Programme

BluePoint, Brussels

Conference: 22 October 2024

programme for E-invoicing 2024

Topics that will be covered during the conference: Developments in E-Invoicing and E-Procurment, ViDA, E-Invoicing in the E-Procurement Cycle, E-Invoicing abroard, International e-invoicing obligations, CTC (Continuous Translate Controls), Challanges of onboarding customers and suppliers, Laws and regulations, PO-driven invoice, New technologies in improving financial processes

RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION At Bluepoint Brussels

OPENING BY CHAIR Francesca Vanthielen

Belgium’s Mandatory E-Invoicing

Wouter Bollaert, Adviseur-generaal a.i., Fod Financien

E-invoicing: A catalyst for Digital Transformation

Sofie Vandermarliere, Senior Manager Indirect Tax, Deloitte & Bram Fouache, Indirect Tax Partner, Deloitte

BREAK AT THE NETWORK SQUARE WITH ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS ROUND 1

Achieving Maximum Scale Advantage: The Major Benefits of Mandatory E-Invoicing

Billit

Billit

Break-out 1B

Pagero

Meet CitizenM's Digital Employee: Robbie -Accounts Payable Specialist-

Dennis Nap, Solution Owner Shared Services, CitizenM Hotels & Marcus Groeneveld, Co-Founder & CEO, Freeday

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS ROUND 2

Case Study Accounts Receivable

Becoming Compliant

Global E-Invoicing Strategies for Compliance

Michel Gilis, Chair Interop Working Group, GENA

LUNCHBREAK ON THE NETWORK PLAZA WITH ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS ROUND 3

H.ESSERS PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE WITHIN A DIGITALIZED PURCHASE-TO-PAY PROCESS

BRENT WAGEMANS, SENIOR MANAGER GROUP FINANCE, H.ESSERS EN ZONEN INTERNATIONAAL TRANSPORT N.V.

E-Invoicing, From Legal Obligation to Opportunity in Your Digital Transformation

CARINE LUCAS, EXPERT DIGITAL INNOVATION, AGORIA

Agoria

How AI is Accelerating Digitisation and Transformation of Business and Financial Processes

Discover Peppol

Serge Libert, EGOV Project Manager of FOD Beleid en Ondersteuning, BOSA

BOSA

AFTERNOON BREAK ON THE NETWORK PLAZA WITH ONE-TO-ONE MEETINGS

Developments in Laws and Regulations

Wrap up by chair Francesca Vanthielen

E-Invoicing Award 2024

At the Network plaza incl. networking drink

Francesca Vanthielen

Francesca Vanthielen

Chair of the e-invoicing conference

Opening by Chairman Francesca Vanthielen

Welcoming and opening by chairman Chairman Francesca Vanthielen.

This year’s theme is: Prepare for Belgium’s Mandatory E-Invoicing from 1 January 2026.

Wouter Bollaert

Wouter Bollaert

Adviseur-generaal a.i. of FOD Financiën

Belgium’s Mandatory E-Invoicing

Wouter Bollaert, Adviseur-generaal a.i., Fod Financien

Let yourself be taken along Belgium’s Mandatory E-Invoicing, focusing on the landmark legislation approved in early February. Explore the broader framework of the new law and gain insights into specific measures for its practical implementation. Learn about the strategic highlights designed to guide businesses through compliance and maximize efficiency. This session will provide essential information for companies preparing to adapt to the new requirements and leverage the benefits of mandatory e-invoicing. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead in the evolving regulatory landscape.

Bram Fouache

Bram Fouache

Indirect Tax Partner | Deloitte Belgium

Sofie Vandermarliere

Sofie Vandermarliere

Senior Manager Indirect Tax | Deloitte

E-invoicing: A catalyst for digital transformation

Bram Fouache, Indirect Tax Partner & Sofie Vandermarliere, Senior Manager Indirect Tax of Deloitte

During this keynote session we will delve into the transformative potential of e-invoicing in today’s digital landscape. In an area where digitization is omnipresent and crucial for business continuity and growth, e-invoicing emerges as a pivotal catalyst. During this session we will navigate the evolving landscape of e-invoicing and e-reporting obligations and we will provide a comprehensive understanding of how e-invoicing can serve as a powerful driver for broader digital transformation. From streamlining financial processes to enhancing compliance, e-invoicing holds the key to unlocking efficiency through digital innovation.

While attending this session, you will learn more about:

  • Understand the evolving landscape of e-invoicing and e-reporting.
  • Underpin the challenges and benefits for your business.
  • Gain insights into how e-invoicing can serve as a catalyst for broader digital transformation initiatives.
Brent Wagemans

Brent Wagemans

Senior Manager Group Finance of H.Essers en Zonen Internationaal Transport N.V.

