Seminar Reporting Standards

On June 4th the Dutch government organizes, with partner organizations and the support of XBRL Europe, an International Seminar on Digitalization and Reporting Standards. The seminar gives an answer at the question: Why a cross-border approach is the right way to get there?

About the International seminar

The Dutch public and private organizations that use the Standard Business Reporting community organize an international seminar in order to explore the benefits of data standardization initiatives, like Standard Business Reporting, in Europe. What are the best practices on digital reporting in the different countries? What role does standardization play and what are the expectations, of involved parties, for the coming decade. Most of all, how do we make sure the society, especially businesses, will gain from the promises of standardization in a digital Europe?

Reason International seminar

In October 2017 European Member States advised the European Commission to further explore Standard Business Reporting (SBR) to make company data comparable, transparent and digitally accessible to reduce administrative burdens. The ministers in charge of eGovernment policy and coordination from the countries of the European Union have signed a declaration in Tallinn (Estland) about the development of eGovernment. This advice is given in relation to the implementation of the ESMA European Single Electronic Format.


Please register here 

The event is aimed at senior representatives of European member states and (supra-)national organizations who are responsible for policies related to external reporting, such as the Transparency Directive and related regulatory reporting. Senior representatives from businesses related to this topic are also very welcome.

Speakers & panel discussion

The program consists of a plenary part with international speakers followed by a panel discussion with the speakers. During the panel discussion attendees are able to discuss with the speakers.   

  • Anna Szafnicka (Director Group Consolidation & Reporting - Philips)
  • Serge Libert  (Project manager e-procurement and e-invoicing -The Flemish Government)
  • John Turner ( CEO - XBRL international)
  • Rob Kuipers  (SBR Commissioner the Netherlands, Chairman)
  • Anna Sciortino (Policy Officer - ESMA)
  • Gijsbert Turkenburg  (PWC - International Accountancy Agency)


13.15 hrs         Welcome with coffee/tea
13.45 hrs         Introduction by the chairman Rob Kuipers
14.10 hrs         Presentation John Turner (XBRL International)
14.35 hrs         Presentation Serge Libert (Flemish Government)
15.00 hrs         Presentation Anna Sciortino (ESMA)
15.25 hrs         Break
15.50 hrs         Presentation Anna Szafnicka (Philips)
16.15 hrs         Presentation Quick scan survey - Gijsbert Turkenburg (PWC)
16.30 hrs         Interactive panel discussion
17.00 hrs         Drinks
18.00 hrs         End


Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU
Kortenberglaan 4 - 10
1040 Brussels


Date and time

Date: June 4th, 2019
Time: 13.15 - 17.00 hours 


International seminar Reporting Standards