The introduction of VAT in the Kingdom of Bahrain is only a matter of time. Businesses should have already started planning, preparing and most importantly, working with the relevant consultants to upgrade their Oracle systems to accommodate the local VAT reporting requirements.

KPMG in Bahrain, in collaboration with Innovate Tax, cordially invite you to attend a seminar to discuss innovative VAT solution enabled through Oracle ERP. The proposed technology is set to automate VAT compliance in the fastest way possible, without the need for third party applications.

Innovate Tax are a leading indirect tax implementation specialist. Their pre-configured solution for Oracle R12 and Oracle CLOUD/Fusion ERP has been deployed in more than 100 countries, and to every market segment in which Oracle is present.

Who should attend

The seminar is an ideal for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, tax directors, procurement managers and IT managers who are looking to gain deeper insight on the impact of VAT on their ERP systems and the steps required to achieve cost-effective compliance.


  • 08:30am – 09:00am: arrival and registration.
  • 09:00am – 10:00am: introduction and indirect tax update.
  • 10:00am – 11:15am: automaton for VAT compliance.  
  • 11:15am – 11:45am: Q&A.
  • 11:50am – 12:00pm: closing remark.
Sectors: Financial services, Consumer market, Industrial market, Tourism and leisure, Transportation and logistics, Healthcare, Building, construction and real estate, Telecommunication and media, Education, Government and public sector


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Andrew Bohnet

Managing Director, Innovate Tax

Andrew is the founder of Innovate Tax and Chairs the Oracle Tax Management SIG. With 20 years implementation experience, he is the go-to Oracle eBTax expert. Andrew presents globally on all forms of Indirect Tax and Oracle.

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Philippe Norre

Partner and Head of Indirect Taxes, KPMG Fakhro

Philippe Norré, Partner and Head of Indirect Taxes at KPMG in Bahrain, will moderate the session. He has a track record in providing VAT and indirect tax consultancy to key organizations across all industries including Financial Services. Most importantly, he has deep understanding of Bahrain and the region’s business environment. He has advised several Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) government ministries on the development and implementation of their VAT laws and tax authority infrastructure. He has also advised companies and authorities on VAT and indirect taxes in Australia, India, Hungary and Armenia. This is in addition to serving as the personal advisor to the EU Commissioner for taxation.