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.

Time Schedule
Nov. 4
18.00 - 21.00 Registration & Icebreaker Reception

Nov. 5
08.00 Welcome Coffee
09.00 Opening and Begin Morning Sessions
12.00 Networking Lunch
01.30 Begin Afternoon Sessions
05.00 End Day One
06.00 Cocktail Reception

Nov. 6
08.00 Welcome Coffee
09.00 Begin Morning Sessions
12.00 Networking Lunch
01.30 Begin Afternoon Sessions
03.50 Closing Remarks and Outlook
04.00 End of the E-Invoicing Exchange Summit


Market Trends

Bruno Koch

The Global E-Invoicing Journey 2019-2025

Bruno Koch, Market Analyst, Billentis, Switzerland

Download his latest E-Invoicing Market Report


Australia and New Zealand

E-Invoicing in Australia and New Zealand
Mark Stockwell, E-Invoicing Project Manager, Australian Taxation Office, Australia and Mark Wierzbicki, Director E-Invoicing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand


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


Korea's Experience and Achievements with E-Invoicing
Jae-Jin Kim, Vice President, Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF), South Korea


Tan Kiat How

How E-Invoicing plays an important part in Singapore’s Digital Economy strategy

Tan Kiat How, Chief Executive, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore


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
Robert Tay, Cluster Director Modern Services, IMDA, Singapore

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


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


Connecting Europe: E-Invoicing Experiences and Lessons learnt from European Countries
Christian Vindinge Rasmussen, Trainer on behalf of the European Commission, Denmark


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


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, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL AISBL, Belgium

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


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

Oil & Gas

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. While PEPPOL has been successfully implemented on a small scale, it is questionable on whether or not it is a good fit for larger organizations and the complexity of the oil amp; gas industry.
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 amp; gas industry’s adoption of the same eInvoicing standards
Chris Welsh, CEO, OFS Portal, USA

Panel Discussions

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 RasmussenTrainer on behalf of the European Commission, Denmark


E-Invoicing - The ASEAN perspective
Moderator: Geok Seong Wah, Director E-Invoice Project Office, IMDA, Singapore
Panellists will be announced shortly


Roundtable Sessions

Discuss the most pressing business-relevant topics with your peers and gain valueable information
I. Global Compliance
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
IV. Things you Need to Know for Successful E-Invoicing in Germany, Richard Luthardt, DATEV, Germany
V.Payments and E-Invoicing
VI. Blockchain for E-Invoicing
VII. Global Interoperability

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.