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TBC 2020
Dubai, UAE

The advanced VAT forum for businesses operating in the GCC

Gain practical insight on the changing landscape of VAT in the Middle East and network with your peers


VAT Implementation: Industry Perspectives

Don't miss the chance to hear directly from your peers on their road to VAT implementation. You will be able to hear honest perspectives leading senior tax and finance professionals on the challenges they have faced so far, opportunities, and you will have the opportunity to share your own experiences in this highly interactive session! We will also be gazing into the 'crystal ball' and taking a look at what may be in store for the future. Not to be missed! 

Get the Lowdown on VAT Law

With the introduction of VAT Law by various member states, this session will drill down onto what exactly VAT Law means for you and your business. Here you will be able to gain an in-depth technical overview of the legislation itself, develop an understanding of the challenges to the law and various interpretations at hand, and learn what it is exactly this means for the busy Finance Professional operating in the Middle East. 

VAT Implementation in Bahrain

With Bahrain set to approve the introduction of Value Added Tax starting 1 January 2019, this session will examine the impact of this on Gulf Cooperation Council neighbours and provide practical advice on how businesses can manage VAT cross-regionally. Expect practical strategy from those who have been at the forefront of VAT implementation across the GCC! 

The Do's and Don't of Managing Tax Risks

This highly practical session will develop your understanding of how to effectively manage the risks associated with tax in the present landscape. Transparency has been on the agenda for many jurisdictions worldwide and this session will explore how to develop your tax strategy and best practice for managing internal and external stakeholders. How do you effectively and efficiently deal with tax authorities? Join us and find out! 

Beyond VAT: What's next for the Middle East?

Is VAT just the start of things to come? This session will explore the relationship between VAT and other indirect and direct taxes, including transfer pricing, tax treaties and customs, including issues that may arise, further tax implications beyond VAT, and best practice for the tax department on how to tackle these issues. This session will also cast a watchful eye on what the international tax landscape might look like in the GCC in the not too distant future.

Why Should I Attend?

The conference has been thoroughly researched and designed as an intensive one day programme, suitable for senior finance and tax professionals from large corporations operating in the Middle East. Don't miss the opportunity to network with your peers this February as we tackle the issues that really matter. Taking an in-depth look into the current VAT landscape in the GCC, this is the more advanced VAT forum on the market!

Partnering Opportunities Now Available for 2020!

We have a number of exclusive and innovative sponsorship and speaking options, to help you demonstrate thought leadership in the arena.

For more information please contact Kristiina Leong on or call +44 (0) 20 701 763 54



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