16 - 18 June, 2019
The Address Hotel - Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Anand Soni, Group CFO at AAB Tools Group

Anand Soni

Group CFO
AAB Tools Group

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Conference Day One Monday, 17 June 2019

Monday, June 17th, 2019

4:00 PM Key Enabler – Approaching Gcc Vat

What will the consequences of rolling out VAT in GCC look like?
With UAE and Saudi taking the first leap of implementation of VAT, the other GCC countries are not far behind. The question is how will VAT Impact on intra-GCC trade operations and Reverse Charge Mechanism for intra-GCC imports.
  • With current VAT being at 5%, is there a possibility of seeing it move higher in the near future?
  • What are the key lessons learnt with Saudi and UAE?

Conference Day Two Tuesday, 18 June 2019


Strategic cost control without killing business initiatives
This session includes case study which highlights the plan of actions taken by Anand and his team to work on cost control measures after the business plan was not accepted by the Board. Cost control is generally considered a tough and unpleasant exercise and has many myths around it. Is it indeed so tough?
Key question: When and why cost control can fail in businesses?
- Understanding cost control vs. austerity and cost control vs. cost reduction
- The key ingredients in cost control processes