Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Seminar on Economics Prospects and Opportunities in Abu Dhabi
Further information will follow shortly. 

The UAE Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has been conducting VAT Audits rigorously under the UAE VAT law to verify the extent of compliances. Given the strict penalties for non-compliance and errors, BCC AD is hosting a webinar in collaboration with experts from UAE corporate audit firm Moore UAE, to bring our members practical advice on preparing for UAE VAT Audits and staying informed of recent developments.

Join Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and other Business Councilcilc for a WEBINAR to ask questions of the experts and learn:

  • Key recent VAT developments that businesses must know
  • Key trigger points for VAT Audits
  • Practical issues and challenges faced during VAT Audits
  • How businesses should prepare for handling VAT Audits
  • Common errors made by businesses resulting in penalties

There will be an opportunity for Q & A to ask questions of the experts.

This virtual event is free to attend for PBPC Members and their invitees.

Webinar Details:

When: Tuesday, 13th September 2022

Time: 10am – 11am



  • Ankur Jain, Director – Tax of Moore Stephens
  • Gajendra Maheshwari – Head of Taxation and Data Privacy at Moore Stephens


The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the AmCham Abu Dhabi invites you for an in-person event on SustainabilityESG and FinanceKey Imperatives for the CSuite in partnership with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), including other Abu Dhabi Business Councils and Chamber.

Despite the realization that environmental, social and governance (ESGimperatives are clearly linked to organizational value creation, clear-cut implementation remains a challenge for CFOs and their organizations. There is a clear trade-off between short-term performance and the achievement of sustainability goals that will create long-term value for the organization and its shareholders. While CFOs realize that they need to embrace the trade-offs, the consensus on how to do so remains unclear. Just how ready are organizations and their leaders to take advantage of the opportunity? Is there a significant gap between the need to improve sustainability reporting, sustainability programs, and organizations’ ability to respond?

This session will examine key elements now impacting the finance and accounting (F&A) profession and attempt to highlight the roadmap that better aligns sustainability practices and ESG from a F&A perspective. Russ Porter will dive into these emerging areas of importance to investors, customers, and regulators to explore a roadmap that will help the CFO and his team safeguard the interests of their companies and the challenges they stand to face in making the transition.

Learning Outcomes:

  • How to get ahead of sustainability and ESG issues and help shape the future
  • How to involve the finance function in both the macro and micro sustainability and ESG ecosystems of organizations.
  • Keys to designing and implementing optimal policies given those ecosystem conditions.


Russ Porter, CMA, CFM, CSCA

CFO and Senior Vice President for Strategy, Technology and Analytics at IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

In-Person Event Details:

  • Date: Monday, September 12, 2022
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Venue: Auditorium, InterContinental Hotel Abu Dhabi
  • Entry: PBPC Members and Non-Members AED 100

Participating Business Groups:

  • Australian Business Group Abu Dhabi
  • British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
  • Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Indian Business & Professional Group Abu Dhabi
  • Philippine Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi


  • It is an in-person event, not a hybrid.
  • To attend and access the venue, all attendees must present their Al Hosn Green Pass.

The Pakistan Embassy and Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi will host the Pakistan Independence Day Celebration.

Event Details to follow shortly.

The Pakistan Embassy and Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi will organize an informative webinar on The New Labour Law 2022.

The Ministry of the Labour of the U.A.E. has introduced new Labour Law by the Ministerial Decrees of 764, 765, and 766.

The Speakers will present the new regulations and update the participants on the new labor law and rules for efficiently running the business.

We invite businessmen and professionals to understand the changes and benefits of the amended labour laws.

  • H.E. Imtiaz Feroz Gondal – Acting Ambassador, Pakistan Embassy
  • Dr. S. Qaiser Anis – President, Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi
  • Mr. Arnel Gagani – Manager – Advisory and Tax Section, Alliott Management Consulting
  • Mr. Azhar Ali – Academic Director, Tatweer Industrial Inspection & Training Services LLC

Complimentary to all PBPC Members and Non-Members

The  Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi is pleased to support the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi for an information session on Discovering the Unique Business Opportunities in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 2:00 pm via zoom.

Planning to expand your reach to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)? Join us in this webinar conducted by Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) which will take you through:

  • The vast growth opportunities in the United Arab Emirates
  • The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as an ideal business destination
  • The cost-effective business set-up solutions and incentives offered by RAKEZ


Mustafa Shaker
Sales Director, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone – Government of Ras Al Khaimah

Mustafa Shaker is responsible for overseeing all activities across the whole sales lifecycle at RAKEZ. He has over 15 years of professional experience with major multinationals like L’Oreal; most of it in sales. Coming from a finance background, he worked as a Financial Controller for two of L’Oreal’s four divisions – luxury consumer products. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from American University of Hawaii.


