E-Invoicing: Accelerating Digitization in the Supply Chain

Exchange Summit
October 09 to 10, 2017 | Barcelona, Spain

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

18:00 – 21:00
Registration & Icebreaker Reception

Monday, October 9, 2017

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Welcome Address
Johannes von Mulert, Founder Exchange Summit


09:30 - 10:15
A Day in the Life of an E-Invoice
The invoice is just the starting point of a longer journey that touches many stages of a company business: remittance information, FX services, regulatory compliance checking for cross-border invoices, tax regulations compliance, data analytics on prompt-payment behaviour, access to finance, interoperability of standards, workflow management of paper-to-digital-to-paper exchanges. These are but few of the business opportunities that lie in the field of an e-invoice processing service provider. If chances are not taken, someone else will do this and maybe commoditize E-Invoicing as a side-service in favour of added value services.
Enrico Camerinelli, Senior Analyst, Aite Group, Italy


10:15 - 11:00
The Status & Future of E-Invoicing
- (E-)Invoicing world in figures
- Mega-trends regarding market demand & legal requirements
- Significant market transition lies ahead
- How to successfully manage future challenges
- Gaze into the crystal ball: Future market radar & the role of cloud platforms
Bruno Koch, Market Analyst, Billentis, Switzerland


11:00 - 11:15
How to Successfully Manage Market Transition and Find New Business Models

11:15 – 12:00
Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


12:00 - 12:30
A: Machine Learning and the Opportunities for Accounts Payable Automation
In recent times, digitalization has revolutionized financial services. As we look towards the future, machine learning will make as much, if not more, of an impact. Machine learning stands for programming computers with data. It has many valuable applications in the world of financial services.
Your benefits of attending:
- Understand Machine Learning beyond the buzzword
- Recognize how Machine Learning technology evolves over time and how this evolution effects your company
- See Machine Learning in action - from raw data to predictive insights in 5 minutes
- Experience the interaction between predictive models and digital assistants (Alexa)
Amir Tabakovic, Vice President Business Development, BigML, Spain

B: Developing a 6 Step Analytics Roadmap for the P2P Process
Within the P2P process, there are often challenges to define and manage spend, accounts payable performance and supplier related data. There can be challenges with obtaining the data fast and well enough to drive the decision making process. Yet P2P data and analytics requirements will continue to grow in importance for most organizations. This means that today’s P2P processes need systems, processes, and capabilities to ensure that timely and accurate analytics are available. This discussion follows a step-by-step process as we help develop a 6 Step Analytics Roadmap for Your P2P Process.
Your benefits of attending:
- Develop a roadmap for your P2P analytics process
- Identify the typical “Pain Points” in the P2P process
- Prioritize the Top Ten P2P Analytics
- Learn how to use P2P analytics in the decision making process
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey, Inc., USA

Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition


14:00 - 14:45
1: Supplier Onboarding and Exception Handling
- First-hand experiences, tips & tricks how to onboard suppliers to e-invoicing
- How to keep efforts of handling invoice exceptions and errors in a reasonable measure
Pieter Niemeijer, Team Lead Accounts Payable, BeNeLux, Italy & Switzerland, EuroServices Bayer, S.L., Spain

2: Identifying and Implementing Added Value Services for E-Invoicing Solutions
Enrico Camerinelli, Senior Analyst, Aite Group, Italy

Stay tuned - soon we will publish more round tables. If you feel you should contribute and facilitate a round table, apply here now !


14:45 - 15:30
Implementing the new European Core Invoice Standard - EN16931
- The standard is published and available - what next?
- Implementation challenges - semantics and syntax
- Core Invoice Usage Specifications and Extensions
- Engaging with public administrations and their supply chains
- The role of service and solution providers
André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Norway
Cyrille Sautereau, Chair of the French National Forum of E-Invoicing, France
Nikita Stampa, Head of Unit Innovative and e-procurement, DG GROWTH, European Commission, Belgium
Moderator: Charles Bryant, Secretary General, EESPA, Belgium

