Young IFA Network
To attract more members in the early stages of their careers, IFA adopted in 2005 the Young IFA Network (YIN) initiative. The Executive Committee established the YIN Committee consisting of young IFA members to develop, propose and implement programs, both at the Branch level and worldwide, to make IFA more attractive to young members. The IFA Branches were invited to take corresponding action at the Branch level. Since the official launch of YIN at the 2006 Amsterdam Congress, many IFA Branches have implemented YIN activities. Also at this IFA Congress, there are special YIN events which are listed below. While these events are intended to attract members who are 40 and under, all IFA Members are welcome to attend. Participants interested in the YIN activities are asked to fill in the relevant part of the registration form.
YIN Events in Boston
YIN Meet & Greet Reception
On Sunday, September 30, 2012 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Loyens & Loeff will sponsor the YIN Meet & Greet Reception. The purpose of this reception is to give young IFA members and persons attending their first IFA Congress a chance to meet informally at the beginning of the Congress, enabling them to start building their own personal networks and to increase their benefits from attending the Congress.
YIN 5K Fun Run
On Monday, October 1, 2012 from 6:00am - 7:30am, all Participants are invited to take part in the YIN 5K "Fun Run" around Boston's Back Bay. Runners will meet at 6:00am-6:30am at the Hynes Convention Center Boylston Street entrance for warm-up, registration and to receive their Fun Run t-shirts. The run will begin promptly at 6:30am.
YIN Branch Representatives Meeting
On Monday, October 1, 2012 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm, there will be a meeting arranged by the YIN Committee for the YIN Representatives of each Branch. The purpose of this meeting is to exchange ideas on how to stimulate local YIN activities at branch level and to discuss how YIN may be brought forward in each and every IFA Branch. YIN Representatives who can not attend the Congress would be able to participate in this meeting via audio dial in facility. Dial in details shall be circulated separately, once finalised.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 2:30pm – 4:00pm a special Seminar sponsored by Loyens & Loeff will be held. This Seminar will feature three segments. In the first segment, the winner of the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize will present his or her winning thesis. Thereafter, the winner of the Maurice Lauré Prize will present his or her winning thesis. Both prize winners would also answer any queries from the delegates on his/her thesis. The third segment will consist of a Moot Court Session. An acting Tax Judge (name to be announced) will preside over a hypothetical tax case based on the subject “Allocation of profits to agent permanent establishment” to be argued by young tax academicians or professionals, one side representing the Tax Authorities and the other side representing the Taxpayer. At the end of the arguments, the acting Tax Judge will render his or her judgement on the tax case. The fact pattern for the case, the legal issues involved, and the summary of the arguments of parties will be made available to the delegates before the commencement of the Seminar.
A party is organized especially for young Congress Participants on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 8:00pm to midnight at the nightclub Royale. Although all Congress Participants are welcome, its format, program and venue are selected to attract young Congress Participants. The YIN party will be an opportunity for socializing and dancing.