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About the event

On Tuesday, 4 December 2018, the European Commission is organising a CEF eInvoicing event to be held in Brussels (Center Albert Borschette) to mark the four months' countdown to the deadline to comply with the European standard on eInvoicing.

Participants will learn how Member States have adopted eInvoicing at policy and technical levels. In addition to presentations, practical workshops will facilitate the exchange of ideas between public and private sector stakeholders.


This event is of specific interest to policy makers, public entities and IT managers from service providers developing eInvoicing solutions in the Member States.

Registrations


You can register to the event here by 12:00 CET on Friday 30 November 2018
Please note that the registrations are open on a first come first served basis.





Presentations

eInvoicing policy update - What's left until the legal deadline?

Irena Rivière-Osipov, eInvoicing Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission

CEF eInvoicing - Updates on CEF Code lists and supporting services

Caroline Corneau, CEF eInvoicing Project Manager, DIGIT

CEN TC 434 - Maintenance and evolution of the eInvoicing standard

Andrea Caccia, Chair, CEN TC434, European Committee for Standardization 

Panel: eInvoicing legislation in the Member States - Takeaways from national legislation

Introduction to Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), Gianluca Papa, DG CONNECT

Sören Pedersen, DIGG (Agency for Digital Government), Sweden - "eInvoicing legislation in Sweden"

Salvatore Stanziale, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy - "Pioneering in mandate B2B eInvoicing"

Andreas Michalewicz, Hessen Ministry of Finance, Germany - "German eInvoicing legislation - one step further to the eInvoicing Directive?"

André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL - "eInvoicing in Norway"

CEF eInvoicing implementation workshops - How can you benefit from our hands-on experience & money?

Christian Rasmussen, e-Boks (Trainer on behalf of DIGIT, European Commission)

Martin Forsberg, Ecru Consulting (Trainer on behalf of DIGIT, European Commission)

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Breakout networking sessions

Overview of CEF eInvoicing communications & support activities

Michael Scanlon, CEF eInvoicing Stakeholder Management Office, DIGIT, European Commission


Agenda 

Time

Items

Speakers

eInvoicing Event: four months until the European standard deadline

09:15 - 10:00

Registration & networking coffee

10:00 - 10:15

The Final Countdown

Welcome and introduction

Nikita Stampa, Head of Unit for Innovative and eProcurement, DG GROW, European Commission

10:15 - 10:45

The winner takes it all

Interactive panel disscion on eInvoicing

Selected participants will discuss the highlights of their recent eInvoicing implementations.

Participants:

  • Anna Elverheim, Hogia Group, Chairman of the Swedish national e-invoicing forum
  • Serge Libert, eGOV Project Manager, DG Digital Transformation - FPS BOSA
  • Salvatore Stanziale, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
  • Padraig Harte, Project Coordinator, Promote uptake of e-invoicing in Ireland & Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland

Moderation by: Michael Scanlon, CEF eInvoicing Stakeholder Management Office, DIGIT, European Commission

10:45 - 11:00

I have a dream

eInvoicing policy update - What's left until the legal deadline?

Updates on the IPR agreement between the European Commission and CEN and other relevant policy updates.

Irena Rivière-Osipov, eInvoicing Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission
11:00 - 11:15

What's the name of the game?

CEF eInvoicing - Updates on CEF Code lists and supporting services

Updates on the CEF managed Code lists and supporting services to be developed in the future including useful the eInvoicing implementation checklist

Caroline Corneau, CEF eInvoicing Project Manager, DIGIT, European Commission
11:15- 11:30

Do you believe in life after love the EN?

CEN TC 434 - Maintenance and evolution of the eInvoicing standard

Updates on CEN's ongoing work on the maintenance and evolution of the EN.

Andrea Caccia, Chair, CEN TC434, European Committee for Standardization 

11:30 - 11:50

Coffee break
11:50 - 12:50

Money! Money! Money!

Panel: eInvoicing legislation in the Member States - Takeaways from national legislation

Showcase Member States' lessons learnt and practical examples of implementing eInvoicing following Directive 2014/55/EU on eInvoicing.

