Past event28 Sep 23

LCV Expert Day


Starting: 28 Sep 23 - 09:30
Ending: 28 Sep 23 - 16:30

Initially planned on June 15th, the LCV Expert Day is postponed to September 28th

Go the extra mile for your Commercial Fleet

Fleet Europe and Sortimo present the first ever LCV Expert Day.
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If you’re looking for guidance on the trends that are reshaping Commercial Fleet and LCV Management, this is where you need to be.
Commercial fleets have always been crucial to the economy. And now we have e-commerce, further boosting their importance. Digital customers – private and corporate – order things online and want them delivered as soon and as conveniently as possible.  
That’s increasing the need for seamless transport solutions and intelligent last mile solutions. So, as commercial fleets grow, their fleet managers are confronted with a multitude of challenges – sustainability, electrification, efficiency, utilisation, safety, and driver behaviour.

At the LCV Expert Day, we will be developing answers to the following issues:

  • Efficient LCV management
  • The best way to innovate and electrify
  • Implementing telematics
  • How to focus on safety and security
  • Save on cost and be more sustainable


Join the LCV Expert Day to learn from industry experts, hear from industry-leading LCV fleet managers, discuss and interact with industry peers and business partners, and discover innovative products and services that will boost the efficiency and effectiveness of your Commercial Fleet.

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Programme at a glance

9:30 am CET
Welcome & Opening address

Welcome word and introduction of the LCV Expert Day, the topic and speakers of the day.

By day moderator Yves Helven, Nexus Communication

9:40 - 10:00 am CET
LCV Fleets - Sustainability and Productivity is the key driver of Innovation

Fleet managers are under pressure to achieve sustainability goals, increase productivity and reduce costs in a challenging environment.

Innovative and Intelligent Mobility Solutions for LCV fleets that are flexible and highly productive, but also respecting sustainability aspects are key to succeed,

to overcome energy crisis, and to transform economy and society to a sustainable future.

By Founding Partner Reinhold Braun, CEO, Sortimo International

10:00 - 10:20 am CET
The LCV market in Europe: trends and opportunities

Commercial vehicles and LCV fleets are a cornerstone of the European economy. With the uptake of e-commerce, the demand for LCVs has been surging. But stricter regulation in terms of safety and zero-emission transportation make it more challenging for both OEMs and fleet managers to comply to the regulative framework from Europe and individual member states. What’s to know about the evolution of the LCV market across Europe and what are the challenges and opportunities for LCV electrification? 

By Marc Odinius, CEO and owner, Dataforce

10:20 - 10:40 am CET
Why flexibility is the key to success in fleet leasing

Delivery problems, price increases and many service providers in the market – as a fleet manager, it is not easy to keep a clear overview at the moment. That is why it is important to take a very close look at the conditions in fleet leasing. Especially in stressful times with complex fleets, expensive surprises can be avoided in the end by comparing the different leasing solutions. Wouldn't it be helpful if the leasing contract could simply be designed and spontaneously changed as the fleet needs it at the moment? Holman shows how open-end-leasing contracts work and how LCV customers can benefit.   

By Malte Schuler, New Business Development Manager, Holman

10:40 - 11:00 am CET
How to match LCV fleet electrification with TCO control

Respecting ESG and Carbon Zero targets with your passenger car fleet in Europe could be complex, but should be an achievable goal. At least for a large part of Europe. For commercial fleets with LCVs it’s a different story. The EV offering needs to expand, the EV range, charging infrastructure and charging capabilities need to be optimised, and possible downtimes need to be resolved before LCV electrification on a larger scale can work. But this doesn’t mean you need to wait before gong green with your LCV fleet. 
By Patrik Havranek, Head of Group Fleet Management, ISS Facility Services

11:00 - 11:20 am CET
Networking coffee
11:20 - 11:40 am CET
How to increase LCV fleet flexibility and usage by implementing an innovative fleet strategy

By Yvonne Gabler, Executive Director Van&Truck and Movie Sales, Sixt

11:40 - 12:00 am CET
How to match sustainability with utilization for your LCV fleet 

Ensuring that your fleet is fit for purpose and fit for the future is one of the most important tasks of today’s LCV fleet managers. Corporate goals in cost-efficiency, sustainability and utilization need to be balanced and the result need to serve the customer. Hear from INGKA, the procurement entity of IKEA, how to make your LCV fleet future-proof.  

