“Over 60 years of LeasePlan, the two biggest developments have undoubtedly been sustainability and digitalisation. And there’s more of that to look forward to in the years ahead: the zero-emission revolution is still in its infancy, while the digitalisation of the subscription megatrend is going to reshape how we deliver leasing services to customers – from corporate clients to private individuals.”
Berno Kleinherenbrink, LeasePlan COO, speaking at the Fleet Europe Summit.

Every autumn, key industry decision-makers from around the world come together for the Fleet Europe Summit: the leading international conference for the fleet and mobility sector. The event features the most important mobility organisations from across Europe and beyond – so, naturally, LeasePlan was there in force!

The 2022 summit took place in Dublin on November 16–17, with more than 1,000 participants from 35 countries making their way to the Emerald Isle. As a long-time sponsor of the event, LeasePlan was proud to be at the centre of the action once again: our COO Berno Kleinherenbrink led an expert LeasePlan delegation to Dublin that also included Gavin Eagle, Robert Ritter, Paul Turner, Manuel Weber and Dennis Westerburger.

Keeping our finger on the pulse

From Mobility-as-a-Service to connectivity, vehicle electrification, women in fleet, new safety technologies and autonomous vehicles, there was plenty to pique the interest of the LeasePlan attendees. On the other hand, there was also a lot of activity happening on LeasePlan’s booth.

Located close to Polestar, we welcomed many guests and clients that could recharge their batteries with LeasePlan International 30 years anniversary cupcakes, tap beers in the reception and electrifying juices for everyone. Sustainability being one of the cornerstones of our company, all plants were natural and of course there were no plastics.

LeasePlan's booth

LeasePlan’s Berno Kleinherenbrink joins the debate

Rounding off the summit at the end of day two, we also had plenty of our own insights to share with the world! The attendees were treated to an executive panel discussion centred on an important – and very timely – topic: ‘Ensuring Business Continuity in Fleet & Mobility’.

LeasePlan’s Chief Commercial Officer (COO) Berno Kleinherenbrink took to the stage, joined by ALD Deputy CEO, John Saffrett, as well as Christian Schuler, CEO of Athlon, Markus Deusing, CEO of Alphabet International, and Bart Beckers, CCO of Arval.

Berno shared LeasePlan’s experiences of successfully keeping fleets on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the industry chip crisis. “The vehicle shortage situation is starting to improve, but we’ve all learned some important lessons – from the value of advance planning to the need to communicate openly with customers.”

He also shed light on our strategies to strengthen sustainability governance and reporting, including LeasePlan’s new science-based targets (SBTs). “We have to make progress on our own electrification and work with OEMs to decarbonise vehicle production – that’s why we’re one of the first fleet companies to commit to SBTs. That will go a long way to helping us make our customer offering climate neutral.”

That’s a wrap!

That’s all from Dublin’s fair city, but we’re already looking forward to the 2023 Fleet Europe Summit in a brand-new location. And don’t forget to check out our full Route to Zero report for all the details of LeasePlan’s sustainability ambitions, including our new SBTs.


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