Our Mission

Network - Advocate - Respond

The Mission of ONCE is to provide marketplace operators, their suppliers and customers, service providers and others dedicated to B2B e-Commerce, a collaborative forum to advance global trade, while being the leading authority and advocate for its Members on issues affecting international electronic commerce. An “on demand” organization dealing with the common issues of its Members as they arise and when there is a need, ONCE is focused on responding to its Members by creating standard solutions that enable the acceleration and growth of online trade.

ONCE members don`t just participate in the growth of global B2B e-Commerce, they enable it by facilitating hundreds of thousands of electronic transactions and business services daily. Don`t just be a part of history – help shape it!

The Leading Authority on International B2B E-Commerce

marketplace operators, customers, vendors, technology and service providers

The Open Network for Commerce Exchange (ONCE) is an independent non-profit industry membership organization devoted to facilitating and accelerating the growth of global B2B e-commerce.

ONCE is a consortium of marketplace operators, customers, vendors, technology and service providers, and organizations, working collaboratively to advance global internet trade to the benefit of its Members.

As the leading authority on international B2B e-commerce, ONCE is the advocate for its Members to not only shape the future of online trade, but to define it.

An 'on demand' organization, ONCE responds to the needs of its Members, as they arise and when there is a need for a common forum to solve those issues.


ONCE Leadership

The management and oversight of ONCE is vested in the Board of Directors (formerly Executive Council) as provided in the Bylaws. The Board of Directors consists of the Chairman, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Corporation, and three (3) At-Large Members. Board Members are elected by majority vote of the Members, and the Board elects the Officers.

The Board of Directors for 2019 consists of:

William Le Sage
Principal of Sapientes Partners LLC
G. Hampton Wall, Jr.
Vice President
CEO of Traxtech 
Open Position

Stephan Albers
CEO of Prodexa 
Chris Welsh
Board Member
CEO of OFS Portal 
Louis Hendriks
Board Member
Managing Dir. of Global Value Web 
Markus Quicken
Board Member
CEO of SupplyON AG

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