NAFA’s 2014 Conference Reports Largest Fleet Manager Attendance In Fleet Industry

With the final atten­dance num­bers in hand, NAFA proud­ly announces the 2014 Insti­tute & Expo remains the industry’s largest learn­ing and net­work­ing event by bring­ing togeth­er the most fleet man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als year after year.

“The I&E just keeps reaf­firm­ing its dom­i­nant posi­tion in the world of fleet. Fleet man­agers from all over North Amer­i­ca make it a ‘must-see, must-do’ con­fer­ence, and they are spread­ing the word,” said NAFA Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer Phillip E. Rus­so, CAE. “It is tremen­dous news — to know that, as the I&E keeps scal­ing up in size, the demand is right at pace.”

Close to 700 fleet man­age­ment pro­fes­sion­als reg­is­tered for the con­fer­ence, which took place April 8 -11 in Min­neapo­lis, MN. The data proved once again that the I&E is not only the con­fer­ence fleet man­agers trust most, but I&E is the con­fer­ence they endorse and will rec­om­mend to their peers.

The 2014 event boast­ed more than 60 hours of edu­ca­tion­al ses­sions, as 674 fleet man­agers took advan­tage of the conference’s top-qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion, vis­it­ed the exhib­it floor with more than 250 com­pa­nies show­cas­ing the lat­est prod­ucts and ser­vices, and enjoyed the sec­ond annu­al pre­sen­ta­tion of the Fleet Excel­lence Awards. Keynote pre­sen­ta­tions from Peter Shea­han and Simon Sinek, two inter­na­tion­al­ly best­selling authors and lead­er­ship experts, round­ed out the four-day fleet man­ag­er expe­ri­ence. Atten­dees net­worked at a wide array of orga­nized gath­er­ings and recep­tions and took full advan­tage of all the event had to offer.

Rus­so added, “The I&E has the largest num­ber of fleet man­ag­er atten­dees of any con­fer­ence. It is the best val­i­da­tion for the years of hard work that go into our events. It shows that we are deliv­er­ing on all we say we’re pro­vid­ing fleet pro­fes­sion­als, and they’re get­ting the max­i­mum val­ue from it each and every time. It’s also a bit daunt­ing because it means we have to keep grow­ing to meet that over­whelm­ing­ly pos­i­tive demand, but that is a chal­lenge NAFA hap­pi­ly accepts.”

Final­ly, Rus­so added, “It comes down to the mem­ber­ship. We bring events like the I&E and the Inter­na­tion­al Fleet Acad­e­my, and our mem­bers bring such enthu­si­asm and trust, and it always trans­lates into suc­cess. They are our ambas­sadors, and NAFA con­tin­ues to reach these new heights because they keep lift­ing us up. It’s a won­der­ful feel­ing to know they believe in what we do and are so loy­al to our goals.”

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