Events 2021

ALD Automotive organizes and participates in many fleet events throughout the year to share knowledge and expertise.

Upcoming events:

Stay tuned for upcoming events!


Passed events:

Fleet Europe Summit 2021 - Ready for change, building tomorrow

9 & 10 November

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We were very happy to participate in the Fleet Europe Summit 2021 as one of the sponsors! Held in an hybrid version, it was the opportunity to meet again for those who came to Brussels and virtually, for everyone around the world. 

We participated in 2 panels: 

  • Successfully step into the uncharted territory of electrification

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!

Raphaële Chénière, Product & Innovation Manager, ALD Automotive

Amélie de Valroger, Head of Business Intelligence & Consultancy, ALD Automotive

Thierry Faure, Head of Sales & Client Relations International Key Accounts, ALD Automotive

  • Executive Leasing Panel: Building tomorrow’s fleet and mobility

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.

Tim Albertsen, CEO, ALD Automotive

Marco Lessacher, CEO, Alphabet

Alain Van Groenendael, CEO, Arval

Reuters - Utilizing Space in Cities: Changing Travel Behaviours to enable Multi-Modal and Connected Mobility Solutions

28 October


As working habits evolve and cities work towards achieving equitable and low-emission mobility solutions we are witnessing a surge of new mobility opportunities. These require multi-stakeholder partnerships that understand and accommodate for the consumer, and at the same time optimize city infrastructure and spaces.

Fleet Week - Connected and Electric

18 - 22 October

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« Connected and Electric » are more than buzz words. Both go hand in hand and you need to embrace the new developments. Implementing Connected tools and electrify your vehicles will provide lots of benefits.

We were participating to the 2nd edition of Fleet Week, with our panel "With great power(trains) comes great responsibilities: data will be the superhero of your electrification journey". 

In this panel, we discussed about controling the data coming from your charging devices and electric vehicles, and you will be the master of your electric fleet. Rest assured, it doesn't require superpowers to make it happen! All you need is a bit of planning, the right systems and tools in place and a trusted partner to support you. 

 Connected Fleets Conference - Telematics, the proof of success

30 September 

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We were happy to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming Connected Fleets Conference! We were focusing on the entire spectrum of Connectivity and showcase hands-on Case Studies and Thought Leadership on how you can benefit from Connected Solutions in your fleet.

We participated in the panel "Telematics & electrification: working hand in hand for the future of mobility" with Mark Evans, Head of Consultancy, ALD Automotive UK & Rhys Harrhy, Connected Car Product Manager, ALD Automotive UK. 

Fleet Latam Conference - International Fleet Management, Simplified 

21 September


We were one of the proud founding partners of the Fleet Latam Conference, a virtual event to investigate how to set up the right steps to go international with an emphasis on cost reduction and the integration of global and regional innovative solutions.

The complete Conference was brought to you in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) to optimize the attendee’s experience. 

Our panels:

  • How to manage TCO through internationalization?

With Olivier Deleau, Commercial Director of ALD Automotive Mexico, and our client Antonio González, CFO of  L’Oréal, discussing together about the reasons to adopt a leasing scheme and how to manage a fleet globally the global trends and management of TCO.

  • Winning Strategies in Latam through Internationalisation

Alexandre Valadão, Commercial Director at ALD Automotive Brazil, and Geotab joined in this executive panel discussion, to examine how to benefit from an international/regional fleet approach in Latam to ensure a cost-efficient and future-proof fleet programme across Latin America.


EV Summit 2021 - Accelerating the shift to electric vehicles 

1 & 2 September

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We were happy to take part of the EV Summit 2021, which was held both in person, at the Saïd Business School in Oxford, and online for a wider international audience.

The two-day summit brought together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to shape the debate and the contours of the new emobility industry.

Matt Dale, EV Business Owner at ALD Automotive, was participate in an panel about accessibility and how to make EVs more accessible to a wider audience.


Smart Mobility Conference, in partnership with Frost & Sullivan
10 June 2021


Mobility has long been hot topic within our industry, but with the current events and the ongoing pressure from public opinion and legislators towards a sustainable future, we believe true momentum has arrived. 

