Around 150 fleet
decision-makers have so far registered to attend this year’s ACFO spring
seminar, which turns the spotlight on ‘Let’s Explore: Fleet Management for
Today and Tomorrow’.
And with just over a
week to go before the seminar takes place on 18th May at the Vox
Conference Centre, Resorts World, Birmingham, starting at 10am, those fleet
chiefs still wishing to attend are being urged to register their attendance as
soon as possible.
The spring seminar
hosted by the UK’s premier fleet decision-makers’ organisation is being
sponsored by TomTom Telematics, a business unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet
management, vehicle telematics and connected car services, and Lex Autolease,
the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing company.
Fleet management is
changing at an unprecedented pace with new technologies, data usage and
compliance to the fore, and all those issues and the impact they are having on
vehicles, drivers and journeys will be discussed by expert speakers at the
Delegates will hear
- Thomas Schmidt, managing director, TomTom
- Craig McNaughton, corporate director, Lex
- Alex Matheson, lawyer at legal and
professional services firm Gordon Dadds
- Dr Lisa Dorn. associate professor of driver
behaviour and director Driving Research Group, Cranfield University
- George de Boer, leader of connected car
initiatives, TomTom Telematics
- Graham Short, an ACFO member and fleet manager
at Norfolk-headquartered Zip Water (UK), which operates a TomTom
Telematics-equipped vehicle fleet, who will provide a view on efficiency,
compliance and driver safety
- Alison Moriarty, fleet risk and compliance
manager, Skanska UK.
The event will
conclude with a ‘Question Time’ panel, chaired by ACFO national chairman John
Pryor, with guests who will include: Chris Chandler, principal consultant, Lex
Autolease; and Justin Whitson, chief executive of Fleetondemand, one of
Europe’s business Mobility-as-a-Service (BMaaS) leaders as well as some of the
Venue capacity is 200
delegates and with places rapidly being booked, Mr Pryor said: “I would urge
fleet decision-makers to book their places as a matter of some urgency.
digital advances are changing the established face of fleet management as we
have known it for many years. The array of expert speakers will provide insight
and practical advice in specific areas effecting businesses and fleet
decision-makers now and in the future that will enable them to operate more
efficiently and effectively now, and plan better for the future.
brings uncertainty and while fleet managers should not be afraid of the
advances being made, it is essential that they understand how the ‘connected
car’, BMaaS and driver demands must be balanced against running a
business-critical vehicle fleet that is fit-for-purpose.
compliance is essential and fleet managers remain concerned as to how the new
General Data Protection Regulation, which becomes effective on 25th
May, will impact on their operations.”
An exhibitor area will
offer delegates an opportunity to network and discover how ‘connected vehicles’
and fleet management technologies can play an increasingly important role in
helping them manage their mobile workforce. Confirmed exhibitors to-date
include: tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein; electric vehicle recharging
solution specialist EVBox; fleet training provider ICFM, Lex Autolease, data
and driver coaching specialist The Driving Doctor, TomTom Telematics and
in-vehicle CCTV technology provider Vision Track.
To book a place at the
seminar email Fiona Spencer at [email protected]
or go to www.acfo.org.