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22 Nov 17

2017 Fleet Europe Forum: Uncovering the DNA of tomorrow's fleet management professions

The schedule for the Fleet Europe Forum, on 6 December in Estoril (Portugal), is complete. This year, the Forum will be the place to be to uncover the “DNA of tomorrow’s fleet management professions”. In four sessions, expert speakers and acknowledged fleet and mobility peers will analyse the major trends transforming your business and your profession.

The Fleet Europe Forum will be organised from 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM on 6 December at the Estoril Congress Center.

09:00-09:05 2017 Fleet Europe Forum opening

09:05-09:10 Session 1. Twenty Years of Fleet Management, and now?

A distinguished panel of fleet experts will provide a unique reflection on the past two decades, and the next twenty years of Fleet Management. They are: Tony Elliott, Pascal Serres, Philippe Bismut, Mike Masterson and Jose Luis Criado – inductees in the International Fleet Hall of Fame for 2010-'16 (in that order).

09:10-10:35 Session 2. The Automotive Business Revolution

For car manufacturers, the old business model is giving way to an unknown future, in which connectivity, electrification and autonomy will transform the car; and shared mobility and new mobility alternatives will transform how we move from A to B. How are OEMs planning to thrive in in an increasingly complex mobility ecosystem in which they will have to compete with disruptors? 

  • The European Car Fleet Market in 2018
    • Marc Odinius, Managing Director of Dataforce, will provide an overview of the 2018 European Car Fleet Market trends: Today and Tomorrow.
  • The Electrification of the vehicle fleet
    • Tomas Björnsson, Vice President Business Unit E-Mobility Europe of Vattenfall will present a case study about the electrification of the corporate fleet and other new solutions to achieve zero-emission employee mobility.
  • The position of the OEMs in the future fleet and mobility landscape
    • With Sebastian Peck, Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, and Grégoire Olivier, Executive Vice-President Mobility Services of PSA Group. A debate on hot-pressing topics that will change the business model of the car manufacturer

10:35-11:05 Coffee Break & Networking

11:05-12:00 Session 3. Success in the New Mobility Game

In a business context, innovation in and of itself is not an added value; that only becomes the case when it provides tangible benefits, in the form of harmonised and simplified processes, a wider range of options, and ultimately, increased cost-efficiency.

  • Daring to think out of the fleet management box
    • A panel discussion, composed by Carsten Kwirandt (Head of Marketing and Business Development, Alphabet International), Alessandra Manca (Vice President Business Development and Sales, Continental), Olivier Reppert (CEO, car2go ) and John Saffrett (COO, ALD International) , will discuss strategies to develop profitable business models based on the increasingly prevalent sharing and pay-by-use principles.
  • The international business orientation of multinational companies
    • Andy Leeden, Global Category Lead at AstraZeneca and International Fleet Manager of the Year Large Fleet 2016, will present a case study on how to integrate innovation in international fleet management with the goal of benefiting harmonisation and cost-efficiency.

12:00-12:45 Session 4. Trends in Fleet and Mobility Management

Globalisation in fleet and mobility management is set to increase, driven by the ongoing desire to streamline and rationalise business processes across national and regional boundaries. This process is not without its pitfalls in the light of new mobility development, but the potential benefits are great indeed.

A panel composed by Peter Derks, CCO of Athlon International, Tim Albertsen, Deputy CEO of ALD SA, Richard Schooling, CCO of Alphabet International, Berno Kleinherenbrink, SVP Commercial of LeasePlan Corporation and Bart Beckers, CCO of Arval will discuss how to avoid the problems of Fleet Management globalisation, and how to reap its rewards?

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Authored by: Céline Gilson