Head of Tax, Indirect Tax, Group VAT, GST, Tax Operations, Tax Technology, Customs


"This unique event will illuminate the best practices for utilising IT strategy, transformation and governance to achieve business goals. Delegates will learn how to strategically align IT and business targets, build an IT business case and establish a system of effective IT financial mangement"

"Cost reduction, energy efficiency and consumerisation of IT and optimisation of innovative infrastructures are currently the biggest challenges for IT departments."

"Attend this event to benchmark how other IT directors are implementing strategies of relevance to you. Delegates will depart this forum with the knowledge of how to use project and portfolio management to optimise governance practices and harness enterprise architecture as a tool."

"Whether your are looking to be a more efficient organisation or undergoing M&A or a business transformation, utilise this event to learn from the speakers, compare solutions and take away strategies that you can use to drive IT transformation in your enterprise"

     Successful Indirect tax management has the potential to significantly reduce costs and inefficiencies, having a substantial bottom-line impact.  The difficult regulatory environment and business environment has led to the goal for multinationals to transform their billing, purchasing, customs and VAT compliance processes. Standardisation, automation and efficiency are the new objectives.
     Companies are beginning to construct tax control frameworks in order to demonstrate quality self-assessments to tax authorities, and indirect tax plays a central role in this. There are also significant customs and excise tax challenges.
     There are many different strategies to choose from to determine the correct compliance management business model for your enterprise. Whether to centralise or decentralise, use a tax control framework, and how to apply lessons learned is of critical importance. Tax technology and automation holds a vital role in this process, and it is important to correctly fit technology with your compliance and reporting processes. Centralisation and technology trends are also driving companies towards adopting VAT compliance programmes.  In addition, major changes to indirect tax regimes Asia countries such as India, China and Malaysia are having a major impact on global business.
     Utilise this twelfth edition leading event to benchmark how leading multinationals are implementing new indirect tax initiatives in their operations. Hear their perspectives on VAT risk, compliance and VAT automation, in an informal interactive environment. Attend this event to learn from their experiences, compare approaches and take away concrete strategies that you can use to improve indirect tax strategy in your enterprise.


Medtronic  Mature VAT Operations Function: Sponsorship and Implementation
Omnicom Group 
Impact of Brexit on European VAT Strategy
Indirect Tax Governance, Risk and Compliance
The Changed Operating Model for Indirect Tax:  The Interplay between In-House Indirect Tax Systems, Shared Services and Outsourcing
Slovak Finance Ministry
Common Pitfalls in Complex Chain Transactions
Indirect Tax Relationships with Tax Administrations
Impact of the Introduction of VAT in the Gulf States
Confederation of Danish Industry 
The Status of the EU VAT Agenda
Dow Jones 
Indirect Tax Stakeholder Management
VAT in a Shared Service Centre: In-house SSC and Outsourcing of VAT
Streamlining your Supply Chain within a VAT Environment
Bio-Rad Laboratories 
VAT Treatment during Business Restructuring
Boehringer Ingelheim 
The Need for Including Indirect Tax in ERP Upgrades and Implementations
Dell  Protecting the Knowledge and Effectiveness of an Indirect Tax System after Mergers
Deutsche Post DHL 
Defining One Standard VAT Compliance Process
RELX Group 
Set-Up of a VAT Data Warehouse
HP Inc.
Global Implementation of S4/HANA 
Louis Drefus Company 
VAT Standardization Journey

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