29 Jul 19

Smart Mobility Institute focuses on marriage of Fleet and Travel - 16 & 17 September

The convergence of Fleet and Travel, long predicted and perhaps long overdue, is the main topic of the second session of the Smart Mobility Institute (SMI), 16-17 September in Brussels. Can you afford not to attend?

The SMI is a suitably young organisation, it's a cross-functional networking group of customer profiles responding to the growing need among decision makers in Fleet, Travel, HR, Facility, Finance, CSR and other corporate departments for first-hand knowledge of the changes in the mobility ecosystem that will affect and improve the way they do business.

Ground Transportation

Following its first, successful session in May, on the requirements for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), the SMI will return to Brussels, bundling knowledge and networking on the topic of ‘Convergence in Ground Transportation’ into a ’24-hour Power Event’. Fleet and Travel are competences 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.

Concrete evidence
This is a topic that concerns not just Fleet and Mobility managers, but also decision makers in related and adjacent departments, such as HR, Finance, CSR (and of course Travel). What they need, is not just abstract theory, but concrete evidence of how this convergence is working in practice. That is what this second session of the SMI is offering. Smart mobility requires smart movers – and that’s whom the SMI is targeting.

  • In the afternoon of Monday, 16 September, participants will be introduced to the objectives of the SMI, get a complete overview of the results of the first session (on MaaS), and 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. In the following group discussion, three questions will take centre stage: What are the opportunities of Ground Transportation Convergence? How to achieve it in a corporate environment? And can suppliers do to make it easier to achieve?
  • To end this 24-hour event corporate mobility and travel managers offer their views on what both Fleet and Travel can already learn from each other.

Concentrated spree

And that will wrap up a 24-hour, concentrated spree of case studies, workshops and networking unparalleled in the smart mobility ecosystem. The event – free, but aimed solely at buyers – will take place on 16-17 September at the Van Der Valk Hotel at Brussels Airport. Can you afford not to attend?

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: Steven Schoefs