NAFA’s annual conference targets veteran corporate fleet managers

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Updated Oct 28, 2010

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Experienced corporate fleet managers who want to continue their education in fleet management are the focus of NAFA’s 2011 Institute & Expo. NAFA says the annual conference, which returns to the East Coast for the first time since 2006, has added nearly a dozen educational sessions specifically designed for veteran corporate fleet managers. More than 2,000 fleet professionals, including fleet managers of all industry segments and experience levels, are expected to attend the I&E April 9-12, 2011, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C.

NAFA says the new advanced educational sessions for veteran corporate fleet managers were designed by its Fleet Management Association to meet the higher-level needs of veteran industry professionals. These sessions are intended to provide fleet managers with the strategic outlook they need to succeed today and tomorrow. Each session will include interactive dialogue and discussion to allow attendees to take part in the learning experience. Sessions include:
• “The Mobilization of Fleet Management” – Discover how to apply technology through an integrated approach that ensures a successful transition from a Web-based system to a hybrid of Web and mobilized systems;
• “How Do You Get Remote Drivers to Change Behaviors?” – Experts share ideas that have been proven effective, including initiatives that will have a positive impact on safety, costs and operational efficiency;
• “Congratulations, You’re the Global Fleet Manager! Now What?” – Top executives share how they identified and overcame obstacles to effective global management, including dizzying regulations, privacy laws, accounting standards, cultures, business practices, labor skills and technology levels; and
• “Managing through Merger, Acquisitions and Divestitures” – This session features expert direction and strategies for a successful transition of fleet assets from one company to another.

Spread out across four days, the I&E includes more than 60 hours of fleet training and educational sessions, as well as an expo floor with more than 200 vendors and the ability to network with colleagues from all segments of the fleet industry. A new website has been created at www.nafainstitute.org to provide conference details, including schedules, hotel information, online registration and frequently asked questions.