An exclusive lunch with Belgian Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, hosted by British Ambassador to Belgium Alison Rose. Johan Van Overtveldt will answer the following questions:
The Belgian tax shift: looking back and moving forward. What has been the impact of the recent tax reforms on job creation, the investment climate, and Belgian competitiveness and what future measures are planned?
What are the federal government’s plans to secure tax certainty in Belgium now that the European Commission has deemed the Excess Profit Ruling scheme illegal? How will Belgian businesses be impacted by the Minister’s plan to combat fiscal fraud in Belgium and how will the recent disclosure of the Panama Papers influence federal policy making?
After his speech, the Mr Van Overtveldt will take questions from the audience in a debate moderated by Ambassador Rose.
Minister of Finance | Federal Government
Johan Van Overtveldt started his career as a journalist for Trends in 1978 but made his transition to the private sector in 1982 where he worked for BBL, Shoeconfex and British Tyre & Rubber. In 1992 he returned to Trends to become Editor in Chief. Subsequently he became Advisor for Group VCR and General Director of VKW before finally returning to Trends a second time in 2010. From September 2011 until October 2012 he also became Editor in Chief for Knack. In 2013, Johan made his entry into politics and became economic advisor for N-VA. During the elections in 2014, he was the first candidate on the European List and was elected Member of the European Parliament. In October of that year he took on the mandate of Minister of Finance in the current government Michel I.