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

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+++ E-Invoicing Exchange Summit in Singapore on November 05 and 06, 2019 +++

Agenda E-Invoicing Exchange Summit 2019 in Singapore

"Provides a unique opportunity to understand the status of E-Invoicing globally and to glimpse the future. I recommend attending."
Chris Hogg, Cumulo9 Limited, New Zealand

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

Monday, November 04

18:00 - 21:00 Registration & Icebreaker Reception

↓ Day 2

Tuesday, November 05

08:00 Registration, Welcome Coffee and Opening of Exhibition

09:00 Opening of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit

Analyst Keynote

Bruno Koch

09:05 - 09:50
The Global E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025
Bruno Koch, Market Analyst, Billentis, Switzerland
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09:50 - 10:30
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

10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break and Exhibition


11:00 - 11:40 (Stream A)
How Singapore Customs Helps to Connect Businesses and Governments Across Different Types of Documents
With its Networked Trade Platform (NTP), Singapore Customs promotes connectivity across different service providers in trade and reuse of data in documents downstream in the supply chain. Examples of service on NTP include: Permit Preparation, ERP, freight booking, payment, financing, warehouse and fleet management, cargo insurance and more. Being an open platform, NTP is able to forge partnership with more than one provider of a particular service. We have multiple providers in each of the services to cater to the myriad needs of the corporates. Supported documents include invoices, purchase orders, credit notes. NTP supports UBL 2.1 standard which is a standard used in Singapore E-Invoicing push. NTP shares learning points and anecdotes from its experience in helping companies to catalyse digitisation and adopting standards.
Choo Wai Yee, Deputy Director, Networked Trade Platform Office (NTPO), Singapore Customs


11:00 - 11:40 (Stream B)
E-Invoicing in India: A new initiative under GST
Prashanth Agarwal, Partner, Indirect Tax, PwC India


11:45 - 12:25
PEPPOL as a Global Network Enabling Business Transactions
• What is new in PEPPOL – global growth and value proposition
• Moving towards international interoperability among world regions
• PEPPOL tax clearance and reporting models
André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Belgium

PEPPOL as an Enabler for Digital Interaction with our Suppliers
• Experiences from Equinor, a multinational oil & gas and energy company
Arne Johan Larsen, Team Lead for Supplier Integration, Equinor ASA, Norway

12:25 - 13:50 Lunch Break and Exhibition

Australia and New Zealand

13:50 - 14:30
Collaboration in Action, Australia and New Zealand Leading the Way in E-Invoicing
Mark Stockwell, Director E-Invoicing, Australian Taxation Office, Australia and Mark Wierzbicki, Director E-Invoicing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand

Singapore Keynote

Leong Keng Thai

14:30 - 14:50
How E-Invoicing Plays an Important Part in Singapore’s Digital Economy Strategy
Keng Thai Leong, Senior Advisor & Director-General (International Affairs), Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA)


14:50 - 15:20 Networking Break and Exhibition

Roundtable Sessions

15:20 - 15:50
Discuss the most pressing business-relevant topics with your peers and gain valuable information
I. Global Standardisation Activities, Andrea Caccia, CEN/TC 434 on Electronic Invoicing and CEN/CENELEC focus group on Blockchains and DLT, Italy
II. Things you Need to Know for Successful E-Invoicing in LATAM, Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, ENCAT Deputy Technical Coordinator, Brazil and International E-Invoicing Coordination, CIAT, Panama
III. Getting started with PEPPOL, Ger Clancy, Offering Manager eInvoicing & PEPPOL, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, Ireland
IV. Things you Need to Know for Successful E-Invoicing in Germany, Richard Luthardt, DATEV, Germany
V. Deep Dives into Australia´s and New Zealand´s E-Invoicing Journey, Mark Stockwell, Director E-Invoicing, Australian Taxation Office, Australia and Mark Wierzbicki, Director E-Invoicing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand


15:55 - 16:35
E-Invoicing and VAT Lottery: Taiwan's Experience and Future Prospects
• Taiwan's VAT and Compliance System
• The E-Invoicing and GUI System in Taiwan
• Future Prospect and Sharing with Taiwan's E-Invoicing Experience
Stefan Huang Shih Chou, Associate Professor, Faculty of Tax Administration and Public Finance, National Taipei University of Business and Yin-Ying Chien, Associate Professor, Chih-Lee University, Taiwan

Panel Discussion

16:40 - 17:25
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
Robert Tay, Cluster Director Modern Services, IMDA, Singapore
Chris Welsh, Chair Global Interoperability Framework Workgroup
André Hoddevik, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Belgium
Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas, ENCAT Deputy Technical Coordinator, Brazil and International E-Invoicing Coordination, CIAT, Panama
Christian Vindinge Rasmussen Ambassador Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), European Commission


