One of the keys for a successful conference is to lure visitors to your booth and exhibitors are always looking for creative ways to accomplish that goal. NAFA Fleet Management Association is helping exhibitors at its 2011 Institute & Expo by holding a silent auction that will increase an exhibitor's exposure while raising money to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as well.
NAFA's 2011 Institute & Expo will take place April 9-12 in Charlotte, NC. From now until March 11, exhibitors may sign up to participate in the Silent Auction. Items for the auction will be on display at the exhibitor's booth on Sunday, April 10 and Monday, April 11. Attendees will receive a list of items with the corresponding exhibitor booth number and company name. Bid sheets and signs promoting participation in the Silent Auction will be placed at the booth.
Bidding for the items will take place on Monday, April 11 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. The auction will officially close at 2:00 pm. at which time the highest bid on each bid sheet will be declared the winner. Winning bidders will be notified by cell phone and will have until 5:00 pm. to pay for and collect the item.
There is no cost to participate in the Silent Auction. Exhibitors need only to fill out a simple form found online at nafainstitute.org/silentauction and agree to donate an item (or items) carrying a minimum value of $100 and maximum value of $500. Revenue from the Silent Auction will go directly to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to aid their mission of advancing cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Thirty exhibitors took part in last year's Silent Auction, which included prizes such as Apple iPads, Nintendo Wii game systems, tickets to NASCAR races, HD televisions, GPS systems, netbooks, and various gift certificates. Individuals will be bidding with their own money and not company funds, so exhibitors are encouraged to donate gifts they themselves would be interested in.
For more information contact Gladys Reyes, NAFA Meetings Assistant at either (609) 986-1051 or greyes[.]nafa.org.
About NAFA's 2011 Institute & Expo
The 2011 I&E features over 60 hours of fleet training, education, and workshops including several brand-new sessions designed specifically for veteran corporate fleet managers. Popular events such as the Public Safety Roadeo and the Green Zone will return along with an Expo Floor consisting of more than 200 companies showcasing their products and services. In addition, several of the fleet industry's most important awards including NAFA's Sustainability Award and the prestigious Larry Goill Quality Fleet Management Idea Award will be presented during the conference as well. Official media sponsors of the 2011 I&E include: FLEETSolutions, FleetFOCUS, Naylor, International Fleet World, Automotive Digest, Canadian Automotive Fleet, CamAuto, Fleet Digest, Fleets & Fuels, Fleet Maintenance, Light & Medium Truck, and Fleet Owner.
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.