About the Smart Mobility Institute
The Smart Mobility Institute (SMI) is an organisation of Nexus Communication in collaboration with corporate opinion leaders to accelerate the development of smart mobility management within companies.
The SMI is a cross-functional networking group of buyer profiles willing to share best practices, explore new possibilities, benchmark with suppliers and inspire each other with real mobility solutions. Within the SMI we are shaping a common vision around corporate smart mobility. The institute is designed exclusively for corporate mobility managers with an international responsibility and their stakeholders.
Target profiles are international decision makers within Fleet, Travel, HR (Rewards & Benefit), Facility & Finance.
Next Session - 16 & 17 September
The SMI presents its next 24-hour Power Event during which sharing best practices, learning, networking and shaping a real corporate mobility programme will the focus.
The 24-hour Power Event can only be attended for the full programme of 16 and 17 September
Monday, 16 September 2019
15h30 : Welcome to participants and sponsors
16h00 : Introduction & objectives of the SMI
16h30 : Who’s who with participants
17h00 : Sharing the conclusions and lessons learned of SMI Session 1 - "Understanding the common requirements for Mobility as a Service"
17h30 : Speed dating with smart mobility service providers
19h00 : Cocktail & Walking Dinner
8h30 – 10h30: Session 1: Seeking convergencies in Ground Transportation
8h30 – 9h30: Benefiting from convergiencies in Ground Transportation
Case Study: Accenture – Alexandra Melville, Global Car fleet & Mobility Category Lead, Accenture
Case Study: Qteal - Jan Van Lishout, Founder Qteal
9h30 – 10h10: What are the opportunities to merge Ground Transportation in a corporate environment: group discussion moderated by Steven Schoefs, Editor in chief, and Yves Helven, Global Fleet expert, Nexus Communication
Topics for discussion:
What is Ground Transportation
What is the cost of Ground Transportation
How to harmonise Ground Transportation within a corporate environment
What is missing to facilitate the merger of Ground Transportation
10h10 – 10h30: The impact of taxation on the convergence of Ground Transportation by Peter Wuyts, Partner, BDO BDO
10h30: Networking break
11h00 – 12h45: Session 2: What Fleet and Travel can learn from one another to move forward with Mobility
Workshop session moderated by stakeholders from different departments:
Fleet & Procurement vision: David Omodei, Senior Procurement Engagement Manager, Microsoft and Pim De Weerd, Global Commodity Manager Mobility, Philips
HR vision: Alexandra Melville, Global Car fleet & Mobility Category Lead, Accenture, and William Ireson, Global Benefits Manager, Nike
Travel vision: Geert Behets, Spend Journey Lead – Global Travel and Meetings, UCB and Pascal Struyve, Global Travel, Fleet & Meeting Services Director, Ingersoll Rand
Reporting outcome of workshop session by Steven Schoefs, Editor in chief, and Yves Helven, Global Fleet expert, Nexus Communication
12h45 – 13h00: Looking forward -The Smart Mobility Institute in 2020
13h00 – 14h00: Closing networking lunch
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Van Der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport
For this event we have chosen this comfortable hotel, very well located, next to Zaventem International Airport.
How to reach the venue?
The Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport is located Culliganlaan 4, 1831 Machelen. There is a spacious underground car park.
Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport is located just five minutes away from Zaventem International Airport. A free daily shuttle service is available from and to the airport.
Address: Culliganlaan 4, 1831 Machelen
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Open to 40 participants maximum
* A buyer is an individual who has responsibilities in international fleet and mobility decision making. Examples: fleet manager, mobility manager, Purchase Manager, Chief financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief technology officer, HR Executive, Travel Manager, Mobility Specialist, …
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