How prepared are you for VAT?

More than 50% of businesses in the GCC have yet to prepare for the 2018 implementation of VAT 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). You’ll have the opportunity to learn from the Big 4, 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.

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 advisory sessions: Back by popular demand, the 3rd Annual GCC VAT Forum will have consultation sessions will allowing you to obtain one-to-one advice from finance experts


2017 Speakers Include

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Interactive sessions at-a-glance:

Experience 3 Days of Expertly Curated Content

Open-floor discussion:

Participate in an open floor discussion to get the answers to issues that keep you awake at night from top experts in the industry such as EY, KPMG, PwC and Deloitte.

Meet With and Compare Dozens of Leading-Edge Solution Providers

CFO panel discussion:

Listen to financial experts from GCC companies including Dubai Opera, Perkins+Will, Landmark Group, Freedom Pizza, Jumbo Electronics and more to learn how other businesses are efficiently preparing for VAT.

Forge New Connections and Benchmark Against Peers

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! One-to-one consultations:

You’ll be able to participate in consultation sessions to obtain one-to-one advice from finance experts and make sure you are fully prepared for the introduction of VAT.

New This Year! IT Modernization Track

Interactive systems and technology workshop:

This dedicated workshop will delve into the systems needed to meet VAT requirements in an efficient and cost-effective way.

New This Year! ITFM Boot Camp

NEW! Sector-specific VAT streams:

Based on your feedback, we have introduced industry-specific workshops that cover the unique set of challenges and provide you with real-life scenarios and complexities which can occur with your business sector and effective responses in order to give a fuller flavour of the changes expected.


Who should attend?


Chief Financial Officers


Finance Controllers/Directors/Managers


Treasury Directors/Managers


HR Directors/Managers

Financial Services

Heads of Corporate Finance


Compliance Directors/Managers

Real Estate Development

Tax Directors/Managers


Procurement Directors/Managers


IT Directors/Managers

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

Glimpse of our GCC VAT event in February this year:

Supporting Partners
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CFO Middle East Magazine
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Global Banking & Finanace Review
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Eye of Riyadh
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