Executive dinner in Amsterdam with Ortus Club

25th September 2019
Pulitzer Amsterdam
6.30 pm

Join us for an inspiring evening event with Ortus Club in Amsterdam!

The Ava Dinner is set up to offer a relaxed and intimate forum for digital transformation, innovation, and finance leaders of prominent firms in Netherlands to discuss, debate and share experiences over a fine dining experience.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers in the room. Please note that the discussion will be in English.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary for those invited. For more information, complete the form to the right.

Digitalizing the finance department: opportunities vs challenges

2020 is approaching, and large corporations are looking at ways to digitise b2b finance. On one side is the thrilling opportunity of freeing up working capital, reducing paper invoices, reducing redundancy headaches, and wasted time shuffling through duplicates. On the other is the challenge of collaborating with IT departments, getting the executive buy-in, while keeping an eye out for risks such as cybercrime.

  • Which technologies should be at the top of the list for finance innovation?
  • Are finance teams keeping up with regards to digital transformation compared to other functional groups?
  • What is the most challenging aspect of digitalizing the finance function?
  • Does automating payments actually optimize existing payment systems?
  • Can a company cut costs by automating payments? Which ones?


Pulitzer Amsterdam

Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam


Wednesday 25th September, 2019

18.30 – 22.00

The Agenda:

18:30     Arrival of guests and reception
19:00     Welcome by The Ortus Club and short address from Tradeshift
19:10     Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
19:45     Starters served
20:00     Discussion brought to a close and mains are served
21:00     Change of seats before dessert

The Moderator

Joeri Overmars is the senior sales manager for HSBC Global Trade and Receivables Finance in the Netherlands. He is a great fan of driving efficiency through innovation, whether using proprietary technology or external. Prior to joining HSBC he worked in trade finance roles for both RBS and ING, always looking at the Large Corporates segment. HSBC is one of the largest banks globally, and market leader in trade finance.

The Venue

Meet quintessential Dutch elegance in an intricate maze of 25 connecting Golden Age canal houses. This hidden neighborhood features: intimate guest rooms, tranquil inner gardens, meeting & event spaces, a garden café, a hotel bar and a restaurant that serves simple yet beautifully crafted dishes. Pulitzer Amsterdam is a unique blend of up-market, traditional and modern Dutch craftsmanship hidden amongst the city’s iconic canals.


Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.

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