Event Date:

29th & 30th of May 2024

Event Location:

Programme:

eInvoicing & eProcurement Conference

Increasingly, legislators are implementing regulations that will leverage eInvoicing to improve business efficiency and improve the collection of consumption taxes. OpenPeppol is pleased to facilitate a two-day conference, where participants will hear from leading speakers.

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29th May – CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 1

08.30   Registration and refreshments on arrival

09.30   The conference host will formally open the conference

09.45   Keynote speakers

09. 45 – André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPeppol, will articulate the aim of the conference, and the importance of eInvoicing and eReporting in supporting tax, digitalisation and procurement agencies, as well as businesses and service providers.

10.05 – Simon Foster from Xero, Global Director of eInvoicing at Xero, will consider the implications of eInvoicing and eReporting, together with the importance of common and reusable standards, from the perspective of small businesses around the world.

10.25 – Gérard Soisson, from the Ministry of Digitalisation, Luxembourg will connect the previous keynote speeches, and present how this can be taken forward at a practical level, together with lessons and advice for policymakers and implementers.

10.45   Break for refreshments and networking

11.15   What do businesses need?

11.15 – Latest news from OECD

Piet Battiau, Head of Consumption Tax Unit at OECD, will present the latest news from the OECD project with tax authorities to enhance global consistency of digital reporting mandates, and to ease the compliance burden for businesses.

11.30 – The business perspective from a multinational

Arne Johan Larsen from Equinor, a large international corporate, will present the perspective from the business side in relation to eInvoicing, eReporting and the exchange of other business documents.

11.45 – The business impact of government eInvoicing and eReporting policies

Christiaan Van Der Valk, Vice Chair GENA, will elaborate on the business perspective of EU and national policies from around the world in relation to eInvoicing and eReporting, highlighting the benefits of minimising the burden on business.

12.00 – Panel discussion – reconciling competing demands

Piet Battiau, Arne Johan Larsen, and Christiaan van der Valk will be joined by Simon Foster from Xero to debate what policymakers, legislators, and service providers can do to help businesses navigate and comply with differing and competing approaches to data collection. The discussion will be moderated by Charles Bryant, Secretary to the Global Interoperability Forum.

12.30   Lunch and networking

14.00   Is eInvoicing increasingly facilitating eReporting?

14.00 – VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA) – latest news from the European Commission

Ludwig de Winter Head of VAT Legislation at the European Commission will set out the latest developments and timelines in relation to the eInvoicing/eReporting elements of ViDA legislative package for the European Union.

14.25 – Nordic Smart Government and Business (NSG&B) ViDA pilot

Fredrik Andersson Carlö from the Swedish Tax Agency will present the ongoing NSG&B ViDA pilot and set expectations for the next steps.

14.50 – eReporting: the global perspective

Nazar Paradivskyy from Pagero and OpenPeppol Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) Community Leader, will analyse the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to real-time digital controls implemented around the world, and discuss how a decentralised, five-corner model can provide an optimal way forward.

15.15   Break for refreshments and networking

15.45   Is eInvoicing driving interoperability in global trade?

15.45 – Internationalisation of the European Norm

Irena Riviere-Osipov, eInvoicing Policy Lead at the European Commission will explain the policy drivers for eInvoicing in general and in relation to digital partnerships with trading partners outside Europe, setting out current and future initiatives.

16.00 – Peppol International Invoice (PINT)

Paul Simons from Codabox and OpenPeppol Post Award Community Leader, will present the rationale for PINT and a conceptual explanation of how it works, together with the progress on implementation at a global level.

16.15 – eInvoicing pilot – European Commission, Singapore and Netherlands

Roel Crooijmans from the Netherland Peppol Authority will describe the ambition, process and timeline of an ongoing pilot and discuss the potential for expansion of the pilot to other EU and non-EU countries.

16.30 – Panel discussion – is global interoperability achievable?

Irena Riviere-Osipov and Roel Crooijmans, will be joined by Hiroyuki Kato, Director at the Digital Agency, Government of Japan and Seong Wah Geok, Director at IMDA, Singapore to discuss the importance of the need for global standards and interoperability, driven by international trade and digital partnerships. The discussion will be moderated by Lefteris Leontaridis from OpenPeppol.

17.00   Close of conference day 1, followed by:

19.00   Drinks reception sponsored by PAGERO (included for all participants)

20.00 – 22.00 Conference dinner (included for all participants)


30th May – CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 2

08.30   Refreshments on arrival

09.30   eInvoicing and eReporting – approaches outside Europe

A common denominator between the policy makers in the APAC region is that they have an all-of-society approach to eInvoicing, whilst the approach to eReporting varies. What is their thinking on mandates?