We participated in a panel “Employee car schemes : who, what, why & how”, with Olivier Theron, Head of Flexible & Retail Solutions at ALD Automotive, and Clément Barbe, who walked you through the main features of an Employee Car Scheme and breakdown the main steps required to maximize the benefits for both your company and your employees.

Read the 3 key takeaways from the panel:

✅ A solid budget management solution is essential to power mobility allowance, but more is needed if you want to align individual behavior with organizational goals 

✅ To launch a mobility allowance scheme, start from the employees’ mobility needs and add corporate goals and scenario modelling into the mix

✅ Strong co-building approach is essential to get a clear understanding of the company needs and the employees expectations, to build the most efficient and attractive solution


IFMI - Rightfulling your fleet across Europe
25 May 2021


The question you need to answer in 2021 is about ICE or EV. In this new session of IFMI, we discussed about how to transition to a greener fleet in Europe with attention for a coherent vehicle energy programme and by selecting the best possible and most cost efficient vehicles. 

Alix Truyens, Senior International Consultant at ALD Automotive, alongside his fellow fleet experts, showed you how you can ensure a correct driver profiling and we will bring insight into the cost factors of EV versus ICE demonstrating where and how new powertrains can be beneficial for your corporate wallet.


Financial Time Live - Future of the car
Capitalizing on the key trends driving change and growth
11 - 13 May 2021 

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The Financial Times Future of the Car Summit is where visionary OEMs, industry shakers and challenger brands come together to scrutinize the technology, consumer, business model, and market trends forever changing the way cars are made and sold.

We participated in a panel "How to Sell and Lease Cars Online" with John Saffrett, Deputy Chief Executive Officer. It is dawning on consumers that buying a car online is quick, easy, and you don’t have to haggle. Meanwhile, new entrants selling online - released from the burden of maintaining physical infrastructure and sales commissions - benefit from a lower cost to sale. This is a serious threat to traditional car retailers’ livelihoods.

What new strategies and  tech are OEMs and dealerships deploying to strike back? How can they compete with their non-legacy rivals to create a personalized digital buying experience that excites, delights and results in increased sales and higher satisfaction? What innovative finance models are in the mix? As forward-thinking dealerships adapt and evolve, what will car retail in the physical world look like in the future? 


Global Fleet Conference
Around the World in 12 hours
12 May 2021 

The Global Fleet Conference is one of the only conferences designed for the decision makers of the world’s largest multinational fleets who have global or regional Fleet & Mobility responsibilities. For this year edition, the Global Fleet Conference is taking us on a journey around the world in 12 hours and the ALD Automotive | Wheels Global Alliance in partnership with Mitsubishi Auto Leasing are very happy to be counted as sponsors of this unique event.

Here are the key takeaways of our panels during the event:

Global Deep dive: You can’t do everything, so outsource and focus on your strategy

✅ Fleet managers are facing an increasing number of challenges to overcome and decisions that need to be made, and it is becoming harder to balance daily tasks with strategic decisions

✅ Outsourcing mundane administrative tasks can give fleet managers time to understand, analyze and manage the bigger picture of their strategy

✅ Focusing on strategic projects such as electrification is now a priority, and it requires tools, methodology and, more often than not, professional consultants to accompany fleet managers efficiently


Thought Leadership: Global & local: the fine art of mastering global fleet management
✅ Benefits of global fleet management include fleet visibility and control, best practice sharing, more efficient car policies, purchasing power and a win/win strategic partnership with global providers

✅  A successful global fleet management strategy has TCO control as a foundation and your company's culture as a priority 

✅  We have the widest strategic Alliance coverage in the market 

✅ Global success in fleet requires alignment of your global and local stakeholders on fleet priorities/policies, together with a clear scope of services from each provider


Executives leasing panel: Benefiting from leasing across the globe
Subscription model, connected cars, flexible solutions, electrification... Tim Albertsen, CEO at ALD Automotive, alongside fellow global leasing companies, will address how they adapt their business with solutions that fit into the new era of Fleet & Mobility.


