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Asia Tax Forum 2020

August 25-26, virtual event

Gold sponsors
Silver sponsors
Supporting
Dhruva
GNV Consulting
CroweLoyens & Loeff
LakshmikumaranMinterEllison
SiATPTaxmann
Academy-of-SingaporeTaxsutra

The Asia Tax Forum is going virtual

The ever evolving tax environment makes it essential that tax executives in Asia keep themselves informed of what is going on and how change will affect and impact their company’s tax obligations. It is important to get ahead and prepare for tax changes - hear tax professionals share their practical advice and learn how to deal with specific issues.
 
There has now never been a more important time to keep up to date. This virtual event allows for tax professionals all over the region to participate learn from each other throughout a range of virtual networking spaces.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Through the use of a specially designed events platform, all content, presentations, panel discussions, and participation in breakout sessions and networking groups can be viewed live from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.

 

Global audience

Valuable networking through AI matchmaking

Our event platform will suggest the best connections for you to meet with based on your profile interests that you inpuy and through AI powered matchmaking. Growing your network with the right people has never been more efficient.
Content on demand

Content on demand

Join live panel discussions, presentations and a variety of digital formats or watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs. Engage with our speakers in live Q&A and polling to get insights and answers to your questions like never before.
Online venue

Same event, online venue

The online event platform means you can do all the things you would expect at an in-person event, you just now do it online. Get full interaction from visiting sponsor booths, downloading resources, joining the main presentation or breakout sessions and using one of our virtual open or private meeting rooms for on-to-one networking.

HOW DO I ATTEND A VIRTUAL FORUM?

Sign up online
SIGN UP ONLINE
 
 
Register your place online - sign ups are limited to support several hundred attendees during live sessions.
 
 
access your invitation
ACCESS YOUR INVITATION
 
 
An exclusive attendance link will be sent to you. This link will provide you with access to all of the event's content and sessions.
 

 

watch live or on demand
WATCH LIVE OR ON DEMAND
 
 
Once logged in, you can view all sessions live, at a later date to suit you and can download any available presentation materials.
 
 

VIRTUAL AGENDA 2020

Keynote sessions, panel discussions, presentations and more will be hosted over two days. Click through the dates below to plan your schedule.

August 25

August 26

Tuesday, August 25

Event starts and Welcome remarks
9.15 HKT/SGT/CST
An update from the OECD on BEPS 2.0
9.30-10.00
HKT/SGT/CST

Covering relevant topics surrounding the tax landscape, the keynote speaker will discuss Convid-19 impacts on pillar one as well as the tax developments in the digitalisation of the economy.

Matt Andrew

Matt Andrew, Head of the tax treaty, transfer pricing, and financial transactions division, OECD

How to prepare your business for BEPS 2.0
10.05-11.05
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Preparing for implementation of the framework and both pillars in tandem
  • Understanding the carve-outs and proposed exemptions for Pillar 1
  • Profit allocation rules – going beyond the arm’s-length principle
  • How will Pillar 2 impact low-tax jurisdictions?
  • Treaty implications
  • Impacts for consumer-facing businesses and the financial services sector
Kari Pahlman
Kari Pahlman
Vice president global tax,Techtronics Industries
Vaibhav Sanghvi
Vaibhav Sanghvi
Senior director, International & APJ Tax, NortonLifeLock
Lisa Zheng
Lisa Zheng
Vice presiden Asia tax and china treasury, Procter & Gamble
Coffee break and virtual networking
11.05 - 11.20 HKT/SGT/CST
India tax insights on recent trends in digital taxation
11.20-12.20
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Imposition of Equalisation Levy
  • Concept of significant economic presence under domestic law
  • Draft paper on attribution of profits to permanent establisments
  • India's approach to Pillar 1 & Pillar 2 OECD recommendations
Ajay Rotti
Ajay Rotti
Partner, Dhruva Advisors
Lunch break
12.20 - 14.00 HKT/SGT/CST
Indirect tax in the region
14.00-15.00
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Singapore Reverse Charge - experience six months on
  • Malaysia Sales and Service Tax - how to natvigate through uncertainty
  • Developments for indirect tax on digital services and registration risks for foreign entites
  • The shift from aggregated reporting to real time transaction level data
Ben Wolfe
Ben Wolfe
Senior regional tax manager (indirect tax), Prudential
Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell
Executive director - indirect tax, J.P. Morgan
Coffee Break and Virtual networking
15.00 - 15.20 HKT/SGT/CST
Case study: Negotiating with an aggressive tax authority
15.20-16.00
HKT/SGT/CST
This session focuses on how to deal with an aggressive tax authority, for example Indonesia, and applying it to your tax strategy.​
  • Understanding tax udit risks
  • Focusing in on how to deal with Indonesian tax authority
  • Dispute process for Indonesia tax
  • Examining your tax strategy and engaging with tax authorities successfully
Charles Oetomo
Charles Oetomo
Tax partner advisor, GNV Consulting Services
Siti Syadiah Latief
Siti Syadiah Latief
Vice president head of tax, Nestle Indonesia
Close of Day 1
16.00 HKT/SGT/CST
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August 25

