09.30 – 09.40 - Welcome address

  • Jacek KRAWCZYK, President of the Employers' Group

09.40 – 09.50 - Introductory speech: "The effects of Corporate Taxes on SMEs"

  • Violeta JELIĆ, Vice President of the Employers' Group

09.50 – 10.10 - Keynote speech

  • Valère MOUTARLIER, Director Direct taxation, Tax coordination, Economic analysis and Evaluation, DG TAXUD

10.10 – 10.45 - Presentation of the study "The role of taxes on investment to increase jobs in the EU – An Assessment of Recent Policy Developments in the Field of Corporate Taxes"

  • James WATSON, co-author of the study

10.45 – 11.00 - Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 - Panel: Economic impact of corporate taxation – how to promote investment, growth and job creation


  • David BRADBURY, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
  • Vanessa DE SAINT BLANQUAT, European and International Tax Policy Director MEDEF
  • Scott HODGE, President of the Tax Foundation, Washington, D.C
  • Milena MATHÉ, economic analyst, DG TAXUD
  • Chiara PUTATURO, EU Inequality and Tax Policy Advisor at Oxfam EU
  • James WATSON, Director of Economics, BusinessEurope

Moderator: Michael SMYTH, Member of Group III, former Vice President of the EESC


12.30 – 12.45 - Concluding remarks

  • Krister ANDERSSON, Vice-President of the Employers' Group, Chair of BusinessEurope's Tax Policy working group