Archive for Events

02-12-2008: CBI/ABI event – Forum on e-Invoicing in Rome

September 16, 2008  |  Adoption, Events, Publications

On December 2nd and 3rd 2008, a forum is dedicated to amongst others international developments on electronic invoices, the analysis of international scenarios and the in-depth examination of business and technical aspects of the new advanced services dedicated to banks and enterprises. The event will take place in Rome.

This is the agenda of the event.

If you are interested in visiting this event, you can view the registration form here.



01-12-08: Knowledge and Innovation Policy Dialogue in Brussel

September 16, 2008  |  Events

Following the successful launch of the Knowledge4Innovation Initiative during a dinner on 8 April, 2008 in the European Parliament in Brussels, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Lisbon Forum affording its members the opportunity to engage in a structured and ongoing ‘Policy Dialogue’ with Members of the European Parliament, representatives of the other EU Institutions and among each other.

(No longer actual)

25-11-2008: – Administrative burden

September 16, 2008  |  Events

In its Action Programme for Reducing Administrative Burden, the European Commission proposes actions in order to reduce the cost stemming from EC and national regulations by 25% until 2012. The cost for businesses for filling forms and reporting according to obligatory regulations is estimated to add up to 3% of the GDP in the EU. Reducing unnecessary obligations could therefore save costs and increase productivity and competitiveness.The Commission is not only concerned with reducing unnecessary EU regulations, but also with accelerating the sharing between national simplification programmes which in many member states already exist. Necessary elements of such programmes are methods for measuring and reducing the administrative burden such as the Standard Cost Model (SCM) and principles, which includes procedural simplification and integrates different reporting processes into one single filing provision.

OBJECTIVES of the workshop

– Discuss and look at how eGovernment can be an effective tool in the reduction of administrative burden for public administration, business and citizens.
– Inform about the present activities of the European Commission by speakers from DG Enterprise and DG Infosoc including the latest call within the ICT PSP Work Programme 2008;
– Provide an up to date overview of the latest activities of the SCM Network;
– Present good practice cases from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany, among others, showing how administrative burden is being reduced for business, citizens and government;
– Provide participants an opportunity to raise questions and discuss these good practice examples with the case presenters in three parallel working groups.

More information to be found on the website of


24-11-2008: IIR Telecoms – Next Generation Billing 2008

September 16, 2008  |  Events

The conference and exhibition offers delegates the most up-to-date information on developing a cost effective, flexible and differentiated billing, IT and customer management strategy to benefit from Next Generation product portfolios and convergence.

Check here for more information.

06-11-2008: Spanish Conference on electronic invoices in Seville

September 15, 2008  |  Adoption, Events

Encuentro de Expertos en Factura Electrónica, XBRL y Contratación Pública

The Encounter of Experts in Electronic Invoice, XBRL and Public Hiring, organized by the Association of Industrialists of Technologies of the Information and Communications of Andalusia, ETICOM and SANDETEL, public company of the Council of Innovation, Science and Company of the Andalusian Government, is the main event on Electronic Invoice, XBRL and and-administration organized to date in Andalusia.
With the participation of some of the best international and national experts in these fields, pertaining to organizations like the European Union, the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce of Spain’s Govenment, the Tributary Agency, the Chamber of Commerce of Andalusia and RED.ES and FUNDETEC, the event has the objective of being a key event when it comes to electronic interchange of invoices, documents and financial statements, for both companies and public entities.
This new panorama appears to be a great opportunity of business for the companies of the sector TIC, besides to become for the administrations and public companies an instrument that remarkably improves the productivity and the quality of the service of attention to citizens and companies.

The entering in to force of the obligatory terms for companies to send electronic invoice to the Administration that will begin first at the beginning of 2009 for large companies. In November of 2010 it will extended to the entire private sector. It will also including hiring processes, administrative conflicts, tenders, VAT, et cetera. 
This first encounter of Experts in Electronic Invoice, XBRL and Public Hiring, will be held on 6 November 2008 in the Centro de Convenciones del Hotel Barceló of Seville. The event is invaluable for companies and public administrations.