15:30 – 16:15
Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


16:15 - 17:00
Future scenarios: Finding patterns in an uncertain world
- Global hotspots and hypotheses of new world orders
- European renationalization versus renaissance
- Potential of new economic paradigms
- Society between digital advancement and new forms of interaction
- Strategizing 4.0
Prof. Dr. Peter Dürr, Department of Applied Social Sciences, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Germany

Individual meetings and networking

Departure for the Networking Dinner Event


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Welcome Coffee

Do All Roads Lead to Rome? How Countries Look and See E-Invoicing
What, why and how do different countries seek with their national E-Invoicing programs
Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, Head International E-Invoicing Coordination, Interamerican Centre of Tax Administrations – CIAT, Panama


09:45 - 10:30
1: Developing a Regulatory Compliance Roadmap
According to PwC, the flow of new rules and regulations across regional, national and international borders continues to intensify. No matter how large, small or diversified your organization almost every part of it is touched by a complex web of constantly evolving regulations - and subject to enforcement actions and fines. With the ever changing landscape, it’s a challenge to determine and focus on the requirements that apply to the P2P process for your industry and country. And how can you streamline due diligence requirements, combine and automate compliance processes?
Benefits of Attending:
- Obtain an overview of what regulatory compliance means to your company
- Learn how to establish a compliance roadmap
- Discuss how to leverage due-diligence programs and automate your compliance programs
Chris Doxey, CAPP, CCSA, CICA, CPC, President, Doxey, Inc., USA

2: Support for implementation of European Core Invoice Standard EN16931
From funding to practices
Alis-Irena Riviere-Osipov, Legal Policy Officer, DG GROWTH, European Commission, Belgium

Stay tuned - soon we will publish more round tables. If you feel you should contribute and facilitate a round table, apply here now !

10:30 – 11:15
Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition


11:15 – 12:00
Implementing Compliant E-Invoicing at Grupo Bimbo in Latin American Countries
- Key learnings transitioning from traditional model to e-invoicing
- Frontline and Back-office strategy
- Leverage opportunities for improving B2b processes (order-to-cash, procure-to-pay)
- The evolution (digital strategy)
Rodrigo Alvarez, Customer Relationship Manager, Grupo Bimbo, Mexico

Networking and Lunch in the Exhibition

13:30 – 14:15
How EESPA is Building the EESPA Community as The Voice of The Industry
- Creating the interoperable eco-system
- Cooperation with OpenPEPPOL
- Contributing to public policy and regulatory initiatives
- Communicating the benefits of e-invoicing and supply chain automation
Marcus Laube, Co-Chair, Tim Cole, Christiaan van der Valk and Charles Bryant, EESPA, Belgium


14:15 – 15:00
1: Meeting The Challenges of Global Developments and Compliance
Christiaan van der Valk, Trustweavern

2: Looking into Machine Learning as an option to close the gap between unstructured data (PDF, Word) and E-Invoicing based on structured data (ebInterface, ZUGFeRD, PEPPOL)
Herbert Wenger, Head Product Management Automotive Smart Finance, Porsche Informatik, Austria

Stay tuned - soon we will publish more round tables. If you feel you should contribute and facilitate a round table, apply here now !

Open Space for Networking and Refreshments in the Exhibition

End of Exchange Summit 2017


More focus sessions and round tables under development:
Corporate experience and management of supply chain automation (compliance, shared service centres, supplier on-boarding...)
Regulatory impacts on market developments e.g. real time reporting of fiscal data, clearance models, countries implementing E-Invoicing mandates, Directive 2014/55 and E-Procurement directives, role of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Opening up the market: convergence with payments and supply chain finance, APIs in banks/PSD2, Digital Trade (X-border) developments, role of Fintechs as disruptors / collaborators
Technology developments e.g. supply chain automation, work flow applications, blockchain in supply chains, analytics, cloud, robotics
Standards and Interoperability as business drivers for digitisation: EU Norm and CEN TC/434 rollout status, invoice response message developments, openPEPPOL latest news, UBL developments, Hybrid Invoice, CEF tools
B2C developments in EIPP e.g. European Retail Payments Board project, case studies, e-Receipts