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18 - 19

FEB 2020




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 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.

Three SMI sessions are scheduled in 2020. All sessions are open to the complete stakeholder group within the employee mobility decision taking. 

Next Session - 18 & 19 February 

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 18 and 19 February

Answers will be given to :

-    Company Cars vs Mobility Benefits Package, what suits best?


-    How does the European Smart Mobility Manager of the Year integrates his Mobility Strategy?


-    Efficient Change Management in the transformation towards Mobility.


-    How to set up and what to include in an international Request For Mobility (RFM)?


-    How to make sure you can get all your stakeholders on board?

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

15h30-16h00 - Opening and welcome.

Caroline Thonnon & Steven Schoefs, Smart Mobility Management - Fleet Europe

16h00-16h30 - Objectives of the SMI and lessons learned.

Steven Schoefs, Smart Mobility Management - Fleet Europe

16h30-17h00 - Who's who amongst the participants.

Steven Schoefs, Smart Mobility Management - Fleet Europe

17h00-17h30 - Reconciling the company car principle with the MaaS aspiration.

Interactive expert panel discussion with Athlon, CMaaS, Sixt, Thalys and Vaigo.

17h30-19h00 - Speed Dating with Europe's most advanced Smart Mobility Providers.

19h00 - Cocktail & Walking Dinner

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

09h00-10h00 - Session 1: How to tackle distortion of objectives in Mobility Management?

Case Studies Presentations

Jarno Pajunen, Global Category Manager at Nokia and European Smart Mobility Manager 2019

Peter Van De Velde, Mobility Manager and HR Process Manager at KPMG

10h00-10h30 - Session 2: Ensuring efficient Change Management while transforming to Mobility.

Expert Presentation

Mario Santy, Management Consultant at BDO Ideas at Work

10h30-10h50 - Networking and Coffee Break

11h00-12h15 - Session 3: How to approach the Request for MaaS?

Workshop session:
• How to run a mobility management project?
• What is the right set-up?
• What is the right timeframe?
• Data Security

Yves Helven, Industry Expert

Pim De Weerd, Global Commodity Manager Mobility at Philips

Steven Schoefs, Editor in Chief, Smart Mobility Management - Fleet Europe

12h15-12h30 - Looking forward - The Smart Mobility Institute in 2020

12h30-14h00 - Closing Networking Lunch



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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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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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