E-Invoicing Post-Conference Workshops

E-Invoicing Exchange Summit
September 30 to October 02, 2019 | Vienna, Austria

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A: The Uses of Cryptography and Blockchain for E-Invoicing and Business

Looking beyond the hype of blockchain, there are implications on business practices and business asset management that are brought about by the uses of cryptography and blockchain technologies.

This workshop looks at the present and possible future uses of these technologies in business contexts, without the presumption that blockchain is or is not the answer to all woes and requirements. What are the properties of these technologies and how can one assess their appropriateness in our organizations?


G. Ken Holman Chair of OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) Technical Committee, Advisor to BBILLER.com Supply chain on the Blockchain


- Welcome, Introduction and Expectations
- Cryptographic Techniques Useful for Business and the Blockchain
- Case Study: Blockchain for Invoicing Processes
- Other Blockchain Applications for E-Invoicing and Business
- Conclusion and Q&A


08:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 Begin Workshop
10:15 Coffee Break
12:15 End Workshop and Networking Lunch

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B: VAT Compliance V2.0: Learn How to Stop Panic-Fixing New Local E-Invoicing and Other Real-Time VAT Compliance Mandates

Being hit by real-time tax control mandates and unsure how to respond? Join this full-day interactive 'clinic' with leading international experts.

Real-time invoice controls for VAT compliance is a subject now hitting boardrooms. CIOs and CFOs now have to explain why plans to push ahead business automation and implement cutting-edge technologies must be revised in order to meet government mandates for tax. Downstream, multidisciplinary teams are rushing to analyze the costs and fragmentation risks of reactively responding to every new country mandate with a non-strategic local solution.

This workshop has been especially designed to answer the most pressing questions of VAT managers of multinational companies. It examines the impact of the tectonic shifts in VAT compliance we are currently facing and it measures the impact of real-time tax controls on global businesses.

Participants in this workshop will be guided through the full checklist of strategy topics that an international business must consider to keep consistency, stay competitive and maximize growth without building up an unmanageable debt of varying local point solutions to meet short mandate deadlines.

A main workshop objective is to advise tax managers how to proceed and how to prepare for a global strategy. Although a full range of information will be provided, participants are explicitly invited to share their experiences, to join an open discussion and to search for new best solutions.


+ Quantum jumps in VAT Compliance - What is VAT Compliance version 2.0?
+ Europe's disorderly transformation
+ Recent experiences with real-time invoice controls
+ Your accounts in the Cloud, courtesy of the tax administration - Security, Data Privacy, Analytics
+ Where will the next real-time controls mandate come from?
+ Harmonizing VAT Compliance V2.0
+ VAT Compliance V2.0 and the next wave of tech innovation
Join globally recognized public and private sector experts in a unique business clinic on business strategies to withstand the tsunami of digital tax mandates in Berlin on October 10th, 2018.


+ Gain insights into government rationales for digital tax mandates through direct dialogue with    tax administration thought leaders
+ Assess how digital ecosystems and enterprise software vendors are - or are not - rising to the    challenge
+ To stop panic-fixing local real-time tax control mandates through a corporation-wide strategy.


Christiaan van der Valk, Sovos
Workshop Facilitator
  • Lead of ICC expert group on real-time transaction controls and Vice Chair, ICC Commission on the Digital Economy
  • Chair, EESPA Public Policy and Compliance Working Group
  • 20+ years experience in global public policy, enterprise software and business strategy in the areas of e-commerce, e-business and compliance
  • Co-founded TrustWeaver, a Sweden-based global e-invoicing compliance vendors that was acquired by Sovos Compliance in 2018

Joost Kuipers

A founding father of e-audit in the Netherlands and Europe
  • 40+ years as a tax auditor and IT-auditor for the Netherlands Tax and Customs Administration (NTCA)
  • Was for many years head of e-auditing within the NTCA and member and chairman of the Fiscalis project group on e-auditing
  • Was chairman of the Fiscalis activity team "audit of e-invoicing" and chairman of CEN focus group that produced CWA16460 Good Practice: e-Invoicing Compliance Guideline

Vinicius Pimentel, CIAT

A pioneer of real-time controls in Brazil and LATAM
  • Head of International e-Invoicing Coordination at CIAT
  • Involved in implementations of national e-Invoicing programs in LATAM, Africa and Central Asia
  • Coordinator of the Brazilian Fiscal Electronic Documents program from 2008 to 2016
  • Head of the Fiscal Information and Technology Division of Receita Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) from 2015 to 2016
  • National Leader of the Technical Group for Tax Obligations Simplifying of ENCAT (Brazil), from 2015 to 2016
  • Head of Fiscal Electronic Documents Section of the Fiscal Information and Technology Division of the Receita Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) from 2007 to 2014.
  • IT Director of the Treasury Secretary of Rio Grande do Sul State (Brazil) from 2003 to 2006

Lucy Ashdown, KPMG

Has spearheaded the implementation of tax compliance in several leading enterprise software platforms
  • Part of the Global Compliance and Transformation (GCT) team in tax focusing on digital transformation
  • Prior to KPMG was responsible for the compliant invoicing product at Coupa, where she was involved as a compliance expert in many implementations
  • Before that, ted the Compliance team at Tungsten Network, an e-invoicing software vendor


Quantum jumps in VAT Compliance - What is VAT Compliance version 2.0?
Tax administrations are rapidly implementing real-time or near-real-time transaction controls, transforming not just tax collection but also business practice. Understand and learn how to withstand the real-time tax controls tide.

Europe's disorderly transformation
Yes, also Europe is migrating from retroactive audits to mandatory real-time business transaction controls. Major differences among countries that have started this journey - such as Portugal, Spain, Italy and Hungary - however show that there has so far been little to no coordination among EU member states.
- How will this affect the EU's policy objective of making e-invoicing the predominant form of    invoicing by 2020?
- What has been the European experience so far, and how does the European Commission look at    these developments?

Recent experiences with real-time invoice controls
VAT Compliance V2.0 has been a reality in some countries for many years - in certain cases up to a decade. What can other tax administrations and businesses learn from these experiences?

Your accounts in the Cloud, courtesy of the tax administration - Security, Data Privacy, Analytics
The ultimate goal of collecting granular business transaction data prior to or just after the invoicing process appears to be for tax administrations to construct their own version of business transactions and assets.
- What do tax administrations currently do with such business data, and what do they plan to do in    the future?
- What safeguards are in place against misuse or security breach?
- Are there benefits for businesses to have all or part of their accounts maintained by the tax    administration?
- How does this affect traditional tax audits?

Where will the next real-time controls mandate come from?
How are countries that don't have mandatory real-time VAT invoicing controls today looking to leveraging technology to change their traditional tax collection practices?

Harmonizing VAT Compliance V2.0
Every country that has started to implement real-time transaction controls of some kind has done this in their own unique way. With such large sums already invested in infrastructure, processes and message specifications, is there any hope of harmonization - or at least increased consistency among these regimes?

VAT Compliance V2.0 and the next wave of tech innovation
Governments and businesses alike are experimenting with blockchain and artificial intelligence. What are the principal realistic use cases, and how do these impact VAT compliance - especially real-time controls?


08:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00 Begin Workshop
12:00 Networking Lunch
16:30 End Workshop

Coffee Breaks will be arranged flexibly

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