<p><em>Photo by Mike Antich.</em></p>

The 2016 Global Fleet Conference was held at The Hotel in Brussels, Belgium June 6-8. The two-day event presented material designed for attendees to implement into their fleets. Over 300 people attended the conference, which was in its fourth year. The event has sold out every year.

The agenda was organized around six themes: the Economy; Taxation and Regulation; Climate Change; Technology; Global Fleet Management Outlook; and Global Fleet, Regional Focus.

At the conference, fleet experts gave presentations that were specific to the themes. This included an overview on the economic outlook on global fleet management; viewing the Paris climate change agreement as a means of integrating alternative powertrains into fleets; and preparing for the introduction of autonomous vehicles by 2020.

Over 25 speakers presented at the conference. This included Joao Andrade, managing director of Localiza Fleet Solutions; Norman, Din VP of strategic sales for Wheels Inc; and Martin Jahn, managing director for Volkswagen Group Fleet International.

Networking opportunities were also a prominent feature at the conference. The event was produced by Nexus Communication, publisher of Fleet Europe, and Bobit Business Media, publisher of Automotive Fleet.

The conference returns to the Marriott Miami Biscayne Bay in Miami, Fla., (site of the 2015 conference) on June 6-8 2017. To learn more, please visit www.globalfleet.com.

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Mike Antich

Mike Antich

Former Editor and Associate Publisher

Mike Antich covered fleet management and remarketing for more than 20 years and was inducted into the Fleet Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Global Fleet of Hal in 2022. He also won the Industry Icon Award, presented jointly by the IARA and NAAA industry associations.

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