Review Exchange Summit 2015

Agenda Exchange Summit 2015

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

18:00 – 21:00
Registration and Welcome Icebreaker Reception

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

08:30 - 09:00 Media and Analyst Briefing
exclusively reserved for accredited representatives of media and analyst

09:10    Opening of the Exchange Summit 2015
Johannes von Mulert, CEO, Vereon AG

09:15    E-Invoicing Entering a New Era
- Market trends and changing environment
- Impact of new government initiatives
- Improve invoice data accuracy
- Beyond E-Invoicing
- Future markets radar
Bruno Koch, CEO and Market Analyst, Billentis


Impact of Big Data on E-Invoicing
It is no use to wait for the impact Big Data will have on business models, finance and E-invoicing. The impact is already here. But it is not too late to act. In this keynote you will learn what the impact of Big Data on E-Invoicing will be by:
- Understanding the impact of Big Data on our daily lives
- Discussing several case studies
- Elaborating on the opportunities for professionals in finance and E-Invoicing.
Ronald van Loon, Director, Adversitement


10:45    Networking Break in the Exhibition Area

11:15    Worldwide Implementation of Supplier Collaboration Platform
            as a P2P Process within Bosch

- Main challenges within the Bosch Group
- Chances and risks of a P2P project
- Development / implementation of a fully integrated process within
   a multi-functional team
- Goals and process improvements for Finance in regards to e-invoicing
Dejan Resavac, Corporate Sector Finance and Accounting, Process Owner Accounts Payable, Bosch
Mitchell Hartz, Corporate Financial Accounting, Process Expert Accounts Payable, Bosch

11:15    How Business Networks enable the digital transformation of
            finance organizations

- How CFOs transform their organizations
- Shared Services as the predominant delivery model for Finance Operations
- Automation and business collaboration between Buyers and Suppliers
- Working Capital Effect of Business Networks
Kai Finck, Senior Vice President & Head of Ariba Network, SAP

11:15    The Next Steps towards the Real Time Economy:
            XBRL and Data Extraction to Automate Administrative Processes

E-Invoicing, using structured data and common standards opens the way for automation of accounting, cash flow estimates, VAT-reporting and many other administrative routines - adding tens of billions to the massive savings E-Invoicing and payment automation deliver in the drive to improve productivity and harmonisation in Europe.
Elina and Bo will describe the progress made in the Finnish Real Time Economy program and the vision, where migration to real time transactions and real time assets will be the future in e-accounting and reporting automation.
Elina Koskentalo, Project Manager, XBRL Finland
Bo Harald, Founder of the Real Time Economy Program, Chairman of the former EC Expert Group on E-Invoicing


12:00    KPN’s Billing Challenges: How Structure and Simplicity Lead
            to 91,3% Paperless in BtC and BtB

- How we help our customers by delivering over 8 million paperless
   invoices a month
- Standardisation of more then 20 different bills in one factory
- Variations in paperless invoicing: It's not only Billing, it's a different
   customer journey
- Growing importance of payments instead of billing
- Next steps for KPN and other players
Hans Hodes, Business Consultant Shared Service Center Billing, KPN

12:00   E-Payments, new Value Derivatives from E-Invoicing
E-invoicing paves the way for e-payments, combining both can deliver a magnitude of opportunities for global businesses. Providing case studies to demonstrate how businesses like yours are unlocking value and realizing potential through combining invoice and payment networks you’ll discover how e-payments are the natural partner to e-invoicing.
Eric Collet, MasterCard and Rowan Lemley, Basware

12:00    Towards Harmonised Tax Regulations in Europe: A Comprehensive
            Overview and Implications for E-Invoicing

- Minimum requirements on invoices, storage of invoices, business controls etc.
   in major European countries
- E-Invoicing strategies for businesses operating under different jurisdictions
- Ideas for creating common standards across Europe
Philipp Matheis, Tax Consultant, PETERS, SCHÖNBERGER & PARTNER


12:45    Networking Lunch Break in the Exhibition Area

14:15    EDI and E-Invoicing in CIS Countries
- Overview of current government initiatives
- Market trends of EDI & E-Invoicing in CIS
- Future development of EDI services and E-Invoicing in CIS
Dmitriy Andrievskiy, New Business Director, E-Com

