8th Executive Business, Government, and University Meeting
On Cross-border eInvoicing in eRegion
The Executive Business, Government, and University Meeting will
focus at eInvoicing issues in our region. However, the topic is
considered an important challenge to EU as a whole. It is very
much related to a Single European Electronic Market development
as a component of the 2005 Action Plan of the European Commission.
Since eInvoicing is extremely critical to eCommerce of SMEs, it
was suggested by the eBSN - European eBusiness Support Network
for small and medium size enterprises to accelerate its
development in all 25 EU Member States. In that regard, first
steps have been made within Finland & Slovenia cooperation in
cross-border eInvoicing effort wich will be presented in the
meeting. The objectives of the meeting
- Creating awareness of eInvoicing importance to eRegion
- Sharing ideas on a current status of eInvoicing in a
- Discussing challenges in cross-border eInvoicing.
- Gathering ideas on interest in joint cross-border eInvoicing
development and actions.
- Investigating opportunities of joint research and development
The idea of eInvoicing in eRegion may be considered a right move
towards strategically important global exploitation of eCommerce
as described in “Electronic Commerce: Setting The Agenda For
Economic And Social Growth: The Bled Manifesto” by Peter G. W. Keen, June
In the plenary session of the Meeting, keynote addresses will be
Dr. Bror Salmelin, Head of Unit, New working environments,
Information Society Directorate-General
Mr.Tapani Mikkeli, Deputy Head of Unit, E-business, ICT
industry and services, Enterprise Directorate-General, European
Commission, European Union.
At the meeting, the business and Chamber of Commerce
representative of the towns on both sides of the border (Slovenia,
Italy, Austria) will discuss challenges in eInvoicing. A
representative of the commercial department of the embassy of a
respective country is expected to participate in the meeting.
You are kindly invited to consider attending the Merkur Day and
the Executive Meeting. We would appreciate it having your
confirmation in order to include your name, position,
affiliation, and web site into the participants list.
Jože Gričar, Professor & Director
eCommerce Center, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University