E-Invoicing / E-Billing Vienna: Accelerator for Digitization

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+++ E-Invoicing Exchange Summit in Vienna on Sept 30 to Oct 02, 2019 +++

Agenda E-Invoicing Exchange Summit 2019 in Vienna

"Full to the brim with relevant topics and contributors and a very friendly environment to informally meet and discuss with subject matter experts."
Declan McCormack, Office of Government Procurement, Ireland

Together with many interesting expert speakers and industry partners we look forward to welcoming you in Vienna at the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit 2019! Register now and be part of the discussion with the industry.

Sunday, September 29

18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Icebreaker Reception

↓ Day 2   ↓ Workshop A   ↓ Workshop B

Monday, September 30

08:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee and Opening of Exhibition

09:00 Opening of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit

Analyst Keynote

Bruno Koch

09:05
The Global E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025
Bruno Koch, Market Analyst, Billentis, Switzerland
Free download
Latest E-Invoicing Market Report
The E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025

09:50 - 10:30 Networking Break and Exhibition

10:30 - 11:10

Stream A
Amid Global Compliance Chaos, How Do You Keep Your E-Invoicing Processes Compliant?
Tax administrations everywhere are now mandating E-Invoicing‚ clearance to close massive VAT gaps. During this session, you will get cutting-edge analysis and predictions, and aim to answer questions such as:
• How are European and other countries outside LATAM implementing real-time or near-real- time invoice controls?
• What‘s really going on globally and what can you expect in the coming years?
• How can a company pragmatically keep up with requirements across all its current and new markets?
• What's the status on global policy initiatives to coordinate the many different real-time VAT control approaches?
Christiaan van der Valk, Vice President Strategy, Sovos, United Kingdom

Stream B
Request To Pay (RTP) - The Missing Puzzle Piece
• The new payments ecosystem
• Instant Payments, Mobile Sepa Credit Transfers
• Open Banking area
• Let‘s finish the puzzle
Jean-Yves Jacquelin, Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Austria and Chairman of the EPC Scheme Evolution&Maintenance working group, Co-Chair of the EPC Scheme end user Forum, the EPC Scheme technical Forum and of the Multi Stakeholder Group on Request to Pay

Stream C
How Airbus Moves From Standalone E-Invoicing To A Fully Integrated Electronic P2P Process
• Advantages of a fully integrated P2P solution versus a standalone electronic invoicing solution
• Challenges of implementing P2P
• Airbus return of experience with the AirSupply P2P solution for direct material flows
• Close collaboration of Procurement, Finance and IT as key success factor for the project
Robert McCartney, Head of Accounting Shared Services and Deborah Carder, Airbus Procurement Head of Supply Chain Collaboration Digital Solutions and Marc Delbes, Airbus IM HO Supply Chain Plan & Procurement, AIRBUS, France

11:15 - 11:55

Stream A
From Diverse Legislative Changes To New Reporting Requirements Up To Real Time Electronic Invoicing Requirements Via Government Platforms
Businesses operating globally are facing unprecedented complex & changing reporting and compliance requirements. During this session, further insight will be provided on the developments on a global scale, including but not limited to ongoing and upcoming government activities that will impact every single market participant.
Learn what is happening in Europe, US, Middle East, LATAM and Asia, and
• How it will affect you and how you are doing business
• How to integrate these requirements in your electronic invoicing process and your wider P2P, O2C or R2R business processes
• How to ensure the compliance of your end-to-end processes via (emerging) technologies or business controls
• How your electronic invoicing process ties in with your wider digital transformation initiatives (e.g. digital expense management, digital contracting, ...)
Christoph Zenner, Partner and Ellen Cortvriend, Director, PwC, Belgium

Stream B
Blockchain As A Universal Interoperability Layer For E-Invoicing And Payments Stakeholders
Learn how technology opens a wide range of new possibilities for invoicing and payments professionals while providing a global framework for:
• Government invoicing platform national initiatives to interact with each other, the coordination layer to combat fraud, from corporate tax fraud to VAT carrousel fraud
• E-Invoicing software to interact with each other at global level
• Payment industry actors to be fully integrated to invoice value chain
• Financial inclusion: opening access to supply chain finance for SMEs
• E-Invoicing and payment professionals to interact with crypto currencies and other blockchain based digital assets
Christophe Fonteneau, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Request Network Fondation, Member of EPC Multi Stakeholder Group on Request to Pay, Switzerland