14:15    So E-Invoicing is dead, now what?... The New Financial Supply Chain
Last year we announced "E-Invoicing is dead” and showed how a successful E-Invoicing project is just the beginning of the new way to do business with your suppliers. By using E-Invoicing to quicken the approval cycle, buyers can offer early payments in exchange for a discount, while offering suppliers fast, easy and cheaper access to the vital cash they need to survive and grow. Now the industry, as well as national and local governments, are responding en masse to this paradigm shift.
In this presentation you will:
- Learn the steps to take to ensure a successful E-Invoicing and supplier financing project
- Understand current government thinking on the future of business-to-supplier interactions
- Take away best practice examples from some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 companies
- Position your business for success when it comes to building a stronger and more profitable
   financial supply chain
Maex Ament, Chief Product Officer and Matt Wright, Vice President, Customer Success, Taulia

14:15   The Impact of Platformisation (Cloud and E-commerce) on P2P
           Processes and the ERP Landscape

Don’t become a victim of the boiled frog syndrome, take an inspiring journey and learn more about the shift that is happening with your ERP landscape and business processes due to platformisation. Jump out of the e-water that’s slowly warming up and take a driver’s seat and you will learn more about:
- The shift that is happening in ERP landscape
- The impact of platformisation on your business processes and the ERP
- The development from two separate processes (O2C and P2P) towards a
   single S2C process
- The challenges for building reliable business controls and audit trails
- How to monitor VAT-compliance in this new environment
Jos Feyaerts, Partner, InCoPro BVBA


15:00    The Integration of E-Invoicing into the Existing IT Landscape
- Prologue
     - The format is only part of the story
     - The German approach to E-Invoicing: the ZUGFeRD format
- Processes, and the systems involved
     - A process map
     - Mailing and accessing E-Invoices
     - Receiving and processing E-Invoices
     - Storing and Managing E-Invoices
- Epilogue
     - Local, regional and global
     - E-Invoice – just a beginning
Dr. Ulrich Kampffmeyer, Managing Director, PROJECT CONSULT


15:45    Networking Break in the Exhibition Area

16:30    E-Invoicing in Public Procurement - the Opportunity and Challenges
- Progress on implementation of Directive 2014/55/EU requiring all public bodies to adopt
- The new core invoice standard under development by CEN: what will be the approach taken
   towards adoption of the new core invoice standard?
- Will the public sector implement the minimum or deliver complete supply chain automation?
- What are the timescales and imperatives to act?
- How can the service and solution provider community support the move?
- What is the Connecting Europe Facility and its planned initiatives?
Charles Bryant, Co-Chair, EESPA
Nikita Stampa, Head Economic analysis and e-procurement, European Commission, DG GROWTH - Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL AISBL
Amabel Grant, Vice President Network Services, Basware
Peter Norén, Head of unit implementation & sourcing of enterprise applications, The Swedish National Financial Management Authority


17:30    Individual Meetings and Networking

18:30    Departure for the Networking Dinner Event

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

09:00    4 years later: How Changes and Shifts in the Company and the Grown
            Maturity of the E-Invoicing Market Opened New Opportunities

- The way from a pure compliance approach towards an internal process optimisation
   for electronic documents
- How to leverage the pure compliance approach to add value to the global organisation:
   an IT Architecture challenge
- Gaining more flexibility in the organisation, among supplieres and in different countries
- The international scope, proven successes and - failures
Guillaume Hatt, eDMS & Paperless Program Manager, Alcatel-Lucent

09:00    E-Invoicing in the Automotive Industry:
            Project Challenges for a Successful Implementation
- Main challenges for the automotive industry by implementing E-Invoicing
- Specific requirements regarding formats, processes and global partners
- SaaS vs. individual/inhouse solution
- Main criteria for a provider selection
- Efficient project setup by an agile rollout and onboarding approach
- Chances and risks for an effective business case
Harald Mattis, Partner, C.sion Consulting

09:00   E-Invoicing and Financial Services Integration: the Italian Experience
- E-Invoicing: the link between corporates' trade cycle and financial-account cycle
- How E-Invoicing supports the integration of the financial value chain
- E-Invoicing in Business to Government (B2G) area: the CBI channel
Marco Esposito, Project manager, Consorzio CBI


09:45    Connected Commerce and Credit Dislocation Create Colliding Worlds:
            Impact for Corporations, Banks, Non-banks and Vendors around
            Purchase to Pay

- Global corporations and Governments as drivers for connected commerce
- Resulting value propositions and finance options for the Purchase to Pay industry
- Consequences for corporations, banks, non-banks and vendors
David Gustin, President, Global Business Intelligence, CoFounder, Trade Financing Matters


