Global Fleet Professionals Build Skills at NAFA’s International Fleet Academy

For a lim­it­ed time, atten­dees who reg­is­ter before Sep­tem­ber 30 can take advan­tage of ear­ly-bird pric­ing.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my (IFA) is the lens that pro­vides fleet pro­fes­sion­als with glob­al duties both the micro and macro snap­shot they need to take informed and proac­tive actions. The 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.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my offers fleet pro­fes­sion­als the tools to gain under­stand­ing, and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to dis­cuss the prob­lems and chal­lenges they’re fac­ing with some of the bright­est minds in glob­al fleet man­age­ment. Ross Durkin, Man­ag­ing Edi­tor for the Fleet­World Group, based in St. Albans, U.K., will be involved with the pre­sen­ta­tion Glob­al Trends – What Fleet Man­agers Need to Know. He has near­ly 30 years of expe­ri­ence in the fleet mar­ket, start­ing as a sales exec­u­tive for Avis Car Leas­ing in 1984, up to becom­ing a full-time motor­ing jour­nal­ist in 1991 as edi­tor of Busi­ness Car mag­a­zine. Durkin has exten­sive involve­ment in the strate­gic direc­tion of all Fleet World pub­li­ca­tions and events.

Fred Tur­co, Senior Direc­tor, Pfiz­er, Inc., will present a dis­cus­sion on “Glob­al Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems.” Tur­co will share his wealth of expe­ri­ence about how Pfiz­er devel­oped a glob­al fleet man­age­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tem (GFMIS) to gath­er data from over 80 dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

Pre­sent­ed from a fleet executive’s per­spec­tive, “Glob­al Infor­ma­tion Sys­tems” will cov­er KPIs—including the impor­tance of get­ting the glob­al fleet orga­ni­za­tions behind the con­cept of KPIs—and the impor­tance of mea­sur­ing and not under or over-mea­sur­ing sta­tis­tics. Tur­co will also dis­cuss his expe­ri­ence with telem­at­ics relat­ing to dri­ver con­trols and aware­ness issues.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my helps atten­dees build the spe­cial­ized skills need­ed for the expand­ing and chang­ing fleet envi­ron­ment across diverse world mar­kets. They will leave with a stan­dard of excel­lence for their deal­ings with­in and out­side their orga­ni­za­tion, with cus­tomers, sup­pli­ers, and dri­vers among oth­ers. The con­fer­ence is a “must” for com­pa­nies and orga­ni­za­tions with glob­al fleets, as well 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.

“In any professional’s career, you need the straight news; no addi­tions, no exag­ger­a­tions,” said NAFA Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my fea­tures ses­sions that will help glob­al fleet man­agers know how to get and main­tain that cred­i­ble infor­ma­tion, and should be a must for every fleet man­ag­er han­dling fleets by long dis­tance.”

For a lim­it­ed time, atten­dees who reg­is­ter before Sep­tem­ber 30 can take advan­tage of ear­ly-bird pric­ing. More infor­ma­tion is avail­able at: www.nafafleetacademy.org

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