Steve Graham, Market Development Lead at OpenPeppol will moderate this session.

09.30 – New Zealand – an evolutionary approach

Craig Smith from MBIE will outline the step-by-step approach to implementing eInvoicing for the public and private sectors, to create the environment for the introduction of an eInvoicing mandate, and the adoption of other Peppol documents.

09.50 – Singapore – leveraging eInvoicing for eReporting

Seong Wah Geok from IMDA will elaborate on the plans in Singapore to introduce an eReporting model that builds on the existing eInvoicing model.

10.10 –  Japan – eInvoicing to benefit society

Hiroyuki Kato from the Digital Agency of Japan will discuss the adoption of eInvoicing as part of the national digitalisation strategy.

10.30 – Malaysia – parallel implementation eInvoicing and eReporting

Ts. Mahadhir Aziz, CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, will discuss the introduction of eInvoicing in Malaysia in parallel with the introduction of eReporting by the tax administration.

10.45   Break for refreshments and networking

11.15   eInvoicing and eReporting approaches in Europe

Countries in Europe have different approaches towards how and what they regulate or recommend going from eInvoicing to eReporting. In this session you will learn about the approach and experiences so far from key persons involved in selected countries.

Andriana Prentza, Professor, University of Piraeus, and President of the Inter-Ministerial Committee for B2G eInvoicing in Greece will moderate this session and facilitate Q&A with the speakers.

11.15 – From eInvoicing to eReporting in Belgium

Serge Libert, eInvoicing Programme Manager from BOSA, will discuss the approach in Belgium, beginning with eInvoicing and then progressing to eReporting.

11.40 – Mandating eInvoicing and eReporting in France

Cyrille Sautereau from FNFE will discuss the approach in France to simultaneously introduce eInvoicing and eReporting, with a central eInvoicing and eReporting platform, alongside a decentralised eInvoicing model.

12.00 – eInvoicing and eReporting in Greece and future plans

Apostolos Boutos, from the Governor’s Office at the Greek Tax Authority will update on the latest developments and plans relating to eInvoicing and eReporting in Greece.

12.15 –  eInvoicing and eReporting in Germany

Beate Schulte from KoSIT, Germany will discuss the current thinking in Germany around the expansion of eInvoicing and the future introduction of eReporting.

12.30   Lunch and networking

14.00   The four-corner model – developments and new use cases

14.00 – The evolving architecture of the Peppol Network

Klaus Vilstrup, Chief Architect at OpenPeppol, will articulate the challenges for service providers in meeting the demands of eInvoicing and eReporting mandates, and describe the evolution needed to meet these challenges.

14.20 – Critical infrastructure and the future of eDelivery

Bogdan Dumitriu, eDelivery Team Lead at the European Commission, will discuss plans for the future of eDelivery in the European Commission and elaborate on the impact on critical infrastructure and further potential use cases for eDelivery.

14.40 – Peppol Logistics – an enabler for efficiency and environmental reporting

André Nilsen, from informatiQ and leader of the OpenPeppol Logistics Community, will present the latest developments in business document exchange in logistics, and the potential for supporting environmental and other forthcoming reporting requirements.

14.55 – Next steps in the US – payment remittance

Todd Albers, Senior Payments Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota, will present the ongoing project on exchange of payment remittance messages in the four-corner network established by the Digital Business Networks Alliance.

15.15   Break for refreshments and networking

15.45   Increasing global interoperability

As eInvoicing and eReporting requirements become the norm, businesses and governments need effective interoperability to meet their domestic and cross-border trade. What can be done at a global level to meet this increasing demand for interoperability?

15.45 – OpenPeppol and GENA cooperation

Lefteris Leontaridis from OpenPeppol and Marcus Laube from GENA will discuss the joint efforts being made between the two organisations to support the interoperability challenge.

16.00 – Digital Business Networks Alliance developments

Dolf Kars, Board Member from the Digital Business Networks Alliance will provide an update on progress with the implementation of an eInvoicing network in the USA.

16.15 – Global Interoperability Forum – the next steps

André Hoddevik, Secretary General at OpenPeppol and Chair of Global Interoperability Forum, will elaborate the vision and activities of the recently created Global Interoperability Forum.

16.30 – Panel discussion and Q&A – what are the future prospects for increasing interoperability?

André Hoddevik, Craig Smith, Marcus Laube, Dolf Kars and Todd Albers will be joined by Michel Gilis from GENA to debate the future prospects for collaboration between organisations to meet the needs of businesses and governments. The discussion will be moderated by Charles Bryant, Secretary to the Global Interoperability Forum.

17.00   Conference close