‘Going Global’ at NAFA’s 4th Annual International Fleet Academy

Merg­ers and acqui­si­tions, along with “going glob­al”, are com­mon busi­ness and finan­cial prac­tices in today’s econ­o­my, leav­ing many orga­ni­za­tions’ employ­ees to be expect­ed to quick­ly pick up new skills and respon­si­bil­i­ties in a com­plex envi­ron­ment of vary­ing cul­tures and process­es. NAFA’s fourth Annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my (IFA) offers cost-sav­ing strate­gies and valu­able lessons to help the fleet pro­fes­sion­al who man­ages their fleet of vehi­cles across nations and cul­tures. The con­fer­ence will be held July 14 – 16 in Orlan­do, Flori­da.

“As indus­tries con­tin­ue to grow beyond their bor­ders, and merge with oth­er com­pa­nies around the globe, fleet pro­fes­sion­als can quick­ly find they need spe­cial­ized train­ing,” said NAFA’s Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE.

NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my is the pre­mier indus­try event for glob­al fleet man­agers. Cre­at­ed by fleet man­agers for fleet man­agers, the three day con­fer­ence fea­tures glob­al fleet experts and pan­el dis­cus­sions that will offer strate­gic overviews on the dif­fer­ences among coun­tries and cul­tures, and present valu­able lessons on how to work with mul­ti­ple regions simul­ta­ne­ous­ly. In addi­tion to a full agen­da of edu­ca­tion­al ses­sions, the IFA offers net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties each day through­out the con­fer­ence.

NAFA’s fourth Annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my takes place at Rosen Shin­gle Creek in Orlan­do, FL. Ear­ly-bird reg­is­tra­tion is $699 for NAFA mem­bers and $1,139 for non-mem­bers. After June 9, reg­is­tra­tion costs are $799 for NAFA mem­bers and $1,299 for non-mem­bers.

The Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my offers inter­ac­tive dis­cus­sions on a myr­i­ad of sub­jects from cul­tur­al dif­fer­ences to the lev­els of fleet expe­ri­ence that will be encoun­tered across the glob­al fleet spec­trum. A pan­el of experts will tack­le strate­gic val­ue-added issues that are impor­tant to glob­al fleet man­agers such as set­ting appro­pri­ate lev­els of expec­ta­tions from OEMs and FMCs, deal­ing with local fleet orga­ni­za­tion man­age­ment and deal­ers, and how to get val­ue from OEM/FMC part­ner­ships. Atten­dees will get a progress update on glob­al elec­tric con­nec­tiv­i­ty, which goes hand-in-hand with NAFA’s recent unveil­ing of the Sus­tain­able Fleet Stan­dard pro­gram.

“The IFA will also host a case study of one For­tune 100 com­pa­ny that devel­oped a glob­al fleet man­age­ment infor­ma­tion sys­tem,” Rus­so not­ed. “Our atten­dees will have the rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn of this company’s expe­ri­ence with telem­at­ics relat­ed to dri­ver con­trols and aware­ness issues. It’s an indi­ca­tor of the depth of knowl­edge being offered to peo­ple who attend the IFA.”

Rus­so added, “Whether you are build­ing the infra­struc­ture for a glob­al fleet, are mov­ing from a tra­di­tion­al fleet back­ground to a glob­al dynam­ic, or are an expe­ri­enced pro­fes­sion­al with a com­plex fleet that spans across numer­ous nations and cul­tures, NAFA’s Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my will ben­e­fit you!”

For more infor­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter to attend vis­it http://www.nafafleetacademy.org

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