I see Reuters has put out the following:
The current global financial crisis marks a rare moment when the interests of developing and developed countries are closely aligned. This two-day, forward-looking conference will feature presentations and panel-discussions from experts in the fields of economics, international development, tax policy, and global finance on how a common approach to greater financial transparency is critical in the post-global-crisis world economy. Confirmed Speakers: -- Senator Carl Levin, -- Paul Collier, -- Francis Fukuyama, -- Jack Blum, -- Marty Sullivan, -- James Boyce, -- Richard Murphy, -- And many more. Topics to be discussed will include: -- Multinational corporation country-by-country reporting of income and tax, -- disclosure of beneficial ownership by multinational corporations, -- automatic exchange of tax information, -- curtailment of trade mispricing, -- harmonization of predicate offenses for anti-money-laundering cases, -- how bank secrecy and other forms of financial opacity undermine economic development in poor countries, -- strategies for increasing transparency and accountability in the global financial system. Please RSVP by September 9th to firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristi Clough at +1 (202) 293-0740. To request an advance agenda for the conference or schedule an interview with conference speakers contact Monique Perry Danziger at 202-293-0740 or email email@example.com. Space is limited and will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
So now you know where I am next week.
Actually, I’m presenting a paper at the World Bank on Monday as well. So it’s a whole week in DC.
And for those who jump up and down about my air miles – I asked to do to it by video link and I was told “no”.
But if the blog is quieter than normal – you’ll know why.