Thursday, October 28, 2010

NAFA's Annual Conference Heads to Charlotte With New Sessions Designed for Veteran Corporate Fleet Managers

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 26, 2010 -- Experienced corporate fleet managers who want to continue their education in fleet management are the focus of NAFA's 2011 Institute & Expo (I&E). 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. Over 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, NC.

The new advanced educational sessions for veteran corporate fleet managers were designed by NAFA Fleet Management Association to meet the higher-level needs of veteran industry professionals. Taught by some of the premier minds of the industry, these sessions will 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 instead of just listening to more "talking heads."

Here are just a few of the new sessions designed for veteran corporate fleet managers:

* "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.

* "Managing through Merger, Acquisitions, and Divestitures" -- More than just case studies, this session features expert direction and strategies for a successful transition of fleet asset from one company to another.

Spread out across 4 days, the I&E includes over 60 hours of fleet training and educational sessions for fleet managers of all levels of professional experience from those just starting out to fleet managers with decades under their belt. In addition, the I&E features an expo floor with more than 200 vendors and the ability to network with colleagues from all segments of the fleet industry.

The 2011 I&E takes place April 9-12, 2011 at the Charlotte Convention Center. The date is three weeks earlier than usual for the annual conference, so major preparation for the I&E is already underway. A new website has been created at to provide complete conference details, including schedules, hotel information, online registration, and frequently asked questions.

Media sponsors for NAFA's 2011 I&E include International Fleet World, Fleet Maintenance, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Digest, CAMAUTO, Canadian Automotive Fleet, FLEETSolutions, FleetFOCUS, Naylor LLC, and Light & Medium Truck.

About NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit

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