Update & Dialogue: H.Essers Preparing for the Future Within a Digitalized Purchase-To-Pay Process

Brent Wagemans, Senior Manager Group Finance, H.Essers en Zonen Internationaal Transport N.V.

This deep dive session looks at the approach, pitfalls and impacts of implementing a Purchase-To-Pay solution within a multinational context. This involves replacing software that was 15 years old, so on a technological level, this represents a major step forward.

While attending this session, you will learn more about:

  • The importance of Master Data.
  • The importance of Change Management.
  • Dealing flexibly with changes in scope (internally within finance department and externally).

Join us on H.Essers’ transport and get further inspiration on accounts payable yourself!

Dennis Nap

Dennis Nap

Solution owner Shared Services, citizenM hotels

Marcus Groeneveld

Marcus Groeneveld

Co Founder & CEO, Freeday

Meet CitizenM's Digital Employee: Robbie -Accounts Payable Specialist-

Dennis Nap, Solution Owner Shared Services, CitizenM Hotels & Marcus Groeneveld, Co-Founder & CEO, Freeday

CitizenM hotels is revolutionising the accounts payable process by deploying AI, in the form of their digital employee Robbie. This innovation increases efficiency and reduces errors, but also gives the team the freedom to focus on more valuable tasks. This session will highlight how AI specifically solves challenges within accounts payable, supported by concrete examples and the results achieved. Discover with Dennis Nap and Marcus Groeneveld how financial processes are redefining, powered by innovation. Join them on their mission to work smarter within the financial domain.

After attending this session, you will learn:

  • How AI in production can remove workloads.
  • Data-driven innovation and process improvement.
  • How Peppol is becoming the norm (and don’t wait for it).
Carine Lucas

Carine Lucas

Expert Digital Innovation of Agoria

E-Invoicing, From Legal Obligation to Opportunity in Your Digital Transformation

Carine Lucas, Expert Digital Innovation, Agoria

Businesses are digitising at an accelerated pace. E-Invoicing is one piece of a much bigger puzzle. However, in reality, achieving success with digital projects can be challenging. Based on the book she co-authored Carine outlines the path leading from clear ambitions to broad-based adoption and lasting impact. This is not so much about technology, as it is about clarity, organisation and communication.

With practical tips, concrete tools and telling examples, Carine makes successful digitalisation tangible and realistic for everybody. In this way, she helps you significantly increase the success rate of your digital projects.

After attending this session, you will know more about:

  • How to clearly specify and communicate ambitions and goals for digitalisation.
  • How to manage digitalisation projects, with focus on maximal Return on Investment.
  • What the crucial roles are within project teams and organizations.
Agoria
Serge Libert

Serge Libert

eGOV Project Manager at BOSA

Discover Peppol

Serge Libert, EGOV Project Manager of FOD Beleid en Ondersteuning, BOSA

Join Serge Libert for a guided tour into the most critical, but also misconceived component of the roadmap towards effective digitalization: Peppol. Where does it come from? Where does it drive us to? What does it consist in?  Is it just another channel to exchange data, or rather a real breakthrough in the IT realm? These questions and many others will be touched in this not to miss session.

While attending this session, you will learn more about:

  • How Peppol helps massive adoption of e-invoicing and beyond.
  • How does it matter to your business.
  • Are these benefits achievable? How? When?
BOSA
Michel Gilis

Michel Gilis

Chair Interop Working Group, GENA

Global E-Invoicing Strategies for Compliance

Michel Gilis, Chair Interop Working Group, GENA

This session looks at strategies an international company can implement to comply with e-invoicing obligations. Standard networks versus national platforms and formats will be discussed, as the approach in countries without mandatory e-invoicing. The impact of ViDA DRR within Europe and beyond is discussed. The importance of a centralised approach rather than from local branches. Learn how to select the right service provider for global coverage. Finally, learn how to keep focus on business process, outsource technical details, avoid exceptions and ensure transparent management.

Francesca Vanthielen

Francesca Vanthielen

Chair of the e-invoicing conference

E-Invoicing Award 2024

With great pride the E-Invoicing Award will be presented for the third time! These award aims to recognise and praise the exceptional efforts of organisations in advancing the e-invoicing landscape. Especially with new legislation set to come into force from 1 January 2026. The E-Invoicing Award 2024 will be presented at the E-Invoicing Conference.

We will honour those who have demonstrated excellence, innovation and transformational impact in their respective fields. Celebrate with us the pioneers who are shaping the future of e-invoicing and inspire the next wave of digital transformation.

This moment will take place at the networking square. You can enjoy drinks, bites and chat with fellow participants and business partners.

Francesca Vanthielen

Francesca Vanthielen

Chair of the e-invoicing conference

Closure by the Chairman of the Day

Chairman Francesca Vanthielen will conclude the conference day and look back.