Introduction to Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) by Gianluca Papa, DG CONNECT

Participants:

    • Sören Pedersen, DIGG (Agency for Digital Government), Sweden - "eInvoicing legislation in Sweden"
    • Salvatore Stanziale, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy - "Pioneering in mandate B2B eInvoicing"
    • Andreas Michalewicz, Hessen Ministry of Finance, Germany - "German eInvoicing legislation - one step further to the eInvoicing Directive?"
    • André Hoddevik, Secretary General, OpenPEPPOL - "eInvoicing in Norway"
12:50 - 13:50Food, glorious food - Lunch (Canteen/restaurant available to participants)
13:50 - 14:05

Take a chance on me

CEF eInvoicing implementation workshops - How can you benefit from our hands-on experience & money?

Learn how to apply for a CEF eInvoicing on-site workshop in your country!

Christian Rasmussen, e-Boks (Trainer on behalf of DIGIT, European Commission)

Martin Forsberg, Ecru Consulting (Trainer on behalf of DIGIT, European Commission)

14:05 - 15:35

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!

Breakout networking sessions

The objectives of this breakout networking session are the following:

  • Encourage key stakeholders (e.g. suppliers, service providers and public administrations) to share lessons learnt and implementation experiences;
  • Provide a forum in which key stakeholders can exchange information, discuss eInvoicing business cases among themselves and make useful contacts;
  • Bring people together to speak about the requirements in the context of eInvoicing and to trigger collaboration between them.

Participants to the event will be invited to participate in different breakout sessions.

As part of the preparation for these breakout sessions, please provide your input here as to what topics you would like to discuss.

15:35 - 15:50

Knowing Me, Knowing EU! Aha!

Overview of CEF eInvoicing communications & support activities

Giorgio Cacciaguerra Ranghieri & Michael Scanlon, CEF eInvoicing Stakeholder Management Office, DIGIT, European Commission

15.50 - 16.00

When all is said and done

Wrap-up & Close

Irena Rivière-Osipov, eInvoicing Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission

Caroline Corneau, CEF eInvoicing Project Manager, DIGIT, European Commission


About CEF eInvoicing

Financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the purpose of the CEF eInvoicing building block is to promote the uptake and accelerate the use of eInvoicing respecting the  Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement and the  European standard on eInvoicing amongst both public and private entities established in the EU, as well as in participating EEA countries. The benefits to both users and the wider economy of adopting eInvoicing are reduced risks, reduced costs and improved market.

The CEF eInvoicing building block serves to support public administrations in complying with the aforementioned eInvoicing Directive, and helps solution providers adapt their services accordingly. To do so, CEF eInvoicing makes the following services available:


Confirmed speakers' biographies 

Nikita Stampa



Nikita Stampa is Head of Unit for Innovative and eProcurement in DG GROW and is in charge of eInvoicing policy. Before that, he was appointed as the Deputy Head of the Unit "Services to consumers" in the Directorate General for the Internal Market and Services in the European Commission. The unit's main responsibility is the full implementation and enforcement of the Directive on Services in the Internal Market. Nikita also worked in DG Enterprise and industry where he was involved in international matters such as international trade negotiations and regulatory dialogues in particular with China on textiles and toys products. Before joining the Commission, Nikita acquired an extensive overseas experience mainly in South America and Africa, in particular in microfinance and fair trade.

Irena Rivière-Osipov


Irena Riviere-Osipov is Policy Officer in charge of eInvoicing and IT procurement. Irena's passion for Digital is a long, beautiful and strong professional story. Shortly after she graduated law in Paris, specializing in both European Law and International Economic Law, she joined the European Commission, always working in the Internet world, from the Digital Agenda for Europe since 2009 to eProcurement today.

She is currently managing 2 key projects: the set-up of an IT procurement policy for the EU and the eInvoicing Directive implementation. Since 2008, she is at the core of the main achievements of the European Commission related to the digital economy. With passion and commitment, she built together with other members of her team the Digital Agenda for Europe, a strategic policy implemented from 2009 to 2014 which had a huge impact on the development of Internet in Europe. She moved on the to the eProcurement world, to ensure that the public money in Europe is spent to the best benefit of all EU citizens. 

Andrea Caccia


Andrea Caccia is a chartered information system engineer and a senior consultant for process digitalisation. He is Chair of CEN/TC 434 on electronic invoicing, member of the European Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Electronic Invoicing (a European Commission Expert Group) and member of the Italian e-invoicing forum. He is also member of CEN/TC 440 on public procurement and CEN/TC 445 on digital information exchange in the insurance sector and other initiatives at national, European and international level related to e-invoicing, e-procurement and eIDAS trust services.

