June 4 - 6, 2019 // Hilton Miami Downtown // Miami, FL

Schedule

Last updated: March 7, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

There are dramatic differences between regional fleet markets around the globe. Yet, despite these differences, there are also many similarities. Many of the challenges facing fleet managers are identical to the challenges facing their counterparts managing fleets elsewhere in the world. Presented will be the Top 10 trends that will influence global fleet management in the future. Lunch will be served.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Global fleet experts will explore the latest trends in fleet safety management that are impacting wide-ranging countries around the world. This Deep Dive session will analyze safety best practices for multinational fleets that have operations in Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and North America; offering something new to anyone in attendance. It will address concerns that include harmonizing fleet policies by regions, identifying at-risk drivers, improving safety cultures, and analyzing safety policies for not only four-wheel vehicles, but also two-wheel vehicles.

Sponsored by

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fleet productivity and technology implementation are perennial concerns that impacts multinational fleets of all segments and sizes across the globe. How productive a company fleet is will help measure out how cost-effective its overall operations are, something closely watched by upper management. Fleet industry professionals in this session will analyze the ins and outs of what make a fleet productive, and also identify the elements of its operations that are holding it back from being as successful as it can be, which attendees can immediately apply to their operations.

Sponsored by

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every fleet is different, and what works for one global region may not for another region. Vocational fleets, for example, have specific needs and regulatory requirements that are specific to their functions, and interested attendees can discover the details in this Deep Dive session. This Deep Dive track will focus on concerns that are closely bound to vocational fleet operations with multinational operations. Experts at this session will touch on major issues, which will include rising fixed costs, truck availability, order-to-delivery times, addressing fuel concerns, and more.

Sponsored by

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

New mobility solutions are changing the way fleets look at their operations and will only become more prominent moving forward, not only in North America, but in parts of the world that are in the vanguard. Developments such as ride-sharing, subscription services, vehicle pools, and the emergence of Mobility as a Service, overall, are becoming more common place, which makes attendance essential for those interested in staying ahead of the curve. Experts in this session will analyze the various developments of vehicle mobility, what to look out for, and how it will all impact the fleet industry moving forward.

Sponsored by:

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Deep Dive Track 5: Topic to be announced

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Global fleet experts will explore the latest trends in fleet safety management that are impacting wide-ranging countries around the world. This Deep Dive session will analyze safety best practices for multinational fleets that have operations in Latin America, Europe, Australasia, and North America; offering something new to anyone in attendance. It will address concerns that include harmonizing fleet policies by regions, identifying at-risk drivers, improving safety cultures, and analyzing safety policies for not only four-wheel vehicles, but also two-wheel vehicles.

Sponsored by

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Fleet productivity and technology implementation are perennial concerns that impacts multinational fleets of all segments and sizes across the globe. How productive a company fleet is will help measure out how cost-effective its overall operations are, something closely watched by upper management. Fleet industry professionals in this session will analyze the ins and outs of what make a fleet productive, and also identify the elements of its operations that are holding it back from being as successful as it can be, which attendees can immediately apply to their operations.

Sponsored by

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Every fleet is different, and what works for one global region may not for another region. Vocational fleets, for example, have specific needs and regulatory requirements that are specific to their functions, and interested attendees can discover the details in this Deep Dive session. This Deep Dive track will focus on concerns that are closely bound to vocational fleet operations with multinational operations. Experts at this session will touch on major issues, which will include rising fixed costs, truck availability, order-to-delivery times, addressing fuel concerns, and more.

Sponsored by

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

New mobility solutions are changing the way fleets look at their operations and will only become more prominent moving forward, not only in North America, but in parts of the world that are in the vanguard. Developments such as ride-sharing, subscription services, vehicle pools, and the emergence of Mobility as a Service, overall, are becoming more common place, which makes attendance essential for those interested in staying ahead of the curve. Experts in this session will analyze the various developments of vehicle mobility, what to look out for, and how it will all impact the fleet industry moving forward.

Sponsored by:

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Deep Dive Track 5: Topic to be announced

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Open

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Sponsored by

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Disruptive Technologies” are technologies that significantly alter how businesses operate, forcing companies to fundamentally change the way they approach their businesses. This presentation will discuss automated vehicles and mobility technologies and how they may alter the way multinational corporations operate and manage their fleets on a regional or global basis.