Stream C
How To Manage Complex Invoicing Processes Within Multinational Businesses
Learn from one of the largest retailers in Austria how to successfully implement electronic invoicing, how to get employees and partners on board and how to deal with legal compliance issues. Get firsthand practical insights into how one of Austria’s largest retail chains managed the complexity of its international invoicing infrastructure, invoice verification, partner onboarding, archiving, and legal compliance.
Daniel Schuster, Head of e-purchasing/B2B projects, SPAR Österreichische Warenhandels-AG, Austria

11:55 - 13:30 Lunch Break and Exhibition

13:30 - 14:10

Stream A
Benefits Of Currently Implemented E-Invoicing And E-Reporting - A Vision And Strategy On Digitalization Of Indirect Tax Compliance Processes In The EU
• Pain points and challenges of digitalization in multinational companies
• Impact on internal processes: food for thoughts
• Expected vs. actual benefits of currently implemented e-invoicing and e-reporting in the EU
• Practice Principles of digitalization of iTx processes
Luc Dhont, CFO Circle Specialist – iTx COE Europe, P&G, Belgium and EU VAT Expert Group towards the European Commisision

Stream B
How E-Receipts Help Tax Reporting and Prevent Black Economy
• How governments can speed up e-invoice pace
• Finnish State Treasury automation goals: E-Invoice law, purchase and sales invoice, robotics for invoice processes
• It´s not only about E-Invoicing: We need E-Receipts as well
• Nordic Smart Government 3.0: Simplifying administration and creating growth by effective and innovative use of data, digitalisation and automation
Pirjo Ilola, Senior Finance Administration Specialist , State Treasury and Finnish Representative at EU Multistakeholder Forum on E-Invoicing, Finnland

Stream C
E-Invoice As A Digital Marketplace - A Case Study In The Door-To-Door Sector
• Understand how an obligation can be turned into an opportunity
• B2B, BTG and BTC
• Wide network of stakeholder as a distributors, agents, dealers, suppliers
• Italy as the best practice to be replicated into other countries
• Strong complexity in term of integration, architecture, ERPs involved
Enrico Liverani, Co-founder and Chief Account Management & Consulting Officer, Digital Technologies, Italy

14:15 - 14:55

Stream A
PEPPOL - From European To Global E-Invoicing And E-Procurement Interoperability
• The PEPPOL Interoperability Framework and its main concepts
• The use of PEPPOL in Europe and beyond
• The benefits of PEPPOL – experiences so far
• The next steps towards global interoperability
André Hoddevik, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Belgium

Stream B
Bringing Selling, Underwriting, Invoicing And Payment Into One Seamless Experience – An Axa Experience
• Changing the client experience at insurers with digital invoicing and payments
• Opportunities and benefits of a digital client invoicing and payment journey
• Lessons learned, challenges and pitfalls in such an initiative
• Readiness of banks and markets to support digital client journeys
Matthias Ehlebracht, Head In-/Exkasso, Axa Versicherungen AG and Dennis Flad, Managing Director, Prospire AG, Switzerland

Stream C
User Case Study: E-Invoicing and P2P in SAP and Global E-Invoicing Services
• Automated handling and workflow-based processing of incoming invoices: EDI, PDF and paper
• Digitization of the invoice process with integration in SAP
• Purchase to pay project management and process standardization for SAP, E-Invoicing
• International rollout strategy
• Experiences with implementation of global E-Invoicing services, best practices E-Invoicing Italy FatturaPA
Barbara Hiebl, Product Owner P2P, Wienerberger AG, Austria

