Young IFA Network (YIN)

To attract more members in the early stages of their careers, the Young IFA Network was established in 2005. The YIN Committee was set up by the Executive Committee, with the objectives of developing, proposing and implementing programmes, at IFA Branch and global levels, to make IFA appealing to young members. YIN was officially launched at the Amsterdam Congress in 2006, and since then, many IFA Branches have implemented YIN activities.

Special YIN events will form part of this IFA Congress - the details are listed below. While these events are intended to attract members under 40 years of age, all IFA members are more than welcome to attend. Join these events by filling in the relevant section of the registration form.

Sunday, 12 October/17:15-18:15
Young IFA members will have the opportunity to meet and mingle at an informal reception at the Congress venue, prior to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception. The purpose of the reception is to give young IFA members and persons attending their first IFA Congress a chance to meet informally at the start of the Congress, enabling them to start building their own personal networks and to increase their benefits from attending the Congress.
Price: included in fee

Monday, 13 October/06:00-07:30
The YIN Fun Run will begin at NCPA, continue along the sea wall on Mumbai’s Marine Drive, and back to the Congress venue. Participants are expected to assemble at NCPA between 06:00 and 06:15, and the run will commence at 06:15 am. The 5 km stretch will be limited to 150 participants.
Price: included in fee

Meeting of the YIN Branch Representatives
Monday, 13 October/14:30-16:00

Wednesday, 15 October/ 14:30-16:00
The YIN Seminar will feature three sessions. In the first session, the winner of the Mitchell B. Carroll Prize will present his or her winning thesis. Then, the winner of the Maurice Lauré Prize will present his or her winning thesis. Both prize winners will also answer questions from the delegates on his/her thesis. The third session will be a Moot Court Session. An acting Tax Judge (name to be announced) will preside over a hypothetical tax case to be argued by young tax academics or professionals, one side representing the Tax Authorities and the other side representing the Taxpayer. At the end of the arguments, the acting Tax Judge will render his or her judgment on the tax case. The fact pattern for the case, the legal issues involved, and the summary of the arguments of the parties will be made available to the delegates before the start of the Seminar.

YIN Party
Wednesday, 15 October/20:00-23:00
The YIN party will be held at Liv & Cheval - Mumbai’s latest trendy nightclub. The dramatic décor features black metalla (a type of marble) walls, crystal-resembling resin tiles and a custom-made “floating chandelier” that criss-crosses the entire ceiling. An evening of fun and dancing, with a celebrity DJ.
Price: included in fee