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Show's forum programme confirmed

A PACKED programme of business forums has been drawn up for each day of this year's Fleet Show, with all the major issues facing the fleet industry being discussed. Ranging from company car tax and driver safety and risk management to e-commerce and fleet management efficiency and residual values, show visitors will be able to learn from industry experts and get key questions answered at the May1-3 Alexandra Palace event.

Day 1 - (May 1). Chaired by Jeremy Hay, managing director, ARVAL PHH. Sponsored by: ARVAL PHH.

Forum 1 - Taxation. 10.30 -10.50: Mary Braim, Inland Revenue, speaking on 'Company car taxation changes in 2002 - the specialist overview'. 10.50-11.10: Philip Harvey, Employee Issues Group, KPMG speaking on 'How to achieve a successful balanced car policy taking account of car and fuel taxation changes'. 11.10-11.30: Piers Skelton, director of consumer sales, Arval PHH speaking on 'The pros and cons of personal leasing schemes in light of the company car taxation changes'.

Forum 2 - E-Commerce and New Technology. 12.00-12.20: Danny Clenaghan, e-commerce and business systems director, Arval PHH, speaking on 'The company's investment in e-commerce and providing case study examples of how use of the latest technology can improve business'. 12.20-12.40: Jonathan Burr, managing director, ITIS/NAVTRAK, speaking on 'The latest developments in the field of vehicle telematics and the opportunities available to the fleet industry'. 12.40-13.00: Mark Cowling, editor in chief, CAP Network, speaking on 'Has the apparent ending of the residuals slump left fleets with an easier ride?'

Forum 3 - Transport/Environment. 14.00-14.20: Les Philpott, Health and Safety Executive, speaking on 'Key aspects of the Government's independent road safety task group's recently published discussion document on strategies for controlling at-work road risk'. 14.20-14.40: Paul Ripley, director, Paul Ripley Drive, speaking on 'The controversial subject of mobile phone use and abuse while driving'. 14.40-15.00: Andrew Howard, head of road safety, Automobile Association, speaking on 'The link between stress and the likelihood of accidents, based on the latest research findings, plus the legal aspects of stress and fatigue - what are fleet managers' responsibilities'.

Day 2 - (May 2). Chaired by: John Lewis, director general, British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association.

Forum 1 - Taxation . 10.30-10.50: Mary Braim, Inland Revenue, speaking on 'Company car taxation changes in 2002 - specialist overview'. 10.50-11.10: Philip Harvey, Employee Issues group, KPMG, speaking on 'How to achieve a successful balanced car policy taking account of car and fuel taxation'. 11.10 -11.30: Colin Thornton, customer services director, Lloyds TSB autolease, speaking on 'Opportunities for personal leasing - an overview'.

Forum 2 - Fleet News Europe European session. 12.00-12.20: Speaker to be announced. 12.20-12.40: Jonathan Holland, director, Manheim Interactive Services, speaking on: how the technology in the US will benefit customers on a pan-European basis. 12.40-13.00: Speaker to be announced.

Forum 3 - Transport/Environment. 14.00-14.20: Les Philpott, Health & Safety Executive, speaking on 'Key aspects of the Government's independent road safety task group's recently-published discussion document on strategies for controlling at-work road risk'. 14.20-14.40: Don Potts, environmental adviser, Volvo Car UK, speaking on 'The research and development of more environmentally considerate company cars for the future - what materials and processes are under development today for use tomorrow'. 14.40-15.00: Peter Mason, head of Riskmatters, DriveTech, speaking on 'The key stages of risk management from identifying risk right through to implementing fleet policy using real case studies'.

Day 3 - (May 3).

Forum 1 - Taxation. 10.30-10.50: Speaker to be announced. 10.50-11.10: Philip Harvey, Employee Issues Group, KPMG, speaking on 'How to achieve a successful balanced car policy taking account of car and fuel taxation changes'. 11.10-11.30: Colin Tourick, managing director CitiCapital Fleet, speaking on: 'The move towards smaller, tax and fuel-efficient cars. Is there such a move? What is driving it? Should fleet managers encourage it? If so, how?'

Forum 2 - E-Commerce & New Technology. Sponsored by: Trafficmaster. 12.00-12.20: Danny Clenaghan, Arval PHH E-commerce and business systems director, speaking on 'The company's investment in e-commerce and providing case study examples of how use of the latest technology can improve business. 12.20-12.40: Tom Madden, director customer affairs, BCA Europe, speaking on 'E-commerce developments in the auction arena and their benefits for customers. 12.40-13.00: Craig Blount, marketing director, Trafficmaster, speaking on 'Briefing fleet managers on the latest developments in route, time planning and the cost benefits to industry of route management for drivers'.

Forum 3 - Transport/Environment. 14.00-14.20: Les Philpott, Health and Safety Executive, speaking on 'Key aspects of the Government's independent road safety task group's recently published discussion document on strategies for controlling at-work road risk'. 14.20-14.40: Doug Jenkins, managing director, Driving Services UK, speaking on 'Motor fleet risk management - how to reduce the risk of loss and avoid the new corporate offences coming into force in June 2001'. 14.40-15.00: David Faithfull, solicitor and insurance partner, Amery Parkes, speaking on 'The legal aspects of the health and safety legislation and how future changes in work management regulations impact on the fleet manager, particularly relating to corporate manslaughter'.

This is a provisional programme - times and speakers may change at short notice.

Further details on the Fleet Show 2001 website.

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