Geoff McIntyre, CA is the Agri-Food Leader for MNP’s Okanagan region. Based in Kelowna, he specializes in serving clients in the B.C. wine industry to help them achieve their goals through a full-range of accounting, consulting and tax services. Recognized for his industry insight, Geoff is a regular contributor to Grapes to Wine and Orchard and Vine magazines. He will be the host of this exclusive event.
Location, Schedule and Registration:
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Presentations & Discussions
White Oaks Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Rd. SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
RSVP DEADLINE: Monday, February 10th, 2014
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About our MNP Speakers:
Kal Ruprai, MBA, CMA is the leader of MNP’s Ontario Indirect Tax practice. Based in Toronto, Kal brings more than 18 years of experience practicing exclusively in indirect tax in government, large corporate and public accounting environments. He works closely with clients in a variety of industries to address their complex indirect tax issues and delivers effective tax planning strategies to help them achieve their goals.
MNP, in collaboration with the Canadian Vintners Association, is looking forward to hosting an interactive workshop for our valued clients and key industry participants to discuss opportunities that the online retail market offers local wineries.
Our team and other leading industry experts will present on key business topics so you have the practical and relevant tools needed to ship wine inter-provincially–and to successfully capture your share of the market. Speakers will provide up-to-date information on the political landscape, the legal requirements and tax issues involved with direct-to-consumer wine shipments to provinces across Canada, along with other insight on important business topics.
Dan Paszkowski is the President and CEO of the Canadian Vintners Association as well as the national association of the Canadian wine industry which represents wineries across Canada. At the workshop, he will address the current federal and provincial political context for direct-to-consumer issues, as well as identify points of momentum for eliminating inter-provincial trade barriers.
About our Keynote Speakers:
Mark Hicken, J.D. is a Vancouver lawyer providing a full range of legal services to the wine industry through his own law practice, Vintage Law Group. He is frequently quoted in the media on legal issues facing the wine industry and is a frequent speaker at wine industry conferences. Mark will offer a detailed review of federal and provincial direct-to-consumer wine shipping laws, including best practices and compliance obligations.