Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Presented and managed by KPMG. Onsite hub will be in a Perth CBD location.

11.30am – 12.30pm AEDT | Option to watch the APPEA virtual plenary session in the KPMG Perth onsite hub location, before the KPMG sessions commence

12.30pm – 1.00pm AEDT | In-person networking in Perth with light refreshments before presentations

1.15pm – 2.15pm AEDT | Presentations only – both in-person in Perth OR virtually.


Join us either either virtually or in-person in Perth after the APPEA plenary session for business networking, and to hear the latest from KPMG’s tax & commercial specialists. Registrations are complimentary for APPEA members, government and key stakeholders.

Queries for the KPMG Hub: Adrian Farrant,  [email protected]


Networking with light refreshments (Onsite Perth only)

9.30am – 10.00am AWST Perth


1.15pm – 2.15pm AEDT (Virtual only) | 10.15am AWST Perth
these are concurrent sessions. That is all 3 sessions are occurring at the same time, so select one session to attend.


Mobility: Attracting and retaining the right people, in the right place, at the right time

In response to the pandemic, many companies worldwide enabled remote workforces nearly overnight. Many companies are now considering the extent to which remote working will become part of their future way of working. Global access to talent, effective use of collaboration technology and cost-saving potential mean that, for most companies, remote working is here to stay. During this session, we will flag the key considerations when deploying international remote working arrangements, and highlight some of the trends and market practices being adopted.








Decommissioning: Navigating an evolving decommissioning landscape – a tax and accounting perspective

The decommissioning landscape is evolving. Many oil and gas projects in Australia are moving into the decommissioning phase and the events surrounding the Northern Endeavour and the Laminaria-Corallina field have triggered significant regulatory change on decommissioning obligations. This session will take a look at decommissioning, both generally and the impact of these changes from a tax and accounting perspective.









Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: Beyond synergies, what are the tax considerations in M&A?

M&A activity in Australia is currently extremely strong. This year has seen some very large transactions in the energy sector announced, in addition to the significant number of large transactions in the market more generally. Although asset values are buoyant, it appears a combination of reduced buyer-seller expectation gap and creative transaction structures have been critical to unlocking the latent M&A potential of companies’ balance sheets, capital raised by fund managers and low interest rates. This session will provide a provide a brief overview of recent experiences with respect to energy transactions, including deal structures, transaction mechanics and trends seen in M&A more broadly that may have application to the energy sector.