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Week Two of the 2021 Global Fleet Experience, a month-long virtual event, will feature four new sessions on Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom, as well as best practices in managing vehicle residual values in a globally dispersed fleet on May 11 and May 13.

Open free to fleets, the Global Fleet Experience, presented by Bobit Business Media, 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 offered on a custom-built virtual platform tailored to multinational fleets. To register for any or all sessions, visit www.globalfleetexperience.com

Tuesday, May 11, session

Scheduled 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PST, Market Report; The State of the Fleet Market in Mexico, will present a panel discussion of trending commercial fleet topics such as funding options, procurement, safety initiatives and fleet data analytics. Moderated by Mike Antich, editor of Automotive Fleet, panelists include Rodrigo Monroy, sourcing manager, Novartis; Jaime Bringas Garcia, fleet and EHS manager, Philip Morris International; and Keven Kibilds, fleet manager, MSD Mexico,

A second panel, held from 11:3 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST, will focus on Latest Trends and Fleet Market Conditions in Canada. The session, moderated by Keith McLauglin, publisher, Canadian Automotive Fleet magazine, will identify Canadian best practices and trends in the varying and dynamic Canadian fleet market. Panelists include Jeff Hartley, president, LeasePlan Canada; Ryan D’Souza, executive vice-president, Jim Patterson Lease; Hamid Dean, ethics and compliance leader, facilities leader and fleet manager, 3M Canada Company; and Jon Grant, national fleet manager, G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

Thursday, May 13, Sessions

Market Report: State of the UK Fleet Market, scheduled 9:30 –10:30 a.m., PST, will look at current fleet trends and future directions in the United Kingdom, particularly in a post-COVID and post-Brexit environment. Presented by Paul Hollick, executive director, Association of Fleet Professionals, session topics will include funding, outsourcing, sustainability, rightsizing, mobility, driver behavior and connectivity.

Held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST, Best Practices in Managing Vehicle Residual Values in a Globally Dispersed Fleet will clarify the relation of residual value to TCO and define its key drivers. Presenter Johan Berbois, managing partner, SS Consulting in Antwerp, Belgium, will address the global impact of COVID-19 on used car values, formulate future key trends and provide best practices to minimize the impact on fleet operators’ budgets.

Global Fleet Experience Week Three presentations will feature “deep dives,” in-depth analyses of specific topics, including “Data as a Gateway to the Future” on May 18 and May 20. Further details are available at https://www.globalfleetexperience.com/ .

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