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Mon, April 24, 2017


From Kaplan Genesis

Kaplan Genesis Leadership Interact   - the region’s premier organizational development platform

The business environment we operate in has become highly volatile. And when leaders are left with little to do other than wring their hands, organizational performance quickly falls at risk. In this installment of Leadership Interact, we aim to demonstrate how we can help the leaders to make smarter decisions in challenging situations by properly allocating and utilizing their human capital in order to preserve and enhance organizational performance.

The event will feature speakers from the industry with interactive presentations on topics that are highly relevant to the region.

Date: 3 May 2017 - Taj Hotel Business Bay
Time: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Register here

Understanding VAT with Kaplan Genesis – implications and implementation

Gain an insight into how Value Added Tax (VAT) will impact your business operations with a glimpse of effects that VAT implementation will be have in the GCC and how to strategically prepare for upcoming challenges that may arise.

Topics include: 

-Overview of Value Added Tax (VAT)

-Explore the VAT framework in the GCC

-Touch upon the key accounting factors that go behind VAT

-Grasp the impact of VAT on business in both, pre and post implementation phases

-Demo of VAT integration through process redesign for a particular department

-Learn about the scope and nature of internal and external business challenges arising out of VAT


Date: 3 May 2017 - Kaplan Genesis Training Room, Office no. 2401 Vision Tower, Business Bay

Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Register here 

From Hartland International School

Open Morning
Tuesday 25th April, 9AM to 11AM
Venue: Hartland International School

Presentation by our Principal, Mrs Fiona Cottam will take place at 9.00 am, followed by a school tour at 10.00 am to see our classes in action. You will have the opportunity to meet with our Principal, our school staff and members of our Hartland community.

Reserve your seat for this unique event. 

To register, please call 04 407 9 444

From Dubai Concert Committee

World Classical Music Series - Rodion Pogossov accompanied by Semjon Skigin
Friday 5th May, 8PM to 10PM
One & Only Royal Mirage, The Royal Ballroom

Grand arias and beautiful songs performed by Rodion Pogossov one of the most fascinating baritones of our times who regularly performs at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in most of the major opera houses and concert halls in the world. Some of his famous roles are Barbier of Seville's Figaro and the always hilarious Pagageno in the Magic Flute. He will perform this master pieces together with other famous melodies and will be accompanied by the legendary pianist and accompanist Semjon Skigin.

Tickets available here

BBG Members get 20% discount, click here to get the promo code (members must be logged in to view this page).


From Dubai Chamber -Navigating China's B2C E-Commerce Landscape
Monday, 1 May, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Time: 9.30AM to 12.30PM (Workshop)

2.00PM to 4.00PM (pre-booked consultations)

Mark Tanner, Managing Director of Shanghai-based marketing agency China Skinny will lead an in-depth workshop on the most commonly traded goods demanded by Chinese consumers, and the potential for Dubai-based companies to export products to the fast-growing market.

Consumer demand and disposable household income are growing rapidly in China, and more Chinese consumers are now turning to online platforms to buy products from abroad. China has also eased restrictions on international exporters, enabling them to bypass import tariffs and sell directly to consumers without registering in the country.

 Click here for more information

3rd GCC VAT Forum
11-12 September
More than 50% of businesses in the GCC have yet to prepare for the 2018 implementation of VAT according to a recent EY survey. Is your company one of them? If yes, then this event is a must-attend for you.

You’ll gain unparalleled content and advice on how to prepare your people, your business and your systems for VAT. Experts from EY, PwC, ACCA, Deloitte, KPMG and more have confirmed to attend the event! 

Please click to register online now or email and we’ll register your seat at the event. Hurry! The early bird rate expires on 27 April.