14:55 - 15:30 Networking Break and Exhibition

Roundtable Sessions

15:30 - 16:00
Discuss the most pressing business-relevant topics with your peers and gain valueable information
I. Being compliant for E-Invoicing mandates is good, staying compliant even better. What are the challenges?
Martin Lin, Global Digital Compliance Customer Engagement Lead, SAP Globalization Services, USA
II. Update from working group "Global Interoperability Framework"
Tim Cole, Causeway Technologies and Chair of Interoperability, EESPA and Chris Welsh, OFS Portal, Chair Global Interoperability Framework Workgroup
III. Payments and E-Invoicing
IV. Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
V. Blockchain for E-Invoicing

Panel Discussion Global Interoperability

16:05 - 17:00
What Should be the Next Steps for Truly Global Interoperability?
This session brings together a panel of thought leaders to discuss how to build on the various successful regional and national initiatives and models for interoperability to create a truly global approach.
• Managing diversity and commonality - where are the pressure points?
• What is working consistently and why?
• Is there a recognisable standards 'stack' that could underpin a global approach?
• Bridging document standards used by industry and public sector: ANSI, EDIFACT, UBL and        European Norm?
• How to reconcile different business, fiscal and legal models?
• Building consensus and an alliance of stakeholders.
Todd Albers, Sr. Payments Consultant Payments, Standards and Outreach Group, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, USA
André Hoddevik, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Belgium
Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, ENCAT Deputy Technical Coordinator, Brazil and International E-Invoicing Coordination, CIAT, Panama
Cyrille Sautereau, Chair of the French National Forum of E-Invoicing, France
Klaus Förderer, Senior Manager eBusiness/GDSN, GS1, Germany
Moderator: Charles Bryant, Secretary General EESPA, Belgium


17:00 - 18:00 Individual Meetings and Networking

18:00 - 22:00 Networking Dinner Event

↑ Day 1   ↓ Workshop A   ↓ Workshop B

Tuesday, October 1

08:30 Morning Coffee in the Exhibition

09:15 - 09:55
9 Months Of E-Invoicing Mandate In Italy
What are the official statistics and the lessons learnt. What adjustments have been made and what are the next steps?
Salvatore Stanziale, The Ministry of Economy and Finance and Mario Carmelo Piancaldini, The Revenue Agency, Italy

09:55 - 10:30 Networking Break and Exhibition

10:30 - 11:10

Stream A
XRechnung - The CIUS For The German Public Sector
• Current status of XRechnung
• Implementation status and challenges
• Leitweg-ID for addressing eInvoices in Germany
Dr. Lars Rölker-Denker, Standardisation Officer, Coordination Office for IT-Standards (KoSIT), Germany

Stream B
How Electronic Invoicing Can Support Supply Chain Finance: Market Practices In Supply Chain Finance
Supply chain finance is one of the fastest growing trade products, However, financial institutions often don’t use similar terminology or accounting techniques. The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum - comprised of Bankers Association for Finance & Trade (BAFT), Euro Banking Association (EBA), Factors Chain International (FCI), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) intends to provide clarity and consistency to the world of supply chain finance and supports an industry-wide, uniform adoption of the receivable discounting technique. When all parties use similar techniques and terminology, it makes for a more streamlined and efficient process that can also be supported by electronic invoicing processes.
Christian Hausherr, Chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum

11:15 - 11:55

Stream A
Singapore’s Launch of the National E-Invoicing Network
Geok Seong Wah, Director E-Invoice Project Office, IMDA, Government of Singapore

Stream B
Show Me The Money!
Learn about the key actions organisations can take to drive greater income, improved efficiency and higher CSR from their spend, and all at no cost! This session promises to be energetic, full of real life stories & insights and packed with tangible actions to take away.
Anthony Persse, Financial Solutions Director, Proactis, United Kingdom

Stream C
E-Invoicing, E-Factoring And Blockchain Are Coming To Africa - The Kenyan Project
• Readiness of African countries for E-Invoicing
• 16 years of Latin American experience applied in African market
• Implementing E-Invoicing/E-Factoring without a regulation
• Why Blockchain is so important for African current stage
Mario Fernandez, CEO, Gosocket, Chile

11:55 - 13:30 Lunch Break and Exhibition

13:30 - 14:25

Details of the sessions in Stream A, B and C will be published soon

Industry and Market Outlook

14:30 - 15:00
Opportunities, Challenges And Implications For The E-Invoicing Industry
• The Global Interoperability Framework
• Business issues that are impacting on adoption
Tim Cole, Causeway Technologies, UK
Gary Benson, Tungsten Network, UK
and other to be nominated
Moderator: Marcus Laube, Co-Chair, EESPA, Belgium

15:00 Networking Break and Exhibition

OpenPEPPOL Seminar

Delegates of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit are invited to attend this seminar free of charge. It takes place in the late afternoon of conference day 2 (Oct. 1) from 15:30 - 17:00. Please indicate your wish to attend in the registration form.

