POWERING
GLOBAL COMMERCE

Overcome compliance barriers
and grow your business

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

POWERING
GLOBAL COMMERCE

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

Guest speakers include…

Theo Paphitis

Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrat

Mary Portas

Jo Fairley

3000+
ATTENDEES

50+
SPEAKERS

20+
SESSIONS

2
DAYS

Plus speakers from…

Joined by: Oracle Netsuite
Joined by: Accountancy Age
Joined by: Electrolux
Joined by: Financial Times

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 forever. For many businesses, this has meant rapid operating changes, with many rethinking their strategies altogether. Yet there are many reasons to be optimistic and there's never been a better time to look further afield.

Building on its previous success, Inspire Virtual returns for the fifth year in Autumn 2021. Aimed at empowering business leaders with the knowledge they need to grow their businesses internationally, this event is not to be missed.


Two day agenda

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome address

Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrett
Tech Journalist/ Broadcaster

OPENING KEYNOTE

The future of borderless commerce

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

1:45pm

Panel session

Commerce reimagined: seizing opportunities for growth

Join our panel discussion to find out how businesses should evaluate and enter new markets. We will be joined by key brands offering insights into the compliance challenges they’ve faced when growing into new geographies and industries, and how leveraging technology and automation made this easier. See details

Chris Giles
Senior Journalist
Financial Times


- 2:25pm coffee break -

2:30pm

Fireside chat

Breakout 1: Borderless commerce

The future of omnichannel retail

Mary Portas
CCO
Portas

Panel session

Breakout 2: Future of indirect tax compliance

Getting your indirect tax strategy right

Ruby Buckland
EMEA Director
Avalara

3:05pm

Panel session

Breakout 1: Borderless commerce

Making an impact in new markets

Ian Jindal
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
InternetRetailing

Sasha Wilson

Sasha Wilson
Senior Director
Avalara

Fireside chat

Breakout 2: Future of indirect tax compliance

The rise of the tax technologist

Candice Bordeaux

Candice Bordeaux
Founder and Director
CBO Search

Patricia Oakley

Patricia Oakley
Senior Director
Avalara

- 3:40pm coffee break -

3:45pm

Keynote

Global growth success story

Last session of the day.

Jo Fairley
Co-founder
Green & Blacks Chocolate

Presentation

Closing remarks

Wrapping up day 1.

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome address

Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrett
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

Will It Make The Boat Go Faster? Ltd

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

- 2:25pm coffee break -

2:30pm

Presentation

Breakout 1: International tax update

Updates to VAT Compliance

Anh Carter

Anh Carter
Senior Director
Avalara

Matt Harrison

Matt Harrison
Director
Avalara

Fireside chat

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

Taxing the digital and ecommerce world

Thomas Sutter
Finance Centre of Excellence
Oracle NetSuite

Presentation

Breakout 1: International tax update

The rise of e-invoicing

Reece Duncan

Reece Duncan
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Ulf Schmidt

Ulf Schmidt
Product Manager
Avalara

Fireside chat

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

The (landed) price is right

Fireside chat

Breakout 1: International tax update

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

Michelle Bequette

Michelle Bequette
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Mary Cho

Mary Cho
Senior Director
Avalara

Panel session

Breakout 2: Breaking down barriers to international ecommerce

5 steps to borderless commerce

Colin Neil
Managing Director
Adyen UK

- 3:50pm coffee break -

3:55pm

Fireside chat

Moving tax compliance to the cloud

Presentation

Avalara closing remarks

Wrapping up day 2. 


Speakers and panellists

We will be joined by expert speakers and business leaders from major international brands to discuss everything you need to know to power your global commerce growth.

From the latest on international tax compliance, to changing consumer behaviour and how to overcome cross border trading challenges, we’ll be bringing you practical tips and success stories on how to build your business globally.

Speakers

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

Georgie Barrat

Georgie Barrat
Tech Journalist and Broadcaster

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

Mary Portas
Chief Creative Officer
Portas

Chris Giles
Economics Editor
Financial Times

Jo Fairley
Co-founder
Green & Blacks Chocolate

Ian Jindal
Founder & Editor-In-Chief
InternetRetailing

Colin Neil
Managing Director
Adyen UK

Candice Bordeaux

Candice Bordeaux
Founder and Director
CBO Search

Thomas Sutter
Finance Centre of Excellence
Oracle NetSuite

Ruby Buckland
EMEA Director
Avalara

Craig Reed
General Manager, Cross Border
Avalara

See more

Amit Mathradas
President and COO
Avalara

Ross Tennenbaum
CFO
Avalara

Patricia Oakley
Senior Director
Avalara

Anh Carter

Anh Carter
Senior Director
Avalara

Matt Harrison
Director
Avalara

Reece Duncan
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Ulf Schmidt
Product Manager
Avalara

Michelle Bequette
Senior Solutions Consultant
Avalara

Sacha Wilson
Senior Director
Avalara

Kid Misso
VP, Product Management
Avalara

Mary Cho
Senior Director
Avalara

Last year's speakers

Piet Battiau
Head of Consumption Taxes Unit
OECD

Emily Antcliffe
Director of Indirect Tax
HMRC

Phillip Hammond
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer

Sam Lowe
Senior Research Fellow
Centre for European Reform

See more

Chris Giles
Economics Editor
Financial Times

Prof. Rita de la Feria

Prof. Rita de la Feria
Chair in Tax Law
University of Leeds

Francois Chadwick

Francois Chadwick
VP Global Head of Tax
Uber

Samantha Livesey

Samantha Livesey
Partner & Head of Commercial
Pinsent Masons LLP

Chris Francis

Chris Francis
Director of Government Relations
SAP

Blanche Savary de Beauregard

Blanche Savary de Beauregard
Head of M&A, Tax and Customs
Ledger

Ruby Buckland, Avalara

Rachel Le Mieux
Partner
BDO

Ruby Buckland, Avalara

Roisin Nolan
Director of Global Indirect & DS Tax
Autodesk

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