What past participants said:
"The Global Fleet Conference is always the best opportunity to improve your knowledge about the trends in the fleet management industry. This year´s presentations and business cases were very educational and applicable in the real world. Also, you can't miss the networking opportunity GFC provides!"
- Rodrigo Monroy, Regional Fleet Manager, AbbVie, Mexico City, Mexico
"Global Fleet Conference 2017 in Miami was packed with effective speakers and educational content for those involved with fleets (large or small) located in the US plus many other locations. Regional insights were useful for future management and productivity."
- Katie Rixman, Manager, Global Fleet, Brown-Forman, Louisville, KY
"As a first time attendee, I found the experience and content incredible. That much information globally is hard to filter through and with the case studies and networking it was the perfect event."
- Rob Lange, Director of Sales & Strategy, B2B, Bridgestone Americas, Lake in the Hills, IL
"Very well done conference, with ample time for networking between the many informative presentations. Attendees included high level decision makers from OEMs, fleets, leasing companies and suppliers making this a valuable experience for our company."
- Richard Dennis, Vice President, Autorola, Inc., Alpharetta, GA
"Excellent and timely topics for fleet management professionals in this fast paced, rapidly evolving industry."
- Greg Miller, President, FleetLogik, St. Charles, FL
"The educational content of the event was very complete; the variety of topics tackled the needs of a global fleet manager who wants to take his work to the next level. This is the best opportunity to improve your networking!!"
- Rodrigo Monroy, Latin-America-JAPAC Fleet Manager, Mexico City, Mexico
"As a veteran fleet manager based in the United States who is new to global fleet management, this conference far exceeded my expectations. The connections I made are truly valuable and I look forward to learning more from them."
- Bob Mossing, Fleet Manager, STERIS Corp., Mentor, OH
"This was my first Global Fleet Conference. The content and speakers were of the highest caliber. The networking opportunities were endless, and I met several new people that I look forward to continued discussion with. This conference offers a strategic view from some of the best minds in the industry as well as in person opportunities to meet leaders form Corporate Fleets, OEM, and FMC's in global capacities. It has the closeness and friendliness of AFLA with a laser focus on global initiatives and trends. I highly recommend attending!"
- Sue Miller, Director Fleet Program & Services, Oak Brook, IL
“The overall format of the show was excellent. The speakers offered valuable insight on a large range of topics. I enjoyed how every discussion had at least one Global Fleet professional presenter. I had many opportunities to network from the session breaks to the evening events. I recommend the Global Fleet Conference as a valuable event that you won’t want to miss!”
- David Hayward, Procurement Director - Global Fleet Category, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frazer, PA
"The GFC has again shown its value to us as the summit to meet and network with fleet professionals and suppliers from across the globe. Athlon is proud to be a sponsor of this event and looks forward to next year."
- Sven Van Rossum, Business Partnerships Director, Athlon International, Brussels, VI Brabant
"The conference provided an effective forum to hear the perspectives of global leaders in the fleet industry. It was the right balance for both educational and social engagement. Shell Fleet Navigator was proud to sponsor such a terrific conference."
- Jim Perkins, Channel Marketing Manager, Shell Oil Products, Houston, TX
"The Global Fleet Conference was a very good conference that sparked a lot of good conversation and created new relationships. I met lots of new people and got to spend some time with folks I wanted to know better. Congrats on a great event. I am glad I attended."
- Scott Singsank, Senior Global Account Manager, Wheels
"The Global Fleet Conference was very timely as Toyota expands our global fleet offerings and is surely a clear sign that more companies desire home-office control of their fleets worldwide. I think that the sessions were informative, topical, open and direct. Some strong points were: good attendance with the right players in the field, strong and appealing agenda and clearly engaged and informative keynote speakers and panels. This Conference was definitely worth our time and investment."
- George R. Irving Jr., National Fleet Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, USA
"This was the strongest Fleet Conference I have ever attended. The conference was hands-on and offered a lot of helpful information. I look forward to next year."
- Jared S. Hanis, Global Fleet Coordinator, Joy Global
"I have greatly appreciated the expertise and professionalism of all presenters, and I felt that overall all the topics covered were very relevant to our daily practices. Once again, thank you for making this event possible and all the best for future editions!"
- Pascal Vitantonio, CEO, ALD, Brazil
"My overall impression of the conference was very positive. The meeting was professionally organized, the timing was great, and the interaction was perfect."
