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Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett to Speak at TCPI's Annual Symposium
Tax professionals and policymakers come together at this week's tax policy conference in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council, and Kevin Hassett, Council of Economic Advisers chairman, are speaking at its 19th Annual Tax Policy and Practice Symposium on February 15-16, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

"We are thrilled to announce a fireside chat with Gary Cohn and a one-on-one discussion with Kevin Hassett, along with an opening day keynote from Chairman Kevin Brady. The caliber of our speakers, program content and networking opportunities makes this year's event one not to miss," said Lynda K. Walker, Esq., executive director and general counsel of TCPI. 

Cohn serves as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council (NEC). He leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump's domestic and global economic policy agenda. Cohn was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldman Sachs. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from 2006 to 2016 and also served as a member of the firm's Board of Directors and chairman of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee. Mr. Cohn joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and held a variety of leadership positions in the firm's Securities Division both in New York and in London, including global co-head of the Equities and Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities divisions.

Hassett was sworn in as the 29th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) on September 13, 2017. The CEA is an agency within the Executive Office of the President that is charged with offering the President objective economic advice on the formulation of both domestic and international economic policies. Prior to becoming Chairman, Hassett was an economist at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). His most recent positions held at the AEI included the James Q. Wilson Chair in American Culture and Politics and Director of Research for Domestic Policy. He also served as Director of Economic Policy Studies and Resident Scholar from 2003 through 2014.

The two-day TCPI symposium, "Disruption and opportunity in the era of global tax transformation," will bring together leading tax professionals and policymakers from government, academia and the private sector to explore emerging policy considerations, share insights and exchange practical strategies for managing and mitigating the disruptions created by changes in tax policy.

Topics to be addressed at the TCPI symposium will include: the C-suite perception of tax disruption and its short- and mid-term impact on key decisions and operations; the state of U.S. tax reform, including an exploration of how it may change future tax and business decisions for domestic and global enterprises; global tax legislative and enforcement trends and predictions, including the upheaval stemming from OECD, EU, and G20 actions and proposals; and strategies and tools to meet these challenges within an evolving tax workplace. For more details, including registration and exhibitor information, please contact TCPI at 201-822-8062 or visit TCPI's website at   

About The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI)

TCPI is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)(3) public policy research and educational organization. It was created to help bring about a better understanding of significant tax policies that impact businesses and the economy through careful study, thoughtful evaluation and open discussion. The annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium is one of the programs utilized by TCPI to accomplish its mission.


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