7 Aug 19

Eight steps to attend the Smart Mobility Institute

As a corporate decision-maker, your plate is pretty full already. So why should you take time out of your busy schedule to attend the Smart Mobility Institute? Here are eight steps between here and now, and your attendance on 16-17 September in Brussels.


  • Whether you’re in Fleet or Travel, HR or Safety, Procurement or some other department touching on the mobility ecosystem, you’re aware of the fast pace of change in this vast ecosystem. However, opportunities to really get to grips with that change are few and far between. 

Exclusive for you

  • This is where the Smart Mobility Institute comes in. The SMI is a cross-functional networking group of buyer profiles, sharing best practices, exploring new possibilities, benchmarking with suppliers and inspiring each other with real solutions. It is designed exclusively for you – corporate mobility managers with international responsibility, and their stakeholders. 
  • The SMI aims to shape a common vision of corporate smart mobility. After a successful first event earlier this year, its second session on 16-17 September will focus on ‘Benefiting from Convergencies in Ground Transportation’: how Fleet and Travel could create efficiencies by working more closely together. 

Efficiency gains

  • Fleet and Travel are competencies that partially overlap yet have never managed to successfully merge – until now. In the coming mobility ecosystem, convergence between the two may finally be feasible – leading to great efficiency gains and cost savings. 
  • Taking into account everyone’s busy schedule, the SMI’s second session is concentrated in a compact, 24-hour spree of case studies, workshops and networking opportunities, located conveniently near Brussels Airport. The event will kick off in the early afternoon of Monday, 16 September and wrap up around lunch on Tuesday, 17 September.
  • On Monday, participants will get to speed-date with a selected range of top providers of smart mobility services. And there’ll be plenty of opportunity to network at the subsequent cocktail reception and walking dinner. Early Tuesday, participants will deep-dive into a series of case studies on how to converge Fleet and Travel – finding out how those efforts have helped maximise mobility opportunities and reduce cost. 

Confirmed speakers

  • Some of the confirmed speakers and moderators include: Alexandra Melville (Accenture), who will present a case study on Fleet and Travel convergence; Yves Helven (Connector) and Steven Schoefs (Nexus Communication), who will moderate a group discussion on opportunities to merge ground transportation; David Omodei (Microsoft) and Pim De Weerd (Philips), who will present their vision on Fleet and Procurement; and Geert Behets (UCB) and Pascal Struye (Ingersoll Rand), who will discuss their perspective on Travel. 
  • The event is not just compact, it’s also free – so very efficient both in terms of time and money spent. Plus, it’s aimed specifically (and exclusively) at buyers. Here’s more info on the event’s line-up, timing and location, and on how to register. Don’t hesitate too long – places are limited!
Authored by: Frank Jacobs