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Reflections on 2014

This entry marks the end of an eventful year for CATA.  It is an apt time to reflect on and take stock of some of our achievements and challenges.

First I have to record with some sadness the departure of two members of the Management Committee who have taken on other assignments.   The Vice Chairman Peter Steeds (United Kingdom) will be leaving HMRC to join the private sector while a long serving member of the Committee Peter Estey (Canada) has been reassigned to other responsibilities within the Canada Revenue Agency.  The two have been instrumental in shaping the Association and their presence and contributions will be sorely missed.  On behalf of the Management Committee and the CATA membership at large, I wish to thank both for the selfless service rendered to the Association during their tenure and also wish them every success in their new assignments.

Talking of selflessness, one cannot fail to mention HMRC and IRBM through whose support CATA continues

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Curtain falls on the 35th Annual CATA Technical Conference

Updated on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:59AM by Registered CommenterWeb master

After a very engaging week, the curtain finally came down on the 35th edition of the Annual Technical Conference on Friday the 14th November, 2014 with the colourful customary farewell dinner known as “CATA Night”. The five-day Conference that began on Monday 10th November was officially flagged off by Dr Taufila Nyamadzabo, the Secretary, Economic and Financial Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of the Republic of Botswana. Dr Nyamadzabo, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS), thanked the Conference organizers for choosing a very fitting theme for the Conference. Similar sentiments had been expressed previously by the Commissioner General of BURS Mr Ken Morris. Mr Morris lauded the management of CATA for giving Botswana the opportunity to

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This year's Conference

Most of the presentations delivered at the Conference in Gaborone, which concluded on 14 November, are now available for download from the Members area.  Further documents and video will be added as they are received.  Photos will be uploaded to the Photo Gallery, and will in due course be incorporated into a slide show which will run on the "About" page.

A full report on the Conference proceedings will appear on this page shortly.



Conference documents

31 Country Background papers are now available for download from the Members area, including one from Malawi added today.


Flight details

Delegates to the Conference who haven't done so already are asked to provide their flight details immediately to the Local Organising Committee.


Conference Programme finalised

The full Conference Programme is now available for download from the Members area.  This contains individual programmes for the Opening Ceremony, the Technical Sessions, the Excursion (on 12 November) and the special activities arranged for spouses. It also details the composition of the Syndicate Groups and provides guidelines about the way in which their work and other aspects of the Conference will be conducted.

Delegates are reminded that the Members area also contains all of the country Background Papers received to date and full biographies of the Presenters.