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THE MIM VAT & EU Conference: Digital Economy
9 November 2018
08:00 - 17:00
The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta

Contact Person
Ramona Vella

Event Overview

Over the last few years we have seen the accelerated growth of the digital economy around the world and in Malta. VAT has always played a major role in the economy given its direct way of taxing consumption. The digital economy has made this method of taxation even more challenging. However, the evolution in technology may have turnaround this and VAT may have become simple to collect. The main aim of this conference is to see how VAT has managed to adapt in the digital sphere and whether the aforementioned challenges have been overcome. Numerous high profile experts both local and foreign will explain how VAT has been impacted by the digital economy regarding tax payers, virtual influence, how VAT rules have changed and many more interesting aspects.

  • Mr Reuben Buttigieg
  • Hon Prof Edward Scicluna
  • Hon Dr. Alfred Sant
  • Ms Shanice Finch
  • Mr Stephen Dale 
  • Avv Prof Paolo Centore
  • Ms Louise Grima
  • Ms Ruth Corkin
  • Mr Saviour Bezzina
  • Mr Peter Hughes
  • Dr Sarah Aquilina
  • Prof David Southern QC
  • Mr Chris Borg
  • Dr Christos Charalampidis
  • Dr Robert Attard
  • Hon Dr Mario de Marco



08:30 - 08:55  Welcome coffee and registration
08:55 - 09:00 Address by the President of the Malta Institute of Management 
Mr Reuben Buttigieg
09:00 - 09:10  Opening Speech by Minister of Finance
Hon Prof Edward Scicluna
09:10 - 09:40  Update on the Digital Strategy in the EU
Hon Dr. Alfred Sant
09:40 - 10:10 VAT implications on ICO’s
Ms Shanice Finch
10:10 - 10:40  VAT Collection in a digital world
Mr Stephen Dale
10:40 - 10:55 Coffee Break
10:55 - 11:25  The Status of tax payer in the digital economy
Avv Prof Paolo Centore
11:25 - 11:55 VAT and Digital Ledger Technology Assets
Ms Louise Grima
11:55 - 12:25 Virtual finance and the digital economy?
Ms Ruth Corkin
12:25 - 12:55 New VAT Rules relating to electronic Commerce
Mr Saviour Bezzina
12:55 - 13:35 Lunch
13:35 - 14:05 Chain transactions in goods
Mr Peter Hughes
14:05 - 14:35  Electronically supplied services
Dr Sarah Aquilina
14:35 - 15:05  The place of supply rules and the digital economy
Prof David Southern QC
15:05 - 15:35  VAT developments affecting the gambling industry
Mr Chris Borg
15:35 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 16:20 Overview of the challenges surrounding the VAT status of persons carrying out activities via sharing economy platforms
Dr Christos Charalampidis
16:20 - 16:50 Recent Case-Law
Dr Robert Attard
16:50 - 17:00 Concluding Speech by Shadow Minister of Finance
Hon Dr Mario de Marco

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