10:30    Networking Break in the Exhibition Area

11:00    Towards a EU Core Invoice Standard: CEN PC 434 Progress
Charles Bryant, Co-Chair, EESPA
Antonio Conte, Project Manager, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
Andrea Caccia, Chairman Project Committee E-Invoicing, European Committee for Standardisation (CEN/PC434)
Peter Potgieser, Chair, CEN eBusiness Coordination Group eBCG
Sven Rasmussen, Peppol, Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community, Danish Agency for Digitisation

11:00    The Contribution of E-Invoicing to Fight the Economic Crisis and
            to Increase Transparency in the Context of the Reform of Public
            Administration in Spain

- Mandatory E-Invoicing in a general framework to fight
   economic crisis in Spain
- Law 25/2013 and General platform of E-Invoices (FACe)
- E-Invoices as a part of the whole cycle of E-Procurement
- Creation of an electronic register of accounts to increase transparency and
   control of commercial debt control and the average payments time
- Optimising the management of payments and control of debtors
   in the context of multi-administration country as Spain
- A view about the future of E-Invoicing in Spain
Fernando de Pablo Martín, Office for the Implementation of Public Administration Reform, Vicepresidencia del Gobierno


11:45    How to Implement (Mandatory) BtG E-Invoicing
In short introductory presentations (each 5 mins) the panellists will show what the current status in their countries is, what challenges are being faced and have been solved so far. Read more about the roadmaps of the countries Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Croatia.
An open discussion with the audience and panellists will help to develop best practices for governmental initiatives and reliable roadmaps towards BtG E-Invoicing.
Charles Bryant, Co-Chair, EESPA
Peter Norén, Head of unit implementation & sourcing of enterprise applications, The Swedish National Financial Management Authority, Sweden

Simon Zbinden, Federal Finance Administration FFA, E-Government Finance, Switzerland
Gerhard Laga, The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Austria
Jan Sulik, Head of e-business development service, Ministry of Economy, Croatia
Aitor Cubo Contreras, Deputy director in the Communications and Information Technology Service, Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations, Spain

11:45   Facturación al sector público en España: La plataforma FACE como caso de éxito con algunos retos por resolver (session in Spanish)
Moderador: Julian Inza Aldaz, President, European Agency of Digital Trust
Jose María Sobrino, Subdirector General, Subdirección General de Aplicaciones de Contabilidad y Control, Ministerio de Hacienda y Administración Públicas
María Rodríguez-Losada, Representante de ANEI (Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Internet) en Foros de Factura Electrónica
Rubén Cortés Domingo, Director de Operaciones del Consorci AOC (Administració Oberta de Catalunya)

11:45    Connecting Partners with Smart Documents
It is easy to prove that the communication between partners can be much improved by making it uninterrupted, symmetric and bi-directional. On top of providing a far better customer experience a well designed solution can streamline the processes to make use of the options offered by the electronic world, will be cheaper on the long run, more flexible, easier to maintain or extend and the processes will be speeded up 10-20 times.
In this presentation we will discuss the three fundamental pillars of such solutions: the smart documents as the foundation, the nature and the architecture of the solution, and a few existing IT options, like cloud based computing, the separation of back end systems from on-line users, client side integration for better security.
András Kelen, CEO, Triad


12:30   Building Critical Mass and Creating an Interoperable Eco-system

The session will discuss the status and experience of e-invoicing. It will provide a view from the service provider community and views from within various regional markets, including concrete country examples. The adoption of e-invoicing has grown strongly in recent years. According to the annual survey of the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA), European e-invoicing service providers processed nearly 1 billion e-invoices in 2014. This is a significant growth of 17 per cent over the previous year. The critical mass of e-invoicing has already been reached in several countries and more examples should follow soon. This is driven by e-invoicing service providers who support the operator-driven model to accelerate adoption. We have to make e-invoicing easy use through enhanced technologies and increased awareness of the benefits. Business to Government (B2G) e-commerce initiatives are being increasingly discussed and mandated which both supports and underlines the need for progress. The public sector should take steps to save on the costs of invoicing by making their financial processes automated and electronic. To help with adoption, we can all benefit from learning from the successes achieved within other countries and in the private sector.
Esa Tihilä, EESPA Co-Chair and CEO Basware
Tim Cole, EESPA Interoperability Working Group Leader and Executive Vice President of R&D at Causeway Technologies
Christiaan van der Valk, EESPA Public Policy Working Group Leader and President TrustWeaver
Marcus Laube, EESPA EC Member and CEO Crossinx
Patrick Schuller, EESPA EC Member and Sales and Marketing Director at CEGEDIM e-business


13:15    Outlook, Closing Remarks and Tombola
Johannes von Mulert, CEO, Vereon AG

13:30    Networking Lunch Break in the Exhibition Area

14:30    Individual Meetings and Networking
Among others, an OpenPEPPOL seminar is held from 14:30 to 17:00 CEST. For details and registration, please refer to the OpenPEPPOL event overview.

