World of Open Account (WOA) the first Global Receivables Community has been launched in London. Representing and providing an inclusive platform and voice to the professionals engaged in the largest asset class on the planet.
Over 125 participants from over 90 companies and more than 16 countries attended the launch. Keynote invited speakers included Ms Ines Rocha (EBRD), Christophe Spoerry (B2B Fintech innovator) and Martin Bartlam (DLA Piper).
The aim of WOA is to be the global collaborative competence centre for all professionals and companies active in the Open Account ecosystem. A key differentiator about WOA is that it is open to everyone – they don’t need deep pockets. It’s truly open to all – they don’t have to adhere or aspire to one way of doing business.
As Erik Timmermans, joint founder explained: “This is about a community working together for its own benefit. There are many ways to be involved. We want to create a place where anyone involved in the World of Open Account is welcome and feels at home. Discover the digital platform and register on https://woa.community. I look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to our World of Open Account!”
The WOA project is guided by a steering panel, composed a highly respected and well known group of strategic advisors.
Richard Hawkins, CEO of Atlantic Risk Management added: “The WOA initiative comes at the right time. There is a lot going on in the space of receivables finance with new players, new technology, and new market approaches”.
The launch event provided an emphatic real-world statement of WOA’s intent. And reflecting the digital ethos of the new organisation, follow up webinars are organised on 13 and 14 December for those who could not physically attend.