Regional Deep Dive: Getting your funding strategy right: misconceptions and challenges around buying vs. leasing

✅  A TCM approach ensures a complete understanding and comparison of sourcing options and services offered

✅  Fleet sustainability is a reality in the LATAM region also through EVs combining alternative fuels and mobility options in the biggest cities, showing a rise in demand

✅  You can combine global strategic objectives and local know-how thanks to a global partner having a local presence as well, in order to successfully implement a global fleet strategy

Video podcast : 10 minutes with Laura Jozwiak & Annie Pin
Annie PIN, Chief Commercial Officer at ALD Automotive, and Laura Jozwiak, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Relations at Wheels, Inc. share their key takeaways from the conference in a 10-minute video, addressing growing mobility trends, such as electrification and de-globalization.

Watch all the replay videos by clicking here


Fleet Week - Winning strategies for your LCV Fleet
26 - 30 April 2021 

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We were happy to be a sponsor of the upcoming Fleet Week focusing on how to manage, maintain and implement an integrated Commercial Fleets strategy. We participated via a video podcast: To e-LCV or not to e-LCV: do you know the answer this question?

Our EV Business Owner, Matt Dale, has good news. e-LCVs are ready for customers and if you plan it right, particularly in terms of driver profiling and charging infrastructure, you can gain significantly by switching to electric.

In order to transition successfully from LCV to eLCV, there are 3 things that you should keep in mind:

✅Think about TCO, both in terms of "total cost of ownership" and "total cost of operation", don't just focus on rentals.

✅ Understand your vehicle usage patterns & load requirements, to help you better understand the vehicle range you will need for your business.

✅ Train your drivers on some of the tips and tricks of eLCV use, such as avoiding overloading and preconditioning vehicle interior temperature by using heaters or air conditioning while your eLCV is on charge, as well as actual driver training.

Fleet Latam Conference
22 April 2021 

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After successful editions in 2019 and 2020, the Fleet LatAm Conference was back for 2021 edition and we were proud to be sponsoring it!

The Fleet LatAm Conference gives international and regional fleet and mobility managers the solutions to stimulate their business and the opportunity to learn from best practices in Latin American fleets. This edition was focusing on how to leverage cost-efficiency and fleet management optimisation for your fleet across the Latam region.

We participated in a panel (in spanish) discussing about "Controling cost-efficiency for your LCV Fleet in Latam", with Mauricio Serna, Commercial Director in ALD Colombia.


And in an Executives Leasing Panel about "Recipes for Fleet Management Success in Latam", with Kent Bjertrup, Regional Director Latin America.

Smart Mobility Institute - Micro-mobility and E-mobility to reduce your ecological footprint
4 March 2021 - 2:00 to 5:00 pm (CET)


The SMI is the first cross functional networking group of international buyer profiles willing to share best practices, explore new possibilities, benchmark with suppliers and inspire each other with real mobility best practices. 

This session discussed about how to reduce the ecological footprint of your corporate mobility while maximising mobility efficiency. 

Our webinar "From targets to reality – eMobility policies made easy" with Amélie de Valroger, Head of Business Intelligence & Consultancy, and Alix Truyens, Senior International Consultant at ALD Automotive discussed about how to overhaul your current mobility policy through a comprehensive assessment and align it with your electrification objectives for a smart, sustainable future.

IFMI - Ensuring the safest fleets across Europe
16 February 2021

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Safety is paramount for every company, every organisation. But safety is too often taken for granted within the corporate strategy of large organisations, even in fleet and mobility. Attention for safety will not only limit incidents and accidents, it will as well reduce costs, increase productivity and strengthen employee satisfaction.

We participated in a webinar discussing about "Ensuring the safest fleets across Europe", with Alix Truyens, Senior International Consultant, ALD Automotive, along with fellow fleet experts. They told us more about the impact of Safety on a fleet’s TCO, the Do’s and Don’ts of the Safety Strategy, the impact of a Safety Programme on Risk & Insurance and detecting vehicle safety. 



Global Fleet Summit APAC 2021

20 - 21 January 2021


The Global Fleet Summit APAC is the first event on the continent that gather Fleet & Mobility Leaders with an international scope. The Summit focus on global or regional fleet management strategies and  on the key elements to enable success.

