13 Nov 17

2017 IFMI Session explores how to create Fleet Management Success in an International Framework

The schedule for the International Fleet Managers Institute (IFMI) training session for corporate fleet and mobility managers, on 5 December in Estoril (Portugal), is complete. The educational event for corporate customers only will focus on the key elements to expand and implement your fleet management programme internationally, with ample opportunities for best practice sharing. 

The IFMI 2017 Session will be organised from 08 :30 AM to 05 :00 PM on 5 December at the Palacio Hotel in Estoril.


  • 19:00 – IFMI Welcome reception


  • 08:00 - Welcome coffee
  • 08:30 – Introduction of the Day - Steven Schoefs, Fleet Europe
  • 08:45 - The road map to go international – by Thor Konings, Athlon International and Marc Van Eck, ALD Automotive
    • The building blocks of an international strategy
    • Setting up an international framework
    • Key steps in deploying an international fleet strategy
  • 09:15 - The obstacles and opportunities of moving your fleet management globally – by Julie Le Guillou, Arval and Mathijs van der Goot, LeasePlan International
    • Why moving your fleet management strategy globally
    • Do’s and Don’ts when expanding you fleet management strategy
    • Tips and Tricks and Key lessons
  • 09:45 - The missions of an International Fleet Manager – by Andy Leeden, AstraZeneca
    • Role and Responsibility
    • From Mission to Programme
    • Measuring fleet management success globally
    • Lessons learned
  • 10:15 - Coffee Break
  • 10:30 - Governance and Stakeholder Management – by Juergen Freitag, Siemens
    • Setting up an international fleet team
    • How to deal with internal and external stakeholders
    • Keeping the fleet momentum, internationally, regionally and locally
    • Tips and Tricks
  • 11:00 - How to move from a European to a Global Fleet Programme  – by Lee Warner, Unilever
    • The road map to a global fleet strategy
    • Internal alignment, communication and implementation
    • Opportunities and Obstacles
    • Lessons learned
  • 11:30 - Efficient implementation on a global level – Joe Carreira, MSD
    • Between global principles and local flexibility
    • Overcoming regional and local challenges
    • Success ingredients for implementation
    • Do’s and Don’ts
  • 12:00 – Q&A with Case Study speakers
  • 12:20 – Lunch
  • 13:30 – 16:45  -  Practical Application in International Fleet Management – via working groups in café model set-up:
    • Group 1 - Selecting the right funding method  – by Yves Helven, Global Fleet Expert
      • Lease or Buy, what is the best solution region by region?
    • Group 2 -  The building blocks of a global RFP - by Henrik Schmidt Lundberg, ISS World Services
      • ​​​​​​​Insight in the OEM Tender
    • Group 3 - The ABC of a global safety progamme – by Csaba Csiszko, Philip Morris International
      • How to set up and deploy a safety programme for your employees
    • Group 4 - Transforming from Fleet to Mobility in a global context – by Alexandra Melville, Accenture; and Markus Falk,
      • Looking beyond the company car: ideas and initiatives to optimise employee mobility
  • 16h45 - The action plan to take your international fleet management into higher gear for 2018

The IFMI is exclusively targeted at international corporate fleet and mobility managers, and is an excellent tool to broaden knowledge, deepen skills and expand professional networks. In short, it is an unmissable event! Register here.

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Authored by: Steven Schoefs