Thriving in Diversity and Change
Change continues to colour the economic and legislative landscape globally, disrupting established business and operational strategies. Remarkably, businesses are still finding opportunities to thrive within the rapidly developing markets of the diverse Asia Pacific region.
This dynamic landscape is driving new thinking and innovation – compelling tax policymakers to innovate and tax directors to tackle tax strategies, tax processes and tax leadership in new ways.
The 2015 KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Summit presents a forum for you to explore the challenges and opportunities from global and regional tax developments with several of the world’s foremost business, government and tax leaders.
Together with the top tax leaders of KPMG International and its member firms, featured speakers and exclusive video presentations will include:
- A senior official from the State Administration of Taxation, China
- Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University Singapore
- A senior representative from the OECD
- Mrs. Eng-Tay Geok Lee, Deputy Commissioner, Business Group Chief Compliance Officer, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore
- Chris Jordan, Commissioner of Taxation, Australian Taxation Office (by exclusive video interview)
- Senior Corporate Tax Directors such as Terry Yuen, Regional Head of Tax - Asia Pacific for BP
- Justin Wood, Director, Southeast Asia for the Economist Corporate Network
- Kelvin Wong, Assistant Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
Plenary sessions on the first day of our unique program will focus on thriving in change in the Asia Pacific tax landscape arising from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) and the broader movement toward tax transparency and anti-avoidance measures.
On the second day, our focus turns to thriving in diversity, with insights on the business prospects for investors in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community and on the business impact of the fiscal security of Asia’s key economies. We will also explore the data and analytics revolution including how tax authorities are starting to utilize data analysis tools and the effect on businesses and tax functions.
Afternoons will be devoted to insightful, interactive break-out sessions. Among other topics, you can choose to:
- explore a range of Asia Pacific business opportunities – including an upturn in M&A activity, business inducive tax incentives, tax value chain alignment, and the evolution of the tax function
- understand the complexities of regulatory and reporting requirements and how businesses will cope with managing tax risksand compliance, the impact of BEPS on tax policies in Asia Pacific and how to best navigate tax disputes in the region
- find out the latest tax developments in countries such as China, India and Myanmar, and in the Middle East and South Asia region
- zero in on tax issues for priority sectors including financial services and energy and natural resources
Specialist sessions will cover in depth the latest tax developments related to indirect taxes and transfer pricing.
The 2015 KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Summit promises to be insightful, collaborative and engaging, with ample opportunities for you to network directly with your peers and KPMG professionals from around the world.
We look forward to seeing you in Singapore!
KPMG's Asia Pacific Regional Leader Tax and CEO of KPMG in Vietnam and Cambodia