JCC/JETRO/EY Latest Dutch Business Seminar ~ Realizing cost reduction and process efficiency by RPA and measures for no-deal Brexit ~

JCC is pleases to invite you to a seminar with the full cooperation of EY Japan Business Services (JBS) and JETRO in the afternoon on Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

In this seminar, we will focus two topics, one is realizing the cost reduction and process efficiency using the Robotics Process Automation (PRA) and the other is risk of delay at Customs and tax impacts in case of no-deal Brexit.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the application of a cost-effective software that mimics human action and connects multiple fragmented systems together through automation without changing the current enterprise IT landscape. Using RPA adjacent to a business process improvement program creates the foundational capabilities that leads to exponentially greater business benefit in every facet of the enterprise. In this seminar, in addition to a presentation by EY specialists, we will invite a guest speaker from DSM which is a Dutch multinational company in the fields of health, nutrition and materials operating in around 50 countries. He will present the actual case to introduction the PRA in the company.

On 29 March 2019, the UK will officially leave the EU, but the withdraw agreement is still unknown. Nevertheless, one thing is clear that Brexit will force business trading with the UK to deal with customs formalities. Appropriate measures should be taken now to prevent goods being stopes at the border post-Brexit. In this seminar, we will invite a guest speaker from a logistics department of Port of Rotterdam authority and hear about their current preparations. EY tax specialists will give a presentation on how to prepare for Brexit, both from a customs perspective but also what the impact could be on supply chains of companies. They will answer questions from participants in the panel discussion at the end, which will include sharing of best practices of Japanese companies that already have re-located to the Netherlands because of the Brexit.

We believe that it will be a good opportunity to hear about the actual cases in RPA and specific measures of Brexit in tax. Please join it.

Please register your attendance by Friday, 15 March.

Access to EY Amsterdam

Date & Time: 14:00-17:30 (13:30 open) on Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Place: EY Amsterdam office,  Antonio Vivaldistraat 150, 1083 HP Amsterdam
Fee: Free
Capacity: About 80 people (first come, first serviced)
Deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019
Language: English
Program: See below
Reception:  from 17:30


13:30-14:00  Registration at a lobby and welcome drinks at bar in the auditorium

14:00-14:05  Opening remarks by Mr. Yoshitoku Takahashi,Vice Chairman and Head of Trade and Investment Committee of JCC

14:05-15:00  Discovering the full potential of your Digital Workforce: Robotics Process Automation (RPA) as a cost saving solution and process transformation solution Derk-Jan van der Wal, Associate Partner, EY Advisory Services, Bradley de Jager, Manager, CFO Services

15:00-15:30  Case study of introduction of RPA in DSM Mr. Peter Graus, Project Manager, DSM Financial Transformation Team

15:30-15:45   Coffee break

15:45-16:00  General status Brexit and highlights of implications  Caspar Jansen, Partner, EY Indirect Tax – Global Trade

16:00-16:20  Preparation of Port of Rotterdam for Brexit Maurits van Schuylenburg, Manager Projects Logistics, Port of Rotterdam Authority

16:20-16:35  Supply Chain implications of Brexit Tim Meijer, Partner, EY Transfer Pricing & Operating Model Effectiveness Group

16:35-16:50  Customs  Walter de Wit, Partner, EY Indirect Tax – Global Trade

16:50- 17:20  Panel Discussion  Moderator: Marc ter Haar, Director of EY Netherland

17:20  Closing remarks Hideki Tominaga, Partner, EY Amsterdam Japan Business Services

17:30  Reception