- Paul Verkinderen, Sales Director Europe, Chevin Fleet Solutions, Belgium
"Great conference! It was very timely for us as we venture into the onset of a more centrally managed global fleet program. I thought all the content was relevant. Thanks again for your efforts to pull this together."
- Cathy Cook Tillman, Director, Fleet, Travel, & Records Management, AbbVie
"I enjoyed learning about some of the items that other people are experiencing from around the world, which are similar to ours. Looking forward to attending the next Global Fleet event!"
- Brian Tabel, Director of Marketing, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
"Congratulations with a successful event. I have gotten good feedback from some of my colleagues as well as from a number of other visitors."
- Reinier Willems, International Marketing Director, LeasePlan International B.V., Netherlands
"I thought the Conference was a great success. The topics were very interesting and timely, the speakers were very good, and the open discussions were lively and provocative."
- Judy Baxter, Fleet Manager, Motorola
"The Global Fleet Conference was the best conference I have ever been to. The main reason for this was the perfect size. 120 participants are about the exact size to speak with most of the people. If the conference becomes too big, certainly when you are new, it is very difficult to network with the right people."
- Jan Bouckaert, Business Development, Sofico NV, Zwijnaarde, Belgium
"The Conference was a huge success! I didn’t really know what I didn’t know until I attended. The Conference sessions and the opportunity to network with the other global attendees, as well as, suppliers enabled me to bring home lots of information that I can put to work right away. I took something from every speaker, which attests to the quality of the speakers and the topics discussed. I especially liked the second day where the topics were less general and more detailed in nature. As we move into a global platform, I wanted to know what other fleets had experienced, lessons learned, and next steps in their programs."
- Brenda Davis, Commodity Manager, Fleet COE & Temporary Services, Baker Hughes
"The Conference was well structured. The conference was at the executive level, with high influencers in attendance and the discussion was Global in awareness. Subject matter and speakers were well positioned. The networking during the breaks was very active and I expect that may have been a large take away for many others, as well as myself."
- Drew McClleland, Wheels Inc.
"This was a Conference with a great coverage of relevant subjects in a very interactive style."
- Thomas Meuser, Director of Fleet, VW
"I found the Conference to be valuable and value added. The balance of OEMs, service providers and end users was good. We felt that the sessions were well moderated and generally insightful and interesting. We are very much looking forward to participating in next year’s Conference and would like to thank you and your team for your hospitality."
- Emil Gaynor, Global Corporate Strategy Manager, Global Dealer Operations, Jaguar Land Rover, UK
"I thought the Conference was setup nicely to include both suppliers and fleet personnel. There was certainly plenty of topics covered, networking opportunities and a chance to hear some good interaction amongst attendees."
- Mark Kurth, LeasePlan, USA
"Very interesting and a great environment to network. The share of suppliers/customers was good and also the overall attendee number was perfect. I wouldn’t aim for more participants as this would impact the general networking. We were very pleased with the setup and overall experience and I can already confirm we will definitely be present next year."
- Sven Van Rossum and Valerie Van Hoof, Athlon, Belgium
"My impression that the Conference was excellent."
- Tony Elliott, Global Fleet Services, Switzerland
"Overall, the conference was well planned and executed. It offered a nice mix of structured sessions to open networking time. The range of topics covered was pretty comprehensive."
- Tiffany Whittaker, Sr. VP., Procter & Gamble
"Thank you for arranging this conference! I found it very insightful and addressed the global issues in one, efficient forum. I really enjoyed the open dialog and interesting insights from the various parties in attendance. The networking opportunities were abundant and appropriate in such a short timeframe. It was a great kick-off to what is hopefully a growing event."
- Steve Gibson, SVP of Customer & Market Development, AmeriFleet Transportation
"Congratulations on a successful Conference. Excellent mix of real good customers for this, OEMs and FMCs."
- Jim Sassorossi, Chrysler
"The Conference was very interesting and informative. The bulk of the presenters did a great job helping a novice fleet manager or vendor begin the long journey of creating and controlling a global program – several providing some great do and don't examples."
- Tom Callahan, CEO, Donlen
"The Conference and partnership with Fleet Europe was something that needed to be done as everyone starts to look at global programs. The Conference covered several regions and topics, including cultural differences. The Conference offered a great opportunity to talk with fleet managers and suppliers from Europe and Brazil. After listening to everyone, I felt that we all had the same concerns and struggles with our programs."
- Keith Scolan, Manager, Global Fleet, ITW
"The Conference was great. Well done."
