Smart Mobility Institute


The Brave New World of Car and Mobility Policies

The Smart Mobility Institute (SMI) is holding a workshop session for international corporate mobility managers, HR and Comp & Ben managers who want to stay up to speed on the fast-developing transition from fleet to corporate mobility.


The 2021 SMI Workshop will be held in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 November – from 1 to 4pm CET

Topics & Content

  • Fleet Europe Conferences

    Nov. 10

  • IFMI

    Nov. 9

  • Remarketing Forum

    Nov. 9

  • SMI

    Nov. 9

  • Every industry, every business has been impacted by the pandemic. Transport and mobility have changed, leading to rapidly evolving business models and trends in fleet procurement, fleet utilisation and employee mobility. Now is the time to speed up Post-Covid Fleet Management: we must identify and seize the opportunities of this new era in Fleet and Mobility.

  • 12,000 kilometers through 11 countries in 4 weeks. With an electric car? One month ago Athlon’s Sustainability & CSR Director Alexander Heijkamp crisscrossed Europe traveling in an e-vehicle. He left confidently, even if he was not yet 100% sure he would be able to reach all destinations. While some markets are more mature than others, EV adoption is accelerating in European countries. Transportation is transforming in becoming greener and smarter and we need to get ready. Alexander learned some important lessons which you can benefit from.

  • Sharing our thoughts and ideas about the needed actions to electrify the fleet.

  • Electrification is more than just ordering an EV. You’re going to need to your mobility strategy, but you’ll also need new resources, tools, market data, vehicle models and related services to make your electric journey a success. Our goal is to deliver the new resources and services you need to make your transition as efficient and smooth as possible. Don’t miss our panel where we’ll be showcasing some of the exciting new electrification resources we’ve co-designed with clients to help you master the unknown territory ahead!

  • Your opportunity to extend your fleet and mobility network in the Fleet Europe Village.

  • Care for the environment and awareness about climate change are omnipresent. But how can we translate this into our Fleet & Mobility ecosystem? Let’s discover how corporate fleets can become both sustainable and cost-efficient, without comprising comfort or convenience.

  • Premium car brand DS delivers an inspirational talk about a key topic in our Fleet & Mobility ecosystem.

  • Sustainability and electrification in the mobility industry

  • Your opportunity to get some food (and food for thought) while you extend your fleet and mobility network.

  • Getting a good RFI is the basis for any successful fleet and mobility initiative. Defining the problem, exploring vendor information and comparing solutions are essential for a successful implementation for any new product or service. Global Fleet Marketplace is the search engine to identify any product, service or vendor across the globe.

  • Trends in the compensation and benefits ecosystem are evolving in parallel with those in the corporate fleet and mobility world. Fundamentally, it’s about moving from ‘fixed’ to ‘flexible’. This transition is necessary, but complex - yet not impossible. If done right, the benefits are many.

  • Car leasing and business mobility specialist Arval illuminates a hot topic in international fleet and mobility management.

  • Connected fleet and data management specialist Webfleet Solutions will give context to an influential topic in vehicle fleet management and corporate mobility.

  • "Electric vehicles are growing in popularity and offer benefits for drivers, your business and the environment. However to achieve that, we’ll need to understand the fast developing charging infrastructure market and the impact on fleet management In this presentation we’ll zoom in on the current state of charging services for fleet, the challenges and the future outlook of this industry. "

  • Digital technology is profoundly changing mobility. Data-fuelled mobility solutions play an increasing role in the rollout of cost-effective, safe and sustainable transport. Learn how to grasp the value of a connected fleet and how you can anticipate your next-gen fleet and mobility programme through data intelligence.

  • Your opportunity to extend your fleet and mobility network in the Fleet Europe Village.

  • Automotive and vehicle remarketing giant Cox Automotive will illuminate an influential topic in vehicle fleet management.

