[2014-06-05] DUJAT PWC seminar
DUJAT/ PwC Seminar on Business transformation
– Organize your European business in a more effective and efficient way –
|Date and time:||5 June 2014 (Thursday) from 14:00 to 18:00|
|Location :||PwC office in Amsterdam – Thomas R. Malthusstraat 5, 1066 JR Amsterdam|
|Admission :||Free of Charge|
|Registration :||By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Program :||13:30 – 14:00||Registration|
|14:00 – 14:10||Opening speech|
|14:10 – 14:40||Part I||Introduction of Business Transformation|
|14:40 – 15:50||Part II||Considerations from Business/Finance/IT, Corporate/Indirect Tax, HR/Labor law perspectives|
|15:50 – 16:00||Break|
|16:00 – 17:00||Part III||Experience sharing|
|17:00 – 18:00||Closing and Drinks
|Speakers :||Part I & II|
|Business/Finance/IT – Willem-Jan Dubois (Senior Manager, PwC Advisory) and Sonoko Takahashi (Manager, PwC Advisory) will give you an overview of Business transformation in Part I. In Part II, they will also highlight for you the business aspects of going through a business transformation process. Based on hands-on transformational experiences they will give insight in the benefits and challenges for both the business (e.g. Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain) and supporting business functions (i.e. Finance, IT) that you might face as they go through a business transformation project.
|Corporate tax/Indirect Tax – Arno Groenewoud (Senior Manager, PwC International tax services) and Maarten Schreuder (Senior Manager, PwC VAT service) will highlight for you the Corporate and Indirect Tax aspects of going through a business transformation process in Part II. Based on the practical experience of the Corporate and Indirect Tax teams they will give you insight in the benefits and challenges you may face from Corporate and Indirect Taxes perspective when carrying out a business transformation project.
|HR/Labor law – Marieke Kees (Partner, PwC HRS) and Nicolien Borggreve (Senior Manager, PwC Legal services) will highlight for you the HR aspects of going through a business transformation process in Part II. They will give you insight in the benefits and challenges you may face carrying out a business transformation project.
|Part III – Sharing Experiences|
Business Manager, Business Process Outsourcing BeNeLux, IBM Global Services
Since 2000, Jan Depovere is active in the Information Technology Outsourcing and Global Process Services business units of IBM in BeNeLux. He has been responsible for the identification, shaping, negotiating, closing and managing of many Shared Services projects for international companies in the domains of IT Infrastructure, Applications, Finance & Accounting, Procurement, Human Resources, Customer Service and Industry Specific Process solutions.
President, FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe BV
Peter Struik is since 1 July 2007 President of FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe B.V. and since 1 October 2011 also director of FUJIFILM Europe B.V. Peter Struik started in 1988 at FUJIFILM Tilburg in the production factory for photo paper and has had various other functions such as in purchasing, R&D, and maintenance. In 2011 he became a member of the Management Team. In his current function, Peter Struik is responsible for the production & distribution of photo paper and offset plates for the EMEA region. Aside from this he is also responsible for the R&D that takes place in Tilburg.
DUJAT and PwC cordially invite you as a member of DUJAT as well as a member of the Japanese business society in the Netherlands to attend the ‘Business Transformation – Organize your European business in a more effective and efficient way’ seminar on June 5, 2014.
Europe has become more and more one integrated market with a high level of operational, commercial, legal and tax harmonization, and Japanese and other foreign companies started looking at Europe as one market. In this seminar we would like to take the opportunities to discuss how to organize the European businesses in a more effective (more and better impact in the marketplace) and more efficient way (higher quality at lower costs).
In order to achieve this efficiency and effectiveness, a lot of companies already explore a more centralized operational strategy: they have centralized or are thinking about centralizing certain functions in Europe (back office, logistics, procurement, management) by establishing shared service centers or competence centers or even a European HQ, and thus converting their European structure in a single entity.
PwC has assisted a number of companies, starting from feasibility studies for these centralizations (cost/benefit analysis) right through to the design stages and the actual centralized organizational changes. In this seminar we would like to share with you the results of such centralization, such as the organizational benefits, cost efficiencies and other important aspects based on our experience with centralization projects. Subjects that will be discussed include Business (including Finance, IT), Corporate/Indirect Tax, HR (including Labor law).