Ensuring compliance and managing financial risks through a comprehensive VAT framework

With the announcement of VAT being implemented in the GCC, countries are on a tight timeline of 18 months to prepare for the first phase of VAT implementation by 1 January, 2018. As a result of this, a number of GCC countries have already made substantial progress on preparing their tax administration systems and focusing to develop their business community in preparation for VAT.

With the VAT framework agreement expected to be finalised at the next meeting of the GCC Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee before the end of 2016, this is the right time for companies in the region to be prepared for VAT.

As such, join us at the 2nd edition of the GCC VAT Forum set to place in Dubai, from 20-21 February 2017 and gain clarity on the commercial issues surrounding VAT.

After successfully launching the GCC VAT Forum in 2016 with over 100 finance heads from across the region, this meeting will again host CFOs, Corporate Finance Managers, Tax Directors, Compliance Managers and HR Directors seeking clarity on the new VAT regulations, and more specifically understand how this will impact current business processes, systems and operations.

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Attend this event to:


Hear from industry experts and gain a clear understanding of VAT and how to build a cross functional VAT programme in your organisation


Listen to financial experts from the region and learn strategies how to successfully overcome HR, commercial and logistical challenges brought on the introduction of VAT


Take part in interactive workshops to manage the impact of VAT on operating models and learn the type of systems needed to meet VAT requirements in an efficient and cost effective way


Network with market experts and discover how to develop an effective VAT business model by 2018 and avoid costly fines

Who should attend?

  •   Senior Vice President of Finance
  •   Head of Corporate Finance
  •   Chief Financial Officer
  •   Finance Directors
  •   Finance Managers
  •   HR Directors

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