Registration Fees

Local Delegate/TMAP Member Rate: PHP 10,000

Local Delegate/ Non-member Rate: PHP 12,000

International Delegate Rate: USD 300 (USD 200 for each accompanying person)

Deadline for registration is until October 15, 2017 while payment is due at time of registration. We accept bank deposit (for local delegates), bank transfer and credit card (for international delegates), as payment. Attendance is limited so please register early.

Your registration fee includes refreshment breaks, lunch, gala dinner, the opportunity to meet with other tax practitioners and speakers from around the world, and copies of the souvenir program and presentation materials.

Special Needs

Please contact AOTCA 2017 Secretariat for services to accommodate a disability or to inform them of any dietary restrictions. Please include this information when you register for the conference.

Cancellation/ Substitution Policy

Refund for cancellation of registration will be made and subject to the following deadline and administration charge. All cancellations must be made in writing to the AOTCA 2017 Secretariat and the refund will be made after the Conference. Cancellation on/before 22 September 2017, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded. Thereafter, no refund will be made.

An alternative participant may be substituted without charge provided that the replacement is from the same organization and upon receipt of a written request from the person to be replaced. Please note that substitution is permitted on the basis that written notice is received on/before 22 September 2017.

Venue

Makati Shangri-La Manila

Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue

1200 Makati City

Philippines

Tel: +63 2 813 8888

Fax: +63 2 813 5499

Website: Makati Shangri-La

Finding Your Way from Airport to the Venue

Makati Shangri-La, Manila, is twenty minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and there are numerous options to reach Makati Shangri-La, Manila. Participants can choose between hotel limousine pick-up (please coordinate in advance with your accommodation provider), taxi and city shuttle bus.

Taxi & City Shuttle Bus

Taxis and city shuttle buses can be found on the ground floor of the domestic and international arrival halls. Taxis are metered, and the fare between Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the hotel generally costs around USD 10 per journey.

Car Rental

Car rentals are available at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. For assistance, guests may proceed to the Shangri-La Airport Lounge located outside the Arrival Area, or approach any of the hotel’s Airport Representatives in red uniforms.

Driving Directions from the Airport

From Ninoy Aquino International Airport:

1. Exit the Airport road to take the main highway, E. delos Santos Avenue (EDSA). Alternatively, you may use the NAIA Expressway and Metro Manila Skyway and take the EDSA-Magallanes Exit.

2. Once you hit the underground tunnel along EDSA, stay on the left-hand side of the road and turn left to Ayala Avenue.

3. Make a left to Ayala Center Shopping Mall, or the next stop which is 6750 Building.

4. Take the first right and follow this road going straight to Makati Shangri-La, Manila.

Guidelines on the Entry of Temporary Visitors to the Philippines

Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay.

Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:

Andorra Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina
Australia Austria Bahamas Bahrain
Barbados Belgium Belize Benin
Bhutan Bolivia Botswana Brazil
Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi
Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad Chile Colombia
Comoros Congo Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic
Ecuador El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland
France Gabon Gambia Germany
Ghana Greece Grenada Guatemala
Honduras Hungary Iceland Indonesia
Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica
Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia
Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania
Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia
Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands
Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia
Monaco Mongolia Morocco Mozambique
Myanmar Namibia Nepal Netherlands
New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Norway
Oman Palau Panama Papua New Guinea
Paraguay Peru Poland Portugal
Qatar Republic of Korea Romania Russia
Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia
Senegal Seychelles Singapore Slovak Republic
Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa Spain
Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland
Tajikistan Thailand Togo Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu
Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzan
United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu
Vatican Venezuela Vietnam Zambia
Zimbabwe

*Brazilian and Israeli nationals are given fifty-nine (59) days stay based on existing agreements.

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen (14) days:

1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports.

2. Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports.

The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:

Holders of Macau-Portuguese passports.

Holders of Hong Kong British passports.