16:30    End of Exchange Summit 2015


Lead Supporter

EESPA is the European E-Invoicing Service Providers Association. It is an International Not-for-Profit Association (AISBL/IVZW) organised under Belgian law. EESPA acts as a trade association at European level for a large and vibrant community of E-Invoicing Service Providers, drawn from organisations that provide network, business outsourcing, financial, technology and EDI services. Formed in 2011 EESPA already has over 50 full and associate members.

Premium Partner


MasterCard, (NYSE: MA), is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday activities - such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances - easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardEU, join the discussion on the Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news.



Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world’s largest web-based trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global network of partners. Using the Ariba® Network, businesses of all sizes can connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more effi ciently and effectively than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba Network to simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.


Basware is the global leader in providing purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions in the world of commerce. We empower companies to unlock value across their financial operations by simplifying and streamlining key financial processes. Our Basware Commerce Network enables easy collaboration between buyers and suppliers of all sizes. With Basware, businesses can introduce completely new ways of buying and selling to achieve significant cost savings and boost their cash flow.

Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei GmbH offers Full ID | Management with system solutions and services for secure identification in both the analogue and digital world and is one of the world's leading companies operating in this field. Its portfolio ranges from data capture, management and encryption to the production of documents and verification devices right through to electronic border control solutions, software for high-security infrastructures, as well as complete passport and ID card systems.


Comarch is a global powerhouse specialized in the design, implementation and integration of advanced IT services and software for all sectors of the economy. With its headquarters in Poland, the company employs nearly 4,000 professionals, has offices in 24 countries and references from clients around the world. Comarch offers a wide range of innovative solutions for exchange of product, commercial, logistics and financial data (Comarch EDI) which helps clients to achieve greater profitability and to advance in their specific sectors.,

E-COM was established on 4th April 2006. The purpose of E-COM is to provide EDI services and E-Invoicing integration across all business and trading partners in CIS (Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Kazakhstan). The technological basis for business decisions has become a trademark EXITE with 25-year history of development. The main areas of activity: EDI services, E-Invocing, electronic digital signature etc. Today E-COM is cooperating with more than 25K suppliers and over 7000 clients in CIS. We are proud of our ability to provide very simple or complex solutions to our clients, on-time and within budget, utilising our software tools and our specialist team of experienced implementation and project management consultants.

e-prior demoe-PRIOR is a service- oriented platform, developed by DG Informatics of the European Commission, allowing suppliers to exchange standardised e-procurement documents with the EC and its Institutions. An open-source version of e-PRIOR, called Open e-PRIOR is freely available to the Member States and can be implemented in any public administration. The platform is connected to PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine) via its own Access Point, facilitating the cross-border exchange of e-procurement documents.

GS1 in Europe is the collaboration of 45 out of 111 GS1 member organisations fostering the implementation of harmonised cross-sectoral solutions to facilitate authenticity, traceability, and security of products and services in value chains. These solutions are based on global GS1 standards.
GS1 in Europe and eInvoicing
GS1 in Europe has an official liaison to the CEN/PC 434 and has provided input to the work on the semantic data model and the discussion on syntaxes. The evolution regarding eInvoicing in Europe is closely monitored and the local GS1 Member Organisation participate in the national eInvoicing fora being a mirror to the European Multi- Stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing and are in relationship with their local governments.
GS1 in Europe provides a European harmonised EANCOM®2002 INVOIC for users present on the European market (EANCOM® is a subset of UN/EDIFACT). GS1 has also created a subset of the UN/CEFACT Cross Industry Invoice. This is complemented by a global GS1 XML invoice. GS1 and GS1 in Europe are in good working relationship with the European Commission and participating in numerous EC activities, groups, and platforms.

IMPACT is a leading provider of e-Invoicing services in Southeastern Europe, with successful implementations in all key sectors of the economy such as retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, banks, pharmaceutical industry and services while offers a reliable network of partners, the first network of e-Invoicing service providers in Greece. Driven by innovation, deep understanding of business processes and technological superiority, IMPACT is able to provide premium e-invoicing solutions as a SaaS, also based on Cloud that will boost operational efficiency and reduce relevant costs.

