06 - 07 December, 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Forum Day One: Wednesday, 6 December 2017

8:00 am - 8:50 am Registration with welcome refreshments

8:50 am - 8:55 am Welcome remarks from IQPC

8:55 am - 9:00 am Opening remarks by chairman


ENSURING VAT IMPLEMENTATION TECHNICALLY AND IN SYSTEMS FOR A SUCCESSFUL 2018 ROLL OUT

9:00 am - 9:40 am CASE STUDY | Practical implementation of indirect taxation

Kartikeya Dube - VP and Tax Director, India and MESA, BP, India
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Kartikeya Dube

VP and Tax Director
India and MESA, BP, India

  • Ensuring complete clarity on VAT for the entire supply chain for each O&G entity type
  1. E&P
  2. Service providers
  3. Marketing and sales firms
  4. Power and utility firms
  • Ensuring every internal department - HR, Finance, Sales, Purchase, IT process is VAT compliant. Challenges faced currently and quick bits to mitigate them
  • Interaction with the Tax Authorities to get clarity on refund timeline on exports


Panellists:
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Brian Tilly

VAT Consultant
ALTUS Tax Consultants

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Thomas Vanhee

Founding Partner and Associate Professor of Tax Law
Aurifer Middle East Tax Consultancy and Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD)

Genelyn Sorongon

Tax Head- Middle East and South Asia
Mott MacDonald, UAE

10:50 am - 11:00 am CASE STUDY | GCC VAT implementation in an MNC environment - GE experience

Pavithra Balaji - Stat & Tax Operations Leader MENA & SSAT, GE Global Operations, UAE
  • VAT in GCC - key features and implications to the region
  • VAT implementation challenges - MNC perspective
  • Role of technology in VAT compliance
  • Project timeline - GCC VAT readiness: GE’s experience
  • Post go-live: Tax operations organisation & processes

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Pavithra Balaji

Stat & Tax Operations Leader MENA & SSAT
GE Global Operations, UAE

11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee break and networking

11:30 am - 12:10 pm Tax governance - ENOC’s case study

Uzair Dawood - Head, Group External Reporting & Taxation, Group Finance, ENOC
  • Establishing a tax
  • Developing a tax control
  • VAT compliance - challenges ahead
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Uzair Dawood

Head, Group External Reporting & Taxation, Group Finance
ENOC


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Raymond van Sligter

Middle East Tax Partner
PwC, UAE

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Jesper Simony

Director Finance and Energy
PwC

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm Luncheon and prayer break

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm HIGHLIGHT | Ensuring that you are VAT compliant

Brian Tilly - VAT Consultant, ALTUS Tax Consultants
  • VAT compliance is a vital aspect
  • How to deal with the tax authority, audits, inspections, queries and how to manage compliance
  • What are common issues businesses face - Examples from other jurisdictions (UK and Ireland)

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Brian Tilly

VAT Consultant
ALTUS Tax Consultants

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm CASE STUDY | Practical considerations on VAT implementation and impact on and cash flow

Clare McColl - Partner - Indirect Tax, KPMG Lower Gulf UAE

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Clare McColl

Partner - Indirect Tax
KPMG Lower Gulf UAE

  • Impact of VAT on the consumer bills. Methods undertaken to be VAT compliant for the complete billing procedure
  • Insights on areas that will be taxed for power companies
  • Impact of VAT on the financials and the path ahead

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Thomas Vanhee

Founding Partner and Associate Professor of Tax Law
Aurifer Middle East Tax Consultancy and Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD)

3:45 pm - 3:45 pm Closing remarks from event chair

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.