(Source: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa)

Letter of Invitation

To facilitate registrants’ visa application, registrants may make a request in writing for a letter of invitation to attend the Conference from the AOTCA 2017 Secretariat.

Standard Procedure/ Minimum Requirements for Applying a Temporary Visitor’s Visa

Application for a temporary visitor's visa must be made in person and should normally apply at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over their place of residence. While some visa applicants may apply at any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad, others are only allowed to apply his/her visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate in his country of origin or legal residence.

The following are the minimum requirements for applying a temporary visitor’s visa:

1. Passport/Travel Document Valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines

2. Duly Accomplished Visa application forms

3. Passport Photos (2 pieces)

4. Proof of bona fide status as tourist or businessman

5. Confirmed tickets for return or onward journey to the next port of destination and Payment of Visa Fees

(Source: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/guidelines-requirements)

Registration and Information Desk

Our registration and information counters will be operated throughout the conference for all participants and accompanying persons.

Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the General Meeting and the Conference.

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all the venues.

Dress Code

The suggested dress code is Business in all meeting and conference occasions.

Insurance and Liability

Participants are advised to secure their own insurance to cover loss incurred in case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage or loss of personal properties. TMAP does not assume responsibility or liability for stolen, lost, or damaged personal property.

Social Media

If you want to post about the AOTCA International Tax Conference 2017 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, please use the hashtag #AOTCA2017Manila.

Delegates are encouraged to share their insights and experiences at AOTCA 2017 International Conference on social media and blogs and may link to content on the AOTCA 2017 International Conference website, unless otherwise noted (framing is not permitted). Delegates may not distribute, display, or post online any recordings, transcriptions, and/or copies of sessions at AOTCA 2017 International Conference without the express written permission of AOTCA and TMAP.

Nearby Places to Visit

Makati is Manila’s pièce de résistance, an inspiring gem of a city where commerce, leisure and culture converge. The Makati Central Business District is home to renowned multinational companies, swanky shopping malls, award-winning restaurants, nostalgic neighborhoods, unique art scenes and a vibrant nightlife.

Glorietta “As a one-stop, self-sufficient retail center located at the center of the Makati action, Glorietta offers a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. With Glorietta, customers enjoy a full range of specialty food establishments and retail zones. From the latest in apparel or electronics to the staples that one can’t live without, Glorietta will always have something for everyone whether you’re a mom, an office employee or a visiting tourist. With the newly opened Glorietta 5, entertainment, retail and dining is made available amidst the growing workforce of the Business Process Outsourcing Industry.”

Address: Ayala Center, Ayala Avenue cor. Pasay Road, Makati Avenue and EDSA, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday (10:00 am - 9:00 pm)/ Friday to Saturday (10:00 am - 10:00 pm)

Ayala Museum

“Ayala Museum, located at the heart of the Makati Central Business District, Philippines, is a breathing space amidst the hustle and bustle of Metropolitan Manila. Whenever visiting the country, the museum is surely one of the best places to lose yourself in amazing contemporary art and uplift your spirit through the Philippines’ inspiring history.

Among the museum’s highlights is its collection of archeological artifacts, notably the Gold of Ancestors: Pre-Colonial Treasures in the Philippines, which serve as a testament to the Filipinos’ rich ancestry and inherent craftsmanship. An impressive selection of trade ceramics from Southeast Asia and China from the Roberto T. Villanueva collection are also on display in the exhibition A Millennium of Contact, signifying the history of the country’s flourishing economic relationship with its neighbors. Art and the Order of Nature in Indigenous Philippine Textiles provides a new way of seeing this traditional craft. The textile collection was generously donated by Mercedes Zobel and a selection of which has been analysed by the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, UK.

The museum also has on exhibition The Philippine Diorama Experience, visually narrating the many milestones of Philippine history through 60 handcrafted dioramas, some of which are featured in the international Google Art Project.

