ADIT: Capturing the zeitgeist at IFA Berlin 2022

23 September 2022

ADIT Academic Board Chair Jim Robertson and ADIT Manager Rory Clarke promoted ADIT as the unrivalled qualification for international tax professionals at the 74th International Fiscal Association (IFA) Annual Congress in Berlin from 4 to 8 September.

More than 2,000 tax leaders from around the world attended the Congress, and interest in the ADIT qualification was high throughout the five days of the event.

The emergence of Big Data as a key issue in the international tax discourse was reflected by the Congress programme, which featured a number of seminars on the subject. The implications of Big Data for the activities of tax administrations and actors around the world is also a growing topic within the ADIT syllabus and our own line-up of events, including our popular ADIT International Tax Webinars.

Congress highlights included a series of Women of IFA Network (WIN) in Conversation discussions presented by ADIT Committee member Sarah Blakelock. There was also a key look at recent international tax developments chaired by Jonathan Schwarz. Meanwhile Mukesh Butani, Philip Baker, Ruth Mason, Luís Schoueri and Jefferson VanderWolk were among the ADIT Academic Board and Committee members who shared their time with us, meeting with fellow delegates at our exhibition stand.

We also had the pleasure to meet with a number of CTAs and ADIT holders from around the world who were among the attending delegates, telling us of their personal experiences of our qualifications and the resulting benefits to their international tax careers.


ADIT exhibited alongside the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), a research and education organisation that promotes initiatives to encourage investment in transition and developing economies. We look forward to future collaborations with ITIC, who share our goal of promoting tax understanding around the world.

If you participated in the Congress, either in person or virtually, we hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to promoting ADIT at future IFA events.

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