PRESENTER: Tim Cavanaugh, Global Product Marketing Business Development Director for Cavanaugh Consulting

Sponsored by

Symphony III/IV

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Group Photo

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Networking Refreshment Break

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Symphony III/IV

This presentation will identify the top vehicle acquisition trends in Europe and how they will influence the direction of the market in future years. Insights will be provided by identifying the trends and developments influencing today’s and tomorrow’s vehicle fleet business in Europe. Among the trends discussed will be emerging vehicle and powertrain preferences, sustainability initiatives, mobility management, and connectivity.

PRESENTER: Marc Odinius, Managing Director of Dataforce GmbH

10:25 AM - 11:10 AM

Symphony III/IV

This case study will explain how Merck & MSD are developing a new Global Road Safety Program with the goal to create a corporate-wide “crash-free culture.” You will learn how it developed a multi-level communications campaign; how it is addressing privacy, data security, and GDPR requirements; and the logistics, planning, and execution required to launch a Global Road Safety Program in 65 countries in 25 languages to 30,000 drivers, their managers, and families.

Co-Presenters: Joseph Simone, Safety & Environmental CoE/Fleet Safety Lead – Global Commercial Operations for Merck & MSD; Ed Dubens, CEO & Founder of eDriving Fleet

 

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM

Symphony III/IV

The session will provide a comprehensive overview on the state of the current fleet market in South America and Mexico, along with future trends that will impact multinational fleets operating in these regions.

Moderator: Pascal Serres, Managing Partner, Moby-d;

Panelists: Joao Andrade; Localiza; Kent Bjertrup, Regional Director-Latin America; ALD Automotive; Ricardo De Bolle, Global Business Development Director-Latin America, Element Arval Global Alliance; David Madrigal, EVP, Element Corp.; Jaime Bringas, Fleet Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Mexico; 

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by

Symphony I/II

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Symphony III/IV

This session will present real-world guidelines on how to develop a comprehensive global acquisition strategy. Presented will be 10 essential guidelines necessary to create a strategy that is objective, manageable, and cost-effective.

PRESENTER: Ralf Wessel, Manager Global Security, Global Fleet & Corporate Facilities for AGCO Corporation

 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Overture Foyer

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

Symphony III/IV

DESCRIPTION: Fleet operations are an integral part of General Mills global sourcing strategy to provide cost savings and efficiency all over the world. This presentation will examine the step-by-step journey General Mills has taken to align and implement fleet strategy on a global scale. This case study will also present examples of processes and steps that can be utilized by your fleet.

PRESENTER: Adam Orth, CAFM, Global Fleet Services Manager, General Mills

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Symphony III/IV

IBM operates a global fleet of 20,275 vehicles and was the recent winner of the Fleet Europe Fleet Innovation Award. This case study will focus on the innovative aspects of IBM’s fleet program in terms of vehicle fleet policy, local implementation, green approach, safety and mobility.

PRESENTER: Ferenc Hegedus, Global Category Lead, Car Lease, Rental & Ground Transportation for IBM – Budapest, Hungary

 

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Symphony III/IV

A partnership between NAFA and Brazil's PARAR Mobility Institute has successfully created a fleet manager certification program for the Brazilian fleet market. In addition, NAFA has created a successful fleet certification program in the U.S. and Canada. NAFA and PARAR will present their outreach initiative to discuss the feasibility of expanding region-specific fleet manager certification programs around the world.

 

NAFA representatives

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM

Symphony III/IV

 

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Dinner Experience

Thursday, June 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Overture Foyer

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Symphony I/II

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Symphony III/IV

Examined will be the current dynamics of societal, demographic, and global economic trends by region and how these forces will impact fleet mobility from both a consumer and business perspective.

PRESENTER: Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring at Ford Motor Company

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

Overture Foyer

9:20 AM - 10:05 AM

Symphony III/IV

This presentation will examine the current and emerging trends in global fleet sourcing. Discussion will explore how global, regional and local performance can defined, targeted and measured to enable stakeholders to assess the success of their global fleet procurement strategy. 

