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Understanding, buying and implementing technology for your fleet

15 & 16

MAY 2019



About the Conference

Fleet Europe’s Connected Fleets Conference is the place to be to learn from experts, to share and network with your peers, to discover innovation in connected vehicle services and to be in contact with data solutions providers that can grow your business.


This conference is designed for corporate decision makers responsible for buying telematics services, data mining solutions, and innovative vehicle fleet management technology.


With a special focus on mobility management enablers, data-driven insurance and tech innovations, this first ever Connected Fleets Conference will bring you both disruptive and added value insights to generate efficiencies with your vehicle fleet and mobility programme.


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

18:00 - 19:30      Cocktail reception & Keynote sponsored by Geotab

19:30 - 21:30      Walking Dinner sponsored by Geotab

Thursday, 16 May 2019

9:00 – 9:10      Opening of the Connected Fleets Conference

By Steven Schoefs, Editor in Chief, Fleet Europe and Dieter Quartier, Editor, Fleet Europe

9:10 – 9:30      Grasping and Understanding the Telematics and Connected Fleet

  • The evolution of the telematics arena and the outlook

  • What are the main application areas and who are the key players

  • What’s on the horizon regarding future fleet telematics

Presentation by Alberto Lodieu, Senior manager, Ptolemus Consulting Group


9:30 – 10:00      How to convince your internal stakeholders

  • What are the typical obstacles Fleet & Mobility managers usually face

  • How to overcome these obstacles and convince internal stakeholders

Panel discussion moderated by Dieter Quartier, Editor, Fleet Europe with
   • Rene de Jong, Sales Director Benelux, TomTom Telematics
   • Olivier Mansard, Vice President of Global Sales, Masternaut

  • Hannah Massenhove, Consultant, BDO


10:00 – 10:25      Cybersecurity for Connected Fleets -  What Fleet Executives Must Know.

While the technical aspects of cybersecurity can be highly complex, the topic of cybersecurity is equally relevant from a strategic, competitive, and marketing perspective. Learn what fleet executives must know to help advance security of their connected fleets.
Dirk Schlimm, Executive Vice President, Geotab interviews Dr. Dan Massey, Director of
the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy Program, and Professor of Computer Science
at the University of Colorado Boulder, and part of the Neutral Vehicle Consortium and
Ted Guild, Connected Vehicle Lead at W3C

10:25 – 10:45      How Data and Artificial Intelligence can benefit Fleet Managers

Presentation by Mike Branch, Vice President Data & Analytics at Geotab 

10:45 – 11:10      Successfully unlocking the benefits of a Connected Fleet

  • How to determine your business needs

  • Building blocks and road map

  • KPI’s and results

Case study presentation by Thomas Stroo, Head of Logistics Benelux, HelloFresh

11:10 - 11:25      Networking Coffee sponsored by Plugsurfing

11:25 – 11:50      Powering Fleets with data intelligence 

Connectivity leads to the need for data management. All the data generated from a connected fleet can be overwhelming and perceived as a threat. However when mined, analysed and leveraged in the right way it can be turned into fleet management efficiencies. Vinli and ALD will share how intelligent data management can be used to support the deployment of winning strategies on an international scale.
Presentation by Mark Haidar, Chief Executive Officer, Vinli and Derek Barker, Global Strategic Projects CIO, ALD Automotive

11:50 – 12:10      Seamless integration of telematics and connected services 

The seamless integration of data from multiple vendors into a fleet management system can be challenging. How to secure the integration of various data sources on an international scale into one aggregating system with the goal to obtain transparency and efficiency ?
Presentation by Lina Eddisi, Director of Growth, Xapix


12:10 – 12:40      How telematics-based innovation can reduce the TCO

  • 12:10 – 12:25 How telematics benefits your fleet and risk management

    • Presentation by Nicole Garcia, Head of Motor Fleets, Western Europe, Willis Towers Watson

  • 12:25 – 12:40 The value of next gen telematics

    • Presentation by Alois Widmann, CEO, Globalmatix


12:40 - 13:40      Networking Lunch

13:45 – 14:15      How Connectivity supports fleet electrification and e-mobility

  • The set-up of a fleet electrification programme

  • Technology and connectivity to support fleet management

  • The role of connectivity for the future of e-mobility

Case study presentation by Caroline Ceustermans, Fleet & Mobility Manager, SWIFT


14:15 – 15:00      How to become a better technology buyer and how to realise the
desired ROI of a Connected Fleet

Panel discussion moderated by Dieter Quartier, Fleet Europe with :

  • Edwin Colella, VP Mobility Sales & Marketing, Omoove

  • Nancy Cui, Global Sourcing Manager Ground Fleet, Deutsche Post DHL

  • Olivier Marion, Fleet Director Sales Division, RCI Bank and Services

  • Emmanuel Roche, Sr. Director - Group International Sales Western Europe, Sixt SE


15:00 – 15:20      Networking Coffee

15:20 – 16:20      The Connected Fleet put in practice

  • Connected Fleets to grow your Bottom Line while ensuring safety – By Nikola Vuckovic, Manager EHSS & IFMS, Philip Morris International

  • Connected Fleets to enable Fleet Management Efficiency – By Kevin Vandepaer, Dispatch coordinator and replacement cars, VAB


16:20 - 16:30      Lessons Learned and Wrap-up

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Founding Partner

Gold Partners

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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?

By car

The Van der Valk Hotel Brussels Airport is located Culliganlaan 4, 1831 Machelen. There is a spacious underground car park.

By plane

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

Hotel accommodation


The room rate is not included in the registration fee. We offer the possibility to book room accommodation directly with the Van der Valk Hotel at special rates.

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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, Mobility Specialist, …

** Hosted Buyer Programme : If you are a member of the Global Fleet Managers Club you may request an invitation until 30 March. Only ONE buyer will be hosted per company.


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