Hundreds of delegates from international and local business organizations met this year International Tax Conference organized by Asia Consulting Group (ACG) in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines. With the theme “Beyond Borders: Addressing Global and Local Challenges,” the event, which was recently held at the I’M Hotel in Makati City, marked an important gathering of tax experts, finance leaders , economists and business executives to deal with key issues in the tax world. The conference brought together keynote speakers and panelists from The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime among others. Also present were honorary speakers from the private, corporate and government sectors including former Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Win Gatchalian, former Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, and Assistant Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management Romeo Balanquit.
ACG Founding Chairman and Chief Tax Advisor My Abrea, leading convenor of this year’s International Tax Conference, also launched his new book “Reimagining the World Without Corruption,” a compilation of global initiatives to fight corruption. In a special book launch held during the conference, former Vice President Leni Robredo joined Abrea in discussing her latest book that deals with the different types of corruption from measuring and addressing corruption to transparency and accountability. .
“Reimagining the World Without Corruption” seeks to paint a picture of a world without the evil effects of corruption. To help readers imagine such a world, the book references films, books, academic articles, and even recent events related to corruption. The book provides a discussion of the definition, origins, causes, and effects of corruption, as well as the different ways experts group different forms and types of corruption. It also provides a compilation of major anti-corruption initiatives.
In his presentation focused on good governance and ease of doing business, Abrea shared new ideas on global governance and corruption. Through his latest book, Abrea hopes to enlighten readers on their role as citizens in promoting accountability from the government.
Abrea, known as the Philippine Tax Whiz, is a globally recognized advocate for good governance and tax reform in the Philippines. He was named Asia CEO Young Leader and one of the Outstanding Young Persons of the World. He served as the founding Trustee of the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines, collaborating with the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Department of Trade and Industry, and Anti-Red Tape Authority to streamline the ease of doing business. Abrea’s published books include “VAT Ganun?” “Any questions about taxes?” “Tax Guide for Small Businesses,” “Iwas BUWISit: What To Do When Tax Attacks?” and “IWAS BUWISit 2022 Edition”
The income from the book will go to the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines and Angat Buhay Foundation. For those interested in obtaining copies of the book and for bulk orders, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this order form. For more information on tax solutions and tax reform advocacy, visit the ACG website at https://www.acg.ph/.
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