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P2P Transformation Summit 2017

5th June, 2017 - The Waldorf

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More than ever, companies need strategic control on cost, risk and efficiency. Many are looking to automate in order to achieve the levels of insight they need to create a real transformation across finance. But what does Finance Transformation mean on a practical level and what will change mean for you and your team? Join us and discover the key steps you can take to lead your team to success.


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  • Two tracks: P2P Transformation and Forward Focus
  • Keynote Speaker, Ben Fogle
  • Eight speakers and workshops
  • Superb networking opportunities with like-minded peers
  • Excellent Waldorf buffet lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Champagne awards reception

Contemporary P2P functions are moving away from the siloed attitudes of the past and many organisations are collaborating across the different areas of purchase to pay, often with shared KPIs and reporting. Emerging and evolving technology is often the enabler of change, but if you want to maximise P2P functionality, it's just one of the elements to consider.

During the keynote and workshop sessions we'll cover:

  • How to win at AP and get noticed
  • What's next for Robotic Process Automation?
  • Control and evaluate P2P risk and compliance
  • How to align analytics to your organisation's strategy
  • How to cope when technology is tangled
  • What next for prompt payment initiatives?
  • Social Media and P2P - Twitter for P2P Leaders
  • Is P2P fraud impossible to prevent?
  • Easier, Better, Faster - Transform your Finance for success


Summit Agenda

8:45 Registration
8:45 - 9:30 Refeshments and Networking in the Exhibitor Zone
9:30- 10:00 Welcome and introduction
10:00 - 11:00 Keynote Speaker
11:00 - 11:30 Morning Coffee in the Exhibitor Zone - networking with Keynote
11:35 -12:15 Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two
12:20 - 13:00 Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two
13:00 - 14:00 Buffet Lunch - Meet the Exhibitors
14:00 - 14:40 Breakout sessions - Tracks one and Two
14:45 - 15:25 Plenary session
15:25 - 15:45 Coffee and Afternoon tea - Meet the Exhibitors
15:50 - 16:50 AP Awards, Prize Giving & Champagne reception
17:00 Closing remarks
   Track One: P2P Transformation    Track Two: Forward Focus


P2P Transformation Summit Brochure 2017

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Summit slides

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Track One and Plenary sessions

Track Two


Summit speakers

Opening Keynote - Ben Fogle

Adventurer, Royal Navy Reserve, author, Countrywise presenter and NBC news correspondent Ben Fogle will open the day's sessions. With a waxwork in Madame Tussaud's, a front row seat the Royal Wedding, Ben is a popular and excellent speaker. His achievements include rowing the Atlantic in forty-nine days and crossing Antarctica in a 500 mile footrace to the South Pole, as well as winning a three-round celebrity charity boxing match for BBC Sport Relief and completing the Marathon Des Sables – a 160mile race across the Sahara Desert, not to mention presenting on Crufts! His experiences often challenge what we think of as possible, and his test of endurance are truly an inspiration.

What's Next For Robotic Process Automation? - Andrew Burgess

Any company that uses labour on a large scale for general knowledge process work, where people are performing high-volume, highly transactional process functions, will boost their capabilities and save money and time with robotic process automation software. Just as industrial robots are remaking the manufacturing industry by creating higher production rates and improved quality, RPA “robots” are revolutionising the way we think about and administer business processes. These days, smart robots have the power to replace human effort across processes end-to-end rather than earlier robots that simply focused on a specific part of a task. Join this session to understand where RPA fits in with your organisation, how you can prepare, and the benefits to be gained.

Will technology kill the Procurement star? Jim Hemmington, Director of Procurement, BBC

In this session, Jim Hemmington asks us to imagine a world where automated inter-company ordering is linked to consumption and where machines are programmed to look and learn about global supply chain risk in real time and adapt accordingly and automatically. It’s a world that in some ways is already here. So does this mean that the PO will be consigned to history? Probably not, but only if procurement can adapt, can become more proactive and agile and not shy away from partnering with areas of the business, such as finance. Join this session to find out more.

 Where Next for Prompt Payment Initiatives? - Philip King, CEO CICM

The latest research points to more than one in ten small businesses being forced to wait over 90 days to get paid by their suppliers. Despite industry efforts to eliminate the problem, including strengthening the Prompt Payment Code backed by 1,800 UK businesses, three per cent of UK SMEs report having to wait four months (120 days) for payment in their contract terms, introducing unnecessary risk into the supply chain in the process.

The Prompt Payment Code Advisory board was set up in 2014, with the remit of supporting and advising on the strengthening of the Prompt Payment Code that encourages businesses to pay their suppliers within 60 days, and move towards 30 days as a norm. But with the new Small Business Minister, Margot James signalling a tougher approach, what next for businesses that fail to comply?