  • Most international companies have joined the Science-Based Targets Initiative and have made their commitment public. There is a very short time left to implement policy, powertrains and, most importantly, tools to capture, interpret and report on the necessary data. In this session, OviDrive’s Director of Consulting, Matthijs Honing, explains the mechanics of greenhouse gas accounting and illustrates the sustainability glidepath with a use case.

  • Both the pandemic and the current semiconductor chip crisis have an unexpected impact on our Fleet and Mobility ecosystem. But these events have not tempered the drive nor the agility of our industry. In this executive panel discussion, we will examine how to build tomorrow’s Fleet and Mobility ecosystem.

  • What could be the longer-term impact of the pandemic on international vehicle fleet management?

  • How to deal with punctual crises, such as chip shortage, when the strategic targets still need to be hit?

  • The flow of used vehicles won’t stop, even as the shift in powertrain becomes ever more pronounced. This presentation will explore the speed of that shift, and how to prepare for the upcoming flood of EVs.

  • With a variety of carrots and sticks, the EU is a major contributor to the electrification effort. But does Europe’s vision extend to the Remarketing industry? And what should that vision be for an industry that is increasingly a cross-border one?

  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) will become more and more relevant for the remarketing industry. While the market today is still distorted from governmental incentives, and buyers of new and used BEV might not yet represent an average of the buying communities, it is clear that BEV must perform as used cars to keep their residual values. One of the most important subjects is the trust into the status of health (SOH) of the battery. Different methods exist how to measure it, but none is the unique right or wrong. The CARA workgroup “Battery Health” has the goal to define an industry standard Battery Certificate and validate processes how to determine the battery health within standard vehicle return and remarketing processes. During the presentation, CARA will present the workgroups goal and plan for 2022. It will elaborate the openness to technologies to evaluate the SOH and the wish to define an universal battery pass standard for the industry.

  • Remarketers know how to inspect, defleet, transport, store and remarket used ICE vehicles. What are the differences for EVs, how great are they and how will they influence the outcome?

  • How digital & AI powered costed inspection is going to revolutionize the Car Buying process.

  • Who are the finalists for the 2021 Fleet Europe Summit Remarketing Award? Sven van Rossum, Innovation Director at Nexus Communication, will reveal all, together with ProovStation, sponsors of the Award.

  • These days, sourcing used cars is a challenge. Ancillary services are valuable tools to maximise sales. This session will explore some of the best ideas and best practices.

  • OEMs always try to shorten the trade cycle. This makes Trade Cycle Management all the more important. This session will examine how various flexible contract types can increase the number of transactions.

  • Refurbishment must be efficient and effective for it to have a positive impact on the outcome. This session will explore the latest refurbishment techniques.

  • This session will also provide some concrete examples, deep-diving into some results and case studies that show refurbishment can be a seamless process with a positive outcome.

  • This session will examine the specificities of the B2B market for LCVs, exploring opportunities and best practices.

  • Then, we’ll examine the B2C segment, formulating recommendations on how to maximise results.

  • Welcome participants, purpose and schedule of this session.

  • This session will reflect on Philips’ reasons for introducing a corporate mobility program, its approach, and how this progressive organization has benefitted from its mobility program since the first roll-out, 4 years ago.

  • Offering your employees intelligent and alternative mobility rather than a company car requires you to change your car & mobility policy – but how exactly? Three break-out sessions, in collaboration with the smart mobility providers 1st Mobility, FREE NOW for Business and Sixt, will dive deeper into: -Eligibility: Who is entitled to corporate mobility, based on which criteria and profiles? And how can you conduct a meaningful mobility profiling exercise? -Mobility budget: How to set the right mobility budget – what should you include or exclude? And how to deviate from a mobility budget – what are the soft and hard policy rules you can apply? -CSR objectives: When offering your workforce alternative mobility, you also place your trust in your employees to make safe and sustainable mobility choices. What should you include in your new policy to keep your sustainability and safety-related Corporate Social Responsibility goals on track?

  • This closing session will provide critical information to help you build a roadmap for your new car & mobility policy.

  • Tips and tricks to embed the corporate mobility policy that fits your company strategy.

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