Registration and ore information on

21-09-2009: European EXPP Summit in Amsterdam

September 15, 2008  |  Events

330 delegates from 28 countries came together at this year’s European EXPP Sum-mit in Frankfurt. The success of this event has established the European EXPP Summit as Europe’s leading congress dealing with E

The next European EXPP Summit will take place on September 21 & 22, 2009, in Amsterdam / The Netherlands.


30-10-2008: Platform ELFA Expert Meeting

September 15, 2008  |  Events

The Dutch e-Invoicing awareness initiative Platform ELFA organises expert meetings with the aim of transferring knowledge between ELFA members and other interested parties or individuals.

These meetings concern a diversity of aspects surrounding e-invoicing and automated invoice processing. Subjects that might be dealt with are for instance SEPA, standardization, credit management, archiving and international developments.

The next expert meeting will take place on October 30th, at the Congres ” Administrative Software”.

For more information, please check the Platform ELFA website.

29-10-2008: 4th meeting of the Purchasing Card Forum

September 15, 2008  |  Events

The Purchasing Card Forum (PCF) is an independent business forum focusing on the smart card, purchasing card, eProcurement and marketplaces. Its members range from the major banks and issuers to government agencies and suppliers. The PCF holds regular meetings at which members discuss varying topics relating to P-cards, eProcurement, eInvoicing and their related technologies.

The main topics to be addressed by its 4th meeting are:

– Niche areas for eProcurement;
– Streamlining VAT reclaim;
– eInvoicing overview and potential benefits;
– Update from VISA, Mastercard and AMEX on the likely impact of eInvoicing on the P-card market.

The official agenda of the meeting will soon be published at the Purchasing Card Forum website.

Meeting attendance is traditionally reserved to members of the Purchasing Card Forum, which pay an annual membership fee. However, for this edition of the meeting, two free places will be available for eProcurement experts from ePractice.

The eProcurement Forum team will assign the free places to experts fulfilling the following conditions:

– Have a complete profile on ePractice;
– Be a member of the eProcurement community;
– Have expertise related to the following topics: ePayment, purchasing card and eInvoicing.

A first-come first-served policy will be applied if several people are selectable. ePractice members interested in the free spaces should send a request by email to [email protected] by 24 October 2008, providing explanation on how they fulfil the above conditions.

Event email: [email protected]

28-10-2008: Elektronischer Rechnungstag 2008

September 15, 2008  |  Events

The “Elektronischer Rechnungstag” is a conference about electronic invoicing in the commercial payment traffic. 

Here you can find more information.



09-10-2008: Sterling Commerce – e-Invoicing on a global scale

September 15, 2008  |  Events

Sterling Commerce and representatives from a number of organisations, all pioneering e-invoicing across Europe, will investigate the latest innovations and explore the key hurdles and solutions around e-invoicing at a complimentary seminar in Amsterdam on 9th October 2008.

After the seminar you will then have an opportunity to take a tour of the Amsterdam Arena, home to AFC Ajax!

Seminar: 9.30am to 2.15pm (including lunch)
Stadium Tour: 2.15pm to 5.00pm

The seminar will feature presentations by three leading authorities on e-invoicing, who will share their experiences with you and explore how you can ensure you maximise the business and financial benefits from an e-invoicing strategy.

The featured speakers are:

  • Christiaan van der Valk, Chief Executive Officer, Trustweaver
  • Hein Gorter de Vries, Director of Strategy, GS1 Nederland
  • Chris Hayes, Senior Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Sterling Commerce

The presentations will focus on four main key points:

  • How can cross border e-invoicing make the audit process faster and more accurate?
  • How easy/difficult is it to clearly evidence compliance with multi-border VAT transactions?
  • What ways can you reduce the overall costs and time involved in tax audits?
  • How can e-invoicing successfully mitigate risk around tax compliance consistently across multiple countries?

After the presentations you will have an opportunity to pose questions to the speakers during the panel session – as well as meet them individually during the afternoon session.


More information you can find at the website of Sterling Commerce.