Not since 1986 has the U.S. Tax Code undergone fundamental reform. But now, with Republicans controlling both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, and President Trump anxious for a win on one of his biggest promises from last year’s campaign, major efforts are underway to redefine our nation’s outdated and overly complex tax code to make the United States more competitive in the global economy. With the challenges and uncertainty of this high profile legislation, housewares manufacturers who rely on global supply chains to support American innovation and bring affordable products to U.S. consumers will be directly affected. Ken Kies will provide clarity and insights into the current state of “The Tax and Budget World Under Trump”.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
|Kenneth J. Kies
Federal Policy Group
Kenneth J. Kies is managing director of the Federal Policy Group, LLC. He was co-managing partner of the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP prior to the acquisition of the Federal Policy Group by Clark Consulting in February 2002. Kies has extensive legislative experience having served as the chief of staff of the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation from January 1995 until January 1998, and from 1982 to 1987 as chief Republican tax counsel to the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S House of Representatives. Before joining the Ways and Means Committee staff in 1981, Kies was a tax associate with BakerHostetler, where he began practicing law in 1977 in Cleveland.
CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.