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What to expect during Day 1 - The Annual Conference is almost here!

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

The Virtual Annual Conference is almost here... This years theme is: Sustainable Transport for a Better World. In just over a week, on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 of June, 1.100 fleet professionals will meet online to learn, to discuss and to network. We have a full calendar online (you can view it here) but if you would like to read the more detailed information about wich sessions you would want to attend, this is the post for you.

Day 1 - Tuesday June 27

We start at 12PM CEST with the official opening of the conference. You can expect the following sessions during the day:

12.15 - 12.45

Keynote speaker Paul Maupin - Marketing Director at Ptolemus

Where sustainability meets cost effectiveness

Moving towards sustainable transport can meet the ambitious sustainability objectives of organisations. At the same time it can also support the objective to be more cost effective. Can we even move towards new mobility solutions, offering innovative solutions to further drive the sustainability agenda?

14.00 - 14.45 - Choose from these sessions:

Rose van Steijn - Development Director at Fleet Forum

Introduction to GreenMe, Fleet Forum's latest sustainability project

Since organisations have committed to serious environmental sustainability goals, Fleet Managers in aid and development organisations are tasked to reduce the emissions of their fleet. Supported by USAID/BHA, the GreenMe Toolkit aims to support them, through benchmarks, recommendations for practical and implementable actions as well as bringing fleet managers together to jointly green their fleets. In this session we will take you through GreenMe, its functionalities and how it can support field fleet managers in their journey to reduce emissions.

Karolina Kalinowska - Policy Officer at European Union and Richard Kneller - Deputy Team Leader at DG ECHO

Donors' requirements on environmental sustainability

In 2022, DG ECHO launched their new humanitarian logistics policy and the Minimum Environmental Requirements and Recommendations (MER), putting logistics (including fleet management) and the reduction of emissions as priorities in humanitarian projects. The new policy and the MER will definetely impact the work of fleet managers now and in the future. How? Join Karolina Kalinowska and Richard Kneller from DG ECHO in their presentation.

Stephen Watson - Director of Product at Microlise Commercial vehicle view of sustainability

In this session, Microlise’s Director of Product, Stephen Watson, will offer a view from the Commercial Vehicle Industry on the future of sustainable transport operations. The session will examine the internal and external influences on organisational change in respect of sustainability and how Microlise is adapting its own product suite to meet these changing demands. Stephen will look at how data acquisition requirements are changing and how that data is turned in to information that contributes to more efficient transport operations . The session’s aim is to show how the commercial market is changing and ask the audience to think how this might differ from their own environment, what parallels can be drawn and what can we learn from this perspective.

Joseph Nettey - Workshop Manager at pk trucks/Van Vliet Automotive

Sustainable transport: The role of management, fleet managers and drivers

Sustainable Transport for a better world, to achieve this goal, everyone has a role to play. In this pk truck/van Vliet hosted session, we will deep dive into how management, fleet manager and drivers can work together to reach this vision.

14:00 - 14:45

Fred Burgod - Co-Chief Executive Officer at Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings

TGS commitments for a sustainable world

TGS will be presenting their sustainable commitments relating to environmental, financial and social sustainability. Additionally, TGS will also highlight new developments that will assist the humanitarian efforts.

15.30 - 16.15 - Choose from these sessions:

Stefano Nicolai - Global Passenger Mobility & Carpooling Manager at World Food Programme and Cyril Pierrot - Project Manager at Fleet Forum

Car Pooling: 2 case studies.

In the area of passenger mobility, humanitarian agencies and donors are increasingly dedicating resources to foster inter-agency collaboration in order to avoid duplication of efforts and costs, maximize efficiencies and reduce environmental footprint.

This session will focus on carpooling and ridesharing, by running a crossed presentation of 2 ongoing projects: UN Mobility of the UN Booking Hub (UN prioritized Global Shared Service - GSS) and the Fleet Forum NGO vehicle sharing project (Lebanon).