Since 2013, Ayala Museum is now also the home of the Filipinas Heritage Library. A modern library that meets the demands of today’s researcher, FHL provides access to primary sources—rare books, photographs, recordings, and more—in both physical and digital formats, as well as access to over a thousand contemporary titles on Philippine arts, culture and history.”

Address: Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati City

Ticket Price: Php 425

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday/ 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Greenbelt Chapel

“The Greenbelt Chapel sits like a jewel in the middle of gorgeously manicured grounds and mass is heard at least three times daily. A stone’s throw away is Greenbelt 5, where you can atone for your sins by supporting local design talent; an entire top-floor wing is dedicated to the country’s homegrown brands. The chapel makes for a welcome break for meditation, prayer or just a short respite from city life. It is surrounded by trees that add to the charm of the unique architecture.”

Address: Greenbelt Park, Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm

Greenbelt Mall

“In the middle of a bustling metropolis, Greenbelt is an enclave of all things beautiful. A three-hectare park punctuated by cascading landscapes and carefully- chosen water features re-imagines the typical mall. With a roster of prominent and world- class retailers, restaurateurs and entertainment operators, it defines the premier Ayala Mall experience. Greenbelt is truly a fitting epitome of the Filipino taking on the world stage as it creatively blends the best of local ingenuity with the winner brands in the world of retail.”

Address: Ayala Center, Paseo de Roxas corner Legaspi Street and Esperanza Street, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Greenbelt Park

“The park is a pleasant oasis in the middle of Greenbelt mall. Just a few steps from the shops and restaurants are a lagoon, little waterfalls, zen garden pockets, sculptures, a church and lots of green.”

Address: Greenbelt Mall, Ayala Center, San Lorenzo, Makati City (squared by Makati Ave., Paseo de Roxas, Arnaiz Road, and Legazpi Street)

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm

Ayala Triangle Gardens

“Ayala Triangle Gardens are the breathing hole of the business district of Makati. Lush greenery and mature trees await the weary soul and the tired mind. Beautifully landscaped and blessed with abundant trees like the Fire trees, Golden Palms and rain trees. The gardens are like a peaceful haven in the midst of the busiest part of the city. Surrounded by puzzling varieties of restaurants, just get your lunch here and take a few moments to relax from the chaos of the city and from the mind.”

Address: Intersection of Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm

Washington Sycip Park

“Named after Filipino accountant and banker Washington SyCip, the park is located in Legaspi Village, near Greenbelt mall, the Asian Institute of Management and Union Church of Manila. Opened in 2006, it boasts of many indigenous tropical trees and plants, gazebos, benches, sculptures, and a koi pond.”

Address: Legazpi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm

Legaspi Active Park

“A spacious park for recreational activities. It has a path for jogging, wide-open spaces for frisbee or ball games, grassy areas under trees for a picnic, and a mini playground for kids.”

Address: Legazpi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm

Jaime C Velasquez Park

“Commonly referred to as Salcedo Park, Jaime C. Velasquez Park is strategically located in the middle of residential, commercial and office buildings in Salcedo Village. It offers a very green background for morning jogs, coffee breaks or afternoon playtime with the kids.”

Address: Rada Street corner Gamboa Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City (Across Washington Sycip Park)

Ticket Price: NA

Operating Hours: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm

Yuchengco Museum

“The Yuchengco Museum opened its doors to the public in September 2005. Its primary goal is to foster a greater public appreciation of art through the finest international as well as local, cultural, historical, and design exhibits and programs. Located in Makati, the heart of Metro Manila’s financial district, the Museum is not only a “temple” that showcases art, but also a “forum” of exchange, debate, and education.

The Museum was created to house the art collection of Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, and highlight his distinguished career as a businessman, diplomat, collector, philanthropist, patron of the arts, and advocate for education in the Philippines and beyond.”

Address: RCBC Plaza corner of Ayala and Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City

Ticket Price: Php 100

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday/ 10:00 am - 06:00 pm