The 2016 Global Fleet Conference is in Brussels on June 6-8 at the iconic venue, The Hotel, and is expected to attract an audience of several hundred international fleet managers from six continents across the globe.
The new high-level two-day conference looks set to attract the leading lights in international fleet management as it examines the latest thinking in global fleet management and reveals the findings of the Global Fleet survey: 2012-2016 and Beyond.
The conference, the only forum designed specifically for executives from the world’s largest multinational commercial fleets, will tackle a host of key global fleet issues including:
- Creating global fleet efficiency
- Fleet management in emerging regions
- The impact of technology, alternative mobility and connectivity
- How to implement a global fleet policy and how to report its implementation
The quality content is designed to meet the high expectations of the participants with in-depth presentations, case studies and panel discussions by fleet industry heavyweights and experts, while delegates will be able to get involved via interactive question and answer sessions.
The event is being organised by GlobalFleet.com, the Executive Network, in conjunction with Fleet Europe and the American publication, Automotive Fleet, and will look to address a whole host of issues of major interest for global fleet managers over the two days.
Session one will consider the current global economic outlook and its impact on global fleets, as well as providing a global perspective on the latest car fleet trends.
Session two will look at fiscal and regulatory changes across Europe and their effect on fleet decision-making, as well as considering the change to the lease accounting standard and its likely impact on the structure of global fleets.
The third session will consider global fleet suppliers and answer the question: “Preferred global supplier or local hero?” as well as looking at the implications of global market consolidation and identifying some of the leading global suppliers.
In session four, the topic of climate change will be considered with a detailed examination of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, as well as a review of the latest fuel trends and the development of alternative power trains, including electric vehicles.
In the first of two parts in session five, the issue of overcoming resistance to telematics will be considered, with a look at how to engage with stakeholders, how to manage internal resistance and communications, and how to use so-called Big Data safely and efficiently.
Part two of the same session will examine the development of autonomous vehicles and the opportunities and threats presented by self-driving vehicles, as well as considering whether legislation, infrastructure, insurance and lease suppliers can keep pace with the speed of development.
The sixth and final session will provide a regional focus with a review of the key differences between the USA and the rest of the world, a look at the emerging fleet markets in Asia-Pacific and an examination of the fleet markets in Latin America.
Amongst the event’s main sponsors are ALD Automotive, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover, Geotab, LeasePlan, Arval, Fleet Logistics and Shell.
Caroline Thonnon, Global Fleet CEO and Head of Business Development, said: “The 2016 Global Fleet Conference in Brussels in early June will provide international fleet decision-makers with a golden opportunity to get to the very heart of some of the latest fleet topics and lines of thinking in global fleet management.
“It will also provide the opportunity to discuss best practice, network with peers, share experience with leading international fleet decision-makers and take away vital information based on real fleet management successes,” she said.