Join our Business Travellers Event to discuss challenges in the Financial Services Industry on 11 September, Geneva - Banking blog


Register and join our Business Travellers Event with a focus on the Financial Services Industry on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 in Geneva. We will discuss the current regulatory and compliance landscape for international business travellers.

What is the event about? 

  • Global trends driving increased risk in relation to business travel;
  • The growing regulatory burden on employers and employees, and the increased efforts by authorities to enforce these regulations;
  • Steps employers are taking to monitor business travel risks and improve governance; and
  • Current market best practice - prioritising compliance risks, quantifying costs and addressing duty of care considerations;
  • Permanent establishment risks in relation to business travel.

You will have the opportunity to share and discuss your own challenges, experiences and lessons learned with other participants from the Financial Services industry.

Seats are limited.

Register now. 


16.00 - 16.15  Arrival, registration and coffee
16.15 - 16.30  Welcome and introduction
16.30 - 17.15  Global Mobility aspects of business travellers
17.15 - 17.45   Business travellers and permanent establishment issues
17.45 - 18.15   Roundtable discussion
18.15 - 18.30  Summary and Q&A
18.30               Networking Apéro


Deloitte SA, Rue du Pré-de-la-Bichette 1, 1202 Geneva

If you would like to find out more about this event, please do reach out to Michelle Chan.




David Wigersma - Partner, Global Employer Services

David has 20 years of experience in the area of international corporate and individual taxation planning. He specialises in addressing the complex compliance needs of a cross-border workforce with varied elements of compensation.


Ferdinando Mercuri - Partner, International Tax

Ferdinando has over 15 years of professional experience within the tax consulting to companies, as well in the industrial field as in the services companies. In addition to his function of Partner at Deloitte, he also teaches tax law in Western Switzerland and he is responsible of the International Tax Module for the French part of the Swiss Tax Academy


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Karim Schubiger – Director, Financial Services Tax & Legal

Karim leads the Tax Transparency team in the Suisse Romande and Ticino markets within the Financial Services Tax & Legal practice, responsible for services related to QI, FATCA, CRS, and 871(m). He is a technical advisor and subject matter expert to financial institutions in the banking, trust, and insurance sectors. Prior to joining Deloitte, Karim worked for eight years in support teams of Swiss banks, in particular in areas such as operations, project and change management as well as operational taxes.


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Jake Higgitt - Senior Manager, Global Employer Services

Jake has 11 years’ experience in the field of Global Mobility, working with clients in all industries and of all sizes. He is the global engagement lead on two of the Swiss firm’s largest tax engagements, responsible for coordinating the provision of services globally. Jake leads our Business Travel Services offering in Switzerland. 



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