How prepared are you for VAT in the Middle East?

More than 50% of businesses in the GCC have yet to prepare for the 2018 implementation of Value Added Tax according to a recent EY survey. Will you be ready for VAT when it arrives in 2018?

Whether it’s pricing, supply chain, cash flow, internal policies or avoiding fines – VAT will impact your business. So how can you make sure you’re ready for VAT, despite the current lack of clarity around the regulations?

If you’re still unclear on the best course of action, then secure your place at the GCC VAT Forum (11-12 September 2017; Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the Big 4 including EY, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte, plus benchmark against your peers and get solutions to your specific challenges - so you have the knowledge you need to develop an effective VAT business model in time. Download the brochure now>>

What can you look forward to for the 3rd edition:

  • More dedicated and technical content: Do not miss out on the opportunity to attend focus groups on specific subject matters to enable wider organisational learning
  • Supply chain management: Engage in department specific content to enable a smoother organisational implementation 
  • One-to-one VAT consultation sessions: Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual GCC VAT Forum will have consultation sessions allowing you to obtain one-to-one advice from finance experts


Hear from tax experts and finance heads including:

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Why you should attend:

One-to-one consultations:

Participate in free consultation sessions to obtain one-to-one advice from tax experts from EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, and make sure you are fully prepared for the introduction of value-added tax.

CFO panel discussion:

Benchmark against your peers from companies including Dubai Opera, Perkins+Will, Landmark Group, Freedom Pizza, Jumbo Electronics and more to learn how they are efficiently preparing for VAT.

Sector-specific VAT streams:

Based on your feedback, we have introduced industry-specific workshops that will address challenges specific to your sector so you get the information most relevant to you.

Interactive systems and technology workshop:

Find out what systems you need to meet VAT requirements on time and in an efficient and cost-effective way.


Who should attend?

  •  Senior Vice Presidents of Finance
  •  Heads of Corporate Finance
  •  Chief Financial Officers
  •  Finance Directors/Managers
  •  Compliance Directors/Managers
  •  Treasury Directors/ Managers
  •  Tax Directors/Managers
  •  Audit Directors/Managers
  •  IT Directors/Managers
  •  HR Directors/Managers

Service providers for:

  •  IT and ERP systems
  •  Training of existing staff and the recruitment of skilled resources

See what our attendees have to say about our past GCC VAT Forums:

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