6 March 2024, Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The KPMG MESAC Tax Summit will once again bring together many c-suite executives and leaders of tax and finance functions from across the Middle East, South Asia and Caspian region.

Delegates will hear perspectives from regional and global speakers across sessions designed to better equip tax leaders for today’s technical challenges and opportunities of the future. The Summit is also a great forum to network with tax leaders from the region and foster collaboration amidst a progressive tax landscape.

Participation at the 2024 MESAC Tax Summit is by invitation.

For registration particulars relating to this event, please contact the event manager via email to ae-fmmesactaxsummit@kpmg.com.

Time

Session and Speakers

9:00 - 9:30

Registration, refreshments, and networking

9:30 - 9:45

Welcome

Dr. Rasheed Al-Qenae, Chairman, KPMG Middle East, South Asia and Caspian (MESAC) region

9:45 - 10:00

Introduction and agenda

Zubair Patel, Head of Tax, KPMG MESAC region

10:00 - 10:20

Economic update

Jeanne Walters, Senior Economist, EmiratesNBD

10:20 – 10:50

Global tax landscape

David Linke, Global Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG International

10:50 - 11:20

Refreshments and networking

11:20 - 12:05

Tax policy outlook and key regional tax developments

- Aabha Lekhak, Head of Tax, KPMG in Oman (moderator)
- Vicki Heard, Head of Tax & Legal Services, KPMG EMA Region, and KPMG UK
- Joe Pacelli, Head of Tax, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Sadia Nazir, Head of Transfer Pricing & International Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Amr Abdallah, Partner – Tax Policy, KPMG in Egypt

12:05 - 12:50

Tax transformation and technology

- Nerses Nersisyan, Head of Tax & Legal, KPMG in Armenia & Uzbekistan (moderator)
- Lachlan Wolfers, Head of Data, Global Tax & Legal, and Head of Global Indirect Tax Services, KPMG International
- Jay Ayrton, Tax Reimagined Lead, KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa region
- Kamran Butt, Head of Tax, KPMG in Pakistan

12:50 - 13:00

Close of plenary and introduction to breakouts

- Zubair Patel, Head of Tax, KPMG MESAC region
- Mubeen Khadir, Head of Tax and Corporate Services, KPMG in Bahrain

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and networking

Breakout Sessions – 1st selection

14:00 - 15:15

Saudi Arabia Tax Update

- Tareq Al Sunaid, Head of Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia and Regional Managing Partner – Khobar (moderator)
- Sunita Juma, Chief Taxation Officer, Abdul Latif Jameel
- Christian Athanasoulas, Tax Practice Leader – Services, KPMG U.S., Global Head of International Tax and M&A Tax, KPMG
- Sadia Nazir, Head of Transfer Pricing & International Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Mohammad Kamran Sial, Partner, Regional Tax Leader – Khobar, KPMG in Saudi Arabia

14:00 - 15:15

United Arab Emirates Corporate Tax Update

- Julie Lere Pland, Director - Indirect Tax, KPMG in the United Arab Emirates (moderator)
- Nadia Batiukova, Director – Corporate Tax, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Hassan Fadda, Director – Corporate Tax, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Arturo González, Associate Director - Corporate Tax, KPMG Lower Gulf

14:00 - 15:15

BEPS and Transfer Pricing 

- Barbara Henzen, Head of Tax, KPMG Qatar (moderator)
- Rahul Dinodia, Director - International Tax, Majid Al Futtaim Retail
- Burcin Nee, Head of Global Transfer Pricing Services, KPMG International
- Dr. Jigna Sampath, Partner – Transfer Pricing and Financial Services Tax Leader, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Suresh Perera, Head of Tax & Regulatory, KPMG in Sri Lanka
- Vyacheslav Sosnovskiy, Partner – Tax, KPMG in Kazakhstan

15:15 - 15:45

Refreshments and networking

Breakout Sessions – 2nd selection

15:45 – 17:00

Saudi Arabia Tax: Open forum with Q&A on Saudi tax, Transfer Pricing and Indirect tax

- Mohammad Kamran Sial, Partner, Regional Tax Leader – Khobar, KPMG in Saudi Arabia (moderator)
- Sadia Nazir, Head of Transfer Pricing & International Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Ali Sainudheen, Partner – Tax and Zakat, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Faisal Tanvir, Partner – Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Ajay Garg, Principal – Indirect Tax, KPMG in Saudi Arabia

15:45 – 17:00

United Arab Emirates Transfer Pricing Update

- Keith Donegan, Head of Indirect Tax, KPMG in the United Arab Emirates (moderator)
- Antonio Tapia, Director – Transfer Pricing, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Claire Boushell, Associate Director – Transfer Pricing, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Ramya Iyer, Associate Director – Transfer Pricing, KPMG Lower Gulf
- Ankur Bhagat, Associate Director – Transfer Pricing, KPMG Lower Gulf

15:45 – 17:00

BEPS and Transfer Pricing

- Barbara Henzen, Head of Tax, KPMG Qatar (moderator)
- Rahul Dinodia, Director - International Tax, Majid Al Futtaim Retail
- Burcin Nee, Head of Global Transfer Pricing Services, KPMG International
- Dr. Jigna Sampath, Partner – Transfer Pricing and Financial Services Tax Leader, KPMG in Saudi Arabia
- Suresh Perera, Head of Tax & Regulatory, KPMG in Sri Lanka
- Vyacheslav Sosnovskiy, Partner – Tax, KPMG in Kazakhstan

17:00

Close of Summit

The agenda items, timing and speaker composition may change. 

Armani Hotel

Delegates attending the 2024 KPMG MESAC Tax Summit who opt to stay at the Armani hotel in Dubai where the event would be taking place, may request hotel reservations via this hotel reservation link

A concessionary rate of 10% off the best available rate on the hotel web site at the time of reservation has been provided for delegates attending this event on reservation requests made via the aforementioned reservation link and is provided for stays between 4th March 2024 and 9th March 2024, subject to availability. For queries regarding hotel reservations, contact sherif.abdelrahman@addresshotels.com.

Kindly note that hotel room reservations will be at the expense of the respective delegate and all bookings are to be made directly with the hotel. 

For more information about the Armani Hotel in Dubai visit the hotel’s web site: https://www.armanihotels.com/en/hotels/armani-hotel-dubai


Other Hotels

Some of the other hotels located within 3km from the event venue include:

Please note that this event does not cover travel, hotel accommodation or other miscellaneous expenses. All such expenses are to be paid directly by the delegate to the respective service provider.

Visa

Visa requirements for travel to Dubai can be found here: https://www.visitdubai.com/en/plan-your-trip/visa-information. We suggest you to seek the advice of your preferred travel booking office or the nearest Consulate if you are uncertain about any particulars.

Transportation

The nearest international airport to the event venue is the Dubai International Airport (DXB).

The Armani hotel in Dubai is situated approximately 16 kilometers away from this airport and travel time between the two locations is around 25 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Several taxi options are available from the Dubai International Airport. A standard taxi ride from the Dubai International Airport to the Armani hotel would cost around AED 80.

The respective hotel may also provide options for airport transfers which could be requested along with the reservation.

  • The event agenda and speakers are subject to change
  • Participation at this event is by invitation and prior registration is required
  • The event does not cover travel, accommodation and other miscellaneous expenses 

Business casual

For queries or clarifications, please contact the event manager via email to ae-fmmesactaxsummit@kpmg.com