August 26

Wednesday, August 26

Event starts and Welcome remarks
9.25 HKT/SGT/CST
Tax technology tools for the tax function
09.30-10.30
HKT/SGT/CST
  • What technology is available to help you with your work?
  • Considerations when investing in a product/service
  • Discussion: tax executives share their experience in using technology tools
Coffee break and virtual networking
10.30 - 10.50 HKT/SGT/CST
Digital services tax: managing change
10.50-11.50
HKT/SGT/CST
Digital services taxes (DSTs) are being introduced in numerous countries as governments grow impatient with the OECD’s efforts. Understanding the differences between each country’s rules is essential.​​
  • Update on which countries are introducing a DST
  • How DSTs are defined
  • Strategies for dealing with various compliance timelines in different jurisdictions
  • Audit preparations
S Vasudevan
S Vasudevan
Executive partner, Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan attorneys
Amit Gupta
Amit Gupta
Director of tax, Dell
Alok Pareek
Alok Pareek
Head of tax, Discovery Communications
Esther Liew
Esther Liew
APAC head of tax, Orange
Lunch break
11.50 - 13.30 HKT/SGT/CST
Tax transparency in practice
13.30-14.30
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Understanding the meaning behind tax transparency – is it really creating 'fair' tax?
  • Pros and cons of voluntary disclosure programmes – real examples/service
  • Dealing with the scrutiny on transactions
  • Tax transparency initiatives
  • Managing public perception
Silverwood Craig
Craig Silverwood
Partner, Transfer Pricing Lead, MinterEllison
Barbara Voskamp
Barbara Voskamp
Partner, ASEAN, Loyens & Loeff
Bartjan Zoetmulder
Bartjan Zoetmulder
Partner, Loyens & Loeff
Collin Goh
Collin Goh
Senior tax consultant, MinterEllison
Michael Muncaster
Michael Muncaster
Executive director, APAC product head – regulatory compliance, IHS Markit
Coffee break and virtual networking
14.30 - 14.50 HKT/SGT/CST
Key challenges with transfer pricing
14.50-15.50
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Operational transfer pricing
  • Inter-company transactions – strategies to manage change
  • Developing and using robust benchmarks
  • Practical implications of the OECD guidelines and Actions 8-10
  • Country-by-country reporting – What’s happening with your data?
Sowmya Varadharajan
Sowmya Varadharajan
Director, transfer pricing, Crowe Singapore
Vijayashree Ranganathan
Vijayashree Ranganathan
Head - taxation, VFS Global
Benchi Klaver
Benchi Klaver
Head of transfer pricing, Kulicke & Soffa
Adnan Begic
Adnan Begic
Transfer pricing, Michelin
Coffee break and virtual networking
15.50 - 16.10 HKT/SGT/CST
Lessons Learned from Covid-19 and managing an in-house tax department
16.10-17.10
HKT/SGT/CST
  • Developing cultural understanding within your global team
  • Managing virtual teams
  • Considerations when outsourcing your work
  • Diversity and inclusion – how a diverse team and skill-set can lead to innovation and an efficient department
Megha Khandelwal
Megha Khandelwal
Senior manager, taxation - Asia,tax director, Rio Tinto
Umang Dhingra
Umang Dhingra
Head of tax - India, GlaxoSmithKline Asia
Bhavin Shroff
Bhavin Shroff
Head of South East Asia and India tax, Nomura Singapore
Greg Elliott
Greg Elliott
Global head of tax - business and regional tax lead GCNA & ASEAN, Standard Chartered Bank
Closing remarks and networking options
17.10 HKT/SGT/CST
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ATTENDEE PROFILE

