MENA Tax Summit

10-11 December 2024

IN-PERSON

Dubai, UAE

1:1 Meetings

Make the best of the event by conducting 1 to 1 meetings with senior prospects and peers.

Keynote Presentations

Get in-depth knowledge from industry experts about the latest challenges and innovations your market place is facing.

Panel Discussions

Enjoy fruitful and passionate exchanges between leading experts

Round Table Conversations

Interact and debate within a smaller group of key industry practitioners about a particular chosen topic from our moderator.

Summary

Transforming Taxation: Insights and Innovations for MENA Economies

The MENA Corporate Tax Summit is a platform convening tax professionals, financial advisors, government officials, and legal experts to delve into crucial areas of corporate tax, VAT, e-invoicing, and taxation technology. This summit aims to explore regulatory updates, tax optimization strategies, and technological advancements relevant to both multinational corporations and local businesses. Participants will engage with industry leaders, share insights, and foster collaborations to strategize, network, and shape the future of taxation in the MENA region.

Topics

Day 1

MODULE 1: EXPLORING THE CURRENT CORPORATE TAX TERRAIN
  • OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: Evolution of Corporate Tax Laws in the MENA Region
  • Impact of Global Minimum Tax on MENA Countries
  • UAE: Free Zones and CT
  • Transfer Pricing on Financial Transactions in MENA
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalization
MODULE 1: EXPLORING THE CURRENT CORPORATE TAX TERRAIN
MODULE 2: TAX TECHNOLOGY AND NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL TAX FRONTIER
  • Emerging Trends in Tax Technology and Automation
  • Substance Requirements and Taxation of Crypto Exchanges, Virtual Assets and Crypto Transactions
  • The Essential Function of Tax Planning in Managing Organizational Risks
  • Tax Incentives and Economic Diversification in MENA Economies
  • CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Building a Resilient Tax Team in an Evolving Regulatory Environment
MODULE 2: TAX TECHNOLOGY AND NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL TAX FRONTIER

Day 2

MODULE 3: OPTIMIZING E-INVOICING: MENA STRATEGIES
  • OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: Regional Updates on E-Invoicing
  • What’s the Impact of Mandatory E-Invoicing on My Business?
  • Automating E-Invoicing Processes: Streamlining Workflow Efficiency and Compliance
  • E-Invoicing and VAT Compliance: Strategies for Success
  • How VAT Policies Can Support Sustainable Development
  • The Future of Indirect Taxes in a Digital World
MODULE 3: OPTIMIZING E-INVOICING: MENA STRATEGIES
MODULE 4: VAT IN MENA: FUNDAMENTALS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  • How VAT impacts Oil and Gas Sector
  • Effective Management of VAT Disputes
  • CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Implementing VAT in MENA Countries: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
MODULE 4: VAT IN MENA: FUNDAMENTALS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Speakers

Jesús Ricart Verdera

Head of Indirect Tax

Al Tayer Group

UAE

Jigar Thakkar

Global Head of Tax and Finance

Advanced Inhalation Rituals

UAE

Asiya Zargar

Tax Director

Agility

UAE

Naveen Sharma

Director of Internal Audit

Al Shirawi Group

UAE

Manish Kothari

Group Head of Tax

AW Rostamani Group

UAE

Raza Ul Qadir

Group Head of Tax

Metito Overseas Ltd

UAE

Mohamed Ghazala

Head of Tax

Gulf Coca-Cola Beverages

UAE

Manish Arora

Tax Director

Schnieder Electric

UAE

Yogesh Bansal

Regional Head of Tax

Beiersdorf

UAE

Joao Cabral

Group Head of Tax and Treasury

Dutco Group

UAE

Sara Rashid

Tax Advisor

ExxonMobil

Egypt

Nessma Albehairy

Tax Section Head

Egypt Kuwait Holding

Egypt

Ghaida’a Alfahmi

Tax Director

Catrion

Saudi Arabia

Jawad Inam

Group Head of Tax and Zakat

Bank Aljazira

Saudi Arabia

Harsh Kedia

Senior Manager- Tax (Leading as Head Of Tax)

United Arab Bank

UAE

Rahul Dinodia

Director of International Tax

Majid Al Futtaim

UAE

Fuad Shahin

MENA Head of Tax

DHL Group

Jordan

Bilal Asif

Finance Director

ArcelorMittal

Saudi Arabia

Karim El Banna

Head of Group Tax Compliance

National Bank of Kuwait

Kuwait

Nasir Mangi

Senior Finance Manager

Engie

Saudi Arabia

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Tax Professionals

  • Tax Advisors/Consultants
  • Tax Managers/Directors
  • Transfer Pricing Specialists
  • Tax Technology Providers

Finance and Accounting

  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • Financial Controllers
  • Accountants

Legal Professionals

  • Tax Attorneys
  • Legal Advisors

Corporate Executives

  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)

Government and Regulatory Bodies

  • Tax Authorities Representatives
  • Policy Makers

Industry-Specific Specialists

  • Professionals from sectors like Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance, Real Estate

Testimonials:

“The conference was great and all speakers were experts in the field. The presented information was very insightful.”

– VAT Compliance Specialist, Viking Life-Saving Equipment, UK


‘Excellent opportunity to share ideas and exchange views with others. I especially enjoyed the interactive lunch as a platform to discuss in a smaller round. Thanks for the informative conference!’

– Tax Expert – Global Transfer Pricing, OMV, Austria

‘Very good experience, a lot of opportunity for networking, practical insight’
– Director European Tax, Electronic Arts, Switzerland

‘Good mix between advisors and private companies’
– Corporate Tax Advisor, Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark

Where and When?

10-11th December 2024

Dubai, UAE

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MENA Tax Summit

10- 11 December 2024
Dubai, UAE