As the world slowly emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and businesses plan for the future, we are delighted to announce our 2022 Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Tax Summit, which will be held in-person on 12 May 2022.

Our engaging and interactive program comprises insightful presentations and panel discussions and intimate group discussions, which will support and prepare tax and finance leaders across the region as they consider the future of their tax, finance, and business strategies.

We are joined by thought-provoking guest speakers, industry experts and KPMG specialists who will cover:

  • The future of tax across the MESA region and globally
  • Tax technology and data management
  • Corporate tax, transfer pricing and indirect taxes

The summit is envisaged to provide delegates with fresh insight and diverse perspectives on the economic, geopolitical, and regulatory macrotrends affecting business organizations and the world of tax. The event will also be a platform to gain a greater understanding of these issues and opportunities to be more agile and resilient. 

Highlights

Agenda

9:00 - 12:30

PLENARY SESSION

9:00 – 9:15

Welcome and introduction

9:15 – 9:45

Global tax landscape

9:45 – 10:15

Economic update for the region

10:15 – 11:00

Panel discussion 1: Future of tax in the MESA region

11:00 – 11:30

Refreshment break

11:30 – 12:20

Panel discussion 2: Future of data management in tax

12:20 – 12:30

Closing

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

BREAKOUTS – FIRST SESSION

Transfer Pricing, BEPS and Global Minimum Tax

Value Added Tax

Tax Accounting and Provisioning

Tax Disputes and Resolution

 

14:30 – 14:50   Refreshment break 

14:50 - 15:50

BREAKOUTS – SECOND SESSION

Tax Risk Mitigation

Impact of Tax on Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Transfer Pricing, BEPS and Global Minimum Tax

Value Added Tax

 

15:50 – 16:00   Closing and end of program

Speakers

Dr. Rasheed Al-Qenae

Dr. Rasheed Al-Qenae

Head of Tax, KPMG Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Region,

Managing Partner, KPMG in Kuwait

Stuart Cioccarelli

Stuart Cioccarelli

Head of Tax,

KPMG Lower Gulf

David Linke

David Linke

Global Head of Tax & Legal Services,

KPMG International

Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Head of Tax,

KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMA) Region

Tareq Al-Sunaid

Tareq Al-Sunaid

Head of Tax,

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Daniel Marc Richards

Daniel Marc Richards

Senior MENA Economist,

Emirates NBD

Guy Janssens

Guy Janssens

Chief Financial Controller,

ADNOC Group

Gianni De Robertis

Gianni De Robertis

Head of Transfer Pricing,

KPMG EMA Region

Lachlan Wolfers

Lachlan Wolfers

Head of Data, Global Tax & Legal, and Head of Global Indirect Tax Services,

KPMG International

Nick Soverall

Nick Soverall

Head of Indirect Tax,

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Suzie Cook

Susie Cooke

Global Tax Transformation Leader, Global Tax & Legal, 

KPMG in Canada

Ashish Khandelwal

Ashish Khandelwal

Partner, Deal Advisory, 

KPMG Lower Gulf

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Grant Wardell-Johnson

Global Tax Policy Leader,

KPMG International

Sunita

Sunita Juma

Global Tax Director and Head of Tax,

Abdul Latif Jameel Group

Hany

Hany Elnaggar

  

Zubair Patel

Zubair Patel

Head of Tax,

KPMG in Kuwait

willem

Willem Bam

Head of VAT,

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait

Julie

Julie Cunningham

Global Head of Tax and Risk,

Emirates Global Aluminium

Alena

Alena Swaine

Global Head of Tax,

IFFCO Group

Mahrukh

Mahrukh Bilal

Head of Reporting and Taxation,

Majid Al Futtaim Group

Kamran Sial

Kamran Sial

Senior Director, Tax, 

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Asim

Asim Rasheed

Group Financial Controller,

Emirates NBD 

Mubeen Khadir

Mubeen Khadir

Head of Tax,

KPMG in Bahrain

Aabha Lekhak

Aabha Lekhak

Tax Partner,

KPMG Lower Gulf

Prof. Jaap Bellingwout

Prof. Jaap Bellingwout

International Tax Partner,

KPMG in Netherlands

Kamran Butt

Kamran Butt

Head of Tax,

KPMG in Pakistan

Eric Janowak

Eric Janowak

Head of US Tax Desk, Middle East,

KPMG in Lower Gulf  

Claire Boushell

Claire Boushell

Head of Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) Tax,

KPMG in Lower Gulf 

Nilesh Ashar

Nilesh Ashar

Partner, Tax, 

KPMG Lower Gulf

Robert Bird

Robert Bird

Head of Tax Accounting, 

KPMG Lower Gulf

Sadia Nazeer

Sadia Nazeer

Tax Partner,

KPMG in Pakistan

Shabana Begum

Shabana Begum

Head of Transfer Pricing,

KPMG Lower Gulf

Stefan El-Khouri

Stefan El-Khouri

Head of Transfer Pricing,

KPMG in Saudi Arabia

Yusuf Hassan

Yusuf Hassan

Partner, Accounting and Finance,

KPMG Lower Gulf

Rakesh Jain

Rakesh Jain

Director, Tax, 

KPMG in Oman

Fahim Bashir

Fahim Bashir

Partner, Tax,

KPMG in Kuwait

Keith

Keith Donegan

Director, Indirect Tax,

KPMG Lower Gulf

Pieter

Pieter Schoorel

Director, International Tax, Asset Management Lead,

KPMG in Lower Gulf

* Please note that the agenda and speakers are subject to change

* Participation for this event is by invitation only.