Programme

09:00         

Welcome

09:30 - 9.50

Session 1 : General panorama Latam

  • The economic situation and challenges of Latin America with a general view but also highlighting important differences on the business side.
  • The automotive markets: in depth view on automotive trends, segments and true fleet sales with evolution of corporate sales, the fuel and powertrain evolution and preferences. What to expect in the near future with regard to developments in automotive and car fleet market preferences. 

Speakers:
Pascal Serres - Global Fleet Expert Nexus Communication S.A. Belgium 
Marc Odinius - Managing Director - Dataforce

9:50 - 10:30 Session 2 : Internationalisation of fleet mangement in Latam
  • Leasing & rental: defining the funding methods – renting and leasing
  • Comprehensive overview of the players in terms of funding and financing with corporates as target group with a split between international organised players and local heroes, their presence, their volumes and growth evolution, their products and services
  • The corporate sales organisation of the OEMs – What are the OEMs international structure: on the road to create international coordination units; and do they have a structure to respond to RFI and RFQ for Latam?
  • Managing your fleet on a pan-Latam level: how to deal with Latam from a policy perspective; what are the key elements to understand in terms of fleet programme development and implementation in Latam, and what are the regional and local challenges & opportunities
  • Panel discussion about the internationalisation of Fleet Management

Speakers:
Caroline Thonnon - CEO Nexus Communication S.A Belgium
Pascal Serres - Global Fleet Expert Nexus Communication S.A. Belgium
Kent Bjertrup - Regional Director Latam ALD Automotive Mexico 
Mirella Juarez - Director Executive, Arrend Leasing, Guatemala
Jaime Bringas García - Fleet Manager Teva Pharmaceuticals Mexico

10:30 - 11:00  Session 3 : Addressing safety challenges and insurance
  • Safety: The importance of safety in Latam; and how to set-up a safety programme that matches your fleet with what suppliers and partners
  • Insurance: Rules and best practices in Latam with local differences and possible pitfalls for you and your drivers in case of accident with third parties.
  • Telematics: is telematics and track & tracing acceptable, recommendable and cost-efficient in Latam. With whom can you work and what is to expect in the future in terms of telematics and driver management

Speakers:
Cleber Kouyomdjian -PARAR Leader LATAM

Joaquin Izaralde - Operations Manager, RDA
David Madrigal - President, Mexico Element Fleet Management Corporation, Mexico

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Session 4 : Trends in Smart Mobility
  • The acceleration of Smart Mobility Solutions in Latam: are there mobility concepts in addition to the company car or alternative mobility solutions to consider in certain countries, mega-cities.
  • New business models to emerge: from fleet management to mobility management 

Speakers:
Daniel Bland - Global Fleet journalist LatAm, Nexus Communication S.A Belgium
Edward Kulperger - Vice President, Business Development, Geotab
Jose Esparza - Middle America Commercial and Operations Manager, Arrend Leasing

12:00- 12:30   Session 5 : Development of Global Fleet in Latam
  • Investing to accelerate the international development of fleet management and education
  • Panel discussion Advisory Board

Speakers:
Caroline Thonnon - CEO Nexus Communication S.A Belgium
Pascal Serres - Global Fleet Expert Nexus Communication S.A. Belgium
Kent Bjertrup - Regional Director Latam ALD Automotive Mexico 
Mirella Juarez - Director Executive, Arrend Leasing, Guatemala
Arturo Simone - Director General RDA Renting & Management, Argentina
David Madrigal - President, Mexico Element Fleet Management Corporation, Mexico
Alberto Velez - CEO, Auto Corp S.A, Argentina

12:30 - 14:30 Networking Lunch