CEN WS/BII3 Seminar | Essen | Sept 16, 2014

Buying goods and services in Europe using common standards

The objective of the seminar is to inform participants about fostering efficiency and compliance for electronic procurement in Europe by using common standards with BII and PEPPOL.

Location:   Town Hall – Porscheplatz 1 – 45121 Essen, Germany
Date: 2014-09-16 | Start Time: 14:00 | End Time: 18:00


14:00 Welcome and introduction

Mr. Reinard Paß, Mayor, City of Essen

Mr. Frank-Dieter Dorloff, BME representative (Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics – Germany)

Mr. Stuart Feder, Chairman, CEN BII3 Workshop

The CEN BII initiative

14:15 What is CEN WS/BII? – Mr. Jostein Frømyr, Vice-chair technical coordination, CEN WS/BII3

14:25 CEN BII pre-award phase – Mr. Fred van Blommestein, Technical Editor, Pre-award business requirements and processes

14:40 CEN BII post-award phase and the EC Directive on e-invoicing in public procurement – Mr. Martin Forsberg, Post-award Team leader

14:55 Questions and Answers

Coffee break

The German experience and benefits of BII collaboration

15:10 EU Public Procurement Directives  and the XVergabe experience – Marc-Christopher Schmidt, European Commission

15:30 E-catalogues at BME – Mr. Veit Jahns, BII Task Leader e-catalogues

15:50 E-procurement in Sweden based on CEN/BII – Mrs. Kerstin WissHolmdahl, Swedish Association of Local Authorities

16:10 E-Invoicing in Germany – Mrs. Ulrike Linde, Strategien für die digitale Gesellschaft

16:30 E-procurement in Europe: from policies to implementation and funding – Ms. Carmen Ciciriello, OpenPEPPOL

16:50 Use of CEN BII results at the European Commission: e-PRIOR – Mr. Pieter Breyne, DG DIGIT

17:10 Open discussions

17:30 Closing – Mr. Stuart Feder, Chair, CEN BII3 workshop


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How to get to the Town Hall

To get from the central station to the town hall, tram lines are available. All lines take about three to five minutes to get the town hall.

From the central station the following metro lines are available:

  • Tram line 101 in the direction of Germaniaplatz
  • Tram line 103 in the direction of Wertstr.
  • Tram line 105 in the direction of Unterstr.
  • Tram line 106 in the direction of Altenessen Bf
  • Tram line 107 in the direction of GE-Hauptbahnhof

Leave the tram at the next station “Rathaus Essen” and take the exit to the town hall (“Rathaus”).

For using the tram a ticket of the price level A (short trip) is needed. It costs 1.50 EUR and can be bought at the ticket machines in the metro stations. For groups, it may also be cheaper to buy a 4erTicket (5.70 EUR). With this ticket, one person can make four journeys; two persons can make two journeys, or four persons can make one journey.


A list of hotels can be found at the website of the city of Essen (in German): http://www.essen.de/tourismus_1/hotels/hotelfhrer/hotelliste.de.jsp?LBID=178591

Hotels close to the central station:

Essener Hof

Handelshof Essen

Hotel Ibis Essen Hauptbahnhof



For further information and questions about the seminar please contact:

Carmen Ciciriello (Email: carmen.ciciriello@celeris-group.eu)

Veit Jahns (Email: veit.jahns@icb.uni-due.de)