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Top issues in the spotlight at UK fleet congress

FUNDAMENTAL changes in the fleet industry are taking place relating to technology, health and safety and taxation as well as manufacturer consolidation, vehicle pricing and the future of dealers - and all issues will be under the spotlight at the Fleet News UK Congress 2000.

To be held on November 28 at London's Olympia Conference Centre, the congress is being sponsored by Ford, Ford Credit/Ford Business Partner and Manheim Europe and will be chaired by Professor Garel Rhys, director of the Centre for Automotive Industry Research at Cardiff University Business School.

Speakers include Lord Whitty, minister at the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions and fellow minister Stephen Timms, financial secretary to the Treasury; Mary Braim, policy adviser on transport benefits at the Inland Revenue; Shirley Collins, manager, fleet and insurance services, and in charge of Glaxo Wellcome's near-5,000 vehicle fleet in the USA, and Steve Norris, a member of the board of Transport for London and a director of a number of in-car technology companies.

Other speakers include Chris Macgowan, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, and John Lewis, recently appointed director general of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association. In addition more than a dozen companies will be exhibiting.

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