NAFA sets International Fleet Academy program

NAFA Fleet Management Assn. has set the dates for its three-day International Fleet Academy. The three-day event will take place Oct. 21-23, 2013 at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AR.

The 3rd Annual International Fleet Academy will seek to demystify global fleet management as experts and panel discussions provide cost-savings strategies, offer strategic overviews on the differences among countries and cultures, list the right questions to ask during the request for information or request for quote processes, and present lessons on how to decrease your corporate liability by avoiding international insurance pitfalls.

 In addition to over 15 educational sessions, the conference offers networking opportunities throughout the day and a cocktail reception and dinner each night, NAFA said.

“Whether you are just building the infrastructure for a global fleet or are an experienced professional with a complex fleet that spans across numerous nations and cultures, NAFA’s International Fleet Academy will benefit you,” said NAFA’s Executive Director, Phillip E. Russo, CAE.  “From the educational sessions to the opportunity to network with other fleet professionals facing the same global challenges that you are, this conference is a must-attend event for the serious global fleet professional.”

Session topics include:

  • Challenges & Priorities in the Global Fleet Market
  • Differences Among the World: Europe, China, Mexico, Brazil, Australia
  • Fleet and Taxation Around the Globe
  • Aligning 51 Countries and 60 Suppliers: A Case Study in Success
  • The International RFI-RFQ Process – a special fleet manager-only session moderated by
  • NAFA’s International Vice President, Joseph LaRosa
  • Running an International Fleet Insurance Project
  • Special Panel Discussion: Fleet Managers Share Their Stories and Answer Your Questions

Each attendee will receive a value-added resource package worth $2,500. The package includes a ready-to-use executive summary; free subscription to International Fleet World magazine; the newly published NAFA’s Global Fleet Guide; Valuable checklists for policies, RFIs, and RFQs; and the Global Mobility Taxation Guide.

Early-bird registration is $650 for NAFA members and $1,105 for non-members. After Aug. 16, registration costs are $799 for NAFA members and $1,550 for non-members. Fleet professionals may save $200 off the registration costs by joining NAFA as they register.

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