15:30 - 17:30
Invoicing and Procurement Through PEPPOL – What Is the Value?
• How do public and private sector entities use PEPPOL for their invoicing and procurement processes?
Learn about the experience of governments using PEPPOL to support national policies, as well as private companies using PEPPOL to support their business processes.
• How to get started with invoicing and procurement through PEPPOL?
Learn about OpenPEPPOL onboarding procedures, agreements, testing and support mechanisms, as well as the experience of service providers already on-boarded.

17:30 Closing of Conference and Exhibition

Wednesday, October 2

↑ Day 1   ↑ Day 2   ↓ Workshop B

A: EU E-Invoicing Implementation Workshop
provided by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

09:00 - 16:00

THE EUROEPAN STANDARD AND RESPONSIBILITY
The European Parliament and Council adopted Directive 2014/55/EU, establishing the European standard. The recent publication of the European Standard on E-Invoicing in the Official Journal of the European Union marks the beginning of the implementation phase of the standard. The Directive mandates an 18-month implementation period after the publication of the standard, with 18 April 2019 fixed as the deadline for this.
To support this implementation effort the European Commission together with EC's Directory Generals DG GROW and DG DIGIT offers a number of supporting tools and training modules to the Member States and for both the public and the private actors within E-Invoicing. For the first time this service is now offered to the participants of the Exchange Summit to reach a wider audience within the E-Invoicing domain, and share the experience from the first movers and early implementers of the European standard for electronic invoicing.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
During the workshop you will be able to hear first hand from some of Europe´s leading E-Invoicing experts on the current state of play, engage with and ask questions directly to the European Commission on topics like implementation roadmaps, best practice for handling of invoices, get first hand knowledge on the latest development in each country and much more. There will be made time for discussions during each segment of the workshop.

AGENDA
Introduction to CEF, their tools and supporting service
• How to benefit from CEF: Which and where are the resources?
• Examples of CEF funded projects that have enabled countries
• Round table discussion / Open floor debate

Methods for exchange electronic invoices
• How to enable cross border and domestic solutions
• How to combine four corner model and central hub 3 corner model
• Round table discussion / Open floor debate

Ways of implementing the EN
• CIUS creation, validation, and handling of the invoices
• Round table discussion / Open floor debate

Taking E-Invoicing to the next level
• How to work with automation. Onboarding of suppliers
• Round table discussion / Open floor debate

Conclusions
• Next steps, questions and answers

FACILITATORS
Christian Vindinge Rasmussen is currently working as a senior Business Development Manager at e-Boks A/S. Since 2009 he has been advising the European Commission on digitisation projects and strategy, including Horizon2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), by acting as Digital ambassador for the developed ICT components funded by EU. Christian has a vast experience in working with governments, private sector, consulting and research/development in Denmark, Norway and Belgium. He was work package leader in both the PEPPOL and eSENS Large Scale Pilots, as well as one of the founding fathers of OpenPEPPOL on behalf of the Danish Government.
Martin Forsberg works as an expert in the area of electronic business, customs and financial processes as a consultant for the Swedish consultancy Ecru. Martin is also working with the CEF E-Invoicing team as a trainer and implementation workshop leader together with Christian since 2017. Martin was involved in the technical and architectural work within the PEPPOL and eSENS Large Scale Pilots - co-funded by the European Commission. He is active in standardization committees such as CEN TC434 and OASIS UBL, and is one of Europas leading experts in validation and semantical rules of the standards.

↑ Day 1   ↑ Day 2   ↑ Workshop A

B: Workshop

Details will be published soon.

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