2014’s Top Fleet Conferences

Plan­ning your cal­en­dar for 2014? We’ve pulled togeth­er the top fleet con­fer­ences for this year to help you decide where to spend your edu­ca­tion dol­lars.  These meet­ings and expo­si­tions can broad­en your per­spec­tive, offer proven solu­tions to sim­i­lar prob­lems faced by oth­er fleet man­agers, reveal new and excit­ing tech­nol­o­gy offer­ings, and keep you up-to-date on all the sig­nif­i­cant devel­op­ments in the always excit­ing fleet indus­try. To para­phrase an old Chica­go say­ing, “Reg­is­ter ear­ly, and reg­is­ter often.”

NAFA Essen­tials of Fleet Man­age­ment
Feb­ru­ary 18–20, San Diego, CA
July 8–10, Orlan­do, FL
Octo­ber 10–13, Philadel­phia, PA

This sem­i­nar – offered in Feb­ru­ary, July and Octo­ber — teach­es begin­ners the build­ing blocks need­ed to oper­ate an effi­cient fleet. Atten­dees will learn the fun­da­men­tal prin­ci­ples and prac­tices of suc­cess­ful fleet man­age­ment, and have a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to meet oth­er fleet pro­fes­sion­als face-to-face.

NAFA Mas­ters’ Sem­i­nar
Feb­ru­ary 21–23, San Diego, CA

The new Mas­ters’ Sem­i­nar allows fleet pro­fes­sion­als with more than five years’ expe­ri­ence to apply the knowl­edge gained through the CAFM/CAFS pro­grams or prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence, in a series of prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es. The exer­cis­es used will vary depend­ing on the com­po­si­tion of the course atten­dees. Each exer­cise is designed to allow can­di­dates to work through com­mon fleet sit­u­a­tions and get feed­back and input from oth­er pro­fes­sion­als.

Green Truck Sum­mit
March 4–5, Indi­anapo­lis, IN

The Green Truck Sum­mit offers real-world ideas and solu­tions for select­ing and imple­ment­ing advanced vehi­cle tech­nolo­gies and alter­na­tive fuels. It fea­tures pre­sen­ta­tions from tech­ni­cal experts, gov­ern­ment offi­cials, indus­try lead­ers and ear­ly-adopter fleet man­agers. The Sum­mit pre­cedes the Work Truck Show.

The Work Truck Show 2014
March 5–7, Indi­anapo­lis, IN

North America’s largest work truck event offers a once-a-year chance to see all of the newest indus­try prod­ucts, choose from dozens of indus­try-focused train­ing cours­es and have access to tech­ni­cal engi­neer­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 500 exhibitors. Atten­dees can inter­act with thou­sands of indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, set up meet­ings with cur­rent sup­pli­ers, find solu­tions to resolve tech­ni­cal issues, and talk shop with indus­try peers at spe­cial events and recep­tions.

NAFA 2014 Insti­tute and Expo
April 8–11, Min­neapo­lis, MN

NAFA’s annu­al Insti­tute & Expo is the largest event of the fleet man­age­ment indus­try.  It is the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to increase your net­work­ing pow­er. Fleet pro­fes­sion­als attend year after year because of I&E’s real mon­ey-sav­ing and time-sav­ing val­ue: Net­work­ing with thou­sands of fel­low fleet pro­fes­sion­als; the lat­est prod­ucts on the expo floor; and cut­ting-edge train­ing and edu­ca­tion. There are top speak­ers, spe­cial events, and more. All designed to improve your company’s bot­tom line.

Alter­na­tive Clean Trans­porta­tion (ACT) EXPO 2014
May 5–8, Long Beach CA

ACT bills itself as the nation’s largest clean fleet expo, bring­ing togeth­er 3,000 atten­dees — from fleet man­agers, to tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies, OEMS, fuel providers, infra­struc­ture devel­op­ers, and pol­i­cy­mak­ers. All weight class­es of vehi­cles and fuel types are rep­re­sent­ed.