Interview with Barbara Szanto, Global Category Manager HR Services, Travel Services, Fleet and Mobility, INGKA 

12:00 - 12:20 am CET
LCVs in the Age of Electric Mobility - Trends, Transition and Transformative Applications

The LCV fleet landscape is evolving. Let’s discover encompassing trends, the transition to electric vehicles, and the pivotal role of telematics. We explore the advantages of EV adoption, and how telematics tools such as dashcams and engine data analysis elevate safety and operational efficiency. We also underscore the significance of OEM integrations in minimizing downtime and optimizing fleet performance. These strategic insights empower LCV fleets to effectively adapt and remain competitive in an ever-changing environment.

By Stefano Peduzzi, Vice President, Technology Solutions & Operations, Geotab

12:20 - 12:30 am CET
Closing Plenary Session

By day moderator Yves Helven, Nexus Communication

12:30 - 01:45 pm CET
Networking Lunch & Coffee


In the afternoon attendees participate in interactive workshops and have the opportunity to discover new LCV models and innovative LCV management solutions

  • The Showroom Sessions will be held in the Main Building
  • The Classroom Sessions will be held in the Innovation Park


1:45 - 2:15 pm CET
Learn and Experience – Part 1

Breakout 1– Classroom Session: ALD, Jack Bowes, LCV & e-LCV Business Owner and Russ Boulton, LCV Consultant 

Total Cost of Ownership is dead. Even more so when it comes to LCV and e-LCV fleets, as it misses crucial hidden costs of running a fleet: vehicle off-road downtime, e-LCV charging and infrastructure. But no worries: Total Cost of Operation is now the new TCO! It gives us all the qualities to make an informed decision that Total Cost of Ownership provided, but going one step further by including all in-life costs. Join our session to say goodbye to old TCO and welcome the new, improved one!

Breakout 2 – Showroom Session: OPEL

2:15 - 2:45 pm CET
Learn and Experience – Part 2

Breakout 3 – Classroom Session: Flexible Power Systems

  • Michael Ayres, Managing Director, Flexible Power Systems

Breakout 4 – Classroom Session: Echoes 

  • Sascha Hribar, Sales Manager – DACH, Echoes
2:45 - 3:05 pm CET
Networking coffee
3:05 - 3:25 pm CET
Learn and Experience – Part 2

Winning strategy for LCV Fleet Sustainability

  • Kim Stenberg, Head of Global Mobility, Vestas Wind Systems
3:25 -  3:55 pm CET
Learn and Experience – Part 3

Breakout 5 – The Benefits of Organizing the Cargo Area to Maximize Cost Control & Productivity

A well thought-out organization of the loading area improves competitiveness! From vehicle right sizing to vehicle wear and tear, there are many direct & indirect costs that can be optimized. In addition, a clever & innovative cargo area organization leads to increased employee productivity and time savings. 

  • Sortimo, Michel Ricq, Head of Global Account Management  (cargo ergo organization / workforce productivity) 
3:55 - 4:00 pm CET
Closing  words

By day moderator Yves Helven, Nexus Communication







Sortimo International GmbH

Dreilindenstraße 5

86441 Zusmarshausen



Practical Information


A shuttle service will be provided by Sortimo. Please mention in the registration form your travel information to organize your transfer.

If you need accommodation on the 27th, we advise you to book a room at Romantik Hotel Alte Posthalterei Zusmarshausen | Traditional Hotel

This hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the venue.