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

Schedule

Last updated: April 12, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration sponsored by

Overture Foyer

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.

PRESENTERS: Mike Antich, Automotive Fleet Magazine; Steven Schoefs, Editor, Fleet Europe Magazine

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration sponsored by

Overture Foyer

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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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

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Symphony III/IV

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Group Photo

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

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9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

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

Symphony III/IV

10:30 AM - 12:05 PM

This three-part 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.

Part 1: Current Trends in the Fleet Market in Latin America

Part 2: Analysis of the Fleet Market in Brazil & Other Key Markets in South America

Part 3: Analysis of the Fleet Market in Mexico

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

Symphony III/IV

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

This session will provide an overview of current fleet trends impacting fleets operating in Latin America and a discussion of emerging trends in Latin America influencing fleet operations and procurement trends such as regional tenders.

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

Panelists: Kent Bjertrup, Regional Director-Latin America; ALD Automotive; David Madrigal, EVP, Element Corp.; Jaime Bringas, Fleet Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Mexico; Alberto Arellano, Fleet/Procurement for Nestlé Mexico

Symphony III/IV

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

This session will provide an analysis of fleet markets in Brazil and other key markets in South America.

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

Panelists: Joao Andrade; Localiza; Ricardo De Bolle, Global Business Development Director-Latin America, Element Arval Global Alliance; Arturo Simone, President for RDA Renting in Argentina

Symphony III/IV

11:20 AM - 11:35 AM

Overture Foyer

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM

This session will provide an analysis of fleet market in Mexico.

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

Panelists: Jaime Bringas, Fleet Manager, Teva Pharmaceuticals Mexico; Kevin Kibilds, Senior Specialist Vehicle Fleet Management for MSD Mexico; Regina Grandados, CEO for LeasePlan Mexico; Victor Campuzano, Director of Sales & Marketing for ARIZA de Mexico; Manuel Tamayo, Chief Commercial Officer for Element Mexico

Symphony III/IV

12:05 PM - 1:30 PM

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Symphony I/II

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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

Symphony III/IV

 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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Overture Foyer

2:45 PM - 3:25 PM

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

Symphony III/IV

3:25 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Symphony III/IV

4:05 PM - 4:40 PM

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.

PRESENTERS: Patti Earley, President, NAFA; Pedro Conte, Instituto PARAR

Symphony III/IV

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Offsite Dinner Experience 

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration sponsored by

Overture Foyer

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

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Symphony I/II

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

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

Symphony III/IV

 

8:50 AM - 9:20 AM

Sponsored by

Overture Foyer

9:20 AM - 10:05 AM

This session will explore how technology plays a role in the transition to sustainable transportation - locally and globally. From the evolution of EVs and other low-emission technologies across the world, to developing strategies to sustain a health fleet - you'll walk away with insight on how to become a true leader in global fleet management. 

PRESENTER: Matt Dyer, CEO of LeasePlan USA

Symphony III/IV

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Symphony III/IV

11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

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

Symphony III/IV

 

11:55 AM - 1:30 PM

The convergence of technologies incorporating Big Data, vehicle connectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT), and emerging artificial intelligence (AI) application/advisors will transform fleet management into a data driven profession requiring managers to have new skillsets to address the needs of the plugged-in drivers of tom orrow.

PRESENTER: Rusty Barron, VP, Shell Fleet Solutions, North America

 

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Symphony I/II

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

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; Karolina Sassioti, Mondelez

Symphony III/IV

 

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

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Overture Foyer

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The way larger corporate fleets and their drivers think about the traditional company car is changing. This presentation will focus on the vision of transforming the mobility ecosystem through the creation of a credible alternative to car ownership. The first step will be a movement toward a highly flexible mobility-based solution that allows users to interchange different car models (sedan, SUV, etc.) according to their occupation, lifestyle and/or financial preferences.

PRESENTER: Stuart Donnelly, Senior Director - Group International Sales, Northern Europe/USA for Sixt

Symphony III/IV

3:25 PM - 4:05 PM

This panel discussion will identify the top fleet 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 funding, outsourcing, sustainability/electrification initiatives, mobility management and connectivity. 

MODERATOR: Steven Schoefs, Chief Editor at Nexus Comunication

PRESENTERS: Pim de Weerd; Global Commodity Manager Mobility, Royal Philips; Lukasz Jania, CEO & Owner of Fleet Mobility; Tobias Kern, Managing Partner for fleetcompetence International

Sympony III/IV

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM

Safelite and its parent company, Belron, will detail how they've pursued technological initiatives to improve safety, sustainability & reduce fleet spend, which includes telematics.

PRESENTER: Erin Gilchrist, Director of North America Fleet Operations for Safelite Group & Belron Global Fleet Team

Synphony III/IV

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM

Announcement of dates and location of 2020 Global Fleet Conference.

Symphony III/IV

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

Pre-Dinner Reception

Friday, June 7, 2019

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

DESCRIPTION: A brainstorming meeting to discuss the feasibility of establishing a similar fleet certification program in other regional fleet markets around the world.

Hosted by NAFA and PARAR

Concerto Ballroom C

 

Hosted by NAFA and PARAR

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

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

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

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

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.

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