17:30 - 18:00 Individual Meetings and Networking

18:00 - 21:00 Networking Reception with Snacks and Drinks

↑ Day 1

Wednesday, November 06

08:30 Morning Coffee in the Exhibition


09:00 - 09:40
Singapore’s Journey of the Nationwide E-Invoicing Initiative
• Our motive: what problems are we trying to solve?
• Our journey: from concept to live network in 10 months
• Our focus: adoption, adoption, adoption
• Our plan: a glimpse into the future
Seong Wah Geok, Director E-Invoice Project Office, IMDA, Singapore

Oil & Gas

09:45 - 10:25 (Stream A)
Oil & Gas Use Case: Establishing an Industry-Wide E-Invoicing Deployment Model to Meet International Demands
Over the last 20 years, the oil & gas industry has coalesced around common standards and technology and deployed these globally. The industry has been able to implement tax compliant B2G E-Invoicing including bespoke connections such as the Colombian DIAN (and its associated changes), Italian FATTURA PA, Mexican CFDI, and a PEPPOL pilot.
Key takeaways:
• See how a large complex industry was able to meet different country E-Invoicing mandates in a more cost and time efficient manner
• The importance of having standards in place and how large suppliers are still able to use the current PIDX standards when connecting to different government programs
• The push to accelerate Asia-Pacific’s oil and gas industry’s adoption of the same eInvoicing standards
Chris Welsh, CEO, OFS Portal, USA


09:45 - 10:25 (Stream B)
Korea's Experience and Achievements with E-Invoicing
Jae-Jin Kim, Vice President, Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), South Korea

10:25 - 11:00 Networking Break and Exhibition


11:00 - 11:40 (Stream A)
5 Factors to Consider when Picking a PEPPOL Provider
• EU and beyond
• Provider Landscape
• Connectivity Pros and Cons
• The 3 Ts of Support
• Plan for the Future
Ger Clancy, Offering Manager eInvoicing & PEPPOL, IBM Watson Customer Engagement, Ireland

Europe I

11:00 - 11:40 (Stream B)
Where Does Europe Stand in Terms of Implementation of E-Invoicing Standard and Future Challenges in this Important Area
Ivo Locatelli, Senior Expert and Team Leader Innovative Procurement, DG GROW (Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs), European Commission

E-Invoicing Adoption and Way Forward for Public and Private Sector in Germany
Ivo Moszynski, President, Forum for Electronic Invoicing Germany


11:45 - 12:25 (Stream A)
Digital Link Between Financial and Physical Supply Chain: E-Invoicing and Beyond in Kazakhstan
• Current status of E-Invoicing in Kazakhstan
• Further steps: Online VAT using blockchain technologies
Anvar Sadykov, Project Manager of E-Invoice project in Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Europe II

11:45 - 12:25 (Stream B)
Connecting Europe: E-Invoicing Experiences and Lessons learnt from European Countries
Christian Vindinge Rasmussen, Ambassador Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), European Commission

12:25 - 13:45 Lunch Break and Exhibition

Supply Chain Finance

13:45 - 14:25 (Stream A)
The Opportunities for Supply Chain Finance (SCF) within your E-Invoicing Ecosystem
The data, speed and efficiency of a digitised procure to pay process directly extrapolates into SCF value, which naturally attracts SCF providers. In this session you will learn:
• Why and how your network is so valuable
• How to leverage network value to attract the best SCF partners
• What a quality SCF offering looks like
• Why a suite of finance solutions, not “a” product is best
• Some notable procure to pay networks to ignite your thinking
Anna Jones, Managing Director, Financial Supply Chain Strategic Advisory, Australia

The Nordics

13:45 - 14:25 (Stream B)
Taking E-Invoicing to the Next Level: Sharing the End-User Experience From the Nordics
Learn how the public and private sector have moved beyond sending and receiving electronic documents such as E-Invoices by using strong value-added digital services.
Erik Abildgaard Knudsen, Product Director, e-Boks, Denmark

Panel Discussion

14:30 - 15:15
E-Invoicing - The ASEAN perspective
Moderator: Robert Tay, Cluster Director Modern Services, IMDA, Singapore
Panellists will be announced soon


15:15 - 15:30
Wrap-up, outlook and closing remarks

15:30 Farewell Coffee and Networking

16:00 End of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit

↑ Day 1   ↑ Day 2

Are you interested in becoming a partner of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit?
Please contact Alexandra Bayer, alexandra.bayer@vereon.ch

Market Analyst Bruno Koch (Billentis) predicts that at least each 2 months a new E-Invoicing mandate will be announced. Don´t be scared by this speed of change!

Join the international E-Invoicing community and meet all relevant experts in just one place at the leading event dedicated to E-Invoicing. Meet experienced practitioners and innovative strategists and benefit from an in-depth learning and networking experience. You will find best practices and tested solutions to the toughest challenges in E-Invoicing today!

Get involved and benefit from this great opportunity to learn and to share experiences on a global level. Meet and network with experts, thought leaders and professionals in E-Invoicing, Purchase to Pay, E-Procurement, Supply Chain Finance, AR/AP.