It is well-known that the fervor surrounding the World Cup verges on religious. More than just extra traffic in the host country Brazil, nations all over the globe will be experiencing drastic changes in the ebb and flow of the average work day to accommodate viewership of the World Cup matches. Likewise, fleet managers who have global fleet responsibilities need to know how such a cultural phenomenon affects their work, and that’s what is for.
NAFA’s fourth annual International Fleet Academy will take place November 5–7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida. This 3-day conference was designed specifically to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada.
“Every country has its own way of handling fleet management with different rules and regulations, unique challenges, and its own traditions,” said NAFA’s Chief Executive Officer, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The onset of World Cup fever is just one light-hearted example of the kinds of obstacles facing fleet managers, and there are many others which are much more serious. Soccer is only the fourth most popular sport here in the U.S., but it is tops in many other countries. Whole cities shut down when their teams play in some countries. Culturally, we need to know and understand that and how that impacts business operations.”
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy offers fleet professionals the tools to gain that understanding, and the opportunity to discuss the problems and challenges they’re facing with some of the brightest minds in global fleet management.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy helps attendees acquire the specialized skills needed for the expanding and changing fleet environment across every world market. They will leave with a standard of excellence for their dealings within and outside their organization, with customers, suppliers, drivers, and others.
The conference is a “must” for companies and organizations with global fleet responsibilities as well as individuals such as: corporate global fleet managers; corporate fleet directors; procurement specialists; corporate executives with reporting responsibility for their organization’s fleet operations; fleet personnel who assist fleet managers and directors in their global fleet operations; and fleet managers, directors, and executives who want to learn more about multi-national fleet operations.
“Fleet managers have to know the specifics of the regions they are responsible for, and the cultures of these regions that drive how things get done,” added Russo. “With the education they’ll receive at NAFA’s International Fleet Academy, they’ll learn how to run fleets efficiently no matter what’s going on that week.”