InfoCert is the first Certification Authority in Italy, having issued and managed more than 5.500.000 qualified certificates of digital signature. Company is also a market leader for trusted services such as electronic archiving and long-term storage, with more than 600 million of documents archived, and registered e-mail with 1,5 million account managed. In 2014 InfoCert has also entered in the electronic invoicing market for the Business to Government segment, with 30.000 active customers, and in 2015 has launched a new solution of Trust and Secure Cloud File Sync&Share named SecureDrive.
InfoCert designs and implements high profile IT solutions for document dematerialization within enterprises, associations, professional councils, public administrations and intermediaries. InfoCert is member of ETSI and takes part in international projects and standardization activities in order to enlarge European market for digital services. InfoCert is also member of Digital Trust and Complaince Europe (, an international association that aims to make the Internet a safer place for doing business.

As a worldwide and state-of-the-art EDI Managed Service Provider, INPOSIA applies its services across all branches and processes. Complex Just-in-Time delivery processes as well as business- critical finance transactions - all business and trading partners can be integrated sustainable and competently along the supply chain of the customers by INPOSIA’s portfolio. INPOSIA grows nationally as well as internationally, due to economic durable and profound business relations. With regard to the enormous importance of data security, INPOSIA carries out its services in highly secure, certified data processing service centres, located internationally and chosen by customer requirements.

60000 Companies under 5 different brands - Maventa white-label e-invoicing solution has proven track record to enable profitable e-invoicing operation. Maventa takes care of technicalities of e-invoicing and enables you to concentrate on business applications such as supply chain finance, business process outsourcing or big data and business intelligence. Any system can be integrated to Maventa e-invoicing through standard API making it extremely versatile and powerful.


O2MC I/O offers a framework for managing data streams, especially built to cope with the complexity that Big Data causes. It provides companies with the computational capacity to create value and benefit from data in a way that was not possible before. The framework can be used to fuel all data-powered solutions with all the right data, anytime, anywhere. It empowers users to make the best decisions, when they matter the most.


OpenPEPPOL is a non-profit international association responsible for the governance and maintenance of the PEPPOL specifications that enable European businesses to easily deal electronically with any European public sector buyer in their procurement processes. PEPPOL is not an eProcurement platform but instead provides a set of technical specifications that can be implemented in existing eProcurement solutions and services to make them interoperable across Europe.

PageroPagero offers cloud based e-invoice and e-order services. We bring companies together digitally regardless of size, volume, location and ERP system. All services are performed on our platform Pagero Online – a global business network. Pagero Online cloud services support the complete P2P (buyer side) and O2C (supplier side) process. All our services are based on our concept Touchless processes™, where we analyse data and/or combinations of data to achieve our customers' goal of a process with minimum human involvement.

PwC's Global e-Invoicing and e-Archiving Network brings together process, technology, tax, legal and accounting experts making your e-Invoicing business case reality! For over 15 years now, PwC has been at the forefront of e-Invoicing and e-Archiving. PwC has laid down the cornerstones for both the first and second e- Invoicing Directive, is helping the European Commission with the implementation of the e-PRIOR project, and is involved in several e-Invoicing fora.

Taulia empowers organisations to automate and maximise supplier discounts while strengthening relationships and reducing friction within the financial supply chain. Through an award-winning product lineup including electronic invoicing, supplier self-services and supplier financing, Taulia enables some of the most innovative brands in the world to truly partner with their suppliers.

Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company having also a strong global presence and delivery capabilities. We employ more than 13,000 experts and operate in more than 20 countries. Tieto’s full life-cycle services include continuous services, consulting and system integration and industry specific products.
We are a leading integration brokerage service provider in Europe and e-invoicing services are part of that offering. In addition to e-invoicing our Business Information eXchange (BIX) offering includes e-trade and financial messaging services thus covering the full financial value chain. We process over 1 million business-to-business transactions every day and there are over 2 million consumers accessing our services daily.

Media Partners

Baypay Forum

The BayPay Forum, a Silicon Valley-based international network composed of over 10,000 payment and commerce executives, entrepreneurs and investors from thousands of different companies, serves as a forum to connect members in identifying and understanding the emerging trends and innovations in the industry.



The Paypers is the Netherlands-based leading independent source of news and intelligence for professionals in the global payment community. Our products are aimed at merchants, payment services providers, processors, financial institutions, start-ups, technology vendors and payment professionals and have a special focus on all major trends and developments in payments-related industries including online and mobile payments, online/mobile banking, cards, cross-border e-commerce, e-invoicing and SEPA. We are also keen on keeping our readership informed with regard to online fraud prevention innovations and the most significant trends in the e-identity space.