Past Events

2018

October

Myanmar Overview
Tuesday, 2 Oct

PwC experts shared insights into Myanmar's investment climate, economic developments & highlighted latest opportunities and challenges with the Austrian Trade Delegations this morning ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Thailand.
 

Cities Series
Thursday, 4 Oct

Supporting British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, on a series of breakfast briefing on Yangon City Development together with Surbana Jurong Private Limited and Baker Mckenzie today.
 

Economic Crime & Fraud Risk
Tuesday, 16 Oct

PwC is excited to run Safeguarding the businesses against Economic Crime and Fraud Risk (Asia Pacific Edition) in Parkroyal Yangon, today. The event is delivered by our experts Kheng Tek Chan, Thangaraja Nadaraja,Jimmy Sng and Alywin Teh.
 

Union Taxation law 2018-2019: What are the changes?
Friday, 19 Oct

Draft Tax Administration Law: The key sections under discussions.
PwC's experts Paul Cornelius [Tax Partner] and Suk Peng Ding [Managing Director, Tax , PwC Myanmar] hosted a roundtable to share Myanmar Tax Updates with industry practitioners.
 

September

Myanmar Investment Forum
Thursday, 6 Sep

Organised by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Myanmar Investment Commission, #PwC had the honour of participating in the panel yesterday at the Myanmar Investment Forum in Singapore.

Mr Chao Choon Ong (Managing Partner, PwC Myanmar |Deputy Chairman and Advisory Leader, PwC Singapore) discussed the investment climate in Myanmar. He shared on the volume of active economic activities and viability of investing into Myanmar.
 

Myanmar’s latest economic insights and regulatory frameworks to help Sir Lanka Business.
Thursday, 27 Sep

Experts from PwC Myanmar shared Myanmar's latest economic insights and regulatory frameworks to help Sri Lanka businesses navigate the challenges ahead yesterday in collaboration with PwC Sri Lanka and Allen & Gledhill Myanmar.

May

Yangon Investment Forum 2018
Wednesday, 9 May

PwC experts shared their perspective on the Yangon being the investment destination of choice at Yangon Investment Forum 2018 | co-organizing with Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC), Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), Myanmar Investors Development Association (MIDA), UMFCCI-Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and GIZ Myanmar.

Yangon, Myanmar’s economic center, trade and logistics hub contributes to 23% of the country’s GDP and presents to be attractive for investors with its impending growth across many sectors. Explore key information needed for doing business in Yangon in our latest publication https://pwc.to/2FRZYmQ
 

PwC Myanmar Next-generation Club
Thursday, 10 May

April

Transforming Your Company to Meet Financial Standards.
Wednesday, 4 Apr

Together with AustCham Myanmar and TBAM - Thai Business Association of Myanmar, PwC Myanmar hosted a seminar on Transforming Your Company to Meet Financial Standards at Royal Thai Embassy Yangon. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - Belinda Neo [Director, Risk Assurance] shared its relevance and impact on local/SME companies.
 

Union Tax Law 2018: What has changed and what was not materialised?
Thursday, 26 Apr

PwC Experts Paul Cornelius [Tax Practice Lead, PwC Myanmar | Partner, PwC Singapore] and Suk Peng Ding [Tax Director, PwC Myanmar ] shared insights | observations at Tax Update 2018 breakfast seminar hosted by AustCham Myanmar as Knowledge Partner today.

March

Breakfast round-table "Repaving the ancient Silk Routes" focusing on China's Belt & Road Initiative and its impact on Myanmar
Tuesday, 6 Mar

In collaboration with AMCHAM Myanmar, #PwCMM hosted breakfast round-table "Repaving the ancient Silk Routes" focusing on China's Belt & Road Initiative and its impact on Myanmar. Paul Cornelius [Tax Practice Lead| Tax Partner] and Brandon Lye [Capital Projects & Infrastructure Director] shared how B&R serve as an enabler for Myanmar to develop its infrastructure within the region.


2017

PwC Myanmar Breakfast Series : Making the Deal Work

How to capture the high growth potential in Asia's next rising star? What are the challenges within the opportunities?

The exclusive, comprehensive breakfast round-tables titled " Making the Deal Work" hosted by PwC Myanmar as our experts answer above questions and explore further considerations that are relevant to businesses.

There will be a total of 6 sessions to cover each stage of the merger and acquisition process. The series will cover all aspects across the deal spectrum, from pre-feasibility stage to post-deal services; Growth Strategy, Valuation, Due Diligence, and Integration for the Private and Public sector.

Session 1: Restructuring
Thu Oct 12, 2017

Session 2: Business Strategy
Thu Nov 07, 2017

Session 3: Valuation
Thu Nov 16, 2017

Session 4: Due Diligence and Vandor Assistance
Wed Nov 29, 2017

Session 5: Integration
Wed Dec 6, 2017

Session 6: Infrastructure
Wed Dec 13, 2017

 

 

 

PwC Tax Seminar | 2017 Tax Update, Bridging the Gap - Law vs. Practice

September 2017

Paul Cornelius (Tax leader of PwC Myanmar) and Ding Suk Peng (Tax Director) shared the broader view on tax matters related to the gap between the current practices and prescribed laws at PwC Myanmar Breakfast round tables with local businesses and MNCs.

Breakfast Series: Risk and Control Series

August 2017

IT security has become worldwide concerns. Privacy Legislation keeps evolving; countries are establishing cyber laws and strategies, regulators put forward new regulations and industry specific standards continue to be updated to deal with the ever growing cyber threats. While attacks are making the headlines, to make the situation even more challenging, there is a lack of IT security resources to help protect the organisations. In Myanmar, numerous changes and priorities are on the agenda driven by new government initiatives, foreign investors coming in, the ongoing transformation of the economy and this could be creating an environment prone to cyber-attacks. Businesses are investing in the deployment of websites with new technology day by day, and these investments need to be protected and safeguarded.