Complimentary for PBPC members and non-PBPC members


Join us for the Multi-Nation Business Group Event: “UAE – Championing Global Recovery” with H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al ZeyoudiMinister of State for Foreign TradeMinistry of Economy, U.A.E.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Venue: Auditorium, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Location: ADGM Authorities Building, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi
  • Entry: Free for all. Registration is required.

Important Note: To attend and access the venue, all attendees must present their Al Hosn Green Pass.

Keynote Speaker

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of State for Foreign Trade

You can download His Excellency’s biography by clicking here.

Kick off the Summer in style and join the Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi and other business councils for a relaxed evening of networking over refreshments and canapés on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi.

What better way to enjoy the summer and meet members and new joiners to the group! This is a great opportunity to be introduced to members and guests of the Canadian business community, establish contacts with representatives of other business groups and build your network.

You are very welcome to bring guests and be sure to have a pocket full of business cards!

Participating Business Councils and Chambers:

  • British Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi
  • Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Irish Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Italian Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi
  • Palestine Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Philippine Business Council Abu Dhabi
  • Swedish Business Council

Pre-payment Registration:

  • Members: AED 175
  • Non-members: AED 195
  • Includes two drinks and canapes.

Important Note: To attend and access the venue, all attendees must present their Al Hosn Green Pass.

The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi is organizing an information session together with our business councils on Information on Proposed UAE Corporate Tax Regime on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at 2:00 pm via zoom.

PKF Accountants and Business Advisors will discuss the recently proposed Corporate Tax in UAE, which will be effective from the financial years starting on or after 1 June 2023. The Ministry of Finance has published a ‘Public Consultation Document’ which contains information on the proposed UAE Corporate Tax Regime.

Topics include:

  • Introduction
  • Taxable Persons
  • Basis of Taxation
  • Calculation of Taxable Income
  • Groups
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Calculation of CT liability
  • International Tax Developments
  • Administration


Sarika Dhameja, Associate Partner – Tax Services

Sarika has 20 years of rich experience in Taxation including indirect taxes, inbound and outbound tax planning, optimization of taxes in Global contracts, Acquisition structuring, and Transfer pricing. She actively handled the implementation of VAT in UAE, Service-tax in India (similar to VAT), and several other tax-related implementations such as Fringe Benefit Tax, General Anti-Avoidance Rules, BEPS projects, etc. She has led structuring for several MNCs and large clients for tax planning and has represented clients in high-profile tax audits and litigation proceedings before various tax authorities/forums. Sarika has authored various articles in international publications and has also presented many tax technical topics in public forums.

Gaurav Verma, Assistant Manager – Tax Services

He is having around 12 years of experience in Indirect and Direct Taxation. Has worked as part of the Tax Team with a consultancy firm in India and UAE having a global presence. Handled varied tax assignments which include tax due diligence, tax assessments, service tax and VAT assignment, tax compliances, and tax / regulatory structuring. His past engagements include MNCs like Agilent Technologies Inc., and Keysight Technologies Inc., which was focused on the development and audit of the GST Process for one of the major manufacturing units in Malaysia. He is actively assisting clients from various industries in the UAE with VAT advisory and implementation, assistance in payment of VAT, and filing of VAT returns.


Complimentary for PBPC members and non-PBPC members.

The Pakistan Business Professional Council Abu Dhabi together with other business councils is organizing an information session on Talk with Confidence and Clarity on Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at 2:00pm via zoom.

In our fast-paced work environments, global leaders need to present themselves clearly, powerfully and concisely in order to succeed. When the stakes are high, the expectations placed on presenters are even higher.

In this interactive webinar, global communication specialist Robyn Albers will show participants simple ways to format their thoughts, develop content, and deliver presentations with confidence. She will help to build on the natural styles and abilities of the participants to help them become influential presenters who connect with audience members every time. She will also introduce an AI tool that gives you the ability to practice speeches independently with instant AI speech analysis.

Whether giving a traditional presentation, presenting online, or talking in a meeting, they will learn to think on their feet and deliver clear messages with confidence.


  • Learn how to structure the introduction of any presentation/talk.
  • Practice creating hooks for greater clarity
  • Network briefly with other participants


Robyn Albers

Robyn Albers is the Program Director MENA of Global Speech Academy and Board Director of the Canadian Business Council Abu Dhabi. She has a Master of Education in TESOL and twenty-four years of experience training employees and university students in the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Taiwan, and Canada. She has published academic articles on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and has won international awards in teaching. Her mission is to help employees write and speak simple, clear, messages to increase confidence and competence in their working environment.


Complimentary for PBPC members and non-PBPC members.