I&E Press Releases

2018


NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership organization, announces its 2019 Institute & Expo (I&E), recently held in Louisville, Ky., featured a variety of “firsts” for the fleet industry. Among them, Mobility Day, CAFM U, and the Supplier Education Track.
Trade Show News Network, the leading resource for the trade show, exhibition, and event industry, has named NAFA’s Institute and Expo (I&E) to its list of the Top U.S. Trade Shows for the fourth year in a row.
 
The ranking is based on net square footage of trade shows in the United States. I&E ranked number 206 of all U.S. events, coming in at just under 62,000 net square feet.  No other fleet industry show made the list.  (By comparison, the #1 US show, the Consumer Electronics Show, takes over the entire city of Las Vegas every January and amasses more than 2.7-million square feet!) 
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, announces the winners for NAFA’s 2019 Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs), the top honors in the fleet and mobility industry. They will be presented on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, Ky., during NAFA’s annual conference, the Institute & Expo (I&E).
NAFA Fleet Management Association, the vehicle fleet industry’s largest trade association, announces the return of the Fleet Management Executive Panel to its annual conference, the redesigned and enhanced Institute & Expo (I&E), which takes place April 15-17, in Louisville, Ky.
The recent government shutdown has either directly or indirectly affected many of NAFA’s members. We believe everyone should have the ability to take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate to our 2019 Institute and Expo. With that in mind, we have extended the deadline for the Early Bird discount until Friday, February 8, 2019, allowing you more time to gain the necessary approvals and funds to attend our industry’s largest and most comprehensive annual event. Register today.
Are you ready for the mobility revolution? It's coming, so be ready for it with a full day of mobility-related education at NAFA's Institute & Expo, Wednesday, April 17, in Louisville, Ky.
How will you embrace the future? On Monday, April 15, at NAFA's all-new Institute & Expo, join fleet peers for an informative keynote presentation from Chris Riddell. An award-winning global futurist and keynote speaker on the future of humanity and digital, Riddell is also a renowned media commentator and global emerging trend spotter for businesses and leaders in today’s highly disrupted world.

For the 2019 Institute & Expo, NAFA has brought the popular industry-specific workshops forward to Day One, Monday, April 15. Choose your segment! NAFA's slate of workshops cover a full range of topics which are suited to your needs. From the pharmaceutical industry, to the government segment, universities, utilities, and corporate fleets, each focuses on the challenges and specificity of your fleet makeup.

NAFA’s Law Enforcement Group has developed a targeted session, OEM Law Enforcement Panel: Unique Needs Drive Unique Solutions, to address the special needs of public safety fleets. The session features police fleet leaders from Ford, General Motors, and Dodge providing answers to common vehicle servicing needs, as well as discussing what’s new and soon to come in their police product lines.
In less than a week, CAFM U will grow your expertise and abilities to solve ever-complex fleet challenges – while letting you pursue your Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM®) or Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS®) certifications, the hallmarks of elite fleet professionals. At CAFM U, you can take up to eight focused boot camps, study with fellow dedicated professionals, and sit for the CAFM/CAFS exams - twice, if you need to, so you can maximize your chances of advancing. You’ll even be able to attend NAFA’s Institute & Expo.
This desire to change, to see things from different perspectives, was never more evident than after last year’s annual conference. Despite the overwhelming success of the event (total attendance up seven percent, more than 900 fleet managers, sold out expo hall, higher than anticipated revenue, lower than anticipated expenses), my staff and I knew we couldn’t simply hit the proverbial “rewind” button and do it all again in 2019. 
At the all-new Institute & Expo on Wednesday, April 17, join your NAFA peers for an informative keynote presentation from Lukas Neckermann, Managing Director at Neckermann Strategic Advisors, a consultancy based in London and New York with a focus on emerging new mobility trends and their strategic impact.
Do you know a NAFA member who exemplifies the best of leadership qualities? NAFA’s National Award Program allows the Association to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to NAFA or the fleet profession in specific areas or over targeted periods of time. Download the nomination form and help us identify and honor our best.
 
The award categories include: Distinguished Service Award, Honorary Membership Award, Excellence in Education Award, and Outstanding Service Award.
NAFA's Fleet Excellence Awards (FLEXYs) are a true fleet management industry award and a prestigious opportunity to reward strong results. Every fleet management professional and supplier is welcome to submit an entry for the FLEXYs, regardless of where in the world their or their clients' fleets are based. Nominees are not required to be Members of NAFA Fleet Management Association and are not required to have a CAFM® certification. There is no cost for submissions, and you can submit today at this location.
NAFA’s annual Institute & Expo, the largest event of the fleet management industry, introduces several exciting improvements to the 2019 event to fit attendees' goals more fully than ever before, offering registrants access to groundbreaking education in fleet and mobility, as well as the opportunity to increase their networking power and learn of new fleet products.