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Last chance to book for Move Your Fleet Online event

FLEETS have their last chance to sign up for Move Your Fleet Online, which takes place next week.

The full speaker line-up has been announced for the event, organised by Fleet News and Fleet NewsNet and held in association with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and sponsored by Inchcape Fleet Solutions.

Christopher Macgowan, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, will chair the event while Michael Beet, sales director of Inchcape Fleet Solutions, will take a fleet perspective on the future of online solutions.

Sandy Duckett, fleet business manager for Scottish Power, will explain how his organisation saved money by using reverse internet auctions to acquire cars, while Andrew Knight, of Supply Chain Consultants, will look at other online purchasing strategies.

Speakers from used car valuation expert CAP and disposals firm Manheim Auctions will look at online selling of fleet vehicles, while Hywel Houghton-Jones, head of purchasing for Nationwide Building Society, will explain how online security keeps data safe.

Finally John Wright, of the Leasing Group, and Don Armour, issue manager for the Freight Transport Association, will look at present and future applications of telematics.

Move Your Fleet Online will be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, on Tuesday (January 28).

Now book your place

To reserve a place, click here for the booking form (pdf). Print the form off, fill it in and fax it back to 01733 468346 to reserve a place.

Or call event co-ordinator Sandra Evitt on 01733 468123 or via email at sandra.evitt@emap.com

The event programme

Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire 28 January 2003

Provisional timetable

8.30 Registration, networking opportunity and refreshments

9.30 Welcome
John Maslen, editor, Fleet News

9.35 Moving online: manufacturers' perspective
Conference chairman Christopher Macgowan, chief executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, outlines the progress made by manufacturers in maximising electronic technology in telematics and other areas

9.45 Moving online: fleet perspective
Michael Beet, sales director, Inchcape Fleet Solutions, discusses the opportunities and challenges for fleet operators wanting to move online

Forward in reverse
How reverse auctions enable fleets to purchase more effectively and how online purchasing can reduce fleet costs
10am Sandy Duckett, fleet business manager, Scottish Power (how the organisation saved money buying fleet cars in a reverse auction)
10.20 David Bricknell, managing director (UK), SynerDeal
10.45 Q&A (Sandy Duckett and Andrew Knight)


Clearing in-trays (sponsored by Epyx)
Moving online to arrange services and rentals, and gaining maintenance authorisations
11.10 Introduction by Greg Connell, managing director, Epyx
11.15 Peter Schofield, head of strategy and marketing, Lloyds TSB autolease

A closer look at online services
11.35 Martin Drake, managing director, Drive Software Solutions

11.50 Q&A (Peter Schofield and Martin Drake)

Faster farewells
How auction houses and specialists speed up disposals
11.55 Tony Styles, senior editor Black Book, CAP
12.15 Richard Harper, group auctioneer, Manheim Online

Guest speaker
12.35 Robert Albright, strategic purchasing director, Royal Mail Group
12.55 Q&A (Robert Albright, Tony Styles and Das Neocleous)

1.15pm LUNCH

Feeling more secure (sponsored by Inchcape Fleet Solutions)
Keeping commercial information safe when operating online
2.15pm Introduction by Alan Hale, customer service director, Inchcape Fleet Solutions, the session sponsor
2.20 Hywel Houghton-Jones, head of purchasing, Nationwide Building Society

Building a "glass pipeline"
Can technology help firms monitor vehicles through their fleet life?
2.40 Graham Howes, sales director, Eurofleet
3.00 Q&A (Hywel Houghton-Jones and Graham Howes)


Staying in touch (sponsored by WS2)
Present and future applications of telematics
3.25 Introduction by Richard Fitzgerald, managing director, WS2, the session sponsor
3.30 John Wright, The Leasing Group
3.50 Roger King, chief executive, Road Haulage Association

4.10 Final Q&A (Roger King and John Wright)

4.30pm Conference closes

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