About Us

What is EESPA
Electronic Invoicing (e-invoicing) is a rapidly growing practice involving the replacement of paper invoices with wholly electronic processes, and a thriving industry of service providers has developed to provide or support enterprises with convenient and compliant e-invoicing and other e-business document services. The European Institutions and Member States of the European Union have determined that e-invoicing is identified as a public policy priority based on the Digital Agenda for Europe, and as a key component of more efficient and environmentally friendly business processes.
As a typical European trade association EESPA conducts the following activities:

  • Leadership: providing a robust governance framework and a strong team to gather and represent views and do the follow-up.
  • EU Public Affairs: keeping abreast of the regulatory framework, making timely decisions on common positions, creating consensus, building coalitions, adapting to new conditions and always behaving ethically and transparently.
  • Communications: creating a communications infrastructure, mastering digital communications, delivering rapid response media capabilities, stakeholder engagement, timely internal communications, well-managed events, and visually appealing materials.
  • Adding value: Developing influence, information and intelligence, industry promotion, standards and best practices .
The Executive Committee consists of the two Co-Chairs and up to 9 further members elected by the General Assembly for two year terms of office.

The Executive Committee (25 Nov 2021):

Christiaan van der Valk, Sovos

(Public Policy & Compliance Chair)

Magaly Charlier, Mastercard

(Invoice Finance WG Co-Chair)

William Drakos, Impact

(Invoice Finance WG Co-Chair)

Michel Gilis, AdValvas Europe

(Interoperability WG Chair)

Erik Timmermans

(Secretary General)

Dora Cresens