18 March - 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM (CET)

" Connectivity as the main driver for Fleet Efficiencies and Cost Savings "

About the Connected Fleets Conference

The Connected Fleets Conference is the leading international conference bringing together buyer profiles and the connected solutions suppliers.

  • High level event for real decision makers

  • The place to be to meet B2B customers

  • Strong focus on learning, vision and best practice sharing

  • Real cases, real solutions

  • Supporting a connected future for Fleet & Mobility


18 MARCH 2021

Connectivity as the main driver for Fleet Efficiencies and Cost Savings

Connectivity in fleets is a global phenomenon and will only continue to rise in importance in the future. The right connected solutions can help you increase fleet efficiencies and ultimately generate cost savings today and in the long term. And definitely with electrification gaining speed, there is no turning back on the need for connected vehicles.

The Connected Fleets Conference is there to support you in this transition!


Main topics will include:


  • Commercial Fleets & Distribution

  • Connectivity as the main driver for Fleet Efficiencies and Cost Savings

  • Electrification of the LCV-fleet

  • IOT-platforms

  • Acquisition methods: leasing, rental, flexible and optimized utilisation

Preliminary Programme

08:30 – 09:00: Check-in and Networking 

Meet with the conference participants and sponsors 

9:00 – 9:10: Welcome and Opening of the Connected Fleets Conference 2021 

Agenda highlights and How to get the most out of the Connected Fleets Conference 

By Steven Schoefs, Editor-in-chief, Fleet Europe 


9:10 – 9:30: Connecting the dots to unlock vehicle fleet efficiency  

Technology and connectivity are fundamental for vehicle fleet efficiency, whether it’s efficiency in cost, safety, sustainability or last-mile mobility. 

By Franck Leveque, Partner and Vice President Automotive & Transportation, Frost & Sullivan 

9:30 – 10:00: Urban city transport efficiency through innovation and electrification 

Urban city transportation is heavily impacted by regulation and legislation, bringing challenges to fleet and logistics managers. How are car manufacturers preparing sustainable urban city mobility with innovation in product and technology? 

Panel Discussion with:  

  • Mercedes

  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles 

  • Renault 

10:00 – 10:20: Maximising fleet utilisation through flexibility 

Too many company cars and commercial vehicles are underutilised, generating increased costs and inefficiency. Flexibility is the answer to the fleet utilisation question and possible issues during peak times.


By Sixt SE  

10:20 – 10:40: Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Select the topic and session you prefer.  


1. Securing sustainability and safety for your outsourced fleet via connectivity

Learn how to manage an outsourced fleet making sure your internal safety and sustainability goals are achieved with the support of connectivity.

By Remi Abdul Samad, Global Lead Sustainability and Logistics, The Heineken Company


2. How to manage increasing complexity and cost of windshield management?

Replacing damaged windshields accounts for 90% of your glass maintenance costs and it’s getting worse with the increasing prevalence of ADAS in vehicles. Jack is the first solution to effectively address that concern. By detecting, diagnosing and notifying glass damages in real-time, Jack makes sure you don’t miss any breakage, you handle them on time and mitigate your glass maintenance costs by 50%, or more. Not only that, Jack also improves: the quality of your service, the productivity of your staff, the safety of your drivers and your carbon footprint. In short, Jack is your next step towards safe and profitable mobility.

with Nicolas Chorine, CEO, Jack by AGC Automotive


10:40 – 11:10: Networking Break  

One-on-one meeting with the conference participants in a congenial and easy virtual way. 



11:10 – 11:30: Powering fleet efficiency with Big Data and AI 

Connectivity leads to the need for data management. Intelligent data management can be used to support the deployment of a winning corporate fleet strategy



11:30 – 11:50: Elevating fleet safety and productivity via smart data 

The correlation between efficiency, safety and productivity is undeniable. The key ingredient for a future-proof safety management that contributes to the bottom line of a company is connectivity.  


By Bob Zimmer, Supply Chain Fleet Technology Senior Manager, PepsiCo

11:50 – 12:10: Energising sustainable e-mobility through connectivity

The road to e-mobility and fleet electrification asks for the right driver profiling, vehicle selection and charging practices. To master all this correctly you need to unlock the benefits of connectivity.

With Geotab


12:10 – 12:30: Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Select the topic and session you prefer.  


1. Connectivity, the bridge between e-commerce and last mile delivery success

The rise of e-commerce comes with opportunities and challenges for last-mile delivery success. Learn how connectivity plays a key role for successfully managing peak times and to secure a seamless last-mile delivery.

2. How Data Intelligence supports a winning strategy


12:30 – 13:00: Networking Break  

One on one meeting with the conference participants in a congenial and easy virtual way. 



13:00 – 13:20: How to be sustainable from the first to the last mile  

Efficient transportation and delivery is not limited to innovation nor sustainability for the last mile. Efficiency in sustainability needs to encompass the entire journey. Explore how to translate an innovative but tangible vision on sustainability from the first to the last mile.

With Tom Goethals, Fleet Manager, bpost


13:20 – 14:00: How to overcome charging concerns

Questions about the EV charging infrastructure are impeding the faster uptake of fleet electrification. Hands-on expertise to overcome possible EV charging obstacles.

With Sahand Malek, Founder, Altifio

Followed by a Panel discussion

with Bjørn Utgård, VP Global Industry Segments, EV Box and Chargepoint 

14:00 – 14:20: Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Select the topic and session you prefer.  


1. Electrify your fleet to improve your commercial business success 

Learn why and how electrifying your fleet generates driver satisfaction and cost efficiency and can be innovative and sexy at the same time. ​

By Davide Ghione, Chief of Commercial-Europe and Hamish Philips, Head of Sales UK, Arrival

2. Rightsize your commercial fleet for cost and mobility efficiency 

Learn why it’s crucial to challenge the market according to your fleet and mobility needs. Find out IKEA’s requirements for a successful connected future. 

By Barbara Szanto, Global Category Manager, HR Services, Travel Services, Fleet & Mobility, IKEA   


14:20 – 14:50: Networking Break  

One-on-one meeting with the conference participants in a congenial and easy virtual way. 


14:50 – 15:35: Executive Panel: Connectivity as the main driver for fleet efficiencies and cost savings 

With Founding Partners of the 2021 Connected Fleets Conference 

Moderated by Steven Schoefs, Editor-in-chief, Fleet Europe  

15:35 - 15:45: Lessons Learned and Closing of the Connected Fleets Conference 




In partnership with






For this event we have chosen an online platform that allows you to participate in the Connected Fleets Conference with all the advantages of a virtual event.

This online platform will gather the Expert Powers Talks through a virtual Main Stage. In addition, it allows to network via a sponsors area, direct messaging and live video conversations between participants and communication between buyers and suppliers (direct or via a matchmaking tool). 


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Hosted buyer programme

The Hosted Buyer Programme is a free ticket available only to Professional Buyer Profiles. Buyer profiles are directly in charge of the buying decisions for the company vehicles, light commercial vehicles, fuel, insurance, data, software and all connected services. Typical functions are Fleet Managers, Corporate Mobility Managers, Category Managers, Purchase or Procurement managers, Data security managers, HR managers, facility managers.

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Hosted Buyer


To validate your Hosted Buyer Programme Ticket, you will have to complete the following questionnaire that will help us to validate your profile.This ticket will give you access to the entire Connected Fleets Conference



Do you need more information about the general organisation?

Virginie Emonts

Marketing & Event Coordinator

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David Baudeweyns

Sales Director

Caroline Thonnon

CEO and Business Development

Daniel Savigny

International Key Account Manager





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