Sunbury, United Kingdom — May 27, 2008 — GXS™, a leading provider of business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce solutions, will be co-hosting the 105th EDIFICE Plenary with customer, DHL, addressing the theme of “eBusiness Crossing Borders: The Challenge of Managing Standards, Vertical Industries and Geographies”. Steve Keifer, GXS’ vice president of industry and product marketing, will open the Plenary with a presentation on this theme. EDIFICE is the European B2B Forum for the computing, electronics and telecommunications industry which meets three times a year to discuss and advance B2B adoption strategies for member companies and their trading partners.
Additional presentations from GXS at EDIFICE will be delivered by Bryan Larkin, Steve Keifer and Tom Varghese. They will focus on B2B Without Borders, The Convergence of the Physical and Financial Supply Chainand Best Practices in Enabling Small and Medium-Sized Businesses. Representatives from DHL will also address the challenges and solutions to Delivering Commerce Across Borders and RFID Global Standards.
“The goal of this 105th Plenary is to share collective experience and best practices which help EDIFICE members to achieve their B2B goals in this challenging area, which is of increasing interest across Europe today,” commented Matthias Gehrken, EDIFICE chairman and development area manager for NOKIA Channel Logistics Development Excellence.
Details of the event are as follows:
|Who||GXS, DHL and the members of EDIFICE|
|What||EDIFICE 105th Plenary|
|When||May 28-29, 2008|
|Where||Gran Hotel Velazquez, Madrid, Spain|
|Why||To drive the adoption of B2B e-commerce through the sharing of best practices,standards development and knowledge, and latest trends|
“Cross-border electronic commerce is growing rapidly within the EU, and some companies are seeing this cross border e-commerce activity double year-over-year,” said Keifer. “This growth, combined with increased financial regulations around invoicing and payments, is posing new challenges while also offering fresh opportunities. This is a complex scenario that European leaders need to understand in order to manage effectively.”
In addition to those from GXS and DHL, presentations at EDIFICE will be given by representatives of Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, Nokia and Sony Ericsson. EDIFICE provides a forum for B2B leaders to network and participate in informative information exchanges on new business processes and trends.
“Seamless trading is one of the fundamental cornerstones of the truly global supply chain. It is a prerequisite to not only providing goods and services around the globe, but also to distributing work and income into emerging regions,” commented Werner Meert, customer integration management (CIM) manager at DHL.
EDIFICE represents the majority of the European electronics industry and is a forum to learn about B2B processes and technologies, share experiences, exchange ideas and also take advantage of the knowledge and experiences of other member companies. EDIFICE provides an opportunity to contribute to the direction and evolution of B2B Standards and processes that will benefit the industry. Visit the EDIFICE home page at www.edifice.org.
GXS is a leading global provider of B2B e-commerce solutions that simplify and enhance business process integration, synchronisation and collabouration among trading partners. Organisations worldwide, including 75 percent of the Fortune 500, leverage the GXS Trading Grid® to extend supply networks, optimise product launches, automate warehouse receiving, manage electronic payments and gain supply chain visibility. With an unmatched global presence, proven trading partner management and B2B outsourcing services, GXS’ on-demand solutions maximise the benefits of integration for businesses.
Based in Gaithersburg, Md., GXS’ extensive global network serves customers throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions. GXS can be found on the Web at www.gxs.co.uk.
For further information please contact:
Denise Oakley, Director, Marketing Programmes International GXS
Tel – +44 (0) 1932 776408 / +44 (0) 7768 537 481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org