17 Dec.



Participation is free

About the Smart Mobility Institute

The Smart Mobility Institute (SMI) is an organisation of Nexus Communication in collaboration with corporate opinion leaders. Its mission is to accelerate the development of smart mobility management within companies.

The SMI is the first cross functional networking group of international buyer profiles willing to share best practices, explore new possibilities, benchmark with suppliers and inspire each other with real mobility best practices.

At the center of the SMI are the participants: all stakeholders of corporate mobility, that are international decision makers within Fleet, Travel, HR (Rewards & Benefit), Facility & Finance. The SMI brings these stakeholders together and focuses each time on an extra target group, without excluding other corporate stakeholders in mobility.

Next Session -  17 December 2020



Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic working from home and remote working have become the norm. Millions of employees have switched their office desk for a desk at home. And according to various studies we will keep working remotely in the New Normal. For corporates and their decision makers, in HR, Facilities, Fleet and Mobility, this trend needs to be followed up carefully, as there will be less need for office space, less commuting and business travel. Hence, remote working should be considered an important opportunity to change the way of working in a cost-efficient and sustainable way.

In this session of the Smart Mobility Institute we will examine how Working From Home (WFH) impacts future fleet and mobility strategies and how it will change the balance between Procurement with the possibility of a reduced fleet and an increased attention for the fleet utilization rate, and HR with new employee benefit expectations, in particular around mobility and the company car as a benefit.

You will also have the chance to connect with peers, discuss experiences in mobility management and discover how industry players can support you with your mobility as a benefit strategy.  


02:00 Welcome & Introduction

  • By Smart Mobility, Steven Schoefs & Yves Helven

02:10 Expert Power Talks on WFH in 2021

  • WFH, the new Employee benefit to embed in your corporate strategy impacts corporate mobility - by Maria Santy, Manager Strategy & Transformation, BDO

  • Reconciling WFH with corporate employee mobility? - by Barbara Szanto, Global Category Manager HR Services, Fleet, Travel and Mobility, IKEA Group

  • What is the attractiveness of the company car and mobility within employee benefits in the New Normal? 

  • Q&A session with expert speakers and participants

03:30 Networking with members & sponsors


04:00 Meet the sponsors

  • Mobility pitch on WFH in 2021 and the development of New Employee Benefits

  • Discover the vision on the reconciliation of WFH and Mobility as a Benefit of the Smart Mobility Institute sponsors in an interactive discussion

    • With sponsors of the SMI session


04:30 Interactive Workshop ‘How to make WFH work within your corporate organisation’

  • Moderated by Steven Schoefs, Smart Mobility






For this event we have chosen an online platform that allows you to participate in this Smart Mobility Institute 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). 

Registration is free



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