The 2021 Global Fleet Experience, a new month-long virtual event, launches Tuesday, May 4, with the first of more than 15 presentations scheduled throughout May. Open free to all fleets, the sessions will cover wide-reaching topics applicable to fleets around the globe.

Offering a new way for multinational fleets to network, learn, and share knowledge, the Global Fleet Experience is designed to support the strategic needs of multinational fleets while addressing the unique issues facing different regions of the world. The event will be presented on a custom-built virtual platform tailored to multinational fleets.

Event registration is open at

May 4 Sessions:

Scheduled 9:30–10:30 a.m., Fleet Market Report on Top Trends in European Fleet Management, presented by Marc Odinuus, CEO/owner of Dataforce GmbH, will identify developments influencing current and future vehicle fleet business in Europe, including the market transition to electrification and increased use of fleet-related mobility services.

In the day’s second presentation, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., USA Fleet Market Report, Mike Antich, editor, Automotive Fleet, will analyze the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on U.S.-based fleets, providing a forecast of how fleets will fare in a post-COVID environment as well as in-depth examinations of trends in operating costs, vehicle sourcing, fleet management best practices and the wholesale used-vehicle market.


Thursday, May 6 sessions:

Scheduled 9:30–10:30 a.m., Market Report: State of the Caribbean Fleet Market will feature an expert panel examining top fleet trends in the Caribbean fleet market, including management trends, a potential Caribbean fleet managers organization, and adoption of Caribbean-specific fleet certification developed jointly with NAFA Fleet Management Association.

Panel participants include Paul Lauria, president of Mercury Associates; Desmond Dougall, managing director, Giscad in Trinidad & Tobago; Jefrey Nelson, fleet manager, CB Group in Jamaica; and Fharis Mohamed, sales manager, BPI Guyana Limited.

The 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. session, EV Adoption Trends in Europe, will assess current trends in electric vehicles (EV) adoption and provide a forecast of future growth as the European Union’s new emissions standard is boosting EV sales. Presenters will be Richard Worrow, international account manager, Dataforce GmbH, and Peter Mock, managing director, International Council on Clean Transportation.

Future Global Fleet Experience sessions will be held on each week in May. Full program details are available at Presentations will be viewed on demand beginning May 28.

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Cindy Brauer

Cindy Brauer

Former Managing Editor

Cindy Brauer is a former managing editor for Bobit Business Media’s AutoGroup. A native of Chicago but resident of Southern California since her teens, Brauer studied journalism and earned a communications degree at California State University Fullerton. Over her career, she has written and edited content for a variety of publishing venues in a disparate range of fields.

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