Events

Distinguished Speaking Series

Qatar Law Updates

Monday, February 26 ∞ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St Regis Hotel, Amber Room

We welcome Emma Higham from Clyde & Co. as our February Distinguished Speaker. Based in Qatar for more than twelve years, Emma incorporates her extensive knowledge of the local law when advising both local and international clients. Emma advises on a wide range of employment and immigration matters both in and outside the Qatar Financial Centre. She joined Clyde & Co in October 2007, having previously worked for another international law firm for six years, both in London and Qatar. Prior to that Emma worked for Price Waterhouse for eight years in both audit and corporate recovery.

Emma plays an integral role in the employment practice at Clyde & Co. which was awarded "Employment Team of the Year" in 2016 & 2017 at the Qatar Business Law Forum Awards.

Her presentation this month will focus specifically on:

  • Understanding the evolution of the Immigration Law.
  • Reviewing and executing E-Government Employment Contracts.
  • Implementation of the Data Protection Law.
  • Brief recap of Human Resources Law No. (15) of 2016.
  • Understanding the process regarding the Labor Disputes Settlement Committee.

Agenda

Networking and Light Breakfast

Presentation with Q&A

Closing Comments

Registration Link

Registration Details: Two representatives per AmCham Qatar Company Membership are welcome to attend free of charge. For additional representatives and non-members the cost is QAR 200 and we are able to accept cash or company check payment. Please inform us in a timely manner if you register and cannot attend. We are committed to paying the hotel for all RSVPs regardless of attendance.

Distinguished Speaking Series

U.S. Tax Seminar

Wednesday, March 7th ∞ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grand Hyatt, West Bay Lagoon, Al Salem Room

We welcome Stephen Drake from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as our March Distinguished Speaker. Mr. Stephen Drake leads the People & Organisation team for PwC in the Middle East. He has broad experience across HR with expertise in Global International Mobility strategy and the different aspects of individual taxation for expatriates working in different jurisdictions. He works across different sectors primarily with private educational institutions, healthcare organisations, and manufacturing businesses. He has been living and working in the Middle East for around 10 years and has worked in countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and UAE. Stephen has gained a deep understanding of the cultural differences of working in the region and previously worked for PwC in the UK.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) with offices in 158 countries and more than 236,000 people, is one of the leading professional services networks in the world. They help organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Recent US tax reforms and the impact on individuals - comparative analysis between 2017 and 2018.
  • Eligibility for the foreign earned income and foreign housing exclusion.
  • Foreign Financial Asset Reporting requirements.
  • Eligibility for retirement contributions for Expats.
  • State tax overview for Expats.
  • Estate and Gift Tax overview.
  • Becoming compliant with US tax filing obligations and the programmes available.

Agenda

Networking and Light Snacks

Presentation with Q&A

Closing Comments

Registration Link

Registration Details: Two representatives per AmCham Qatar Company Membership are welcome to attend free of charge. For additional representatives and non-members the cost is QAR 200 and we are able to accept cash or company check payment. Please inform us in a timely manner if you register and cannot attend. We are committed to paying the hotel for all RSVPs regardless of attendance.

International Women's Day

“A Celebration of Success”

Thursday, March 8th ∞ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

InterContinental Doha, The City

Join the Qatar Professional Women's Network (QPWN) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar on International Women's Day for this WOMEN'S ONLY event.

Start your morning with a light networking breakfast and an engaging presentation. Susie Billings the Head of QPWN and Lisa Saad the Executive Director of AmCham Qatar will showcase the profiles of five outstanding women and their journey through the headlines. These are amazing women who have shattered the "glass ceiling" and ranked as some of the most powerful women in the world. During this presentation you will gain insight into their successes, failures, struggles, and triumphs as they climbed their way to the top. Join us and be inspired.

Agenda

Networking and Light Breakfast

Presentation with Q&A

Closing Comments

Registration Link

Registration Details: All attendees will be charged QAR 100. We are able to accept cash or company check payment. Please inform us in a timely manner if you register and cannot attend. We are committed to paying the hotel for all RSVPs regardless of attendance.

Save The Dates

Monday, March 12 - Social Networking - St. Patrick's Day with the Irish Professional & Business Network (IPBN)

Details and Registration Links Coming Soon