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Symphony III/IV

PepsiCo operates 100,000 distribution routes directly or through its own fleets or through those of its bottlers worldwide and continuously looks for ways to reduce emissions from its fleet. The global food and beverage company is working to reduce its carbon footprint and has committed to an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations. One initiative of this multipronged strategy is to implement technology solutions and the use data analytics to improve operational efficiencies and cost savings of its global fleet. This presentation will examine how PepsiCo managed the cultural, and implementation challenges in deploying telematics extensively in USA, LatAm, and Europe

PRESENTER: Bob Zimmer, Technology Sustainability Manager for PepsiCo

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Symphony III/IV

This session will clarify what drives vehicle residual values, the risks associated in specific countries, and what you can do to limit the impact on a corporate budget. The session will include very concrete examples from different countries around the world.

PRESENTER: Johan Verbois, Managing Partner for 5S Consulting in Antwerp, Belgium

 

11:55 AM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by

 

Symphony I/II

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Symphony III/IV

This session will provide an in-depth analysis of how Mondelez International developed a global fleet program from the ground up and the strategy it employed to roll it out for local implementation. Examined will be the lessons learned during this process and identification of best practices.

MODERATOR: Paul Hollick, Managing Director, The Miles Consultancy

PANELISTS: John Dmochowsky, Senior Fleet Manager, Mondelez International; David Weeks, Regional Fleet Manager - Europe, Mondelez International in the UK; Vin Ricciardi, North American Sr. Fleet Manager, Mondelez; Miray Halavurt, Manager Global Sourcing Car Fleet & Finance, Mondelez Internationa in the UK; Diego Ferto, Fleet & Distribution Sales Manager, Mondelez International in Mexico City

 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Overture Foyer

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Symphony III/IV

Philip Morris International operates a worldwide fleet of 22,930 vehicles.  This presentation will present a case study of its successful cost-efficiency program implemented across 82 countries and how the program has helped to improve driver safety. The foundation of the program is to pave the way to transform the fleet to new powertrains and an integrated mobility management.Also discussed will be its effective driver safety program implemented, which has resulted in a reduction in preventable accidents and decrease in employee injuries.

Speaker: Almy Sousa Magalhães, Global Procurement Executive Fleet, E-Commerce and Distribution at Philip Morris International

3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

Symphony III/IV

There are numerous challenges in managing a fleet in Sub-Saharan Africa ranging from poor fuel quality, lack of fleet maintenance infrastructure, to vehicle acquisition difficulties. This case study will show you how to effectively address these challenges and avoid common mistakes.

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Symphony III/IV

This session will examine sourcing options by country/region and identify tender process best practices – both locally and globally. Examined will how tenders are structured and best practices in negotiating a global sourcing agreement.

 

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Symphony III/IV

Annuncement of dates and location of 2020 Global Fleet Conference.

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Pre-Dinner Reception

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Night on the Town Dinner

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hosted by NAFA and PARAR

Concerto Ballroom C

 

Hosted by NAFA and PARAR

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Testimonials

The Global Fleet Conference is always the best opportunity to improve your knowledge about the trends in the Fleet Management Industry, this year´s presentation and business cases were very educational and applicable in the real world.

-Rodrigo Monroy, Regional Fleet Manager, AbbVie, Mexico City, Mexico

This conference was very well done with ample time for networking between the many informative presentations. Attendees included high level decision makers from OEMs, fleets, leasing companies and suppliers making this a valuable experience for us.

-Richard Dennis, Vice President, Autorola, Inc., Alpharetta, GA

“Excellent and timely topics for fleet management professionals in this fast paced, rapidly evolving industry.”

-Greg Miller, President, FleetLogik, St Charles, FL

“As a first time attendee, I found the experience and content incredible. That much information globally is hard to filter through and with the case studies and networking - it was a perfect event.”

-Rob Lange, Director of Sales & Strategy B2B, Bridgestone Americas, Lake in the Hills, IL

2017 Global Fleet Conference in Miami was packed with effective speakers and educational content for those involved with fleets (large or small) located in the US plus many other locations.

-Katie Rixman, Manager Global Fleet, Brown-Forman, Louisville, KY

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