NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter and the Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA) will combine resources to present a conference for fleet managers September 15-17, 2010 at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach, Florida. The conference features quality educational sessions, a forum featuring manufacturers from both the automotive and heavy-duty truck industry, a presentation on NAFA's newly updated Life Cycle Cost Analysis publication by NAFA's Secretary, Ruth Alfson, CAFM, and a CAFM/CAFS certification examination. The conference also includes an expo floor with over 75 exhibitors and excellent networking opportunities.
"NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter leadership and the executive board of FLAGFA are pleased to announce yet another outstanding combined conference to be held at the Plaza Resort and Spa in beautiful Daytona Beach Florida," said William G. Massey, CFM/CAFM, Fleet Operations Manager for the City of Gainesville, Florida who is a former President of FLAGFA and current Vice Chair of NAFA's Sunshine State Chapter. "This will be the fourth year that the NAFA Sunshine State Chapter and FLAGFA have combined for this fall conference and it continues to get bigger and better each year. Even in these economically challenging times, this a meeting you don't want to miss. It promises to be a value packed event to include a day and a half of exceptional educational curriculum, an outstanding vendor exhibition, and your largest source of fleet networking in Florida!"
Highlights of the conference include:
• NAFA CAFM/CAFS certification examination
• NAFA Lifecycle Cost Analysis Update by NAFA Secretary, Ruth Alfson, Fleet Manager, Fleet Center Of Excellence, Serco Group, Inc.
• Automobile manufacturer's forum featuring representatives from Chrysler, Ford, GM, and Toyota
• ACD Maintenance by Craig Weerts, Regional Truck Manager, Cummins Power South
• Analyzing Risk in a Fleet Maintenance Shop by Jim Smith, Managing Director, Florida Region, Risk Control; and Arthur J. Gallagher, Risk Management Services, Inc.
• Vendor Exhibition
• Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturer's Forum featuring representatives from Ford, Freightliner, International, Kenworth, Mack, and Peterbilt
• Technical Forum
• General Business Meeting and General Membership Meeting.
The Plaza Resort & Spa is located at 600 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida. Conference registration is $50. For more information visit the website events page.
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA (nafa.org) is the world's premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA's Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
About Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA)
FLAGA (flagfa.org) is a professional fleet management association exceeding 250 members from all levels of government within the State of Florida. The association is dedicated to promoting and improving the fleet management profession especially within the governmental organizations of Florida. FLAGFA actively sponsors training, professional development, and education for their members and their technicians and professional staff. FLAGFA's goal is to have all Florida governmental fleet professionals as members of the association.