POWERING
GLOBAL COMMERCE

Overcome compliance barriers
and grow your business

20 - 21 OCTOBER 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm BST

POWERING
GLOBAL COMMERCE

20 - 21 OCTOBER 2021
1:00pm - 4:30pm BST

Guest speakers include…

Theo Paphitis
Chairman, and BBC 'Dragon'

Ulf-Björn Rönn
CFO, Ridestore

Roisin Nolan
Director, Autodesk

Chris Giles
Economics Editor, Financial Times

3000+
ATTENDEES

50+
SPEAKERS

20+
SESSIONS

2
DAYS

Plus speakers from…

Register for free and join us for Inspire 2021

Power your global growth

This past year has been one like no other. The way we live, work and play has changed dramatically. For many businesses, this has meant rapid operating changes, with many rethinking their strategies altogether.

So what is the future now for global commerce? And how will businesses adapt to overcome new challenges?

Join us for Avalara Inspire Virtual 2021 to find out.

Building on its previous success, and returning for its seventh year, this October’s event will empower leaders with the knowledge they need to grow their business internationally.


Two day agenda

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome address

Georgie Barrat
Tech Journalist/ Broadcaster

OPENING KEYNOTE

In conversation with: Theo Paphitis

This past year has been one like no other. The way we live, work and play has changed forever. In this session, we will be diving into the opportunities for businesses looking to break into new markets, and how technology can be used to build a strategy for success. See details

Theo Paphitis
Chairman, and
BBC Dragon

Chris Giles
Senior Journalist
Financial Times

1:45pm

Fireside chat

Commerce reimagined: seizing opportunities for growth

There has been an acceleration in the adoption of cloud and commerce, prompting even further change in consumer behaviour and business operations. In this session we talk to Amit Mathradas, COO of Avalara, about what he sees as the opportunities and challenges for businesses looking to grow into new geographies. See details

Chris Giles
Senior Journalist
Financial Times

Amit Mathradas
President and COO
Avalara

 
- 2:25pm coffee break -

2:30pm

Fireside chat

Breakout 1: Borderless commerce

The future of omnichannel retail

Mary Portas
CCO
Portas

Luke Tugby
Editor
Retail Week

 
 
 

Panel session

Breakout 2: Future of indirect tax compliance

Getting your indirect tax strategy right

Ruby Buckland
EMEA Director
Avalara

Mattias Ericsson
Group Indirect Tax Director
Electrolux

Alex Baulf
Director
Grant Thornton

Adly Adly
Head of Tax
ABinBEV

3:05pm

Panel session

Breakout 1: Borderless commerce

Making an impact in new markets

Ian Jindal
Founder
InternetRetailing

Sacha Wilson
Senior Director
Avalara

Ulf-Björn Rönn
CFO
Ridestore

Hamish McRae
Associate Editor
The Independent
 

Fireside chat

Breakout 2: Future of indirect tax compliance

The rise of the tax technologist

Candice Bordeaux
Founder/Director
CBO Search

Patricia Oakley
Senior Director
Avalara

 
 
 

- 3:40pm coffee break -

3:45pm

Keynote

The Green & Black's story

Last session of the day.

Jo Fairley
Co-founder
Green & Blacks Chocolate

Presentation

Closing remarks

Wrapping up day 1.

Chris Giles
Senior Journalist
Financial Times

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome address

Georgie Barrat
Tech Journalist/ Broadcaster

OPENING KEYNOTE

'Will it make the boat go faster?'

Opening keynote with Olympic Gold Medalist, Ben Hunt-Davis (MBE), highlighting how repeatedly doing the same thing, will give you the same results - in his team's case, 7th place finishes! Find out how results improved when he and his team approached things differently. See details

Ben Hunt-Davis
Olympic Gold Medalist

1:45pm

Panel session

The evolving role of finance

Panel session joined by CFO’s and senior finance directors as they unpick how their roles have evolved, how they influence change and their biggest priorities for the next 2-5 years. See details

Joe Power
VAT Director
Medtronic
 

Roisin Nolan
Director
Autodesk
 

Tom Seal
Senior Analyst
IDC

- 2:25pm coffee break -

2:30pm

Presentation

Breakout 1: International tax update

Sellers' experience - 2021 VAT changes

Reece Duncan
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Matt Harrison
Director
Avalara

 
 
 

Panel session

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

Building blocks for international growth

Thomas Sutter
Finance CoE
Oracle NetSuite

Annamaria Sola
Lead Financial Controller
Framery Acoustics

Stephen Tucker
VAT Consultant
Avalara

Aaran Fronda
Executive Editor
Accountancy Age

Presentation

Breakout 1: International tax update

The rise of e-invoicing

Reece Duncan
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Ulf Schmidt
Product Manager
Avalara

 
 
 

Panel session

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

Building customer loyalty in a borderless world

Colin Neil
Managing Director
Adyen UK

Nicole Morton
Cross Border Solutions Manager
Avalara

Andy Mulcahy
Strategy & Insight Director
IMRG

Fireside chat

Breakout 1: International tax update

U.S. sales tax - why is it so complicated?

Michelle Bequette
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Mary Cho
Senior Director
Avalara

Fireside chat

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

Moving tax compliance to the cloud

Kid Misso
VP, Product Management
Avalara

Vinod Jadhav
Director, Product Management
SAP

- 3:50pm coffee break -

3:55pm

Presentation

Avalara closing remarks

Wrapping up day 2. 

Simon Kelly
Managing Director
Avalara


Joined by guest speakers

We'll be joined by expert speakers and business leaders to discuss how to build your business globally.

  • Get the latest on international tax compliance
  • Understand changing consumer behaviour
  • Learn how to futureproof your indirect tax strategy
  • Overcome cross-border trading challenges

Theo Paphitis
Chairman at Theo Paphitis Retail Group, Dragon from BBC's Dragons' Den
 

Mattias Ericsson
Group Indirect Tax Director
Electrolux
 

Jo Fairley
Co-founder
Green & Blacks Chocolate
 

Chris Giles
Economics Editor
Financial Times
 

Ulf-Björn Rönn
CFO
Ridestore
 

Mary Portas
Chief Creative Officer
Portas
 

Thomas Sutter
Finance Centre of Excellence
Oracle NetSuite
 

Amit Mathradas
President and COO
Avalara
 

Vinod Jadhav
Director of Product Management
SAP
 

Aaran Fronda
Executive Editor
Accountancy Age
 

Colin Neil
Managing Director
Adyen UK
 

Annamaria Sola
Lead Financial Controller
Framery Acoustics
 

Roisin Nolan
Director
Autodesk
 

Luke Tugby
Editor
Retail Week
 

Alex Baulf
Director
Grant Thornton
 

Ian Jindal
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
InternetRetailing
 

Georgie Barrat
Tech Journalist and Broadcaster
 

Andy Mulcahy
Strategy & Insight Director
IMRG
 

Ben Hunt-Davis
Olympic Gold Medalist
Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Ltd
 

Candice Bordeaux
Founder and Director
CBO Search
 

Hamish McRae
Associate Editor
The Independent
 

Joe Power
VAT Director
Medtronic
 

Tom Seal
Senior Analyst
IDC
 

Adly Adly
Head of Tax
ABinBEV

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