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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: 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

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 Vinzenz Pflanz, President Corporate Sales, Sixt SE, and Daniel Kasack, Senior Manager Last Mile Services at Amazon Logistics

10:20 – 10:40: Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Select the topic and session you prefer.  


1. OEM innovation in connectivity and electrification

The roadmap to a more efficient, connected and zero-emission transportation is supported by innovative solutions and technologies of today’s car manufacturers. Understanding how to benefit from their latest developments can only bring value to your fleet and company.

By Dieter Quartier, Automotive Journalist, Fleet Europe


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.

By 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: Connectivity, the bridge between e-commerce and sustainable 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 and sustainable last-mile delivery.

By Olly Craughan, Managing Director Corporate Social Responsibility, DPD


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 and Brendan Wiggins, Senior Manager Fleet Strategy, West, PepsiCo  

11:50 – 12:10: The EV and sustainability journey with Geotab

Not every fleet is in the position to switch, either partially or fully, to EVs. But these fleets can still have a positive impact on society and the environment. Join David Savage, Associate Vice President, UK & Ireland, to understand the fleet electrification journey and the challenges the fleet industry is currently facing. Learn how your businesses can integrate the EVSA into your fleet strategy and leverage Geotab to get the most out of your electric vehicles.

By David Savage, Associate Vice President, UK & Ireland, Geotab


12:10 – 12:30: Concurrent Breakout Sessions 

Select the topic and session you prefer.  


1. How connectivity support sustainability in safety and carbon footprint reduction

If well deployed, connectivity leads to increased sustainability. Learn how to use connected technology to leverage sustainability in both fleet safety and the reduction of carbon footprint.

By Nikola Vuckovic, Global Senior Manager Market & Fleet Safety, Philip Morris International

2. How connectivity supports vehicle remarketing

Fleet operators are permanently seeking for efficiency, and this in every phase of the vehicle fleet process. Digitisation and connectivity are supporting the end of vehicle lifecycle process. In this session you will get insight into the way connectivity can be used to facilitate the vehicle remarketing process of your Commercial Fleet.

By Gino Vleminckx, Chief Commercial Officer, ADESA Europe


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, Expert Fleet Europe

Followed by a Panel discussion

with Bjørn Utgård, VP Global Industry Segments, EV Box and André ten Bloemendal, VP Europe Commercial Sales, 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 - 15:10 The impact of AI and ML on Efficiency

Getting the most out of data and be able to predict actions with accuracy based on past experiences and behaviour is what machine learning is about. Machine learning technology and artificial intelligence may look like things for the future, and their impact may frighten you but their value for increased efficiency in business, leisure and live is immense. Discover what ML and AI can mean for your business.

By Camus Ma, South EMEA AI Practice Team Lead - Customer Engineering, Google Cloud


15:10 – 15:40: 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  

Panel Members:

  • Stuart Donnelly, Sr Director Group International Sales, Sixt SE

  • Ivan Lequerica, Vice President, South West Europe, Geotab

15:40 - 15:45: Lessons Learned and Closing of the Connected Fleets Conference 




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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



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CEO and Business Development


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