Session 1: Securing your Digital Assets
Session 2: Introduction to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Session 3: Safeguarding your assets

Breakfast Series: Technology Enabled Finance Function

Breakfast Series: Technology Enabled Finance Function

August 2017

PwC Myanmar's Risk Services team hosted a Breakfast Series on 2 August, focusing towards Technology Enabled Finance Function zooming into the topic of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

The speaker Ms. Rashmi Thakur, Managing Director, Risk Services covered key areas such as:

  • Understanding the ERP and emerging trends
  • How to get the best returns of your Technology investments
  • Best practices in ERP implementation

Breakfast Series: Ransomware

June 2017

Ransomware is an increasingly prevalent threat, with a rising number of variants designed to target corporate networks. The recent cyber attacks - such as those using WanaCrypt0r and Petya ransomware - have affected governmental and international business organisations in over 150 countries. It is clear that no one is immune and organisations cannot afford to rest on their laurels.

On 1 June, PwC's Risk Assurance expert, Hugo Fournier, discussed the recent WannaCry ransomware attack and the fundamentals of cyber security and being cyber resilient for Myanmar businesses. The event was participated by IT experts/ professionals from various industry from Myanmar.

Breakfast Series: Corporate Governance in Myanmar

May - June 2017

Breakfast round tables were held in May and June 2017 at PwC Myanmar office. The speaker Mr. Samit Dab, Senior Manager, Risk Services covered on:

Session 1- Corporate Governance in Myanmar (4 May 2017)
Session 2 - Performance Management and Accountability (18 May 2017)

The sessions were attended by Owners/ Board of Directors, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Finance, Business Controllers and General Managers from various companies in Myanmar.


2016

Myanmar: Asia's next rising star

26 May 2016

Attended by 70 chamber members, this breakfast talk was a joint event organised by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (ICCS) and PwC Myanmar. Mr Giacomo Marabiso, ICCS Secretary started off with a welcome speech followed by presentations by Jovi Seet, Senior Executive Director, PwC Myanmar , Vishal Thapliyal, Partner, PwC Singapore, Richard Skinner, Partner, PwC Singapore and Brandon Lye, Director, PwC Singapore. Our PwC experts focused on the market and opportunities specifically in infrastructure, healthcare and building and construction industry in Myanmar.

PwC Myanmar reaffirms commitment to Myanmar with an official new office opening 

9-10 May 2016

Over 50 government and embassy representatives, business leaders, local and foreign media attended our new office opening on 10 May 2016. The event was graced by H.E. U Myint Thaung, Minister of National Planning and Finance, Yangon Region Government. Yeoh Oon Jin, Executive Chairman, PwC Singapore, Ong Chao Choon, Managing Director, PwC Myanmar and Jovi Seet, Senior Executive Director, PwC Myanmar along with a team of partners and senior directors flew in from Singapore to be part of the celebration.

In addition to the office opening,  PwC Myanmar also hosted client dinners on 9 and 10 May respectively for about 100 local clients and 150 foreign companies.

We also launched our new PwC Myanmar website 'Go Big in Myanmar' which features PwC Myanmar's service offerings, supported by relevant case studies and thought leadership,  including the fourth edition of the Doing Business in Myanmar guide. 


2014

Accounting & Tax Practice Seminar in Myanmar

05 November 2014

This seminar, jointly organised by Win Thin & Associates and PwC Myanmar, w as held at UMFCCI, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon. Guest speaker Professor U Maw Than, presented on “The Future of Myanmar”, followed by a sharing by Win Thin & Associates on Myanmar accounting and tax practices using practical examples.

Jovi Seet, Senior Executive Director, PwC Myanmar , Motoyuki Hattori, Japan Desk Partner, PwC Myanmar and Singapore and Hiroyuki Hatsukawa, Japan Desk Manager, PwC Myanmar and Singapore introduced PwC Myanmar, and focusing largely on the type of support PwC can provide to Japanese companies in Myanmar.


2013

Navigating Myanmar

28 February 2013

Joint PwC Singapore and CPA Australia Breakfast Roundtable

This breakfast roundtable was held on 28 February 2013 at the CPA Australia office in Singapore. The guest speakers included Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS), and Moe Thuzar, Fellow, Lead Researcher (socio-cultural), ASEAN Studies Centre.

One of the main topics discussed was on the challenges of doing business in Myanmar. Experts also shared insights on business culture, practical guidance and consideration for doing business in Myanmar.

Myanmar: The Golden Land

27 February 2013

PwC Malaysia held a sharing session on investing in Myanmar for businesses looking to expand into this emerging market. More than 100 corporate leaders including finance and legal professionals, attended the event. The audience were given an overview on the latest economic and regulatory developments in Myanmar, and what it means for their business.

Topics discussed included collaboration between Malaysia and Myanmar; a guide to setting up a new business, tax considerations and financial support; and Myanmar’s legal system. While the speakers lauded recent efforts by the Myanmar government to stimulate the economy; they cautioned that businesses need to recognise the structural and regulatory challenges that may impact them.

Foreign exchange controls, limited access to finance, inflation, and lack of skilled local talents are some of the key issues that businesses have to contend with. Riding on the positive wave of market sentiments, potential investors should keep the latest economic and socio-political developments on their radar, and identify the opportunities and risks which may affect their business.

Related information

PwC Malaysia’s social media team provided followers of PwC Malaysia on Twitter (@PwC_Malaysia) with live highlights from the event. Search for the tweets using the hashtag #myanmar2013.

Download the Myanmar: The Golden Land - A guide on investing in Myanmar.

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