Demystifying Global Fleet Management at NAFA’s 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy

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.

You can get more infor­ma­tion here.

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