Jeremy Cleary, Regional Chief Commercial Officer South East Asia at ALD MHC Mobility Services Malaysia, participated in a panel, "Getting your funding strategy right in Asia: Misconceptions around buying vs. leasing explained". He is taking a closer look at how leasing can drive simplification and deliver value for corporates and fleet managers throughout the region.

Here are 3 key takeaways from the panel: 

✅ The time is right to re-assess your funding strategy and consider to move to leasing

✅ Cash is a scarce and precious resource that has a cost when assessing outright purchase cashflows

✅ Outsourcing risk, administrative tasks and funding enable simplification and savings for your company

"Ensuring customer satisfaction and managing fleet and mobility expectations in APAC"

With Sujit Reddy, General Manager at ALD MHC Mobility Services Malaysia and other founding partners

EV Summit 2020

15 - 16 December 2020


The two-day summit brings together business leaders and key players working on electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to explore how we advance full, battery electric, emobility.

John Saffrett, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at ALD Automotive, participated in a panel discussing the move to more sustainable forms of mobility, our 'Move 2025' strategy and how sustainable mobility is a key aspect of it.

Watch John's talk to find out about ALD Automotive's aim to support our corporate customers with their move to electric vehicles, hear how we can help combat typical concerns surrounding EVs and understand how we can support this transition in the most efficient way possible.

Matt Dale, Head of Business Intelligence and Consultancy at ALD Automotive UK, participated in a panel exploring the answer to the question "What does your research and analysis tell us about the hugely dynamic landscape of e-mobility?". 

Matt discussed how we are working with customer’s to transition their fleets from 100% internal combustion engine vehicles to initial trials of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), followed by the integration of BEVs into their fleets, and working in partnership with them, to build a road map for transitioning the entire fleet to electric over a realistic timeframe.



IFMI Digital Masterclass

3 December 2020


For Starters – How to benefit from an international fleet strategy?

This masterclass is tailored for fleet managers that are new in their role and have not yet acquired expertise in vehicle fleet management on an international level. It can also be valuable for companies that have yet to develop an international fleet management strategy.

The benefits of going international with Alix Truyens, Senior International Consultant.
Our client Wojciech Regucki (AbbVie), European Fleet & Mobility Manager 2020, was presenting his fleet and mobility policy at the end of the morning.

For Experts – How to make fleet electrification work?

This masterclass is designed for fleet managers with some experience in implementing an international fleet strategy covering multiple countries.

EV driver profiling: who is eligible for what type of EV powertrain? With Alix Truyens, Senior International Consultant.


Charging Up Europe: From Bratislava to Brussels – delivering EV charging for drivers across the EU 

3 December 2020
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ChargeUp Europe is a new electric vehicle charging infrastructure industry alliance that has come together to work towards an expeditious and effortless rollout of EV charging infrastructure in Europe. This event was exploring the switch to zero emission mobility in Europe, the uptake and rollout of EVs and related charging infrastructure and the key role of EU policies in making this happen.

In this occasion, Annie Pin, our Chief commercial Officer, participated in a panel:

Delivering EV infrastructure - What does the driver need?

This panel focused on the consumer aspect and explore what the EV driver needs to enable them to travel and charge seamlessly at home and across borders. Annie Pin spoke on experiences of leasing companies and how they are responding to demand for EVs and what can be done to enable fleet electrification that can provide drivers with EVs.

Fleet Europe Summit

17 - 18 November 2020

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The Fleet Europe Summit is the leading international conference for fleet and mobility leaders, gathering over 1,200 decision-makers and influencers from more than 35 countries each year. It is the best place to stay on top of the transformation of our industry, to navigate innovations and to network with this close community.

This year, the Summit takes places in the virtual world, but it will still offer an outstanding line-up of expert speakers, with face-to-face networking and matchmaking with participants. We were the proud sponsor of the event and we participated in various webinars. Discover the program of our interventions: 


17th November

Webinar: Reinventing corporate mobility

With Amélie de Valroger (ALD Automotive), Lonneke van der Horst (ALD Automotive) and Alexandra Melville (Accenture)

Here are 3 key takeaways of this panel : 

✅ More than just an app, our Mobility-as-a-Service solution is an end-to-end program designed hand in hand with strategic clients

✅ Our aim was to create a mobility one-stop-shop powered by ALD Automotive and act as a glocalized mobility integrator for employers, employees and mobility providers.

