Automotive Fleet

DEC 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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Global FleetConference WOWS ATTENDEES Attendees were enthusiastic about the inaugural event, sharing their praise. PHOTOS: FLEET EUROPE PHOTO: AUTOMOTIVE FLEET T he inaugural Global Fleet Management Conference, which was held in Phoenix September 30-October 1, was a truly international event, attracting attendees and speakers from every corner of the world. In total more than 32 percent of attendees traveled internationally — from destinations, including France, Belgium, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, China, India, Canada, Nigeria, and Brazil —to learn from global feet leaders and subject-matter experts. Troughout the article, some of this year's feet managers attendee share their enthusiasm for the event and look forward to next year. To see more photos, visit To read more reactions to the Global Fleet Management Conference , see page 7 in the Letters Department of this issue. (L-R) Valerie Van Hoof of Athlon International in Belgium, Emil Gaynor of Jaguar Land Rover in the UK, and Helen Cooper of LeasePlan in Switzerland discuss how to create a world-class tender process. Some of the attendees of the inaugural global feet management conference take a moment to pose for posterity. Strongest Conference Ever "The Global Fleet Management Conference in Phoenix was the strongest feet conference I ever attended. It was small, but much more hands-on, and offered a lot of helpful information. I'm looking forward to next year." Jared Harris Global Fleet Coordinator Joy Global Milwaukee Kimberly Fisher of National Oilwell Varco asked a presenter a question. Attendees were encouraged to actively participate during the Global Fleet Management Conference. Giovanni Tortorici of BARILLA (left) and Paulo Gaba of Abla Brazilian Car Rental Association were among the international feet stakeholders who attended the conference. Denis Ferault of PHH Arval Global Alliance was one of the conference presenters, drilling down into how to use metrics to effectively benchmark a global feet operation. 34 Joao Andrade of Total Fleet Brazil listens in rapt attention to a speaker. Among the topics covered during the conference was market conditions in Andrade's home country. AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I DECEMBER 2013

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