Why Oman VAT DigiConnect?

With the roll-out of Value Added Tax (VAT) set to become a reality by April 2021, Omani businesses are being urged to be fully prepared for the implementation of this much-anticipated step for the Sultanate.

In lights of this, Oman VAT Digi-Conference will take place on 26 January 2021 and will bring together key stakeholders including regulatory authorities, consultants and medium & large organisations in Oman to discuss local VAT legislation and gain technical insights on identifying strategies and solutions to develop an effective VAT compliant business model.

Moreover, this conference will offer unprecedented opportunity to businesses with activities in Oman to ask questions and understand the implications of the introduction of VAT on their transactions and ensure that they are ready to comply with the new VAT requirements by April 2021.




VAT Expert Speakers


Media Partners


Q&A Session

Meet the Advisory Committee

Steven Monaghan

EVP & Chief Digital Officer, Riyadh Bank

Yuri Misnik

Group Chief Information, Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank

Ahmed Naeemi

Head of Digital Transformation & Project Management, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Noman Rasheed

Head of Information Technology, Dubai Islamic Bank

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank Fujairah

Meet the Speakers

Dr. Ayad Aldaijy

Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture Saudi Arabia

Piyush Chowan

Chief Information Officer, Lulu Group International

Furqan Asrar Ahmed

eHealth Strategist, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank Fujairah

Who Will Attend Oman VAT Digi-Conference?

Senior VPs of Finance, Chief Financial Officers, Finance Directors, Treasury, Tax Directors, Compliance Officers from across organisations based in Oman including:

  • Medium and Large Enterprises 
  • Family Owned Businesses 
  • Multinational Companies  

Why Attend?


Get all your questions answered by Tax implementation experts in Oman in a dedicated Q&A session


from VAT experts and gain a clear understanding of filing procedures and how to build a cross-functional VAT compliant business model in your organisation


from regional CFOs on best practices implemented by large companies across different sectors in the region 

Gain clarity

on some of the most pressing technical VAT-related challenges such as Reverse Charges Mechanism (RCM) and Free of Charge (FOC)

Who Should Exhibit & Sponsor?

API Technology Solution Providers

Core Digital Banking

Network and Application Security

Data Integration and Analytics Service Providers

Conference Program

10:00 Meeting Room Opens
10:02 Welcome Remarks from Great Minds
10:05 Opening remarks from Chairman
10:10 Opening Keynote: Regulatory VAT update in Oman
The impact of VAT on businesses in Oman: preventing penalties
11:30 This session will provide guidance on how to prevent mistakes in order to avoid costly penalties for businesses, which are called to pay attention to the implementation of seamless VAT compliant technology, operations, financial management and accounting practices
Addressing VAT implementation challenges and solutions
11:40 This session will shed light on the uncertainties that business should plan for related to Reverse Charge Mechanism for intra-GCC imports, free of charge and other relevant issues
Audit, risk & compliance: registration process, documentation, filing and reporting
12:20 As organisations are gearing up for the first filings, this session will troubleshoot and tackle some of the common mistakes made at operational level
VAT Operational and technology preparedness
13:00 This session will showcase key technical solutions required to implement a successful VAT compliant model in your organisation and these include:

  • VAT process automation
  • Ensuring seamless financial management system integration
  • Data Analytics and Business Intelligence tools to manage post implementation of VAT
CFO panel discussion: Tracking VAT policy development to implement seamless implementation and update prepared scenarios from UAE & KSA
13:40 This panel will offer Omani businesses exclusive insights from CFOs of large businesses across the UAE and KSA to discuss how they have risk managed different scenarios in the design and application of VAT, as well as facilitate sustained implementation and align relevant teams
Q&A session: opening the floor to the audience for sector specific questions
14:20 This exclusive session will offer the opportunity to the audience to have questions and get feedback from a consultant on VAT implementation process to avoid any potential penalties
Quiz Time!
15:00 In this segment, the audience will be asked few questions relevant to the topic of the event and/or from a brochure shared prior to the event where each person to answer a question first will win a valuable prize that will be sent to them by post

Conference Format

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available. A member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your business objectives. For more information email partnerships@gmevents.ae or call +971 (0) 4 568 7800

Sponsors and Partners

Primary Free of charge
Solution Provider 200 USD + 5% Tax 210 USD