✅ The success of the program lies in: a data driven strategy ; a clear governance ; an agile methodology: test & learn, with achievable and quick results ; the involvement from the beginning of all stakeholders to ensure a smooth change management throughout the program.


Webinar: From data to reality, electrification can make a difference (we’ve got the proof)

With Annie Pin (ALD Automotive), Benjamin Huvé (ALD Automotive) and Mark Haidar (Vinli)

Here are 3 key takeaways of this panel : 

✅ The use of telematics kills the myths around EV range anxiety: our data analysis shows that usage requirements for a high majority of our UK fleet drivers are perfectly compatible with EVs

✅ A wide range of EVs, which are less expensive than their ICE alternatives in many situations and with comparable features and performance, are a fantastic enabler for the EV transition

✅ We are committed to being a key player in the energy transition and we have fundamentally changed our business model to make it possible, making us the best partner to support you in your electrification journey


Debate: Fleet & Mobility in the New Normal

In this panel discussion with leasing executives, they examine their view on the future of our fleet and mobility ecosystem, with special attention to fleet management efficiency in the New Normal, electrification and smart employee mobility.

With Tim Albertsen, CEO of ALD Automotive; Marco Lessacher, CEO of Alphabet; Marchel Koops, CCO of Athlon; Jochen Schmitz, Head of International Fleet at Volkswagen Financial Services; Giacomo Carelli, CEO of FCA Bank and Chairman of Leasys.


18th November

Thought Leadership: Understanding the digital mobility revolution

With John Saffrett (ALD Automotive)

Digital technology is profoundly changing mobility and the challenge is to efficiently harness the power of digitalization to revolutionize customer experience and provide greater value. In this keynote session, John Saffrett, Deputy CEO of ALD Automotive, discuss what this means in terms of creating a digital mindset, building technical expertise, rolling-out agile methods, creating the right partnerships and pushing product innovation to evolve, develop and scale.


Webinar: Global fleet management made easier

With Thierry Faure (ALD Automotive) and Amalia Papastefanou (ALD Automotive)

Here are 4 key takeaways of the panel: 

✅ Benefits of global fleet management include fleet visibility and control, best practice sharing, more efficient car policy, purchasing power and win/win strategic partnership

✅ We have the widest strategic alliance coverage in the market to make your global fleet management easier

✅ With our strategic partner Wheels, Inc., we have experience to advise on adequate set-up according to clients’ strategy and governance

✅ Managing global fleet is made even easier with ALD Net, evaluated by multiple clients as best in class reporting platform with global features


Webinar: A new frontier: Employee car ownership schemes explained 

With Olivier Theron (ALD Automotive) and Tanel Moistus (ALD Automotive)

Here are 3 key takeaways of the panel: 

✅ Private Lease for employees is an upward trend

✅ Companies need to set up innovative and efficient schemes to meet their operational and financial needs, but also to align with new employee expectations

✅ Our co-building approach allows companies to set up optimized solutions, in line with their mobility policy, with no additional workload and for all employees, regardless of company car eligibility


Electric Fleet Week 

12 - 16 October 2020 

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What does it take to electrify your vehicle fleet? And how can you benefit from connectivity? 

From 12 to 16 october
, Fleet Europe focuses on everything electric and connected and organises a Virtual Fleet Week via Deep Dive and Best Practice Webinars focusing on strategies to implement EVs in your corporate fleets.

14 October - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CET)
Learning Webinar: The right infrastructure for your EV fleet with ALD Automotive and ChargePoint

Fuelling a petrol or diesel car is familiar and easy. If you’re new to e-mobility, charging your EV is neither. In fact, the bewildering variety of charging solutions and speeds, not to mention all those connector cables, might be what’s putting you off. So, high time to get a few things straight. In this webinar, supported by ALD Automotive, you will get insight in the charging infrastructure development and solutions for efficient EV charging. 

With Benjamin Huvé, Senior Consultant - EV Expert, ALD Automotive and Andre Ten Bloemendal, Vice President Commercial Sales Europe, ChargePoint