 Easier, Better, Faster - Transform your Finance for success - Michael Ryan

What does financial transformation look like to your organisation? When do you know that it's been a success? Michael will use this session to highlight some of the outcomes you should be heading towards, and how to map success along the way. Using his highly interactive presentation style, he'll use his experience as a finance transformation expert to bring the topic to life, for you to carry back to your own organisations.

How Compliance and Culture can Impact the Lifeblood of P2P Processing - Dan Foley, Director Finance SS Keir Group

Uncover how to take a leadership role over your data, and not just pay lip service. Learn the importance of getting the basics right and understand the emotional impact of data. The "it will do" approach will no longer cut it. Understand the parts Procurement and Finance play in creating a rich environment for data analysis to support business outcomes.

Is Purchase to Pay Fraud Impossible to Prevent? Mary Schaeffer

Could your organisation be susceptible to fraud? Perhaps it's one of the 44% that's fallen victim to some degree of fraud over the last three years. With almost weekly reports of fraudulent activity, sometimes it can seem that our ability to thwart attacks are never going to be enough. Join this session to find out how you are susceptible to fraud, and how to scan your team for the signs. Discover why the vendor account presents one of the easiest ways to steal from the company, and how to identify different types of fraud across the procure-to-pay process. Find out how report surveillance has been shown to reduce fraud by 66% while dropping detection timeframes by 50%. Hear how cost-cutting reviews can become an effective defense against fraud

P2P over IP - How Blockchain will Transform P2P - Peter Loughlin, Director Purchasing Insight

It’s been called the most important, most disruptive technology you’ve never heard of but if you haven’t heard of Blockchain, you’ll have certainly heard of its killer app – bitcoin. Blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, has been attracting a great deal of attention over the last twelve months and there are very few industries or areas of business that will not be profoundly affected by it over the coming years. There are a number of important use cases emerging that indicate that the application of Blockchain will dramatically affect purchase to pay (P2P) and supply chains.


Summit Sponsors


eProcurement brings AP automation and supplier management into one global network to transform the way businesses work together.ts-logo-2016-black
The Tradeshift network makes it easy for businesses to work together more effectively. We connect 500,000+ businesses in over 190 countries with apps like E-invoicing, Collaborative Workflow and Early Payment Solutions.


basware logoBasware provides open, secure, cloud-based purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions to organisations of all sizes, resulting in greater efficiencies in procurement, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Companies across all industries, from small businesses to corporate giants use Basware solutions to drive sustainable cost savings, proactive insight to cash flows and improved buyer–supplier relationships. The Basware Commerce Network is founded on the principles of openness, where all types of organization can collaborate and trade, making it the largest in the world. Today we connect millions of busin ess users in 900,000 companies across over 100 countries.

Basware is the global leader in providing solutions for better buying, better selling and connected commerce. Find out how Basware boosts financial performance and profitability at www.basware.co.uk

FISCAL Technologiesfiscal-logo-2013-new
FISCAL Technologies is the leading provider of forensic solutions that empower purchase-to-pay teams across the globe to protect organisational spend. Incorporating unique technology to reduce risk in the supply chain, FISCAL solutions are used on a continuous, preventative basis to protect supplier spend, defend against fraud, increase profitability and drive process improvement.

Since 2003, FISCAL has safeguarded hundreds of millions of payments and is now relied on by over 250 leading organisations. For more information visit www.fiscaltec.co.uk.

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ITESOFT are a multi award winning international software vendor with an ambition to help our clients reduce costs by streamlining and automating their manual document-centric processes. These market leading solutions are used in 22 countries worldwide and automatically process in excess of 1 billion documents every year in an accurate, fast and effective manner. ITESOFT is recognised as a world-class Document Capture solution vendor, serving customers across the globe from four locations: France, the UK, Germany and the USA.

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Statement-Matching.com is a cloud based application used by Accounts Payable departments to automate their supplier statement reconciliation and AP audit processes. As a result, Accounts Payable have the time to pro-actively resolve exceptions to ensure supplier balances are accurate for financial reporting, profits are maximized and supplier queries are reduced. Statement-Matching.com is a cloud application that can be implemented in 3-5 days.

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Documation develops and supplies document management and workflow solutions across industries and business sectors, to clients in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Our software can automate any document-centric process, integrate with any ERP, CRM, or line of business system, and creates safe, secure, compliant storage and access to your documents 24/7 from anywhere in the business, and dependent on business requirements by customers, suppliers, partners, and the general public. Flexible, modular software – organisations can invest in department solutions as and when they need.


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