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The European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR in conjunction with the Tax Department of the Ministry of Finance, DFDL Tax and Legal Services, and the European Union are proud to announce the first ever Lao tax Forum to be held in Vientiane on 8 December 2017.

Rapid and sweeping changes are now starting to take hold on tax compliance requirements in the Lao PDR. In response, we have assembled a panel of prominent tax experts and officials to lead this half-day Forum, to share practical insights, discussions, and perspectives on core taxation issues of concern.

The event will be Chaired by Jack Sheehan, DFDL Partner and ECCIL Vice President, while His Excellency Phouthanouphet Saysombath, Director General of the Lao Tax Department, will be present to introduce the discussions. VAT advisers to the Lao Government, along with leading tax practitioners such as Mr. Phommy Nammavong, Acting Director of the Tax Department, will then provide invaluable knowledge to guide and assist you on the best methods of managing your company’s tax affairs in the Lao PDR. The speeches will be followed by a Q&A session where attendees will have the chance to raise crucial taxation issues of concern with Lao tax department officials and the other panelists. These talks will be provided both in Lao and English. Other key topics to be discussed at the forum by our tax experts will range from the latest developments in Lao Tax Policy, recent changes to VAT regulations, the latest updates on Lao Accounting Compliance, to the new international developments throughout the region now beginning to bring their influence to bear on the Lao tax landscape.

This is an event not to be missed by anyone considering or actively doing business in the Lao PDR.



8.30 am           Registration

8.50 am           Opening remarks by Jack Sheehan, ECCIL Vice President and DFDL Partner

9.00 am           Introductory remarks by H.E. Phouthanouphet Saysombath, Director General of the Tax Department

9.10 am           Lao Tax Policy, Mr. Phommy Nammavong, Acting Director of legislation Division, Tax Department, Ministry of Finance

9.40 am           Latest VAT Developments in Laos, Andre Vinck, VAT specialist and VAT adviser to the Government of Lao PDR

10.30 am         Coffee Break

10.50 am         Understanding your accounting compliance in Laos, Andrew Tan, Director of BDO

11.10 am         How developments in the region are shaping the tax landscape, Jack Sheehan, Partner, DFDL

11.30 am         Panel Discussion moderated by Bryan Fornari, EU

11.45 am         Q&A

12.00 pm         Closing remarks by Bryan Fornari, EU


Date:               Friday, 8 December 2017

Time:               8:30am – 12:00pm

Venue:             Crowne Plaza Hotel

Fee:                 ECCIL Members USD 40 & Non-ECCIL Members USD 50


We warmly invite you to join us for this informative and engaging event. Places are limited, so be sure to register now.

*Please confirm your attendance by 6 December 2017.


For more information and registration, please contact ECCIL (Ms. Soupanith Lounalath at [email protected]).