Commodity tax symposium 2018

Stay up-to-date on critical commodity tax issues and network with peers from government, industry and practice at Canada’s largest and longest-running indirect tax event.

Event Details

Location and date:
Ottawa October 15-16, 2018

Keep your tax team up-to-date on the latest strategies to deal with tax changes in Canada. Learn from Canadian experts and maximize your investment by networking with other commodity tax professionals at this popular event, back for the 38th year in a row.

The 2018 program will consist of in-depth technical sessions, practical issue identification and topic analysis, plus engaging keynote speakers who will share relevant insights about the impact of policy and legislation on your practice. Check back soon for more details.

Virtual conference option

Can’t make it to Ottawa? Attend this conference live from your desktop, laptop or tablet. Follow the PowerPoint presentation and listen to, see and ask questions of the presenters. All you need is a desktop computer, laptop or tablet, speakers and high-speed Internet.


2017 Normand Guerin Award

Congratulations to Andrew Azmudeh, the winner of the 2017 Normand Guérin award. The award is presented by Deloitte LLP for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of commodity tax studies.

Special offers/promotions

Early bird discount available. Register before August 15, 2018 to receive $250 off the conference price. Please note that this discount cannot be combined with other offers.

Topics include:

  • critical issues in commodity tax
  • GST, HST, PST and QST
  • customs and trade
  • update from the CRA
  • industry-specific challenges
  • and much more

Who should attend?

  • accounting professionals
  • lawyers
  • consultants
  • academics
  • senior executives
  • professionals who lead internal commodity tax groups for industry or not-for-profit organizations
  • representatives from the CRA, the Department of Finance, and provincial ministries of finance charged with policy and compliance initiatives regarding sales taxes and other indirect taxes

More Details:

Venue[s] and Accommodation[s]


The Westin Ottawa Hotel
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4


The Westin Ottawa Hotel
11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4
t.: 613-560-7000

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. CPA Canada has arranged for special conference rates at the Westin Ottawa.

Traditional Room (single/double)    $259/night
Deluxe Room (single/double)          $309/night
Suites (single/double)                     $384/night
Additional Person                            $40pppn

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Rates available until September 21, 2018, or until the room block is full.

Rates are available three days prior and three days post-conference, subject to availability.

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Member Development and Support
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