With more opportunities to connect than ever before, the region's largest meeting of tax professionals is set to welcome a truly global audience.
tax professionals
tax executive audience
30+ expert speakers
"Diverse speakers from tax authorities, tax agents and commercial firms
"All great – excellent opportunity to hear many voices from different jurisdictions in the news in tax

SPEAKERS

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Melody Mok for corporate speaking enquiries or James Murray for tax advisories or service provider opportunities.
Matt Andrew
OECD
Matt Andrew
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Adnan Begic
Michelin
Adnan Begic
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Umang Dhingra
GlaxoSmithKline Asia
Umang Dhingra
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Amit Gupta
Dell
Amit Gupta
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Ajay Rotti
Dhruva Advisors
Ajay Rotti
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Megha Khandelwal
Rio Tinto
Megha Khandelwal
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Benchi Klaver
Kulicke & Soffa
Benchi Klaver
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Barbara Voskamp
Loyens & Loeff
Barbara Voskamp
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Michael Muncaster
IHS Markit
Michael Muncaster
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Charles Oetomo
GNV Consulting Services
Charles Oetomo
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Kari Pahlman
Techtronics Industries
Kari Pahlman
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Bhavin Shroff
Nomura Singapore
Bhavin Shroff
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Somwya Varadharajan
Crowe Singapore
Somwya Varadharajan
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Vijayashree Ranganathan
VFS Global
Vijayashree Ranganathan
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Greg Elliott
Standard Chartered Bank
Greg Elliott
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Siti Syadiah Latief
Nestle Indonesia
Siti Syadiah Latief
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Vaibhav Sanghvi
NortonLifeLock
Vaibhav Sanghvi
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Silverwood Craig
MinterEllison
Silverwood Craig
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Bartjan Zoetmulderar
Loyens & Loeff
Bartjan Zoetmulder
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Collin Goh
MinterEllison
Collin Goh
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Lisa Zheng
Proter & Gamble
Lisa Zheng
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S Vasudevan
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan
S Vasudevan
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Alok Pareek
Discovery Communications
Alok Pareek
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Register your place today

Get access to the ITR Asia Tax Forum below. Registration includes:
Live presentations
LIVE DISCUSSIONS
Watch all panel discussions and presentations live
Recorded sessions
ON DEMAND ACCESS
Watch any of the recorded sessions at a time that suits you
Online networking
ONLINE NETWORKING
Get access to an exclusive networking platform online

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • Tax executives
  • Tax managers
  • Heads of tax

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Access to all sessions is $595
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • Tax consultancy and advisories

Gold sponsors

Dhruva
GNVConsulting

Silver sponsors

Crowe
Lakshmikumaran-Sridharan
Loyens & Loeff
Minter Ellison

Supporters

SiATP
Academy-of-Singapore
Taxmann
Taxsutra

CONTACT US

Registration

Kevin Pragas
Email Kevin
Call: +852 2842 6931

Programme

Melody Mok
Email Melody
Call: +852 2842 6992

Sponsorship

James Murray
Email James
Call: +852 2842 6936