- Mike Sims, Church of Latter-Day Saints
"The Global Fleet Conference was excellent. As someone just entering the realm of running a fleet in another country, the information was invaluable. There were things I would have never thought to ask, such as “are the vehicle specs different in different countries”. The Conference was really was instrumental in helping me develop a plan to take on a fleet in another country. It was well worth my time and money to attend!"
- Sue Fensky, Fleet Manager, Travelers
"The conference was a success. Congratulations to the organizers. My personal evaluation of the Conference is high. Thanks to you and to the whole team: really fantastic."
- Giovanni Tortorici, Global Supply Chain - Purchasing Manager, BARILLA G. e R. Fratelli S.p.A., Italy
"I thought the meeting was good. All in all good topics and good networking."
- Steve Saltzgiver, VP Fleet Operations, Coca-Cola Refreshments
"Congratulations on a very successful Conference! It was a great pleasure to speak at the Conference. The agenda was great, current, interesting, and helpful."
- Bruce MacLaren, Global Fleet Manager, MicroSoft
"I thought the Conference was very well coordinated and valuable."
- Terry Langness, PARS
"I would like to thank you for the great event and congratulate the team that worked hard putting together the event."
- João Alberto Mazoni Andrade, Diretor Geral / Managing Director, Total Fleet in Brazil
"I thought the conference provided a good overview on what was happening in fleet in various regions of the globe. This is something that I am sure many of us have not had the exposure to prior. Most importantly it provided a unique opportunity to network and develop relationships with numerous Industry representatives."
- Wayne Rose, Jim Pattison Leasing, Canada
"I think that the quality of the speakers, the attendees and the organization was quite impressive."
- Guillaume BOURST, Business Development Manager, ALD Fortune Auto Leasing & Renting Co., Ltd., Shanghai
"Thank you very much for a wonderful Conference. The agenda was fantastic! The topics were pertinent and important to all. The attendees were a great group. Congratulations on the international participation."
- Peter Alger, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Account Management, Emkay
"The Conference was great! It was very interesting with lots of interesting session topics!"
- Michelle Downing, Commercial Fleet Sales Manager, Nissan North America, Inc.
"Once again, you guys put on an incredible event. Great presentations, enlightening exchange of ideas, and wonderful networking opportunities. I thought the event was a huge success! Great speakers. Bruce from Microsoft was incredible! Good turnout for a first event and a large number of fleet managers.
I had great networking opportunities. The food was great and other arrangements were perfect."
- Matt Betz. CRS Fleet
"It was a wonderful opportunity to participate in this highly educational and beneficial Conference to all of us who attended. From my perspective and from those who I spoke with, the Conference was a tremendous success. I personally am in awe of the high level of expertise you developed in global fleet. It is so very refreshing to find others who take a great interest in this arena and who are willing to provide this informative and educational forum as it is the next frontier of fleet management. It is also an area that is very challenging to master. Accordingly, this Conference is timely and is an important and meaningful way for those in the industry to be kept apprised of the latest tools and techniques to become more effective. Congratulations to you and your team on a job very, very well done!
- Cliff Samuelsen, Global Fleet Consultant
"The Conference was well attended (especially for the first such Conference) and the number of attendees from outside the U.S. was very strong. The mix of attendees, including both fleet management companies and corporate fleets was impressive (i.e. this was not dominated by vendors), making it more meaningful for substantive exchange of ideas between participants. The agenda also was well thought out to include topics focusing on the "operational", as well as strategic issues confronting global fleet management today. There was sufficient time for networking and discussions on what we just heard in the various sessions."
- Dick Dennis, Vice President, Autorola Inc.
"I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to participate in the recent Global Fleet Conference. I think the conference was very successful. There was a very good group of fleet management decision makers and good representation of senior level suppliers. There was lots of conversation"
- Kevin Neal, International Sales Director, Nissan
"I want to thank you, Automotive Fleet and Fleet Europe, for organizing this successful event. On the specific topic of "Global Fleet", it was very interesting to experience how and how far both clients and the industry have gone, both from a specific and mindset point of view. I left the conference with the impression that we, all, still have a way to go before the idea, and more concrete steps are taken towards a "truly" global fleet management setup. There are still many regional and local issues to consider impacting our business. However, sharing thoughts and learnings as we did at the conference, surely is useful."
- Henrik Sunesen, Regional Sales Manager (Northern Europe), ALD Automotive