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2nd Annual MENA VAT 2017

Developing an effective VAT business model to optimise your resource planning and maximise your business profitability in the new GCC VAT regime

13-14 Nov 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Conference Workshop


Guiding you through the journey on how to achieve a successful VAT implementation in your business

Workshop Moderator: Fernando Matesanz Cuevas

Company: Managing Director – Indirect Tax,Spanish VAT Services, Spain

Why You Should Attend

2nd Annual MENA VAT 2017

Shape up or ship out! The Middle East climate has changed and the GCC VAT Unified Agreement has been signed by all GCC states. Moving forward, the law will be passed next and VAT will come into effect from January 2018 onwards. With barely a few months left, organisations must recognise VAT challenges and adopt flexibilities in dealing with VAT initial implementation soon. The plan to introduce VAT in GCC is not only putting pressures on them but can create financial and operational risks unless this new tax reform is navigated properly right from the start.

Coming unprepared will be disastrous. VAT can be a huge burden on cash flows and can caused system inadequacies, calculation errors, costly non-compliance risks, profit margin erosions, reduced disposable incomes, and weakened demands on products and services. It cannot be stressed enough that an efficient VAT structuring across all business operations and supply chain is necessary and now becomes a critical mission for organisations operating in GCC states.

Join us for the upcoming 2-day, 2nd Annual MENA VAT 2017 conference and workshop that will explore a broad range of topic from VAT Policy Design: Designing VAT Compliance Processes and Business Arrangements, VAT System Configuration: Leveraging on Planned Investment of IT Infrastructure Upgrades and Technologies Consolidations, VAT Documentations Design and Challenges: Drawing Compliance for VAT Documentations, among others for effective action plans in VAT compliant business model.

Our indirect tax expert and finance leaders are set to provide invaluable insights through expert presentations, power talks, customised interactive thinker hub exchange and government spotlight.

Be involved at our full day VAT Clinic that carries the VAT pre-implementation theme on VAT Engine and Pre-Implementation Mechanics. Our international VAT specialist/ expert facilitator will guide you through the journey on how to achieve a successful VAT implementation in your business.

Beat this race against time and join us now for valuable insights to ensure an effective VAT transition



Key Topics

  • VAT Policy Design : Designing VAT Compliance Processes and Business Arrangements
  • VAT Steering Team : Setting up VAT Steering Committee and Indirect Tax Teams
  • VAT System Configuration: Leveraging on Planned Investment of IT Infrastructure Upgrades and Technologies Consolidations
  • VAT Legal and Compliance Risks Diagnostic : Observing VAT Compliance and Law Updates in GCC Marketplace
  • VAT Documentations Design and Challenges : Drawing Compliance for VAT Documentations

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    Practical Insights From

    Nauman Asif
    CFO, UAE

    Chas Roy-Chowdhury
    Head of Taxation
    ACCA Global, UK

    Amit Gupta
    Director of Tax
    Dell Global, India

    Jerzy Szapiro Duque
    Director of Finance - Middle East, Africa and Turkey
    IBM, UAE

    Aakif H. Khan
    Chief Financial Officer
    Gulf Union Foods Company, KSA

    Abhishek Shah
    Indirect Tax Head Asia Pacific
    Caterpillar, Singapore

    Yasser Abo Ismail
    General Counsel and Compliance Director, Middle East
    Schindler Group, UAE

    Sandeep Banavali
    Huron Consulting Group

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