March 25, 2020 - Update
NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo will take place on September 18-20, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center.
We would like to thank everyone who helps to make NAFA I&E possible and recognize that our event does not happen without your support. We appreciate the open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the fleet community comes together and connects at NAFA events.
To help during this transition, a FAQ page has been added providing answers to the most frequently asked questions.
We are working thoroughly to provide you with as many details as possible and we truly appreciate your patience as we take our conscientious next steps. For questions and concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
March 17, 2020
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces its 2020 Institute & Expo conference is rescheduled for September 18-20, Indianapolis, IN.
NAFA members’ safety is important to us. Due to the escalation of severity with COVID-19 and the new Federal Government recommendations and CDC guidelines, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Board of Directors met last week and agreed to postpone the NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo until September 18-20, 2020.
“This was a natural decision for our organization to keep our members and partners safe. NAFA Board of Directors has taken this step to help protect the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Patti Earley, CAFM, President, NAFA Fleet Management Association.
A national imperative to promote social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19 has been put in place, and NAFA wholeheartedly encourages all to follow these directions to “flatten the (spread) curve.” We thank all our members and suppliers for their support, open discussions and encouragement during this time.
Alternate arrangements for CAFM Live, a collocated certification event, are currently being determined. Current or prospective CAFM and CAFS enrollees continue to have online access to all needed study guides, materials and online testing via http://fleetcertification.org/
NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo & CAFM Live is Postponed
Given the increasing concerns about COVID-19, along with the recent news from the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak officially a pandemic, to help protect the health and safety of our members, speakers, partners and everyone who helps host the event, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Board of Directors met yesterday and agreed to postpone the NAFA 2020 Institute & Expo and CAFM Live into the late Summer/early Fall. We are working with our partners to finalize the new dates, schedules and details and will share more information as it becomes available.
“This was a difficult decision for our organization, but ultimately NAFA Board of Directors are taking this extraordinary step to help protect the safety and well-being of our attendees, exhibitors and all participants from the coronavirus,” said Patti Earley, CAFM, President, NAFA Fleet Management Association.
“Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our committees, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time. Moving the event allows the fleet community the most viable and comprehensive opportunity to bring everyone together, to learn, conduct business and build connections,” said Early.
We need to thank all our members and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement during this time. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and connects at I&E.
We understand there will be a lot of questions and concerns following this announcement.
Immediately, we are taking the following actions:
- All registrations are being transferred to the new event dates. You will receive further details on the new event and our new policies within 30 days.
- All hotel bookings made through NAFA’s housing links and the Visit Indy Housing bureau will be cancelled for you. A new hotel link will be sent once our hotel rooms for the new dates are available.
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and visit https://nafainstitute.org
- Your booth space and/or sponsorships will automatically transfer to the newly rescheduled event, this includes your registrations and badges.
- Your hotel rooms, if booked through NAFA’s housing link and Indy bureau, will be cancelled for you and once we have new rooms ready, we will send out a new housing link.
For exhibitor & sponsorship questions and concerns, please contact NAFA@naylor.com
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We are aiming to answer your queries within 48 hours but due to a high volume of emails, please expect a slight delay in reply. We thank you in advance for your patience.
Thank you for your continued support as we all navigate this unprecedented situation and we look forward to seeing you at NAFA Institute & Expo in a few months.