10 key reflections arising from the 2017 KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Summit.
In the midst of geopolitical unrest, technological disruption and economic uncertainty, those managing the taxation of major businesses find themselves needing to think deeply about the additional complexities faced by the modern tax department in its quest to deliver value inside and outside the organization.
A diverse group of tax leaders gathered in Hong Kong for the 2017 KPMG Asia Pacific Tax Summit to explore the present context and consider the path to the future. The Summit was a chance to network, share ideas and gain meaningful insights for tackling the issues of today and preparing for those that will need to be addressed in the years ahead, as the tax function continues to evolve and reinvent itself.
Some of the many notable speakers who took to the stage in Hong Kong included: Edward Troup, Executive Chair – Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs; Michael Andrew,Chairman of the Board of Taxation – Australia; David Gordon, Senior Adviser – EurasiaGroup; Maryanne Mrakovcic, Deputy Secretary – Australian Treasury; Jefferson VanderWolk, Division Head – OECD.
This document offers some reflections on the key discussion points that arose during the Summit.