2nd National GST – Summit & Awards – Chennai


Date and Time:

June 14, 2019 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Event Location:

Hotel Radisson GRT, Chennai, India

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Achromic Point would like to invite you for our “2nd National GST – Summit & Awards” along with “BDO” as our Knowledge Partner, “Cygnet Infotech” as our Associate Sponsor, “Advaita Legal” as our Corporate Sponsor “Oak Bridge” as our Publishing Partner and “CA Club India” as our Online Media Partner in Chennai on 14th June, 2019 at Hotel Radisson GRT.
Goods and Services Tax (GST) which has been implemented from 1st July 2017 has significantly impacted most businesses. It is going to have far reaching implications on business as indicated during last 18 months experience under GST regime.

Gearing up for such a change in the process, understanding the new legislation and redesigning the IT systems for being GST compliant is the need of the hour. With this background, Achromic Point is organizing a daylong summit to deliberate on the key GST issues, which will help in clarifying and understanding the GST implementation better.

Awards Categories:

The 2019 Achromic Point Indirect Tax Awards are being introduced to recognize achievement in the domain of Indirect Tax in the following categories:

Award Categories Conference Fees Nomination Fees Conference & Nomination Fees
Indirect Tax Consulting Firm of the Year (from Big 6?) INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Best Newcomer Indirect Tax Firm of the Year (less than 3 years old) INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Indirect Tax Innovator Firm of the Year INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Indirect Tax Technology Firm of the Year INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Indirect Tax law firm of the year INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Best in-house indirect tax team award INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Leading Tax Director of the year (in-house) INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Leading Tax Advisor of the year (Consulting) INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Leading Tax Litigator of the year INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Young indirect tax advisor of the year (less than 30 years) INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Tax Compliance and Reporting Firm of the year INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000
Young Knowledge Contributor of the year (2018-2019)- GST INR 7,000 INR 15,000 INR 20,000

You are requested to solicit your nomination by filling in the details in the attached template.



  • It intends to give an opportunity for discussion and exchange of ideas on GST and its practical application for effective implementation
  • It provides an understanding of key GST concepts and the practical application of GST
  • It will develop a network of professionals for knowledge interchange on GST



  • This summit will take the participants through various practical situations and their likely solutions which will help the participants in smooth transition and implementation of the subject
  • Continually track policy development regarding GST and update prepared scenarios
  • Identify issues and concerns needing representation to the authorities and develop a strategy for effective advocacy


Target Audience:

  • Entrepreneurs of Industries & Trade
  • CFO’s
  • CEOs
  • Finance / Accounts / Legal Executives
  • Users of services provided in India or abroad
  • Tax Professionals
  • Service providers and Exporters of services
  • Company Secretaries
  • Senior Internal Auditors
  • Middle & Senior Level executives dealing in Indirect Taxes
  • Sourcing (SCM) & Logistics
  • Practicing CA, CS, CMA and other related professionals


Program Outline (Indicative):-

 Key Advance Ruling and Way Forward

  • Cross charges
  • Intermediary services
  • Reversal of ITC
  • How can it affect the businesses


Interplay of Customs, Transfer Pricing and GST Need for Harmonization 

  • How 3 are important and their need to know separately


Landscape of Tax Controversies: key anti-profiteering orders and writ petitions under GST 

New Formats of GST Forms Compliance Process 

  • Additions, Deletions and uses


GSTN Contemporary Challenges and Issues 

  • Are all the clients tech savvy and know how to use GST?
  • Government Expectations?


GST Audits and Assessments (Checklist, Rules & Applicability)

  • Standard on Auditing useful for GST

o   Checklist for GST Audit

  • Common areas on non-compliance having a high risk exposure where auditees are likely to default
  • Advisory role of an auditor- expectations and Limits



  • Gunjan Prabhakaran
    Partner – Indirect Taxes, BDO India LLP
  • Raghunathan Parthasarathi
    PAssociate Partner Tax & Regulatory Services, BDO India LLP
  • Sudipta Bhattacharjee
    Partner- Tax Controversy Management and Contract Documentation, Advaita Legal

  • Neeraj Hutheesing
    Managing Director, Cygnet Infotech

  • Rajesh Kumar
    Practicing Chartered Accountant
  • Sai Srujan Tayi
    Advocate Partner, Giridhar & Sai
  • Krithika K S
    Manager, Tax & Regulatory Services – Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

  • Soumyaranjan Biswal
    Director – Indirect Taxes, B S R & Co. LLP
  • T. Sridharan, FCA
    Partner, R. Venugopalan & Associates

  • Kasi Viswanathan V
    Taxation Professional – Indirect
  • Raghavendran Subramanian
    Director of Finance and Operations, Dariyal Games
  • CA Sumit Kedia
    Partner, A.K. Lunawath & Associates
  • Senguttuvan Kuppusamy
    Partner, SAPAA

*More speakers to join in from the industry.

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