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Tuesday, September 28th
*All times Bergen, Norway local time.
09:00-09:45 Opening Remarks Watch
Keynote speaker: Erik Solheim, Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development
Introduction: Raymond W. Baker, Director, Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development
09:45-10:45 Session I – Beneficial Ownership Watch
Chair: Anthea Lawson, Global Witness
Panel: Chip Poncy, US Treasury Department; Elise Bean, US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PowerPoint)
11:00-12:00 Session II – Country-by-Country Reporting Watch
Chair: Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK (PowerPoint)
Panel: Vanessa Herringshaw, Publish What You Pay (PowerPoint)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Watch
Keynote speaker: Ingrid Fiskaa, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Introduction: Raymond W. Baker, Director, Global Financial Integrity
13:00-14:00 Breakout I
Financial Integrity/Honesty Index Listen
Chair: Dr. Alex Cobham, Christian Aid (PowerPoint)
Panel: Steve Tibbett; James Coe
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Corrupt and Illicit: Solidifying the Linkage (No Recording Available)
Chair: Dr. Francois Valerian, Transparency International
Panel: Dr. Liz Hart, U4
14:00-14:30 Reports from Breakout I Watch
14:30-15:30 Session III – Automatic Exchange of Information Watch
Chair: David Spencer, Tax Justice Network
Panel: Stig Sollund, Norwegian Ministry of Finance/United Nations Tax Commission; Michel Aujean, Esq., Taj – Société d’Avocats (PowerPoint)
15:45-16:45 Breakout II
Millennium Development Goals Listen
Chair: Nuria Molina, Eurodad
Panel: Gail Hurley, United Nations Development Program
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Progressing the G-20 Watch
Chair: Robert Palmer, Global Witness
Panel: Dr. Jo Marie Griesgraber, New Rules (PowerPoint);
Aldo Caliari, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project
16:45-17:15 Reports from Breakout II Watch
17:15-18:15 Side Event – Investments for Development: Derailed to Tax Havens Watch
A report launch by Richard Murphy, Tax Research UK (PowerPoint)
18:30-20:00 Dinner Watch
Keynote speaker: Hon. Dr. Rafael Espada, Vice President of Guatemala (PowerPoint)
Introduction: Ingrid Fiskaa, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Wednesday, September 29th
09:15-09:45 Special Presentation: Transnational Organized Crime & the Fishing Industry Watch
Gunnar Stølsvik, Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs (PowerPoint)
09:45-10:45 Session IV – Predicate Offenses and the FATF Watch
Chair: Heather Lowe, Esq.
Panel: Jack Blum, Esq., Tax Justice Network-USA; Lauren Pickett, Pickett & Associates (PowerPoint); Daniel Thelesklaf, Basel Institute on Governance
11:00-12:00 Breakout III
Task Force Africa Initiative Listen
Chair: Dr. Abdalla Hamdock, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Panel: Raymond Baker, Global Financial Integrity; Dr. Léonce Ndikumana, African Development Bank
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Task Force Education Initiative/Program Listen
Krishen Mehta, Asia Initiatives/Global Financial Integrity (PowerPoint)
12:00-12:30 Reports from Breakout III Watch
12:30-13:30 Lunch Watch
Keynote speaker: Pierre Fallavier, Director, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit
Introduction: Tom Cardamone, Managing Director, Task Force on Financial Integrity & Economic Development
13:30-14:30 Session V – Trade Mispricing Watch
Chair: Dr. Alex Cobham, Christian Aid
Panel: Raymond W. Baker, Global Financial Integrity
14:45-15:45 Breakout IV
Convention on Transparency Listen
Chair: Harald Tollan, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Panel: Morten Eriksen, Norwegian Police Economic Crime Unit (PowerPoint); Marios Obwana, AERC Africa
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Task Force’s Economic Transparency Initiative Listen
Chair: James Henry, Tax Justice Network/Submerging Markets (PowerPoint)
Panel: Dr. Dev Kar, Global Financial Integrity
15:45-16:15 Reports from Breakout IV Watch
16:15-16:45 Closing Watch