Crack the Code of Global Fleet Management!

At first glance, it’s easy to see why a busi­ness exec­u­tive might assume all of Europe man­aged their vehi­cle fleets the same way. 

There’s a ten­den­cy to group Euro­pean coun­tries into a sin­gle enti­ty and the cre­ation of the Euro­pean Union only fur­thered that con­cept; how­ev­er, while many coun­tries have adopt­ed the Euro as a com­mon cur­ren­cy, Europe is still a mar­ket that exhibits major dif­fer­ences from coun­try to coun­try and the man­age­ment of vehi­cle fleets is a per­fect exam­ple.  NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my will point out the dif­fer­ences through­out Europe and then tra­verse the globe to explain what busi­ness­es need to know about man­ag­ing fleets in Chi­na, Mex­i­co, Brazil, and Aus­tralia as well as oth­er coun­tries. 

NAFA’s 3rd Annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my is a 3-day con­fer­ence designed specif­i­cal­ly to meet the unique needs of those who man­age fleets of vehi­cles out­side of the Unit­ed States and Cana­da.  The con­fer­ence will take place Octo­ber 21–23, 2013 at Loews Ven­tana Canyon in Tuc­son, AZ with a stel­lar ros­ter of lead­ing glob­al fleet pro­fes­sion­als that includes for­mer NAFA Pres­i­dent Gayle Pratt (recent­ly retired from her posi­tion as Direc­tor, Glob­al Fleet Sourc­ing for Eco­lab); Joe LaRosa, NAFA’s cur­rent Inter­na­tion­al Vice Pres­i­dent and Direc­tor of Glob­al Fleet Ser­vices for Mer­ck & Co.; Joe Car­reira (the 2012 Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Man­ag­er of the Year) EMEA Fleet Man­ag­er, MSD; Lutz Hansen, Pur­chas­ing Fleet Man­age­ment Ser­vices for Bay­er Busi­ness Ser­vices GMbH; Gio­van­ni Tor­tori­ci,  Pres­i­dent of the Ital­ian Asso­ci­a­tion of Man­agers Buy­ers and Used Cars — AIAGA; Steven Saltz­giv­er, Vice Pres­i­dent — Fleet Oper­a­tions, North Amer­i­ca for Coca-Cola;  and Kevin Fish­er, CAFM, Vice Pres­i­dent Strate­gic Fleet Oper­a­tions, ARAMARK.

In addi­tion to the afore­men­tioned ses­sion – “Dif­fer­ences Among the World: Europe, Chi­na, Mex­i­co, Brazil, Aus­tralia” – the con­fer­ence con­tains over 15 addi­tion­al ses­sions, includ­ing top­ics such as tax issues around the globe, align­ing sup­pli­ers in mul­ti­ple coun­tries, the inter­na­tion­al RFI-RFQ process, and under­stand­ing and man­ag­ing a fleet’s Total Cost of Oper­a­tion. 

In addi­tion to the edu­ca­tion­al ses­sions, NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my offers exclu­sive net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and a cock­tail recep­tion and din­ner each night.  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.

Atten­dees receive sev­er­al val­ue-added edu­ca­tion­al items to take back to the office includ­ing a ready-to-use exec­u­tive sum­ma­ry; free sub­scrip­tion to Inter­na­tion­al Fleet World mag­a­zine; the new­ly pub­lished NAFA’s Glob­al Fleet Guide; and valu­able check­lists for poli­cies, RFIs, and RFQs. All total, it’s a resource pack­age val­ued at $2,500 — well worth the reg­is­tra­tion costs alone.

Get all the details at – the new­ly launched offi­cial web­site for the annu­al con­fer­ence.



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