - 3:45pm

MEET THE SPONSORS AND COFFEE BREAK


3:45pm - 4:45pm

KEYNOTE: THE FUTURE OF WORK AND INNOVATION IN THE DIGITAL ARENA

Santiago Bilinkis is a celebrated Argentinian entrepreneur, technologist and author. In 2010 he was invited to attend Singularity University at a NASA site in Silicon Valley, where he had the opportunity to study and work with the most prominent scientists in the world. He has also lectured at numerous academic institutions, including MIT and Harvard. A celebrated author, he has written about potential scientific advances and the new technologies that have recently arisen including: synthetic biology and the potentials for life extension; artificial intelligence and the possibility of the creation of a properly thinking machine and the impact of technology, especially in the fields of education and employment. A noted futurist, Santiago promises to enlighten, amaze and distrupt in this keynote presentation.


4:45pm - 5:25pm

THE BILLIONAIRE EFFECT

Billionaire-controlled businesses outperform the market by surprisingly large margins and in many case deliver twice the average market return. This can be attributed to three distinct personality traits -- smart risk-taking, business focus and determination. It is also interesting to note that billionaires lead the globe in philanthropic contributions. So why all the negative press and why do we love to hate them so much?


5:25pm - 5:35pm

CLOSING


7:00pm - 11:00pm

GALA DINNER

Do not miss the closing gala event at the spectacular Madero Yacht Club.  Just a 5 minute walk from the hotel!  Cocktails, dinner and dancing await you.






Only events listed on the Conference Schedule are part of the STEP LatAm Conference. 
The Conference Board does not endorse any privately organized events that run parallel to our Sponsored Hospitalities or programme. 

Business casual attire is suggested for the duration of the Conference. 
Evening cocktail is recommended for the Gala Event on Friday night.        

Click here to view last years schedule
 

Únicamente los eventos detallados en el Programa de la Conferencia son parte de la Conferencia STEP LatAm. El Comité Organizador de la Conferencia no es responsable por eventos organizados de forma privada que se llevan a cabo paralelamente con nuestras atenciones patrocinadas o el programa. La vestimenta sugerida durante la Conferencia es de negocios casual. Para el Evento de Gala el viernes por la noche se recomienda vestido de cóctel.