Gov­ern­ment Fleet Expo & Con­fer­ence
June 2–4, San Diego, CA

Gov­ern­ment Fleet Expo & Con­fer­ence (GFX) is where pub­lic sec­tor fleet man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als from every lev­el of gov­ern­ment con­nect, share ideas and learn new strate­gies for increas­ing ROI and cut­ting costs. GFX pro­vides action­able solu­tions to the tough­est chal­lenges pub­lic fleets face. It pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn from the industry’s top lead­ers.

Telem­at­ics Detroit
June 4–5, Novi, MI

Telem­at­ics con­tin­ues to trans­form the trans­porta­tion sys­tem, fleet oper­a­tions, and the expe­ri­ence of indi­vid­ual dri­vers. Telem­at­ics Detroit is the world’s largest con­fer­ence and exhi­bi­tion for the entire Telem­at­ics ecosys­tem. Over 2000+ exec­u­tives attend, along with 100+ indus­try expert speak­ers, mak­ing Telem­at­ics Detroit the one telem­at­ics event that you can­not afford to miss each and every year.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my
July 13–15, Orlan­do, FL

The third Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my in Tuc­son last Octo­ber was an over­flow suc­cess as fleet man­agers from all over the globe shared ideas, learned from each oth­er and net­worked. The focus is on crit­i­cal issues impact­ing glob­al fleets and ideas on how to cre­ate a har­mo­nized glob­al fleet.

2014 Fleet Safe­ty Con­fer­ence
July 22–23, Schaum­berg, IL,

The Fleet Safe­ty Con­fer­ence is designed for fleet, risk, safe­ty, sales, human resources, and EHS pro­fes­sion­als It offers tar­get­ed edu­ca­tion to improve the safe­ty of all vehi­cle and light- to heavy-duty truck fleets.

AFLA 2014 Annu­al Con­fer­ence
Sep­tem­ber 7–10, Las Vegas, NV

AFLA has emerged as a dynam­ic orga­ni­za­tion that pro­motes growth, expan­sion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism with­in the fleet indus­try by pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion, research, tech­ni­cal stan­dards, rep­re­sen­ta­tion and advance­ment of mem­ber inter­ests. It is a key meet­ing place for OEMS, fleet leas­ing com­pa­nies, fleet man­agers and top ven­dors.

2014 ALTCAR Expo & Con­fer­ence
Sep­tem­ber 19–20, San Diego, CA

As it has since 2005, Alt­Car offers the lat­est in offer­ings from auto­mo­tive OEMs and com­pa­nies large and small who are eager to offer improved alter­na­tive to exist­ing fuels and trans­porta­tion. These include hybrid vehi­cles as well as alter­na­tive fuels: propane, nat­ur­al gas and bio diesel. Alt­Car claims that it offers the largest col­lec­tion of these var­i­ous vehi­cles and tech­nolo­gies in one place.

2014 State Fleet Man­agers Work­shop
Octo­ber — Date and Loca­tion TBA

NCSFA’s held its first fleet man­age­ment work­shop in 2013. Nine­teen state fleets were rep­re­sent­ed as well as six uni­ver­si­ty fleets, and sev­er­al munic­i­pal fleets. Top­ics includ­ed trav­el opti­miza­tion, GPS, risk man­age­ment, imple­ment­ing CNG and fleet right­siz­ing and vehi­cle replace­ment sched­ul­ing. These and oth­er top­ics will be cov­ered in the 2014 Work­shop.

2014 Nation­al Remar­ket­ing Con­fer­ence
Novem­ber 13–15, San Diego, CA

NRC pro­vides the infor­ma­tion and tools nec­es­sary spur inno­va­tion and growth in the remar­ket­ing indus­try: Big ideas, mar­ket insights and in-depth pre­sen­ta­tions and con­ver­sa­tions. The dia­logues sparked dur­ing the meet­ing will lead to key insights into remar­ket­ing and pro­duce sol­id results for your busi­ness.











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