For more and more corporate fleet managers, work no longer ends at the border. As companies expand globally, many find themselves not only being asked to develop and implement fleet policies for their own region, but for their company’s entire operation. These fleet professionals face cultural differences, language barriers, and resistance to change from long-standing traditions. NAFA Fleet Management Association, the leader in global fleet management education, offers guidance for those who manage global fleets with its 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy this October.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy is the premier industry event for global fleet managers. The three day conference (October 21–23, 2013) will demystify global fleet management as experts and panel discussions provide valuable cost-savings strategies, offer strategic overviews on the differences among countries and cultures, list the right questions to ask during the Request For Information or Request For Quote processes, and present valuable lessons on how to decrease your corporate liability by avoiding international insurance pitfalls. In addition to over 15 educational sessions, the conference offers networking opportunities throughout the day and a cocktail reception and dinner each night.
“Whether you are just building the infrastructure for a global fleet or are an experienced professional with a complex fleet that spans across numerous nations and cultures, NAFA’s International Fleet Academy will benefit you,” said NAFA’s Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “From the educational sessions to the opportunity to network with other fleet professionals facing the same global challenges that you are, this conference is a must-attend event for the serious global fleet professional!”
NAFA’s 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy takes place at Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. Early-bird registration is $650 for NAFA members and $1,105 for non-members. After August 16, registration costs are $799 for NAFA members and $1,550 for non-members. Fleet professionals may save $200 off the registration costs by joining NAFA as they register.
Session topics include
• Challenges & Priorities in the Global Fleet Market
• Differences Among the World: Europe, China, Mexico, Brazil, Australia
• Fleet and Taxation Around the Globe
• Aligning 51 Countries and 60 Suppliers: A Case Study in Success
• The International RFI-RFQ Process — a special fleet manager-only session moderated by NAFA’s International Vice President, Joseph LaRosa
• Running an International Fleet Insurance Project
• Special Panel Discussion: Fleet Managers Share Their Stories and Answer Your Questions
Each attendee will receive a value-added resource package worth $2,500. The package includes a ready-to-use executive summary; free subscription to International Fleet World magazine; the newly published NAFA’s Global Fleet Guide; Valuable checklists for policies, RFIs, and RFQs; and the Global Mobility Taxation Guide.