26 Nov.




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 -  26 November2020



Although the pandemic has caused uncertainty and anxiety in business and for society, it’s clear that it has also accelerated new employee expectations. Expectations around work-life balance, wellness and health, expectations in terms of rewards and benefits, expectations in terms of mobility. Companies that find the right answer to these expectations are best prepared to attract and retain talent. Talent for which a sustainable, smart and employee-centric mobility plan has become a key ingredient of the fringe benefits menu.

In this session of the Smart Mobility Institute we will examine how the Covid-19 employee differs from the pre Covid-19 employee in terms of mobility expectations. And you will learn how to translate your current fleet and mobility strategy into a Mobility as Benefit programme in order to keep your (future) employees motivated and productive. You will also have the chance to connect with industry peers, discuss experiences in mobility management and discover how industry players can support you with your mobility as a benefit strategy.  

This edition will be held online. More information below.


02:00: Welcome & Introduction

02:10: Expert Power Talks on Mobility as a Benefit

  • The ever-changing employee benefit expectations – by Shwetha Surender, Director New Mobility at Frost & Sullivan

  • Fringe benefits for happy employees – by Laurent De Cock, Global HR Managing Director at Accenture Management Consulting Resources

  • Translating new mobility expectations into a Mobility as a Benefit programme – by Pim De Weerd, Global Commodity Manager Mobility, Philips and European Smart Mobility Manager of the Year 2020

  • Q&A session with expert speakers and participants

03:30: Networking with members & sponsors


04:00: Meet the sponsors

  • Discover mobility as a benefit approach of the Smart Mobility Institute sponsors 1st Mobility and CMaaS

  • Panel discussion about the vision on mobility as a benefit with the the Smart Mobility Institute sponsors 1st Mobility and CMaaS

    • With:

      • Tobias Kern, Managing Director, 1st Mobility

      • CMaaS

    • Moderation:

      • Steven Schoefs, Smart Mobility


04:30: Interactive Workshop ‘Key ingredients for a successful Mobility as a Benefit programme’

  • 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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