Driven by identical objectives, the 2 projects have taken different routes, for instance in terms of governance, resource mobilization and technology. They are however facing very similar challenges: behavior change, interagency coordination and model of intervention.

In this interactive session, you’ll be presented with their journeys, key outcomes and learnings as well as with solutions and levers of action to initiate, accelerate and upscale carpooling and ridesharing in your own operations.

Catriona Crawshaw - Head of Supply Chain at Plan International

The power of a diverse (driver) team

Research shows that organisations with managers who put diversity, equity and inclusion into practice are three times more likely to be high performers 1.5 times more likely to continue working for their employer and nearly three times more likely to feel included.

In this session Catriona Crawshaw will share the organisation's approach to diverse team in a proffession that is typically dominated by men.

Pierre Cuny - Product Manager at CLS

How to use VTS data to understand & demonstrate your progress in sustainability?

For most organisations sustainability is more and more important and sustainabilty goals are consequently turned into concrete actions, monitored and evaluated by KPIs. Vehicle tracking systems can be of great use to get insight in the impact of sustainabilty actions. In this break out session @CLS will use anonymised examples how organisations have used systems to reduce the environmental impact of their fleet.

Dan Hardy - Road Safety Program Manager at Toyota Gibraltar Stockholdings

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good: The road safety program at 10 years

With trainings conducted in Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, to over 2,100 participants of more than 40 IO, NGO and UN organizations, in 18 languages, the road safety program has been in place for a decade. This session reflects back on the key lessons learnt and provides a taste of what's to come.

16.30 - 17.15 - Choose from these sessions:

Sarah Joseph - Post-Doctoral Researcher at Kühne Logistics University

Do electric vehicles contribute to reduction of emissions?

As part of the Electric Vehicles project, the Kuhne Logistics University conducted a life cycle analysis on the environmental impact of vehicles. The study compares eklectric vehicles with ICE's. Sarah will present the outcome of the study. When do electric vehicles contribute to more sustainable transport?

Rasmus Hansen - Senior Procurement Analyst at UNOPS and Marcus McKay - Sustainable Procurement Manager at UNOPS

How does UNOPS collaborate with suppliers on sustainability?

Fleet Managers and their colleagues in procurement deal with service suppliers on a daily basis, whether it is to procure vehicles or contracting maintenance services. Get inspired by UNOPS' collaborative approach to working with suppliers on sustainability. This includes how they work with suppliers on their environmental performance in order to reduce their scope 3 emissions. Join Rasmus Hansen and Marcus McKay from UNOPS who will share the full supplier sustainability journey and its different phases.

Marcus Martinsson - Manager Product Area Batteries at Stena Recycling Group and Bo Linnebjerg - Global Key Account Manager at KJAER & KJAER

Powering a sustainable future

The number of battery-powered products being manufactured around the world is accelerating at a rapid pace. Batteries now power our everyday lives - from smart devices and home appliances to power tools and electric vehicles.

Join Marcus Martinsson of Stena Recycling Group, Sweden’s leading recycling company, on a thought-provoking journey as we unveil the future developments of Lithium-Ion batteries and their recycling potential.

Discover how the high-voltage battery in electric vehicles not only provides a powerful source of energy but also a sustainable alternative to the conventional combustion engine. Learn how raw materials recovered through recycling can be reused, reducing the need for raw materials mining.

Join this session for fascinating discoveries and groundbreaking solutions from our speaker, who will inspire, inform, and engage your minds – a must-attend for organizations utilizing or considering the implementation of electric fleet vehicles, empowering you to make informed decisions for a greener and more sustainable future.

Louis Huijzen - Managing Director at TSS International

Armour mobility: a closer look at the road safety and security of your AV

Join TSS International's Louis Huijzen for a closer look at Armoured Vehicle Mobility components., such as brakes, suspension & wheels. Are they just there for vehicle safety and compliance? What role could they play in security?


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