Caroline Corneau


Caroline Corneau is the project manager for CEF eInvoicing and works at the European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DIGIT). She trained as a linguist, and her background is in knowledge management, information architecture and user research. She first started working for the EU institutions in 2009 as a website administrator for the European Parliament Library, and later as online services manager for the European Parliamentary Research Service. She joined the CEF Programme in 2017, and now coordinates the work of two projects: eInvoicing and Context Broker Building Blocks. 

Christian Rasmussen


Christian Rasmussen is currently working as a senior Business Development Manager at e-Boks A/S. Since 2009 he has been advising the European Commission on digitisation projects and strategy, including Horizon2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), by acting as ambassador for the developed ICT components funded by EU.

Christian has a vast experience in working with governments, private sector, consulting and research/development in Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Middle East. He was one of the first agile managers to be trained and educated at LEGO, and he was the first portfolio manager hired to build up an agile PMO within the Danish government.

Andre Hoddevik

André Hoddevik is Head of e-procurement unit in the Department for public procurement in the Norwegian Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi) and Secretary General in OpenPEPPOL AISBL.

He was the Project Director of the Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) project 2008-2012. He is member of the European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Expert Group on eProcurement (EXEP) and Multi-Stakeholder Forum on eInvoicing (EMSFEI). André has been working with shared services and eProcurement in the public sector since 1999 and are currently in charge of Norwegian public sector eProcurement activities at national level.

Martin Forsberg




Martin Forsberg works as an expert in the area of electronic business, customs and financial processes. Martin was involved in the PEPPOL and eSENS Large Scale Pilots. He is active in standardization committees such as CEN TC434 and  OASIS UBL. Martin is also working with the CEF eInvoicing team as a trainer and implementation workshop leader

Anna Elverheim


Anna Elverheim has long experience in, and a passion for, the field of e-invoicing. She is the Chairman of the Swedish national e-invoice forum, with the objective to help pave the way for a broad scale adoption of e-invoicing at national and EU-level. Since 15 years Anna Elverheim has worked in the areas of finance and business systems for the software-supplier Hogia Group. Today, she is leading the work to provide the market with user-friendly applications and services for e-invoicing as part of their ERP systems.

Serge Libert has been working for the Belgian Federal Public service in charge of ICT matters for 15 years, dealing with various e-government projects. Previously he was employed in the ICT, Telco and banking industry as project manager. Within his department, he is now in charge for the promotion of E-invoicing, in the context of a global strategy towards massive adoption of this technology in Belgium. Since 2017, he has also represent Belgium in the European Multistakeholder Forum on electronic Invoicing (EMSFEI).


Sören Pedersen

Sören Pedersen is a project manager and expert with more than 12 years working experience with e-procurement projects at the state level. Sören is currently leading a team responsible for coordinating and supporting Sweden’s central government agencies in their work to create a more efficient procurement processes through e-procurement and e-invoicing. His team is also responsible for PEPPOL in Sweden and has been deeply involved in various standardisation work. He is also an OpenPEPPOL management committee member and community leader. 

Andreas Michalewicz 




Andreas Michalewicz has been working for the Ministry of Finance in Hessen for many years. He is responsible for the strategy and standardisation in the context of digitisation. He commissions and manages large nationwide projects to introduce paperless financial and non-financial processes. He has national leadership for the introduction of the electronic invoice in Hesse. Since 2018 he has been appointed as a national expert for the German public administration in the European multistakeholder-forum on electronic invoicing (EMSFEI).

Salvatore Stanziale



Salvatore has a background in electronic engineering. He has accumulated experiences in the private sector, helping maintain the logistics’ flows for FIAT Automobile. Since 1999, he has been working at the Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, where he leads the monitoring activities for the framework contract dedicated to modernising the existing tax system’s IT systems, ensuring customer satisfaction, benchmarking digital services, and since 2010, implementing eInvoicing.

Michael Scanlon

Michael Scanlon is a Manager in EU Advisory Services for Wavestone Advisors and currently works as CEF Programme Manager for the European Commission Directorate General for Informatics (DG DIGIT). An experienced management and communications consultant, Michael previously worked for Deloitte as its EMEA Public Sector Industry and Global EU Account Manager.

Michael has extensive change management, communications, evaluation, stakeholder management and project management experience and of working in European Public Affairs. Michael has led on onboarding in CEF eInvoicing since early 2016 and has also been involved in supporting onboarding for CEF eDelivery along with colleagues and EC officials.

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