IPT Conference November 2015_2H&A’s Juan Gallardo and Steve Bonine spoke today at the Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s (IPT) Credit and Incentives Symposium. As an international, non-profit association of taxation professionals, IPT hosted this week’s conference to focus on the trends facing those dealing directly with credits and incentives on a daily basis. Hosted in Austin, Texas, the conference is being held at the JW Marriott from November 3-6.

Gallardo, an H&A principal based in Miami, headlined a panel on incentive opportunities and challenges in Latin America. As the leader of H&A’s Latin American practice, Gallardo spoke on his decades of experience in the dynamic market. During the discussion, Gallardo highlighted incentives in major Latin American markets, including Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Columbia, as well as, Central America, including Costa Rica and Panama. Gallardo also spoke on the challenges US and Canadian companies face in countries like Venezuela and Argentina.

Bonine, an H&A principal based Philadelphia, lead a panel discussion on the trends around retention incentives. While many economic developers focus on attracting new business, others are interested in retaining the jobs and investment already in place. Bonine, with decades of experience in credits and incentives, spoke at length on those programs that currently exist around the US being utilized for retention, including discretionary opportunities.

For more information on the IPT’s Credits and Incentives Symposium, visit the website at www.ipt.org.

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